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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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    What to Expect
    A City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect sightseeing shore excursion while you’re in port in Dublin. Enjoy great views from the top of the bus and see top Dublin attractions as you tour around the city.

    Board the open-top, double-decker bus and see several of Dublin's major attractions including Dublinia, a great interactive exhibition of Irish history and culture. Visit the Old Jameson Distillery, the historic Dublin Castle, the Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park and, of course, the famous Guinness Storehouse.

    Enjoy the informative audio commentary and hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the stops around the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours after the first use (depending on option selected at booking).

    The routes:

    Red Route - 

    13 Upper O'Connell Street  

    Nassau Street 

    Leinster Street 

    National Art Gallery 

    Merrion Square 

    St. Stephen Green / Pearse Street 

    College Green (Irish Whiskey Museum) 

    Dame Street / Temple Bar 

    Dame Street / Dublin Castle 

    Christ Church Cathedral 

    St. Patrick's Cathedral 

    High Street 

    Guinness Storehouse 

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham 

    Kilmainham Gaol / Memorial Gardens 

    Heuston Station 

    Parkgate Street 

    Phoenix Park / Parkgate Street 

    National Museum of Decorative Arts & History 

    Arran Quay / Smithfield 

    Bachelor's Walk 

    Parnell Square 

    Blue Route - 

    13 Upper O'Connell Street 

    Abbey Street 

    EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum 

    Cardiff Lane 

    National Art Gallery 

    Merrion Square 

    St. Stephen Green 

    College Green (Irish Whiskey Museum) 

    Dame Street / Temple Bar 

    Dame Street / Dublin Castle 

    Christ Church Cathedral 

    St. Patrick's Cathedral  

    Guinness Storehouse 

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham 

    Kilmainham Gaol / Memorial Gardens 

    Heuston Station 

    National Museum of Decorative Arts & History 

    Arran Quay 

    Croke Park

    This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Dublin. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cruise Passengers: Shuttle services are available to take cruise passengers from the terminal into the city centre. These shuttle services arrive nearby Merrion Square - close-by to tour stops 5 & 6 along both routes.

    Please note, these shuttle services are not operated by City Sightseeing and may incur extra charges.

    Passengers can also opt to walk to Stop 1, 13 Upper O'Connell Street, which is roughly a 20-minute walk from the Cruise Terminal.
    Departure Time
    12:00 AM
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    This tour operates a circular route - it will return to the first departure point. 

    Cruise passengers are advised to return to Stop 5 or 6, at Merrion Square, where shuttle services operate to return passengers to the Cruise Terminal.
    Inclusions
    • Unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour for 24 or 48 hours
    • Live commentary in English or multilingual audio tour commentary
    • 10% discount at Irish Whiskey Museum
    • 10% discount at Irish Day Tours
    • 10% discount at Lazy Bike Tours
    • Free Walking Tour
    • With every paying adult, 2 children (aged 4-12 years old) travel for free
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour operates All year round (except on Christmas Day), and runs daily.
    • Tour runs from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Duration - 105 minutes. Frequency - every 20 minutes, however this is subject to change depending on the time of day; please check locally for the latest timetable.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Tour begins at the Irish Whiskey Museum, however passengers can hop on to the tour at any bus stop along the route.
    • Mobile and printed vouchers can be redeemed with the bus driver at any of the stops along the route, or at one of the following tourist offices: 37 College Green, Dublin 2 or 69 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
    • Live commentary is provided in English on half of the buses. Buses without a live tour guide provide a multilingual audio tour commentary.
    • Walking Tour: Daily departures at 10:00am from 37 College Green
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed June 29, 2019

    Be aware that the title "Dublin shore excursion" is misleading. This tour does NOT pick cruise passengers up at the port - you must find your own way into the city (It says so in the "fine print" but not prominently). Once in the city,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank 2895WendyT
    Reviewed April 25, 2019

    I was in Dublin for a few days in April and bought 6 premium tickets that, subsequently, gave us access to the big bus service for three days. They were supposed to serve us from the 19-04 to 21-04. Unfortunately they had disturbances in the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank MJGre
    BBDublinStephen, Marketing Executive at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

    Hi Maria, I am sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us. Unfortunately, due to Garda road closures and factors out of our control, the Blue route was not able to be operated on Easter Sunday. We did however cover...More

    Reviewed February 17, 2019

    We bought a 3 day bus pass for €37 and did the bus tours all around Dublin to get our bearings. On our last day we took a tour to Malahide Castle and Howth. Our driver was called Eoin and he was brilliant. He talked...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank petula66
    Dublintour, Manager at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

    Hello petula66. Thank you for your great review. Eoin is certainly an attraction not to miss out on in your Dublin explorations. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Igor

    Reviewed January 3, 2019

    The tour itself is not too bad, I would advise getting a live tour rather than the automated commentary for a much better experience of the city. My rating is more for the customer service aspect when something went wrong. The published timings (on both...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank dscraf
    Dublintour, Manager at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

    Hi dscraf. Thank you for your review. We will make sure to pass your remarks to our management team and to follow up on your claim. I do apologise for the inconvenience you and your family had to go through. All the best, Igor S

    Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

    We recently visited Dublin while doing a British Isles cruise. With an overnight stop in Dublin we decided to do the hop on hop off tour the first day in Dublin. Part of the reason we chose this tour was that one of the stops...More

    2  Thank pauldR4568LC
    Dublintour, Manager at City Sightseeing Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

    Hi Paul D, Thanks for taking time to review, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour and your staying in Dublin with us! All the best, Fabrizio

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    Nilajane
    October 2, 2018|
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    Response from WantMillionsToTravel | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Nilajane, the difference is they are operated by different companies. From what I did check; tours are very similar. Red line did stop at kilmainham gaol; we got on at that stop. Just compare both routes to see what... More
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    18Buttonwood
    July 21, 2018|
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    Response from Garry D | Reviewed this property |
    Don't know. I bought a one day pass.
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