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Things to Do in Dublin: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the city independently

Some vacations with CIE Tours offer the opportunity for independent sightseeing through the DoDublin Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. Explore Dublin independently while enjoying all that Dublin’s original and best bus tour has to offer. You will be charmed and entertained by the live commentary delivered by trained guides, all of whom are Dublin natives. (DoDublin also offers pre-recorded multilingual tours in 10 different languages, operating every 30 minutes.)

Bus tours begin at 9AM daily on O’Connell Street, and last about two hours and 15 minutes, with 33 stops along the way, visiting all of Dublin’s top attractions.

Independent sightseeing through the Hop-on, Hop-Off Bus Tour will allow you to explore Dublin as freely as you please. Hop off the bus to visit the Dublin Zoo, or stop to have a pint at the famous Temple Bar. Sit tightly as your bus tour guide points out famous landmarks and points of interest such as Oscar Wilde’s birthplace and The Custom House. Along with your bus tour ticket, you will receive free entry into The Little Museum of Dublin.  From St. Patrick’s Cathedral to Trinity College and Irish Whiskey Museum, there is no shortage of things to see and do as you explore the city of Dublin at your leisure.

Choose one of four top attractions with your voucher

While in Dublin, CIE Tours also offers an exclusive ticket that will enable you to independently visit your choice of one of the four fantastic attractions listed below that focus on Irish culture and heritage.

Guinness Storehouse
Located in the heart of the St. James Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is one of Ireland’s most popular sights. The Guinness experience begins at the bottom of the world’s largest pint, and continues up seven stories of interactive experiences, telling the fascinating story of the iconic Irish beer from its founding by Arthur Guinness in 1759. Enjoy a perfect pint and the spectacular view of Dublin city from the Gravity Bar on the top floor, or learn how to pour your own at the Guinness Academy. This stylish and modern building is filled with fascinating history, and will bring you on an unforgettable journey.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum 
Voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards in 2019, and housing more than 1500 years of history, EPIC Ireland is the world’s only fully digital museum. More than 10 million people have emigrated over the centuries, and this museum tells the moving stories of those who left, and how they influenced and shaped the world. Located in the CHQ Building in one of Dublin’s most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey and Custom House Quay, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has something for the entire family to enjoy. Read emigrant letters to see the world through the eyes of men and women who left home, or visit the whispering library to learn about some of the world’s most famous Irish authors.

GPO Museum
One of the newest museums in Dublin, this top attraction tells the story of Dublin’s General Post Office and its role in the 1916 Easter Rising, the most pivotal episode of Irish history that ultimately led to the creation of the Irish republic. The GPO Museum brings those turbulent days to life through an immersive, interactive, and engaging experience, that will teach you all about the events of Easter Week in 1916, as well as modern Irish history.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery
Opened by Jack and Stephen Teeling in 2015, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery to open in Dublin in over 125 years, and is the harbinger of a renaissance in Ireland’s whiskey industry. It’s located in the Liberties, and in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the historic distilling district of the city. Experience how a real distillery operates and discover the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of this unique Dublin experience that is not to be missed.

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Irish Adventure

Starting from $1,945

8/9 Days

Make the most of every moment of your Ireland vacation—you'll discover all the can't-miss Irish scenery and history on this fast-paced tour.

​Guided Tours, Guided Small Groups, Independent Adventures

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The Irish Pub Tour

Starting from $2,145

8/9 Days

Irish pubs are the hearts of their communities—a source of camaraderie, stories, and song. Raise a glass (or two!) to rich pub culture and history on this guided tour of Ireland, which offers…

​Guided Tours, Guided Small Groups, Independent Adventures

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Irish Gold

Starting from $2,445

8/9 Days

Take your time on this Ireland tour, which explores the most acclaimed sights in the south and west, including the mountainous beauty of Connemara.

​Guided Tours, Guided Small Groups

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Irish Legends

Starting from $2,745

9/10 Days

Delve into Ireland and its past on this tour, which mixes in plenty of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path sights among the tried-and-true favorites. 

​Guided Tours, Guided Small Groups, Independent Adventures

Irish Classic Self-Drive

Starting from $2,145

13 Days

Drive the rugged coastlines and countryside as you explore. See Dublin’s highlights, then head to Belfast as you start your route around Ireland. 

Independent Adventures

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