Galway City Tour
• Tour of the medieval City
• Remaining City Walls
• River Corrib & Old Claddagh Village
• St. Nicholas Collegiate Church
• Lynch's Castle
• Eyre Square & Kennedy Park
Following in the footsteps of Columbus we take the historical trail into the cultural heart of Galway where you can truly feel the pulse of this energetic and artistic city. Tour highlights include St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, the Lynch Memorial Window, the old town wall, Eyre Square and Kennedy Park.
Famous for its pubs, festivals and lively entertainment scene, Galway is celebrated as the youthful, fun-loving and cultural capital of the west of Ireland. Described by Yeats as the Venice of the west, the City is beautifully located on the banks of the River Corrib as it flows on its short but rapid course from Lough Corrib into Galway Bay. Recognized as a regional centre for the Irish language, Galway is also a vibrant University City frequented by artists, actors, writers and musicians alike.
All Year Round (Except December 25th & 26th and January 1st) at 11:00, 15:00, 20:00 from the New Coach Station on Fairgreen road. Led by a local guide, the tour duration is approx 1hr 15 mins and covers the highlights of Ireland’s cultural capital.
We begin by travelling to Eyre Square, given to the people of Galway by none other than Jane Eyre’s Father, Edward. We then travel by the old graveyard on Bohermore, full of legends and stories, as well as the odd dead person and a ghost or two!! We return to the city via Lough Alaila rd and the pretty salt water inlet before passing the Galway docks and through the heart of the city taking us up to Market St where we see the oldest parochial church in Ireland, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church and the legendary Lynch Memorial Window, from there we travel over Salmon Weir Bridge opening up the stunning view of the River Corrib before we circle the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas, we call it St. Nicks!
We then leave the City and head for the High Road! Taking in the stunning view over Galway Bay as we descend Threadneedle Rd. Now we can drive the length of The Salthill Promenade and on to the Claddagh Village to see the ancient medieval quarter and to explore Galway’s hidden secrets and urban legends.
Finally we pass Spanish Arch before returning you to the new coach Station.
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins approx.
Adult: € 10
Student/Senior: € 8
Child: € 8