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Our most recommended County Galway Walking Tours

  • From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Full-Day Guided Tour

    1. From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Full-Day Guided Tour

    Experience the unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes of Connemara and explore iconic landmarks on your own, such as the rivers and lakes that flow off the 12 Bens mountain range.  Stop in the charming mountain village of Leenane and take in the views of Ireland's only fjord at Killary. Then, get 2 hours to explore Kylemore Abbey and go for a nature walk in the Victorian Walled Gardens. Continue along the coast to the pretty Gaelic-speaking village of An Spideal to take a stroll amongst the many traditional thatched roof homes and admire the beautiful beaches.

    I really recommend it. You will get to see amazing places and beautiful landscapes. Also, Michael, the guide, is fantastic, he explains lots of things about history and culture.

  • From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

    2. From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at th...

    Really nice experience, the driver was incredible. The only problem is that there was not enough time on the national park. I, obviously, went to the peak of Diamond Hill, but takes one hour to arrive there and I literally took three photos and had to run the way back to not be late (and even like that I was about 5 minutes late).

  • From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

    3. From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

    Discover everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer on a guided full-day trip from Galway. Pass through charming villages along the coast and into the heart of Connemara. Meet your guide at the Kinley Hostel early in the morning and hop on the comfortable tour vehicle which will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill, and along the coast, through Barna, Spiddal, and Inverin. Listen to entertaining tales about the culture and history of the area from your professional local guide and driver. Enjoy stops along the way for tea and a visit to the Quiet Man Cottage replica. Continue through bogs and onto the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone next to Derrygimlagh Bog. Head along Sky Road and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic. Stop for 3 hours at the Connemara National Park. Take your time to explore the more than 3,000 hectares of bog, mountains, grasslands, and woodland...

  • From Galway: Cliffs of Moher Explorer Tour

    4. From Galway: Cliffs of Moher Explorer Tour

    Depart from the Kinlay Hostel at 9:00 AM and take the scenic journey along the Wild Atlantic Way, through the lunar-like landscape of the Burren and on to the Cliffs of Moher. Pass  the picturesque villages of Clarenbridge, Kilcolgan, Ballindereen, Kinvara, Ballyvaughan and Doolin. Turing right at Ballyvaughan, your local, driver/guide will take you south following the Wild Atlantic Way. Witness the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it battles the coastline of Ireland. Your driver / guide will drop you at the Quay at Doolin, from here you start your walk via the village of Doolin along the cliff path to the Cliffs of Moher. Have 5 hours to yourself and meet your drive/guide at the visitor's center.  Return to Galway via Lisdoonvarna, home to the world famous matchmaking festival held every September.

    A really beautiful hike along the cliffs but 5hrs is way too much time even at a leisurely pace. Felt we were just killing time waiting for the return bus ride even after stopping for coffee in the pub before starting the hike and having lunch and touring the interpretive centre after and this is the only reason I wouldn’t recommend this tour. If you can find your own way to the trail head you could hike up and back, or cab it back and probably have a better lunch in the local pub.

  • Galway City: Kayaking on the Corrib River

    5. Galway City: Kayaking on the Corrib River

    Set off along the River Corrib to the largest lake in Ireland with a small group of other adventurers and a knowledgeable instructor. This 3-hour kayaking trip is the perfect way to take in the natural wonders around you.   The River Corrib runs through the center of Galway City, connecting Lough Corrib to the sea. At 170 square meters, Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland with more than 1,000 islands and islets to explore. Come take part in a mix of open-water paddling, island hopping, navigating rocky and reedy channels, and observing nature. All the while, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas and amazing views from a unique angle. When you're finished, enjoy a hot drink to warm up.

    A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The safety instructions and demonstration before we sat into the kayaks were excellent, along with lots of additional tips shared on an individual basis over the afternoon, which really enhanced the trip. A fun way to experience the two water bodies, by starting on the River Corrib and then moving out onto the lake.

  • Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

    6. Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

    Experience Galway from a historical, cultural, and modern point of view. With your expert guide, discover key points of interest and get insider tips on food, drink, and other activities in the city. Start the tour at the historical Eyre Square area. Learn first about wealthy merchant families who made Galway one of the wealthiest places in medieval Europe. Hear further tales of invaders, visiting presidents, movie stars, and the local legends who helped put Galway on the map. Stroll through the medieval city center, with several stops en route to highlight the historical significance of the area. See sights like the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle, and Saint Nicholas's Collegiate church, among others. Get a glimpse of what makes Galway so important when it comes to its fame as a haven for artists. Learn more about cultural events such as the Galway International Arts Festival and...

    Gary was our guide and he couldn't have been better. He was really informative and really took the time to get to know our culture too. As we were his first walking group since Covid,it was a real treat to be guided round Galway by Gary. Thank you so much :)

  • Wild Atlantic Way: Sea Kayaking along Mannin Bay, Connemara

    7. Wild Atlantic Way: Sea Kayaking along Mannin Bay, Connemara

    Get off the beaten track and into a sea kayak at Bundouglas in Connemara for an unforgettable experience. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way from the salty waves as you set off on this exciting adventure. Expect to see stunning sea caves and arches created over hundreds of years by the power of the ocean, as well as a variety of marine life and perhaps even a dolphin. Kayak safely with your guides in and around the stunning Connemara coast and coves, and the magnificent cliffs near Cleggan Head. All necessary equipment is provided, including sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, and snorkeling gear. All you need to bring is your swimwear, a towel, a pair of sneakers you don’t mind getting wet, and perhaps a waterproof camera.

  • The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    8. The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    Experience the best of Ireland on a 9-day tour that takes you to the spectacular west coast, to Cork and Cobh in the southwest, and to Belfast and the Antrim coast. Spend a day exploring Dublin. Travel by rail and coach on a journey through this scenic and fascinating land. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station for a 07:00 departure to Cork. Visit Blarney Castle (admission included) and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. After time for lunch and shopping you’ll have a short tour of Cork city and a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh. This was the last port of call for the Titanic and where generations of Irish emigrants left for the New World. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, home of the Queenstown Story (admission included). Travel by train from Cobh to Killarney, where you’ll check in at yo...

  • From Clifden: Connemara Hill Walking

    9. From Clifden: Connemara Hill Walking

    Set the day aside, pack a picnic, and get ready to explore the magnificent Connemara mountains on foot. Enjoy the surreal natural beauty of the area, stopping to take in the picturesque views. Suited to both beginners and experienced hikers, choose to be fully guided or step-up the adventure by learning the art of navigation using a map and compass. The Twelve Bens, the Maam Turks and the Mweelrea mountains in Connemara, Co Galway are all dominant topographical features in Ireland with some of the most stunning views in the country and are a "must do" when visiting the area.

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What people are saying about County Galway

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 189 reviews

We had the best tour of Connemara with Michael, he was so knowledgeable and fun. We saw incredible sights and learned so much about the area. The pick up and drop off were so convenient. Would highly recommend. Thank you for a great day!

Superb. 5 hours was a perfect duration to fully enjoy the walk, the view, pick blueberries, have a coffee, feed the horses on the way and visit the information center. The guide was funny and very good. I absolutely loved this day.

I really recommend it. You will get to see amazing places and beautiful landscapes. Also, Michael, the guide, is fantastic, he explains lots of things about history and culture.

The guide, Michael, was really awesome. And the places of course are incredible. Lovely day.

Great experience! Very friendly guide. Plenty of time to do the whole trail.