How Do You ‘Do Dublin’?
Dublin Bus has been ‘doing Dublin’ bus tours across the capital since 1988 through its Dublin Sightseeing City & Coastal Tours (the green bus!). It is Dublin’s original, authentic bus tour and this year it’s shaking things up by rebranding to DoDublin. The new brand is contemporary, fresh and strong with a colour palette, product family and bus livery that will cut through the brand noise created by other operators and attract visitors.
DoDublin’s 63 drivers are all Dublin natives who are knowledgeable, fun and Fáilte Ireland trained. They have spent years getting to know the city inside and out allowing DoDublin to create experiences and tell stories that enable visitors to get under the skin of this fair city, relive its history and meet the locals. They know what’s going on and the best places to go and are charming and entertaining with their local wit and banter.
Dublin Bus CEO, Ray Coyne said; “The new brand, “DoDublin” consolidates our sightseeing tours offering and reaffirms our position as market leaders in this field, helping us to realise the benefits of increased inbound tourism projections. DoDublin is more than a sightseeing tour provider. It’s your guide to Dublin, ‘the Dubliner’s guide to the city and county’. We’re connecting visitors to the essence of Dublin; the locals, the craic, the top spots, the culture, the history.”
Visitors from the UK, US and Germany take the most Dublin Bus sightseeing tours. To meet increased demand from inbound travellers from Germany, The Hop On Hop Off Tour will now offer nine live German tours each week. As well as live storytelling by expert DoDublin guides, The Hop On Hop Off Tour also offers visitors to the city pre-recorded multilingual tours in 10 languages; Irish, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
The Hop On Hop Off Tour, with city and Docklands routes, features over 30 stops across the city from Dublin Zoo to the Guinness Storehouse to The Book of Kells at Trinity College; Coastal Tours offer half day tours taking in beautiful scenery from Malahide to Glendalough; The Ghostbus Tour transports those brave enough into the world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror, and terrifying histories; and the 1916 Tour: Beyond Barricades propels those on board back into the historical rebellion that would shape a nation. Airlink Express with two routes servicing Dublin City Centre is the fastest connection between Dublin Airport and the city centre, travelling via the Port Tunnel, and connects to all main train stations, Luas lines, and city centre accommodation providers.
Visitors to the city can avail of the best value with a DoDublin Card. At €33 for adults and €16 for children under 14 it offers unlimited travel for three days, including direct transfers to and from Dublin Airport on Airlink Express, The Hop On Hop Off Tour, and all public buses on Dublin Bus routes. Tickets can be purchased at www.dodublin.ie, Dublin Airport and ticket agents across Dublin City Centre.
For further information on tickets and tour times visit www.dodublin.ie. Follow DoDublin on Twitter @dodublintours, Instagram @dodublintours and Facebook.