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.
The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiast about the tour. He gave very interesting commentary about the history and current events in the history of Dublin. I highly recommend this tour.
Enjoyed this tour. Interesting displays and a pint of Guinness at the end with great views of the city. Front of line tickets was a plus.
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.
We booked a historical walking tour through Viator.com that lasted a couple of hours and started at Trinity College. The tour guide was very knowledgable but the entire tour turned out to be about the history of Ireland and the divide between the Catholics and Protestants and we did not go to some of the places listed in their description like Temple Bar and Ha'Penny Bridge nor did we learn much about the places we visited with the exception of a Catholic church that had been hidden in the back yard of a building during a time that they were discriminated against. There were some interesting parts but much of the time I had a hard time paying attention because the content was boring to me and not at all what I expected.
Chris Ann Branson
Great to do. A license to print money by the business. Impressive top floor. Do front of the line. We skipped 200 metre line
There wasn't a line to get in, but if there was it would have been useful.
Chris Ann Branson
A little disappointing as was hard to take photos due to needing to drive. A good introduction of dublin
THERE WERE NO LINES. AS A MATTER OF FACT,WE HAD TO WAIT WHILE OTHERS WHO HAD JUST WALKED IN WERE PROCESSED THROUGH BEFORE US. A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED IN THIS EXCURSION AS THE TOUR IS NOT OF ANY ACTUALLY BEER MAKING--MORE OF A HISTORY MUSEUM.
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.
I am sure this was a great our also, but we did not plan our day right and ended up not doing this one.
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.
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