Guided tour

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Athas Tours: Self employed
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From US$ 20.85 per person

Explore the vibrant city of Galway on a 90-minute guided walking tour. Learn about the locals, their history, and their culture during this leisurely walk around the City of the Arts.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about the fascinating and surprising history of Galway, the "City of the Tribes"
  • Learn about the vibrant local arts and cultural scene
  • Get an insiders perspective on what to do during your stay in the city
Full description
Experience Galway from a historical, cultural, and modern point of view. With your expert guide, discover key points of interest and get insider tips on food, drink, and other activities in the city. Start the tour at the historical Eyre Square area. Learn first about wealthy merchant families who made Galway one of the wealthiest places in medieval Europe. Hear further tales of invaders, visiting presidents, movie stars, and the local legends who helped put Galway on the map. Stroll through the medieval city center, with several stops en route to highlight the historical significance of the area. See sights like the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle, and Saint Nicholas's Collegiate church, among others. Get a glimpse of what makes Galway so important when it comes to its fame as a haven for artists. Learn more about cultural events such as the Galway International Arts Festival and Galway Film Festival which take place during the year. Conclude the tour at the buzzing Spanish Arch area beside the sea, with a detailed introduction given to the Claddagh village and its people.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Browne Doorway, Eyre Square

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Gary was our guide and he couldn't have been better. He was really informative and really took the time to get to know our culture too. As we were his first walking group since Covid,it was a real treat to be guided round Galway by Gary. Thank you so much :)

July 5, 2021

Very knowledgeable guide, particularly on the history of the city. He was very amusing too! I would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the history of Galway.

June 9, 2022

Great guide with a wonderful sense of humour, an excellent raconteur of Irish history ☘️

June 2, 2022

Product ID: 397101