The following post provides information about the best tours in this city, including at least one Galway free walking tour.

We also include details about food tours, self-guided options, and more.


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This is one of the larger cities in Ireland, and there are a lot of interesting things to do in Galway.

One of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the city is to take a Galway walking tour. 

There are a variety of walking tours available in Galway, each one providing a closer look at some of the most notable attractions in the city.

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One of the most popular options is a pay-what-you-want walking tour, which means you can pay whatever you think the tour was worth once it is over.

These are essentially tip-based services, and most people will tip between €10 - €15 if they enjoyed the experience.

While this is an excellent option, it’s not available every day, so you might want to consider an affordable paid walking tour as an alternative.

There are also self-guided audio tours that you can take whenever you want!

In addition to the Galway walking tour options that cover the history and culture of this city, you can also learn more about the best dishes and places to eat by taking a fully guided Galway food tour.

If you’re looking for a tour that will transport you from one attraction to the next, there is also a hop-on hop-off Galway bus tour that you might want to consider.

Finally, if you’re interested in getting outside of the city for a bit, there are plenty of day trips from Galway that you might want to consider, many visiting the Cliffs of Moher!

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Galway History Walking Tours

There are a handful of different historical walking tours available in this city, and these outings are an excellent way to learn about the more interesting aspects of Galway.

One of the best history tours in the city is actually free, but there is limited availability.

Thankfully, there are a few other Galway walking tours that you might want to consider.

One of the many bridges in Galway, Ireland. Image source: Pixabay user nadiadup.

Here are a few of the attractions and landmarks you can expect to see on a history tour of Galway, Ireland:

  • Eyre Square
  • Spanish Arch
  • Lynch’s Castle
  • Claddagh Ring
  • Medieval City Centre
  • St. Nicholas’s Collegiate Church
  • And more!

For even more information about what to expect on these tours, keep reading below.


Galway Free Walking Tour

Departing from Spanish Arch Park, this pay-what-you-wish walking tour covers some of the most notable sites in the city, and it’s approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in length.

This free Galway walking tour is available on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, and it is limited in group size to just 6 people or less.

It will be important to reserve your spot on the tour well ahead of time to avoid missing out.

Reserve a spot in this Galway free walking tour or learn more.


Athas Tours | Galway City Guided Tour

This 90-minute guided walking tour covers some of the most interesting culture and history of Galway, including information about the best places to eat, the best pubs, and notable residents who have lived in the area.

This Galway guided walking tour is available almost every day between 10 am and 4 pm, and tickets are pretty reasonably priced.


VoiceMap | Self-Guided Audio Tour

If all else fails and you can’t manage to take a fully guided Galway walking tour, you might want to consider a self-guided audio tour instead.

This option is always available no matter when you’re visiting – even after dark!

As long as you have a smartphone and a decent pair of headphones, you can use this app to find some of the most notable attractions in the city and learn all about its history.

This app currently costs about €6.50, and it offers lifetime access, so you can really enjoy the tour whenever you have the time.

Purchase this self-guided Galway audio tour or learn more.


Galway Food Tours

If you’re wondering what to eat while you’re in the area, one of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the best culinary dishes in Galway is to take a food tour.

This outing last for approximately 2 hours, and it includes a full 10 food and drink tastings including sushi, oysters, cheese, artisan bread, and many other delicious bites.

With so many tastings included, you can expect to enjoy almost an entire meal’s worth of food along the way, so make sure to arrive hungry!

You can take this tour every Wednesday - Sunday and on most Mondays as well. Each Galway food tour begins at 10:30 am.


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