City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 1 Hr 45 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    48 Hour Bus Ticket, 4/27/2022 - 3/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM24 Hour Bus Ticket, 4/27/2022 - 3/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 10:00 .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
  • Return Details :
    You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore Dublin in your own time with a 24 or 48 hour unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour! Youll discover everything this wonderful city has to offer, including the Guinness Storehouse, Hapenny Bridge, Dublin Zoo, Christchurch Cathedral, The Irish Whiskey Museum, City Hall and many other remarkable landmarks! Youll see all of these sights from the open-top deck, which gives you a stunning 360 degree perspective of your surroundings. Or simply hop off the double-decker bus whenever you please, to take a closer look at things. Theres also an on-board audio tour commentary provided in 8 languages, so you can engage with Dublins history as you cruise around. This tour has many perks, including discounted entry at the Irish Whiskey Museum and a free walking tour, making your sightseeing experience even more immersive!

Highlights

  • Save on admission to selected attractions
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

City Sightseeing Dublin offers access to two routes to the best spots in the city. You can hop on and off as you please at any of the tour stops along the routes, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace when youre ready, just hop back on and continue the tour!
Hop-on the Red Line at 13 Upper OConnell Street and sit back and relax as the tour takes you to sights including Dame Street, where youll get a real feel for the culture of Dublin and youll be a short walk away from the iconic Temple Bar! Enjoy the live music and vibrant atmosphere at this famous pub, before hopping back on and continuing the tour to Dublin castle.
Dont leave Dublin without visiting the famous Guinness Store House - explore the history of Guinness and how it was created, plus at the Gravity Bar, youll be able to enjoy 360-degree views of Dublins skyline! Continue to more important landmarks, including St Patricks Cathedral, the largest and tallest church in Ireland, as well as Kilmainham gaol, a former prison that today serves as a museum and tourist attraction. If youd like to break up your sightseeing, hop-off at the Dublin zoo, the largest zoo in Ireland, or at the National gallery of ireland which houses countless collections of famous artwork both provide great days out for all the family!
Red Route:
1 13 Upper O'connell street
2 Nassau street
3 Leinster Street
4 National Art Gallery
5 Merrion square
6 Stephen's Green
7 College Green
8 Dame Street / Temple Bar
9 Dame Street / Dublin castle
10 Christ church cathedral
11 St. Patrick's Cathedral
12 High Street
13 Guinness storehouse
14 Pearse Lyons
15 Royal Hospital Kilmainham / IMMA
16 Kilmainham gaol
17 Memorial Gardens
18 Heuston Station
19 Parkgate Street West
20 Phoenix park
21 Parkgate Street East
22 National Museum of Decorative Arts & History
23 Arran Quay
24 Smithfield Square
25 Bachelor's Walk
26 Parnell Square North
Blue Route:
1 13 Upper O'connell street
4 National Art Gallery
5 Merrion square
6 Stephen's Green
7 College Green
8 Dame Street / Temple Bar
9 Dame Street / Dublin castle
10 Christ church cathedral
11 St. Patrick's Cathedral
13 Guinness storehouse
14 Pearse Lyons
15 Royal Hospital Kilmainham / IMMA
16 Kilmainham gaol
17 Memorial Gardens
18 Heuston Station
22 National Museum of Decorative Arts & History
23 Arran Quay
27 Abbey Street
28 Abbey Street / Abbey theatre
29 Chq dublin
30 Samuel beckett bridge
31 Cardiff Lane
32 Teelings Whiskey Distillery
33 St Michan's Church
34 Brian Boru Pub
35 Glasnevin cemetery
36 Croke Park
37 Mountjoy Square

Inclusions

Kids travel free! Every paying adult receives two free tickets for children between 4 - 12

10% discount at Irish Whiskey Museum

10% discount at Irish Day Tours

10% discount at Lazy Bike Tours

2 Free Walking Tours Included

Unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Tour operates All year round (except on Christmas Day), and runs daily.

Bus runs from 9:15am - 5:00pm, Duration - 105 minutes. Frequency - every 45- 60 minutes. , however this is subject to change depending on the time of day and year; please check locally for the latest timetable.

Tour begins at the Irish Whiskey Museum, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any bus stop along the route.

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

You must bring a mobile or printed voucher for this tour.

Mobile vouchers can be redeemed at any of stops along the route. Paper vouchers must be redeemed at one of the following tourist offices: 37 College Green, Dublin 2. 69 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Buses provide a multilingual audio tour commentary.

Walking Tours: Daily departures at 10:30am from 37 College Green

With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.

2 children travel for free with every full paying adult ticket. No ticket required for the children

The walking tour runs at 11am and 2pm every day and starts at Barnardo Square next to City Hall. Customers will need to show their ticket to the guide

Most travelers can participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Nov-2022

    Their website does not say that buses run only every hour. I had been waiting in the cold for 40 minutes and I saw numerous other hop-on, hop-off buses, but not this one. I messaged them from their website, but no one responded. They advertise free cancellation, but I was unable to get a refund from them. NOT RECOMMENDED.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    This is a rip off. The site says that they run every 45-60 minutes but we waited for more than an hour and ended up taking "bigbus tours" (slightly more expensive) but they run every 20 minutes. Although we didn't use the tickets, "City Sightseeing" did not provide any refund on the tickets. DON'T USE THEM, spend 10 euros extra with one of the other 2 companies instead!

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Total waste of money, road the bus only one time 2 days in as it was near impossible to find a bus as we watched loads of other company busses arrive and leave time and time again. Purchase with one of the other companies if you choose a hop in hop off. Terrible service

  • 02-Nov-2022

    How do I begin to talk about Gerry? Well, perhaps I should start by saying that Gerry wouldn’t wonder how to begin because he has already been talking the entire time. To be fair, the lad warned us many times: I’ll talk yer ear off!” “You’ll be sick of me before the day is out!” “For those of you who just joined us, I’m Gerry and I talk..a LOT.” These declarations are generally followed with a brief tirade about how is wife is sick of his yammering and he has no choice but to take it out on us…and we are more than happy to let him. As a local Dubliner himself, Gerry has extensive knowledge of the area and points out niche sights with sarcastic wit and delightful banter. He has got a pet name or pun for nearly every landmark in the area and if he doesn’t he isn’t afraid to give helpful child rearing advice. One such gem is scaring your child with a stuffed gorilla in the “Dead Zoo.” Gerry also has opinions on Guiness’ TWENTY-ONE kids, but I don’t want to spoil anything. I’m sure I have learned more about taking care of children in that hour and a half tour than in my four years as a school teacher. Gerry truly adds an immense amount of personality to an already fascinating town. On top of being informative, he also sings, recites poetry and does a terrible impersonation of Tom Cruise’s terrible impersonation of an Irish accent that is so bad it’s good? It comes all the way round and will have you on the floor of the bus. Gerry clearly loves Dublin and he has made me fall in love with it too! He truly spoiled us for the rest of the Hop-On/Hop-Off tours. None other will compare! (Special thanks to Eddie and Maggie in the ticket office. Thank you for your help with the tickets!)

  • 01-Nov-2022

    The buses never arrived for ages , and there was no sales person around to contact ! We had to book the other tour

  • 01-Nov-2022

    Bus driver was rude and dropped us off after being on bus for 3 mins. We catcher the last bus 17:40. From four courts. We had to walk to The Temple Bar with my wife in agony with her right knee being flared up and painful to walk on.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    Booked this tour prior to coming to Dublin. The entire time we were here, we saw ONE bus. We waited almost an hour for it and had to purchase a pass from another company. That company has times posted at every stop and came on time every time. Also, we couldn’t get our money back as the refund is for 24 hours ahead of time (cancellation policy) but you don’t know that they don’t show up until you get there. The only bus we saw was outside of Trinity. Never saw one again. Book elsewhere.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Everything was very nice from the cave visit to the Cliffs, weather cleared up during the day making everything even better. The driver, John, was awesome with his excellent knowledge of the area and his narration of the various parts of the trip. I would highly recommend doing this trip, especially with John.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Very informative trip around the city center. The drivers were patient and kept us laughing while getting on and off the bus. Very pleasant day

  • 02-Oct-2022

    My wife and I booked this tour based on great trip advisor reviews but were very disappointed. We show up to redeem our ticket and find out that they were down drivers so the bus only came around every 45 minutes at each stop, and the entire loop takes 2 hours. They also had no schedule or tracking app so it’s just a guess when the bus will show up at each stop. We see the Book of Kells close by then hop on the bus to go to Guinness (6 stops away). What little audio commentary we heard was good. We get off at Guinness and ask when bus stops running and we’re told 7. It’s 4:30 when we finish Guinness and then proceed to wait 45 minutes in the cold and rain for a bus that never comes (meanwhile we see 3 green Dublin Go buses, and they say come around every 20-30 minutes and cover more stops). After checking the website, we find out this bus stopped running at 4 (although another website said 5 and the driver said 7) and proceed to walk back to our hotel. They tell you the bus ticket is good for 24 hours but don’t tell you the bus only runs 6 hours out of the day (10-4). We couldn’t come back the next day to try again because we had another tour booked (Wild Rover tour of Northern Ireland which was excellent, highly recommend). My wife and I had done other hop on hop off tours before but this was the worst. This would only be useful if you get on and spend 2 hours to do the entire loop and then get off. It is not practical to take it to multiple sights like we tried to do. I recommend the Dublin Go green buses instead which were approximately the same price but much more frequent and reliable.

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