When the sun goes down, Dublin lights up with an energy that makes nighttime sightseeing in Ireland’s capital an exciting experience. This family-friendly, open-top bus tour covers top Dublin attractions including the upscale houses of Georgian Dublin, the up-and-coming Docklands District and Dublin City Centre. It’s the perfect way for first-time visitors and those short on time to get a quick and easy overview of this captivating city.
Your night tour begins in the bustling heart of Dublin on O’Connell Street. Learn about Dublin’s history and culture from your guide’s expert commentary as you admire the lights of the city and people-watch from the comfort of an open-top bus. Explore Georgian Dublin, the historical houses built in the 18th and early 19th centuries during the reigns of King George I through King George IV. These stately brick homes feature cast-iron architectural touches and reflect Dublin’s past under British rule. Next, explore the burgeoning Docklands District, located on the banks of the Liffey River. Take note of the vibrant hotels, cafes and bars of this contemporary area before returning to Dublin City Centre, where you’ll see famous landmarks including the Spire of Dublin, a stainless steel monument standing 398 feet (122 meters) over O’Connell Street that lights up like a beacon at night. This short but illuminating loop around the city ends, on O'Connell street, early enough for you to experience Dublin’s rich nightlife!