See Dublin’s Christmas Lights in Aid of Dublin’s Simon Community

Get the best view of Dublin’s Christmas Lights

We at City Sightseeing Dublin along with our friends at Big Bus Tours Dublin are delighted to announce the launch of our Christmas Themed Night Tour, which officially kick-started on Thursday evening.

This festive themed tour is completely free of with the exception of a small voluntary donation, which is in aid of a charity very close to the team’s heart, the Dublin Simon Community.

Our team has worked around the clock in getting this ready, with our doubled dickers now decked out with festive lights and decorations for all to enjoy. Similar to the current city by night tour, the Christmas themed tour celebrates all thing Christmassy, with festive music and craic for all!
We too have teamed up with attractions such as Croke Park, Glasnevin, The Irish Whiskey Museum and many more, who have all kindly donated prizes, which will be raffled off each night.

We too would like to take this opportunity to thank our team of Drivers’, who have decided among themselves to take some time out of their busy schedules to help those a little less fortunate, some of which have been raising money for the Simon Community since the start of the month on a daily basis!
The tour leaves Stop 1 on Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1, at 18:00 hrs sharp lasting 1 hour in total and is the perfect way to see Dublin City’s Christmas Lights in all their glory!

The tour will only run on December 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th, be there or be square, and remember festive dress code is a must!

12 Pubs of Christmas – Dublin’s best

As we enter into the festive season here in Dublin, it’s time to celebrate a great tradition of this old town – the 12 Pubs of Christmas.

City Sightseeing Dublin take a look at the best that can be graced across the city (all accessible by our tours of course!), both this Christmas time, or any time you’re in the Fair City!

Brannigan’s Bar – Stop 1
Start your festivities at this family-run traditional Irish pub set in the heart of O’Connell Street – just a 2-minute walk from our Stop 1! A perfect stop for a quick drink before or after our legendary night tour, they have some of the freshest Guinness and best Irish cuisine you’ll find around town!

Pacino’s – Stop 7
If you’re set for a big day, you’re going to need some food to help yourselves out! Try a taste of Italy just across from the Molly Malone statue, where you’ll not only find a wide selection of beers and wines from Ireland, Italy and all over the world, but you’ll also get 2for1 on meals with your City Sightseeing ticket at selected times!

The Temple Bar - 12 pubs of Christmas

The Temple Bar

Temple Bar – Stop 8
OK so now you’ve arrived at Dublin’s busiest & most popular pub to visit! Take in the craic at the infamous Temple Bar, where a good time is always had. Drop in for a singalong with all-day music and a fantastic selection of memorabilia to purchase as a reminder of your visit to the Emerald Isle.

Trinity Bar – Stop 8
This pub really does cater for all, with an epic Temple bar area atmosphere, incredible gin selection and large number of screens for all of the sporting action going on worldwide. See what’s on here.

Boxty House – Stop 8
In need of another feed yet? The Boxty cuisine is a traditional Irish potato dish, remastered in style at Gallagher’s Boxty House here in the heart of the city. Receive 2for1 lunches there Monday-Friday with your City Sightseeing ticket!

Now, make sure that you get out of the city centre with us to experience the real Dublin too.

Guinness Storehouse, Gravity Bar – Stop 13

Gravity Bar - 12 pubs of Christmas

The Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse

So much more than a museum, factory or a pub, there’s a reason it’s the number 1 rated tourist attraction in Ireland. End your tour at the epic Gravity Bar, featuring 360-degree views of Dublin city. What’s more, every visitor gets and a free pint included at the end here! Save money & time with our combo-ticket and our fast-track shuttle tour there – and queue-jump at the gate with every City Sightseeing ticket purchased.

Patriots Inn, Stop 16
The perfect accompaniment to your tour of Kilmainham Gaol, this popular pub with locals and tourists is just a 1-minute walk from the jail. Making sure that you’re in-time for your tour, it’s a great stop-off beforehand or afterward to discuss the stories of Ireland’s history you’ve just heard. They also do a great comedy night once a month – check out their site for details!

Nancy Hands, Stop 21

Nancy Hands - 12 pubs of Christmas

Nancy Hands Pub & Restaurant

We love freebies here at City Sightseeing Dublin! Hop off at Nancy Hands traditional Irish pub and get a free Guinness, just by showing your ticket! Enjoy the charms of this authentic Irish pub with a great backstory to it, rich in Dublin history. We’d recommend the roast beef if you’re feeling peckish too!

The Brazen Head, Stop 23

Brazen Head pub - 12 pubs of Christmas

Brazen Head pub

Take a trip back to 1198 here inside Ireland’s oldest pub! Heaped in history, and still showcasing some of its original features, it’s also a great spot for some traditional Irish music on Sunday’s – and every evening from 9:30 p.m.

O’Shea’s, Stop 23
Wander across the road and enjoy a drink in Ned O’Shea’s, where in addition to regular live music, dancing, and an enviable Whiskey selection, you can also book an appointment with a genealogist there to find out about you & your family’s links to the country! This truly is a one-off experience!

Brian Boru pub, Stop 34
So good, we named a stop after it! Named in relation to Brian Boru, High King of Ireland at the time of the battle of Clontarf in 1014, it features a number of links to traditional old Dublin, including a famed Whiskey room rich in history – and Whiskey(!) – for any enthusiasts.

Gravediggers, Stop 35
Otherwise known as John Kavanagh’s, this pub is merely a stone’s throw from Glasnevin cemetery. Just as well, as this was where the gravediggers back in the day went for their afternoon Guinness after a busy day in the mud! Learn more here about how they were sneaked drinks around their shifts – it’s quite the story!

Please drink responsibly across your 12 pubs of Christmas celebrations and note that any passenger boarding our buses intoxicated will be refused entry.

Festive fun with City Sightseeing Dublin!

For the first time, due to popular demand, City Sightseeing Dublin will be running a special service across St. Stephen’s Day this year (December 26th), giving customers the chance to Hop On & Hop Off all across the city and explore what makes Dublin just simply the best city in the world over the Christmas period.

It’s the perfect complement for those who want to put their feet up a little after Christmas shopping endeavours, those who want to learn more about the fair city from our ever-entertaining drivers, or simply those who just want to see the city shining at its festive best in style.

The action doesn’t stop there, with normal service resuming on 27th December and the re-opening of all of the major attractions in Dublin including the Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol after Christmas then.

Think that a tour with us would be the ideal Christmas gift for your loved ones? We’re offering gift receipts on the Classic (24 hour), Premium (48 hour) and Deluxe (72 hour) bus tours, as well as the combination tickets for the Guinness Storehouse and Night Tour of Dublin. If the ticket you’re after is above, please purchase your ticket online for 26th December, and email your ticket receipt through to with your name and personalised message to your special someone. We’ll then get back to you with a personalised gift receipt for you to print out and give your loved one on Christmas Day – valid for up to 3 months.

We’ve got plenty of different offerings suitable for everybody this Christmas-time. Ever wanted to see the best of the Christmas lights sparkling in all of their glory? Take a trip on one of our 7pm night tours across this festive period – included in all Premium 48-hour passes and 72-hour Deluxe tickets.

Alternatively, bring the family along (or get rid of them whilst you do the Christmas shopping!) with a family pass – great for whilst the kids are on school holidays and whilst there’s such a buzz of activity around Dublin between Christmas and New Year’s.

Click the ‘tours’ tab at the top of this page to take advantage of 15% off all Premium 48-hour tickets now!

Santas on the Liffey

We can’t promise that this will happen again this year!

GPO at Christmas

GPO at Christmas









*please note that City Sightseeing will not be operating between 20th – 25th December. Services on St. Stephen’s Day (26th December) will be limited to the red route only, operating 10am – 4pm with a 30 minute frequency & no night tour will be running on this day. Normal frequency and service across all lines resume on 27th December.

Our new 7pm Dublin Night Tour!

The City Sightseeing Dublin Night Tour

With longer nights creeping in and the bright lights of the city starting to shine that bit earlier, ‘tis the season to treat yourself to our well-renowned Night Tour of Dublin!

Our new for the winter season Night Tour of Dublin will take you on a 1-hour journey through the best bits the Fair City has to offer, presented by a true Dublin local! Hop on-board this fun-filled, interactive evening tour, taking in Dublin’s floodlit docklands and atmospheric Georgian quarter, before moving onto our historic past at Dublin Castle & Christ Church Cathedral. Then, once more travel along the lit-up river Liffey and across from the ever-famous Temple Bar area, before being dropped back off on the bustling O’Connell Street.

Prepare to be regaled with tales of Dublin’s rich history, and hear entertaining anecdotes and jokes from our local Dublin guides as they talk you through the culture of the Dublin’s past & present – as well as the best nightspots, bars & restaurants to visit after your tour! This is the perfect way to start your evening before dinner, a night out, a theatre trip or a gig, and ideal for those who want to see everything in the city in a short time.

Included with every Deluxe ticket purchased, it really is a must-do when visiting Dublin this Winter – or anytime, really! Please note that it is a first come, first served basis for Deluxe Ticket holders, so make sure that you’re at Stop 1, located at 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, prior to the 7pm departure time.

Currently receive 10% off when you book your night tour online or save even more with one of our combination tickets for both day & night tours – and become a true Dubliner by the end of your trip to the Fair City!

Dublin Night TourCity Sightseeing Dublin Night Tour

  • Night tour of Dublin – includes one loop of Dublin City from 7pm – 8pm
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Stop 1 located at 13 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • Get 10% of all Adult Tickets when you book online
  • Enjoy the view of the Dublin Dockland skyline & see the stunning Georgian quarter light up at night
  • Visit historical sites like Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle in all of their lit-up glory
  • Get to know the city as a true Dubliner, with a local guide giving live, interactive commentary


  • A free spot is included with our 72-hour Deluxe Ticket
  • 10% discount off any of 80+ City Sightseeing tours worldwide
  • E-ticket and Apple Wallet available
  • You can purchase the ticket directly from our driver depending on availability
  • A great way to spend an hour in Dublin city before dinner, a night out, a theatre trip or a gig
  • Ideal for someone staying just a short time in Dublin

Midweek madness – The best of Halloween across Dublin

Check out our Part 2 guide to Halloween in Dublin below – Midweek madness!!

From scary stories to workshops for you & your children, Dublin is the place to be this scary season. Here at City Sightseeing we’ve picked the best of what’s on offer for you & your family this coming week in the big city. The best bit being – we visit them all! And your kids ride with us for free, too!

Monday 29th October
Dracula’s Disco, The Ark, Stop 9
Dublin’s cultural hub for youngsters, The Ark, will be playing host to a number of special events across the half-term break including the Halloween inspired ‘Dracula’s disco’ happening on Bank Holiday Monday. Join renowned children’s entertainer DJ Will Softly for this year-on-year hit event!

Free Halloween party! Dublin Visitor Centre, Stop 1/1bDVC Halloween Party
Join our friends at the Dublin Visitor Centre for their ‘terrifying’ traditional Halloween party. There will be scary stories from children’s entertainer, Bavmorda, ghoulish games including pin the tail on the witch & a chance to have a sing-a-long and get arty, with prizes for the winners! There will even be some pumpkin-inspired treats from Starbucks for the adults! Check it all out here.

Tuesday 30th October
FANGtastic Party!, EPIC Museum, Stop 3a
Visit EPIC and step inside their mysterious vaults for a fun-filled family party! Dress up very much encouraged, but there’ll be plenty of opportunity for face painting, as well as early trick-or-treating too! Free entry for kids to the EPIC museum before & after is also included!

Samhain Magic at the Museum, Croke Park, Stop 24
Hop on our blue route up to Stop 24 and we’ll drop you at the home of Irish football for a family-friendly tour taking you pitch side, in the changing rooms and into their Games Zone, as well as a real treat (or trick!) for all with a Samhain–inspired magic show hosted by renowned magician and entertainer, Brian Daly.

Wednesday 31st October
Frankenslime’s Lab, EPIC Museum, Stop 3a
Who doesn’t love playing with a bit of slime?? The slimy science lab will be back in swing at EPIC this year and will no doubt prove to be a kids’ favourite yet again this time around! Find out more here.

Halloween across our buses!City Sightseeing Dublin - Halloween chicks
Show us you at your wicked best on our buses this Halloween and you’ll be in with a chance of winning your ride for the day for free! Just take a photo of your scary-selves on our buses, or get a quick selfie with one our dressed-up devilish drivers, tag us on Facebook, and be in with a chance!

Thursday 1st October – Sunday 4th November
Halloween Family Freights, The National Wax Museum, Stop 22
On all week until Sunday 4th November,  The National Wax Museum has an array of exciting Halloween adventures for all of the family to enjoy! Give your little’uns a terrifying temporary tattoo, take a trip into the world of Harry Potter & gear up for a ride on the Nimbus 2000, or join in the seek and find game – but watch out for all sorts of creepy things on the way!! With prizes for the best costumes daily, this’ll be the ideal way to end your Halloween & half-term festivities.

For even more things to do in Dublin with the family this half-term, check out our go-to guide here or for more weekend fun see what’s happening here. Have a spooktacular time!!

Halloween 2018 – Your guide to the best of Halloween in Dublin

They say that “if you’ve got it, haunt it!” Well, in Dublin this Halloween, we’ve certainly got it all! From scary stories to workshops for you & your children, Dublin is the place to be this scary season.

Here at City Sightseeing, we’ve picked the best of what’s on offer for you & your family this coming week in the big city. The best bit being – we visit them all! And your kids ride with us for free, too!

Part 1 – Your wicked weekend in the city!

Start off by celebrating one of Dublin’s own at the Bram Stoker Festival, across a number of events all over the city at the weekend. Author of the horror novel Dracula, Bram Stoker arguably sparked the legacy of Halloween celebrations here in Dublin to the level that they are today.

Stokerland 2017

Stokerland festival 2017

Friday 26th October
Marsh’s and the Gothic, Marsh’s library, Stop 12
Find out the secrets of Marsh’s library, Ireland’s oldest public library, and it’s fascinating ties to the genre of gothic fiction. Opened in 1701, Marsh’s Library at St Patrick’s Cathedral has seen a great many readers come and go over the centuries, including Bram Stoker himself.

Saturday 27th October
Stokerland, St. Patrick’s Park, Stop 12
Step right up to this 2-day Victorian themed fairground pop-up, just a stone’s throw from St Patrick’s gothic Cathedral. Here, there will be activities for all the family including a street theatre, a performance tent, free face-painting, Victorian funfair rides, macabre thrills and Victorian-era games for everyone to enjoy. Perfect for the budget-conscious family looking for a day of fun!

Sunday 28th October
PaINTCLUB Family – EPIC Museum, Stop 3a
At these special family events, suitable for ages 8 through 18 – and adults too(!), you and your family can come together and create a ‘Dracula’ inspired masterpiece. With all materials provided and step by step instruction, it’ll give you the chance to create a little something to go on the mantle right next to your family photos this Halloween!

Animation Workshop on Disney’s Vampirina – Brown Bag Films, Stop 21b
Hop on the blue route & head for another chance for your kids to get those creative juices flowing at Brown Bag Films. Kids will work together here on a giant vampire doodle, based on the Disney hit characters in Vampirina, as well as creating their own individual characters to take home.

*Both Stokerland & the PaINTCLUB events are on all weekend.

Keep checking across our social media for Part 2 later this week, or for other half-term activities see here..

KIDS GO FREE! Visit the best of Dublin this half-term with City Sightseeing

Yep, it’s that time. Just as you’ve reclaimed your home, tidied the toys & got the TV back, the kids are on school holidays again! So…what to do with the kids this half-term holiday?

Take a short trip to the capital and City Sightseeing Dublin have got you covered (for a few days at least!), taking you to the best family activities Dublin has to offer this break – all with the added bonus that KIDS TRAVEL FREE* with us all week-long! Read on to check out some of our family favourites!

Phoenix Park – Stop 19

phoenix park kids half-term city sightseeing dublinStep inside Europe’s largest enclosed public park in its most beautiful season (in our opinion!). Enjoy a wander through the leaves & trees – and let the children cut loose across over 700 hectares of beautiful, unspoilt parkland. Keep making your way through, and you’ll more than likely bump into a few of the locals, the fallow deer that grace the park! THIS is guaranteed to be the Kodak moment of your trip. Best part is that it’s completely FREE!

Tip: Buy our Deluxe Ticket for free bike hire on your trip to the park!

Dublin Zoo – Stop 19

dublin zoo kids half-term city sightseeing dublinOkay, you’ve got us. We love animals, and so do children! The Dublin Zoo is a genuine real kids’ favourite all year-long. Check out the regulars – the elephants, penguins & tigers, and make some new friends with the new-born sea lion pups, giraffe calf & flamingo chicks – only born a couple of months ago!

To celebrate the half-term holiday, the zoo will also be running some special events including their Young Workshop series & the return of their Wild Lights show across the aquatic area and, new for 2018, Winter Wonderland section, too. Check out the details & book tickets here.

Dublinia – Stop 11

Dublinia kids half-term city sightseeing dublinGive the kids a history lesson they’ll really enjoy!

Experience Dublin through the ages, with 4 different levels to check out. Relive the Viking-era, where your little’un will get a chance to dress like a Viking and experience what life was like here in Ireland over 1000 years ago.

Other levels include medieval Dublin & the opportunity to play the games played during this time, through to their renowned History Hunters section and finally, views across all of Dublin from St. Michael’s Tower at level 4. Find a list of all activities happening at Dublinia by visiting their website here.

Croke Park – Stop 24croke park kids half-term city sightseeing dublin

Show the family where your heroes meet to claim true greatness. The pinnacle of Irish sport, Croke Park, is home to many famed tales across generations. Show your next generation the history, energy & passion that’s part of Croker by treating them to a stadium tour. Step out on the turf, visit the dressing rooms & see the trophies – making sure that you take a look around the GAA museum whilst you’re at it – FREE with your ticket! Who knows, the trip might just inspire them to be the future heroes…

The Ark – Stop 9

Draculas disco city sightseeing dublin kids half termDublin’s cultural hub for youngsters, The Ark, will be playing host to a number of special events across the half-term break. In addition to the Halloween inspired ‘Dracula’s disco’ happening on Bank Holiday Monday, Dublin Fringe award winner, Bombinate Theatre, will be putting on shows across a number of days for all children aged 8 and over.

Are your little’uns a little, littler? Don’t worry, the ever-popular Seedlings workshop will take you & your toddler along a creative journey through art – both for them & for you!

The National Wax Museum – Stop 22Harry Potter kids half-term city sightseeing dublin

Finish off your red route tour at Stop 22, and hop across the river to The National Wax Museum to start mixing it with the rich & famous of Ireland – and Jedward. Say hello to your favourite cartoon characters in Kids World, or take a trip through history and have your photos taken next to the great Irish achievers through the years. You can even have your children create their own wax work in the Wax Hands workshop! Best part of all, they’re open until 10pm – perfect for those too excited on their holidays to sleep!  Find out more & book tickets here.

And hey if these aren’t enough reasons, maybe Mum can even squeeze in a bit of Christmas shopping whilst she’s here in the big city, too!

Buy your family 48hour City Sightseeing passes here. We look forward to seeing you!

*up to 2 children under 14 travel free with each paying adult.

Big Bus tour tickets now accepted across City Sightseeing fleet!

Hop on hop off tours in Dublin just got even better!

We at City Sightseeing Dublin are delighted to announce our partnership with Big Bus Tours Dublin – and the acceptance of all Big Bus Dublin tickets across our fleet!

In August, Dublin became the 20th city part of the Big Bus portfolio – a worldwide, world-class company in operation since 1991. What this’ll mean for visitors to the Fair City is:

  • More buses
  • Less waiting
  • And just as much craic as before in Dublin town across all of our major attractions!
Big Bus Dublin City Sightseeing Tour Kilmainham Gaol

Big Bus customers can now use their tickets across the City Sightseeing fleet for free!

Both Big Bus & City Sightseeing tours Dublin will still be visiting Dublin’s finest including the Guinness Storehouse, St.Patrick’s Cathedral & Kilmainham Gaol – just with the added bonus on being able to board our buses with your Big Bus ticket – at no extra cost! 

Click the link below to book your ticket for us & Big Bus Dublin tours.

We wish all of our new customers and the Big Bus team a hearty warm welcome to the Emerald Isle!

Route Diversions will be in Place During Pope Francis’ Visit to Dublin

We will be running a limited service this coming weekend!

Unless you have been under a rock the past few days, you will now know Pope Francis is coming to Dublin this weekend and let’s face it, the city will be on lockdown, but what does that mean for Dublin’s favourite hop-on-hop-off service?

On Saturday, August 25th, we will not be stopping at the following bus stops 

  • Stop 1  –   O’Connell Street
  • Stop 4 –   Leinster Street
  • Stop 8 –   College  Green
  • Stop 9 –    Dame Street (Temple Bar)
  • Stop 10 – Dublin Castle
  • Stop 11 –  Christ Church Cathedral
  • Stop 13 –  High Street
  • Stop 18 –  Parkgate Street
  • Stop 19 –  The Phoenix Park
  • Stop 22 –  Bachelor’s Walk

The tour will start from Parnell Square on Saturday bringing you to places such as EPIC, the Jeannie Johnston Tall Ships, the Bord Gais Energy Teather, Merrion Square, the Mansion House, St Stephen’s Green, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse , IMMA, Kilmainham Gaol, the National Museum of Decorative Arts/Collins Barracks , the Lighthouse Cinema, Constitutional Hill and then will make its way back to Parnell Square via Dominick Street Upper and Dorset Street. We will have no access to Ormand Quay, Bachelor’s Walk or O’Connell Street on the day.

On Sunday, August 26th, we will not be stopping at the following bus stops 

  • Stop 14a  –  Pearse Lyons Distillery
  • Stop 15 –      Royal Hospital Kilmainham
  • Stop 16–       Kilmainham Gaol
  • Stop 16a–    Memorial Garden
  • Stop 17–       Heuston Station
  • Stop 18–      Parkgate Street
  • Stop 19–      The Phoenix Park
  • Stop 20–     National Museum of Decorative Arts/Collins Barracks
  • Stop 21–      Arran Quay
  • Stop 22 –     Bachelor’s Walk
  • Stop 21b –   St Michan’s Church
  • Stop 21d –   Brian Boru Pub
  • Stop 21e –   Glasnevin Cemetary
  • Stop 24 –     Croke Park
  • Stop 21g –   Mountjoy Square

The tour will start from Upper O’Connell Street on Sunday bringing you to places such as Trinity College,  Merrion Square, St Stephen’s Green, the Mansion House, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral,  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Teelings Whiskey Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse, and then will make its way back to Upper O’ Connell Street via Dame Street, and Westmorland Street, returning to Stop 1 by performing a loop around Parnell Square. We will have no access to almost all attractions North of O’Connell Bridge on the day.

Please know, there will be no Blue Route Service on Sunday and the Northside of Dublin is on lockdown.

Please note that our last bus will be at 17.00h on both the Saturday and Sunday!

Save €40 with our new Deluxe Ticket – Perfect for those looking for something to do after mass!

We too will be the only Hop-on-Hop-off in Dublin running a service on the Sunday of the Pope’s visit, so be sure to hop on after mass as we would love to hear how the whole thing went. We too offer a €40 discount on our Deluxe Ticket, which includes a complementary whiskey in Pearse Lyons Distillery, which, in my opinion, is the perfect way to celebrate such a significant event! Book your tickets here today!

FYI – We will be stopping at the Guinness Storehouse on both days this weekend, so you will still be able to get a pint of the black stuff after the Pope’s service!


Top 10 Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences — City Sightseeing Dublin in Number 7!

Look at me Ma’, I’m on Top of the World (Irish joke – look it up)

As you all know from a recent post, Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards were revealed recently and we at City Sightseeing Dublin were delighted to be listed among Ireland’s Top 10 Travel Experiences, making it in at number 7! However, the news just got better as we are now among The 10 Best Hop-On Hop-Off Tours In The World according to the guys at Trip Advisor and their  Top 10 Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences in the World list!

And, as we are the only hop on hop off tour from Ireland to make the list it, it is safe to say that we are absolutely delighted with the result!

We may even change our name to City Sightseeing Dublin – Best Hop On Hop Off on the World… On second thoughts maybe not, it seems a tad wordy… Let me come back to you on that.

Again, a big thank you goes out to our team on the ground, consisting of Drivers’, Shop Staff and Tour Guides, and of course, to all you visitors who took the time to write a Trip Advisor Review over the past year!

And If you have yet to take our tour and want to know what all the fuss is about, book your tickets here today – Book Now!

We’re on Tesco Boost – Tesco Clubcard Days Out

Exchange your Tesco Clubcard Vouchers for Days Out Tokens Today

We at City Sightseeing Dublin are delighted to announce that we are a proud partner of Tesco Ireland and do accept Days Out Tokens as part of our City Sightseeing Dublin Ticket. And after some further investigation, we thought it would be a good idea to explain the offering in more detail!

In short, €2.50 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers gives you €10.00 in Days Out Tokens which can be used on our service. So, if you have €2.50 in vouchers you can avail of a €10.00 discount on our standard Adult Ticket, with only one voucher allowed per purchase.

If you have more than one voucher you can break it up over separate purchases and/or transactions. For example, if you have two vouchers, and wish to use them both you must buy two separate tickets, one in the first transaction and one in the second transaction.  That way, you receive the best value for money.

Please note that Days Out Tokens can only be redeemed in our City Sightseeing Store on Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1, as our online ticketing system is just not that fancy I am afraid!

Every person who buys a City Sightseeing Ticket is entitled to travel on both the Red Route and Blue Route. The Ticket is valid from the date you select upon purchase and you can hop on and hop off at whatever stop you wish (all Days Out Vouchers must be redeemed in our store, as outlined above).

And remember every little helps!


City Sightseeing Dublin – Ireland’s Top Hop On Hop Off

City Sightseeing Dublin – One of Ireland’s Top Travel Experiences

As you all know, Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards were revealed on Wednesday of this week, and we at City Sightseeing Dublin are delighted to be listed among Ireland’s Top 10 Travel Experiences, making it in at number 5!

And, as we are the only hop on hop off tour on the list, it is safe to say that we are absolutely delighted with the result! A big thank you goes out to our team on the ground, consisting of Drivers’, Shop Staff and Tour Guides, and of course, to all you visitors who took the time to write a Trip Advisor Review over the past year!

If you want to see who else made the list click here.

And If you have yet to take our tour and want to know what all the fuss about book your tickets here today – Book Now!


Meet the City Sightseeing Team – Say Hello to Thiago!

We at City Sightseeing Dublin would like to introduce you to Thiago – a key member of the team. And the first person to put his name forward for the Meet the Team Q&A we will now be rolling out over the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, we’ll stop talking and let him take over and tell you a little bit more about himself and what it is like to work for City Sightseeing Dublin.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standingQ. Where are you from?

I’m from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and I am currently living in Eastwall Dublin 3. I’ve been living in Ireland since January 30th, 2017 – 1 year three months and two weeks.

Q. What’s my favourite thing about living in Ireland?

That’s a difficult question. Well, I love the security of the country. I love the culture, especially Celtic dancing. I like that I can both improve both my English in Ireland and also gain experience and upskill while living in Ireland. However, I don’t particularly like the weather.

Q. Do you have any hobbies? 

I have a lot of hobbies, watching ‘futebol’ games, playing table tennis, listening to music and learning new languages. I support my local team Fluminense FC (in Brazil).

I too enjoy listening to music, I have an eclectic taste in music, but my favourite genre is Pagode, it’s a Brazilian style of music that originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a subgenre of Samba. My favourite group is Exaltasamba, but like I said I have an eclectic taste, you might find me listening to Iron Maiden. I also love throwback tunes, George Benson and Lionel Richie.

I speak four languages, and I enjoy learning new ones. I speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and I took a course in French – but I don’t get the opportunities to practice as much. Those are my main hobbies.

Q. Do you have any pets?

I have pets back home in Brazil, but not in Ireland. I have a dog named Mickey Mouse and a bird named Mengo. I got the dog around five years ago and the bird around seven years ago. The name of the bird comes from nicknames of the two big rival teams in Brazil, Flamengo and Fluminense. Initially, there were three birds’ Fla, Flu and Mengo. My wife who loves Disney chose the name of the dog.

Q. What Do you love about working with City Sightseeing Dublin?

I started as a shop promoter last year 20th April. I am still a shop promoter, but now I also cover some of the shop staff – shifts, breaks etc. I love the new found responsibility. In the shop, I can improve my language skills with all the different tourists – French speakers, Spanish speakers and English speakers.

Back in Brazil, I worked in tourism. I’ve always worked in tourism because I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Tourism. I worked as a travel agent manager. While in Brazil I worked for major sporting events such as the World Military Cup in 2011, Confederations Cup in 2013, World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games. I am also an international tour guide which I specialised in Dubai.

What I most love about working with the company is that I can improve all my spoken languages and I also pick up a few words here and there from other languages. I like the fact that I am working in the industry which I studied. Overall, I love the team, and everybody is friendly with the company. There is support from all across the company.

My favourite part of the job is helping customers realise their dream.

Q. What is the biggest challenge of your job?

The biggest challenge of the job is communicating with customers who don’t understand the languages I speak and vice versa, and all the different accents you encounter. It can become challenging when I try to give information about the tours when there is a language barrier.

Q. Anything else you would like to say? 

I hope to have a long career with the company, and next time you are visiting Dublin or the City Sightseeing Store, be sure to say hello!

Get €40 Off with our New Three Day Deluxe Ticket!

*Drum roll please – We at City Sightseeing Dublin are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Deluxe Ticket!*

Our new Deluxe Ticket entitles you to the following; each ticket holder can travel on our Hop-On-Hop-Off service for a total of 72-hours, you too get a ticket to our ever-popular City By Night Tour, and also you get 20% off Gray Line Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher Day Trip and their Malahide Castle and Coastal Tour. 

You too, get free entry and a guided tour of Pearse Lyons Distillery, a free Bike Ride in the Phoenix Park, and a guaranteed spot on the Yellow Walking Tour of Dublin. It too entitles you to a number of meal discounts in places such as Boxty House, PStwenty6 Café and the every popular Pacino’s.

So, if you are looking to see the sights of Dublin City for three or four days or you’re just looking to get a bit more bang for your buck, be sure to purchase our new Deluxe Ticket today, as it offers the best value around!
In total, anyone who purchases the Deluxe ticket will be saving almost €40, when compared to purchasing each part individually.

Spend time, not money and click here to book your Deluxe Ticket today!

We’re Hiring – Join the City Sightseeing Team Today!

Are you looking for work, well look no further!

We are currently recruiting Tour Promoters for our City Sightseeing Tours in Dublin City Centre.

The role of Tour Promoter involves interacting with tourists in Dublin’s City Center and informing them of the tours that run around the island of Ireland, in places such as the Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Newgrange, Wicklow Mountains, and of course, our very own Hop-On-Hop-Off tour which is in Dublin City.

The role typically suits someone who is outgoing, friendly, and enjoys interacting with people. If you’re looking for a role where you can engage with people, and have some fun, send us your CV.

Click here to and join our team today!

Kids Go Free on all City Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Services’

This weekend we at City Sightseeing Dublin, are reminding all you parents’ out there, that kids under the age of 14 years’ go free on our tour! So, if you are looking to keep the little ones entertained over the weekend why not let us help!

If you didn’t know it already, we are Dublin’s only hop-on-hop-off service currently offering a choice between two different routes, giving you chance to see all the sights this city of ours has to offer! Providing any eagle-eyed child (and parent) an educational yet memorable tour that will focus on the true history of Dublin explaining it in a fun and enjoyable manner.

Also it is the perfect way to get around the city safely!

And with our team now offering a generous 15% discount on all 48-hour tickets purchased via our website – it is great value for all involved! Click here to book your tickets today!

Please note only children under the age of 14 years’ are entitled to travel for free, and the maximum number of children is limited to two per each adult ticket purchased.


See the City of Dublin at Night

Our City By Night Tour is Back!

We at City Sightseeing Dublin are delighted to announce that our ever-popular Night Tour is back in town! And to celebrate its long-awaited return, we are now giving you a chance to win two free tickets!

The City Sightseeing Night Tour is completely different from the regular day-tour, as it includes a live performance from some of Dublin’s finest up-and-coming acts!

With songs such as I’ll Tell Me Ma, Monto, and Molly Malone, to name but a few; mixed in with live commentary on this city and its complicated history, the tour itself is quite special when compared to others currently on the market.

The tour departs from our City Sightseeing Store located on Upper O’Connell Street at 8 and 9:30 pm, Allowing visitors to take in the sights and sounds of areas such as College Green, Merrion Square, Saint Stephen’s Green, Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin’s Docklands.

With a great mix of truths and facts relating to Ireland’s capital, perfectly explained through the power of music, the City By Night Tour is a must do for anyone looking to experience the real joy associated with Dublin’s nightlife!

To be in with a chance of winning two free tickets to the City By Night be sure to follow us on Facebook today!

Entries made after Sunday, April 29th, 2018 will not be accepted!

Groups & Tours – Avail of our Group Discount Today!

Book Your Group Tour Today

We at City Sightseeing Dublin are delighted to announce that we offer an exclusive discount on all group bookings and tours!

If you didn’t know it already, we are Dublin’s only hop-on-hop-off service currently offering a choice between two different routes, giving you chance to see all the sights this city of ours has to offer! Providing any eagle-eyed individual an educational yet memorable tour that will focus on the true history of Dublin, explaining it in a fun and enjoyable manner.

Our tour is also available in eight different languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese), meaning we are equipped to cater for all types of groups and their needs!

We welcome sorts of groups, and are always here to help! Simply email with all your details and we will be more than happy to tell you more!

Service Update – Easter Commemoration Event

*Service Update*

Due to this year’s Easter Commemoration Event on April 1st, our City Sightseeing service will not have access to Upper O’Connell Street. And due to these restrictions, Stop 1 will be located on Bachelor’s Walk (Stop 22 on your City Sightseeing Map).

Please note that this change in service will be in place all day Monday and our service will continue as normal from Tuesday onwards. 

Make sure you keep yourself updated on our Facebook Page for further details. Alternatively, you can ask a member of our street team for more details, be sure to look out for the red jackets!

Enjoy the weekend!



*Service update*

*Service update*

Our City Sightseeing tours will not run tomorrow, 3rd of March, due to the weather warning in Ireland.

Your op on Hop off ticket is valid 3 months from written travel date so you can reschedule at anytime. Any refund requests for pre-booked tickets, pls email to and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Make sure you keep yourself updated on our Facebook Page as we will be posting updates as soon as we have any further details.

Enjoy Dublins Only Hop on Hop off with Two Routes

City Sightseeing Dublin is the only Hop on Hop off operators in Dublin with 2 routes!

City Sightseeing Dublin is the only Hop on Hop off operators in Dublin with 2 routes! Your one and only ticket will be valid for both routes (Blue and Red).

Our original and most popular route takes in all of Dublin’s must see attractions! Hop on board to visit Europe’s number one attraction The Guinness Storehouse, see Georgian Dublin, visit Kilmainham Goal and the Phoenix Park. The Red Route also visits Smithfield, home to the Jameson Distillery Bow Street & Parnell Square, home to the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Irish Writers Museum. Make sure to Hop on and Hop off at any stop of your choice and enjoy discounts at many of the attractions along the way. Every third bus on the Red Route offers commentary in 8 languages.


New Summer Season

March 15th marks the new summer season for City Sightseeing Dublin. We are not too far away from St. Patricks Day.
CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons says, ‘’St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us; our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world and to convey the message that Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes and great fun, as well as wonderful scenery and heritage.’’