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  3. Galway

Galway: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Product ID: 141765
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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 any of the 8 stops.
About this activity
Duration 48 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore on iconic open-top double-decker buses
  • Hop-on and hop-off at any of the 8 tour stops along the route
  • Enjoy on-board commentary available in 6 languages
  • 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'
  • Discover Galway Cathedral's impressive architecture
  • Enjoy the vibrant side of Galway at the Salthill Promenade
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 Stop 8 and visit the Galway Cathedral. 

The full list of tour stops are - 

1. Eyre Square (Main Stop)

2. Galway Coach Station (Discover Ireland Centre)

3. Spanish Arch (Galway City Museum)

4. Salthill Village (National Aquarium)

5. Salthill Promenade (Blackrock Diving Tower)

6. Threadneedle Road

7. Newcastle

8. Galway Cathedral 
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket
  • On-board audio commentary available in English
  • Free booklet included with ticket, offering several discounts on local shops, eateries and attractions
  • Free headphones
What’s Not Included
  • 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
• Frequency: every 90 minutes (off peak), every 45 minutes (on peak)
• 1 route
• Full duration: 60 minutes
• Season: March - October
• Wheelchair access
• First tour departs from stop 1 at 10:30
• Last tour departs from stop 1 at 15:00
• Please note: you must redeem your vouchers at the following locations:
for mobile vouchers at bus stop 1, Eyre Square (meeting point); for paper vouchers, at any bus stop
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City Sightseeing Europe

Product ID: 141765