Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider:Big Bus Tours Dublin
Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider:Big Bus Tours Dublin

From US$ 31.80 per person


Explore the city of Dublin with a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an open-top bus. Choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets and upgrade your experience with a walking tour, night tour, or coastal tour.

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Valid 1 - 3 days
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Breathe in the vibrant atmosphere of Dublin from an open-top bus
  • Hop on and off the as many times as you wish to explore on your own
  • See iconic sites, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness beer
  • Choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket options with unique extra activities
  • Enjoy an optional walking tour, city night tour, or scenic coastal tour
Full description
Discover the magic of Dublin with our hop-on hop-off bus tour! With a 24,48, or 72-hour ticket, you can explore the city's top sights, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and St. Stephen’s Green at your own pace. Starting at Upper O'Connell Street, the Red Line has 25 stops packed full of Irish fun. Hop on and off the bus as many times as you wish within your ticket validity, and with buses passing through every 30 minutes, you can rejoin the tour when you're ready. Explore the beauty of Nassau Street and plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square and stroll around the Georgian-style gardens before grabbing a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Don't forget to visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland - The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. And 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. But that's not all! Join the optional Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour to delve into the mysteries of Dublin, visit Trinity College, and explore the vibrant city center with our charming and witty guides. For a fun evening out, take our Panoramic Night Tour where our live guide shares the fascinating tales of the city as you cruise along its illuminated streets. Hear the hidden stories and exciting history with a locals' look into Dublin's traditions, architecture, and most memorable characters. Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a trip to the Irish countryside? Our half-day Coastal Tour is perfect! Visit scenic Howth Summit and its fishing village to explore the cliffs on a guided walking tour and stroll through the picturesque Village on your own time. Try a delicious seafood dinner caught fresh from the shores before returning home. Experience Dublin like never before, with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want!
  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Live guide in English
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Walking tour (if option selected)
  • Panoramic night tour (if option selected)
  • Coastal tour (if option selected)

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Meeting point

Please redeem the ticket with a Big Bus staff member at any stop, or at Stop #1 - 13 Upper O'Connell Street (outside Discover Ireland Centre).

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  • Smoking

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Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 496 reviews

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I highly recommend using hop on hop off when visiting a new city . Excellent way to get your bearings . Our guide in Dublin ( I think his name was Jerry ) was full of knowledge and humour . Our bus broke down and we had to switch but it took only a few minutes and the driver was smooth with the transition . We used our tour to mark down the sites we wanted to visit the next day and found places we didn’t know were there . We also learned through our driver / guide that the museums have no entry fee !

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May 19, 2023

It was easy to hop on & off when we wanted. We had 3 different drivers in the 5 times we rode on the bus. Our 2nd driver was the best, extremely full of energy, good volume when he spoke & loads of information. He added a lot of humor to his details & kept our attention. Highly recommend.

February 10, 2023

This a fantastic way to see the city. Every one of the bus drivers was helpful and gave loads of information in the tour. I hopped on and off several times and it was a simple way of travelling without having to learn the local bus routes. I like how it goes according to the time you purchase the ticket and not the date itself. I purchased a 48 premium ticket and was able to use it a span of three days because of the timing I began on the first day. It also included a night tour.

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November 14, 2022

Product ID: 201232