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 hello@citysightseeingdublin.ie 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 bookings@dualway.com 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.

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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.’’