All Aboard the Docklands Tour

Published on Monday, July 15, 2013

New tour to discover the delights of Dublin’s Docklands

Due to the continued success of its Dublin City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Dublin Bus sightseeing tours has decided to further develop the Dublin Tourist experience with the July 7th launch of an all new Docklands Hop-On Hop-Off tour which allows tourists to experience some of the hidden cultural gems of Dublin Docklands area. Highlights of the tour include the Dublin’s Customs House, Ireland’s first tall ship replica and famine museum , the Jeanie Johnston,  Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, and the original site of internationally renowned Windmill Lane Studios where U2 recorded the albums Boy, War and Joshua Tree and a host of other internationally renowned music stars have recorded seminal albums. U2 fans can also leave a message for Bono and the group on the famous U2 Graffiti Wall.

For just €18 visitors to Dublin can now experience the Docklands Hop-On Hop-Off, the original Dublin City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Pat Liddy Walking Tours. In addition to this, all Hop-On Hop-Off customers can avail of a wide range of discounts in many of Dublin’s top tourist attractions. Even better for families visiting Dublin is that each adult ticket allows for two children under the age of 14 to travel for free. That means that a family of six can see all that Dublin has to offer for €36. All Dublin Bus tour drivers are Fáilte Ireland approved guides and an audio commentary is available in 10 different languages.

Speaking about the new tour, Dublin Bus Commercial Manager, Miriam Brady, said ‘this tour has been designed to showcase the beauty of the Docklands area while also providing a look into the architectural and social history of the development. On this tour you can see the city at your leisure while experiencing the wit that the Irish are famous for from your knowledgeable Fáilte Ireland Approved Guide’.

Tickets for the tour can be purchased via the following methods:
• where discounts are available.
• Dublin Bus Head Office: 59 Upper O’ Connell Street, Dublin 1
Open Monday to Friday: 9am-5.30pm, Sat: 9am-2pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9.30am-2pm
• Travel Information Desk: Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1, Dublin Airport
Open Monday to Saturday: 8am-9.30pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10am-5.30pm
• From your hotel reception or concierge

Dublin Bus’ Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is internationally recognised by the international tourism industry. In 2011, Dublin Bus Tours was voted top tour company on the world’s leading hostel booking website,, based on the website’s customer reviews in 2010. The Hop-On Hop-Off tour has a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor and in 2013 received a certificate of excellence from them. Trip Advisor ranks Dublin Bus’ Hop-On Hop-Off tour as Dublin’s leading city tour and 20 out of a list of 151 activities to do in Dublin.

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