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Dublin Surrounds Day Tour: Killiney Hill & Dalkey Castle

Dublin Surrounds Day Tour: Killiney Hill & Dalkey Castle

Activity provider: Sights Of Dublin Day Tours
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From US$ 52.61 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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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Experience Dalkey Castle with its costumed guides
  • See amazing sights from the top of Killiney Hill
  • Enjoy lunch and shopping in Avovca Handweavers
Full description
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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • Please bring comfortable shoes and rain gear
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4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Super nice van! Sights were amazing! The castle was so cool to see and learn about all of the history. Our tour guide and driver was extremely knowledgeable and was with us the entire time, sharing facts about the area. I would definitely recommend this tour!! One of the best days that we had while visiting Ireland!!!

March 22, 2022

Couldn't imagine a better way to get to know some incredibly charming areas surrounding Dublin. Our guide was a font of endless knowledge and interesting anecdotes about all manner of topics, and the stops were a delightfully curated series of wonderful places. The Dalkey castle tour in particular was a treasure with its in-character tour guides. Do yourself a favor and book this tour, it'll be among the greatest treats you'll experience in Ireland.

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March 5, 2022

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

Product ID: 95796