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Galway: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Activity provider: City Sightseeing Europe

Galway: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing Europe

From US$ 16.34 per person

Discover Galway's sights on an iconic open-top, double-decker bus with a 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket. Be taken to sights such as Salthill Promenade, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, and hop-off as much as you like at more than 10 stops.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Explore on iconic open-top double-decker buses
  • Hop-on and hop-off at any of the 10 tour stops along the route
  • Enjoy on-board commentary available in English
  • Visit the famous Browne Doorway at Eyre Square
  • Stop by The Long Walk and O'Connor's Pub - both locations are famous for being featured in Ed Sheeran's music video 'Galway Girl'
Full description
Galway is a popular city on Ireland's West Coast, attracting tens of thousands of tourists each year. This picturesque town is jam packed with traditional shops, pubs and eateries, as well as boasting an interesting historic background. There's no better way to discover it all than on this city sightseeing Galway tour.  Starting at Eyre Square, passengers will immediately be greeted by some of Galway's interesting history as the bus approaches The Browne Doorway. This feature is famous for being a doorway to the homes of some of Galway's wealthiest merchants and members of the Tribes of Galway. Other historic landmarks along the route include the Spanish Arch and the striking Lynch's Castle. The castle is one of the finest examples of Irish Gothic style architecture in the city - having been built in the 16th century. Today, Galway is recognized by many for being the focal point of Ed Sheeran's Number 1 Single, Galway Girl. If you're a fan, make sure you hop-off at either The Long Walk or O'Connors Pub, which were both featured in the popular music video. If you'd like to experience the more vibrant side of Galway, hop-off at the Salthill Village. Here, you'll find what used to be a traditional fishing village, but today is one of the city's most lively and popular tourist spots. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants along the harbor whilst enjoying beautiful, picturesque views. To see some of the city's most impressive architectures, make sure you hop off at the Galway Cathedral stop and pay a visit. The full list of tour stops are -  1. Eyre Square (Main Stop) 2. Forster Street Hotel 3. Spanish Arch (Galway City Museum) 4. Wild Atlantic Way Mid-Point 5. Black Rock Diving Board 6. Cashelmara 7. Salthill Camping & Caravan Parks 8. Circle of Life Garden 9. Galway Bay Seaview Apartments 10. O'Connors Famous Pub 11. National University of Ireland Galway 12. Galway Cathedral
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket
  • On-board audio commentary in English
  • Headphones
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

The first tour stop along the route will be Eyre Square - to enjoy a full loop of the tour, hop-on here. However, you are also welcome to hop-on and hop-off at any of the tour stops along the route.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The first tour starts at 9.30 AM, they operate every 90 minutes (at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM)
  • The entire tour duration is approximately 60 minutes.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out
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Excellent value and wonderful way to learn about Galway.

We used the hop on/off to get a flavor for the city and to help us getaround. The 48 hour feature was prefect. Day 1 we just did the hour long tour and learned about Galway, saw the sites and got a better understanding of the layout. Day 2 we got off at the aguarium and the museum. It was a very relaxing way to get around and take in this lovely City.

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October 18, 2018

our driver, John, was very helpful. My friend and I utilized the bus a lot to get around Galway. John gave us recommendations for food and helped us get around.

December 27, 2022

The bus driver / tour guide was fantastic and gave us great tips on where to eat. The bus it self was not worth it. Galway is small enough to walk. The buss also takes 90 min to get to the different stops. So you will wait 90min sometimes more to get back on the bus.

December 26, 2022

Product ID: 141765