Dublin City Tour, Dublin

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  • An Unobstructed View From The Topless Upper Deck
    An Unobstructed View From The Topless...
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  • You Can Hop-on and Hop-off At Your Leisure
    You Can Hop-on and Hop-off At Your...
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  • Passing along the banks of River Liffey
    Passing along the banks of River Liffey
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    Dublin City tour

    by kathycollins Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For a general orientation to the city, or as a means of getting from location to location, the City tours are great.
    Explore Dublin at your own leisure with your 24 HR ticket.
    See Dublin's top visitor attractions on this great 90 minute tour including: Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, The Irish Whiskey Trail at the Old Jameson Distillery, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral and much, much more!

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    Dublin Bus Tours

    by sarahandgareth Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Dublin Bus, the local bus service company, has a regular 'Hop-On, Hop-Off' tour that takes you past pr near most of Dublin's best-known sites. The entire tour lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes, but you could stretch it out for the entire day with various pauses. The ticket is valid for a full 24 hours, so there's no need to rush yourself.

    The bus drivers keep up a running commentary, and it can be fun to compare their styles - from the squeaky-voiced driver to the fellow who liked to sing, to the one who gave us a wonderfully detailed dip into Dublin's history.

    The tour costs €12.50, which seemed a little steep at first but I think we got our money's worth, and enjoyed the views from the upper deck.

    You don't need a ticket in advance (although you can): just show up at one of the special stops and the driver will give you a ticket.

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    HOP ON - HOP OFF....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    SIGHTSEEING INFO

    CITY SIGHTSEEING

    DUBLIN TOUR : 24 hrs. valid tickets! which is great, really hop on and hop off....

    1. THE DUBLIN TOUR
    departs Daily from Eason's O"Connell St.
    stop 1
    Lower Grafton Street stop 2

    First tour 9.40AM then every 15 minutes until last tour 4.30PM

    2. THE WICKLOW TOUR
    Incl.Ballykissangel & Glendalough

    A journey through the Garden of Ireland taking you first into the pretty village of Avoca (Ballykissangel) and then back in time to the 6th Century settlement of Glendalough.

    Departure: at 10AM at the GRESHAM HOTEL.

    3. THE DUBLIN BAY AND CASTLE TOUR
    incl. MALAHIDE CASTLE

    An afternoon adventure to one of the more famous Irish ancestral castles, saving the stunning views of Dublin Bay from Howth summit until last!

    Departure: at 2.30PM at the GRESHAM HOTEL

    In next tip I shall tell you about two more trips!

    NOTE: advanced bookings required for trips 2 - 5 !!

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    Dublin Tour

    by acemj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Also operated by Dublin Bus, the Dublin City Tour gives you the flexibility of hopping on and off at anytime during a 24 hour period in which your ticket is valid. The full tour takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and makes a total of 19 stops at popular tourist sights throughout the city. The City Tour ticket also gives you discounts to the tourists sights!

    I didn't take this tour, because I prefer to walk, but I think it's a good deal especially if you aren't able to do a lot of walking.

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    HOP ON HOP OFF - Green bus

    by arkadia Written Jul 20, 2010
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    A great way to discover town and stop by at 24 places of intrest.
    There are two lines, we drove with the green one. It brings you places like Dublin Zoo, Guinnes Storehouse, The Four Courts, Parliament House ecc.

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    Best Value for Seeing the City

    by kehale Written Nov 29, 2009

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    When we arrived at Dublin airport we headed over to the Tourist Information Desk. We had already done our research and were pretty sure we wanted to get the 3 day Freedom Pass for Transportation. We picked up two (one for me and one for my boyfriend) for 50 Euro (25 Euro each) and the girl directed us where to go to pick up the Airlink bus. It saved us the 6 euro for the Airlink bus and provided us transportation for the next 72 hours from the time that we validated it. We found it was great to have for getting around to any of the major sites, or even for something to do when our legs were tired from walking. Also came in handy one night while we were out wandering and got "lost" (aka not paying attention to where we were going) and ended up at one of the stops - we were able to jump on and just ride around the city for a while.
    On top of everything else, having the pass entitles you for a discount into many of the major attractions on the Hop-on Hop-off bus route (like the Guinness Storehouse). If you're not going to be in the city long enough to make the 3 day pass worthwhile, they also have a one day (24 hour) pass for 15 Euro each (another reason we decided the 3 day pass was worth it since we were in the city for 5 days). Though we did a LOT of walking, we were really happy with the pass and we definitely felt that it was worth the money that we spent.

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    Sightseeing tour on an open top bus

    by Chuckaziz Updated Jun 13, 2009

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    You Can Hop-on and Hop-off At Your Leisure
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    If you have 15 Euros and 2 hrs to spare, join the Dublin bus tour. The bus tour will pass through 23 places of interest in the city. You can choose to get off at any of the stops and re-join the tour later. I used this service to get acquainted with the city and stayed on the bus until it completed the entire loop. The life commentary was very enjoyable and that's another reason why I stayed on. The orientation trip has actually helped me to plan my next move i.e. where to "hop-off and hop-on" again. The 24-hour ticket allows me to hop on and off as often as I wish to and I don't have to worry about missing my bus because the next one is just about 15-20 minutes away.

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  • HOP ON HOP OFF

    by shortysboy Written Mar 5, 2009

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    The Red, HOP ON, HOP OFF busses and their live guides were great. One note of caution, they say one lap typically takes 90 minutes but these buses are subject to traffic congestion like every other vehicle. They have special lanes and priority in some place but not everywhere. I highly recommend them for information, convenience and edutainment but realize it might take longer than planned to get from A to B and it's not their fault.

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  • hop-on, hop-off bus

    by janfortado1 Written Jun 24, 2008

    The hop-on, hop-off bus is a great way to see (and get dropped off) at all the sites. You can stay on the bus for one full circle to hear the wonderful narration and then decide which places to get off on the next round. You want a bus with a live narration if you speak English. I was on a bus once that had tapes for other languages, and the tape was not synchronized properly.

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    Guide Friday

    by DEBBBEDB Written Jul 28, 2007

    We took the Guide Friday (double decker bus with an open top) tour of Dublin. The advantage to these is that you can get on an off during the day, so if you want to see things inside of Dublin that are a little too far to walk to, this makes it easier.

    We got off at the Guinness store room, and ate lunch there. Hopped back on the bus and got off again at the zoo. Hopped back on the bus and finished the tour.

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    See Dublin from a different perspective

    by PKCass Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    Light pole, seen from top deck of City Tour bus
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    The double deck bus tours are a great way to get around the city and to many of the major sites. The top deck of the bus is open, and when I rode up there I was able to see a lot more interesting architectural details than I could from the ground. There are two different lines - the red and the yellow. The ticket is good for both lines and lasts for 24 h, so if you purchase it in the afternoon of one day, it's still good for the next morning.

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    Great way to get around and oh ya to tour the city

    by BruinKristin Written Dec 10, 2005

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    This is fun bus tour of the city you can get on and off. The tickets are good for longer than the day, so it isn't a bad deal (10 Euro when we were there). You can also use this bus a means of transportation, but during peak traffic hours you are better off walking.

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    Dublin City Tour Bus

    by Fen Updated Sep 27, 2005

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    Dublin city bus tour

    Another good way in seeing the city is by taking a city tour bus. You can get off at any stop while on the tour but its worth staying on and getting all the information on the places you wish to see first.

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    OPEN TOP BUS.

    by cazz38 Written Aug 19, 2005

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    The Tour bus

    This was great value for money on the Dublin tour bus,it takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes for the fully guided tour but you can hop on and off when you like,when you purchase your ticket its lasts for a full 24 hours which is good if you intend to visit places for longer.
    You can join the tour bus anywhere along the route and pay the driver,You also get a complimentry map and discount guide.It covers the most popular attractions like the Guinness storehouse,dublin castle etc.
    Price is 12 euros 50 for adults and 6 euros for children.

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  • open top buses

    by stemc Written Jun 14, 2005
    it always rains in dublin

    open top bus that go`s on a circular route around dublin ticket includes a map with numbered stops at the places of interest,
    drivers give good commentry, ticket lasts 24 hours can get on and off anytime in this 24 hour period

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