Top 3 Sites to See on a Day Tour from Dublin
Your trip to Ireland will never leave your memory. Flights into and out of Dublin offer great bargains, and you can use the city as a jumping-off point to tour many amazing sights. Pack your rain boots and a windproof coat, and make sure you have a poncho for the rainiest days. Finally, bring your camera and extra memory cards. You’ll need them!
Powerscourt and Glendalough
Choose a sunny day for your trip to Powerscourt and Glendalough. The gardens of Powerscourt cover 47 acres, and you’ll want to enjoy each step.
This sprawling garden is truly a world treasure, featuring a Japanese Garden space and plants, including trees, from all around the world. Within the palace itself, you can enjoy the hand-crafted miniature doll’s palace known as Tara’s Palace.
After a walking tour of the gardens, you can enjoy the serenity of Glendalough. This valley, created by glaciers that carved out the “Valley of Two Lakes,” includes the remains of 7 churches, a cathedral, and multiple crosses. St. Kevin created a monastic settlement here in the 6th century. You will understand what a wise choice this was after you’ve toured it.
Cliffs of Moher
Your trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher will take you directly across the middle of the country. Your private touring driver will be able to point out many features of Ireland, including Croghan Hill and Clarecastle. Once you arrive on the west coast of Ireland, after about three hours in the car, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most remarkable scenery in the world.
Bring sturdy, waterproof boots. Make sure your jacket is waterproof, or pack a poncho, and consider bringing a balaclava to avoid the mists that commonly blow across this region. Come hungry, and stop at Stonecutters Kitchen for a true Irish feast and pub experience.
If you have small children with you, consider splitting this trip into two days. This booked package tour takes longer than 13 hours and may be too much for little ones. However, adults and older kids will love this amazing region and the remarkable scenery to be found here.
Hill of Tara
For a shorter drive from Dublin, consider a trip to the Hill of Tara tour on the east side of the Island. This is an ideal tour for families of kids old enough to do a bit of hiking, or for smaller kids if you have an all-terrain stroller.
In addition to getting out into the Hills of Tara, you can enjoy a tour of the Newgrange tomb, a Unesco world heritage site. Celtic history is rich with myth and symbolism, and your tour of the area will span the history of eastern Ireland, from pre-Christian symbology to the high crosses of Monasterboice.
Ireland is a gift that never stops giving. From ancient ruins to the early symbols of Christianity on the island to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world, your expertly guided day tours from Dublin to the rest of the island will provide you with memories you will never let go of.