Dublin Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Dublin Bus & minivan tours

Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages. Hop-on Hop-off TourThe double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, and stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Nassau Street - National Library of Ireland • Merrion Square West - National Gallery • Merrion Street - Leinster House & Natural History Museum • St. Stephen's Green - Little Museum & Grafton Street • Westland Row - Oscar Wilde's Birthplace • Pearse Street - Science Gallery  • College Green - Trinity College & Irish Whiskey Museum • Dame Street - City Hall & Temple Bar • Cork Hill - Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library • Christ Church Cathedral & Dublinia • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Marshes Library • Newmarket Square - Teeling's Whiskey Distillery • St. James Gate - Guinness Storehouse • James's Street - Roe & Co & Pearse Lyons Distillery • Royal Hospital - Museum of Modern Art & Kilmainham Gaol • Heuston Rail Station • Phoenix Park - Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street - Ryan's Victorian Bar • Collins Barracks - National Museum of History • Arran Quay - Jameson Distillery Bow Street and St. Michan's Church • The Four Courts • Bachelor's Walk - Dublin Discovered Cruise

Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

2. Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

Relax on board a vintage 1960s double-decker bus that has been fully restored and decorated to the highest standard. Sit back and enjoy a full afternoon tea with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. The seasonal menu includes a trio of freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam, butter, and clotted cream, and desserts including a cheesecake, lemon drizzle cake, and almond Bakewells among others. There is a wide range of teas, coffees, and hot chocolates to choose from.  Listen to 1950s jazz play while you have a jaunt around the city and hear the hosts' share their favorite stories of Dublin. Have time to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and food, the real Irish way. This is a very personalized way to see Dublin as the hosts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Your tour begins in Essex Street East and travels past Trinity College, Georgian Dublin, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral. It continues down the Quays past the Guinness brewery and into the Phoenix Park.

The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

3. The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Step inside the world’s first and original Ghostbus and be transported into a world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror, and terrifying histories. The Ghostbus will drive you into your nightmares, taking in some of Dublin’s most haunting sights along the way. Visit the Hellfire Clubroom and haunted museum downstairs, and play a hand of cards with the devil himself. Next take your seat upstairs in the Victorian Theatre with its blood red velvet curtains and begin a thrilling ride tracing Dublin’s creepiest mysteries. More grizzly dealings are unleashed at the harrowing St. Kevin’s Graveyard before hearing the story of the ghost of Darky Kelly, the madame of Dublin’s notorious Maiden Tower who is said to wander there restlessly to this day. You will be led through this ordeal by a sinister guide and driver, two men in tune with the afterlife, who will do their best to put you at your unease.

Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a sightseeing bus. See all of the sights of the city with unlimited hop-on hop-off for either 24 or 48 hours. Learn about the history and heritage of Dublin from on-board audio commentary. During the summer months, the tour will be conducted by a live English-speaking guide on every other bus. You’ll get a chance to hop off at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse to discover the origins of one of the world’s most famous beverages. For a touch of sophistication, head over to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where you’ll experience a staggering collection of artwork. You can remain on the bus for a full loop, enjoying the 360 degree views from the open-top deck of sights such as Phoenix Park and the River Liffey.  Dublin City Route stops: • Irish Whiskey Museum • Dublin Castle • Christchurch Cathedral • St Patrick’s Cathedral • The Dublin Liberties Distillery • Guinness Storehouse • Pearse Lyons Distillery • Irish Museum of Modern Art • Heuston Station • Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street • Collins Barracks • Smithfield Square • Temple Bar • The Writers’ Museum • O’Connell Street • The GPO, Abbey Theatre • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum • The Convention Centre Dublin • U2 Studios • Merrion Square, Natural History Museum, The National Gallery of Ireland • National Gallery - Merrion Street Upper • St. Stephen's Green, The Little Museum of Dublin • Mansion House and St Ann's Church

Dublin: Guinness Storehouse Ticket & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

5. Dublin: Guinness Storehouse Ticket & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy a day of Dublin sightseeing on board a hop-on-hop-off bus tour with a 1-day, 48-hour, or 72-hour ticket. See the best of this dynamic and historical city, and pass by Dublin's must-see landmarks, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness. See some of Dublin's top sights on top of an open-top bus and hop off whenever you like. Discover the city's highlights and hear interesting commentary from the guide. Hop off to explore the Guinness Storehouse, home to the world's most famous stout. On your self-guided tour, you'll learn all about the history and production of Guinness at this famous storehouse, which is rated one of Ireland's most popular attractions. Hear about the storehouse's 9,000-year lease and explore interactive exhibits across seven stories. Taste the freshest pints of Guinness in the world at the Gravity Bar while enjoying 360-degree unobstructed views of the city of Dublin (or choose Guinness 0.0 or a soft drink). Choose the 48-Hour and 72-Hour tickets to enjoy a 1-hour panoramic night bus tour. Ride along the open-top bus for a thrilling evening city tour. Hear information and tales of the city and gain a thorough understanding of Dublin's history, architecture, and culture from your bus guide. Pick the 72-Hour ticket and experience a half-day coastal tour, which includes, a return journey from Dublin to Howth, a guided walking tour of the cliffs of Howth, and free time to explore the picturesque Howth village.

Dublin: The Gravedigger Ghost Bus 2-Hour Tour

6. Dublin: The Gravedigger Ghost Bus 2-Hour Tour

Climb aboard an atmospheric bus that has been specially built and kitted out by one of Ireland's leading set design companies. Join professional actors who will not just serve as your ghoulish guides, but double as creepy, charming characters from Dublin's hellish past! Learn how the plague ravaged the city from a ghost from the past who is all too familiar with the disease. Hear of gruesome, agonizing tortures, and meet many characters with tales of terror to tell. Laugh and scream your way around the city, and - if you're lucky - leave with your soul intact! Visit the Gravedigger's Pub, known for serving the best pint of Guinness in Ireland.

Dublin Gravedigger 2-Hour Ghost Bus Tour

7. Dublin Gravedigger 2-Hour Ghost Bus Tour

Travel back in time with an expert tour guide who will show you the ghoulish delights of Dublin, and provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the city’s spooky sites. The 2-hour Gravedigger Ghost Bus tour starts at Trinity College, former site of the old Augustinian Priory and plague house. You will be taken to the gate at the back of St. Audeons Catholic Church, better described as “the Hell” and known for hauntings by restless lepers. Continue to Kilmainham Jail, which was involved in some of the most tragic events in Irish History. Stop at Bully’s Acre and explore a graveyard that dates back 1,000 years and is said to contain hundreds of thousands of corpses, among them victims of famous body snatchers. En route you will pass Croppies Acre and St. Michans Church, before arriving at Prospect Square and The Gravediggers Pub, where you will get to enjoy your free Ghoulish Brew – if you dare!

Dublin: Panoramic Open-Top Night Bus Tour & Live Guide

8. Dublin: Panoramic Open-Top Night Bus Tour & Live Guide

See the lights of Dublin sparkle at night on-board an open-top double-decker bus tour. The panoramic tour which lasts one hour will take you past some of the city's most famous sights and attractions including Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Stephen's Green. While travelling along the Night Tour's unique route, hear historical tales of city's top sights and prominent figures including Temple Bar, the Docklands and the oldest pub in Dublin, The Brazen Head with the stories following James Joyce, Oscar Wild or Bono. It’s the perfect way to spend the evening in Dublin whether you're travelling alone, with family or with someone special.

Dublin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

9. Dublin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

Explore Dublin at your own pace aboard a spacious open-top bus with this hop-on hop-off tour. Chose a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket and see top sights like St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and St Stephen’s Green. Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun. You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, rejoin the tour when you’re ready. Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse After seeing all the sights on the bus, join the Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour. Delve into the mysteries of Dublin, visit Trinity College, and explore the vibrant city center with charming and witty guides. Premium and Deluxe tickets include a 1-hour panoramic Dublin Night Tour. Enjoy an exciting evening tour of the city as the live guide shares fascinating facts and stories. Learn fascinating insights into Dublin's history, architecture, and memorable characters. With the Deluxe ticket, enjoy a half-day Coastal Tour to scenic Howth Summit and its fishing village. Head to Howth from Dublin, explore the cliffs of Howth on a guided walking tour, and stroll through the picturesque Howth Village in your own time. Enjoy a seafood dinner caught fresh from the shores before returning home. Tour the streets of Dublin on this hop-on-hop-off, hop-off bus sightseeing tour and walking tour combination. Explore Dublin with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want.

DoDublin Freedom Card: Public Transport & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

10. DoDublin Freedom Card: Public Transport & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Get around without any hassle by using the DoDublin Freedom Card to get unlimited access to public transport around the city and a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. For 72 hours you can use the Dublin Bus network, the Go-Ahead bus network, Dart and Commuter Trains, and all Luas tram lines. Leap Visitor CardMake the most of your vacation in Dublin with 72-hours of unlimited access to public transport in the city. Travel on the Dublin Bus network, the Go-Ahead bus network, Dart and Commuter Trains, and all Luas tram lines. Transfer to and from the airport with ease on the Dublin Bus route 41, which operates all day, seven days a week. Navigate your way around town or make a visit to beautiful coastal towns such as Malahide and Dun Laoghire. Hop-On Hop-Off BusJump onto the open-top Green bus for a sightseeing tour you'll never forget with incredible tour guides to provide ongoing commentary. Learn all about the history of Dublin and stop outside all of the most important landmarks. Have access to over 25 stops with your 48-hour pass, including the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Dublin Zoo, and many more.

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This vintage tea tour was EVERYTHING positive that I'd heard & read about it. The crew was courteous, fast & helpful. The tour took us up & down the streets of Dublin, through the Phoenix Park & a few other notable places. Our male guide, (Dev is the only name I remember, sorry) was extremely delightful. His blend of good humor & vast knowledge for the city was refreshing and I left the tour feeling light & easy, ready to walk the streets for more sightseeing! The food was surprisingly wonderful, even the hot chocolate & apple juice tasted great. I would highly recommend this to all groups: couples, families with kids, girls outing, faith-based organizations, bromance, senior citizens & especially to a solo traveler such as myself!! GREAT GREAT TOUR indeed!!!

A fantastic tour of Dublin, Amazing storytelling with a spookey vibe. The tour guides were funny and engaging. An emersive experience full of laughs and scares.

The guide Edward was an excellent entertainer. The program is very well designed. Recommended for people with a love for spooky tales.

Our driver/guide Greg was entertaining and informative. Very much worth the entire tour to get an overview of sights to see.

Fabulous family Halloween event great story telling definitely recommend