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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.

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What people are saying about Eyre Square Centre

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 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 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.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and excellent in his oratory. We enjoyed the time and the experience

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

Top tour, great overview of the history of Ireland and the city of Galway.