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  • Hop On - Hop Off Tour - Dublin Bus

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One of Dublin's favourite Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Company's that has been operating tours in and around Dublin City and County since 1988.

The popular tour, the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, is offered with both live and multilingual commentary. All drivers are Fáilte Ireland approved, which means not only are they great story tellers, they’re also brimming with information and history of Dublin’s past, and will have you laughing all the way around the tour route too.

With just one great value ticket, visitors can enjoy two brilliant routes when exploring Dublin. The original route, which is a 90 minute tour, visits Dublin’s most popular attractions and has 24 great stops located throughout the city. The Docklands Route is a 35 minute tour which visits the Dublin’s Dockland’s area. The route has 8 stops ideally located at the most important attractions. The route showcases the fascinating history of this fabulous area of Dublin. Along the route, you will get the chance to see the wonderful U2 Graffiti Wall, the Jeanie Johnston Famine Memorial Ship, and some magnificent architecture in an area which is becoming increasingly popular with visitors. On the Original Route, tour highlights include The Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, The Phoenix Park, The Old Jameson Distillery, and Dublin Castle.

The tour ticket allows visitors to hop-on and hop-off as often as they wish, and with a discount guide exclusively available to passengers on the tour bus offering discounts to many of Dublin’s favourite attractions, is one of the best value tickets in town. With each hop-on hop-off ticket, visitors can join a Pat Liddy Walking Tour, worth €10, and have exclusive free entry to one of Dublin’s favourite museums, The Little Museum of Dublin at St. Stephen’s Green.

Dublin Bus Tours also offer other great value tours including the half day Coast & Castle Tour to Howth and Malahide Castle. The Coast, Gardens & Glendalough Tour is a favourite for Dubliners and visitors alike, and visits Powerscourt Gardens, which in 2014 was voted No. 3 in the Top 10 Gardens in the World by National Geographic. The tour also visits historic and gorgeous Glendalough which is home to the famous Glendalough round tower.

For the braver visitors, the Dublin Ghostbus Tour is considered a must-do. The world’s first & original Ghostbus, is full of ghostly stories, comedy horror and terrifying histories. With tours operating 6 nights a week, the Ghostbus offers a great way to discover the darker side of Dublin.

All the above tours can be booked in person or online. Discounts are available at


Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O'Connell Street