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

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

    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.

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    Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

  • DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    2. DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages.

    Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    The double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park, and gain discounted entry to the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museums and the Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Square. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Busáras - Custom House  • Custom House Quay - EPIC & Jeanie Johnston • North Wall Quay - Samuel Beckett Bridge & C...

    Very easy way to cover a lot of ground and then decide where you would like to return. The Dublin inner city sites are located relatively close enough to walk. This bus is great for getting further out. To the features like Phoenix Park, the Gaol and distilleries and breweries.

  • Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

    3. Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

    Go to Dublin’s National Wax Museum Plus to experience a museum unlike any other. Whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star studded, the National Wax Museum is the ultimate entertainment experience. Wander the galleries to try out the exciting interactive attractions, including a salute to the legacy of Dublin’s literary heritage in the Writers Room, and the stages of Irish history in the Time Vaults.   Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, at 22-25 Westmoreland Street, the museum is housed over 3 floors and covers 13,000 square feet in a historic Lafayette landmark building. Designed to deliver the most thrilling interactive experience possible, attractions include an enchanting children's wax world, Ireland's only dedicated tribute to its top scientific inventors, a Father Ted room and all the exceptional lifelike waxwork ...

    The man at the desk was very helpful. My daughter age 11 was a bit frightened of the scary stuff, but her friend same age wasn't. It was a short visit for the money we paid but got lots of photos.

  • Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

    4. Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

    Experience 2 of Dublin’s top attractions on a fascinating skip-the-line half-day Irish Experience tour in and around the historic city-center. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Bow Street located in the Cultural Quarter of Smithfield for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants for a whiskey comparison that few get to enjoy. Learn what 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey, and get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate. After your sampling experience enjoy a free drink among new friends where your guide will share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Your tour will then continue to the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction where you'll skip the long lines to enjoy a tasting and a free pint of Guinness. Enjoy a tutorial about the famous beer from y...

    This tour was absolutely awesome! Ann was super nice, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The weather was pretty bad when we did this tour, but Ann was so positive and was making us smile. The highlights of the tour were not at all ruined by the rain. If anything, I'm incredibly thankful we booked this "skip-the-line" tour because the line for Guinness Storehouse was INSANE. People had to wait outside in a storm while we just cruised passed them to go in. 100% worth it!!

  • Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    5. Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Explore Dublin at your own pace on a sightseeing bus. See all of the sights of the city with unlimited hop-on hop-off for either 24 or 48 hours. Learn about the history and heritage of Dublin from on-board audio commentary. During the summer months, the tour will be conducted by a live English-speaking guide on every other bus. You’ll get a chance to hop off at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse to discover the origins of one of the world’s most famous beverages. For a touch of sophistication, head over to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where you’ll experience a staggering collection of artwork. You can remain on the bus for a full loop, enjoying the 360 degree views from the open-top deck of sights such as Phoenix Park and the River Liffey.  Dublin City Route stops: • Irish Whiskey Museum • Dublin Castle • Christchurch Cathedral • St Patrick’s Cathedral • The Dublin Liberties Disti...

    Well worth it. Was able to get around the city with ease and the live commentary was brilliant!

  • Malahide Castle & North Coast Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    6. Malahide Castle & North Coast Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    Depart Dublin and journey north towards the village of Malahide to take a guided tour of Malahide Castle, built in 1185 by Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174. Wander the castle grounds that span some 250 acres of original estate parkland, and keep a look out for the ghosts that are said to haunt the castle. See the private gardens of Lord Talbot, recently opened to the public and described by garden lovers as a small botanic haven. Then, pop into some of the local craft shops or relax with a coffee and some pastries.  Next, take a scenic coastal drive through picturesque Malahide and the fishing village of Howth on the peninsula of Howth Head. Wander around the pretty village before making your way to the summit for a spectacular photo opportunity overlooking Dublin Bay.

    Wonderful guide who made the best of the atrocious weather conditions to make our afternoon so enjoyable

  • Must See Dublin in a Day

    7. Must See Dublin in a Day

    This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Dublin like a local! When you book this experience, you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. A like-minded and vetted local host who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be handpicked and assigned to you.  You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Based on the things that you would like to see and do a personalized itinerary will be built just for you. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary to make your visit even more enjoyable. Let your p...

  • Dublin: Personalized Private Tour with a Local Host

    8. Dublin: Personalized Private Tour with a Local Host

    You’ll spend the day with a super friendly Dublin host, who can’t wait to share with you their favorite places to hang out, where to get your hands on the best Irish food, and show you the best sights of the city. A personalized itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Experiences can range from the sharing of advice over a coffee, to the discovery of a small neighborhood, or the exploration of Dublin as a whole. Your local host will show you the places and things that make Dublin unique. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through local lens.  The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minde...

    or house was very nice and no pleasant. he seemed a bit flustered the entire time, and gave very vague historical references to land many landmarks. towards the end of the tour he quickened the pace to a somewhat uncomfortable speed. other than that it was excellent.

  • Howth: Panoramic e-Bike Tour

    9. Howth: Panoramic e-Bike Tour

    After a briefing, cruise at a leisurely pace as you discover Howth Harbour, Howth Castle, and Deer Park. Cycle on back lanes and shortcuts that only locals know, as you explore the unknown and quiet sunny side of Howth Peninsula to Strand Road and the Sutton Martello Tower, overlooking the UN Biosphere of Dublin Bay. Before you know it and with hardly any effort you will be at the top of Howth Head with panoramic views North, South, East, and West. Discover little-known trails across the heathlands and the epic cliff paths, as you take in views over the Baily Lighthouse and beyond. Your tour guide's local insight will bring these classic locations to life, weaving history, nature, legends, and folktales with modern times. Freewheel back down to Howth Harbour, where you can use your new-found local knowledge to truly feel at home.

    This is a brilliant fun activity, soaking up the panoramic views of Howth, enjoying the fun of the e-bike and listening to amazing stories from the tour guide Aileen. An adventure along the cliffs of Howth, see Howth castle, the Bailey Lighthouse and many other gems. A history lesson, social activity and cool adventure rolled into one. You can’t go wrong!

  • Dublin: Full-Day Scenic Tour of the Giant's Causeway

    10. Dublin: Full-Day Scenic Tour of the Giant's Causeway

    Enjoy a full-day scenic tour to the basalt rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. Formed more than 60 million years ago, the legend of the rocks features an Irish giant named Finn who was challenged to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland. Departing from Dublin, stroll along the windswept path of County Antrim on arrival, and get panoramic views of the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island. Continue along the coastal road, and enjoy views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. Then, it’s time to explore the 37,000 basalt “stepping stone” columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Towering from the cliff, and disappearing under the sea to reappear on Straffe Island, learn the legend of Finn before driving along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic roads in the world. See wind-blasted cliffs and unspoiled beaches. Stop at Dunluce Castle to tour ...

    The day went by really quickly! But we got to see the Giant’s Causeway and stay for longer than 1.30 h (I was worried we would only have just a few minutes like a typical tour) The guide was nice and cheerful. All in all, a good experience!

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What people are saying about Dublin

Very easy way to cover a lot of ground and then decide where you would like to return. The Dublin inner city sites are located relatively close enough to walk. This bus is great for getting further out. To the features like Phoenix Park, the Gaol and distilleries and breweries.

Eoghan was a great guide with a lot of knowledge. Very interesting and excitement tour!

Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

The tour guide was great! The bus driver was hilarious! I would Recommend 100%

Friendly helpful staff. Great banter and commentary.