Dublin Shore Excursion – Howth and city centre
A tour of Dublin City and the beautiful village of Howth aren’t all you’ll see on this shore excursion. We know that people arriving on cruise ships need to see as much as possible in a short period of time so we have also included entrance to two incredible Dublin institutions: the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery. It is normally €25 entry to both the Guinness and Jameson tours, but we’ve managed to include them within the price of this excursion. If you’re staying in Dublin for a little longer than a day, you may like to check out our 24h hop-on hop-off Dublin bus tour or our Glendalough, Wicklow, & Kilkenny tour from Dublin!
Take a Tour of Dublin City
After you’ve docked and disembarked, we will meet you at the port and take you for a panoramic Dublin city tour. Dublin is a beautiful city, steeped in history, and we will point out most of the famous sites in Dublin, telling you a few stories along the way. This is a great way to get the lay of the land and perhaps make a note of where you want to come to later, on your own. Dublin isn’t a huge city, but it’s not that small either. There’s so much to see and do, and we hope that our Dublin tour at least gives you a flavour of Ireland’s wonderful capital city!
Tour of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
Explore the world-famous Guinness Storehouse (Entrance fee included) where you will learn about (and sample!) Ireland’s most famous export. Tour the 7 floors and learn about the stout that has become one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Learn about its founder, Arthur Guinness, and revisit Guinness’s world-renowned advertising campaigns. When you get to the 7th floor of the Guinness Storehouse, you will have a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar. Learn more about the Guinness Storehouse on their official website.
Tour of the Jameson Distillery in Dublin
The Scots might be famous for their whisky, but the Irish are famous for our whiskey! The difference in the spelling of the word just comes from the differences in Irish Gaelic and Scots Gaelic. Jameson whisky is one of the most beloved whiskey brands in the world and the next stop on our tour is the Jameson Distillery. Established in 1780, it was originally known as the Bow Street Distillery. It was taken over by the general manager, John Jameson, and from there it expanded and at one stage was referred to as the city within the city. Today, the Jameson Distillery is only a visitor’s attraction as all the operations have moved to a new site. Enjoy a guided tour, whiskey tasting, and visit the gift shop. Find out more about the Jameson Distillery on the official website.
Tour of Howth
Howth can be found just to the north east of Dublin. It is an idyllic little village that tales up most of the Howth Head peninsula. A former fishing village, Howth is everything you could want from a traditional Irish village and we think it’s an important place to show guests who want to see the small-town side of Ireland, outside of the bustling Dublin city centre. We will eat lunch in Howth (lunch not included) and then you will have plenty of time to explore the village. Make sure you don’t miss Howth Castle, which dates as far back as 1180.
To finish the day, and if time permits, we will give you some free time to explore Dublin’s Temple Bar , O’Connell Street, and Grafton Street, helping you get a better taste of Dublin before we drop you off at the ship.
**Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather. Please get in touch if you have any questions for us regarding this shore excursion tour of Dublin and Howth!
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port. Pick up time (usually 30 – 60 minutes after ship docking time) depends on the ship and Dublin harbour’s arrangement. You will receive an email from us few days before your arrival date with details.
Returns to original departure point, before ship leaves
Things to note:
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility. A fair bit of walking involved.
- Not suitable for children under 10. If your child is very used to travelling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.