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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

By City Sightseeing Dublin
from
$27.90
per adult
from
$27.90
per adult

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Ages 5-99, max of 2 per group
Duration:
1h 45m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour for 24 or 48 hours
  • Live commentary in English or multilingual audio tour commentary
  • 10% discount at Irish Whiskey Museum
  • 10% discount at Irish Day Tours
  • 10% discount at Lazy Bike Tours
  • 2 Free Walking Tours Included
  • 2 children travel for free with every full paying adult ticket
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy

Departure details
  • Location Name: Cruise Passengers: Shuttle services are available to take cruise passengers from the terminal into the city centre. These shuttle services arrive nearby Merrion Square - close-by to tour stops 5 & 6 along both routes. Please note, these shuttle services are not operated by City Sightseeing and may incur extra charges. Passengers can also opt to walk to Stop 1, 13 Upper O'Connell Street, which is roughly a 20-minute walk from the Cruise Terminal. Return Location: This tour operates a circular route - it will return to the first departure point.  Cruise passengers are advised to return to Stop 5 or 6, at Merrion Square, where shuttle services operate to return passengers to the Cruise Terminal.
  • Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
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: 2916PRTDUB

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates All year round (except on Christmas Day), and runs daily.
  • Bus runs from 09:15am - 5:00pm, Duration - 105 minutes. Frequency - every 45- 60 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 2 Walking Tours Included: 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic 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 Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
How much is Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour price starts from $29.70. Discover and book Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour cancellation policy?
Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing 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 Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing 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 Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing 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: 2916PRTDUB

About the operator

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

Jason T
Jason T
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Don’t Waste Your Money. Book Green Bus Instead.
My wife and I booked this tour based on great trip advisor reviews but were very disappointed. We show up to redeem
georginamT1519MI
georginamT1519MI
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Look elsewhere
Buyer beware. Their website advised that you can request a refund for unused tickets within one week. I got a respo
Loreyel
Loreyel
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HOHO No no!
Not worth rating. We were told at stop #1 there would be a bus every 45 minutes. We got off at Guinness storehouse
742gerw
742gerw
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Lack of audio options and poor sound. Basically a poor experience overall
Audio issues made for a very poor experience. Headphones on one side of bus not working. When we asked driver to ex
Ronald A
Ronald A
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Skip the Hop on Hop off bus tour
This mode of transportation to see Dublin was a total waste of time. We waited nearly an hour on several occasions
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
Carl G
Carl G
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Do not get this bus,,go green
This bus stops at the bus stop sign approx.every 1 hour and 15 min.The green hop on hop off bus made 3 stops to the
MariaX
MariaX
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Choose the green hop on hop off bus
I felt this was a total rip-off. * no live commentary, the tape was ok but could be much better * no time-schedule
808kirks
808kirks
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Over an hour between busses
We waited over an hour for the bus at the first stop. Bus never came,…so we decided to get a refund via the credit
F4616QQstevenk
F4616QQstevenk
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Long waits? How about never saw a bus.
Stay away, bought tickets on line. Waited at a stop for 40 minutes and never saw a bus. Saw others several times. W
summitsvs
summitsvs
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Other choices
I use city sightseeing in many cities, but here they are not that great. People are great, but it seems they need
nelliec100
nelliec100
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Avoid at all costs
We booked our ticket online and waited for 45 minutes at the busstop on Morehampton Road and no bus arrived. We tr
lynnea798
lynnea798
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Disappointing experience
There were no times at the bus stop we went to so we had no idea how long we would have to wait (it turned out to b
MUTigerInIL
MUTigerInIL
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You can’t hear the tour content
The bus ride was comfortable and the bus made stops within an acceptable time of their estimate to be at various pl
William C
William C
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I would recommend Big Bus over this company
There are at least three hop on-hop off bus tour options in Dublin. We went with this one based on the recommendati
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
35 reviews
Excellent
22
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5

Shay D
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
the most informative trip I have had. I have taken it 5 or 6 times and it's a new experience every time. took the 1916 tour ( don't know if it's still running) but it was the best tour I have been on. being from Dublin I thought I knew it all, but the guides ( especially Eddie) on the tour we're amazing. with their local knowledge, and little details of events and places around the city. would highly recommend taking this tour.
Written April 19, 2018
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Hi Shay, thanks for the great review and recommendation! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the City Sightseeing Dublin tour! Even locals get to learn new things while on tour with us. Kind regards, Christian
Written April 23, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica S
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Friends
Eoin 100% made this tour so perfect! We were excited to see the Malahide Castle and town of Howth and could not have been happier with our decision to utilize this tour group to do it with. While we were still getting used to the time change (being from California) we had initially missed our departure time, but after reaching out to the tour company, they were quick to allow us the opportunity to take the afternoon trip instead! It was so COLD but Eoin’s humor and knowledge made it all that much better!

Thank you so much, Eoin!!
Written February 24, 2018
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Hello there, I'm so glad to see that you got the opportunity to do our tour! It really is a must when visiting the city as it allows you to orientate yourself around the city as well as getting to see all the best attraction. Thanks for leaving a great review! Kind Regards, Aoibh City Sightseeing Dublin.
Written February 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul D
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
We recently visited Dublin while doing a British Isles cruise. With an overnight stop in Dublin we decided to do the hop on hop off tour the first day in Dublin. Part of the reason we chose this tour was that one of the stops on their 2 routes was at Kilmainham Gaol. We had “timed tickets “ for the jail museum and felt this tour would serve two purposes. Getting us to the jail for our tour as well as giving us a tour of Dublin’s highlights. The bus tour was good all by itself. We used both the red and blue route before and after the Kilmainham tour and the red route with live tour guide was our favourite. It was a great way to discover Dublin and it helped us plan other activities. Thumbs up!
Written September 10, 2018
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Hi Paul D, Thanks for taking time to review, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour and your staying in Dublin with us! All the best, Fabrizio
Written September 25, 2018
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2895WendyT
Duluth, GA8 contributions
Friends
Be aware that the title "Dublin shore excursion" is misleading. This tour does NOT pick cruise passengers up at the port - you must find your own way into the city (It says so in the "fine print" but not prominently). Once in the city, it was difficult to find the bus location. Ended up taking a different tour.
Written June 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cubsfan60614
Chicago, IL47 contributions
Not usually a fan of bus tours, but we wanted to maximize use of our Dublin pass so used our hop on/off ticket for a ride to Teelings. We lucked out and got Declan. He’s not only hilarious, but a surprisingly good singer. Not sure if all of his celebrity stories are true either, but they sure were entertaining as was his commentary on the Luas. If there’s a way to get on one of his tours, do it!
Written September 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi Cubsfan68, Thank you so much for your five-star review, and of course your kind words on Declan! We do hope to see you again sometime. All the best, brian L
Written September 25, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rhbmoyer
Brantford, Canada15 contributions
Couples
As our hotel room wasn’t ready when we arrived, early in the morning, we stored our luggage and decided to ride the Hop On Hop Off bus which stoppped right beside our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we saw, the broad area covered and the amount of information about each area. Well worth the time and makes it easy to visit tourist attractions.
Written August 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for the really positive review Delighted you enjoyed the best Open top Hop on hop off in Dublin
Written August 16, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

liz r
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Couples
Just got home after doing hop on hop off tour I taught i try it out ask people keep asking me which one is the best. Don't get me wrong it is good and staff are great but where the tour bus bring you in the city center is all walking distance, what you pay on bus could be used for a lovely lunch as most museums are free to visit .While your walking you get to see a lot more sights. Anyway thanks to the drivers for the work they do.
Written June 17, 2018
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Hi Liz, Thanks for your review. I do understand your point about some attractions being very close to each other, and would have to agree that some are well within walking distance. But bringing people to different attractions is not the sole purpose of our tour. It is just one branch of a ver big tree. The main reasoning behind the tour is to educate visitors on the wonderful history of Dublin, from its Medieval and Viking past right up to what is going on today. And with the blue route giving you a chance to see areas such as Glasnevin and Croke Park we think our service is second to none. We do hope you give us another go in the future. And be sure to reach out ahead of time and we can give you a discount! Our email is hello@citysightseeingdublin.ie. All the best, Brian L
Written June 22, 2018
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Melody1919
San Diego, CA8 contributions
Friends
I've traveled to different countries and cities and taken these type of bus tours. Guides are not all created equal. I also work in the hospitality industry and hire people that can create amazing experiences for people that pay for a service... so trust me when I say that Eoin is in the right job. He is REALLY good at what he does... and is genuinely funny! My friend and I laughed so much... you can tell he enjoys sharing his city and entertaining people on his bus. Such a great trip to the castle of Malahide and then to the city of Howth. I HIGHLY recommend this tour and that you seriously try to get Eoin as your guide.
Written February 24, 2018
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Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it is much appreciated. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your time on the City Tour and even better that you got to experience it with one of our best drivers. Eoin really is an amazing guide and always a favorite with our passengers, i'm glad you enjoyed your tour with him. Thanks for traveling with us and I hope you do so again. Kind Regards, Aoibh City Sightseeing Dublin.
Written February 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruby Salt
3 contributions
Friends
We bought tickets for this tour, went to the ticket redemption point it was closed,very disappointed
Written September 4, 2020
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patto9941
Helmsley, UK69 contributions
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 highlights of the city , 24 or 48 hour tickets with a free walking tour included, with all the fears of the conovirus there was only 2 of us on the bus ! As soon as we started the tour audio description failed 😟 Jim our driver took up the challenge and provided us with his own brilliant commentary with added bonuses all the way round, he’s only a part time driver but what a star , made our day, thanks Jim 👍
Written March 13, 2020
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