The DoDublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Dublin has so much to offer and so many wonderful attractions that when you arrive in the city for the first time, it may be difficult to figure out what to do first. The best place to start is with the DoDublin Hop-On Hop-Off tour which allows visitors to not just sightsee but explore this wonderful city. With the DoDublin Hop-On Hop-Off tour you can explore the city with the DoDublin tour guides, who are easily the best guides to Dublin around. The team of sixty-three guides are all experienced Dublin Bus drivers, so they know the city like the back of their hands. When you know the city as well as they do, you don’t need a script, so each tour is a unique story telling experience, with personal anecdotes thrown in for good measure.
The DoDublin tour is a Dubliner’s guide to Dublin with stops at famous attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, the Teelings Whiskey Distillery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Epic Dublin, the Phoenix Park and the Docklands. But it’s the drivers that make this tour so special as they share stories about these landmarks, as well as lesser-known stories about the city. You may hear about Napoleon’s toothbrush, snuff box and lancet that are in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, or how Dublin lost track of time when Dublin Mean Time was in place until 1916 and was over 25 minutes ahead of GMT in London. You might hear about how Dublin Zoo used to be home to the first MGM studio lion or find out why the Irish harp faces to the left on government buildings but to the right on Guinness products.
No two tours are the same and that’s what makes the DoDublin tours so special. Dubliners are famed for their wit and being up for the craic and the DoDublin guides are prime examples of this. As they drive you around the city they engage the audience in a fun and friendly way, encouraging questions and jokes and generally making the whole tour a brilliant experience. You might even end up joining in a sing-song – and don’t worry about not knowing the words, the guides will have lyric sheets on hand to help you and they’ll lead the singing with gusto.
What’s more, the DoDublin tour is great value. A 48 hour Adult tickets cost just €22 and this includes free entry to the Little Museum of Dublin (worth €8) and a free walking tour of Dublin with historian Pat Liddy (worth €10). You will also receive a free map of the city and a discount guide with loads of savings to be found along the route. The buses run every 10 minutes during the summer and every 15 minutes in winter and run from 9am until 5pm, taking in 31 stops around the city. There are also pre-recorded multi-lingual tours in 10 languages which run every 30 minutes.
There’s no better way to explore the city than with the best guides in Dublin. The DoDublin drivers charm, captivate and provide hilarity as the buses meander through the streets of Dublin, offering visitors an unforgettable experience. Make this the first stop on your visit to Dublin and you’ll soon be feeling like a native as you gain unique insight into the city that you won’t find anywhere else.