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Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

1. Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

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.

From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

2. From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

Discover everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer on a guided full-day trip from Galway. Pass through charming villages along the coast and into the heart of Connemara. Meet your guide at the Kinley Hostel early in the morning and hop on the comfortable tour vehicle which will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill, and along the coast, through Barna, Spiddal, and Inverin. Listen to entertaining tales about the culture and history of the area from your professional local guide and driver. Enjoy stops along the way for tea and a visit to the Quiet Man Cottage replica. Continue through bogs and onto the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone next to Derrygimlagh Bog. Head along Sky Road and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic. Stop for 3 hours at the Connemara National Park. Take your time to explore the more than 3,000 hectares of bog, mountains, grasslands, and woodlands. Return to Galway and take photos along the way at Kylemore Abbey and the Quiet Man Bridge.

Galway: Medieval Remains & Hidden Gems Bike Tour

3. Galway: Medieval Remains & Hidden Gems Bike Tour

Get to know the unique character of Galway on this guided cycling tour. Visit the city's key sites, hidden gems and stunning vistas, and immerse yourself in modern Galway too. Discover Saint Nicholas Church, the Spanish Arch, Eglinton Canal and much more with a local guide. Start in the medieval quarter and hear about historic events both surprising and gruesome. Then make your way through the city centre, visiting Galway’s most famous attractions – along with a few less well-known sites. Experience some of the city's highlights along the way including Saint Nicholas Church, the Spanish Arch and the rest of Galways’ city walls, the enchanting grounds of the National University of Ireland’s Galway campus, and the majestic Galway Cathedral with its fabulous stained glass. Enjoy tranquil paths along the Eglinton Canal then visit Katie's Cottage, a traditional Irish cottage in the heart of the Claddagh. Soak in the stunning vistas along Salthill Promenade stretching out across Galway Bay. Check out Blackrock Diving Tower, where you could go for a splash and experience an age-old tradition enjoyed by hardy locals End your tour at Salthill Village, where there are striking views of the Aran Islands. Galway is a safe city where there’s ‘craic’ to be had and the living is easy. Learn more about the history of this quaint medieval city with a big heart on this unique bike tour.

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based on 5 reviews

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 :)

Very nice day. Very busy. Magnificent landscapes and time in the national park to take a nice walk with the good weather in addition. The guide very nice with explanations all along the way.

A wonderful experience thanks to our guide Jerry who managed to show us all the beauties of Connemara in humor, poetry and song.