Appease yourself with the rich Irish culture in this grand capital city of Ireland, Dublin. The region, with its magnificent Irish hues, has the Midas touch of the lost Viking culture. The city exhales the breath of medieval Europe with spectacular cathedrals and churches. With over 30 stops, hop off and explore the city at its best rhyme through the pubs and gardens and castles.
The city has its fair share of stories from ups and downs and shares a unique relationship with alcohol. The Dubliners take nightlife and drinking sessions very seriously. For a long time, the city has tried to look over the borders to embrace other cultures. Thus, one can see the reflection of a multicultural vibe in the city. If you are a pub enthusiast, then start the journey hopping off at the busy neighbourhood of Temple Bar. Experience some of the best live music and pub culture in this riverside walkway, which also features as a glamorous shopping destination. Enjoy walking down the cobbled stone pavements from the medieval times and visit the quirky designer boutiques for the ultimate shopping session.
The National Photographic Archive reflects Ireland’s past with photographic collections from the National Library of Ireland. It is present in the Temple Bar, therefore can be covered by foot. Next place to include in the Temple Bar arena is the Project Arts Center and the Temple Bar gallery Studio. It displays contemporary art. After spending time in one of the busiest and happening streets of Europe, fill up with some good heavy lunch from the fancy restaurants serving delicious Irish, Asian, and American food to gorge.
The Temple Bar area is usually visited for its nightlife and authenticate live Irish music for all seven days a week. Hop on the bus and hop off at the Guinness Storehouse. Learn what the Irish do best, pouring a perfect pint. Learn all about Irish alcohol, the taste, history, tales, process, and the ingredients with passion. What's best is, you get to taste the sample of different stout, finally leading to the gravity bar. The Gravity Bar, highest bar in Ireland, with the tour includes a free pint of the popular Guinness in this bar. Also, enjoy the stunning 360-degree view of the capital from this bar.
Next in line to hop off should definitely be the Dublin Zoo. One of the oldest and a popular tourist destination in Europe, the Dublin zoo holds out to be perfect for a family outing. The zoo was opened in 1830 and has played a pivotal role in conserving and studying the variety of fauna here. The zoo accounts for 600 animals and is spread across 70 acres of land. Now, shifting the gear of the tour towards the medieval culture of the city, hop on and hop off at the Dublin Castle.
Castles have always played important roles in shaping up the history of Ireland, so as this 700-year-old fortress. Built by King John of England in the 13th century, it has served as a military fort, treasury, prison, and many other things. The Dublin Castle has evolved over time transitioning from the medieval architecture to the new age Georgian one. Live the journey of this castle from bare stones to fine plasterwork. While visiting the castle, also visit the four seasons gardens preserved from the 17th century. The Dublin Castle, long time back was a Viking site.
Next, visit the Trinity College, founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592 and is one of the well renowned higher education institutions of all time. Many popular names have completed their education from this college, including Oscar Wilde. To end the day with peace, hop on and hop off at the St. Stephen’s green right at the heart of the city. This is not your everyday park but an oasis in itself which has been well maintained with the Victorian layout since 1880. Take a peace trip in the artificial waterfall, the lake and the Pulham rock featuring in the park.
Night Tour (Not Available)
The Irish capital looks shimmering and more alive at night. Irish people love to celebrate the post-work hours' in a much lively endeavour. Thus the bars and pubs are always the sites of attraction for the nocturnal sessions. Live Irish music for the whole week, with over 500 variants of alcohol to be tried and the Irish jokes, makes the night time a wonderful time for exploring Dublin.
The open top bus tour is a chance of reliving the city as it passes through the happening and all lit up Temple bar arena. The guide will share the fabulous facts and figures of Ireland’s history, which will urge you to reimagine scenarios from the medieval past. Watch the fascinating Christ Church cathedral all lit up at night and be a part of the city’s maritime past in the Docklands.
The night tour commences at three-time intervals, i.e., 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:30 pm and the duration is for 1 hour.
You don’t want to miss out the chance of exploring the narrow streets and alleys of Dublin, something not possible with the bus tour. Thus, the free walking tour or the Yellow Umbrella walking tour is specially crafted for the tourists to get a chance of knowing the secrets each street of Dublin hides. Visit the Trinity College with witty guides giving you detailed information about the place and acquire a depth knowledge about the premier institution.
First Bus: 10:00 from Stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)
Last Bus: 17:00 from Stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)
Full Loop: 1 hour, 30 minutes (approx.)
Frequency: every 60 minutes.
Blue Route (Not in Operation):
First Bus: 09:30 from Stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)
Last Bus: 14:30 from Stop #1: (13 Upper O'Connell Street)
Full Loop: 2 hours (approx.)
Frequency: every 60 minutes.
Night Tour (Not in Operation):
Tour: 20:00 from Stop #1 (13 Upper O'Connell Street)
Full Loop: 1 hour (approx.)
*Please note that the Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.
Premium Plus Ticket
Download and print the ticket from the link given in your order confirmation email that you received after purchasing tickets online. A staff member of Big Bus will check the code present in the ticket during bus boarding.
Show the printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the big bus. This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
You can redeem the e-ticket within 12 months from purchase date.
To view bus stop locations, timetables, maps of the city, and many more things you can download the free app available in Google Play or App Store.
Kids Go Free! 1 child upto age of 15yrs travel free with Classic adult ticket. No ticket required upto1 child. However, you need to book ticket if you are travelling with 2 or more children.
No cancellation charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date.
Good and clean buses. Nice tour, worth spending time and money.