Day Tours from Dublin

Although Dublin has much to offer to keep you busy during your stay, you may want to discover and explore other parts of the country.  Due to it's (convenient) size, and its well linked public transport and motorway system, it's extremely easy to travel around in a relatively short amount of time.

One of the easiest ways to travel in Ireland is by train, and fortunately, we are a short 2-minute walk from the Grand Canal Dock Dart Station.  Alternatively, if you are driving, we have a secure carpark available for all guests. 

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Read on for a few of our favourite day trips from Dublin City.

The Giants Causeway

The iconic natural wonder that is The Giant's Causeway is a must see during your stay in Ireland.  The Giant's Causeway was formed over 60 million years ago from volcanic activity.  As lava flowed into the sea and cooled, the hexagonal basalt columns were formed.

When visiting the Casueway, you should stop by the famous rope bridge in Ballycastle.  Built over 350 years ago by local fishermen, crossing it brings you from the mainland to a small island.  Perfect for thrill seekers, crossing the bridge gives you stunning views, 30ft above the crashing waves.

Located in County Antrim in the North of Ireland, there are a variety of day trips leaving Dublin daily, with a trip to suit every taste.

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The Giants Causeway

Donegal

Donegal is one of the most stunning parts of Ireland, and should not be missed during your visit.  Home to Sliabh Liag, the tallest sea cliffs in Europe and three times the size of the Cliffs Of Moher, turquoise waters and secret and remote beaches, Donegal has so much to offer.

Why not take a boat trip around the cliffs and maybe go for a swim before heading back to the mainland to take in the views from atop the cliffs?  Afterwards, stroll through the local towns and villages which have remained authentic and non-commericialised before heading back to the capital.

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Donegal

Belfast

A historically rich city, thriving with life, Belfast is full of history and culture.  With attractions such as the Titanic Museum, Game Of Thrones tours and plenty of shopping opportunities, Belfast has something to suit everyone.

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Belfast

Cliffs of Moher

Located in County Clare and approximately a 3 hour drive from Dublin city, the Cliffs Of Moher are a spectacular feature of nature.  120 metres in height and known worldwide, they are well worth the trip down.

Whether you decide to rent a car and drive to the cliffs or hop on a bus tour, you're sure to drive through The Burren. A stunning and unique landscape, The Burren spreads across 1500 hectares of Irish landscape.  Drive through and you'll see limestone pavements, woodlands, lakes, springs, cliffs and so much more.  You'll witness views that you will never see anywhere else again.

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Cliffs of Moher

Kilkenny

A small city in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East, Kilkenny was once the unofficial capital of Ireland with it's own parliment.  Today, the city is famed for its medieval streetscape which is home to a wealth of culinary, cultural and artistic delights.

With an incredible castle and ground to explore along with an extensive shopping scene, you're sure to find sometihng to suit your taste.

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Kilkenny

Blarney

Blarney Castle in County Cork needs no introduction.  Famed for the Blarney stone, the legend states that if you kiss the stone, you will receive the 'gift of the gab', meaning you will never be stuck for words.

The ancient myth is still eblieved today and many flock to the stone every year to kiss the stone at the top of the castle.  After making a visit to the rock, explore the castle and its grounds and enjoy the views.

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Blarney

Kerry

One of the most stunning counties in Ireland,  full of history, culture and the most spectacular views, Kerry is a must see when visiting our country.

Known for its national park, the largest mountain range in Ireland and its maney viewpoints, Kerry is ideal for nature lovers, hikers and casual tourists alike.  Kilarney and Dingle are not to be missed when visiting, full of life, music, culture and incredible food and perfect for making memories that you will cherish for many years.   Take a boat trip along the coast of Dingle and you might even bump into our friendly neighbour dolphin Fungi!

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Kerry

Explore Ireland

If you want to travel around Ireland for more than a day, you can also opt to go on week long tours that start and end in Dublin.  These are a great way to see and experience the country in a short amount of time. 

Our good friends over at Vagabond have some brilliant tours which last from 6 to 12 days depending on your preference.  Vagabonds tours are different to others as the groups are small in size and activities are included, like hiking, kayaking, horse-riding and cycling so you really get to make the most of your trip around Ireland. 

Anywhere you may wish to visit during your stay in Ireland, can be reached by car, bus or train.  Conveniently located a short 2-minute walk from the Grand Canal Dock Dart Station,  the Grand Canal Hotel is the ideal base for you stay.  

Book your stay with us now and plan your adventurous tour around Ireland! 

Visit our Tour Desk to book a tour or activity for your upcoming stay

Explore Ireland