Different ways to see Galway

By foot, water, wheels there are so many options to choose from to see Galway in a traditional or quirky way. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of the coastal waters or the bustling streets of the city.

By Foot:

If you are looking for an in-depth way of seeing the sites of Galway City, a walking tour is a great way to see and discover all that the city has to offer. Galway is renowned for its Arts, Culture and History. Each July it hosts Galway International arts festival and was recently awarded European Capital of Culture 2020. If you’re looking to learn the history of the city, you can choose to use a tour company or if you would like to see it on your own, you can do so at your own leisure. By foot you can experience the hustle and bustle of the locals and tourists on Shop Street, discover the sites of Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle and much much more.


If you have a passion for cycling then why not pair up your favourite hobby while learning the history of the city you’re in and make it into the perfect way to spend your day. A cycle tour can give an insight into Galway city that you might miss by foot or by bus. You can explore the art, culture and beauty of the streets and the rest of the city of Galway. Cycle out Salthill Promenade and feel and sea breeze or cycle the Claddagh and enjoy the views. If you only have a couple of hours to spare it is the perfect way to fit all that you need to see and learn why people fall instantly in love with Galway city when they come here and discover why it is so popular with tourists. If you are a part of a group and are interested in doing something, Galway has another option of cycling for you to do. Pedal Power Galway offers a 15 seater bike that tours around Galway while working as team. It is the perfect tour for any Birthday party group, hen or stag group or a historical tour wanting something with a twist.

By Bus:

If you’re stuck for time or want to explore Galway city on a wet day, a bus tour is the ideal way to see the city. Galway offers hop on hop off tours if you want to walk and see the sites. It is a perfect way to see and learn about the history The Spanish Arch, Galway Cathedral and other tourist attractions from a professional tour guide and get all of your questions answered on the day. Discover the history of its medieval walls and why Galway city came about to exist. The top attractions visited also include Galway City Museum, The Claddagh, The Long Walk, Salthill, The National Aquarium, The National University of Galway and more.

By Segway:

Galway History & The Craic offers this unique and new way to get around and see the sites of Galway city. Each tour is 2 hours and is accompanied by passionate and knowledgeable local tour guide. On this fantastic way to get around Galway city you will glide through Galway’s ages learning about it’s medieval, Spanish and tribe influences. This tour is a great way to do something new while learning some local history.

By Train:

Galway City has it very own Hop On- Hop Off Tourist Train that carries you from the coastal scenery to Salthill and Claddagh and onto the warm heart of the city centre. It brings you to the medieval walls, Latin quarters bars and restaurants, castles of the city and to the Spanish Arch. It is a fun tour for a young family looking to see and learn about Galway City.

By Air:

If you are wanting to experience and see Galway County and its surroundings from a different angle, a helicopter tour is a great way to do so. Fly along the coast and see the Arran islands in all of their glory while learning the history of each island. See the 40 shades of green Ireland is famous for or the stunning views of coasts and see why we are so unique with our history and beauty. Experience this thrill while exploring Galway Bay and Ireland’s beautiful scenery.

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