Hop-on hop-off tour

Dublin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Dublin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Dublin

From US$ 28.52 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 from a 1, 2, or 3 day ticket option. Discover a simple way to see top sights like St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin castle, and St Stephen’s Green.

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.

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, simply rejoin the tour when you’re ready.

Tour the streets of Dublin on this hop-on-hop-off, hop-off bus sightseeing tour. 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 (Premium Plus)
  • Guided walking tour
  • Travel on the red route covering 25 key stop locations
  • Live guide or recorded commentary in 8 different languages
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    You can go to any of the Big Bus, Bus Stops where the Bus Driver will activate your voucher and you can then gain access to the Bus. Suggested Stop would be number 1 - 14 O'Connell Street, Dublin.

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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 629 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    The online booking worked well. I found the closest pick-up point quite easily. The bus was clean and well maintained and the driver was excellent. I particularly appreciated his personable approach to ticket issuing and to people in general but his commentary, jokes and quotes added significant value to the experience. The bus route allowed me to get a great overview of and orientation of the city for later exploration.

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    May 19, 2022

    First time in Dublin & it was the perfect way to discover the lay of the land. The guide, Anne, was very informative & entertaining. Although roadworks prohibited access to about 3 of the stops on the tour, the guide made sure to give us all the information pertaining to those stops. I'd recommend this as a way to initially get to know Dublin.

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    April 16, 2022

    OPn the first ride the volume of the guide was way too low. The recoded guides were sometimes off sync from where we were. But overall very worthwhile. On the two-day pass, I made one trip all around and then researched the sites that most interested me--got off at them the second day.

    March 13, 2022

    Product ID: 201232