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Dublin: Live Guided Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Dublin

Dublin: Live Guided Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Dublin

From US$ 28.50 per person

Tour the streets of Dublin with an open-top, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and explore the city your way. Choose from a classic 24-hour, premium 48-hour, or deluxe 72-hour ticket, which includes a walking tour, and more.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket options
  • Hop-on and off the open-top buses as many times as you wish
  • Experience the best views of Dublin's most famous sites, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness - and everything in between
  • Discover the city from a local’s perspective on a live guided tour
Full description

Explore Dublin at your own pace aboard a spacious open-top bus with this hop-on hop-off tour. Chose a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket and see top sights like St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and St Stephen’s Green.

Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun. You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, rejoin the tour when you’re ready.

Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar.

Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse After seeing all the sights on the bus, join the Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour. Delve into the mysteries of Dublin, visit Trinity College, and explore the vibrant city center with charming and witty guides. Premium and Deluxe tickets include a 1-hour panoramic Dublin Night Tour. Enjoy an exciting evening tour of the city as the live guide shares fascinating facts and stories. Learn fascinating insights into Dublin's history, architecture, and memorable characters. With the Deluxe ticket, enjoy a half-day Coastal Tour to scenic Howth Summit and its fishing village. Head to Howth from Dublin, explore the cliffs of Howth on a guided walking tour, and stroll through the picturesque Howth Village in your own time. Enjoy a delicious plate of seafood before returning. Tour the streets of Dublin on this hop-on-hop-off, hop-off bus sightseeing tour and walking tour combination. Explore Dublin with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want.

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Dublin on an open-top bus
  • Sightseeing ticket valid for 24 hours (Classic), 48 hours (Premium), or 72 hours (Deluxe)
  • Guided walking tour
  • Panoramic Night Tour (included in the Premium - 48 HR and Deluxe - 72 HR only)
  • Coastal Tour (Deluxe - 72 HR ticket only)
  • Travel on the red route covering 25 key stop locations
  • Live guide or recorded commentary in 8 different languages
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    You can go to any of the Big Bus, Bus Stops where the Bus Driver will activate your voucher and you can then gain access to the Bus. Suggested stops would be number 1 - 14 O'Connell Street, Dublin.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • To uphold new safety & hygiene standards due to COVID-19, the local partner may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may include reduced frequency of departures, changes to routes and removal of stops
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 654 reviews

    Review summary

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    Typical hop on hop off city tour. Covered all the sites and gave me an overview so I could return where I wanted to. Guides on these are a crap shoot. Ours was a bit sarcastic and not heavy on history. Didn’t tell you a lot about the city. Just some things here and there. Most liked him in the tour. I didn’t. I wanted to hear the history of Dublin and I tersting facts about the city. I found our guide not very knowledgeable. But got to see sites and beautiful day so perfect.

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    June 6, 2022

    Great tour…lots of interesting information! We hopped off 3 times. One driver was very funny, one was a little quiet and the last one was full of information and stories. Bus was clean, traffic was bad but gave us more time to hear stories. Both my college age son and myself would recommend.

    June 2, 2022

    The online booking worked well. I found the closest pick-up point quite easily. The bus was clean and well maintained and the driver was excellent. I particularly appreciated his personable approach to ticket issuing and to people in general but his commentary, jokes and quotes added significant value to the experience. The bus route allowed me to get a great overview of and orientation of the city for later exploration.

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    May 19, 2022

    Product ID: 201232