If you are considering taking a day trip from Dublin there are many options to choose from. Various tour bus companies depart daily from the city centre.
One of the closest destinations to Dublin is Glendalough in County Wicklow. Glendalough is a glacial valley with breathtaking scenery and great walks. It is also a monastic site which was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.
The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions and well worth a trip. The cliffs hang over the Atlantic Ocean and are a perfect example of Ireland’s rugged and beautiful coastline. Day tours to the Cliffs of Moher usually include a visit to The Burren which is renowned for its diverse plants and wildlife.
Belfast is under 3 hours away from Dublin and a great option for a day trip. Consider taking a "Black Taxi tour" of the city, you will visit murals and gain an in-depth local knowledge of The Troubles and Northern Ireland. The Titanic Experience is an excellent way to round off a day trip to Belfast but tickets should be booked in advance to avoid long queues.
Cork City and Blarney Castle
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone- Irish people say that by kissing the stone you will receive "the gift of the gab”. If you visit Cork City head to the English Market for some lunch and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the bars and shops dotted all around the city.
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Galway is a small and charming city with the friendliest locals you could hope for. It is also a city full of artists, music and culture. Visit the Spanish Arch and the harbour followed by a pint of Guinness at Tigh Neachtain.
Newgrange is a Stone Age passage tomb constructed over 5,000 years ago in the Boyne Valley in County Meath. Newgrange is famous for the illumination of its passages the sun at the winter solstice and the intricate art that decorates the monument.
Guinness Storehouse was voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards in 2015, ahead of The Eiffel Tower and Buckingham Palace. Take a tour of the storehouse and see how the famous Irish stout is brewed. Once the tour is finished you will be taken to the Gravity Bar which offers wonderful views of Dublin City.
Dublin- Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Cork, Blarney & Cashel, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Glendalough & Kilkenny and Celtic Boyne Valley (Newgrange).
Paddy Wagon Tours offer the following day tours from Dublin- Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Connemara & Galway, County Kerry, Belfast City, Blarney Castle & County Cork.
Extreme Ireland offer the following day tours from Dublin- CLIFFS OF MOHER, Giant's Causeway, Whiskey and Castles Tour, Celtic Boyne Valley (Newgrange), Cork & Blarney Castle and Connemara.