City Wide Bus Tour
Derry – Londonderry has made history after winning its bid to be the first ever City of Culture in 2013.
Derry – Londonderry is a city which has been one of the longest inhabited places in Ireland. The earliest historical references date to the sixth century when a monastery was founded here by the great Irish Saint Columba/Columcille in 546 AD. The name Derry changed to Londonderry during the Plantation of Ulster, as the new city was built by the Guilds of London (1613 – 1618).
After the building of the City Walls in the early part of the seventeenth century other key periods in the city?s history have included the Seige of Derry, Emigration, Famine in Ireland, Shirt Industry, World Wars I & II, Easter Rising, Civil Rights Marches, Bloody Sunday, Ceasefires and the Good Friday Agreement, all of which have contributed in some part over the centuries to having shaped today?s modern yet historic, friendly and forward-looking city.
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the city on board an open top bus with multilingual commentary at all times. Hop On Hop Off tour starts at the Tourist Information Centre and then takes you to all the places of interest the city has to offer.
You can pick up your Free Map on the bus and get your Free Tea or Coffee at a local Cafe on the route.
Our Complimentary Walking Tour around the World Famous Walls of Derry and Bogside is offered to all clients who take the Bus Tour. The Complimentary Walking Tour leaves from the bus outside the Tourist Information Centre every day at 10.00am and 12.00 noon.
|Hop On Hop Off Open Top Bus Tour of the City – 24 Hr Tkt||£12.50||£6.00||£31.00|
|Hop On Hop Off Open Top Bus Tour of the City – 48 Hr Tkt||£15.00||£8.00||£38.00|
|Group Rates Available||Ask for details|
Sights on our tour include:
- Magnificent City Walls
- Guildhall Newly Refurbished
- Bogside Murals & Monuments
- St. Eugene’s Cathedral
- St. Columb’s Cathedral
- Craigavon Bridge
- Ebrington Barracks
- Nelson Drive Political Murals
- Foyle Bridge
- Shirt Factory
History of the City you will learn:
- Siege of Derry
- Famine in Ireland
- Shirt Industry
- Word Wars I & II
- German U Boats
- Easter Rising
- Bloody Sunday
- and much much more . . .
You Can also purchase your tickets from:
Hotel Concierge, Tourist Information Centre, Your Tour Guide or Driver, Street Vendors and at Guildhall Square.
Book YOUR Tour securely Online at the City Sightseeing Derry website OR CALL US NOW on 028 7137 0067 for more details
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