4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:45 minutes (approx.)

Dublin by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

When the sun goes down, Dublin lights up with an energy that makes nighttime sightseeing in Ireland’s capital an exciting experience. This family-friendly, open-top bus tour covers top Dublin attractions including the upscale houses of Georgian Dublin, the up-and-coming Docklands District and Dublin City Centre. It’s the perfect way for first-time visitors and those short on time to get a quick and easy overview of this captivating city.


  • Open-top bus tour of Dublin at night
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of Dublin’s dazzling city lights
  • See the elegant houses of Georgian Dublin
  • Venture to the modern Docklands District with its many shops and restaurants
  • Admire lighted landmarks throughout Dublin City Centre

What You Can Expect

Dublin by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Dublin by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Your night tour begins in the bustling heart of Dublin on O’Connell Street. Learn about Dublin’s history and culture from your guide’s expert commentary as you admire the lights of the city and people-watch from the comfort of an open-top bus.

Explore Georgian Dublin, the historical houses built in the 18th and early 19th centuries during the reigns of King George I through King George IV. These stately brick homes feature cast-iron architectural touches and reflect Dublin’s past under British rule.

Next, explore the burgeoning Docklands District, located on the banks of the Liffey River. Take note of the vibrant hotels, cafes and bars of this contemporary area before returning to Dublin City Centre, where you’ll see famous landmarks including the Spire of Dublin, a stainless steel monument standing 398 feet (122 meters) over O’Connell Street that lights up like a beacon at night.

This short but illuminating loop around the city ends, on O'Connell street, early enough for you to experience Dublin’s rich nightlife!

Customer Reviews

Stephanie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We did this tour our first night in Dublin, and so glad that we did. It was a great overview of the city, with a funny and talented young man so also sang Irish folk songs as we drove around town. He gave us some great insight, not only as a Dubliner, but also as a student. My husband, who is not a big fan of bus tours enjoyed this tour tremendously. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who was looking to get the lay of the land in Dublin. It was pretty quick, and he gave us a great restaurant recommendation at the end.

Kathleen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a lovely evening and a lovely tour.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent! Guide and driver were great!

Avelino R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tourguide, Sean, was very knowledgeable and entertaining


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was really good value. The evening was a bit drizzly and chilly up on top deck so wear a windcheater or hoodie! The wee shots of Irish Whiskey that we were greeted with on entering the bus helped take the edge off however. Guide was energetic and informative. He actually sang a few traditional songs and strummed his guitar well also. Good experience.

Noelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Sean was the best. It is not a typical tour. Sean makes the evening come alive and tells you such history as you drive through the city seeing Dublin. It was the last thing we did in the evening and it was the best way to end our trip to Dublin. Thank you Sean...

Wanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour. It added another perspective to our understanding of Ireland. A good combination with the Hop on hop off bus for day time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I purchased the open bus tour for my son and bride on their first night in Dublin. Thought it would give them a chance to relax after a day of sightseeing and see anything they may have missed. Guess it was a hit b/c my son sent me an email later that night: The bus-tour was so much fun, we had a blast! Thanks for that!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was the best hop on hop off deal we ever purchased. The live commentary was excellent and the airport transfer was a bonus.

Allan B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Most enjoyable and very interesting ....just remember and wrap up well

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