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Dublin Surrounds Day Tour: Killiney Hill & Dalkey Castle

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Dublin Surrounds Day Tour: Killiney Hill & Dalkey Castle

From US$ 39.64 per person

Take this scenic coach tour of Killiney and Dalkey on the outskirts of Dublin. Experience the amazing views of Dublin Bay and Bray Head. Visit an Irish pub, shop at Avoca Handweavers and Dalkey Castle.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup point at the Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street at 10:00 AM Pickup point at the Ashfield Hostel, D'Olier St at 10:05 AM


  • Experience Dalkey Castle with its costumed guides
  • See amazing sights from the top of Killiney Hill
  • Enjoy lunch and shopping in Avovca Handweavers
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Take a luxury coach from Dublin city centre and travel out the coast to the outskirts of Dublin to Dalkey Castle where you will met by your guide who will tell you about life in the castle in the 1500s. The living history guides and actors will take you back in time to Tudor days. If you are feeling energetic, you can climb to the battlements and take in magnificent views of sea and mountains. After the tour you can stroll through Dalkey town and visit artisan bakeries, book shops, cafés and Dalky Tramyard Market. Back on the coach, take a short but breathtaking drive up the coast road to Killiney Hill. Pass by Enya's castle residence and enter Killiney Hill Park, a small public park overlooking both Dalkey and Killiney villages. It boasts spectacular views over the surrounding areas: Dublin to the northwest, the Irish Sea and the mountains of Wales (on a clear day) to the east and southeast, and Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains to the south. From here you take the coach for another short trip to Avoca Handweavers in Kilmacanogue for lunch and shopping. Set in the grounds of the old Jameson (of whiskey fame) estate, surrounded by ancient trees and rolling gardens, the Avoca store at Kilmacanogue is  Ireland's best retail and food experience. Then drive to rhe Dublin Mountains to visit the highest pub in Ireland, Johnnie Fox's, an old-style famous Irish pub. From here your coach will take you back down the other side of the Dublin Mountains. This drive is spectacular for views of Dublin Bay and the coach arrives back in the city centre at 16:30 PM.
  • Admission to Dalkey Castle
  • Food & drinks

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4.7 /5

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Our favorite day trip from Dublin. My husband and I did this tour on our last day in Dublin and it was a treat of a way to cap off our trip. The scenery from Killiney Hill was truly beautiful, something we will long remember. We also enjoyed the drive along the coast after leaving the city. Dalkey is a very cute town, and along the way I learned how to pronounce Dun Laoghaire (I was way off!). Lunch at Avoca was excellent and a welcome relief from the heavier food on offer so many other places. Our guide, Adrian, was top notch, keeping a caring eye on the group laggard (me) and sharing lots of information not mentioned on other tours. Another plus - the shorter tour length was not exhausting. Lots of great things close to the city. Very satisfying. Highly recommend this tour.

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September 11, 2019

Knowledgeable tour guide, interesting sites.

June 28, 2019

It was a great experience. We got Adrian as our guide and he is so nice and helpful. He told us the best place in every destination. This is really highly recommended

June 1, 2019

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