Big Bus Dublin Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

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Big Bus Tours Dublin Hop on Hop off Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Dublin at your own pace with Big Bus tour; your 24- to 72-hour ticket allows you to hop on and hop off wherever you like at any of 25 stops. Enjoy live or audio commentary that teaches you about Dublin's history and culture, and explore the small streets of Dublin on a guided walking tour. Hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Dublin highlights at your leisure, such as St. Stephens Green, Croke Park, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, and others.
  • Choose from a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket according to your schedule and interests
  • Explore the small streets of Dublin on a guided walking tour, included with all tickets
  • Hop on and off at any of the 25 stops
  • Learn about Irish history through live commentary

What's Included

  • Unlimited Hop on Hop off for 24/48/72 hours
  • Live commentary on-board (Red Route)
  • Recorded commentary available in 8 languages
  • Includes a free Guided Walking Tour
  • 1 Free Child with every Adult, when purchasing our 24 and 48 hour ticket
  • 1 Hour Panoramic Guided Night Tour included with selected tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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What To Expect

Red Route

25 Stops

43 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Operating Schedule: Explore the sights of Dublin on our Red Route Bus Tour. You can hop on and hop off the bus at up to 25 different stops. Stay on board to relax and see it all with entertaining digital commentary, or hop off to explore the landmarks and attractions that interest you most. Buses depart every 20 - 30 minutes. The first bus departs from Stop 1 (O'Connell Street) at 09:00 and the last bus departs at 18:00. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about live bus tracking and current service information.

13 O'Connell Street Upper

24 Nassau St

10 Leinster St S

National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square South

Stephen's Green Nth, stop 791

30 College Green

Temple Bar

Dublin Castle

Christ Church Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Guinness Storehouse

Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Kilmainham Gaol

Memorial Gardens, stop 7435

Dublin Heuston

Parkgate Street

The Phoenix Monument

Parkgate Street

National Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts & History

Arran Quay

Bachelors Walk

Parnell Square North

Points of interest passed by on this route

Temple Bar

Grafton Street

St Stephens Green

Phoenix Park

Guinness Storehouse

Kilmainham Gaol Museum

Christ Church Cathedral

Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery

The Book of Kells & Old Library

War Memorial Gardens

The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Croke Park Stadium

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

GPO Museum

Richmond Barracks

Pearse Lyons Distillery

O'Connell Street

Abbey Theatre

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin Castle

National Gallery of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland- Natural History

Merrion Square

Monument to Oscar Wilde

Molly Malone Statue

The Liberties

Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Dublin Zoo

Duke of Wellington Monument

Aras an Uachtarain

Heuston Station

Nancy Hands Bar

Henry Street

River Liffey

Smithfield Square

National Library of Ireland

The Little Museum of Dublin

St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

Irish Whiskey Museum

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 travelers can participate
  • One children can travel for free with every paying adult

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Dublin City is very busy and congested so this hop on hop off tour is one of the better ways to see the sites of Dublin.
Good value as I got in Dublin a night tour and whiskey distillery for free.
This is a great way to cover a lot of bases in a very short time.


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Great Guide and tour
Rohinton_G, Sept 2023
It was nice having a real person talk about the sites and places , it made it more personable and enjoyable. Saw the highlights of the city
We had Jerry and he was...
dan_s, Sept 2023
We had Jerry and he was great. Very funny and very informative. Highly recommend him. Learned a lot about the city. Let us know what we wanted to do. I didn’t want to do.
Dublin in the Temple bar...
Chrissinclare, Sept 2023
Dublin in the Temple bar area is like news years eve and spring break rolled into one an we are in our late 60’s
Worth it to get around Dublin
Mary_V, Sept 2023
Seeing Dublin in the comfort of a bus and choosing where to hop off. Easy peezy. I can hop on and off as many times as I like. Its a safer option versus walking around looking like a tourist because your lost and then running into trouble .
Informative tour
Charles_R, Sept 2023
Very informative guides!Got to experience alot of the city.Plenty of time and not too long a wait between stops.
Great hop on hop off
Mark_S, Sept 2023
Great hop on hop off. The live commentary was the best . Unique, personal, and funny with different drivers. Good info tied to history
Teresa_P, Sept 2023
Driver was excellent…very informative and funny…all while driving the bus!!! I was very impressed!!!
Live guide was good
Lisa_M, Sept 2023
The hop on off bus was easy to use. The live guide was informative and gave interesting commentary. The buses ran pretty much on schedule even d we it’s all the traffic
Big Bus Dublin way to see town
Ann_O, Sept 2023
Excellent way to see the highlights of Dublin. Drivers were informative and entertaining, call out Robbie in particular. Good map and easy to follow on the app
Family Trip to Dublin
Jeanne_G, Sept 2023
The guides were excellent. Lack of air conditioners during unprecedented heat was challenging. The Night Tour was excellent.
Dublin red bus
Steve_S, Sept 2023
We found the bus easily . Went to Trinity library , jumped off at Christ Church , back on to the Guinness Storehouse . Fabulous and very easy to tour the city . Saw numerous highlights that we wanted to see . Highly recommended.
Bus tour
Taylor_O, Sept 2023
The driver was very funny! He also knew the history of Dublin and was very informative. The weather was beautiful and the people were friendly.
So much info!
Jaime_K, Aug 2023
I love hop on - hop off tours to start my trips. It gives a layout of town, history and stories. Very informative and makes my trip so much better.
Tracey_M, Aug 2023
had a two day (48 hour) pass but due to flight delays only in Dublin one day. reached out for a partial refund (eg reduce to one day pass) was told not able to help! Really not happy at all given I tried to let the company know ASAP it’s a horrible waste of money due to poor Australian dollar
Worth the money!
Michael_B, Aug 2023
Comprehensive explanations of background and history. Coverage of districts, which were not in focus at all.
Our driver was great.
Paul_T, Aug 2023
Jerry our driver was amazing. Very funny but knowledgeable and informative commentary. He coped very well and decisively and assertively with a noisy group that was spoiling the trip for the rest of us.
Eye opening Belfast Tour!
gary_s, Aug 2023
The Belfast tour was great!!! Coming from those who lived it! Much worth the trip. The Giant’s Causeway was something to see. The Irish Sea was beautiful!
Waste of money!
Jane_P, Aug 2023
I purposely booked the killmainham Hilton because the red bus was going to be right across the street. When we came out of the hotel to get on the bus, there was a sign posted out of order. There was another sign posted for the different colored buses that said you go to the to another area. What would be the point of taking a taxi to that area? I might as well have gone to where I went. Very angry that neither the bus line nor viator double checks to see if all lines are working. Additionally the phone number that's listed to call in case of problems was no longer in service. Left high and dry in Dublin. Book
Accessibility is the plus!
Caitlin_S, Aug 2023
We so enjoyed this- rode the bus the first day and got the lay of the land and then used it the second day for transportation. Worked so well and made the city so accessible!
Good if you don't want to walk.
Karen_M, Aug 2023
Nice to see the city but we had a hard time finding our pick up point. Tour gives you an idea of where you are and what to see.

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