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Galway Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


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

  • Essence of Ireland with Air

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: With roundtrip airfare included to the Emerald Isle, discover the best of Ireland while savoring local specialties and relaxing in first-class accommodations. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher and so much more on this essential Ireland trip!
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,950
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Go as you Please, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Wild Atlantic Way Self-Drive: Dublin, Donegal, Galway & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Set out from Dublin on this self-drive adventure 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 as you explore the one and only Wild Atlantic Way.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,030
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ireland Explorer Small Group Tour: Dublin, Galway, Killarney & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: This exhilarating tour of Ireland is the perfect addition to a trip around the British Isles, or an ideal extension to a Dublin city break, visiting much of the countryside, including Galway - the 2020 European Capital of Culture - Connemara and Burren before returning to the capital.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,259
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • The Castles of Ireland

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on a vacation befitting royalty on this trip to the Emerald Isle, staying in some of its most impressive castles. Start in Dublin and journey east to west to stay at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Ashford Castle, and Dromoland Castle, where you’ll enjoy pampering luxury and leisure time to explore the countryside and historical attractions.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,702
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • All Ireland Rail and Coach Tour: Killarney, Galway & Dublin

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: 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. To explore the many sights and attractions off the tracks, you'll travel with like-minded guests aboard a comfortable coach vehicle.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,840
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Ireland Self-Drive: Dublin, Galway, Kerry & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: On this eight day adventure, discover Ireland at your own pace by way of a leisurely self-drive program that will take you through the beautiful and rugged west coast of the country, including Galway, Connemara, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. With plenty of time in Dublin, it is an excellent way to acquaint yourself with the Emerald Isle.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,179
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Ireland: Dublin, Killarney, Limerick & More

    MODERATE | 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$ 2,078
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Family Vacations
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  • Complete Ireland Small Group Adventure: Dublin, Belfast, Galway & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: A complete tour of Ireland, this small group adventure 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:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,773
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Small Group Touring
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  • Northern Ireland & the Atlantic Coast: Dublin, Donegal, Westport & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: 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$ 1,231
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Small Group Touring
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  • The Emerald Isle Small Group Tour

    DELUXE | SMALL GROUP: 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:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,304
    Trip Type:
    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$ 1,576
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Galway

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the vibrant city of Galway on Ireland’s west coast. Staying in a first-class accommodation, you’ll explore the city centre, sample local fare on a foodie tour, visit the famous Cliffs of Moher, and gaze out across the Atlantic Ocean.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,067
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Royal Atlantic Ireland Tour by Rail & Coach

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: 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 From:
    US$ 1,340
    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$ 1,238
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • West Coast Explorer: 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:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 882
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Essence of Ireland: Dublin & Galway

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle, this itinerary introduces you to the very best of Ireland, all while allowing you to savor local specialties and relax in first-class accommodations. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher and so much more on this essential Ireland trip.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,305
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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