Dublin and Beyond Accessible Van Tour
This accessible full-day Dublin and Beyond Driving tour gives you the opportunity to combine the highlight of Dublin with some of the most treasured places outside of the Irish capital, the beautiful seaside villages of Malahide and Howth. Packed with memorable sightseeing, beautiful castles, Irish history and much more, this day will be one you’ll cherish for a long time!
Your full day accessible driving tour begins with your professional local Dublin driver/guide meeting you at your central accessible Dublin hotel. Your guide has extensive experience touring with disabled clients in Dublin and is ready to share interesting information and anecdotes with you as you cruise through Dublin, Malahide and Howth.
From the comfort of your private accessible van, you’ll start your day in the very heart of Dublin with some memorable sightseeing. Among other things, you’ll experience the beautiful 1818 General Post Office and the 2013 needle-like self-supporting sculpture of rolled stainless steel called the Spire of Dublin.
Similar to the Panoramic Dublin Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour, your private driver will make stops at some of the most significant places in the city. One of the stops is Trinity College, where you have the option to get out and experience one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the artistically decorated medieval bible, the Book of Kells. Another stop will be the stunning St. Patrick’s Cathedral which is the largest church in Ireland. Here you can either admire the beautiful exterior of the church, or enter and experience the breathtaking interior and history of the church.
Before stopping for a lunch break at an accessible restaurant (cost not included), you’ll visit the famous Guinness Storehouse. The museum has displays about Guinness beer, and you can learn about the interesting brewing process of the beer. Guinness Storehouse is fully wheelchair accessible, and if you go to the rooftop bar you will be able to capture some of the best views of the city!
Escorted by your private driver/guide, the second part of your day will consist of visiting the beautiful seaside villages of Malahide and Howth.
In Malahide, you’ll have a chance to visit the impressive Malahide Castle. Steeped in history, the castle has played a central role in the Medieval Irish history, and housed the famous Talbot family for nearly 800 years. During your time at the castle, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful interior an extensive collection from the National Gallery of Ireland. Please note that while most of the castle is wheelchair accessible, the top floor of the Castle where the bedrooms are located is not. If time allows, you can also stroll through the scenic world-class “Secret Garden” – the Talbot Botanical Gardens. The gardens have more than 5000 different species brought from all around the world, and also feature a Garden Exhibition presenting fascinating stories about Lord Milo Talbert and his glorious gardens.
As your Accessible Dublin and Beyond Driving Tour is slowly coming to an end, prepare yourself for some once in a lifetime photo opportunities in the beautiful fishing village of Howth. The beautiful lush green landscape and cliffs, combined with the deep blue ocean as a backsplash is simply breathtaking! If you’re lucky, you might see some seals splashing around!
The Dublin and Beyond Accessible Van Tour features:
- Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (step and curb free)
- 8 hour driving tour with options to get out and experience the sites.
- Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
- Tour guide may assist to push manual wheelchair users for a shorter amount of time. If needed, an assistant can be booked at an additional charge.
- Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Dublin, Malahide and Howth!
- Panoramic Drive of Dublin
- O’Connell Street
- Trinity College
- Book of Kells
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Guinness Storehouse
- Malahide Castle and Gardens
- Howth fishering village
The Dublin and Beyond Accessible Van Tour has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because onboard your accessible van you won’t have to navigate some of the challenging streets, hills and curbs that others might encounter in old city of Dublin and you’ll have plenty of time to relax and recharge throughout the day. It did not receive a 5 star rating because you may encounter a few hills and cobblestones when you get out to experience the sites during your stops. Your expert guide will lead you through wheelchair accessible paths to avoid curbs and other accessibility challenges.
This accessible driving tour will take place in a comfortable accessible van with a wheelchair ramp and ample space to fit your group and your mobility equipment.
This accessible driving tour of Dublin will take you to prestigious Trinity College. If you decide to get out of the van, you will encounter some cobblestones (shown on the left) and some paved paths (shown on the right). Especially the central courtyard in Trinity College is covered in cobblestones but your guide can assist you navigating the area.
The area outside of the Guinness Storehouse is mostly smooth and has sidewalks (as shown on the left) and the interior is wheelchair accessible.
Be sure to visit the rooftop bar for some of the best views in Dublin!
The areas surrounding Malahide Castle and the Botanic Gardens are flat and wheelchair accessible (see pictures below). Please note that while most of the castle is wheelchair accessible, the top floor of the Castle where the bedrooms are located are not.
Tour duration: 8 hours
Cost: 650 euro for 1-2 people, 700 euro for 3-4 people, 750 euro for 5-6 people.
*If you are able to transfer to a regular car seat, lower rates are available:
Normal Car Cost: 605 Euro for 1-2 people, 635 Euro for 3-4 people.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Morning.
Meet-up place: Your centrally located accessible Dublin hotel
Dress code: None
Maximum number of people on tour: 6
Entrance tickets: Not included. We can pre-purchase them for you at an additional cost.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities and entrance tickets.
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