Dublin City Tour Excursion Reviews

Get a feel for what Dublin has to offer with a tour of the city. You will enjoy every minute of your time here.
We did the hop on hop off bus.
Sail Date: September 2018
We did the hop on hop off bus. Wouldn't recommend because there is not enough time to get back to the places you want to see.
We did the hop on hop off bus. Wouldn't recommend because there is not enough time to get back to the places you want to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Plenty of free time to explore
Sail Date: August 2018
Plenty of free time to explore
Plenty of free time to explore Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very interesting to see the Book of Kells ( not included in tour cost) and Trinity University and ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Very interesting to see the Book of Kells ( not included in tour cost) and Trinity University and St. Patrick’s. Our guide walked off the bus to go to Trinity And left half the people On the bus! We finally caught up with him later but ... Read More
Very interesting to see the Book of Kells ( not included in tour cost) and Trinity University and St. Patrick’s. Our guide walked off the bus to go to Trinity And left half the people On the bus! We finally caught up with him later but again, not organized. The second day we explored Dublin on our own and we should’ve done that the first day also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
City coach tour, stuck in lots of traffic, not much too see, Dublin does not have much in the way ...
Sail Date: May 2018
City coach tour, stuck in lots of traffic, not much too see, Dublin does not have much in the way of ‘sights’ except pubs and the Guinness factory. We only got off the coach a couple of times to take photos. Guide spent too much time ... Read More
City coach tour, stuck in lots of traffic, not much too see, Dublin does not have much in the way of ‘sights’ except pubs and the Guinness factory. We only got off the coach a couple of times to take photos. Guide spent too much time talking about the university colleges because he went there. Told us no history at all, boring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A fun shopping excursion.
Sail Date: May 2018
A fun shopping excursion. Stopped for fish & chips and a pint in one of the taverns along the way.
A fun shopping excursion. Stopped for fish & chips and a pint in one of the taverns along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took our own tour of the city on HO-HO buses.
Sail Date: September 2017
We took our own tour of the city on HO-HO buses. The private tour company cancelled the booked tour for lack of participants. So we went around Dublin using the HO-HO bus and explored the Antique shops finding bargains.
We took our own tour of the city on HO-HO buses. The private tour company cancelled the booked tour for lack of participants. So we went around Dublin using the HO-HO bus and explored the Antique shops finding bargains. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Local authority supplied free bus from port to town where the tour busses leave from and it was ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Local authority supplied free bus from port to town where the tour busses leave from and it was 10eur for the on- off all day ticket for cruise passengers. Warning Guinness is lovely but make sure you leave time toget back at a much slower ... Read More
Local authority supplied free bus from port to town where the tour busses leave from and it was 10eur for the on- off all day ticket for cruise passengers. Warning Guinness is lovely but make sure you leave time toget back at a much slower pace . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
There are a few different hoho bus lines, and I think they all charge the same amount.
Sail Date: August 2017
There are a few different hoho bus lines, and I think they all charge the same amount. It was a great way to see many different areas of the city.
There are a few different hoho bus lines, and I think they all charge the same amount. It was a great way to see many different areas of the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Dublin, Ireland – Last port of call for this Cruise!
Sail Date: September 2016
Dublin, Ireland – Last port of call for this Cruise! Again the meeting point was the Stardust Theater but this time knowing that it was our last, we decided to have fun with people’s behaviour. The tour taken was Dublin Highlights that ... Read More
Dublin, Ireland – Last port of call for this Cruise! Again the meeting point was the Stardust Theater but this time knowing that it was our last, we decided to have fun with people’s behaviour. The tour taken was Dublin Highlights that lasted for 3 .5 hours. Dublin is a sensational city, full of impressive buildings covering many historical periods and the star of it all, being Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Its interior is a masterpiece, really awesome and it seemed more of a museum than a cathedral. Also, not to be missed was Trinity College and its famous Library that houses the Book of Kells (entrance fee) another outstanding art piece. Luckily the weather that morning was sunny and warmish so we decided to stay on in town at the end of the tour. By the way, the Tour Guide Kate was superb. We had a fantastic lunch at Oscar’s Bar and Kitchen across from Merrion Square where you can see the famous statue of Oscar Wilde relaxing on a rock and looking towards his house where he leaved for many years. We completed our tour with a visit to the magnificent National Gallery of Ireland (free) just nearby on Clare St. Shuttle to the ship was 5 euros each. Great Tour, great day and the perfect way to finish this memorable Cruise on the NCL Star. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were on a short tour and actually were sorry that we didn't see more.
Sail Date: September 2016
We were on a short tour and actually were sorry that we didn't see more. We went to a church and then were dropped off in the shopping area which consisted of maybe two blocks. Not impressed! We looked for a place to do emails and ... Read More
We were on a short tour and actually were sorry that we didn't see more. We went to a church and then were dropped off in the shopping area which consisted of maybe two blocks. Not impressed! We looked for a place to do emails and ended up at Costa coffee shop and had to pay by credit card again as we did not have Eruos, only Pound notes. We could not get on line as you have to sign up to become a member of Costa and need to do this on line - Duh! We had only one hour at this stop and it was back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Late arrival in port meant excursion became rushed & poor value for money.
Sail Date: September 2016
Late arrival in port meant excursion became rushed & poor value for money.
Late arrival in port meant excursion became rushed & poor value for money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very good informative guide
Sail Date: August 2016
Very good informative guide
Very good informative guide Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
spoilt by the road works and not worth the money
Sail Date: June 2016
spoilt by the road works and not worth the money
spoilt by the road works and not worth the money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took advantage of the Hop On, Hop Off buses and after seeing all the highlights of the city, did ...
Sail Date: May 2016
We took advantage of the Hop On, Hop Off buses and after seeing all the highlights of the city, did a walking tour on our own which I would highly recommend. Lots of lovely pubs, beautiful parks and cathedrals, but expect to do LOTS of ... Read More
We took advantage of the Hop On, Hop Off buses and after seeing all the highlights of the city, did a walking tour on our own which I would highly recommend. Lots of lovely pubs, beautiful parks and cathedrals, but expect to do LOTS of walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Enjoyed visiting sites we heard about.
Sail Date: May 2016
Enjoyed visiting sites we heard about.
Enjoyed visiting sites we heard about. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Big City lots of people.
Sail Date: May 2016
Big City lots of people. Not my favorite place
Big City lots of people. Not my favorite place Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very good especially visiting the pub
Sail Date: September 2015
Very good especially visiting the pub
Very good especially visiting the pub Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful-comfortable interesting guide.
Sail Date: August 2015
Wonderful-comfortable interesting guide.
Wonderful-comfortable interesting guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We used the Hop On Hop Off "Green bus" line.
Sail Date: August 2015
We used the Hop On Hop Off "Green bus" line. They were good. Hit all the spots we wanted and ran with reasonable frequency. We purchased advanced admission tickets for the Guinness Storehouse tour. Do that or you may stand ... Read More
We used the Hop On Hop Off "Green bus" line. They were good. Hit all the spots we wanted and ran with reasonable frequency. We purchased advanced admission tickets for the Guinness Storehouse tour. Do that or you may stand inline for a long time to get in. Enjoyed that tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In Dublin, we did the Highlights trip.
Sail Date: July 2015
In Dublin, we did the Highlights trip. This was probably my least favorite tour.
In Dublin, we did the Highlights trip. This was probably my least favorite tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved the tour but guide was rather bossy.
Sail Date: June 2015
Loved the tour but guide was rather bossy.
Loved the tour but guide was rather bossy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Disappointing.
Sail Date: April 2015
Disappointing. Not sure if the problem was the tour itself ... but if there are many "highlights" there, we didn't see them: just (yet another) Cathedral and a stop at Trinity University but stopped nowhere else ... maybe ... Read More
Disappointing. Not sure if the problem was the tour itself ... but if there are many "highlights" there, we didn't see them: just (yet another) Cathedral and a stop at Trinity University but stopped nowhere else ... maybe there's just not much worth seeing in Dublin? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great place to walk around
Sail Date: April 2015
Great place to walk around
Great place to walk around Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was a delight, mostly due to our lovely guide, a lady with a beautiful Irish accent who ...
Sail Date: April 2015
This tour was a delight, mostly due to our lovely guide, a lady with a beautiful Irish accent who even sang some of the old Irish songs to us on the way back. We had a good bus tour around the city and stopped at the cathedral and Trinity ... Read More
This tour was a delight, mostly due to our lovely guide, a lady with a beautiful Irish accent who even sang some of the old Irish songs to us on the way back. We had a good bus tour around the city and stopped at the cathedral and Trinity College. We saw enough to make us want to return to Dublin for a longer holiday. We had the option to return to the ship under our own steam but as the weather was not very good, we took the tour bus back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
After a drive around downtown Dublin where Lee, we then headed out into the Irish Countryside with ...
Sail Date: September 2014
After a drive around downtown Dublin where Lee, we then headed out into the Irish Countryside with stops in Enniskerry, the Glencree Centre (a retreat for peace building between people from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland), ... Read More
After a drive around downtown Dublin where Lee, we then headed out into the Irish Countryside with stops in Enniskerry, the Glencree Centre (a retreat for peace building between people from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland), lunch at Lynham’s of Laraugh (established 1776) and a visit to the ruins of Glendalough Abbey. Seeing places that date back before our country was even born or at the time of the American Revolution makes us realize what a young country we are in the worldwide scheme of things. Beautiful countryside, lots of history, and a great lunch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line