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Dublin Bus - Coast & Castle

Dublin Bus

Activity Type: Scenic guided tour of Dublin’s Coast & Castle.

Departure Location: Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Departure Time: Operating daily at 11am. (Please arrive 15min before.) / *From 27th April to November. November to April operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday We are available to take Private Hires during the week. If you have groups coming in who wish to hire the bus to themselves.*

*2 kids under 14yrs are free with each fare paying adult

Minimum required: 5 people

Duration: 5 hours approx.

Coast & Castle Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s City Centre on a wonderful half day tour along Dublin’s North Coast, with a guided tour of Malahide Castle, and a visit to the gorgeous coastal fishing village of Howth.


  •  Admission to Malahide Castle
  •  One hour to enjoy the fishing village of Howth
  •  Enjoy entertaining live commentary on board from Fáilte Ireland accredited guides
  •  Free Wi-Fi on entire coastal fleet
  •  Enjoy a free Dublin Highlights Walking Tour by Pat Liddy
  •  Kids Go Free
  •  Free City Tour Loop on the Dublin Bus Tour
  •  €5 off any additional Dublin Bus Tour
  •  Hotel Pick-Up available

What You Can Expect

Board the Dublin Bus Coast & Castle Tour at O’Connell Street in the heart of Dublin City Centre. This half day tour departs daily at 11am from outside Dublin Bus Head Office at 59 Upper O'Connell Street. Passengers can also join the tour by availing of the Dublin Sightseeing hotel shuttle service. The hotel shuttle service includes accommodation providers in Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Sandymount, St. Stephens Green and the Croke Park Hotel.

The Coast & Castle tour takes place in a double decker bus to allow the best possible experience of the beautiful scenery en route. The tour is given by a Fáilte Ireland accredited guide in a live English only commentary.

Departing from Dublin City Centre, the tour takes in the North Coastal area of Clontarf, passing by Bull Island. This is followed by the first stop off on board, in Malahide Castle. Admission to Malahide Castle is included in the price of the tour ticket. Passengers are taken on a guided tour of the Castle and get to discover its long history within the Talbot family.

Passengers can then explore the picturesque fishing village of Howth for a short at their leisure before re-joining the tour. After experiencing the best of one of Dublin’s favourite coastal towns, the tour begins to travel back to Dublin City.

Passengers can avail of one free loop of the Hop-on Hop-off city tour on the same day as they have taken the Coastal tour.

Good to Know

  • Adults: €25 Children: €12
  • Two kids go free with every fare-paying adult (Additional Kids €12 each).
  • Departs: 11:00
  • Duration: 5 hours approx
  • From April – September, the tour departs daily. During winter, tours depart every Friday & Saturday
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