Day Tours

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Let Bus Éireann take you to some of the most beautiful and culturally celebrated parts of Ireland. No matter where you are in the country, you won’t be far from the start-out point for one of our guided day-tours. Each day, our team of experienced driver-guides open up the hidden beauty and mystery of Ireland to thousands of visitors. Our luxury coaches provide exquisite comfort and an unrivalled view of the countryside.  Buy Day Tour tickets online and avail of online discount.


Day Tours from Dublin

Day Tour to Glendalough

Glendalough, Powerscourt Gardens and Wicklow. The Glendalough, Powerscourt Gardens and Wicklow Panorama Tour travels through the “Garden of Ireland” to visit sites such as the stunning Powerscourt Gardens, the Wicklow Mountains, the Wicklow Gap and the monastic ruins at Glendalough. Glendalough, or the Glen of two lakes, is one of the most treasured sites in Co. Wicklow and was founded in the sixth century and is steeped in Irish history and culture.  We recommend bringing a packed lunch to enjoy at the lakes or visiting the Glendalough Hotel.

Visit the Passage Tomb at Newgrange with Bus Éireann

Newgrange and the Boyne Valley (January to December). 
The Boyne Valley & Newgrange Tour operates via the Hill of Tara on Thursdays and Mellifont Abbey on Saturdays, before visiting the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre at Newgrange. Customers can explore the history of one of the most ancient sites in the land and see the magnificent prehistoric monument of Newgrange.

The tour includes a visit to the famous Newgrange tomb, which is older than the pyramids in Egypt and predates Stonehenge by about a thousand years. The Boyne Valley offers beautiful surrounding and is one of Ireland’s most fertile and wooded landscapes.


Day Tours from Cork

See Cork City and Blarney with Bus Éireann Open Top Tour

Cork Harbour Great Island Experience (Open Top Tour of Cork City, Fota and Cobh)

Hop on the Great Island Cork Harbour Experience Open Top Tour from several locations in Cork City, Fota and Cobh. The tour will bring you on a journey through the heart of Cork City, along Corks famous St Patrick Street “Pana” and Grand Parade, where once ran the old river channels, to the prestigious University College, Cork where you can also explore the Lewis Glucksman Gallery.

Appreciate the vista and history of Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, from the unique lofty heights of an Open Top Double Decker as it travels to Fota Island, home to Fota Wildlife Park,  Fota House, Gardens and Arboretum and Fota Island Resort.

Tour follows the Harbour Trail into Cobh, Great Island, home of many attractions including the Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience and the towering Cobh Cathedral. Cobh Pier is also a prime location to further explore the waters of the harbour with Ocean Escapes Harbour Tours, trips to the beautiful Spike Island and Cork Harbour Boat Self Hire.

Bookings may be made at the Bus Éireann office or you can buy your Day Tour Online.

Our Dublin day tour tickets are available for sale at our Travel Centre at the Central Bus Station, (Ticket Office), Busáras, Store Street.  Tickets for our Cork tour tickets are available for sale at our Travel Centre in Cork from Cork Bus Station, (Ticket Office), Parnell Place

To avoid disappointment, you should book in advance (essential during peak season).

All passenger tickets, whether sold on the bus at time of travel or in advance online, at booking offices or authorised ticket agencies, are issued subject to the bye-laws, regulations and conditions contained in the publications and notices of or applicable to Bus Éireann. Purchase of a ticket is deemed to imply acceptance of these conditions. 

Bus Éireann day tours enable customers to travel through some of the most picturesque and stunning scenery that that Ireland has to offer.  Bus Éireann encourages local people to invite visitors to visit the hidden charms if the East and discover a real Irish welcome.

Our professional drivers/tour guides have been highly trained.  They provide excellent information and knowledge with history and facts throughout the day. Bus Éireann day tours are very popular amongst all ages and tastes.


Bus Éireann reserves the right to cancel any tour in the event of insufficient numbers offering


Travel Centre Opening Hours
Cork Bus Station, Parnell Place
Monday to Saturday (Except Bank Holidays) 0900 to 1630
Dublin, Busáras (Central Bus Station), Store Street
Monday to Friday 0730 to 1900
Saturday 0730 to 1845