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Galway: Welcome to Galway Walking Tour

Galway: Welcome to Galway Walking Tour

Discover the streets of Galway and learn about the music and culture that makes this city famous. Marvel at the beautiful buildings, small canals, and the lively streets filled with pubs and shops. Listen to stories about the city's rich culture and history from an experienced local guide. Start your walking tour at the Explore Galway Kiosk in Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. This spot is right in the heart of the city and it's surrounded by shops, restaurants, and pubs. Then, walk through the narrow streets and busy squares to start exploring. Learn about the heritage, culture, and local life from your expert local guide. See how Celtic and Medieval influences have shaped this city's rich history. Also, hear stories about people who have lived in Galway over the years. Get to know the city's local music and language on the tour as well.

Galway: Food and Culture Walking Tour with Tastings

Galway: Food and Culture Walking Tour with Tastings

This tour is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best local food and drinks Galway City has to offer. This isn't a 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳, more so it is an Irish Welcome, where you get to walk, talk and taste your way through Galway City centre. Immerse yourself in the heart of Galway's history, culture, and folklore with a local guide who is a true Irish food and drink connoisseur. Fill your belly and feed your curiosity with insights into the city's past and present. Meet your guide and kick start an evening of revelry in Galway City. Indulge your senses as you taste a medley of traditional Irish food and experience a spectrum of modern and local drinks. Delve into the flavors that have defined the nation's culinary landscape for generations. Discover the city's medieval charm and rich heritage as you stroll past historic landmarks, medieval city walls, and vibrant storefronts. Watch captivating performances by street artists. With newfound knowledge of the city's culinary and entertainment hotspots, make the most of your visit to Galway.

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Experience Galway from a historical, cultural, and modern point of view. With your expert Galway-born guide, discover key points of interest and get insider tips on food, drink, and other activities in the city, during our 90 minute tour together. Start the tour at the historical Eyre Square area. Learn about wealthy merchant families who made Galway one of the stand-out places in medieval Ireland. 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.

Galway: Evening Guided Walking Tour

Galway: Evening Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of Eyre Square and embark on your guided evening time walking tour. Learn about the fascinating history of the city as the streets come alive after dark. Stroll along the medieval-era streets and discover the walls that once protected the city from the 12th to the late 17th century. See Lynch’s Castle, home to one of the most powerful Galwegian families, and learn about the legend of Walter Lynch's execution at the famous memorial window. Hear the legend of the Claddagh Ring, which symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship. Walk the grounds of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, which has a rich history dating back to 1320. Head to the top of Shop Street and learn about the history of the King's Head Pub, which has been welcoming people since medieval times. Finish the tour at the Spanish Arch, the site of the old city port, which is situated within the Latin Quarter.

Galway: City Centre App-Based Self-Guided Audio Tour

Galway: City Centre App-Based Self-Guided Audio Tour

Galway is a quaint medieval city with a big heart, as you’ll soon discover. We will visit the key sites on this walking tour, with insights into modern Galway along the way, as well as a journey through 800 years of history. In the medieval quarter, you’ll hear about events both surprising and some gruesome. Then we’ll visit some of the famous and lesser known sites as we make our way through the centre of Galway from John F Kennedy Park to the banks of the river Corrib. Some of the highlights include: • Saint Nicholas Church and its 1651 map of Galway • The Spanish Arch and the City Walls • Wild swans on the Claddagh shore • Learn where the word “lynched” comes from • Discover who the Tribes of Galway were • Hear how Richard Martin founded the R.S.P.C.A and delve into the darker side to his character • Tips on how to spot the famous Claddagh ring I’ll take you to places you’d never find on your own. Galway is a safe city where there’s ‘craic’ to be had and the living is easy! If you only take one tour while in Ireland, choose this one!

Galway: Medieval Walking Tour

Galway: Medieval Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Medieval Galway with an experienced regional guide and member of the Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland. See the remnants of the medieval period in Galway and learn about the city's past. Meet your guide at the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square. See the remains of the city walls hidden in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre. Learn about the importance of the walls to the people of Galway. Visit Lynch's Castle, thought to be the oldest mansion in Galway. Hear about the Lynch family, one of the 14 Tribes, and a very powerful family. Today, the building is AIB bank and the oldest commercial building in Ireland. Head to St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, which has been at the heart of Galway city for over 700 years. Hear about Jane Eyre and James Kearney, and how Cromwell's soldiers used the church as a stable. Visit the Hall of the Red Earl, a significant archaeological site run by Galway Civic Trust. Discover the remains of the walls, columns, and buttresses. Walk down into the site to get a closer look. Continue to Kirwan's Lane, one of 5 lanes still in existence, named after the Kirwan family, one of the 14 Tribes. See remnants of medieval Galway on Kirwan's Lane with some of the buildings. Head to Blake's Castle at the end of Quay of Street, owned by the Blake family, one of the 14 Tribes. Hear about what life was like for the criminals in the jail. The castle fell into ruin but was restored around the 1980s. Finish at the Spanish Arch, one of Galway's most iconic attractions. Learn about the Claddagh across the river and the tsunami that destroyed two of the arches.

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church: Our most recommended tours and activities

Galway: Welcome to Galway Walking Tour

Galway: Welcome to Galway Walking Tour

Discover the streets of Galway and learn about the music and culture that makes this city famous. Marvel at the beautiful buildings, small canals, and the lively streets filled with pubs and shops. Listen to stories about the city's rich culture and history from an experienced local guide. Start your walking tour at the Explore Galway Kiosk in Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. This spot is right in the heart of the city and it's surrounded by shops, restaurants, and pubs. Then, walk through the narrow streets and busy squares to start exploring. Learn about the heritage, culture, and local life from your expert local guide. See how Celtic and Medieval influences have shaped this city's rich history. Also, hear stories about people who have lived in Galway over the years. Get to know the city's local music and language on the tour as well.

Galway: Food and Culture Walking Tour with Tastings

Galway: Food and Culture Walking Tour with Tastings

This tour is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best local food and drinks Galway City has to offer. This isn't a 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳, more so it is an Irish Welcome, where you get to walk, talk and taste your way through Galway City centre. Immerse yourself in the heart of Galway's history, culture, and folklore with a local guide who is a true Irish food and drink connoisseur. Fill your belly and feed your curiosity with insights into the city's past and present. Meet your guide and kick start an evening of revelry in Galway City. Indulge your senses as you taste a medley of traditional Irish food and experience a spectrum of modern and local drinks. Delve into the flavors that have defined the nation's culinary landscape for generations. Discover the city's medieval charm and rich heritage as you stroll past historic landmarks, medieval city walls, and vibrant storefronts. Watch captivating performances by street artists. With newfound knowledge of the city's culinary and entertainment hotspots, make the most of your visit to Galway.

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Experience Galway from a historical, cultural, and modern point of view. With your expert Galway-born guide, discover key points of interest and get insider tips on food, drink, and other activities in the city, during our 90 minute tour together. Start the tour at the historical Eyre Square area. Learn about wealthy merchant families who made Galway one of the stand-out places in medieval Ireland. 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.

Galway: Evening Guided Walking Tour

Galway: Evening Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of Eyre Square and embark on your guided evening time walking tour. Learn about the fascinating history of the city as the streets come alive after dark. Stroll along the medieval-era streets and discover the walls that once protected the city from the 12th to the late 17th century. See Lynch’s Castle, home to one of the most powerful Galwegian families, and learn about the legend of Walter Lynch's execution at the famous memorial window. Hear the legend of the Claddagh Ring, which symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship. Walk the grounds of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, which has a rich history dating back to 1320. Head to the top of Shop Street and learn about the history of the King's Head Pub, which has been welcoming people since medieval times. Finish the tour at the Spanish Arch, the site of the old city port, which is situated within the Latin Quarter.

Galway: City Centre App-Based Self-Guided Audio Tour

Galway: City Centre App-Based Self-Guided Audio Tour

Galway is a quaint medieval city with a big heart, as you’ll soon discover. We will visit the key sites on this walking tour, with insights into modern Galway along the way, as well as a journey through 800 years of history. In the medieval quarter, you’ll hear about events both surprising and some gruesome. Then we’ll visit some of the famous and lesser known sites as we make our way through the centre of Galway from John F Kennedy Park to the banks of the river Corrib. Some of the highlights include: • Saint Nicholas Church and its 1651 map of Galway • The Spanish Arch and the City Walls • Wild swans on the Claddagh shore • Learn where the word “lynched” comes from • Discover who the Tribes of Galway were • Hear how Richard Martin founded the R.S.P.C.A and delve into the darker side to his character • Tips on how to spot the famous Claddagh ring I’ll take you to places you’d never find on your own. Galway is a safe city where there’s ‘craic’ to be had and the living is easy! If you only take one tour while in Ireland, choose this one!

Galway: Medieval Walking Tour

Galway: Medieval Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Medieval Galway with an experienced regional guide and member of the Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland. See the remnants of the medieval period in Galway and learn about the city's past. Meet your guide at the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square. See the remains of the city walls hidden in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre. Learn about the importance of the walls to the people of Galway. Visit Lynch's Castle, thought to be the oldest mansion in Galway. Hear about the Lynch family, one of the 14 Tribes, and a very powerful family. Today, the building is AIB bank and the oldest commercial building in Ireland. Head to St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, which has been at the heart of Galway city for over 700 years. Hear about Jane Eyre and James Kearney, and how Cromwell's soldiers used the church as a stable. Visit the Hall of the Red Earl, a significant archaeological site run by Galway Civic Trust. Discover the remains of the walls, columns, and buttresses. Walk down into the site to get a closer look. Continue to Kirwan's Lane, one of 5 lanes still in existence, named after the Kirwan family, one of the 14 Tribes. See remnants of medieval Galway on Kirwan's Lane with some of the buildings. Head to Blake's Castle at the end of Quay of Street, owned by the Blake family, one of the 14 Tribes. Hear about what life was like for the criminals in the jail. The castle fell into ruin but was restored around the 1980s. Finish at the Spanish Arch, one of Galway's most iconic attractions. Learn about the Claddagh across the river and the tsunami that destroyed two of the arches.

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4.8
(13 reviews)

Nicole was a fabulous guide informative and humorous - plenty of helpful recommendations for restaurants and shops and tradusic sessions

Great! Connor was very knowledgeable, good fun and great balance of history and local knowledge

Interesting insights into the old town, entertaining with numerous anecdotes.

Really interesting, informative & entertaining thank you Connor

Tour was informative. Our guide Nicole was the cutest!