Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Dublin and its surroundings via Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a city with a proud past. Brimming with character, this coastal gem is known for its cosy pubs, lofty literary credentials, high-brow galleries, and glorious Georgian architecture.
Boasting a curious Viking heritage, one can wander the streets at leisure, taking in the wealth of attractions — from the leafy Grand Canal and the historic Dublin Castle to the stately Trinity College.
Further afield, discover Dún Laoghaire, a popular seaside suburb that’s coveted for its characterful harbour, pier strolls, maritime museum, and delicious fish and chips. An MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination, this duo of locales is not to be missed.
Select an unforgettable tour from a list of MSC Cruises excursions including:
• Dublin City and Guinness Story
• County Wicklow: The Garden of Ireland
Dublin is abundant with things to do and see, from its spectacular green spaces to its collection of striking architecture. One can easily manoeuvre between iconic landmarks in the space of a day including the National Gallery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and Phoenix Park.
If you’re a beer buff, a visit to the Guinness Storehouse will be high on your priority list. Set in an old fermentation plant in St. James's Gate Brewery, this multi-storey museum traces the brand’s rise through history.
Perfect your two-part pour, sample all the stouts, or take a guided tour. A pair of on - site restaurants dish up tasty Irish fare - from casual bar snacks to sumptuous courses.
If you’re hankering after a day at the seaside, a trip to Malahide ticks all the boxes. This affluent coastal village is renowned for its 12th century castle and the Talbot Botanic Gardens that lie directly behind it.
Malahide’s marina offers the chance to sample freshly-caught seafood and a range of Irish beer in one its buzzing restaurants and pubs. Stroll the sands, watch the boats dance on the water, or dabble in some retail therapy in one of its many shops.
South of Dublin lies Wicklow, a country celebrated for its majestic mountain range and lush emerald glens. Known as The Garden of Ireland, this stunning landscape is peppered with splendid walking trails, monastic ruins, breweries, and a historic gaol.
Take in the navy-blue waters on a Bray Head cliff walk or stop by a grand old rural estate. For family outings, a visit to Greenan will simply delight thanks to its exciting treasure hunts and collection of mazes.