Great- very pleased
The buses worked as they were supposed to, but we were disappointed to realize that the "easy 20 min. walk from the cruise line pier" for a stop toted on the Viator website was really 40 mins. Thankfully there was a free shuttle bus from either the cruise line or the city, not sure which. Turns out there's multiple piers in Dublin and we were not docked at the main terminal. This was a NCL cruise. It was pouring down rain that day, after a month of no rain, so traffic was bad and the buses were crowded, even tho' it was Oct. At the end of the day, we got a little messed up when we got on the bus to go back to Kildare St. where the shuttle bus to the docks left us, we were going the wrong way on the loop and realized we weren't going to make it back for the 4:30 pick-up. It's quite a long loop. We ended up getting off at stop 17 and having to get a taxi back to the docks, which was about 20 euros. And folks, taxis in Dublin do not take credit cards! So be sure you have some euros.
This was a great way to get around the city, and see all of the main tourist attractions!
Great tour to see the sites and very handy when used in conjunction with the skip the line Guinness Storehouse tickets.
Amazing way to see the city.
did everything we wanted.
Gave us a good way to view the city.
The Powerscourt Gardens were the highlight of our trip around the UK. Viator provided a reasonably priced means of reaching the gardens, time to fully explore the gardens and a brief overview of Dublin itself. I would strongly recommend a trip to the gardens for anyone visiting Dublin and the use of Viator for the excursion.
Another great experience...these buses are the way to see a city.
Hop-on Hop-off is the best way to go. Pick and choose what you really want to see.
We had booked the bus tour through Viator.com and really enjoyed it. The commentary was both informative as well as funny and felt it was a great way of getting around to see the city.
Chris Ann Branson
A little disappointing as was hard to take photos due to needing to drive. A good introduction of dublin
THIS WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE; THE BUS WAS OVER FULL,UNABLE TO EVEN SEE OUT OF THE WINDOWS DUE TO DECALS FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES. WE USED IT TO GET TO ONE OR TWO STOPS AND NEVER GOT BACK ON.
HAVE HAD BETTER EXPERIENCES ON OTHER HOP ON HOP OFF TOURS;MY OTHER COMPLAINT IS THAT THE VOUCHERS DID NOT DESIGNATE WHAT LINE WE WERE TO BE ON AND THE BUS DRIVERS WERE A LITTLE SKEPTICAL IN LETTING US ON.
NOT SURE I WOULD BOOK AGAIN
Our tour guide was very informative and pleasant. The only issue we had was that we paid for admission to St. Patrick's Cathedral. We realized that this was suppose to be included in the price for this tour after the tour was over.
It was grea! The drivers were helpful and funny. We'd d definitely do it again.
Hop on Hop off in Dublin is the perfect way to see this beautiful city. I will recommended to anyone.
Alot of money for 5 hrs on our own. Guide was good but only with him for a couple of hours
Our tour was perhaps a little out of the ordinary. When we disembarked from our cruise ship (Celebrity Infinity) we could not locate the tour operator. We were expecting a coach or minivan and searched the dock with increasing anxiety. Finally we made contact with a smartly dressed driver holding a small sign with the expected words on it. It turned out that we were the only two ticket holders for this "group" tour so the local tour company had assigned us a tour driver/guide and a Mercedes car. Our driver, Shaun, could not have been nicer and simply offered to take us anywhere at all, but we stuck with the advertised itinerary, driving first to the Powerscourt Gardens. To our great surprise there were no large tour groups there and we spent a couple of hours strolling the gardens in cool but pleasant weather. Spring flowers were on gorgeous display and the Japanese garden was magnificent. Once we were done, we called the driver's mobile number and he came and picked us up. We toured the Wicklow mountains, stopped at the Avoca woolen shop and had a pub lunch at an almost deserted pub in a small village. The tour of the city of Dublin was extensive and informative. Our driver offered to drop us anywhere and return later to pick us up but by this time we were feeling ready to return to the ship. The crowds and the traffic in Dublin were not as enjoyable to us as the serenity of Powerscourt and its more rural surroundings. A thoroughly enjoyable day. We were most appreciative that that the tour operator still laid on a tour for us when they could have just as easily canceled and returned our money. My only minor criticism is that the "local" contact phone numbers provided in the confirmation were not local to Ireland but were UK numbers and for some reason I could not get through to either of them on my UK mobile phone.
Very good guide. Will use Viator again as I have several times before.
When we arrived at stop 1, there was a bus stopped. We were told there would be another bus coming in 5 minutes and to line up behind the one that was stopped. After 10 minutes the bus that was supposed to show up didn't come and we were then asked to get on the first bus that was already there. The seats on this old bus were so crammed together, I couldn't get my knees in behind the seat ahead.
We got off at the Guinness Storehouse and toured the facility. It was excellent. When finished, we came out and waited over half an hour for the next bus to arrive. People were already waiting ahead of us. In the meantime, 5 green hop-on-hop-off busses attended the stop. There was at least 50 people waiting when we finally got on. Most didn't get on. We were lucky to have been among the first 6 to get on. I don't think my wife and I got our money's worth. We had used Viator previously in other cities without problems and this is why we chose it. Refunds?? - email@example.com
Not worth booking in advance as one has to organize oneself to get to town and there are different companies doing the hop-on hop-off. When booking in advance one has to go with the red buses.
Tickets said there would be someone waiting with our name on a sign. No one was there and the local number listed could not help and seemed perplexed to know why we were calling them. Had to either hire a taxi, bus or take the train into Dublin (we chose train.) About a half mile walk up maybe 150 steps to the station. Hop on hop off was fine, but the rest was a hassle and definitely NOT a 20 minute walk.
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