If you're planning a long stay in Northern Ireland and want to explore both Belfast and Derry then this City Sightseeing combo is just the ticket. You get 48 hours unlimited travel in each city and the two tickets can be used within 14 days of each other. Enjoy a plentiful and interesting variety of stops with an open-top sightseeing bus service supplemented by professional commentary from passionate and experienced guides.
- March 18 - October 31, Daily.
Derry Tour Commentary:
- Digital Audio: English, Spanish, French, English, German and Italian.
- Live English-speaking guides on most departures.
Derry Tour Times / Frequency:
- 10:00 to 16:00, every 30 - 60 minutes.
Derry Tour Departure Point:
- Various, see Itinerary List below.
Derry Tour Duration:
- 60 minutes.
City Sightseeing Derry:
Northern Ireland's second largest city is also one of the oldest recorded centres of human habitation in all of Ireland. Its origins are said to go back to the 6th century when a monastery was founded there by Saint Colmcille.
Since that time Derry/Londonderry has represented an area of vital historical and cultural importance to the peoples of Ireland regardless of division. In the turbulent 17th century it was a staging ground for upheavals by the Gaelic Irish against Parliamentarian troops and Protestant colonists.
The events of this time are regarded as the precursor to the 20th century conflicts between Protestants and Catholics. Derry/Londonderry was a hotspot of sectarian violence during the 1920s and would later see the beginnings of the 1960s–1998 'Troubles'. These largely ended after the Belfast Good Friday Agreement.
Modern Derry/Londonderry is a peaceful city that attracts visitors with the stories and relics of its fascinating history and its huge array of year-round festivals. Derry/Londonderry was even awarded the 'UK City of Culture' title in both 2010 and 2013. It also remains the only city in Ireland with a completely intact city wall, one which is often cited as one of the most beautiful and impressive in Europe.
On the City Sightseeing Derry Tour you'll encounter The Guildhall, Derrys Walls, Free Derry Corner, Craigavon Bridge and sweaping views of the River Foyle. The tour buses run 7 days a week, every hour between 10:00-16:00.
City Sightseeing Belfast:
- See here for key information relating to the City Sightseeing tour.
This hop-on hop-off bus tour provides visitors with a comprehensive look at Belfast from the upper decks of an open-top sightseeing bus. Tickets are valid for 48 hours, allowing you to explore every area and district of this unique capital.