Big Bus Dublin
Big Bus Dublin
4.5
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Explore Dublin your way with Big Bus Tours Dublin hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Let our charming cast of live tour guides show you around and share their wealth of local knowledge and infamous Irish humour. There's no better way to take in the stunning sights and buzzing atmosphere of Dublin than from our big, red, open top, double-decker buses. Hop-on to learn and discover more about Dublins deep history and rich culture, then hop-off to explore your way. With over 30 curated stops covering all of Dublins most loved attractions and buses every 15-20 minutes, it's never been easier to explore. With three routes, including a panoramic tour of the citys most breathtaking sights you can see it all. We have also created tailored ticket offerings which range from a basic one-day hop-on-hop of ticket to a deluxe three-day ticket which also includes lots of fantastic perks including a walking tour, night tour and entry to the award winning Pearse Lyons Distillery.
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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AndySpyder
Bexley, UK152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Learning about a new city by doing a big bus tour is always a favourite of ours and the Dublin tour was no exception, the guide was superb, and with Dublin being quite a compact city, we saw and learned a lot in a short space of time, stops at all the key tourist attractions including the Guinness factory, recommended.
Written 18 April 2024
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Folks M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Such a great experience! the hop on hop off bus gave us a chance to see so many things in the city of dublin and let us explore a lot of different places in few hours we want to thank Niall for his knowledge and his sense of humor and i would to thank the algerian boy for his excellent customer service we really appreciate his assistance.merci❤️
Written 18 April 2024
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CH7
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Loved our initial trip on this bus with Michael, our driver/guide who kept us fully entertained for our journey to the Guinness Factory - thank you Michael! Our journey back however was completely different in that there was a recorded commentary and the driver didn't utter one word. We had been looking forward to continuing our tour following our trip to the Factory, but sadly felt let down by the lack of banter from the driver.
Written 16 April 2024
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Jenny M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks Robbie for a great experience. He was knowledgeable and made the experience fun. Well worth doing.

The only thing was we were told to do the Yellow Umbrella walking tour that would only go for an hour. It went for about 2 1/2 hours and was great but the difference of the hour and a half did mean we had to change our plans for the day.
Written 15 April 2024
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Hi Jenny Thank you for the great review from your time with Robbie. delighted to hear you had a super time on his Big Bus tour. Sorry about the confusion with the Yellow umbrella tour. Some of the walking tours are in fact 2 to 2.5 hours long. Glad you enjoyed the free walking tour and we hope to see you on board another Big Bus tour again in the future. David
Written 16 April 2024
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Beth W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great experience! We had Brian as our driver and he answered our questions after. He recommended Murray's for the live music so we went there after and it was amazing! This is perfect if you're jet lagged. We rode the whole route without hopping off and it helped us learn the layout of the city on the first day.
Written 15 April 2024
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Thank you for the great review from your Big Bus Dublin Adventure. Brian will be delighted with the kudos and delighted to hear you got so much from one day on the tour bus. We hope to see you on a Big bus tour again in the future David
Written 16 April 2024
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trips149
Tucson, AZ29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The bus hosts were so kind and helpful when we got to the bus stop. Luma was especially kind and helpful. Jerry was our very favorite bus driver. He was very fun and humorous while giving us great information about the various sites. He even recited his favorite poem to us. Great experience!
Written 15 April 2024
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Thank you for the super review from your time with Big Bus Dublin, Luma and Jerry will be pleased to hear they made such a positive impact on your time in Dublin. Thank you for travelling with Big Bus David
Written 16 April 2024
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Rose B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We used this to get to the Guiness factory and the Jameson factory. Really convenient service, and the star of the show, Jerry. The other drivers were very friendly but Jerry is an absolute gem. His enthusiasm, knowledge and witty banter made the tour really enjoyable. If you're reading this, give the guy a pay rise! We really loved the app too. We tried to get back on the tour with Jerry, but missed him by one stop 🤣
Written 14 April 2024
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Hi Rose Delighted you had such a good time with the Big Bus team whilst exploring Dublin. Thank you for the kind words and the shout out for Jerry. David
Written 16 April 2024
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Renee W
Olathe, KS8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
the bus goes everywhere there are sites to see, was super convenient to get from one to the other (especially of you have an idea of where and when you want to go. Really easy to find, to use. Most of the drivers were good sources of history of the city and the sites, a couple were really funny - a couple also had very strong Irish accents that took us a while to understand, but it was all part of the fun. Drivers helpful with how to use the pass, and with directions also
Written 14 April 2024
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Thank you for the 5 star review. Delighted you enjoyed the experience with Big Bus Dublin and had so much fun with our team David
Written 16 April 2024
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Nicola J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Never visiting Dublin before, we thought we would take the BigBus tour to see the city, and we were not disappointed.
Jerry, our driver & tour guide informed us of every interesting part of Dublin in his comically, witty way. What a breath of fresh air he was & what a beautiful city Dublin is. Thank you formaking us feel so welcome & at home x
Written 14 April 2024
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Thank you for the super review from your time with Big Bus Dublin. Jerry really gives it his all on every tour and we are delighted you enjoyed his energy. Thanks for travelling with Big Bus David
Written 16 April 2024
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N D
Lincolnshire, UK1,280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We felt this was way overpriced for what we got. The first part of the journey was without a live guide. The driver told us we wouldn’t need earphones. We sat at the top of the bus and couldn’t hear a thing. We were just driving through streets of graffiti as far as we were concerned.
The second half was a different bus with a guide and much better. However, it’s 2024 and misogynistic comments are no longer considered banter. The guide explained he thought Mollie Malone was a prostitute and used this as an excuse for a stream of sexist insults, including ‘the tart with a cart’ and ‘trollop with the scallops’. Not cool.
Written 13 April 2024
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Hi and thank you for the review. We are sorry that you consider comments about Molly Malone to be Misogynistic. This is some light Dublin humour that all tour companies use when referring to an iconic Dublin character. It's 2024 and some people have different views on what's humour and what's not. We respect your views and I'm sure you can respect some light hearted humour. We hope to see you on a Big Bus tour in the future. The Big Bus Team
Written 16 April 2024
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