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Numerous wonders await outside Dublin’s city limits—historic castles, dramatic cliffs, vibrant cities, and even a nearby country—all easy to explore on guided day trips from the Irish capital. Here are some of the best options for travelers to Dublin.

Galway Bay — 129 miles (208 km) from Dublin
Some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery lies along its Atlantic Coast near the modern city of Galway and picturesque Galway Bay. Tour the ancient viking city of Limerick, explore medieval Bunratty Castle, have a pub lunch in the charming town of Doolin, drive through the rugged mountains of Connemara, or take a flightseeing tour over the pristine Aran Islands. Depending on what you want to see, tours may last as long as 14 hours.

Northern Ireland — 135 miles (218 km) from Dublin
Make the journey across Ireland's northern border to Northern Ireland, considered an entirely different country. Its top sights await, including the UNESCO–listed basalt columns of Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, and Dunluce Castle, which was featured as the House of Greyjoy in the TV hit Game of Thrones. Remember to dress in layers and wear sensible footwear, as the stones of Giant's Causeway can get slippery.

Cliffs of Moher — 160 miles (257 km) from Dublin
Rolling green hills meet the Atlantic Ocean in dramatic fashion at the Cliffs of Moher on Ireland's west coast. For 5 miles (8 km), 700-foot-tall cliffs rise vertically from the sea, and on a clear day, it's possible to see as far as the Aran Islands and the mountains of Connemara. Expect a long day (between 10 and 15 hours), but know that it's well worth it to see one of Ireland’s most famous natural attractions.

Blarney Castle & Cork — 165 miles (266 km) from Dublin
Blarney Castle dates from 1446 and is home to the Blarney Stone—legend states that if you kiss the stone, you will be granted with the "gift of gab" and never again be at a loss for words. A short drive away is Cork, Ireland's second city, and Cobh, the country's largest emigration port. Expect day trips to last upwards of 12 hours.
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Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin

Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin in favor of the rugged coastal splendor of the Cliff’s of Moher and Galway City on an enriching full-day excursion from the Irish capital. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire stunning Irish countryside and travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to the incredible 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher. Browse intriguing exhibitions in the visitor center; marvel at the lunar limestone landscape of Burren, renowned for its rare flowers; and absorb the cosmopolitan charm of Galway City during some leisurely free time.
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  • 13 hours
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$60.10
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Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin

Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin

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Explore Northern Ireland's biggest draws—Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge—on a day trip from Dublin. In a traditional black cab in Belfast, you’ll explore sites of the capital’s conflicted history: the mural-strewn streets of the Falls and Skankill neighborhoods and the Belfast Docks. Then course along the Antrim Coast to experience one of Ireland great geological marvels, the UNESCO–listed Giant’s Causeway, followed by a stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Marvel at the surrounding headlands that were also used as a filming location for many "Game of Thrones" scenes. Note: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is currently closed to the public. This stop is replaced by a visit to Dunluce Castle, the real-life House of Greyjoy from the "Game of Thrones", until further notice.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

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Enhance your experience of Ireland with a full-day excursion to three of the country’s top attractions. From the comfort of a luxury coach, travel through the Irish countryside to visit Blarney Castle, famed for the enchanting Blarney Stone, which grants those who kiss it the gift of gab. See, too, Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel Cathedral and gain insight into the region’s rich heritage from your guide.
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  • 12 hours
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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin

Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin

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Break from Dublin for a tour of medieval Irish architecture and folklore in Kilkenny and Glendalough. Aboard a luxury coach, take a day trip to the top sights in south-east Ireland from Kilkenny Castle to the Wicklow Mountain National Park and Glendalough’s medieval monastic settlement. This tour also includes a stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see border collies corral sheep across the fields.
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  • 10 hours
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Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way, Kilmacduagh Abbey and Galway from Dublin

Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way, Kilmacduagh Abbey and Galway from Dublin

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Explore Ireland on this full-day Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin. Travel into rural Ireland by air-conditioned coach with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the Emerald Isle’s spectacular countryside. Journey along the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy our exclusive stop at the amazing Kilmacduagh Abbey. Also visit Galway and visit the Cliffs of Moher for some of Ireland’s most impressive coastal views.
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  • 14 hours
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Dublin: Giants Causeway tour, Dunluce castle,Dark Hedges including Belfast

Dublin: Giants Causeway tour, Dunluce castle,Dark Hedges including Belfast

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Discover two of Northern Ireland’s top attractions with ease on this day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge from Dublin. Leave the city behind and delve deep into rural Northern Ireland with your guide. In addition, you will also visit the Dark Hedges and Belfast.
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  • 13 hours
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Blarney Castle Day Tour from Dublin Including Rock of Cashel & Cork City

Blarney Castle Day Tour from Dublin Including Rock of Cashel & Cork City

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Explore hidden gems and popular attractions around County Cork on this Blarney day tour from Dublin. Travel deep into the Golden Vale of County Cork with your guide and soak up some free time in Cork to explore at your leisure, before exploring the famous Rock of Cashel. Then, visit Blarney Castle and follow in time-honored tradition by kissing the Blarney Stone. Top off the trip with tax-free shopping in the Woollen Mills before returning to Dublin.
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  • 12 hours
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Game of Thrones™ Filming Locations and Giant's Causeway from Dublin

Game of Thrones™ Filming Locations and Giant's Causeway from Dublin

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Discover sites made famous in television’s 'Game of Thrones,' including the mighty Giant’s Causeway on this full-day tour from Dublin. Travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned coach and listen as your guide fills you in on 'Game of Thrones' filming tales as you stop at the sites like Dark Hedges and the Antrim Coast. You also stop in Belfast, with ample free time to explore the Northern Ireland capital.
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  • 13 hours
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Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience and Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience and Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and natural splendor of Northern Ireland on a full-day excursion to the Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience and the Giant’s Causeway from Dublin. With a local guide, enrich your knowledge of the tragic story of Titanic at the engaging Titanic Visitor Experience, and then travel to the UNESCO-listed wonder of the Giant’s Causeway. Marvel at the rugged rock formations and dramatic cliffs of the region and then summon your courage to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a historic structure suspended high over the crashing waves of the Atlantic. Note: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is currently closed to the public. This stop is replaced by a visit to Dunluce Castle, the real-life House of Greyjoy from the "Game of Thrones", until further notice.
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  • 13 hours
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Wicklow, Powerscourt, and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

Wicklow, Powerscourt, and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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On a County Wicklow day trip from Dublin, visit the Powerscourt Gardens and explore Wicklow Mountains National Park. Accompanied by a guide who provides informative commentary during the day, enjoy a scenic drive, stop in the Victorian village of Enniskerry, pass by the Guinness Estate and visit Glendalough, where you have time to walk around.
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  • 8 hours
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Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

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Escape Dublin for day trip along Ireland’s majestic west coast, traveling by both train and coach to the scenic Cliffs of Moher. Take a city tour of Limerick, see Bunratty Castle, walk through the charming Folk Park, admire the Burren and drive along Galway Bay.
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  • 15 hours
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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin

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Escape the bustle of Dublin in favor of the coastal scenery of County Clare on a guided full-day trip to Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire the unrivaled beauty of the Irish countryside as you travel to the dramatic array of cliffs. Enjoy leisurely strolls on rugged coastal paths; gain insight into the geology and history of the area; explore the stunning Burren National Park; and visit the vibrant city of Galway on this day trip.
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  • 13 hours
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Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

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Soak up the majesty and myth of Ireland’s Wicklow County on this full-day tour from Dublin. Aboard a comfortable coach, explore cultural and natural gems and lively pubs to the breathtaking Wicklow Mountain National Park and Glendalough’s medieval monastic settlement. Movie buffs enjoy a stop at Sally’s Gap, filming location of 'Braveheart,' as well as the bridge crossed by the lovers in the romantic comedy 'P.S. I Love You.'
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  • 9 hours
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Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin

Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin

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Discover the unrivaled natural splendor of Ireland’s UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway on a full-day trip from Dublin. From the panoramic vantage point of a luxury coach, marvel at the dramatic coastal scenery that surrounds the incredible rock sculptures of the Causeway. During your excursion, summon your courage to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Visit the vibrant city of Belfast with the option of a political tour by black taxi (own expense).
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  • 14 hours
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Giants Causeway and Carrick a Rede rope bridge tour

Giants Causeway and Carrick a Rede rope bridge tour

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Escape the city bustle of Dublin for the natural beauty of the County Antrim coast with this full-day tour to Northern Ireland. Visit Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges (of Game of Thrones fame). Cross the wobbly Carrick a Rede rope bridge at a height of almost 100 feet.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

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Travel through mystical Celtic Ireland on this full-day bus tour from Dublin! With an expert guide, journey back in time to Boyne Valley, home of the ancient Loughcrew Celtic Tombs, the Hill Of Uishneacht, and the Hill of Tara—a hotbed of archaeological treasures. Along the way, view primeval sites across Meath and Louth counties.
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  • 10 hours
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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin

Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin

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Take a Dublin rail tour to Blarney Castle, the medieval stronghold of southern Ireland. On this historical and cultural day trip, you’ll course through Ireland by train and coach, enjoying views of the lush countryside on your way to tour the castle grounds and plant a kiss on the Blarney Stone. Then take a city tour of Cork and visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Center in Cobh, Ireland’s largest emigration port.
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  • 12 hours
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Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and Wild Atlantic Way Day Trip from Dublin

Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and Wild Atlantic Way Day Trip from Dublin

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See Galway and the Cliffs of Moher, then travel along a stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way on a day trip from Dublin. After a walking tour and free time in medieval Galway, you’ll continue to the Cliffs of Moher where rugged coastal sights and sweeping views await. Stop for lunch at your own expense, then travel onward to the Baby Cliffs and a coastal drive known as the Wild Atlantic Way. Along the way, you’ll learn about the traditions and history of Ireland’s wild west coast from your guide.
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  • 14 hours
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Giant's Causeway, Belfast Titanic Experience And Dark Hedges Tour from Dublin

Giant's Causeway, Belfast Titanic Experience And Dark Hedges Tour from Dublin

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Traveling around Ireland can be hard without renting a car. Easily head up to Northern Ireland from Dublin on this Titanic Belfast and Giant’s Causeway tour that includes round-trip transport aboard an air-conditioned coach bus. Along with stops at the Giant's Causeway and the Dark Hedges, you also get free time at Titanic Belfast and in the city itself.
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  • 12 hours
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Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Half Day Tour from Dublin

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Half Day Tour from Dublin

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For travelers short on time, this half-day tour is a convenient way to experience the beauty of the Irish countryside without having to rent a car or waste precious hours in transit. Enjoy the scenery extended out before you embark on the journey from Dublin to County Wicklow and wander around Glendalough at a pace that suits you.
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  • 5 hours
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Tour from Dublin

Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Tour from Dublin

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Admire the scenic splendor of Ireland's southeast region on a full-day tour to Kilkenny and Waterford Crystal from Dublin. Relish the romance of traveling by train to Kilkenny, an artistic town famed for its medieval history, and take a guided tour on arrival. Discover the esteemed crystal factory located in Waterford City and conclude with a picturesque train ride back to Dublin through the beautiful countryside of the Suir Valley. Gain valuable insight into the culture and history of the Irish region from your expert guide.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Wicklow Day Trip with Guided Walk Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin

Wicklow Day Trip with Guided Walk Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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Visiting Dublin is not experiencing the real Ireland. Or at least not all of it. This guided day trip from Dublin to Wicklow National Park shuttles you to a different side of Ireland. Take a leisurely hike through the park. After the hike, indulge in a hearty Irish lunch in a Victorian village and then spend time in Glendalough, taking in the medieval ambiance of the place.
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  • 8 hours
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Cliffs of Moher Premium Tour with Boat Cruise

Cliffs of Moher Premium Tour with Boat Cruise

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Situated on the rugged west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of the Emerald Isle's most popular natural attractions. On this tour from Dublin, save yourself the trouble of navigating unfamiliar roads and making multiple arrangements. Enjoy privileged views of the cliffs during a boat tour and clifftop walk and stop at the Caherconnell Stone Fort along the way.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City

Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City

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Combine ancient monuments, medieval gems and natural wonders on this full-day tour from Dublin. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains; admire views of the Sugar Loaf Mountains, Wicklow Gap, and Turlogh waterfall; and discover the 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough. Then, enjoy free time to explore lively Kilkenny and visit landmarks like the Kilkenny Castle, the Black Abbey or the Cathedral of Saint Canice (own expense).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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