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Galway: Best of Galway City & Claddagh Walking Tour

Galway: Best of Galway City & Claddagh Walking Tour

Activity provider: LetzGo City Tours Europe

From US$ 30.23 per person

Enjoy an in-depth fully-guided tour of Galway city and Claddagh. Explore the city streets with an expert local guide discovering the heart of the city, its culture, history, and people.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Experience a fully guided tour of Galway City and its top sights
  • Explore Galway’s Latin Quarter including Kirwan’s Lane, crammed with medieval highlights
  • Visit the 14th-century St. Nicholas’s Church, where Christopher Columbus worshipped
  • See Galway’s famous, world-class Druid Theatre
  • Discover the Village of Claddagh home of the famous Claddagh ring
Full description
Galway is the oldest and largest city on Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way, a 1,500-mile, fully-defined coastal touring route along the entire west coast of Ireland. Once a small fishing village, Galway grew in strength in the 13th century to become a prosperous, walled town ruled by 14 merchant families, known as the Tribes of Galway, and has now been nominated as the Capital of Culture 2020. Today, the city is one of the most enchanting in Ireland. On this tour, get ready to explore Galway and it’s many historical landmarks, find the city’s charming local spots, and uncover hidden places that you could never discover on your own. On this 2.5–hour walking tour, benefit from the service of an expert, local guide who will shed light on Galway's history. Enjoy over 1,000 years of history brought to life, dramatized in incredible stories. Trace the medieval city that runs from Eyre Square to the Spanish Arch, the official old city of Galway that is home to the original 13th-century, Anglo-Norman fortress, as well as the intriguing 15th-century Lynch’s Castle. One the finest medieval laneways in Galway, Kirwan’s Lane, located in what is now referred to as the Latin Quarter, is crammed with landmarks that provide the perfect backdrop for an examination of social history, political intrigue, and even a couple of great ghost stories. Your guide will also share stories of Celtic legends, myth, and folklore. This perfectly-paced walking tour is the best choice for first timers, or for visitors looking to develop a more comprehensive appreciation of the city. Later, stop at the Museum of Galway, packed with incredible artifacts and displays that will further enhance your visit to Galway. The tour will also include a visit to the Village of Claddagh, home of the famous Claddagh ring, a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The design and customs associated with it originated in this Irish fishing village of the same name.
  • Easy access entrance tickets to The Museum of Galway
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Food
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Meet your guide in front of the 17th Century “Browne” doorway, situated on Eyre Square, facing the Bank of Ireland.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This walk covers about 1-1.5 miles overall at a gentle pace. There are occasional opportunities to sit, use the bathroom, and get something to drink if needed.
  •  All participants should be in good health.
  •  Wheelchairs, motorized scooters, or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended, as it cannot be guaranteed that all footpaths/sidewalks/curbs will have suitable ADA/EU compliant ramps.
  •  Minimum numbers apply; there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation.
  •  Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time cannot be accommodated.
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June 7, 2021

Joanne was an excellent guide

September 30, 2020

Joanne was an excellent tour guide. Really got into the history of the city and all the different names and how places got their name etc. I would highly recommend this activity.

September 11, 2020

Product ID: 329601