One of the best ways to experience the city of Dublin is through ‘City Sightseeing Dublin’. City Sightseeing Dublin is a hop on, hop off bus tour that takes you around all the popular attractions and sights in Ireland’s vibrant Capital City.
This is perfect for those who are new to the city and wish to explore and learn about Dublin. The Dublin sightseeing tours offer 48hr tickets so you can get the best out of the city and see what it has to offer.
Dublin’s Popular Attractions – City Sightseeing Dublin
The City Sightseeing Dublin bus tour is packed with lots to see and do that will give you a memorable experience. You’ll get to see some of the most popular attractions in Dublin from the Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park Stadium, Temple Bar and the Kilmainham Gaol The great thing about Dublin is that much of the attractions are pretty close together so the tour offers lots of things to do.
Its also a great sightseeing tour for families and kids as the friendly tour guides will show you attractions and activities for children, even stopping at Dublin Zoo, The Phoenix Park and Dublinia Museum.
Bus Tour Routes
There are two different routes the ‘City Sightseeing Dublin’ bus tour takes; the blue route and the red route. On the popular blue route, live commentary is available so you will get some personality from the bus drivers and guides. It’s even believed that all the blue route drivers have kissed the famous Blarney Stone at some point in their lives.
Multilingual languages are available on the red route to suit tourist visiting from around the world. Headphones are also included in the tour price, ask your driver for them on the day. On both routes, you will get to see all of Dublin’s much-loved galleries and museums. Its a really fun bus tour, that offers incredible views and interesting insight into the city of Dublin.
On the City Sightseeing Dublin Tour, the blue route is all about celebrating the beauty of Dublin’s northside. As well as visiting popular attractions located in the city centre.
The route begins at the famous O’Connell Street, every hour. Then heading towards one of the city’s newest areas, the Docklands. At the Docklands you’ll get to experience two attractions the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship and EPIC, the story of the Irish diaspora. The tour continues over the iconic river Liffey and you’ll pass some remarkable architecture including the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Dublin Convention Centre.
The tour then takes you north, reaching Dublin’s largest Cemetery; Glasnevin Cemetery and museum. After you get to the impressive Croke Park Stadium, where Ireland holds traditional Irish sporting games such as Gaelic football and Hurling. The blue route tour lasts around 120 minutes from beginning to end. You can choose to hop on or hop off at any stop and experience the attractions further. The tour even offers you many discounts on the various attraction that you’ll pass on the tour.
The blue route City Sightseeing tour is the only an English speaking tour.
This is City Sightseeing’s original and always popular red route, again taking you through the top attractions in Dublin. On this tour route, like the blue route, you will get to see attractions such as the Georgian Dublin, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, Guinness Storehouse and more.
What makes the red route unique is that it passes by attractions such as the James Distillery, Bow Street, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Irish Writers Museum. This tour is a bit shorter than the blue route lasting 90 minutes long also departing from O’Connell Street.
Every third red bus tour offer commentary in 8 different languages, just check with the bus driver before getting on the tour.
Free Walking Tour of Dublin
When you purchase one of the ‘City Sightseeing Dublin’ tours you get free access to the Yellow Umbrella Walking tour of Dublin. This is a fantastic three-hour walking tour that explores the colourful past of Dublin. The tour begins at the Dublin Visitor Centre on Grafton Street twice a day (1030am & 1330pm) and finishes at St. Patricks Cathedral.
This is one of the best walking tours in the city, your tour guides will explore traditions of Ireland, Irish legends and folklore. Irish people are known for their ability to bring stories to life in an exciting way and the Yellow Umbrella guide does just that.
Check out the City Sightseeing Dublin website to find out more about the different tours and deals they have available. They also offer a Dublin night tour and Malahide Castle and Coastal Tour that looks very fun.
Features of the Dublin City Sightseeing Tour:
- The only city tour in Dublin offering two unique routes.
- There are over 30 amazing different stops and attractions to see on this bus tour.
- Kids go free with every adult ticket purchased.
- The tour departs every 20- 30 minutes on the red route and every hour on the blue route.
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