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Student Golden Ticket


Lally Tours is offering NUIG & GMIT students a “Travel-Anytime-You-Want” Golden Ticket to Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Aran Islands and Galway City Sightseeing! Spend 4 days (whenever you choose) exploring these very unique regions of the West Coast of Ireland.

ALSO INCLUDED is a bonus pint of Guinness from Galway’s famous trad music pub, Taaffes Bar.


Golden Ticket Includes

Cliffs of Moher

Departs everyday at 10:00am

A full day tour to experience the Burren, a region of windswept, limestone landscapes dotted in unique flora. Trek through Ireland’s natural, showcase cave or interact with birds in flight, both located at Aillwee Cave. Spend 1-½ hours exploring the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. Plenty of time to walk along the paths to each viewpoint lookout.

Connemara

Departs everyday at 10:00am

A full day tour to experience the Connemara, a region of majestic, naturally preserved mountains, lakes and gaelic history. You'll visit quaint, mountain side villages and be welcomed by locals of this Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) region. Learn about Kylemore Abbey and the innovations it brought to the region after the Great Famine.

Aran Islands

Departures to all 3 islands everyday

Spend your day on the island exploring on your own. There are plenty of walking paths, shops and beaches on each island. Mini-bus, horse and cart, or bike rentals are available to hire once you arrive. Bus and Ferry, return are included in package.

City Sightseeing Galway

Operates March - October

The original Galway City Tour is a hop-on hop-off tour that allows you to see the very best of the City of the Tribes. This tour gives an overview of Galway and tells the story from how it once was, to how it became what it is today.


You can choose any date to take the tours, in any order, anytime throughout the semester!

Detailed information on each tour can be found below



How does the Golden Ticket Work?

Student Golden Ticket

- for GMIT & NUIG Students Only -

€70 /

  • 1 Cliffs of Moher Day Tour

  • 1 Connemara Day Tour

  • 1 Aran Islands Transport

  • 1 Galway City Sightseeing Tour

  • 1 BONUS drink from Taaffes Bar

  • PLUS Receive 20% off any additional tours to Cliffs of Moher or Connemara & 10% off City Sightseeing worldwide

  1. Purchase the Golden Ticket using the big orange button to the left (or come into our office @ Explore Galway #4 Forster Street
  2. Within 24 hours, you’ll be sent 4 voucher codes via email that enable you to book your tours online.
  3. Collect your physical Golden Ticket from our office to avail of your free pint from Taaffes Bar. (Your tour voucher codes will also be on your Golden Ticket.)
  4. Choose which tour you’d like to go on first. In the email, we will supply links to each of the tour pages. Click the big orange button again, choose your date, fill out your details and enter your voucher code. No additional payment is required. (**You can even request a collection from NUIG or GMIT for select tours!)
  5. When it comes to your tour date, display your ticket on your phone/tablet and present your NUIG or GMIT student ID.


Detailed Tour Information



Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour

10:00AM Depart from Galway Coach Station

These awe-inspiring, rigid cliffs stretch 8 km and stand 214 metres (702 feet) high − their edges dropping into the wild Atlantic Ocean. Despite the prevailing winds, nearly 20 species of birds can be found during nesting season. Inside the visitor centre, you’ll find interactive exhibits, displays, aerial tours and a virtual reality cliff face adventure, The Ledge.

As you travel through the Burren, listen to your expert driver/guide share information and history of Galway and surrounding area. Exit the coach to visit windswept landscapes independently and explore Ireland’s exposed limestone terrain, jagged cliffs and untamed Atlantic Ocean. Following the featured stops of the trip, you’ll travel back to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way, offering many photo opportunities of the coast – so keep your cameras ready!

  • Dunguaire Castle (15 mins)
  • Ailwee Cave (30 mins)
  • Cliffs of Moher (1.5 hrs)
  • Doolin (45 mins)

Click here to book Cliffs Tour




Connemara Day Tour

10:00AM Depart from Galway Coach Station

A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region. You’ll surely see reasons why Hollywood directors chose Connemara as backdrops to movies such as The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).

Featured Stops

  • Leenane Village
  • Killary Fjord
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • An Spidéal

Click here to book Connemara Tour




Aran Islands Transportation

09:30AM Depart from Victoria Hotel, Queen Street

Choose 1 island to visit: Inis Mor, Inis Meain or Inis Oirr.

Inis Mór

From the traditional pubs, prehistoric Christian forts and heart warming locals, it’s not hard to wonder why this is the most popular of the Aran Islands. Explore the patchwork fields on foot, take a guided tour from a local resident, or hire a bicycle for the day for something a bit more independent. There is plenty to do and see whichever path you choose!

Inis Mór, the largest of the 3 islands, is home to 30,000 day-trippers in the summer months. Yet only about 900 people call this island home. Be sure to visit Ireland’s most important prehistoric monuments, Dún Aonghusa, sitting dramatically a top 100m cliffs that drops into the Atlantic Ocean. When along the coast, try to see if you can spot the resident seal colony!

Inis Meáin

Inis Meáin is the center (or middle) Island which lies quietly between its big brother, Inis Mór, and its smaller brother Inis Óirr. Certainly the quietest of the three islands, Inis Meáin remains a hidden gem. The main industries on the island consist of fishing and sheep raising.

Inis Óirr

Upon arriving to Inis Oírr, you’ll be greeted by golden sandy beaches, turquoise water and maybe even the island’s resident dolphin, Dusty! This tranquil collection of fishing villages is also home to a burial mound dating back to 1500 BC, a Medieval Church ruin buried half in the sand, and a 3-story tower built within a Stone Age fort. Among the shore, you’ll encounter a shipwreck from 1960, breathtaking views of Connemara and the Burren, and one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. Whichever path you take on the island, you’ll be sure to stumble upon history, traditions and a good cup of tea.

Schedule

  • 9:30AM Depart from Galway City (Queen Street)
  • Travel by coach to Ros a’Mhíl Harbor (60 mins)
  • Ferry ride to island (45 mins)
  • 5-1/2 hours to explore the island at your own leisure (or, choose to spend the night on the island!)
  • 7:00PM Arrive back to Galway City (Queen Street)

Click here to book Inis Mór Click here to book Inis Meáin Click here to book Inis Óirr




Galway City Sightseeing

10:00AM Depart from Galway Coach Station

The Galway City Sightseeing Hop-on / Hop-off Open-top bus tour provides you with a comprehensive overview of the medieval town and allows you to explore each area as you please. Our tour operates seven days per week and tickets are valid for 48 hours. The tour takes about 1 hour to complete.

Known for its nightlife, winding streets, and abundance of festivals, Galway is bursting with friendly people, culture and history. Explore Galway with our friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best perspective: an open top bus! Our frequent departures from Eyre Square and Salthill make it easy for you to explore our favorite city at your own pace.

  • Departure Point: Eyre Square
  • Galway Coach Station
  • Spanish Arch
  • Salthill Village
  • Salthill Promenade
  • Threadneedle Road
  • Newcastle, NUIG
  • Galway Cathedral

Click here to book Galway City Sightseeing

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