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Howth Day Trip from Dublin provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Dublin

Howth Day Trip from Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Experience the beauty of the Irish countryside town of Howth near Dublin
Duration:
6h
Group size:
35
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Group size:
    35
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See the beauty of the Irish countryside without traveling far from Dublin on this small-group walking tour. After taking the train from Dublin city center north to Howth, follow your guide to the historic fishing village’s lighthouse, Martello Tower, and Howth Castle. The tour continues with a walk along the sea cliff and a stop at the boyhood home of Irish poet W. B. Yeats.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Get up close to nature with six miles of walking, some of it off-path
  • Family-friendly tour with a history angle
  • Stroll along the sea cliffs and visit W. B. Yeats’ boyhood home
What to expect
Meet your group at Barnardo Square, after which you take a short train ride to Howth, a historic fishing village north of Dublin. In Howth, explore the village including its lighthouse, Martello Tower, and Howth Castle (home to a megalithic tomb). The tour continues with a walk along the sea cliff, where guillemots and seals are often spotted. After taking in the dramatic scenery, visit the boyhood home of Irish poet W. B. Yeats. This seaside village is known for its fresh seafood and traditional pubs. The tour includes round-trip train tickets, but you can remain in Howth to explore independently after the walking tour finishes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get up close to nature with six miles of walking, some of it off-path
  • Family-friendly tour with a history angle
  • Stroll along the sea cliffs and visit W. B. Yeats’ boyhood home
What to expect
Meet your group at Barnardo Square, after which you take a short train ride to Howth, a historic fishing village north of Dublin. In Howth, explore the village including its lighthouse, Martello Tower, and Howth Castle (home to a megalithic tomb). The tour continues with a walk along the sea cliff, where guillemots and seals are often spotted. After taking in the dramatic scenery, visit the boyhood home of Irish poet W. B. Yeats. This seaside village is known for its fresh seafood and traditional pubs. The tour includes round-trip train tickets, but you can remain in Howth to explore independently after the walking tour finishes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48580P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Return train tickets
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (on purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Barnardo Square, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland Your Day Trip to Howth starts at the Barnardo Square next to City Hall. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 13 or under are welcome to join the tour for free. You will need to purchase a train ticket for them on the day (€2.75 return)
  • The tour covers approximately 6 miles of walking over a 3-5 hour period, occasionally off path and ascending/descending steep gradients
  • Please ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear (i.e. no heels or flip flops)
  • This tour is not recommended for pushchairs or for those less able to walk unassisted
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Return train tickets
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (on purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Barnardo Square, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland Your Day Trip to Howth starts at the Barnardo Square next to City Hall. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 13 or under are welcome to join the tour for free. You will need to purchase a train ticket for them on the day (€2.75 return)
  • The tour covers approximately 6 miles of walking over a 3-5 hour period, occasionally off path and ascending/descending steep gradients
  • Please ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear (i.e. no heels or flip flops)
  • This tour is not recommended for pushchairs or for those less able to walk unassisted
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Barnardo Square
    Barnardo Square, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Your Day Trip to Howth starts at the Barnardo Square next to City Hall. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
    See address & details
  • 1
    SANDEMANs Dublin, Free Walking Tour
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Howth Castle
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ben of Howth
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Howth Shipyard
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Baily Lighthouse
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Howth Martello Tower
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Howth Head
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
386 reviews
Excellent
351
Very good
21
Average
5
Poor
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Terrible
7

Chris
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I went on this day trip to Howth on Feb 19th. Our guid, Wally was great, very funny and knowledgeable. There was much more strenuous hiking through the woods and along the ocean than I expected, so people with bad knees or some kind of physical handicap probably should steer clear sadly.
Written February 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terry H
San Juan, Puerto Rico4 contributions
Feb 2020
Wally our guide was GREAT!!! He was very knowledgeable, funny and just fun to be around. However, this was much more than walking. There was hiking through very muddy steep paths in the woods. Had we know this we would have all brought the appropriate foot wear. My shoes ended up in the trash. The description on Trip Advisor should be updated to reflect exactly what it entails so people can dress accordingly.
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wolkentikker
Breda, The Netherlands11 contributions
We did this tour in January. A good way to experience the beautiful nature of Ireland. First we saw the cliffs and did a nice 6km walk. After a lunch we went off road and saw some nice hidden treasures like a viewing point over the city. Our tour guide Stephen was amazing and made the experience even better.

Although we liked the tour a lot, the price felt a bit high. The first part of the walk can be done by yourself easily. The second part is where you get more value for your money because you'll see places you won't find yourself.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roy R
Salome, AZ17 contributions
Sep 2019
Walk to train was long! train ride was nice. hike was not just a walk it was, for me, an ordeal! I quit the hike about half way thru and got a cab back to train station, had lunch, after recovering. Then walked around fishing village restraunts and saw a nice lite house. Trip, or should I say ordeal guide, was nice but had no idea of distance or difficulty of hike. Overall if you are not in exultant shape and can’t hike about 7 miles, much of it up hill and in the rain, don't go.
Written October 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike
18 contributions
Sep 2019
First off I need to say Jason our Tour Guide was excellent. The tour was great however the weather the day we went was rainy and foggy so we missed out on seeing a lot. Sandeman's needs to improve how they advertise and sell the tour. First off the pickup location is stupid. Yo meet at City Hall and walk across the city and it is not a short walk. all this to catch a train. They could have you meet at Connely Rail Station. Next, the tour write up said to plan on 6 miles of walking. We walked12.5. It would have been nice to know this in advance.
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sarah
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour with Stephen, lots of fun, listening to his stories, perfect weather, amazing views!
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane-Rienecker-1499
7 contributions
Such an amazing time on this tour! Our guide Adam was extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and also very funny which made the 2.5 hours feel like less. He covered lots of topics, and also gave us some great local recommendations for what to do/where to eat in the city. Thanks for an awesome experience Adam, you're truly great at your (very real and legitimate) job!
Written February 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia R
Vienna, Austria27 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
While doing Dublin tour, we were marketed to buy other tours/tickets for better prices. We fell for that, bought whisky museum tickets (after we learned we saved only €1!), which we could not redeem as the museum was full during the WE (no warning was given ab that, they just wanted to sell tickets).we bought howth tour as we were told we would see things we wouldn't discover ourselves- total bu***. If you go to howth by yourself, you save money, time and energy. We were not even told that we need hiking boots (or smth that can be fully covered in mud). We wasted 1.5 hrs in the beginning for gathering, toilet&shop stops, after we spent 1/2 of the tour in a usual forest walking in mud and only 1/4 walking on cliffs when it was already dark, cold and everybody was tired. A total flop as for organisation and marketing...
Written November 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Julia R, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for joining the tour in Dublin. We love to hear back from engaged travellers such as yourself, as your feedback helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe meet the high standards that travellers expect of us. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met on this occasion. Whilst the tour’s route, inclusions and content are listed on our website, the independent guides we work with may alter the tour in order to suit their own style and each group’s dynamic. We feel this adds a personal touch that makes tours promoted by SANDEMANs fresh and unforgettable, but it may also mean that the tour’s stories and sites are not in line with every guests’ preferences which, unfortunately, can be a difficult situation to avoid. While on the whole, the vast majority of guests are extremely satisfied, we do state on our promotional material that all the tours do differentiate from one another due to the individual nature of the guides we work with. However, for this activity in particular, we also state the following: - The tour covers approximately 6 miles of walking over a 3-5 hour period, occasionally off path and ascending/descending steep gradients. Please ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear (ie. no heels or flip flops) and that you have a suitable level of fitness for this type of activity. - Unfortunately this tour is not recommended for pushchairs, for those in wheelchairs or for those less able to walk unassisted. -The tour ends in Howth Village around 3pm, very close to the train station. Guests have open return train tickets and can return to Dublin city center with the guide or stay in Howth at their leisure. We are sorry for the misunderstanding and thank you once again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope this experience will not prevent you from joining us again in the future. All the best, The SANDEMANs Team
Written November 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marla M
37 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We happened to do this tour on a day of uncharacteristically heavy rain and cold (it was Oct after all). There were also participants in a race racing up the same narrow path that we were ascending for the first 1/4 of the journey (a rare event our guide had never seen before). Despite this, the tour was more than worth it! The visibility was great and the views were incredible. Our guide, Patrick, was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable with great stories. The first part of the trek is steep and would be difficult for someone with any sort of difficulty walking but it was also very short (10 min tops). Would recommend highly.

I only gave this 4/5 because we were so wet at the end because of the weather. No helping it, it was great overall.
Written October 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margarita
Sofia, Bulgaria25 contributions
Aug 2019
Howth is a great daytrip from Dublin! Our guide Carl was great! He managed to remember the names of the people in the group although it was a big one (25 people). He told us stories about the lepricons, a wonderful Irish story about Tír na nÓg and one about a female pirate. Carl is a great storyteller and the tales stay with you long after you go home (believe me, I checked all of them so that I can retell the stories to my friends and family).

Howth is a beautiful village, located very close to Dublin and easy to access by train with departures every 30 minutes or so. Offers magnificent views and a great long walk!
Written August 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Dawson S
Dawson S
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Great guide, but not really “darkside”
Our tour guide was fantastic, but it was more of a generic history tour - I wouldn’t really call it the “dark side”
Crystal A
Crystal A
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Great experience!
John was our guide and he was amazing!! So full of energy and brought an amazing sense of humor to some dark storie
laurenaT3460VR
laurenaT3460VR
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Good exercise
We found Helena very friendly, and knowledgeable. Clearly loves what she talks about. Wasn’t quite what I expected,
D7481USlaurenm
D7481USlaurenm
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MUST have amazing tour!
Absolutely fantastic tour - a MUST on your visit to Dublin! Really informative and fun learning about the dark and
Jennifer H
Jennifer H
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Amazing experience!
John was an amazing tour guide!! His storytelling was humorous and extremely visual. I felt like I was watching a m
2104zo_h
2104zo_h
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Great tour with Brian!
My friend and I were new to Dublin and thought we would join a walking hour to get an idea of the sights and histor
Jordan B
Jordan B
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Fantastic tour with Brian!
Excellent 3hr walking tour with Brian! Very knowledgeable guide with great anecdotes to make the tour colourful. Wo
pauladalma
pauladalma
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Loved Brians crack
Brian took us walk about around the center of Dublin and he was spewing great facts left right and centre - top cra
ch0uanna
ch0uanna
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Awesome Tour with guide Carl
The Guide Carl was freaking amazing! We got the best overview on history, habits, people and legends in 3hours. A M
Kevin7KG
Kevin7KG
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Great Tour Expertly Delivered by Ciarán!
Ciarán was a wonderful guide. He shared tales of horror that were a bit terrifying at times but, he did it with hum
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DayTrip46402747673
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10/10. Lovely
Perfect. Tour guide is fun, has a lot of knowledge & humour and takes care of the group. Nobody is left behind. Gre
zo_k952
zo_k952
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Interesting tour
Lots of cool facts and our guide Ciaron was nice and knew what he was talking about. Going in the evening was ideal
fioram2020
fioram2020
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Brilliant!
Went on the 11am walking tour. Was fantastic! Even those of us who aren’t history nerds loved it. John was our tour
454gailr
454gailr
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Great tour of grizzly tales!
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide James was very informative and presented the tales in a humorous and enterta
gracewiththeuglyface
gracewiththeuglyface
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A true highlight of our time in Dublin
We almost bailed because we had our doubts a touristy walking tour would be up our alley, but we're so glad we didn