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City Sightseeing Galway

City Sightseeing Galway

The City Sightseeing Galway Hop-on / Hop-off Open-top bus tour provides a comprehensive overview of our gorgeous medieval City of Galway and enables 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.

TOP TIP – Conquer Galway and the Cliffs of Moher in just one day: Take the first City Sightseeing Galway tour of the day, stay on from start to finish, and this get’s you back to Galway City Center in time to take the lunchtime Cliffs of Moher Express! We call that “Productive exploration”!

Check out our blog posts for other idea’s on things to do in Galway

Tour Type
Bus Tours

AvailableMar - Oct

Duration1 Hours

Departs FromGalway City

Departure PointEyre Square

Departs at10:30

Group TourYes

Guided TourYes

Pick Up AvailableNo

The City Sightseeing Galway is a hop-on hop-off tour that allows you to see the very best of the City of the Tribes. The majority of popular sights in Galway are located near the city centre. This tour gives an overview of Galway and tells the story from how it once was, to how it became what it is today.

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!

Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, during which time you can hop-on an off as often as you wish. Our frequent departures from Eyre Square and Salthill make it easy for you to explore our favorite city at your own pace.

  • First tour departs at 10:30am from Stop 1, Eyre Square, Galway (outside the Bank of Ireland)
  • You can Hop on/Hop off at any of our 8 designated bus stops
  • Tours operate every 45 or 90 minutes (depending on season)

If you decide to get off at any of our designated bus stops there can be times where you will need to walk to specific events and attractions. Please come dressed appropriately for the season but keep in mind, the weather in Galway can be cold or wet at any time of the year.

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Your boarding ticket/voucher
  • A camera – there will be a lot of great sights you’ll want to remember!
  • Explore Galway on a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour over 24 hours
  • Something for everyone: from bustling shops, Nordic architecture, & literature to sunny beaches and a renowned university
  • Fantastic panoramic views of the city from the top deck of our modern tourist bus
  • Kids travel free! Every paying adult receives two complimentary tickets for children between 4 & 12
  • Hear interesting facts about Galway



Departure Point Eyre Square:

  • Brown’s Doorway
  • Cafe Express

Galway Tourist Office

  • Galway City Tourist Office (Tickets available from the tourist office for other Day Tours)
  • Lally Tours Ticket Office

Galway Cathedral

  • Galway Cathedral (Open daily for visitors from 08:30 until 18:30, entrance by donation)
  • Salmon Weir Bridge
  • Nun’s Island
  • Town Hall Theatre (Stop in for upcoming events and show tickets)
  • Galway City Courthouse


  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Corrib Village

Circular Road

  • View over the City (Great panaramic view of all the attractions of Galway City!)
  • Guesthouses
  • Pearse Stadium

Blackrock Diving Board

  • Salthill Promenade (West)
  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Circle of Life Park (free entrance)
  • Blackrock Diving Tower

Salthill Tourist Office

  • Salthill Promenade (East)
  • Bon-Bon Shop
  • O’Connor’s Pub (shown in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ music video)
  • National Aquarium of Ireland

Claddagh Village

  • Wolfe Tone Bridge
  • Galway City Museum (Tues to Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun:12pm-5pm, free entrance)
  • The Long Walk (shown in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Girl’ music video)
  • Shop Street
  • St. Nicholas’ Church
  • Lynch’s Castle
  • Local Jewellers
  • Famous Music Pubs


  • Hop on/Hop off bus service
  • Discounts on additional Day Tours operated by Lally Tours.

Not Included

  • Entrance fees into events and attractions

Departure Point - Bank of Ireland, Eyre Square

Galway Tourist office

Claddagh Village

Salthill Tourist Office

Blackrock Diving Board

Circular Road


Galway Cathedral

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