Top 10 Highlights & Claddagh Village Walking Tour

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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Highlights

  • Discover Galway’s top 10 sights and authentic experiences
  • Visit Galway’s Latin Quarter & Kirwan’s Lane crammed with medieval highlights
  • See Galway’s famous world class Druid Theatre
  • Visit the 14th Century St. Nicholas’s Church, where Christopher Columbus visited
  • See the oldest Claddagh Ring Shop in Ireland, established in 1750
  • Enjoy engaging & fascinating stories from the city’s origin to the present

Description

Galway is the oldest and largest city on Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way; a 1,500 miles fully defined coastal touring route along the entire west coast of Ireland and it has been nominated as Capital of Culture 2020.

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. 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 indulge in so many insights and hidden places that you could never discover on your own.

On this 2.5 – hour Galway Tour with an expert local guide you’ll learn all about the city's history. We'll 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 and to 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 stories focussing on social history, political intrigue, and even a couple of great ghost stories. Your guide will also share tales of Celtic legends, myths and folklore making history come alive.

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Inclusions
  • Easy Access entrance tickets to The Museum of Galway
  • Immersive experiences to understand Galway its people and culture
  • Expert professional English speaking local guide
  • Enjoy over 1,000 years of history brought to life, dramatized in incredible stories.
Exclusions
  • Transport
  • Food & Drink
  • Guide tip
Before you book
  • We cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Wheelchairs, motorised scooters, or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended.
  • Participants should be in good health, consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines/declines and stairs.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time are not possible.
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation.

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