Merrion Square

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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. 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.

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Dublin: Irish History & Treasures Tour with National Museum

2. Dublin: Irish History & Treasures Tour with National Museum

Learn about some of the most important events in Irish history, and hear stories that explain the most important events that shaped the Ireland of today. This tour will highlight the story of the Irish, from 7,000 B.C. through to the 20th century. You will also visit the National Museum’s main exhibits and Treasury to explore the museum’s top highlights. This 2.5-hour tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you the most important curated highlights. You will view important pieces such as the Ardagh Chalice, The Tara Brooch, The Bog Bodies and many more. This award-winning museum is a true celebration of Ireland, showcasing its people, history, culture and artistic brilliance. The tour also includes a visit to the Viking exhibit, exploring the impact of the Vikings from the 9th to the 12th centuries. Your fully-guided tour will then continue with a walk through history to visit some of Dublin’s other highlights, including the Government Buildings, the Georgian highlights of Merrion Square and Stephens Green (Dublin City’s Central Park). With small groups of only 25 guests or fewer, this tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide.

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What people are saying about Merrion Square

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 277 reviews

We used this whilst in Dublin, it was easy to book in my get your guide app, the pick up point was easy to find and the tour was good . The bus driver/tour guide was excellent describing the area in an interesting way and with some humour too.

Being able to hop on and hop off rather than stay on the bus the whole time. We bought a 2 day pass so could go back to places we didn’t have time for the day before. Friendly welcoming bus drivers.

IT WAS AN EXCELLENT TRIP WITH FULL ENJOYMENT. AND THE DRIVER (ANNA) SHE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING IN A GOOD WAY WITH FULL JOYFUL MIND..... THANK YOU TEAM BIG BUS FOR MAKING OUR TRIP MORE PERFECT

Great way to see the history of Dublin. I have used this service in other cities and will most definitely use in the future. Our guide was both funny and knowledgeable.

Excellent, knowledgeable driver wuth sense of humour.