Malahide Castle & Irish Pub

4 hours | Dublin | DUB-220
From
$ 99.95
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Points of Interest

  • Guinness Storehouse and/or Visiting a Pub
  • Malahide Castle
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a drive through the city's northern outskirts to Malahide Castle in the picturesque seaside village of Malahide.

The castle, founded in the 12th century by Norman baron Lord Talbot de Malahide, sits on 268-acre grounds, and includes a 20-acre garden with more than 5,000 species of plants. The structure boasts circular towers, a Gothic entrance porch, exquisite Irish period furniture and historical portraits from the collection of the late Lord Talbot. Following months of restoration work a brand new interactive exhibition area is located on the ground floor of the castle. In this new exhibition the history of the Talbot Family is retold and you will have time to enjoy this before embarking on a guided tour throughout the reception rooms of this magnificent landmark.

Following your visit to Malahide Castle you will pass through the village of Malahide, a noted yachting center and Portmarnock where the world-famous Portmarnock Golf Club is located. This club was for many years home of the Irish Open Championship.

Soon you will arrive in the quaint fishing port of Howth and stop at the 11th-century Abbey Tavern to enjoy an Irish coffee, a wonderful combination of whiskey, double cream, strong black coffee and a tablespoon of sugar. Nestling against the ancient ruins of Howth Abbey with the lovely fishing harbor and marina below, Abbey Tavern is an ideal spot in which to enjoy a short rest and savor the genuine atmosphere of old Ireland. As you enter, you will be struck by its old-world charm, authenticity and simplicity. Blazing turf fires, original stonewalls, flagstone floors and gaslights make for a truly warm welcome.

Driving over the summit, you will enjoy wonderful views of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains beyond as you return to the port via Dollymount and Clontarf.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN DUBLIN.

Photography is not permitted inside Malahide Castle.

The minimum legal drinking age in Ireland is 18; passengers under 18 cannot have an alcoholic drink.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Malahide Castle

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
500
Steps:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Visit a local pub for a traditional Irish Coffee

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No