Galway: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Galway: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

From $17.91 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 any of the 8 stops.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
Instant confirmation
Optional audio guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 in English
  • Headphones
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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

  • 2 kids go for free with every paying adult
  • Frequency: every 90 minutes (off peak), every 45 minutes (on peak)
  • Duration of the route: 1 hour
  • Season: March - October
  • First tour departs from stop 1 at 10:30 AM
  • Last tour departs from stop 1 at 3 PM
  • 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
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out
Customer reviews

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4.2 / 5

based on 25 reviews

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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

The tour guide really made the whole tour with his craic and knowledge of the local area

September 16, 2020

November 3, 2019

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