Visit Derry sightseeing pass encourages tour of city museums and attractions

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A new sightseeing pass has been launched to encourage the welcoming of tourists back to Derry this summer. The new Visit Derry pass is an integrated ticket that will help visitors plan a break in Derry and enjoy access to multiple experiences within the compact walkable city. The Visit Derry […]

A new sightseeing pass has been launched to encourage the welcoming of tourists back to Derry this summer.

The new Visit Derry pass is an integrated ticket that will help visitors plan a break in Derry and enjoy access to multiple experiences within the compact walkable city.

The Visit Derry Pass will provide discounted entry to ten of the most-loved attractions and activities across the city.

The pass gives ticket holders access to iconic sites including The Guildhall, Tower Museum, Siege Museum and The Museum of Free Derry; tours of the City’s cathedrals and churches; and access to several guided tour options that take in the bustle of the city.



Alderman Graham Warke, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council pictured at the launch of the new Visit Derry Pass with Odhran Dunne, Visit Derry CEO and staff from some of the attractions participating in the scheme.

The digital pass already operates in destinations including York, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow and Visit Derry is delighted to the launch the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

The launch of the Visit Derry Pass comes hot on the heels of the reopening of the tourism sector in Northern Ireland, with staycations expected to surge in popularity this summer.

As an integral part of the city’s recovery strategy, Visit Derry recognised the opportunity to create a unified sightseeing pass which provides great value for money and brings together some of the City’s most-loved tourist sites, encouraging visitors to stay longer and explore more.



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Odhran Dunne, CEO of Visit Derry said: “When you visit a place like Derry, you want to immerse yourself in the local culture. The Visit Derry Pass unlocks the stories to our famous walled city.

“With something for everyone, the pass enhances our tourism offering and entices visitors and locals alike to visit many of the unique sites and hidden gems across the city. The pass can be downloaded onto a smartphone, making it even more convenient to use by offering a complete city package on the ticket holders’ phone.”



Visit Derry sightseeing pass

Tourism NI’s Chief Digital Officer, Dave Vincent said: “We are delighted to support this significant addition to the tourism offering here in Derry. This easily accessible pass offers visitors a unique and engaging way to explore the city and learn more about its history.

“We want to send a message in Northern Ireland to support local and explore what is on our doorstep. This innovative experience is part funded by Tourism NI and will be important in supporting our plan to recovery.”

The Visit Derry Pass is developed by Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with Visit Derry and part funded by Tourism Northern Ireland. It is priced from £25 per adult (1-day ticket) and £30 (2-day ticket). Passes can be bought online here or in person at the Visitor Information Centre. The pass can be downloaded onto a smartphone or device making it even more convenient for visitors to use and pre-book before arrival.

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