Malahide Castle & Howth Harbour Day Tour

Single Day Tour Starts in Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O'Connell Street & Ends in Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O'Connell Street

Tour highlights

Take the Malahide Castle & Howth day tour and discover two of Dublin's precious gems. From enchanting Malahide Castle to delightful Howth harbor and more, this is a bus tour with a difference. Get out of the city, take in the fresh air, be blown away by the scenery and sample Dublin’s best fish & chips along the way.

Tours depart at 11:00 and return at 16:00.

*2 Kids under 14 go free with each paying adult. Tickets must be purchased for additional children and children 14 years old and over.

Tour operator

DoDublin is the original Dublin Hop on Hop off tour company. We've been entertaining visitors to our town since 1988. We're part of the fabric of Dublin City and we take great pride in delivering a real and authentic experience, one steeped in history but one that also celebrates the city as she evolves.


We aim to strike the perfect balance between informative and entertaining. Our guides are natural entertainers, and they love what they do! Put simply, no-one knows Dublin better than the DoDublin guides. Whether you're looking for a tour around the city, an amazing day trip out of town or a thrilling night-time activity, we have a tour to suit you.


DoDublin began life in 1988, and was originally called the "Grand Dublin Tour." It started off with only 1 bus that provided a 3 hour tour around Dublin City and departed twice daily. As popularity grew the fleet of buses began to expand and today we operate 24 open top buses, with 2 day-tour buses and 2 Ghostbus tour buses. DoDublin also provide the Airlink Express buses - the fastest and best value transport link between Dublin Airport and the city which currently operates with a fleet of 24 buses.

DoDublin is part of Dublin Bus, the main public transport company in Dublin and is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann which is owned by the Irish Government.

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What's included

  1. Free admission to Malahide Castle
  2. Shuttle bus available from city center hotels
  3. Beautiful scenery of Dublin's north coast
  4. Tours Depart at 11:00 and return at 16:00

The tour includes a guided tour of Malahide Castle, one of the most stunning and perfectly preserved medieval castles in Ireland, dating from the 12th century. You will learn about the adventures of the Talbot family who lived there for generations. Visit the extensive castle grounds, Avoca Café and clothing shop located adjacent to the castle.

Howth harbor has always been a favorite destination for Dubliners and it is easy to see why. You can check out the fishing boats, walk the beautiful pier, observe the seals and seagulls busily vying for food and stop off for a famous Dublin “99” ice-cream.

Only an hour outside of the city, this tour is the best way to explore Dublin’s glorious north coast with entertaining commentary by your DoDublin guide (some of the best tour guides in Dublin!), who’ll give you all the local history, stories, jokes and may even share a few Dublin songs.