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Howth Safari Hiking Tour

4.9 / 5

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Howth Safari Hiking Tour

From $57.27 per person

Trek the coastal paths of the Howth Peninsula on this 4-hour walking tour. Follow your experienced adventure guide along the cliffs and through the woodlands of this area, stopping at scenic overlooks and areas of spectacular natural beauty.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Experience a 4-hour walking tour of the landscape of Howth
  • Learn about the history, legends and culture of the area
  • Admire wonderful deciduous woodland, the UNESCO Biosphere and protected Heaths
  • Enjoy a rewarding hike in any weather
  • Observe local wildlife, including porpoises and dolphins, seals, raptors, heron, cormorant and curlew
  • Explore the nooks and crannies, coves and caves of the Cliffs
  • Stop to rest and take photos at scenic viewpoints
Full description
Immerse yourself in nature by hiking on the charming Howth Peninsula, a treasure of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. Attune your senses and spirit to the outdoors. Feel a real connection with the land and people around you. A gnarly and beautiful coastal adventure in any season. Discover Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides, nobody knows it better. Be ready for 10 kms to 15 kms (6 to 9 miles) in about 4 hours. Relive history as you walk through the ages and explore unique habitats that vary by day and season.  Submit to the ancient romance and resonance of Aideen's Grave, a druidic altar and gateway to the Otherworld, as old as the pyramids. Climb to HG Wells' most beautiful view in the world. Clear your mind and ignite your creativity with the salty air and cool breezes on your cheeks. Follow WB Yeats' Fairy Road down to the sea and the cliffs. Surrender your ears to the soughing of the forest and the gentle tunes of the trees. Sometimes embrace wild storms, crashing waves and lashing seas. Panoramic views of the Baily Lighthouse from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Digest the myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 6000 years. The real high comes from the group, roving through enchanting territory, air and light from one inspiring place to the next. Cross trainers, boots or stout shoes are recommended.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof, gloves, scarf and hat in a backpack. Water and a snack wouldn't hurt either. Holiday Hack! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city center, sit up stairs, up front or on the right hand side and treat yourself to a coastal tour and intimate review of Dublin as you make your way out to join the tour in Howth.  The Dart works well too (Dublin Area Rapid Transit ) and both have excellent free WIFI.
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  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at 11:00 AM outside Bodega Coffee at Howth Market, across the road from the train station.

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Important information

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  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear is required.
  • Please note: trails can be soft, even wet, and are generally not paved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 28 reviews

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We love Howth! This hiking tour is very recommended :)

We had such a great time at this 4-5 hours hiking tour! Our guide Conor was very enthusiastic about the scenery and was very up to date about the area. He made it feel comfortable and he was very funny. It felt like a family trip. When we would visit Howth in the future we would definitely do this tour again!

July 16, 2019

Amazing!!! Really fed my soul

By the end we felt like locals from Howth. Along our hike we were taught the legends of the area, saw the unique landmarks where the locals spend free time, and see the beauty of the whole region. We highly recommend this hike for others. It was a fabulous, fun and full of inspiring wonder.

September 20, 2018

Highlight of our trip to Dublin!

The walk was challenging but very doable. The views were gorgeous. Would definitely do this again! You could potentially do this on your own, but the guide knows the best trails and can point out some of the sights you don’t want to miss and can give you the backstory. definitely recommend.

August 1, 2018

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