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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 dozens of hop-on hop-off stops to choose from, exclusive perks, and two distinct routes: Red and Blue.
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 perks like free beers and free walking tours with some tickets
  • Learn about Irish history with the Blue Route’s onboard commentary
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
  • Pearse Lyons Distillery Entry (included with Premium and Deluxe tickets only)
  • Free Night Tour (included with Premium & Deluxe Tickets only)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Two children can travel for free with every paying adult
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Erwin wrote a review Sep. 2020
Antwerp, Belgium2,834 contributions230 helpful votes
Ordered online a deluxe ticket(3D) with Guiness store visit included. As a bonus we received as well a free night tour bus and a free entrance for the Whisky Pearse Lyons Distillery This bus has one route with 32 stops. A roundtrip takes about 2h15min Included in this ticket is
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Date of experience: February 2020
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AbbieF wrote a review Sep. 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited Dublin with friends, out of all the hop on and hop off tours I have done travelling, I have to say this was the best by far. The driver was happy to help with any questions. It was reasonable prices and hygiene stations are provided when entering the tour bus. Keeping
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carrie G wrote a review Sep. 2020
Erie, Pennsylvania153 contributions106 helpful votes
The bus made exploring Dublin easy! And while the recorded commentary is informative, nothing beats the live commentary! I got excited every time I got on a live bus! The guide made the stories funny and interesting!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Shauna wrote a review Sep. 2020
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Used the bus twice to get about town, the first was with Anne who was excellent and brought the tour very much to life even sang a little on the way round. Second time it was a recording some of it was Anne but defo not as good as Anne’s personal description.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Natalia Pluta wrote a review Aug. 2020
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On Monday the 17th of August 2020; we decided to do a hop on hop off BIG BUS tour in Dublin. We had an issue with our ticket that we bought online; customer service assisted us well and promptly. We were greeted by two members of staff who where very friendly and welcoming, as
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Date of experience: August 2020
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About the operator

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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....
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tammye1982
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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
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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
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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
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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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abeht123
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AWFUL AVOID
Sent the below email to their customer service on 01/11 and have yet to receive a reply... Hi, I have been passed
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Key Details
  • Temple Bar, Grafton Street, and 44 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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