Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours
- Duration options: 1 - 3 days
- Optional audio guide
Whether you want to hurry around Dublin's sights or indulge in your own Joycian odyssey, hop-on hop-off bus tours let you see the lively city at your own pace. Here are five places worth alighting for!
Don't just watch the ancient exterior pass you by! Take the time to discover the breathtaking decor of one of Dublin's oldest buildings. Another bus will be along in a while.
Discover the history and brewing techniques behind Guinness, Ireland's most famous tipple. There's even a rooftop bar for enjoying the view over a few pints. It's not as if you're driving!
The old thoroughfare counts Dublin Castle among its vibrant mix of historic and modern buildings. It's also just a stone's throw from Temple Bar and Trinity College!
Known as the "Irish Bastille," many significant political prisoners were held and, at times, executed here at Kilmainham. Want to learn about Ireland's fight for independence? Look no further.
If the zoo's daily talks and feedings aren't up your street, alight here anyway for Phoenix Park - one of the largest walled city parks in Europe.
Hop on hop off bus tours of Dublin are one of the cheapest methods of seeing the city's key attractions. Prices start at €19 for a single day's sightseeing, with tickets also available for two or three days.
Tour providers will sometimes provide more than one way around the sights of Dublin. Often the routes will intersect at the stops of main attractions like Trinity College and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Other providers might separate historical landmarks and the city's more modern architecture.
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Visited Dublin for a few days with my daughter. We did a full circuit with a live commentary by Anne who was brilliant. Then we went on a second trip getting off at the spots that interested us, with just a recorded commentary. Unfortunately we were unable to do the night ride/tour, and the weather was too cold and wet to do the walking tour.
The overall experience was absolutely amazing. Everyone was friendly the drivers were great and very helpful gave us loads of recommendations and we hopped on and off the bus many times to enjoy it was easy to get back on as the driver explained it very well. The buses were frequent in coming and going.
Plenty of staff to assist and advise at the main stops, good commentary on the buses and excellent knowledge and clear instructions by drivers to find the location of points of interest.
Though COVID19 virtually destroyed tourism this was a fantastic and entertaining view of the city. Looking forward to trying again when things are open!
Two hour trip around all the sights with an informative guide...we even had a sing song!