Howth Safari Hiking Tour

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From EUR 49

The Howth tour that connects you with the land, sea and the sky of the UNESCO Dublin Biosphere. A world away yet only 25 minutes from the city centre. Get off the beaten track and explore our Howth guided tours, getting under the skin of Dublin and Ireland. This is a gnarly and beautiful coastal experience all year round and now also a favourite with locals. 

Dive into the nature and history of Ireland on our award winning Howth tour around Howth head. Tune your senses and spirit to the ancient druids of Howth. Feel and sense the romance at Aideen's Grave, a druidic altar as old as the pyramids. Hike to HG Wells' most beautiful view in the world. Follow WB Yeats' Fairy Road down to the sea and the cliffs. Surrender to the whispers of the woodland and stories of the trees. Take steps into the myths and legends of 10,000 years. Our small groups make sure you dont get lost in the crowd.

35 easy minutes from Dublin city centre by Dart or 31Bus with free wifi, or taxi. 


We recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof, gloves, scarf and hat in a backpack. Bring along water and a snack to enjoy enroute.   

Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city centre, sit up stairs, up front or on the right hand side and treat yourself to a coastal tour and intimate review of Dublin as you make your way out to join us in Howth.  The Dart works well too ( Dublin Area Rapid Transit ) and both have excellent free WIFI.

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  • Assemble at 11.00 am at Howth Tourist Information Centre, Harbour House, Harbour Road, only 5 minutes walk from the Dart Station.
  • Head up through Howth Village by the old tramlines to the Bog of Frogs and through the woodlands to the rhododendrons and ancient dolmen, Aideen's Grave.
  • Follow the trails and magic steps to Muck Rock and incredible views north, south east and west. 
  • Walk around Shielmartin Hill to Sutton Martello Tower and Red-Rock overlooking Dublin Bay and the Wicklow mountains. 
  • Howth Head Hiking doesn't get any better than this, discover the amazing south facing beaches and rock pools of Sheep's Hole, Guinness's, Jameson's and the Candlesticks.
  • Find the smugglers caves, ruined boathouses and nostalgic swimming pools.
  • Ascend the majestic cliff paths from the Baily Lighthouse to the Summit.
  • Head back down to the village around 3pm.
  • The journey may vary to make sure you get the best of each other, Howth, the weather and the tide.
  • Our guides are all Howth natives with their own unique insight
  • Award winning Howth tours also a favourite with locals
  • Visit the broadleaf deciduous woodland in this UNESCO Biosphere on our Howth walking tour 
  • Follow the trails and the everchanging habitats, heathland, cliffs, forest, meadows to the famous Howth cliff path
  • Spot the wildlife including porpoises, dolphins, seals, raptors, herons, cormorants and curlews
  • Explore the nooks and crannies, coves and caves around Howth head
  • Rockhop on low tides 
  • Experience a natural high and let the stunning Howth Hiking Tour become a part of you forever
  • Wrap up for teatimers with the locals and treat yourself to a seafood supper
  • There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes


  1. Howth Tourism office
  2. The old Tramlines
  3. Evora
  4. Ben Edar
  5. Aideens Grave
  6. Muck Rock
  7. Mud Oak Cottage
  8. BarrenHill
  9. Red Rock
  10. Bellinghams Harbour
  11. The Needles
  12. The Lions Head
  13. Old Baily Cottage
  14. The Summit Inn
  15. The Seventy Steps
  16. The Village
  17. Howth Abbey