Dublin to Howth Half-Day Guided Hiking Trip by Car or Ferry

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Enjoy exploring Howth's natural and man-made attractions with a Private Guide Guide! Climb to the top of Howth Head Peak and enjoy the views of Dublin Bay and peninsula.


  • Explore Howth with a 5-Star Private Guide
  • Walk down the Howth's Pier and climb the Howth Head Peak
  • Immerse yourself in stories from Irish mythology
  • Travel by private car directly from your accommodation in Dublin (4,5-hour)
  • Enjoy a cruise from Dublin to Howth and return by rail (6-hour)


The charming fishing village of Howth is a popular destination for day-trippers from Dublin, accessible by car, rail and ferry. On this tour, we let you choose your preferred mode of transport, tailoring the experience to your needs and interests. Explore the Howth Head Peak walking trail with an Expert Guide to learn local history and legends, and enjoy the best views over Dublin Bay and Howth Head peninsula! Book a 4,5-hour tour to discover Howth’s top sights with private car transfers from in Dublin. to travel to Howth by private car. Both pickup and drop-off at your accommodation are included. This is the fastest and most convenient way to reach the village. Upon arrival in Howth, your 5-Star Licensed Guide will take you on a hike to Howth Head Peak, the highest peak on the peninsula. It will be an easy walking route adapted to your pace. Feel the pleasant breeze of fresh air and enjoy coastal views as you climb the green hills of Howth. Learn about the local fauna and flora, and discover interesting facts about Dublin Bay, Howth Head and its highlights. Along the way you will spot many wild birds, see the famous King George IV’s Footprints, and hear the legend about Puck’s Rocks. Reach the top, admire the breathtaking scenery and take lots of amazing photos as a souvenir. After the hike, your Private Driver will take you back to your accommodation. Choose the 6-hour option to go on a cruise from Dublin to Howth and return by DART rail. This option includes one-way cruise tickets to Howth and one-way train ticket. Although this journey will take longer than by a car, it will be filled with amazing sights along the way, such as Dublin Docklands, Kish Lighthouse, Dalkey island, the world wildlife reserve Bull Island, Lambay Island and Ireland Eye. The cruise will arrive in the beautiful Howth Harbor. After exploring Howth’s top sights with your Private Guide, you will return to Dublin by rail.


Private Trip from Dublin to Howth by Private Car or Ferry Cruise and DART Rail (mode of transport depends on the selected option) 5-Star Guide who is fluent in the language selected when booking Hiking Tour to Howth Head Peak (all options) Private car transfers with pickup and drop-off at accommodation in Dublin (4,5-hour option only) One-way cruise tickets from Dublin to Howth and one-way train ticket from Howth to Dublin (6-hour option only)

Important Information

  • 'Please check your email the day before the tour for important information. Please note that the mode of transport depends on the selected option. The 4,5-hour option includes an estimated 1,5-hour round-trip transfer by private vehicle. The 6-hour tour includes one-way transfer by ferry and return by rail (tickets included). 4,5-hour option: we will arrange a standard car (sedan) for 1-4 people, and a larger van or minibus for groups of 5 people and more. You can book a 5-people tour for a larger vehicle. 6-hour option: the cruise will depart from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (next to the Admiral Brown Statue), Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland. Please arrive on time, as you may not be allowed to board the ferry if you are late. Please bring your own snacks and drinks and wear comfortable shoes for hiking. For the best experience, we will limit the group size to 25 guests per guide, so that everyone can get personal attention, ask questions and hear commentary clearly.

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