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day trips and tours

Day Trips and Tours

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of His hand”
- An Irish Blessing


There is so much to see and do in Dublin; it can be hard work trying to decide what to do first! So why not let someone else do the work this holiday - book a city tour. Here is a selection of some of the best on offer to ensure you get the most out of your Sunlight Properties holiday rental property.

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours Price varies
For the little prince or princess inside all of us! Horse drawn carriages sit outside St Stephen's Green on the Grafton Street/Dawson Street side all day every day. The cost varies depending on the tour you’d like to take and how long you want to go for. A unique way to see Dublin and definitely a great memory to bring home from your vacation!

Rural Tours Prices from €35. Tours operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the summer and can be booked for private parties. This is a great chance to see more than just Dublin nightlife. With top notch pubs on each itinerary such as Johnnie Foxes -the highest pub in Ireland and The Bluelight – Bono’s local pub! Mixed in with a geography tour and local information, this is a fun way to spend an evening during your holiday.

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl €10 per person plus any food or drinks.

A fantastic way to get to know the city a bit better from the eyes of it’s literary heroes! The tour visits four historical pubs and the guides will explain the significance of pub culture in Irish writing. Entertaining and informative, if you are interested in Irish literature, you cannot miss this tour!

Dublin Road Train Tours €10 per adult Tours operate daily 9am – 4 pm

Hop into this tiny road train that takes you to a range of popular sights around the city.

Dublin City Bike Tours €24 per adult

Try the eco-friendly way to see Dublin City. Departing every day at 10am near the main bus station, you will get to see much more of Dublin city than traditional sightseeing tours. Bikes and safety gear included in the price.

Walking Tours of Dublin €10 per adult

Take one of the many walking tours on offer to discover the nooks and crannies of Dublin City. Run by historian Pat Liddy, you are sure to learn a lot more about Dublin this holiday.

Viking Splash Tour €22 per adult – discounts available online
This is great “craic” altogether! Hitting all of the main sights, seeing the city by land and from the water!

Dublin’s Ghost Bus Tour €28 per adult – discounts available online

For the braver holiday maker, this tour is designed to scare the “bejaysis” out of you! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

Newgrange and the Hill of Tara Tour €35 per adult
Spread your wings and visit the lush countryside of County Meath - “The Royal County” on this day tour. Take in the historical Hill of Tara and the Neolithic burial site Newgrange.

Glendalough and the Sally Gap €28 per adult.

Enjoy a full day trip out to this round tower monastery dating back to the 6th Century. The trip will take you through beautiful lake areas and barren bogland. Multi award winning Wild Wicklow Tours have a wide range of day tours on offer.

Further afield…

If you are feeling more explorative during your stay in a short term holiday let in Dublin and would like to explore more of Ireland, why not embark on some day tours to tourist hotspots such as the Giants’ Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher?!


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