Experience the beauty, history, and culture of Dublin during this popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 1- or 2-day tickets and select one of two popular routes that highlight the best of the Emerald Isle's capital city. Discover historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace and enjoy free extras. With 32 stops along the way—including the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, and the Irish Whisky Museum—this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing.
Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour in Dublin
Travel the city in style by open-top double-decker bus
Choose from two different routes stopping at 32 sites of interest throughout Dublin
Take in top city attractions such as Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse, and Temple Bar
Enjoy complete freedom to hop on and off at your leisure
Gain insight into Dublin’s history from the informative on-board commentary
We take the on/off bus in all the cities, and this one did not disappoint. The 1.5 hour tour was perfect. It was raining a bit that day, and it was an excellent overview. Later it cleared up and we got off where we wanted to.
When I travel, I usually enjoy the open bus tours on the red bus. Dublin red bus tour was a total disappointment. We stood at each spot for at least an hour before a red bus would come by, meanwhile 4 or 5 green busses would come by to pick up passengers for the same type of tour. If you travel to Dublin, stay clear of the red bus, choose the green or “big red bus” as you will not have to wait more than 15 mins for one to come pick you up. It was a total waste of a day standing and bus stops. We finally just jumped on the “green” but and blended into the crowd so we could get back to our car.
This experience was okay, however; I was disappointed for a few reasons:
- Overcharged: we were charged full price for two kids 10 and under, even though the website stated that kids in this age range should be free. I naturally expected a refund. However, when I attempted to resolve with the local company, they said I would need to settle with Viator.
- Very confusing process for redeeming tickets: when I tried to go through the email process to get an electronic copy of my tickets, I was sent through a continuous loop that ultimately resulted in me having to go a physical location to obtain my tickets. When I showed up at the first location, the person tried to be helpful but was unable to redeem my tickets, so she sent me to another location. At the second location, I finally spoke to someone who was helpful, but it was still unclear why the process was so involved and not straightforward.
In addition, no one seemed to be able to advise how frequently the buses stopped at the various locations. We were basically told not to rely on a bus coming very often so we should hop on when we could.
Since it sounds like Viator is just a third-party in this whole arrangement, I would have preferred to work more directly with a local company who actually runs the bus tours. It seems like that would have made the process more straightforward and it also could have resulted in better pricing as we were overcharged and that the local company also pays a notable percent to Viator.
Viator sold us passes for a bus service that is not in business. The green bus owned by the City honored our passes. After a lot of research, I choice to buy the passes before our arrival as the viator add states you can get on at any stop with your printed voucher. When they sent the receipt it stated only at the tourist bureau which was a long ways from were we were staying. I contacted viator twice, but got no assistance. Do not buy in advance, you can board the green bus at any stop and pay for your pass at that time.
Decided that this would be our first adventure upon arriving in Dublin. We met our bus and unfortunately, the speaker did not work. The driver,however, told us where to go for another stop. Found that bus and the earphones which they handed out did not work. Did turn up the outside speaker so that we could learn about the various stops. Even with the difficulties, the employees were very helpful and apologetic for the mishaps!
We did the 2 day pass which allowed us to take the full tour on the first trip, then go back to the things we wanted to explore later. The guide we had on the first bus was brilliant and brought all the tall tales of Dublin to life.
We got a two day pass which allowed us to see everything we wanted to see in Dublin City. The bus came every 15 minutes so we never had to wait very long for a bus. We really enjoy the Hop On and Hop Off City tours and have taken advantage of them in several cities.
The tour guides were friendly, informative and funny, and the bus takes you around to each of the highlights of the city and provides good information about them too. The only issue I had was that sometimes the busses would take up to 45 minutes to arrive at a stop when they were supposed to be every 15 minutes. That being said, it was a very busy Dublin weekend and it really didn't detract from the experience.