Hop On, Hop Off Dublin Double-decker Bus Tour
- Hop on, hop off: Visit all the attractions you want without worrying about getting there and back. Open-top buses come by every 10-15 minutes; multilingual audio guides provide helpful background and historical perspective.
- Red Route: Visit Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the National Museum, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublinia, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, St. Stephen's Green, the Museum of Modern Art, and more.
- Blue Route: Visit Trinity College, National Art Gallery, Merrion Square, Guinness Storehouse, Old Jameson Distillery, Glasnevin Cemetery, the Botanic Gardens, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin Wax Museum, and more.
About this Dublin Tour
Whether you choose a 24-hour ticket or maximize the Dublin wow factor on the Blue and Red Routes with a 48-hour CitySightseeing ticket, hop off then hop back on at these highlight stops:
Red Route Blue Route
- 14 Upper O'Connell Street - 14 Upper OConnell Street
- Trinity College - Trinity College
- Nassau Street - Nassau Street
- Leinster Street - Leinster Street
- National Art Gallery - National Art Gallery
- Merrion Square No. 29 - Merrion Square No. 29
- St. Stephen's Green - St. Stephens Green
- College Green - College Green
- Dame Street - Dame Street
- Dame Street (Walking Tour) - Dame Street (Walking Tour)
- Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia - Christ Church Cathedral, Dublinia
- St. Patrick's Cathedral - St. Patrick's Cathedral
- High Street - Guinness Storehouse
- Guinness Storehouse - Glasnevin Cemetery
- Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Croke Park
- Kilmainham Gaol
- Heuston Station
- Parkgate Street
- Phoenix Park Dublin Zoo
- National Museum - Decorative Arts & History
- St. Michan’s Crypt
- Bachelors Walk
- Parnell Square Writers Museum
It's hard not to get swept up in Dublin's convivial spirit. Good times and interesting places await you around every street corner. Not to mention all those corner pubs where you can rest awhile, hoist a pint, and share the craic (that's Gaelic for enjoyable conversation).
At Trinity College, founded in 1529, you can gaze in wonder at one the world's most fantastic illuminated manuscripts – the Book of Kells, while up at Kilmainham Gaol you can gape in horror at the forbidding bastion of correction where Ireland's most famous political prisoners were held (and regularly executed) until it closed in 1924.
At Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin's oldest building, you can admire the most exquisite tilework you've likely seen, and a cache of important gold and silver treasures – then probe the depths of a 12th-century crypt in search of the tomb of the medieval warlord Strongbow.
You can see, hear, smell, and touch this city's ancient Viking and medieval history as it comes alive at Dublinia. In one hall you can walk a medieval street, enter a merchant's kitchen, even learn how they cured toothaches back then (ouch). In another, you can try on Viking clothes, try out their weapons, or try napping in one their smoky, cramped houses.
Over at House Number 29 off Merrion Square, things are far more mannered as you step into the early 1800s in a perfectly preserved and furnished Georgian home. And at Phoenix Park, Europe's largest walled urban greenspace, you can look for roaming deer, see the 115-foot cross where Pope John Paul held Mass for more than a million people in 1979, and visit the Dublin Zoo – home to hundreds of furred and feathered residents since 1831.
At Croke Park, you can tour the immense sports stadium and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) museum. Then head back to the heart of the Old City for a tour of the Guinness Storehouse, where the black stuff has been brewed since 1759. Seven stories tall and shaped like a giant pint, you work your way to the top to claim your reward – a Guinness and an epic 360-degree Dublin view.
Duly fortified, you could then find yourself wandering through the National Leprechaun Museum, the first attraction dedicated to Irish mythology. It's an immersive, interactive venue that the Irish Times called "the "Louvre of leprechauns." Seriously.
See this, you must
Trinity College is a history lover's mecca – a centuries-old complex that is still a vibrant modern center of learning and spirited pick-up games of cricket on the green outside the Pavilion Bar. Just seeing the 200-foot barrel-ceilinged Long Room at the Old Library, where the Book of Kells is kept (along with a couple hundred thousand other priceless old volumes), is a reverential experience. It's also a cinematic one: the Jedi Archives in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clonesis an absolute clone of this room. Except Yoda's bust replaces Jonathan Swift's in the movie version.
Please make your way to City Sightseeing Shop at 13 O'Connell Street, or at the Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street at Trinity College.
Your voucher will need to be redeemed at either the City Sightseeing Shop at 13 O'Connell Street (tour starting point, Bus Stop # 1)or at the Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street (At Trinity College, Close to Stephens Green). You can Hop On and Hop Off during the day as you please and walking is at your discretion. One loop, without disembarking, is 90 minutes. This tour can not operate on 24th October 2016, or 22nd to 27th December, 2016. First Tour departure from Bus Stop 1 is at 09:00. Last Tour departure from Bus Stop 1 is at 18:00. Frequency is every 10-15 minutes.
Entrance fees are not included, unless stated otherwise. Audio guides are available in several languages.
The majority of buses have accessible ramps to board, along with one wheelchair bay. When the bay, or ramp, is not being used, three collapsible wheelchairs can be stored. All buses have one step.
Bus Tour, Budget, Family Friendly
70-seat Double Decker Bus
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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