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Galway Walking Tours

New Dock Road | Harbour Hotel, Galway, Ireland
087 2903499
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Ranked #6 of 50 activities in Galway
Type: Tours
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Los Angeles
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is a great way to get a sense of the history of a place. Galway is small enough that you can cover the most important places easily while walking. And being able to interact with your tour guide and linger at spots makes it much better than a bus tour.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I called the phone number on this page around 10pm thinking I was going to get a voice mail with some information about the tour but Fiona answered the call personally! Though Fiona was all booked up in the morning we arranged a tour the next afternoon. Fiona's knowledge of the city was impressive. Her stories also provided activity suggestions... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

There are two types of walking tours in Galway which have seemed to merge into one on this website. The free walking tour is not part of this review, and is started in the Eyre Square. The Professional walking tour starts from the tourist information centre (€10 per person) with Fionna, Gerry, Liam etc is very informative. The pace is... More

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Metro Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My sister and I had a fabulous tour with Fiona in Galway. It was our first day in Ireland and what a welcome and wonderful tour we had! Fiona was very knowledgeable and had lots of juicy stories to tell about early Galway. She had a nice pace and answered all of our many, many questions about Galway and Ireland... More

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Long Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Neil was an excellent tour guide. It's not a riveting tour, but the history of Galway doesn't have as much murder, mayhem, and misery as the rest of Ireland. A great way to get a feel for this lovely city.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the free walking tour that Cole had available and it was great, everything we had hoped for. Our guide was a young man with a great deal of knowledge about Galway and Ireland. He even saw something he had never seen, a fish caught from the river we walked along. Tip him well if you take the tour,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As others have said Fiona was punctual and informative. I would recommend booking her on your first day in Galway..even better if you're staying a few days so when you're on your own you almost feel like a local. Among other things, she told us about kicking the wall at the end of the salthill prom. We figured why not.... More

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Maineville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Funny, low key, informative. A great way to learn something about Galway history and the beauty of this great city.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We met Fiona to tour Galway early on the morning of 4/9. We were scheduled to meet her at 10:00 but tried to arrive somewhat early. She was already at the hotel and waiting for us when we arrived at 9:45. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable to tour with. She took us around to the major... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Fiona Brennan met me at the Galway tourist office, and in spite of being the only punter for the day's tour, cheerfully took me on for the 90 minute journey through Galway's medieval streets, bringing history alive before my very eyes. The tour was fun and interesting; and I could not recommend it more highly. My only regret is not... More

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