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Galway City Walking Tours

Eyre Square | 8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Great Tour! You will not be disappointed!

We recently returned from a family vacation in Ireland and spent time in and around Galway. My... read more

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kpkellyesq
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New Milford, New Jersey
Exceptional

Having completed walking tours on many trips abroad, and indeed in Ireland,I've never experienced... read more

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Galway Walks offers fun, quirky, entertaining and interesting walking tours of Galway city and county with a top-rated guide. You will explore some of the top sites of the city, learn about Galway's history and get a taste of local life. Galway Walks was started by Brian Nolan, a local to Galway with years of experience dealing with visitors from all over the world, introducing them to the CRAIC(Irish for fun)in Ireland and helping visitors trace their ancestors and experience the life their ancestors lived. Tours: - Galway City Walking Tour - The Claddagh Experience including Tea at Katie's Cottage, a Galway Bay Boat Trip and a City Walking Tour - The Shortest Walking Tour in Ireland (O'Connors Pub, Salthill) - NEW!! Ed Sheeran Galway Girl Tour Tours are available to join everyday. Bookings can be made via telephone or online. We recommend you book ahead, but we will always try to fit you in!
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Eyre Square | 8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We recently returned from a family vacation in Ireland and spent time in and around Galway. My Family and I had the great pleasure of taking a walking tour with Brian. He is a Master Story teller, has an encyclopedic knowledge of Irish History, seems...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having completed walking tours on many trips abroad, and indeed in Ireland,I've never experienced one where the host involves everyone on the tour by getting to know where each individual is from and having both the knowledge of the area and or a story from...More

Thank MarkB086
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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark. Wow. I am humbled, and thrilled by your description of my walking tour of Galway City. I do try to personalise each tour and be as inclusive as possible for all my guests. It's really great and personally gratifying for me when it works....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brian is an exceptional and entertaining tour guide. He gave an incredible tour of the city so rich in history. Galway is a beautiful site with so much history. In the short couple of hours, he was able to help us understand and appreciate this...More

Thank William H
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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Too kind William... but you are right in saying that taking a tour on arrival helps you understand, appreciate and enjoy Galway more. Glad you enjoyed our tour... it was fun meeting you all. Regards and thanks again. Brian

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour with Brian who has an amazing depth of knowledge of the history of the region and of Ireland. He was funny and knowledgeable, a perfect mix of both. His tour is a highlight to this beautiful country. A MUST do...More

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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are too kind Jane Marie. It takes two to tango...and your party family were up for a bit of fun and humour...so I just dovetailed in with you. Thanks for your review and hopefully we will meet again. Brian

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm here for a study abroad and we went on a walking tour. Although our tour was a little shorter due to other stuff, it was great fun and very interesting! Brian is an amazing storyteller and knowledgable guy. Loved learning about this awesome city...More

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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I remember you...thanks so much for this very appreciated review. Sometimes less can be more, I am glad you enjoyed discovering Galway with me. Perhaps we will meet again...in which case we will do the Galway Tour Part 2. Thanks again. Brian

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Brian is very knowledgeable, kind, and informative. He was very helpful with meeting us and showing us around Galway. We connected with a group from Dublin and had some good laughs and history lessons along the way. Anyone who visits needs to take his tour....More

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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Haha...yes, stopping by James Gallagher on the street can be the best fun...getting everyone to sing along and be part of Galway's unique street culture is really one of my favourite things to do with visitors on my tour. Thank you so much for your...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a great morning with Brian, immersing ourselves in Irish history, culture. Time just flew by without us even noticing it as we moved between subjects, past & present. Very cosy, engaging and informative experience that left us thoughtful and with a much better...More

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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Delighted you enjoyed our walk and talk... and yes time did fly... so glad I spotted your scarf afterwards...hope you had a pleasant journey to Dublin. Safe home. Thanks again. Brian

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Brian shows you the most beautiful places of Galway, and can tell you all about it. We did two tours with Brain and we were very satisfied, after the tour we visited a pub and there Brain arranged a live performance for us. We can...More

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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you... and the group so much for coming on my tour. You guys were awesome... my first ever group to burst into song, twice!!...in a church and a pub! Pretty cool. Thank you for your very warm review. I hope you can make it...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Brian! He was extremely knowledgeable, made for a relaxed & fun atmosphere, and kept us laughing the whole tour through. We especially appreciated that he customized the tour a bit to what the group wanted to see...More

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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

You are very kind. Thanks a mill for taking the time out to leave me and my tour such a glowing review. I am delighted you had fun...I did too. Regards Brian Nolan

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Brian was fantastic. Easy going and very informative. We had four adults, a twelve year old and a 4 month old baby. All were entertained. I would definitely recommend a tour with Brian on your first day in the city.More

Thank kerry G
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Galwaywalks, Owner at Galway City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

I am very grateful for your glowing review Kerry. I do enjoy having children on the tours, aside from their natural curiosity, they always bring out an extra dimension to my stories. (and the baby was a dote). I do hope the rest of your...More

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Email the contact on their website is easiest but you can call as well
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Sorry for delay... I took a short winter break. I will walk any day that there is demand for a tour. Easiest way is to book through the website galwaywalks ...comes straight to my phone...unlike the tripadvisor questions... More
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