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Galway is situated at the mouth of the River Corrib on the west coast of Ireland and is known as a city of art and culture with its lively atmosphere and its numerous festivals. It is also one of the few places where Irish remains a thriving language for everyday use. If you enjoy visiting typical Irish pubs on an Irish vacation, this is the city where you can meet friendly locals. Guinness, Irish Pale Ale and Irish whiskey are the tipples recommended.

Eyre Square – also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park - is a busy square with an open green space with sculptures, pathways and lawns. There is a bust of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the park to commemorate his visit here. An attraction in the square is the Brownes Doorway which is the remains of an old mansion that once housed a prominent merchant in the 17th Century.

A landmark is the lively Galway street market, a local gathering place. Saturdays are especially lively with many stalls selling farm-fresh produce, arts, crafts and snacks. On sunny days especially, there are buskers providing entertainment.

The imposing Galway Cathedral exceptionally beautiful with a decorated dome, attractive Romanesque arches, lovely mosaics and rough-hewn stonework emblazoned with stained glass. It has excellent acoustics which can be heard during organ recitals.

The Spanish Arch is an extension of Galway's medieval city walls, designed to protect ships moored at the nearby quay while they unloaded goods from Spain. It is the gathering place for buskers as well as locals and visitors.

The Galway City Museum is situated on the banks of the River Corrib and has a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It contains exhibits from prehistoric and medieval times and is a good place to learn about the history of Galway from 1850 to 1950 through photographs and artifacts.

Lynch's Castle was once the home of the most powerful family in Galway and is a good example of an Irish gothic style of architecture and gives an idea of old medieval Galway. The castle is four stories high and the building has been modified a number of times over the years since it was originally built in the 15th Century. Of interest are the decoratively-carved windows and the finely-carved gargoyles that project outwards from the building.

Finally, for the energetic, a pleasant walk on the sea shore is along the Salthill Promenade which is 2 kilometres/ 1.2 miles long.

Galway, Ireland

  • All Ireland Explorer Mini Coach Tour: Dublin to Dublin

    This short Ireland tour is the perfect addition to a trip around the British Isles, or an ideal extension to a Dublin city break, taking in Galway, Connemara and Burren before returning to the capital.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,744
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Classic Ireland Self Drive: Dublin to Dublin

    Spend a week discovering Ireland on a leisurely self-drive itinerary which mainly covers the beautiful and rugged west coast of the country including Galway, Connemara, Killarney, The Ring of Kerry and The Dingle. Also spend a little time in Dublin.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 431
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • A Taste of Dublin & Galway Self Drive

    Focused on two of its most popular cities, this Ireland tour is designed for maximum flexibility, with some superb day trips on offer to explore the nearby sights.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Complete Ireland Mini Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    The complete Ireland tour from Belfast to Dublin, this trip takes you to the most famous sights and towns of the Emerald Isle, from the staggering Giant’s Causeway to the delicate crystal of Waterford.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,221
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Elegant Ireland Self Drive: Dublin to Galway

    Explore the Emerald Isle in style and at your own pace. This self-drive Ireland tour takes you from Dublin to Waterford, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher and many more picturesque parts of the country.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,248
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Escape to Ireland

    Explore the enchanting west coast of Ireland and some of its most famous highlights. This tour is a perfect trip for those who want to travel with a group that feels like family, but be given free time to discover what interests you most.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,250
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Escape to the West: South West Ireland Mini Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    This small group Ireland tour departs from Dublin, taking in the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and the world’s oldest distillery, combining the culture, natural beauty, and tastes of Ireland.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 896
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Explore Ireland: Dublin to Dublin Escorted Coach Tour

    Experience the charms and attractions of this friendly country taking in all the highlights including visits to both Dublin and Belfast. Marvel at the spectacular beauty of the West and North Atlantic coastal scenery plus have lake cruises, pony rides, walking tours and much more.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,017
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Galway: Stopover, City Break

    This short West Ireland trip takes you to some of the country’s most striking natural sights such as the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, before returning each night to famously hospitable Galway.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ireland & the Emerald Isle Back Roads: Dublin to Dublin

    An in-depth circular Back Roads tour itinerary of Ireland’s lush green landscapes and coastal magnificence combined with the country’s colourful history and culture make this a must for anyone wishing to enjoy the very essence of the Emerald Isle.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,608
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Northern Ireland & the Atlantic Coast: Dublin to Dublin

    From Dublin, combine the gentle beauty of the Antrim coast and glens with the wild and rugged west coast of Ireland. Add visits to Belfast, Londonderry and the Giant’s Causeway and you have a well rounded insight into some of Ireland’s most outstanding regions.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,218
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • The All Ireland Rail Coach Tour: Dublin to Dublin

    What better way to see the Emerald Isle than by rail? This Ireland tour takes you to many of the country’s most famous sights, all with comfortable accommodation and reserved rail seats.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,370
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • The Belmond Grand Hibernian

    For those seeking a unique style of Ireland tour, rail vacations aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian are sure to deliver. The train offers 3-day and 5-day journeys, as well as a 7-day journey that combines the first two itineraries. All itineraries begin and end in Dublin and include daily meals, drinks, excursions, and guides.
    Duration:
    3-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,240
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Royal Atlantic Ireland Tour by Rail & Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    Uncover Cork, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands on this superb Ireland tour that mixes train and coach travel, letting you experience the country at its finest.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Unforgettable Ireland Coach: Touring Dublin to Dublin

    The Emerald Isle has always charmed visitors with not only its warm and friendly people but also with its lush and sometimes dramatic scenery, its historic castles and its rolling countryside. Add to this time in its colourful capital and you will not forget Ireland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,201
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • West Coast Explorer Irish (Small Group): Dublin to Dublin

    Experience some of Ireland’s most beautiful and dramatic landscapes including the breathtaking Connemara National Park, the country’s wildest region. Enjoy a drive along the Atlantic Coast visiting the remarkable Cliffs of Moher plus spend time in small but attractive ancient towns.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 511
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Wild Atlantic Way Self Drive: Dublin to Dublin

    Set out from Dublin on this self-drive Ireland tour that takes you to the wilder side of the Emerald Isle. Enjoy the splendid outdoors in Donegal, wander the Cliffs of Moher, and stop in at a wide variety of delightful villages across the country.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 831
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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