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Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour provided by Big Bus Dublin

Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
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About
Explore Dublin independently, without worrying about rigid schedules, tour group stragglers, and time-consuming public transit options. Instead, opt for a Big Bus ticket and benefit from flexible duration options—24, 48, or 72 hours—as well as 25 hop-on hop-off stops to choose from and a walking tour included with all tickets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore Dublin at your own pace with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour Big Bus ticket
  • Visit only the sights which are of interest to you, like Trinity College
  • Benefit from a free walking tour with all tickets
  • Learn about Irish history with onboard live and audio commentary
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Dublin at your own pace with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour Big Bus ticket
  • Visit only the sights which are of interest to you, like Trinity College
  • Benefit from a free walking tour with all tickets
  • Learn about Irish history with onboard live and audio commentary
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76386P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Unlimited Hop on Hop off for 24/48/72 hours
  • Live commentary on-board (Red Route)
  • Recorded commentary available in 8 languages
  • Includes a free Guided Walking Tour
  • 1 Free Child with every Adult
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: With a total of 30 plus stops you can pick up the bus at any of these locations however if you wish to go to our Shop please visit us at - 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.  Big Bus Stops -  Abbey Street Arran Quay Bachelor’s Walk Brian Boru Pub Cardiff Lane Christ Church Cathedral College Green Croke Park Dame Street  / Temple Bar Dame Street / Dublin castle EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum Glasnevin Cemetery Guinness Storehouse Heuston Station High Street Kilmainham Gaol Leinster Street Memorial Gardens Merrion Square Nassau Street National Art Gallery National Museum of Decorative Arts and History O’Connell Street Parkgate Street - East Parkgate Street -West Parnell Square  Pearse Lyons Distillery Phoenix Park Royal Hospital Kilmainham Samuel Beckett Bridge Smithfield St Michan’s  Church St Patrick’s Cathedral St.  Stephens  Green Teeling Distillery Location Address: City Sightseeing office - 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • One children can travel for free with every paying adult
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Unlimited Hop on Hop off for 24/48/72 hours
  • Live commentary on-board (Red Route)
  • Recorded commentary available in 8 languages
  • Includes a free Guided Walking Tour
  • 1 Free Child with every Adult
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: With a total of 30 plus stops you can pick up the bus at any of these locations however if you wish to go to our Shop please visit us at - 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.  Big Bus Stops -  Abbey Street Arran Quay Bachelor’s Walk Brian Boru Pub Cardiff Lane Christ Church Cathedral College Green Croke Park Dame Street  / Temple Bar Dame Street / Dublin castle EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum Glasnevin Cemetery Guinness Storehouse Heuston Station High Street Kilmainham Gaol Leinster Street Memorial Gardens Merrion Square Nassau Street National Art Gallery National Museum of Decorative Arts and History O’Connell Street Parkgate Street - East Parkgate Street -West Parnell Square  Pearse Lyons Distillery Phoenix Park Royal Hospital Kilmainham Samuel Beckett Bridge Smithfield St Michan’s  Church St Patrick’s Cathedral St.  Stephens  Green Teeling Distillery Location Address: City Sightseeing office - 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • One children can travel for free with every paying adult
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jun. 2021
A note from Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
224 reviews
Excellent
146
Very good
36
Average
15
Poor
10
Terrible
17

Wilson L
Coquitlam, Canada2,904 contributions
Great Tour
Nov. 2021
Great way to get around and checking out Dublin! Tons of opportunity to get off and see the sights and hop back on at the next bus. Highly recommend checking it out. If you're trying to crush as much of Dublin in one day, I definitely recommend this tour, and make sure you start as early as you can so you can see everything you want!
Written 27 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi WilsonLin Thank you for the 5 star review titled "Great Tour" Our Hop off Hop On tour really is a wonderful way to explore Dublin City and our Live Guides deliver the best commentary and gems of information. We really hope you Explored our Free App and loads of free inclusions with your ticket! Thanks once again David
Written 29 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laurisha D
2 contributions
Ok
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We got in the bus at 9am we where the first people on and the bus driver was amazing telling us all about Dublin as we went round till we got off he was funny and informative. The next bus we got on the driver was not as good as the first but was still really informative the last bus driver was rubbish and if he had been the first we wound not have gotten on the bus! It gets you to places you can not walk to but most of it is in walking distance it’s not a must do but if you want to learn about Dublin it is a good way of doing it
Written 23 November 2021
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Thank you for the Laurishad Its really encouraging to hear that you enjoyed the Live commentary from the first two drivers. We really appreciate the feedback on the third driver and value all forms of feedback. this will help with our training and retraining programs. You are correct that the bus is a great way to explore the city and to get you to the out of reach places such as the Guinness Storehouse and Teelings Distillery and with our cool free App, you can see when the next bus will be along. We hope you had the opportunity to sample the free Guinness in Nancy hands pub included with your ticket! Thank you David
Written 25 November 2021
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Stuart Lee
Walsall, UK993 contributions
Great information from the drivers
We had already walked round all the places the bus takes you but it’s well worth getting on the tour bus as the tour guide gives you lots of information you might not have known by walking round. The tour lasts around 40-50 mins but you can hop off and on at any of the stops all day with your ticket.
Written 12 November 2021
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Hi Stuart, Thank you for the fantastic review and really happy t hear you enjoyed the tour. The Hop On Hop Off element of our product offers everyone the free to jump off and visit all the fine attractions in Dublin such as the Teelings Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse. With Live Commentary on each tour there really isn't a better way to explore Dublin than Big Bus Tours! Thanks again David
Written 17 November 2021
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Tom F
Richmond, IN255 contributions
Good day with a good company
Oct. 2021
The bus was reliable and the app was very helpful to know when a bus was coming to different stops. Would definitely use them again.
Written 11 November 2021
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Thank you Tom, Yes, our free app is really helpful and allows customers to identify when the next bus is arriving. It also shows all the great offers we have such as 2 for 1 meal deals and a free Guinness in Nancy hands pub. Thank you once again for the really positive review. David
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mr. C.
7 contributions
Anne (with an “E”) did great
Our guide Anne ( with an “E”) did a great job. Very informative and was good to hear about the history and people of Dublin and Ireland.
Written 31 October 2021
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Wow thank you for the lovely review of our tour and Anne's commentary. Dublin has a wonderful history and our guides always try to bring that history to Life. We hope you had the chance to take advantage of all the Big Benefits that our ticket includes, such as the 2 for 1 meal deals and the free Guinness in Nancy Hands thank you once again. David
Written 9 November 2021
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Bredaberg
Cobham, UK25 contributions
Anne is the BEST
Anne was an excellent guide and driver. Very welcoming and friendly. She provided a good narrative for our tour and even provided some highlights with her signing. She even managed unexpected road obstructions in her friendly way.

However, our first driver was terrible. He was unwelcoming and generally grumpy. In addition it was impossible to hear what he had to say so have no idea if that was good or bad. We decided to leave at the first stop and would have given a 1 rating after that as zero is not an option.

In any event, our rating went from 1 to 5 after our tour with Anne. Just make sure you get Anne as your guide.
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Bredaberg Thank you for the really good feedback on our tour and thank you for your honesty. We appreciate all forms of feedback and we are sorry to hear some of you journey with us was less than perfect. Anne delivers a fantastic tour and really is the perfect ambassador for our company and Dublin City. She will really appreciate the positive feedback Thank you once again for the 5 Star review. David
Written 5 November 2021
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rockyLancashire
Wigan, UK181 contributions
Interesting and amusing tour
We really enjoyed our bus tour with Johnny. He was very informative giving lots of interesting history facts and stories. He was really funny and entertaining. Great way to see so many sights in 1 hour 30 minutes. Best to start at stop 1 and stay on til the end and then go back to the sights you like the look of. We enjoyed Temple bar for lunch then a free tour of the castle which is beautiful and the two lovley cathedrals.
Written 25 October 2021
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Thank you for the brilliant review of our Tour of Dublin and Johnny's Commentary. It's a Great time to visit Dublin and glad to hear you enjoyed the Free tour of Dublin Castle. David
Written 5 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lab2404
St. Andrews, UK4 contributions
Tour around Dublin!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Great tour around the city. Really took you around all the key spots to see. Driver/tour guide was great. We really enjoyed it, thanks!
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank for lab2404 for the really nice review of our Dublin Tour. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the live commentary! We offer a free glass of Guinness in Nancy Hands pub along with some fantastic 2 for 1 meal deals also. We really hope you had the chance to avail of these big benefits included in your ticket price. Thank you once again
Written 19 October 2021
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Izzy
1 contribution
Hop on and off bus tour
Oct. 2021 • Family
Anne was very informative, lovely & her depth of knowledge was incredible. I would definitely recommend!
Written 9 October 2021
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Thank you Isabelle, Anne will be delighted to hear of this really positive review of her Live Commentary. We guarentee Live Guide Commentary on every tour and Anne's tour really is fantastic. hope to see you on board in one of our other amazing cities soon David
Written 11 October 2021
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Lynn M
Bangor, UK88 contributions
Fun facts and fabulous sights
What a fabulous way to see the main sights and to learn so much too. The drivers were all fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We really appreicate your really super review of our Tour of Dublin. We are really proud of all our team and they aim to make our customers experience as good as it can be. Dublin is a great city to visit and the Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Tour of Dublin is a great way to see it. Thank you David
Written 8 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Big Bus Dublin
LoveNepal72
LoveNepal72
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excellent way to see it all
We enjoy hop on hop off bus tours. Guides are informative and the audio recording ones are just as good.
BmenaPaul
BmenaPaul
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Great way to see Dublin
Booked this on line and took this on the Monday morning with stops for Guinness. We had planned for Kilmainham Gaol
165damianl
165damianl
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This company sucks!
Awful customer service. There are far better bus tours than this. You’d be better off walking around the city.
christinamL8552MJ
christinamL8552MJ
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Fun for all the family
Great tour of the all sights in the city The Driver / Tour guide Ger was friendly and helpful gave a good tour com
saravernon
saravernon
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Amazing trip well worth the money
Went on this bus trip twice as we bought a 48 hour pass for €29. The driver (Tony) was very friendly and knowledgea
Kaitlinbubble07
Kaitlinbubble07
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OVERPRICED
It was not much of a ‘tour’ they had speakers explaining brief facts that didn’t go into much detail and was awfull
lynda j
lynda j
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Brilliant tour
Excellant way to see dublin for low cost..really hilarious driver, Dec Tracy..did all his own commentary in his own
Lau R
Lau R
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Best tour bus in Dublin
We were in Dublin for only 3 full days. This was the only tour bus that we found did a 3 day ticket. We payed €120
Laura C
Laura C
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Dublin Baby!
The hop on/off bus tour was great fun. All the guys that worked on the bus were funny, informative and exactly what
lynneo2020
lynneo2020
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Big bus night tour
Wonderful and our driver Tony was excellent!!! Very informative, very friendly and made whole tour very enjoyable!
elizabetho480
elizabetho480
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only service open during Christmas time!
friendly people! helpful and regular stops. went to all the favourite stops. clean busses and warm inside....
tammye1982
tammye1982
00
Once you figure out the season and where you are suppose to wait!
Red is winter so be aware of the colour on the stops. Summer stops don’t work. You either get a recording of the h
NealS74
NealS74
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So much space
Friday in December and the buses were very empty, so really spoilt. No issues about the cleanliness on the bus, or
whoopdeedoobasil
whoopdeedoobasil
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Christmas Songs Tour with Tony
We booked a hop on hop off ticket for our time in Dublin on the internet. You then get a voucher which the driver v
Camille S
Camille S
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Big bus Dublin
Went on the big bus tour as we was thinking about doing it but after speaking with Willie who we bought the tickets
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