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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin, Ireland
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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 follow the route that highlights 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 multiple stops along the way—including the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, and the Irish Whiskey Museum—this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing.
  • Travel the city in style by open-top double-decker bus
  • 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

What's Included

  • Unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours
  • 10% discount at Irish Whiskey Museum
  • 10% discount at Irish Day Tours
  • 10% discount at Lazy Bike Tours
  • 2 Free Walking Tours Included
  • 2 children travel for free with every full paying adult ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour operates All year round (except on Christmas Day), and runs daily.
  • Bus runs on Friday & Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Sundays from 11:00am - 4:00pm, Duration - 105 minutes. Frequency - every 60 minutes. , however this is subject to change depending on the time of day and year; please check locally for the latest timetable.
  • Tour begins at the Irish Whiskey Museum, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any bus stop along the route.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You must bring a mobile or printed voucher for this tour.
  • Mobile vouchers can be redeemed at any of stops along the route. Paper vouchers must be redeemed at one of the following tourist offices: 37 College Green, Dublin 2. 69 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.
  • Buses provide a multilingual audio tour commentary; on some services a live English guide is available.
  • Walking Tours: Daily departures at 10:30am from 37 College Green
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • 2 children travel for free with every full paying adult ticket. No ticket required for the children
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by City Sightseeing Ltd - Europe

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Traveler Tips


The driver(s) do not stop at each individual stop, so advance notice will need to be given.
This activity is good idea to make easy the distance between all the tourist attractions, but it isn't the best choice if you want to know the highlights of the city and enjoy the journey, it's almost impossible.
Make sure you ask the driver if a bus is coming back to a stop as we got stuck up North at the cemetery and had to cab it to the next stop down (which we found out was closed
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Don’t use
Brittany_V, May 2022
Terrible. Buses run every hour where the other companies run every 20 mins. Don’t waste your time. You’ll be better off walking
1 traveler found this review helpful
Disappointed
Lisa_W, May 2022
For some reason the buses were unavailable and we will be requesting a refund. I had to quickly get another bus ticket so that we would not be late for a ticketed tour. I have used them in other cities with no problems. First time they didn’t come through.
Scammed
Karen_O, May 2022
The ticket sent by red bus sent me to its competitors!! Who informed me red bus only works weekends. Go Dublin offered a cheaper rate! Said request refund. Red line did not refund!! What a scam!
Too much time between...
Thomas_M, May 2022
Too much time between buses at stops. Seem disorganized. Tapes of attractions missing in spots. Shoddy
2 travelers found this review helpful
Worst ever!
Madeleine_K, Apr 2022
Worst ever! I was able to book a tour but the bus is not running? And then was told I cant get a refund. No assistance. No one answering calls or emails. No schedule. No times. Will never utilise the service ever!!!
Terrible experience driver very rude
Lesley_T, Oct 2021
Bus was 50 mins late went from stop 18 straight to 1 then back to 18 Tour was not completed - wasted money on this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Verify before you buy.
Melissa_G, Sep 2021
I would verify the tour is operating before you purchase for the day(s). The website lets you purchase tickets even if the tour is not operating the day you requested. Still trying to get a refund.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Truly Disgusted
Minda_B, Sep 2021
The bus never showed up no matter where we waited. It ruined our day in Dublin. Your service should not work with companies that require 24 hour cancellation for refund. We were unable to recoup any of our 85 dollar fee and we ended up having to grab taxis which required cash that we didn’t have. It truly was a horrible experience because of this bus issue. We were told twice that that bus never shows up and it’s atleast an hour between routes. Who has an hour to stand and wait while on holiday and wanting to take in a city???? Multiple times!! Truly disappointed and sad because we purchased tickets to EpIC museum and were not able to attend due to waiting half the day for a bus that never came.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Long wait
Elizabeth_C, Aug 2021
Bus driver was helpful, but one hour between stops is way too long. The other company was every half hour.
4 travelers found this review helpful
The Experience Sucked
ThomasR_S, Jul 2021
The most memorable thing about this experience was that after searching for the ticket redemption office and being told that it wasn’t the right one and then walking another few miles searching, only to discover that the first one was the right one but that City Sightseeing buses were only running on weekends due to CCCCOOVID. I had booked the bus online in May for the 20th of July and even received reminders online. The level of my anger cannot be described. Not only that but the clerk in the ticket office was more concerned about my lack of mask than in trying to help me. A true mask Nazi.
2 travelers found this review helpful
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