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

By City Sightseeing Dublin
Discover Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour, the ideal choice for travelers that prefer a flexible approach to sightseeing. Choose between a 1- or 2-day ticket, and create a personalized sightseeing itinerary using a multi-stop route. Cost-effective and convenient, a hop-on hop-off tour is designed for independent explorers looking to maximize their time in Ireland’s capital. Plus, a discount card, walking tour, and audio guides are also included.
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Ages 5-99
Duration: 1h 45m
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Mobile ticket
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary during a hop-on hop-off tour of Dublin
  • Discover the city at your own pace on a double-decker city sightseeing bus 
  • Enjoy unobstructed views from the upper deck, and listen to audio commentary 
  • A flexible and family-friendly sightseeing option

  • Kids travel free! Every paying adult receives two free tickets for children between 4 - 12
  • 10% discount at Irish Whiskey Museum
  • 10% discount at Irish Day Tours
  • 10% discount at Lazy Bike Tours
  • 2 Free Walking Tours Included
  • Unlimited hop on hop off for 24, 48 or 72 hours
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

After redeeming your 1- or 2-day ticket, climb aboard a distinctive double-decker bus at one of the multiple stops scattered throughout the city. Travel along the Dublin City route to tick off top Dublin attractions such as Parnell Square, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Guinness Storehouse, hopping off whenever you wish to explore further. Onboard audio commentary, available in several languages, keeps you in the loop while an open-top upper deck lets you absorb unobstructed views of the city. This tour also includes access to a walking tour and a discount card for numerous Dublin attractions, shops, and restaurants.

Departure details
  • Location Name: Exchange your voucher at either of the following redemption points: • City Sightseeing Dublin Shop, Stop 1, 13 Upper O’Connell Street • Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2916DUB

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates All year round (except on Christmas Day), and runs daily.
  • Bus runs from 9:15am - 5:00pm, Duration - 105 minutes. Frequency - every 45- 60 minutes. , however this is subject to change depending on the time of day and year; please check locally for the latest timetable.
  • Tour begins at the Irish Whiskey Museum, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any bus stop along the route.
  • You must bring a mobile or printed voucher for this tour.
  • Mobile vouchers can be redeemed at any of stops along the route. Paper vouchers must be redeemed at one of the following tourist offices: 37 College Green, Dublin 2. 69 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.
  • Buses provide a multilingual audio tour commentary.
  • Walking Tours: Daily departures at 10:30am from 37 College Green
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • 2 children travel for free with every full paying adult ticket. No ticket required for the children
  • The walking tour runs at 11am and 2pm every day and starts at Barnardo Square next to City Hall. Customers will need to show their ticket to the guide
  • Most travelers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
How much is City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour price starts from $30.80. Discover and book City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour cancellation policy?
City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is hosted by City Sightseeing Dublin. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Sightseeing Dublin on Tripadvisor. Discover and book City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2916DUB

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Climber19261634008
Climber19261634008
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Great tour of you want to learn a bit about the outskirts of the city.
They didn't tell us the route before we started, but in talking to others at the hotel, it was highly recommended.
laraluvsU2
laraluvsU2
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A different perspective to see Dublin. Well worth it.
To see Dublin from a different perspective, take the Boat Cruise on the River Liffey. Our Skipper, Mark, and our g
RubyRemy
RubyRemy
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Disappointed
We bought tickets for this tour, went to the ticket redemption point it was closed,very disappointed
3stars1wish
3stars1wish
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Great introductory tour of Dublin
We purchased our tickets in advance. Instructions were given as to the meeting points and time for pickup. The bus
patto9941
patto9941
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Great tour
Took the bus tour around the sites of Dublin on a very quiet day , easy to follow map of the route to pick out the
benfromswansea
benfromswansea
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Prepare for Long Waits in the Cold
Me and my partner have used the city sightseeing bus in several cities. Dublin's was by far the worst. Firstly in m
Ambassador787573
Ambassador787573
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Ireland 2019
The Hop on Hop off city tour is nice and on time, very affordable too. The greeter is well knowledgeable of the pl
Alexander C
Alexander C
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A good and convenient way to see the city
Most efficient way to see the city. There are 31 stops in the bus loop, which allows us to visit many locations alo
purplepea_9
purplepea_9
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Fantastic driver and guide
My husband and I have done a fair few of those bus tours in our time and we have to say that Michael and Jerry (Ger
marg80
marg80
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Hop on hop off with Toffee-guide
We had a funny and nice sightseeing with guide! He was funny, helpsom and had a lot of knowledge. And also gave us
Kirsten H
Kirsten H
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Don't use them in the rain apparently!
I've used City Sightseeing in other towns with great success but I seriously regret using them in Dublin. On an ext
joycep883
joycep883
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Easy way to get around for a day in Dublin.
Although it's a easy way to get around Dublin for a day or quick tour. I'd suggest just walking and using your GPS
wallstreetguy
wallstreetguy
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Nice Day to sit in the open air Top Deck and Enjoy Dublin
We usually use Viator to book Hop On Hop Off bus tours in cities where it is available - we also did the same in B
cruisinggal2
cruisinggal2
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Couple
Excellent way to get around Dublin. Hop on hop off. By a 48 hour pass in advance its less expensive. We found
A6663XAkellyb
A6663XAkellyb
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Hard to find, ran sparingly
We booked this service because it was the least expensive, and we certainly got what we paid for. Of the three hop-
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MUTigerInIL
Bloomington, IL201 contributions
The bus ride was comfortable and the bus made stops within an acceptable time of their estimate to be at various places. The main problem is they use a recorded audio method to present their tour information, and you just couldn’t hear it very well. Lots of street noise and just the noise of the buses made it nearly impossible to hear the content. We sat on the top and the bottom and it didn’t make a difference. I recommend a different tour that has a live person announcing the content, as we heard that is a better method from others we talk to.
Written July 29, 2022
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JBthewanderer
Kent, UK28 contributions
The bus visits all the main spots in Dublin so ticks the basic boxes for what you want on a hop-on hop-off tour service.

However, the run times of these buses seems all over the place. After a visit to Dublin Zoo, we were stranded waiting for a bus for over an hour. We were told buses run up to every 45 minutes at the latest. We also walked some earlier stops, still no bus seen. Needs to have some sort of timetable for passengers, website was useless and had no details.

Side note, after this long time waiting in the cold and seeing a few Big Bus Dublin ones pass as it shared the same stop, we asked them if they knew about City Sightseeing schedule. After advising our situation, the driver very generously let us on with no charge
Written December 17, 2022
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Rosemary S
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How do I begin to talk about Gerry? Well, perhaps I should start by saying that Gerry wouldn’t wonder how to begin because he has already been talking the entire time. To be fair, the lad warned us many times: I’ll talk yer ear off!” “You’ll be sick of me before the day is out!” “For those of you who just joined us, I’m Gerry and I talk..a LOT.” These declarations are generally followed with a brief tirade about how is wife is sick of his yammering and he has no choice but to take it out on us…and we are more than happy to let him.

As a local Dubliner himself, Gerry has extensive knowledge of the area and points out niche sights with sarcastic wit and delightful banter. He has got a pet name or pun for nearly every landmark in the area and if he doesn’t he isn’t afraid to give helpful child rearing advice. One such gem is scaring your child with a stuffed gorilla in the “Dead Zoo.” Gerry also has opinions on Guiness’ TWENTY-ONE kids, but I don’t want to spoil anything. I’m sure I have learned more about taking care of children in that hour and a half tour than in my four years as a school teacher.

Gerry truly adds an immense amount of personality to an already fascinating town. On top of being informative, he also sings, recites poetry and does a terrible impersonation of Tom Cruise’s terrible impersonation of an Irish accent that is so bad it’s good? It comes all the way round and will have you on the floor of the bus. Gerry clearly loves Dublin and he has made me fall in love with it too! He truly spoiled us for the rest of the Hop-On/Hop-Off tours. None other will compare!

(Special thanks to Eddie and Maggie in the ticket office. Thank you for your help with the tickets!)
Written November 2, 2022
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Jason T
8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
My wife and I booked this tour based on great trip advisor reviews but were very disappointed. We show up to redeem our ticket and find out that they were down drivers so the bus only came around every 45 minutes at each stop, and the entire loop takes 2 hours. They also had no schedule or tracking app so it’s just a guess when the bus will show up at each stop. We see the Book of Kells close by then hop on the bus to go to Guinness (6 stops away). What little audio commentary we heard was good. We get off at Guinness and ask when bus stops running and we’re told 7. It’s 4:30 when we finish Guinness and then proceed to wait 45 minutes in the cold and rain for a bus that never comes (meanwhile we see 3 green Dublin Go buses, and they say come around every 20-30 minutes and cover more stops). After checking the website, we find out this bus stopped running at 4 (although another website said 5 and the driver said 7) and proceed to walk back to our hotel. They tell you the bus ticket is good for 24 hours but don’t tell you the bus only runs 6 hours out of the day (10-4). We couldn’t come back the next day to try again because we had another tour booked (Wild Rover tour of Northern Ireland which was excellent, highly recommend). My wife and I had done other hop on hop off tours before but this was the worst. This would only be useful if you get on and spend 2 hours to do the entire loop and then get off. It is not practical to take it to multiple sights like we tried to do. I recommend the Dublin Go green buses instead which were approximately the same price but much more frequent and reliable.
Written October 2, 2022
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jerome c
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a rip off. The site says that they run every 45-60 minutes but we waited for more than an hour and ended up taking "bigbus tours" (slightly more expensive) but they run every 20 minutes.
Although we didn't use the tickets, "City Sightseeing" did not provide any refund on the tickets.
DON'T USE THEM, spend 10 euros extra with one of the other 2 companies instead!
Written November 7, 2022
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catts4christ
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany95 contributions
There are at least three hop on-hop off bus tour options in Dublin. We went with this one based on the recommendation of a local and because it was slightly less expensive than another option. In retrospect, that wasn’t the best decision.

Among the negatives:
1. We had to print “tickets” to be scanned and exchanged for receipt “passes” on a bus or at the main office. We were able to have our hotel print the ticket, but this shouldn’t be a thing in the day of mobile e-everything.
2. The bus driver couldn’t get his scanner to work to issue our passes. We had to visit the main office with our printed proof of purchase to get our passes. On the bright side, the driver let us ride the bus to the main office, and the main office was helpful.
3. On some of the buses, it was impossible to hear the tour audio and many of the headphone jacks for other languages were not functional. On other buses, the audio and headphone jacks were fine.
4. The buses only came around (maybe) every 30 minutes. At one stop, we saw three buses from a competitor (Big Bus) come and go before our bus arrived. It was difficult to make quick progress from one part of the city to another.
5. The prominently placed brochures advertised times and starting location for a free 90-minute city walking tour. When we arranged our day to participate in this walking tour and arrived at the starting point well ahead of time, we were informed that the times and starting location had changed, and the brochure had not been updated. This was disappointing.

On the positive side, all of the employees we encountered were friendly and helpful, the stops were conveniently located, and the tour audio was interesting when we could hear it.

One of the competitors (Big Bus) offered an app that claims to allow tracking bus locations, and we saw them far more often. If we had it to do over, we would have used Big Bus even though it was a little more expensive. City Sightseeing has some potential, but they need to update their business model a bit to offer a high quality service.
Written July 17, 2022
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TPLL
Wolverhampton, UK18 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Used this service (Red Bus) by chance as it was the first bus to show up. It was expensive to buy on the bus at 28 euro per person for one day till 4pm. We only managed ONE hop off and on as the waiting for the bus at the stop was well over an hour and there were too many things to see. We did stay on and complete the circuit to look from the bus which was nice but not worth the money. The commentary on the tour was informative but often out of sync with where you were at and you had often passed the site it was asking you to look at. Definitely pick up a map as you get on the bus to keep track of what you are looking out for because of this. While waiting at stops for our bus to turn up we saw the The Big Bus company (Burgendy Bus) turn up the most multiple times in our waiting time. It stopped at least 3 times while we were waiting and then the Green Bus turned up at least 2 times.
Written May 31, 2022
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ken m
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Ultimately the tour itself was good. But after waiting 50 minutes for the bus beside the Liffey near the Arlington Hotel, the bus driver failed to stop. We walked to the tour operators office where a lady called Deirdre was extremely understanding and helpful. A QR scanner failure meant we had to go the College Green office where we were issued tickets and then had to wait a further 20 minutes for the bus. 2 hours of our sole day in Dublin wasted.
Written July 17, 2022
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Lorey Elliott
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Not worth rating.
We were told at stop #1 there would be a bus every 45 minutes. We got off at Guinness storehouse at 9:30am and were back out at 12:15 for the 12:30 bus only to wait until 1:15 when one finally showed up. In that time there were at least 6 DoDublin (green bus) busses that stopped while we waited. The driver told us traffic was heavy downtown. Commentary is a recording, hard to hear and minimal. Having done the Green bus in the past I know there are many more interesting tidbits of information about many of the sites that were not mentioned - like Georgian architecture and the famous lion at the zoo. Our bus didn’t even slow down for a drive-by photo op of the famous St. James gates or mention the residence on the Guinness family or the church used by Guinness employees. And that’s just one stop on the tour. Now we have another 24 hours to use up. Not how I like to spend my holiday time in Dublin …. Go Green!!
Written September 28, 2022
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Noelle
Ireland13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We booked our ticket online and waited for 45 minutes at the busstop on Morehampton Road and no bus arrived. We tried phoning the number on the sign which was an automated service and we could not speak to an actual human. I messaged the company online through Instagram to find out if the stop was still on the route and four days later I still have no response. We walked to Stephens Green and joined the ever increasing queue of people also waiting for the next bus. I got chatting to the bus driver of a competitor who offered us the trip at two thirds of the price that we had paid and advised that they have buses running all day. When this bus did arrive it was packed and we all wouldn't have fit on it anyway. Thankfully we managed to cancel our ticket and we went with The Big Bus tour company instead and despite the disaster with this company, we really enjoyed the experience.

Firstly, I would not recommend this company to anyone.

Secondly a note to the service provider, if your stops are not in service than remove the signs.

Thirdly, respond to your customers as without them you don't have a business.

Fourthly, if I could give this a zero star rating I would have. The only reason it got 1 star was because I couldn't submit it without one.
Written August 8, 2022
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