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Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

From US$ 33.11 per person

Tour the streets of Dublin with an open-top, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and explore the city your way. Choose from a classic 24-hour, premium 48-hour, or premium plus 72-hour ticket, which includes a walking tour, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1 day
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket options
  • Hop-on and off the open-top buses as many times as you wish
  • Experience the best views of Dublin's most famous sites, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness - and everything in between
  • Discover the city from a local’s perspective on a live guided tour
Full description

Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse.

Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun! You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, simply rejoin the tour when you’re ready.

Tour the streets of Dublin on this hop-on-hop-off, hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Explore Dublin with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want.

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Dublin on an open-top bus
  • Sightseeing ticket valid for 24 hours (Classic), 48 hours (Premium), or 72 hours (Premium Plus)
  • Free walking tour
  • Travel on the red route covering 25 key stop locations
  • Live English-speaking guide or recorded commentary in 8 different languages
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    You can go to any of the Big Bus, Bus Stops where the Bus Driver will activate your voucher and you can then gain access to the Bus. Suggested Stop would be number 1 - 14 O'Connell Street, Dublin.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • To uphold new safety & hygiene standards due to COVID-19, the local partner may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may include reduced frequency of departures, changes to routes and removal of stops
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 557 reviews

    Review summary

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    I wavered between 4-5 stars. I give the Drivers 5 Stars! We experienced 4 different drivers. The 1st one had an awesome sense of humor and kept us laughing. The 2 and 3 both were friendly and sang to us! The last was the only female who was witty, full of history and sang! Great drivers All 5 stars! The reason I would give 4 was the number of busses seems way less and it was sometimes a longer wait than advertised between busses. The online information conflicted with the actual facts of employees on-site. You can use phone ticket and driver will give you a printed ticket. If you get a printed ticket for 48 hours you don’t need a new one the 2nd day, 1 st ticket still works. You can buy ticket on site many people bought ticket directly from driver at random stops. So it is easier to use than web-site states. I love ❤️ the whole idea of hop on hop off tour and would definitely use this company again.

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    October 7, 2021

    Visited Dublin for a few days with my daughter. We did a full circuit with a live commentary by Anne who was brilliant. Then we went on a second trip getting off at the spots that interested us, with just a recorded commentary. Unfortunately we were unable to do the night ride/tour, and the weather was too cold and wet to do the walking tour.

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    February 28, 2020

    Excellent tour we did hop on and hop off and took both a live tour and recorded tour which are both informative and funny at the same time. Worth a tour and the team will tell you the best places to visit and take you to all the site within the city, from Guinness to Trinity college.

    February 23, 2020

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