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OPEN TOP 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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Tours buses of Dublin
This is one of many typical tour buses of Dublin.
You can get on one that hops on and off at the major attractions for about $15.00.
We just walked the city by foot. It is a very walkable city unless you are tired and then I recommend this method.
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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.
City Tour by Bus
Most of Dublin’s tourist attractions can easily be reached on foot, but if you do not intend to spend much time in Dublin a City Tour by bus might be an alternative. The tour starts and ends at McDonald’s on O’Connell Street, and buses leave every 10-15 minutes. You can get off at any of the 16 stops around the city and continue on with the next bus. The complete tour lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes and a ticket costs 12.50 Euros, is valid for a day, and you will get reductions on some of the admissions along the way.
See Dublin from a different perspective
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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Dublin City tour
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!
Best Value for Seeing the City
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.
Dublin City Tour Bus
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.
Dublin City tour
Dublin city tour is a good way to have the first contact with the most important point of the city. It is a hop on - hop off and last 1 hour and 15 minutes with 19 stops each located at the more popular attractions. The tour begin in Dublin Bus HQ in Upper O Connell Street. The ticket is valid 24 hours ie if you begin your travel at 16 hours you can use it till 16 hours of the next day, different from other cities where the validity of the ticket is only in the same day.
The ticket cost 12,50 euros and child until 14 only 6.
Spot the Tourist!
a great way to see most of the sites is to take the city bus tour. of course, riding the tour bus you pretty much stick out. you'll get heckled by the locals, but who cares... you are there to see the town. and not everyone is like that. the cool thing aboot the bus tour is that for a 24hour period, you can get off whenever and ride the next one. that way if you know what you want to see, or where you want to go this allows you to do so.
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Sightseeing tour on an open top bus
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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Great way to get around and oh ya to tour the city
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 Bus Tours
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.
HOP ON - HOP OFF DAYTOURS
4. THE NEWGRANGE TOUR
Visit Bru na Boinne visitor centre incl. a guided tour of the Neolithic passage tombs of Newgrange (3.000 BC)which predate the Egyptian Pyramids !
Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only from: 10 AM Tourism Centre, Suffolk St..
Please note that all passengers for the Newgrange Tour must go to DESK 1 at the Tourism Centre ! 15 minutes prior to Departure, which makes things easier and quicker.....
5. THE WICKLOW MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS AND LAKES TOUR.
Inc. Ballykissangel, Glendalough and Russborough House.
Operates on SUNDAYS ONLY !
Departure: 10.30AM Gresham Hotel
To book AFTER HOURS use this phone number: +353 1 458 0663
NOTE: advanced bookings required for tours 2 - 5 !!!
HOP ON HOP OFF
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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