The Dublin Pass really pays for itself... you just have to plan your time! We really wanted to go to the zoo, but the weather didn't allow for that. We had the three-day pass and activated it from the airport so we could catch the shuttle to the city center; this was a poor decision since we didn't get settled in our hotel until the late afternoon and didn't really have time to visit any attractions that day. I would advise you be mindful of that - it's only 7 euro to catch the shuttle without the pass. The great part is that you can revisit the same places on each day. We went to Guinness Storehouse and the line was out of this world; with the pass we were able to skip the queue, which paid for itself right there. We didn't take full advantage of our passes, but still feel like we definitely got our money worth. I would recommend this for anybody that is looking to hit up the main tourist attractions.
Excellent idea. Meant all our spending money went on food, drink, and the occasional tram ride. We loved the zoo, thought the gaol tour was well documented. Guide really knew his stuff! Spent a morning at the Guinness Store, enjoying our free pint and the breathtaking panoramic view on the seventh floor. Jameson Distillery was another great tour. Am now a convert loving Jameson's with ginger ale and lime! Spent a lovely evening at the Brazen Head - live entertainment was great and Irish Stew to die for!!! Visited The Quays Bar and enjoyed the entertainment. Found a quirky bar on Dame Street - Bankers Lounge - great crowd. Had a couple of superb meals at the Bank on College Green. All in all superb trip would definitely go again and recommend the Dublin Pass. We even got transported to O'Connell Street by bus from outside the airport. No hassle during our stay. JUST FUN.
Brenna L USA
This pass easily can pay for itself several times over (if you schedule it right). I recommend booking it in conjunction with one of the hop-on hop-off tours, so your transportation and most of the tours/exhibits are covered. The problem will be choosing which things you want to see!
Great variety of things included in the pass with the ability to return to places (one admission per location per day). I wish I had had more time to see and do more. The only drawback was that I didn't get the booklet of what's included until I arrived in Dublin so wasn't able to preplan daily itineraries. I'll likely get the pass again the next time I go back, and I've saved the book from this trip so I'll be able to do some preplanning.
Dublin Pass is a handy way to take in the city highlights. We didn't use it for the airport shuttle afterall, but the next two days as we walked about the city. With the free guide, we saw our choices and it simplifies things.
The dublin pass is perfect for the first time visitor to Dublin (would also say it is best to get the hop-on hop-off bus ticket to go with it as you get a discount with this pass as well). I would most likely get the pass if I went back as there was still lots we didn't get to see.
Kathleen K USA
very convenient and easy to use, didn't have to worry about currency and having small change for all the entrance fees.
definately worth the money if you plan on going to more than 2 or 3 places!
Tanya M United Kingdom
Superb value for a family weekend in dublin, Zoo was good fun, and jumping the queues felt wonderful. Kids enjoyed Dublina-Viking Museum and Gaol. Guiness Storehouse was very informative and interesting.
Alexander H Australia
We found the 6 day Dublin Pass worked well for us. We didn't have to rush around trying to see everything all at once. We didn't have to queue to buy tickets and nearly every place we visited had it's own Dublin Pass entry so we never had to wait for very long to get into the venue.
Jennifer C N Canada
This was great and I would recommend it to all my friends.
Angela B USA
This will save you money if you plan to do lots of things listed in the book. I couldn't get to everything, but this made it simple to get into things like the Guinness Brewery tour. I went ahead of everyone in line and walked right through.
Plenty of interesting places and experiences, the transfer from the airport was a huge befit after a long flight. Restaurants involved are great. Recommend Dublinia, Chester Beatty and Little Museum. The guide book is useful because most attractions don't open before 10am, so you need to plan carefully. Utilise the Luas light rail for travel, a lot of attractions are with 500 metres of this.
Unless you have a lot of time in Dublin, this may not be worth the money. It is useful to skip the line at some places like Guinness and the Goel, but if you get to many of the sites early, you will get in quickly. It's a great value, if you have a week to use it, as it covers most of the places you'll want to see. It doesn't work with Trinity College and the Book of Kells.
Nice to be able to skip lines and enter right away. Didn't use it as much as I thought, but worth it during high tourist season.
If you add up your attraction prices individually, this can save you money. For us, we came out about 40 euros ahead. But then I don't know that we would have done both the Guiness and Jameson tours if they both hadn't been included. We probably would have chosen one over the other since we're somewhat of teetotalers. But since they both were on the agenda, we did both, and enjoyed them thoroughly.
Once I booked my 4-day trip to Dublin, I immediately booked a 3-day pass, and in hindsight I would have done this differently and only gotten one for one or two days. I thought it would be handy to have from the word go, but I didn't use it much on the first day.
I stupidly forgot to bring my printed voucher - this is essential when booking the Pass through Viator. However, at the tour-desk I was asked to email it from my phone to the nice lady at the desk and she then printed it off for me. So do not despair if you forget to bring the print-out, and you have a smart-phone!
I stayed in Dublin from Friday to Sunday - several attractions are closed on Sunday/Monday, so check if those are your two main days for sightseeing if the ones you're interested in are open (many are as well!).
I also went in October - slightly out of season. This meant various attractions being listed as 'Free Entry' with the pass, were now free entry to everyone anyway, or much reduced.
Don't forget that the free coach-transfer is only one-way! A single (back) to the airport from where I stayed in Ballsbridge is €8.75.
So I definitely haven't gotten my money's worth out of a 3-day pass, but this is mostly due to poor planning on my side, and not doing research beforehand.
Please note that none of my niggles with the Dublin Pass are Viator's fault.
Allan B United Kingdom
Good value for money ...as long as you remember and use everything
All worked well, but a little disepointed that it looks like some off the travle is added to the pass but its not, So we had to use extra money on Lura and leapcard. Then a lady in the airport turist shop got us to get a Hop on and off card and a Leapcard, kind off only needed the Leapcard, but now we know for next time. Great city and easy to get around and we got to see alot even on only a few days.