(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin

(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin

Small group tours are perfect for those seeking a semi- private experience on shore.
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Tour Operated by Elegant Irish Tours


*****The price of this tour will increase shortly for season 2024. Book any date for 2024 at 2023 pricing now while you can. With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can pre- book with confidence.*****

This small group shore excursion follows exactly the same route as our popular group coach shore excursion from Dublin.

Operated by our 5 star sister company Elegant Irish Tours, the small group vans seat no more than 25 passengers and allow for a particularly intimate day on shore.

You will be collected in style by a small group tour van from the Cruise Ship Terminal in Dublin. Your guide will begin the day with a panoramic tour of Dublin City, pointing out highlights such as Trinity College, O'Connell Street, the GPO, Molly Malone, River Liffey, Ha'Penny Bridge, Christchurch Cathedral, and St Patrick's Cathedral. You shall then continue south of Dublin to the nearby Wicklow Mountains. Here you shall visit Glendalough - which means the valley of two lakes. The scenery in the Wicklow Mountains has been made famous by movies such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You. At Glendalough you will be spellbound by the scenery of this enchanting place, and will also have the chance to visit the monastery, and marvel at its round tower and of course its famous cross founded by St Kevin. This is truly one of the most historic sites in Ireland and the most popular place to see for people visiting Dublin. Our guides are considered Ireland's finest to inspire you on your journey.

NB: If your ship is at anchor in Dun Laoghaire the tour will depart 30 mins after the first tender arrives dockside.

The list of all ships and dates will be published here once finalised by the Dublin / Dun Laoghaire Port Authority.

In the meantime, if your dates have been confirmed by your cruise operator you can go ahead and book at 2023 rates on the booking calendar on this page - all dates for the new season have been made live for your convenience.

Rates will be increased for 2024 shortly. Book now for any date at the 2023 rate and cancel free of charge up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Arrivals confirmed by cruise lines and / or Port Authorities in Dublin so far:

15th April 2024 - Viking Venus

23rd April 2024 - Viking Venus

25th April 2024 - Regal Princess

27th April 2024 - Viking Saturn

29th April 2024 - Oceania Sirena

5th May 2024 - Viking Saturn

6th May 2024 - Regal Princess

6th May 2024 - Norwegian Pearl

7th May 2024 - Norwegian Getaway

8th May 2024 - Norwegian Getaway

10th May 2024 - Viking Sky

11th May 2024 - Deutschland

13th May 2024 - Viking Neptune

14th May 2024 - Norwegian Star

15th May 2024 - Norwegian Star

17th May 2024 - Silver Dawn

18th May 2024 - Regal Princess

19th May 2024 - Holland America, MS Rotterdam

22nd May 2024 - Amadea

26th May 2024 - Renaissance

31st May 2024 - Regal Princess

2nd June 2024 - Viking Saturn

4th June 2024 - Star Pride

6th June 2024 - Star Legend

10th June 2024 - Ambition

11th June 2024 - Regal Princess

12th June 2024 - Regal Princess

14th June 2024 - Silver Spirit

14th June 2024 - Oceania Sirena

16th June 2024 - Seven Seas Splendor

18th June 2024 - Carnival Legend

20th June 2024 - Star Legend

21st June 2024 - Star Legend

22nd June 2024 - Holland america, MS Nieuw Statendam

22nd June 2024 - Oceania Nautica

23rd June 2024 - Regal Princess

23rd June 2024 - Oceania Insignia

26th June 2024 - Carnival Legend

27th June 2024 - Viking Sky

29th June 2024 - Seven Seas Mariner

30th June 2024 - Viking Neptune

1st July 2024 - Azamara Onward

1st July 2024 - Oceania Marina

2nd July 2024 - Norwegian Dawn

4th July 2024 - Carnival Legend

5th July 2024 - Star Legend

6th July 2024 - Regal Princess

8th July 2024 - Oceania Nautica

8th July 2024 - Viking Neptune

9th July 2024 - Carnival Legend

17th July 2024 - Regal Princess

25th July 2024 - Carnival Legend

29th July 2024 - Regal Princess

31st July 2024 - Norwegian Dawn

2nd August 2024 - Norwegian Dawn

8th August 2024 - Norwegian Dawn

9th August 2024 - Holland America, MS Zuiderdam

10th August 2024 - Regal Princess

10th August 2024 - AIDAbella

11th August 2024 - Holland America, MS Rotterdam

13th August 2024 - Carnival Legend

20th August 2024 - Norwegian Dawn

22nd August 2024 - Regal Princess

27th August 2024 - Oceania Marina

29th August 2024 - Norwegian Dawn

3rd September 2024 - Regal Princess

6th September 2024 - MSC Preziosa

11th September 2024 - MSC Preziosa

15th September 2024 - Regal Princess

16th September 2024 - Crystal Symphony

27th September 2024 - Regal Princess

2nd October 2024 - MSC Preziosa

5th October 2024 - Norwegian Star

13th October 2024 - Norwegian Star

If you do not see a tour scheduled for the ship and date you are traveling upon - please contact us - and we may decide to schedule a tour if there is likely to be enough demand.

***This is a group tour for those travelling on cruise ships only. You must be a cruise ship passenger in order to purchase and take part in this tour***

Pick-up Points

  • We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences. - Dublin Port Cruise Ship Terminal


  • Tour Begins at Dublin Port Cruise Terminal

    We will collect you in style in a small group tour van. Your guide shall be waiting with a sign (Elegant Irish Tours) ready to take you off on your marvelous journey. We shall greet and meet and then inform you of the highlights of the day, the various options for lunch and some of the great shops where you can purchase Irish arts and crafts as we drive off on this trip that shall provide memories to last a lifetime.
  • Glendalough

    We begin our tour by taking the lovely little drive through county Wicklow knows also as the garden of Ireland. With its rolling hills, babbling brooks and romantic glens one can easily understand how this landscape was a highlight and feature of both Hollywood blockbusters P.S. I love you and Braveheart. Then it's onward to Glendalough known as the valley of two lakes, famed by St. Kevin's monastery dating back to the 6th century. The monastic site has Ireland's finest round tower and you can even try and touch your hands around St. Kevin's cross, as legend has it you shall then be married within a year. A truly wonderful place to visit!
  • Wicklow Mountains

    As we return from Glendalough to the city we will pass by some of Wicklow's finest mountains. With magnificent lakes and rolling turf hills, commonly used as a source of energy in historic Ireland. This area is every photographer's dream and symbolizes the picture postcard images that make Ireland unique.
  • Dublin City Sightseeing Tour

    After lunch, or a refreshment stop if our departure has been later, we shall inspire you with the sites of Dublin's fair City. Highlights shall include O'Connell Street, the HA'Penny bridge, the Temple Bar, Molly Malone statue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and of course time to enjoy some shopping on Grafton Street - home to all our finest traditional luxury stores.
  • Return To Cruise Ship

    We structure each tour to make sure you are back on board in ample time for departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.

Additional Info

EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.
You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.
When to Book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. You can book up to 60 minutes before departure if there are still places available.

Free Cancellation

With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can book with confidence. Lock in your seats (any date for Spring / Summer 2024) at the early bird rate today.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the tour's start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour's start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the local time in Ireland.
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