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From Dublin: Half-Day Trip to Glendalough and Wicklow

1. From Dublin: Half-Day Trip to Glendalough and Wicklow

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin and soak up the serenity of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough on a day trip by bus. See sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Roundwood village. The tour starts mid-afternoon, leaving you time for lunch or a pint of Guinness before the experience begins. After getting picked up from your chosen pickup point in central Dublin, enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of the capital as you travel to Glendalough.  Take in panoramic views of the aptly-named Sugar Loaf mountain and pass through the quaint village of Roundwood on your journey through the Wicklow Mountains. Upon arrival at Glendalough, soak up breathtaking Irish scenery, history, and wildlife at the "Valley of Two Lakes". Enjoy at least 90 minutes of free time to explore the Celtic Christian monastery ruins which were built on the lakeside by Saint Kevin many centuries ago. Discover intricately carved stone Celtic crosses and round towers where monks hid golden chalices and other valuables from the many Viking raids which took place in the region. Stand by the water's edge and scan the oak trees to see if you can spot the endangered native red squirrel at play. As you explore, try to spot the location where the Braveheart wedding scene was filmed and where PS I Love You's Gerard Butler famously bumped into Hilary Swank. Return to Dublin after an amazing afternoon in the fresh air of the Wicklow Mountains with photos and memories of your Irish adventure.

Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

2. Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

Relax on board a vintage 1960s double-decker bus that has been fully restored and decorated to the highest standard. Sit back and enjoy a full afternoon tea with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. The seasonal menu includes a trio of freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam, butter, and clotted cream, and desserts including a cheesecake, lemon drizzle cake, and almond Bakewells among others. There is a wide range of teas, coffees, and hot chocolates to choose from.  Listen to 1950s jazz play while you have a jaunt around the city and hear the hosts' share their favorite stories of Dublin. Have time to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and food, the real Irish way. This is a very personalized way to see Dublin as the hosts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Your tour begins in Essex Street East and travels past Trinity College, Georgian Dublin, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral. It continues down the Quays past the Guinness brewery and into the Phoenix Park.

From Dublin: Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Morning Tour

3. From Dublin: Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Morning Tour

Travel out of Dublin and into the countryside around on a 5-hour morning or afternoon tour to Glendalough and Wicklow. The tour begins with an introduction to Dublin City, as you head south toward County Wicklow, known affectionately as the Garden of Ireland. Sparkling lakes, dense forests, and romantic babbling brooks make this a spectacular scenic drive and a fine day out from the big city. You will also see the scenery made famous by films such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You. Make your way over the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough, the valley of the 2 lakes. Enjoy a relaxing walk to the Upper Lake and explore the monastic ruins of St. Kevin's monastery. Then enjoy lush surroundings as you make your way through the Sally Gap before returning to Dublin.

Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

4. Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages. Hop-on Hop-off TourThe double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, and stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Nassau Street - National Library of Ireland • Merrion Square West - National Gallery • Merrion Street - Leinster House & Natural History Museum • St. Stephen's Green - Little Museum & Grafton Street • Westland Row - Oscar Wilde's Birthplace • Pearse Street - Science Gallery  • College Green - Trinity College & Irish Whiskey Museum • Dame Street - City Hall & Temple Bar • Cork Hill - Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library • Christ Church Cathedral & Dublinia • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Marshes Library • Newmarket Square - Teeling's Whiskey Distillery • St. James Gate - Guinness Storehouse • James's Street - Roe & Co & Pearse Lyons Distillery • Royal Hospital - Museum of Modern Art & Kilmainham Gaol • Heuston Rail Station • Phoenix Park - Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street - Ryan's Victorian Bar • Collins Barracks - National Museum of History • Arran Quay - Jameson Distillery Bow Street and St. Michan's Church • The Four Courts • Bachelor's Walk - Dublin Discovered Cruise

Dublin: The Gravedigger Ghost Bus 2-Hour Tour

5. Dublin: The Gravedigger Ghost Bus 2-Hour Tour

Climb aboard an atmospheric bus that has been specially built and kitted out by one of Ireland's leading set design companies. Join professional actors who will not just serve as your ghoulish guides, but double as creepy, charming characters from Dublin's hellish past! Learn how the plague ravaged the city from a ghost from the past who is all too familiar with the disease. Hear of gruesome, agonizing tortures, and meet many characters with tales of terror to tell. Laugh and scream your way around the city, and - if you're lucky - leave with your soul intact! Visit the Gravedigger's Pub, known for serving the best pint of Guinness in Ireland.

Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

6. Dublin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a sightseeing bus. See all of the sights of the city with unlimited hop-on hop-off for either 24, 48, or 72 hours. Learn about the history and heritage of Dublin from on-board audio commentary. During the summer months, the tour will be conducted by a live English-speaking guide on every other bus. You’ll get a chance to hop off at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse to discover the origins of one of the world’s most famous beverages. For a touch of sophistication, head over to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where you’ll experience a staggering collection of artwork. You can remain on the bus for a full loop, enjoying the 360 degree views from the open-top deck of sights such as Phoenix Park and the River Liffey.  Dublin City Route stops: • Irish Whiskey Museum • Dublin Castle • Christchurch Cathedral • St Patrick’s Cathedral • The Dublin Liberties Distillery • Guinness Storehouse • Pearse Lyons Distillery • Irish Museum of Modern Art • Heuston Station • Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street • Collins Barracks • Smithfield Square • Temple Bar • The Writers’ Museum • O’Connell Street • The GPO, Abbey Theatre • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum • The Convention Centre Dublin • U2 Studios • Merrion Square, Natural History Museum, The National Gallery of Ireland • National Gallery - Merrion Street Upper • St. Stephen's Green, The Little Museum of Dublin • Mansion House and St Ann's Church

The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

7. The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Step inside the world’s first and original Ghostbus and be transported into a world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror, and terrifying histories. The Ghostbus will drive you into your nightmares, taking in some of Dublin’s most haunting sights along the way. Visit the Hellfire Clubroom and haunted museum downstairs, and play a hand of cards with the devil himself. Next take your seat upstairs in the Victorian Theatre with its blood red velvet curtains and begin a thrilling ride tracing Dublin’s creepiest mysteries. More grizzly dealings are unleashed at the harrowing St. Kevin’s Graveyard before hearing the story of the ghost of Darky Kelly, the madame of Dublin’s notorious Maiden Tower who is said to wander there restlessly to this day. You will be led through this ordeal by a sinister guide and driver, two men in tune with the afterlife, who will do their best to put you at your unease.

Dublin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

8. Dublin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Live Guide

Explore Dublin at your own pace aboard a spacious open-top bus with this hop-on hop-off tour. Chose a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket and see top sights like St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and St Stephen’s Green. Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun. You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, rejoin the tour when you’re ready. Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse After seeing all the sights on the bus, join the Yellow Umbrella Walking Tour. Delve into the mysteries of Dublin, visit Trinity College, and explore the vibrant city center with charming and witty guides. Premium and Deluxe tickets include a 1-hour panoramic Dublin Night Tour. Enjoy an exciting evening tour of the city as the live guide shares fascinating facts and stories. Learn fascinating insights into Dublin's history, architecture, and memorable characters. With the Deluxe ticket, enjoy a half-day Coastal Tour to scenic Howth Summit and its fishing village. Head to Howth from Dublin, explore the cliffs of Howth on a guided walking tour, and stroll through the picturesque Howth Village in your own time. Enjoy a seafood dinner caught fresh from the shores before returning home. Tour the streets of Dublin on this hop-on-hop-off, hop-off bus sightseeing tour and walking tour combination. Explore Dublin with the freedom to explore where you want, when you want.

Dublin: Guinness Storehouse Ticket & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

9. Dublin: Guinness Storehouse Ticket & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy a day of Dublin sightseeing on board a hop-on-hop-off bus tour with a 1-day, 48-hour, or 72-hour ticket. See the best of this dynamic and historical city, and pass by Dublin's must-see landmarks, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness. See some of Dublin's top sights on top of an open-top bus and hop off whenever you like. Discover the city's highlights and hear interesting commentary from the guide. Hop off to explore the Guinness Storehouse, home to the world's most famous stout. On your self-guided tour, you'll learn all about the history and production of Guinness at this famous storehouse, which is rated one of Ireland's most popular attractions. Hear about the storehouse's 9,000-year lease and explore interactive exhibits across seven stories. Taste the freshest pints of Guinness in the world at the Gravity Bar while enjoying 360-degree unobstructed views of the city of Dublin (or choose Guinness 0.0 or a soft drink). Choose the 48-Hour and 72-Hour tickets to enjoy a 1-hour panoramic night bus tour. Ride along the open-top bus for a thrilling evening city tour. Hear information and tales of the city and gain a thorough understanding of Dublin's history, architecture, and culture from your bus guide. Pick the 72-Hour ticket and experience a half-day coastal tour, which includes, a return journey from Dublin to Howth, a guided walking tour of the cliffs of Howth, and free time to explore the picturesque Howth village.

Dublin: Panoramic Open-Top Night Bus Tour & Live Guide

10. Dublin: Panoramic Open-Top Night Bus Tour & Live Guide

See the lights of Dublin sparkle at night on-board an open-top double-decker bus tour. The panoramic tour which lasts one hour will take you past some of the city's most famous sights and attractions including Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Stephen's Green. While travelling along the Night Tour's unique route, hear historical tales of city's top sights and prominent figures including Temple Bar, the Docklands and the oldest pub in Dublin, The Brazen Head with the stories following James Joyce, Oscar Wild or Bono. It’s the perfect way to spend the evening in Dublin whether you're travelling alone, with family or with someone special.

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based on 17,263 reviews

I do a bus tour every city I go and this was the best one I have been on. The driver is your guide and ours was so charismatic and funny it made for a very interesting tour. We stayed on for the hour 45 round trip and he pointed out things to us that then ended up being on the itinerary that we may otherwise have missed. As part of the ticket you get entry in to the The Little Museum of Dublin. Again, the guide for that was fab. Very funny and engaging. Only there for about an hour and he tells you all about the Easter uprising and local tales. All other staff were lovely and friendly.

Fun and full of history facts you've never heard! Our main lead, 'Grim', and cohort whose real name is Lea, along with driver Pete provided an excellent evening of fun! However... there was no HEAT! Everyone was cold, including them. Loved the tricks up their sleeves! Beware... there are strobe lights, but just let them know when you get on board and they will happily turn them off if they negatively affect you.

It was a great tour of another great city, We’ve used City Sighting hop on hop off on many occasions across Europe a great experience and reliable service.

the actors are amazing and incredibly funny, the stories are well told and the bus is very cool, thank you guys for the trip

The guide was exceptional, incredible, I really recommend it. Edgar, you are the best!!!