Due to the arrival of Tropical Storm Ophelia, we are unfortunately forced to cancel all tours in Dublin today (16.10.17). 

Tours will resume tomorrow as scheduled. If you’re booked to join our FREE Tour, simply join us tomorrow – your booking remains valid. 

If you’re booked to join one of our paid tours, you can either simply come back on another day with the same booking, or if you would prefer a refund, please click here to email us, including your booking confirmation number. 

We apologise for the disruption to your trip and hope you’re able to get out and enjoy Dublin on another day!
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This week's Howth Day Tours:

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The Howth Day Tour starts at Barnardo Square next to City Hall in Dublin. Just look for the teams in red SANDEMANs NEW Europe T-shirts!
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This 7-hour day tour covers:

  • Howth gun-running
  • King George IV’s footsteps
  • Ireland’s Eye
  • Howth Castle
  • Rhododendron gardens
  • Bull Island
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Ben of Howth
  • Baily Lighthouse
  • Aideen’s Grave megalithic tomb
  • W.B. Yeats’ boyhood home
  • Martello Tower

... and much more!

You don’t need to spend the day sitting on a bus to see the authentic, rural Ireland.

Howth is an ancient fishing village just outside of Dublin, surrounded by nature and steeped in legends. From pre-history to modern times the wild rocky peninsula has seen some of the most crucial events and bloody battles that have shaped Irish history. Simply incredible views of Dublin and (weather permitting — this is Ireland!) even as far away as Wales and Northern Ireland will take your breath away.

Although it’s just a short train ride away you’ll find yourself lost in time, where mysterious Neolithic standing stones are scattered on the outcrops among medieval ruins, lonely lighthouses and 18th-century coastal defences. The relics of past invaders are set against the backdrop of dramatic scenery and wildlife. We regularly spot guillemots, eagles, seals and more on a spectacular clifftop walk.

We spend six hours in this beautiful setting so you have time to fully appreciate this fascinating place and get the best out of the trip. Unsurprisingly, Howth has amazing fresh fish and seafood available and some of the best real Irish pubs you’ll ever find. We advise good footwear for when it all goes a bit ‘off-road’. For generations it has been Dublin’s number one day-trip destination. So leave the big city behind and, as the old slogan put it best, visit ‘the Hill of Howth for health and heather’.

Children under 13 accompanied by an adult go free. You will need to purchase a ticket for them on the day (€2.75 return).

Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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