Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the The Dublin Pass. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
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!
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.
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
This was great and I would recommend it to all my friends.
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.
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.
The timetable was exact. If the bus was to be at a stop at a particular time, it was there. Helped with planning because I was there for only one day and wanted to see lots of thing.
Perfect for free access to the main attractions of the city and around the city. We also used it to cut the line in Guinness store. Not included the entrance to Dublin castle and Trinity library.
Very good value and the book gives you lots of information. Had the free coffee and cake at Bewleys too which was lovely. Many attractions let you go straight in too without queuing, excellent!
I would highly recommend the Dublin Pass. It is an excellent way to see the city highlights and you can make the most of it for the 72 hours. I used it the first day upon arrival, while waiting for my hotel room to be ready. I was able to go to a few sites, then make it an early night to catch up on sleep. I used the pass the next two days, and had no difficulty except for that after arriving at the last stop you have to exit the bus and go a block or two on foot to catch the next one at stop 1. The guides were consistently informative and funny. The only issue is that the pass is supposed to get you in without waiting in lines and this was not the case. Whenever there was a line, I still had to queue up even with the pass- this should be fixed as it is an important part of purchasing an expensive pass like this, to be able to surpass the lines and go right into an exhibit to keep your visit timely. Other than that, I would recommend it.