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

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    What to Expect
    A City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect sightseeing shore excursion while you’re in port in Dublin. Enjoy great views from the top of the bus and see top Dublin attractions as you tour around the city.
    Board the open-top, double-decker bus and see several of Dublin's major attractions including Dublinia, a great interactive exhibition of Irish history and culture. Visit the Old Jameson Distillery, the historic Dublin Castle, the Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park and, of course, the famous Guinness Storehouse.
    Enjoy the informative audio commentary and hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the stops around the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours after the first use (depending on option selected at booking).
    The routes:
    Red Route - 
    13 Upper O'Connell Street  
    Nassau Street 
    Leinster Street 
    National Art Gallery 
    Merrion Square 
    St. Stephen Green / Pearse Street 
    College Green (Irish Whiskey Museum) 
    Dame Street / Temple Bar 
    Dame Street / Dublin Castle 
    Christ Church Cathedral 
    St. Patrick's Cathedral 
    High Street 
    Guinness Storehouse 
    Royal Hospital Kilmainham 
    Kilmainham Gaol / Memorial Gardens 
    Heuston Station 
    Parkgate Street 
    Phoenix Park / Parkgate Street 
    National Museum of Decorative Arts & History 
    Arran Quay / Smithfield 
    Bachelor's Walk 
    Parnell Square 
    Blue Route - 
    13 Upper O'Connell Street 
    Abbey Street 
    EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum 
    Cardiff Lane 
    National Art Gallery 
    Merrion Square 
    St. Stephen Green 
    College Green (Irish Whiskey Museum) 
    Dame Street / Temple Bar 
    Dame Street / Dublin Castle 
    Christ Church Cathedral 
    St. Patrick's Cathedral  
    Guinness Storehouse 
    Royal Hospital Kilmainham 
    Kilmainham Gaol / Memorial Gardens 
    Heuston Station 
    National Museum of Decorative Arts & History 
    Arran Quay 
    Croke Park
    This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Dublin. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
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    Stops:

    • Upper O'Connell Street
    • Nassau Street (National Museum of Archaeology & History, House of Ireland)
    • Leinster Street
    • Merrion Street (National Gallery)
    • Merrion Square South
    • St Stephen's Green
    • Suffolk Street (Dublin Tourism Center, Dublin Wax Museum)
    • Dame Street
    • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia
    • St Patrick's Cathedral
    • High Street
    • Guinness Storehouse
    • Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Museum of Modern Art
    • Kilmainham Gaol
    • Heuston Station
    • Parkgate Street
    • Phoenix Park (Dublin Zoo)
    • National Museum of Decorative Arts & History
    • St Michan’s Crypt, Old Jameson Distillery
    • Bachelor’s Walk (Leprechaun Museum)
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    Reviewed June 29, 2019

    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,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank 2895WendyT
    Reviewed April 25, 2019

    I was in Dublin for a few days in April and bought 6 premium tickets that, subsequently, gave us access to the big bus service for three days. They were supposed to serve us from the 19-04 to 21-04. Unfortunately they had disturbances in the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    BBDublinStephen, Marketing Executive at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

    Hi Maria, I am sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us. Unfortunately, due to Garda road closures and factors out of our control, the Blue route was not able to be operated on Easter Sunday. We did however cover...More

    Reviewed February 17, 2019

    We bought a 3 day bus pass for €37 and did the bus tours all around Dublin to get our bearings. On our last day we took a tour to Malahide Castle and Howth. Our driver was called Eoin and he was brilliant. He talked...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank petula66
    Dublintour, Manager at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

    Hello petula66. Thank you for your great review. Eoin is certainly an attraction not to miss out on in your Dublin explorations. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Igor

    Reviewed January 3, 2019

    The tour itself is not too bad, I would advise getting a live tour rather than the automated commentary for a much better experience of the city. My rating is more for the customer service aspect when something went wrong. The published timings (on both...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank dscraf
    Dublintour, Manager at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

    Hi dscraf. Thank you for your review. We will make sure to pass your remarks to our management team and to follow up on your claim. I do apologise for the inconvenience you and your family had to go through. All the best, Igor S

    Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

    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...More

    2  Thank pauldR4568LC
    Dublintour, Manager at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

    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

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    Nilajane
    October 2, 2018|
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    Response from WantMillionsToTravel | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Nilajane, the difference is they are operated by different companies. From what I did check; tours are very similar. Red line did stop at kilmainham gaol; we got on at that stop. Just compare both routes to see what... More
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    July 21, 2018|
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    Response from Garry D | Reviewed this property |
    Don't know. I bought a one day pass.
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