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Big Bus Tours Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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    What to Expect
    With our 24 - 72 Hour unlimited hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Dublin and get the most out of our dynamic and historical city. Your experience includes the best views to Dublin's most famous sites, from St Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness - and everything in between.

    Begin your journey on either the Blue or Red Line at the first Bus Stops, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 27 stops and the Blue Line has 28, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun!

    RED ROUTE - Explore the sights of Dublin on our Red Route Bus Tour. You can hop on and hop off the bus at over 20 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. Below, our Red Route timetable lists the first and last times that Red Route buses will call at each stop.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: GPO, Trinity College, Merrion Square, Oscar Wilde, Georgian quarters, St Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Liberties, Christchurch Cathedral, St Patricks Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, Jameson distillery, Pearse Lyons Distillery.

    KEY TIMINGS

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Frequency: Every 15-20 mins

    First Bus: 8:45am

    Last Bus: 7 pm (summer months), 6 pm (April, May, September, October)

    BLUE ROUTE - See the best of Dublin on our Blue Route Bus Tour. Along the way, our expert live guides will provide an entertaining, informative commentary about the sights ahead, including EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Teelings Distillery, Glasnevin Cemetery, St Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. During the tour, you're free to hop on and hop off the bus at over 30 different stops. Remain on board to relax and see it all, or hop off to explore the places that interest you most. Below, our Blue Route timetable lists the first and last times that Blue Route buses will call at each stop.  

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: GPO, EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum, Jeanie Johnston, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Facebook HQ, Trinity College, Merrion Square, Oscar Wilde, Georgian quarters, St Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Liberties, Christchurch Cathedral, St Patricks Cathedral, Teelings Distillery, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Glasnevin Cemetery and Croke Park.

    KEY TIMINGS

    Duration: 2 Hour

    Frequency: Every 30 minutes

    First Bus: 19:15am

    Last Bus: 16.00pm      

    Please note that Big Bus Tours tickets are valid for City Sightseeing Dublin bus tours. City Sightseeing Dublin call at the same stops as Big Bus Tours, but they use a slightly different numbering system to denote each stop.
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    Departure Point
    With a total of 30 plus stops you can pick up the bus at any of these locations however if you wish to go to our Shop please visit us at - 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.  Big Bus Stops -  Abbey Street Arran Quay Bachelor’s Walk Brian Boru Pub Cardiff Lane Christ Church Cathedral College Green Croke Park Dame Street  / Temple Bar Dame Street / Dublin castle EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum Glasnevin Cemetery Guinness Storehouse Heuston Station High Street Kilmainham Gaol Leinster Street Memorial Gardens Merrion Square Nassau Street National Art Gallery National Museum of Decorative Arts and History O’Connell Street Parkgate Street - East Parkgate Street -West Parnell Square  Pearse Lyons Distillery Phoenix Park Royal Hospital Kilmainham Samuel Beckett Bridge Smithfield St Michan’s  Church St Patrick’s Cathedral St.  Stephens  Green Teeling Distillery
    Departure Time
    48-hour Premium Ticket
    10/17/2018 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

    72-hour Deluxe Ticket
    10/17/2018 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

    24-hour Classic Ticket
    10/17/2018 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Unlimited Hop on Hop off for 24/48/72 hours
    • Live commentary on board the Blue Route
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • 2 for 1 Meal Deals - Boxty House, PStwenty6 Cafe, Paclino. T&Cs apply
    • Free glass of Guinness in Nancy Hand's Bar. Stop 8
    • Free glass of beer in Brannigan's Bar (when a main meal is purchased)
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did the Big Bus tour as part of our Dublin Pass package, it it is a great way to get an introduction/overview of the city before taking time to explore sites in depth. Our driver, "Matt with 2 t's," was funny and informative, and really added to the history (and our
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    John D. was our tour guide. He was both funny and informative. Easy way to familiarize yourself to Dublin. Very practical too.
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    We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day exploring all the sights this cosmopolitan city has to offer! With the option to take both the “blue line” and “red line” it allows for a perfect sightseeing experience. Our guide was entertaining and informative. Highly recommended!
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    We were happy with the service provided but do be aware of the traffic problems in Dublin , exacerbated by the installation of the tram system Allow plenty of time if, like us, you need to return to a point at a specific time
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    Very enjoyable tour of Dublin. Dominic was our tour guide and was brilliant he gave us plenty of facts, history of Dublin and jokes along the way. We got the 9am bus from stop 1 and stayed on it for the full loop which took 2 hours. Can’t recommend this tour enough!
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