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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

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Delve into the rugged wilderness of Connemara, an Irish county thronged with historic monuments and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Galway City. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the perfectly preserved Franciscan friary of Ross Errilly Friary and enjoy some leisurely free time in Cong, a picturesque village. Gaze at the tranquil surfaces of Lough Carrib and Loch NaFooey and discover the elaborate walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy a pleasant balance of guided tours and independent exploration during this enriching excursion.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.85
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$36.85

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

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This Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher cruise will take you to beautiful areas of Ireland that can only be reached by boat. Your guide will tell you about the history of the villages you encounter and point out highlights such as one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. This tour gives you the freedom to explore independently, hire a bike, or grab some lunch. A highlight is the views from the top of the Cliffs of Moher.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.42
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$61.42

Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided

Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided

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Home to rolling hills, shimmering lakes, and spectacular coastal scenery, the Connemara Peninsula is one of western Ireland’s must-see sites. During this tour, spin through the Connemara countryside in comfort by air-conditioned minivan as your guide talks of the region’s colorful history. Choose to spend your time exploring the beautiful Connemara National Park or the Benedictine Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian walled gardens. Pickup and drop-off in central Galway are included.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.41
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$57.41
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Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher & Cliff Cruise tour from Galway. Guided. Full day

Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher & Cliff Cruise tour from Galway. Guided. Full day

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Experience the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from both land and sea on this full-day tour from Galway. Marvel at the scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way; cruise out to Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands; then hike along the cliff-tops and enjoy spectacular views across the Atlantic.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.05
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$85.05
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Magical Inishbofin Island on the Connemara Coast from Galway including Lunch

Magical Inishbofin Island on the Connemara Coast from Galway including Lunch

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Explore the Connemara Coast without the stress of planning on a full day tour with round-trip transport from Galway City. In addition to small towns and landmarks often missed by visitors, the day’s itinerary includes rare views of the countryside and coastline from the bus and ferry. Freshly-prepared lunch and drinks are included for your convenience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.83
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$118.83
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Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong

Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong

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Hear what happened when Hollywood invaded the sleepy village of Cong in 1951 to make the John Wayne Classic The Quiet Man. The Quiet Man Film Locations Walking Tour brings visitors to the original film locations including Innisfree, Castletown, the Pat Cohan's Bar, the Dying Man's House, the Reverend Playfair's House, the fight scenes, the courting scenes and the "patty fingers in the holy water" scenes. Hear what the film stars were like, how they interacted with the locals and how the locals became involved in the making of the movie. The tour includes entrance to The Quiet Man Museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.57
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$24.57
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Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Come explore magical Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) off the coast of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way. Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. This self-guided package Includes a return ferry to Inishboffin Island from Cleggan. Walk the short distance from the ferry to the hotel, and enjoy some delicious homemade soup and sandwiches while watching a short video about the island explaining the fascinating heritage, history and geology of the island in brief. Then go for an invigorating self-guided walk, with maps provided around the scenic Westquarter Loop. The island is a great place for bird watching and the corncrake can be heard here every year. After your walk, return to the hotel for some freshly brewed tea/coffee and homemade scones before either boarding the ferry back to the mainland or staying on the island
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.72
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$35.72
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Galway City Walking Tour

Galway City Walking Tour

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This is an intimate tour with a local. The idea is to relay all information in a fun manner and to leave visitors with a very good experience, not just the bare facts. Galway is a vibrant, fun and energetic city and our tours will reflect that energy. Each tour is as new an experience for the guide as the visitor. No two tours are ever the same. That is what makes Athas Tours so unique.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.57
Price varies by group size
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$24.57
Price varies by group size
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Caherconnell Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

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Discover a thriving Irish tradition in a historic place with admission to Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations. Pre-booking tickets to the sheepdog demonstrations is a convenient way to take care of planning in advance. That means you can use your travel time for exploring the historic ring fort and watching the highly trained sheepdogs perform.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.28
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$12.28

Private Connemara Day Tour

Private Connemara Day Tour

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Explore the stunning and rugged scenery of Connemara in a privately chauffeured vehicle and take in some of the most spectacular scenic views in Ireland. Heading west from Galway city, the villages of Connemara will stretch out before you like a colorful road map of communities and hidden gems just waiting to be explored, from the bogs and lakes of the Gaelic speaking South Connemara to the mountain vistas of North and West Connemara. However, as dramatic and breathtaking as the landscape may be, all travelers know that memories and encounters are what make a journey unique and Connemara Chauffeurs will help make your visit to Connemara one that you will never forget.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$589.59
per group
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$589.59
per group

Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on horseback is a thrilling way to experience Connemara’s beaches and rugged coastline. Depending on your level of experience, you’ll safely trot or gallop across white sandy beaches while enjoying sweeping views of the sea. This half-day guided horseback tour is suitable for riders of all levels. Those with little or no riding experience will be given plenty of instruction to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your ride.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.52
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$219.52
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From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

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Our Connemara Day Tour from Galway gives travellers the option of a 3 hour stop to either explore the 3000+ hectares of the Connemara National Park or enjoy the majestic Kylemore Abbey, while taking in all the highlights of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.99
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$42.99
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Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

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The "Corrib Queen" departs from Oughterard pier daily (except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island. En route passengers experience awe inspiring views of the Connemara mountains, and experience the beauty of Lough Corrib's 365 islands.Having arrived on Inchagoill Island, passengers will be given a guided tour at St. Patricks monastic site which dates back to the 5th century. Leaving Inchagoill Island we continue our cruise onto the world-renowned Ashford Castle in Cong arriving there at approx 13:30. Passengers at this point have the option of taking the 1 km walk to the quaint village of Cong, famous as the location of John Ford's 1951 classic Hollywood movie "The Quiet Man". Passengers also have the option of enjoying the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle, The Oughterard Cruise ticket price includes admission to the gardens at Ashford Castle. At 17:00 passengers will then board the Corrib Queen for direct transfer to Oughterard, arriving at approximately 18:00.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.77
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$49.77
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Two Hour Walking Tour of Galway City

Two Hour Walking Tour of Galway City

Our guide will immerse you in the songs, stories, trials and tribulations of the people of Galway over the centuries. You’ll see how Galway has become one of the most attractive and liveable cities in Ireland in recent times, with a young population and a well-deserved reputation as a centre for theatre and the arts. This tour will bring alive to you the bustle of medieval ‘Galvia’ where Irish was the native tongue, but where also the patter of Spanish was heard on streets teeming with visiting merchants and sailors from Andalucia. And in those same streets and pubs today you’ll still hear the lilt of Gaelic and the strains of Irish music played on the fiddle and on the uilleann pipes. Can you feel it? Welcome to Galway!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
per group
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$220.00
per group
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Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Walk the rugged trails of the Wild Atlantic Way in the company of a dedicated guide on this private tour. While enjoying personalized attention from your guide, you'll cover three sites of historical significance within Connemara as well as two Signature points on the walking route. You can walk at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$691.54
per group
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$691.54
per group
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Private Driver / Guide

Private Driver / Guide

Many tours are set to an itinerary. Not this tour. You have your driver for the day and he will take you wherever you wish to travel to. Your driver will, of course, be well able to offer you plenty of advice on possible destinations and points of interest. The possibilities are endless!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,535.39
per group
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$1,535.39
per group

Galway Top Highlights & Claddagh Village Walking Tour

Galway Top Highlights & Claddagh Village Walking Tour

Discover the medieval heart of Galway and learn about the origins of the city. With our small group tour you will enjoy a solid introduction to Galway city and its many must-see top sights while your expert local guide makes sure your tour experience is engaging and authentic. This tour is go-to for everything relating to Galway’s history & heritage.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.16
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$33.16
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Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Guided. Full day.

Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Guided. Full day.

With pick up included from your hotel, hop on board as we travel west into the scenic region of Connemara, famed for its wild and rugged land and seascapes. Our first castle visit is to Aughnanure Castle. Built by the O’Flahertys in 1500, this castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Next stop in the quaint village of Oughterard for a short coffee break. Weaving our way through scenic Connemara, our next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, founded by English industrialist Mitchell Henry and now a Benedictine monastery. Spend the next few hours exploring this romantic abbey, its victorian walled gardens and Gothic church. We head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful town of Clifden. En-route (weather permitting) we drive the famous Sky Road. Travel onto to Ballynahinch Castle and take a short break to explore the castle and estate grounds including the walled garden before enjoying some delicious tea & scones before returning to Galway City.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.62
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$108.62
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Shore Excursion: Full-day Connemara and Inishbofin Island Tour from Galway

Shore Excursion: Full-day Connemara and Inishbofin Island Tour from Galway

Discover the rugged Connemara coast and cruise out to explore the island of Inishbofin on this full-day tour from Galway. Ride the ferry across the Atlantic to Inishbofin; enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or paddle boarding at the island’s beaches; look out for wildlife including dolphins, seals, puffins, and guillemots; and enjoy lunch at a typical Irish pub.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.42
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$124.42
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Old traditional Irish storytelling tales from Connemara, Guided 2 hours.

Old traditional Irish storytelling tales from Connemara, Guided 2 hours.

Listening to a traditional Irish storyteller around a fire has to be one of the best ways of immersing yourself in Irish culture. A wonderful opportunity to have a story teller come to you at your hotel or local pub.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$493.71
per group
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$493.71
per group
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Walking cultural & history tour: Pearse's Cottage & Derrigimlagh,Guided Full Day

Walking cultural & history tour: Pearse's Cottage & Derrigimlagh,Guided Full Day

Discover three fascinating sites of international historical significance walking the wild and rugged landscapes of breathtakingly scenic Connemara, with a local tour and walking guide. Min 1 max 20 pax. Available 5 March to 30 November
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.16
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$127.16
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Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day.

Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day.

With pick up included from your hotel, hop on board as we travel west into the scenic region of Connemara, famed for its wild and rugged land and seascapes. Our first castle visit is to Aughnanure Castle. Built by the O’Flahertys in 1500, this castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Next stop in the quaint village of Oughterard for a short coffee break. Weaving our way through scenic Connemara, our next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, founded by English industrialist Mitchell Henry and now a Benedictine monastery. Spend the next few hours exploring this romantic abbey, its victorian walled gardens and Gothic church. We head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful town of Clifden. En-route (weather permitting) we drive the famous Sky Road. Travel onto to Ballynahinch Castle and take a short break to explore the castle and estate grounds including the walled garden before enjoying some delicious tea & scones before returning to Galway City.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,086.15
per group
From
$1,086.15
per group
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A taste of the Craic: An audio tour exploring Galway's local gastronomy

A taste of the Craic: An audio tour exploring Galway's local gastronomy

Discover Galway’s Latin Quarter and West side with me and the medium of fine Irish cuisine, locally sourced produce and internationally celebrated beverages. Rolling pastures meet the wild Atlantic here, and you’ll find out why this location has helped to make the city such a food lovers' destination. And it has the craic too! On this self guided audio tour along the Latin Quarter’s medieval streets, I’ll tell you about the evolution of our cuisine from the Bronze Age to our recent culinary revolution. There’s a full course of information, including: • The answer to which came first, the bacon or the egg • A primer on spuds and Ireland's relationship with the humble potato • A guide to spotting the Salmon of all Knowledge • An introduction into Ireland's whiskey heritage just long enough to wet your lips
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  • 40 to 55 minutes
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$6.99
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$6.99

 The best of Galway walking tour

The best of Galway walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Which world famous actor born here? What symbolize Claddagh Ring is Galway’s? You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Galway is home to the longest place name in Ireland, Muckanaghederdauhaulia, which means “piggery between two briny places”. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Galway. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$490.10
per group
From
$490.10
per group
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