The Essential Guide To Galway

This relaxed tour introduces you to the best places to eat, drink, see great art & culture, shop, and listen to wonderful music – essential for all visitors to Galway.

Where?: Spanish Arch next to City Museum

When?: 09:00AM

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: €19 (adult) | €12 (under 18) | €17 (full-time student) | under 5s free | Family ticket €49

*A small booking fee is applied to all bookings


This is the Essential Guide to Galway walking tour. It is the vital tour for introducing you to the the city of Galway and perfect if you are here for a day or two or longer. It is the perfect preparation for our other tours operating later in the day. Starting under the Spanish Arch, you’ll walk the medieval-walled streets and alleyways and discover hidden places to eat great food, drink wonderful artisan coffee, listen to (or join) a traditional Irish pub music session, get a perfect pint of Guinness, see art & culture exhibitions by local artists, find the best beaches, and much much more.

What to expect

Is it for me?

This tour is very popular and ideal for first-time visitors. It’s a great way to find out what there is to see & do in Galway and to get the knowledge you need to make the rest of your stay easier and more enjoyable.

Trip style

The tour is guided.

The trip is suitable for:

Solo travellers; couples; families; first-timers

Great if you have an interest in:

Local Galway
See & Do
Food and drink
Irish music, heritage, culture, and pubs


The tour is suitable for anyone who is able to walk at a steady pace. We’ll encounter some cobbled streets and a few steps along the way.


1/ Spanish Arch/City Museum
2/ Cultural Quarter
3/ Dominick Street
4/ Quay Street
5/ Shop Street
6/ William Street
7/ Eyre Square
8/ Return to Spanish Arch



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