Top Tours & Activities in Galway
Ireland beckoned, and you answered its call! Welcome to your adventure in Galway. Discover the medieval history, epic castles, and hearty cuisine that await you on your visit.
Also known as Galway Theater, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe was briefly closed for renovation but reopened in full swing in 2012. Check out the event listing and catch a show or two while you're in town!
Founded in the 1970s, the modern, cavernous Galway City Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions on the history of Galway. Learn about the medieval history of this Irish town through interactive exhibitions.
Located near the Galway City Museum, the Spanish Arch is a natural stop on any sightseeing tour of Galway. The arch was constructed in the 16th century to protect the cities quay.
Conveniently located on the banks of River Corrib, the Galway Cathedral is an impressive church to behold.
Visit the Eyre Square and enjoy one of Galway's finest public parks. Located in the city center, Galway Station is the closest public transport stop.
Visit the legendary Dunguaire Castle, where King Guaire once reigned. The grounds are awe-inspiring and in summer you can roam around as you please.
The National University of Ireland in Galway is well worth a visit even if you're not trying to study there. Meander through the halls where many famous alumna have roamed before.
Irish pub culture is famous worldwide. While you're in Galway, we recommend sampling the local pub fare for dinner. You can't beat the company of a good beer and a hearty meal at a nearby pub.
While we always recommend long walks to see the most while you're in any city, you'll find a developed bus and public transport system in this charming Irish town. Take a taxi late at night when the buses stop running.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+353
- Best time to visitMay through September are known to be sunny but there is the occasional rainfall. Weather in Galway can be quite unpredictable year-round. To maximize your chances of sunny weather, plan a trip for summer.
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What People Are Saying About Galway
Cliffs of Mohr is definitely a amazing place everyone should visit once in the life! And our tour guide Vincent and bus driver Sara are very sincere and patience. We had a wonderful day with them :)
Galway is a lovely country that everybody should visit. If I can use some adjectives I would like to say : Artistic, Nice, Beautiful and finally one thinking of Connamara that takes your breath away. I would like to visit again in my life . Bye
The drive was very entertaining all the way to the Cliffs. Gave us a ride back to our hotels. I would recommend this tour.
Michael was a fantastic guide and safe driver with a great sense of humour. We loved every minute of the day and even came back again the next day for the Cliffs of Moher tour. "Ernie and Bert" were very happy about the 2 days spent visiting the region. Now back in Canada and missing Ireland! Would not hesitate to recommend both tours. Loved every minute! :-)
A note of commendation regarding our bus driver (Darren) who did an outstanding job of balancing pertinent information about the places we visited, the culture, history and language of the area. A soft spoken tour leader, Darren presented an interesting day commenting appropriately and timely about the the itinerary, towns, and sights we were visiting, while showing great respect for his clients and Irish heritage at all times. His ability to articulate his message with brief clarity was so appreciated. I wish every tour leader was as safety conscious, adept and charming. Thanks and kudos to Darren and Lalley tour co.!