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5 attractions no Dublin day trip would be complete without

We'd recommend doublin' your time in the Irish capital, but if you really do have just a day to spend here, you'll have some great craic (pronounced: crack) working a day tour around these five Dublin faves!

Christ Church Cathedral

St. Patrick's is also worth touring, but if your excursion coincides, don't miss medieval Christ Church's choral evensongs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and weekends.

Phoenix Park

Europe's largest walled city park is home to Áras an Uachtaráin–home to the Irish president. You can also enjoy a wander around the People's Gardens and the old Magazine Fort.

Dublin Castle

This unusual castle off Dame Street is worth visiting for many reasons, not least because its garden was once home to the Dubh Linn (dark pool) that gave the city its name!

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham is the place to visit if you want to learn about Ireland's struggle for independence. Now a museum, many significant revolutionaries were imprisoned and executed here.

Dublin Writers Museum

In a city of exemplary museums, you might only have time for a quick one. Why not immerse yourself in its great literary reputation by learning more about Joyce and Yeats, et al?

Planning Your Visit

How to get to the city center from Dublin cruise port?

The cruise port is just over a mile from the city center, and there is an express bus service that should only take about 15 minutes. Visitors can also take the number 53 public bus, pick up a cab at the taxi rank, or even take a hop on hop off bus directly from the terminal for an easy jaunt around the sights and then back again!

How to get around?

Dublin's public transport system can be pretty tricky for newcomers to grasp. Fortunately, most areas of interest can be reached pretty quickly by foot. If you really plan on cramming a lot in (and can afford it!) then you'll have no problem hailing a cab. Be aware, though: as well as the initial fare, an extra euro will be added on per passenger.

What People Are Saying About Dublin

Nice place, nice weather and specially a nice tour group!

Cliffs of Mohr is definitely a amazing place everyone should visit once in the life! And our tour guide Vincent and bus driver Sara are very sincere and patience. We had a wonderful day with them :)

Cliffs of Moher and West Coast Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/25/2016

Great Tour with a super tour guide Mr. T-rex

Great tour with beautiful scenery and Mr. T was a great tour guide who made this tour very enjoyable.

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Huub, 12/20/2016

This company is punctual, knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly recommend

Very knowlegeable guide who had no problems answering all of the questions from the guests. Loved the intimacy of the small group size. This half day tour was perfect length for us to provide a taste of the countryside.

Wicklow Mountains Glendalough: Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Stephanie, 12/11/2016

Wonderful sights with a wonderful guide.

We had a wonderful day seeing the sights. Our guide was knowledge and informative.

Newgrange, Monasterboice, and Hill of Tara: Full-Day Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/23/2016

Friendly, patient drivers! Wonderful scenery!! Thank you !!!!!

My group of 18 people enjoyed the mysterious forest and waterfall, the lakes and mountains, the fantastic beach and the cliffs. The pub in Killarney was perfect and so was our breakfast stop in Adare. We would have wanted our day to last more than 24 hours to stay longer everywhere!!! Magic tour!

Kerry Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Joelle, 10/25/2016

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