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

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Dublin

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

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Dublin

From US$ 26.44 per person

Tour the streets of Dublin with an open-top, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and explore the city your way. Choose from a classic 24-hour, premium 48-hour, or deluxe 72-hour ticket, which includes a walking tour, and more.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket options
  • Hop-on and off the open-top buses as many times as you wish
  • Experience the best views of Dublin's most famous sites, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness - and everything in between
  • Discover the city from a local’s perspective on a live guided tour
Full description

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.

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Dublin on an open-top bus
  • Sightseeing ticket valid for 24 hours (Classic), 48 hours (Premium), or 72 hours (Deluxe)
  • Guided walking tour
  • Panoramic Night Tour (included in the Premium - 48 HR and Deluxe - 72 HR only)
  • Coastal Tour (Deluxe - 72 HR ticket only)
  • Travel on the red route covering 25 key stop locations
  • Live guide or recorded commentary in 8 different languages

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    Meeting point

    Go to any of the Big Bus stops and exchange your voucher for a printed ticket with the bus driver. The suggested point is bus stop#1 - 13 O'Connell Street, Dublin (Outside Discover Ireland Centre). Other bus stops are Nassau Street, Leinster Street, National Art Gallery, Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green, College Green, Dame Street / Temple Bar, Dame Street / Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Guinness Storehouse, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Heuston Station, Parkgate Street – West, Phoenix Park, Parkgate Street – East, National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Arran Quay, Bachelor's Walk, and Parnell Square North. Night tours depart at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM each evening from stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street).

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • To uphold new safety & hygiene standards due to COVID-19, the local partner may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may include reduced frequency of departures, changes to routes and removal of stops
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 707 reviews

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    Very informative life explained tour of Dublin with fun singing friendly drivers. Unfortunately very loud announcements, so that you do not understand your own language in the earphones. A 2-day ticket wasn't worth it for us because we walked everything else. The tour is just too big to use again and again, or it needs to be planned perfectly.

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    July 28, 2022

    I have take this tour in other cities and here I in Dublin I didn’t like that the guide explains live, I preferred the BigBus that give you headphones and you can listen in another languages or even repeat what they said. But it’s quite well for knowing a little bit of history of the city

    July 1, 2022

    We booked the 3 days and it was fully worth it. There is also a 4 hour stay. To walk a short trip along the coast and a stop at a harbor where we saw a lonely, trusting seal. And a 45 minute drive. You can get on and off the bus as often as you like. There is also an app where you can see when the next one is there. We would probably do it again.

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    June 24, 2022

    Product ID: 201232