The city of Dublin is quickly
becoming one of the most popular cities to visit in all
of Europe. Whether it’s taking a brewery tour,
checking out the Parliament building or simply losing
yourself in the winding streets of downtown, day trips
in Dublin provide endless enchantment. Dublin day
trips and Dublin day tours spent exploring the city are
excellent ways to become familiar with Ireland.
Seeing all that downtown Dublin has to offer in just
a day is hardly possible, but day trips in Dublin can
still provide a great view of the area. A number
of popular attractions are located within walking distance
from the heart of downtown, allowing for convenient Dublin
day trips and Dublin day tours on foot. Begin at Dublin Castle, where you
can tour the castle itself seven days a week. Located
close to Dublin Castle is the National Library of Ireland,
Christ Church Cathedral and a number of other historic
landmarks. Walk or take the bus about ten blocks
east to see the Leinster House, the National Museum and
Gallery. A number of other attractions, shops
and restaurants can also be enjoyed in the area.
Day trips in Dublin to the zoo are yet another excellent way to see Dublin. Located in the northwest corner of the city, Dublin tours of the zoo take guests through the oldest zoo in Ireland and the most popular. Dublin day trips and Dublin day tours of the zoo can be followed up by a trip through the surrounding Phoenix Park.
Organized Day Trips
Tours of Dublin for visitors can also be organized through a number of different tour companies. Tours by bus, on foot, and even by horse drawn carriages can be arranged through local companies in Dublin. Tours generally last about two hours, and take travelers past the main sights of the city, led by a knowledgeable tour guide. Brewery tours are also quite popular, which stop by many of the local breweries in the area, including the Guinness Brewery.
Day Trips from Dublin
Heading north from Dublin, travelers will encounter some smaller towns that surround Dublin. Dublin tours from the city to the north can include trips to Drumcondra, Glasnevin Howth, Malahide and Sekerries. A few of these towns are close enough to Dublin that they can be reached via public transportation. Great views of Dublin bay and excellent restaurants serving fresh seafood are what travelers will find on these Dublin tours.
Tours of Dublin past the south of the city will also take travelers to some surrounding towns, yet these are even closer to the sea. Dun Laoghaire, Dalky and Killiney are all located in the area. In Dun Laoghaire tourists will find a great shopping area as well as a promenade for strolling along the coast. Golfing and other outdoor activities can also be enjoyed in the area. Those with even more time can continue further south to the Wicklow Mountains National Park and/or popular Ireland towns such as Waterford, Kilkenny and Cork (pictured, left).
Whether you plan to take tours of Dublin to stay in the city or drive to some of the nearby towns and villages, travelers find that there is no other city in the world quite like Dublin.