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The best way to get around Derry is on foot. In fact, it is the only way to get to know this walled city, the only one in standing in Ireland and enjoy the original gates, the murals, the historical sites, the stores, the music, go to the pubs. In short, really enjoy the experience of the city.
If you need a taxi, three companies will meets your needs in town: Ace Cabs on Strand Road offer a 24 hour service, call them at (018) 7126 2020; Derry Taxi Association, they operate w website at www.derrytaxitours.com where you will find information about the tours of Derry that they offer, you can also call them at 028 7126 0247; and Foyle Delta Cabs at 028 7127 9999.
A different way to know all the hidden gems of the city is by the open top bus tours.Open Top Tours is one of the companies that offer this service daily every hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The tour departs from the Tourism Information Centre and at Guidhall. It costs 13 Euros for adults and there is a family fare of 40 Euros (2 adults and two kids).
You can also hire a river tour on a ferry that for one hour and 15 minutes will take you to Culmore Bay and to Greencastle. For details, check out their website at www.foylecruiseline.com .
If you plan to visit the nearby towns and villages, a car is recommended. There are several companies in town where you can hire a car: Desmond Motors Ford Rental at 173 Strand Road; Enterprise at 70 Clooney Road and Europcar at City of Derry Airport. As well, there are plenty of spaces in town to park such as on Alfred Street, Foyle Road (where there is a multi-storey parking facility), William Street, at Victoria Markets, and at The Rectory on Bishop Street among others.