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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.

Galway: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

2. Galway: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Located in the West of Ireland, Galway is a quaint medieval city with a big heart. Accompanied by your local guide, visit key historic sights and earn about local history, dating back to the 13th century. This tour can be customized to best suit your interests. Explore Eyre Square and visit Galway's historic Latin Quarter. Discover the significance of the name of King's Head Pub and visit Saint Nicholas Church, the oldest functioning medieval church in Ireland. At the Claddagh Ring Museum, learn about the symbolism behind the wearing of the Claddagh ring. At the old Fishmarket Square and Spanish Arch, hear about the rich history and traditions of the area.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Derek was lovely! We were able to explore lots of different landmarks that were enhanced with his historical knowledge. He was very informative and he was patient with my attempts at Irish. :)

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.