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Dublin Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Dublin at your own pace with this great tour
  • Show your ticket at many of the stops for reduced entrance fees
  • Frequent departures – at least every 15 minutes mean you won’t waste valuable Dublin sightseeing time waiting for a bus
  • Your ticket also includes a FREE Dublin Walking Tour
  • Commentary in a range of languages will ensure you don’t miss a thing
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 2 days from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Red route - First tour starts at 9:00am
    Last tour:
    Mar & Oct: 5:00pm
    May, Jun & Sep: 7:00pm
    Jul & Aug: 7:30pm
    Nov - Feb: 4:40pm
    Frequency: Every 10 - 20 minutes
    Full Loop: 90 minutes
    Blue route - First tour starts at 10:00am
    Last tour: 3:30pm (Every 30-60 mins)
    Jul & Aug: 4:30pm (Every 20-30 mins)
    Full Loop: 90 minutes
    Yellow route
    Jul to Oct: First tour starts at 10am
    Last Tour: 4pm (Every 30 mins)
    Free walking tours timings
    1916 Walking Tour:12 noon to 1:30pm
    City of Words Walking Tour: 2pm to 3:30pm
    Temple Bar Cultural Tour: 4pm to 5:30pm

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.
    For the Dublin Walking Tour, you will depart from Dublin City Hall at Stop 10 on the Blue or Red Route.

    Walking tours:
    For the 1916 Walking Tour, you will depart from the Dublin Visitor Centre on O’Connell Street.
    For the City of Words Walking Tour, you will depart from the Dublin Visitor Centre Grafton Street.
    For the Temple Bar Cultural Tour, you will depart from the Dublin Visitor Centre on Grafton Street.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy Dublin sightseeing at your own pace with the ever popular Dublin Hop-On, Hop-off tour.

    More than 25 stops cover all the city’s highlights including Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle.

    This ticket grants you 2 days unlimited hop-on, hop-off access and with frequent departures your valuable Dublin sightseeing time will not be wasted waiting for the next bus.

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also includes a FREE Dublin Walking Tour.

    What’s more live commentary in English (some departures) and pre-recorded audio-commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Japanese, Russian and Kid's Commentary will ensure you don’t miss a thing.

    Treat yourself to a host of delightful discounts on Irish coffee, cocktails, Guinness, ice-cream and lots more with this super-value ticket. Travel all over Dublin, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy walking tours that show you all that’s special about the city of Dublin.

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also includes three walking tours- The 1916 Walking Tour, City of Words Walking Tour and the Temple Bar Cultural Tour. You may choose to take any of the tours and get to know Dublin in all its hues and moods.

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    Itinerary

    This hop-on hop-off tour starts from Stop 1, 14 O'Connell St. Board your hop-on-hop-off bus which will stop at more than 25 of Dublin's top tourist attractions. Your ticket is valid for 2 days. Enjoy the guided commentary as you see:

    RED ROUTE:
    Stop 1 - 14 Upper OConnell Street
    Stop 2 - Trinity College
    Stop 3 - Nassau Street
    Stop 4 - Leinster Street
    Stop 5 - National Art Gallery
    Stop 6 - Merrion Square No. 29
    Stop 7 - St. Stephens Green
    Stop 8 - Tourism Centre, Suffolk St
    Stop 9 - Dame Street
    Stop 10 - Dame Street (Walking Tour)
    Stop 11 - Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia
    Stop 12 - St. Patricks Cathedral
    Stop 13 - High Street
    Stop 14 - Guinness Storehouse
    Stop 15 - Royal Hospital Kilmainham
    Stop 16 - Kilmainham Gaol
    Stop 17 - Heuston Station
    Stop 18 - Parkgate Street
    Stop 19 - Phoenix Park Dublin Zoo
    Stop 20 - National Museum - Decorative Arts & History
    Stop 21 - St. Michan’s Crypt
    Stop 22 - Bachelors Walk
    Stop 23 - Parnell Square Writers Museum

    BLUE ROUTE:
    Stop 1 - 14 Upper O’Connell Street
    Stop 2 - Trinity College
    Stop 3 - Nassau Street
    Stop 4 - Leinster Street
    Stop 5 - National Art Gallery
    Stop 6 - Merrion Square No. 29
    Stop 7 - St. Stephens Green
    Stop 8 - Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street
    Stop 9 - Dame Street
    Stop 10 - Dame Street (Walking Tour)
    Stop 11 - Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia
    Stop 12 - St. Patricks Cathedral
    Stop 13 - Guinness Storehouse
    Stop 14 – St Michan’s Crypt
    Stop 15 – Old Jameson Distillery
    Stop 16 - Glasnevin Cemetery (Botanic Gardens)
    Stop 17 - Croke Park Stadium YELLOW ROUTE: Stop 1 - Aviva Stadium
    Stop 2 - Pembroke Road
    Stop 3 - Pembroke Street Lower
    Stop 4 - Teelings Distillery

    You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience. <

    Get your money’s worth with this Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket and cash in on amazing discounts on:
    • Irish coffee in O'Sullivans Bar
    • 20% off all jewellery in DVC
    • A glass of Guinness at Nancy Hand's
    • €50 of savings in top Dublin shops
    • A cocktail in Oscar's bar
    • A free scoop of ice cream in Sweet Republic (children only)
    • 20% off at the Green & Baker, El Gringo Burrito and Tuk Tuk in St. Stephen's Green Food Village

    You can also choose from 3 walking tours of Dublin, which are as follows:

    1916 Walking Tour: The tour starts at 12 noon and is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. The 1916 Walking Tour operates from February to October. Relive Ireland’s Easter Rising as your local guide takes you on a captivating walking tour of Dublin. Starting from the Dublin Visitor Centre on O’Connell Street, your trained guide will enlighten you on the events of Easter 1916.

    City of Words Walking Tour: The tour starts at 2.00pm and is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. The City of Words Walking Tour operates from February to October. Walk in the footsteps of Dublin’s most famous authors, playwrights and poets with this tour. The tour departs from the Dublin Visitor Centre Grafton Street and takes you back in time with a guided tour of Trinity College Dublin and its venerable array of literary greats.

    Temple Bar Cultural Tour: The tour starts at 4.00pm and is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. The Temple Bar Cultural tour operates from May to September. Departing from the Dublin Visitor Centre on Grafton Street, this family friendly tour highlights the best of Temple Bar famed for its bustling nightlife, Temple Bar’s many cultural gems are often overlooked. Our local guide will introduce you to Dublin’s street art, galleries and theatres that pepper Dublin’s most famous quarter.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hop-on-Hop-off ticket
    • Live English commentary by your driver/guide (some departures)
    • Pre-recorded commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Japanese & Russian
    • Kids commentary
    • Discounts on admission prices at select attractions
    • Dublin Walking Tour

    Exclusions

    • Entrance fees to any attractions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for ]2 consecutive days from that time.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions. Times subject to change without prior notice.

    2 kids (under 12) travel free with 1 full paying adult. Please purchase a child ticket for any additional children.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Dublin walking tour takes place at 11am and 2pm daily

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    10 of the buses have partial wheelchair access available. Buses are not fully equipped but wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus, passenger would need to walk up 1 step.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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