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Top 5 Sightseeing Tours

If exploring the unsurpassed natural beauty and heritage of Galway and its attractions is your aim, you'll find a range of different tours here which provide an authentic Irish experience. Popular tours include visits to Connemara & Cong, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and the Aran Islands. A sightseeing tour departing from Galway offers you a creative, fun and informative experience and walking tours, eco tours and day tours are also available from most of these providers. Explore the panoramic landscapes and ecologically sensitive areas of the west coast, all accompanied by a friendly, knowledgeable guide. It's an ideal way to see some highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way!

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Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour

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A visit to the west of Ireland would not be complete without a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Day tours to the Cliffs of Moher and taking in The Burren depart regularly from Galway City. Tour providers generally make frequent stops along the route to allow you to visit the main attractions such as Dunguaire Castle, Doolin village, the Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen and the Aillwee Cave. You will have plenty of time to take an exhilarating walk along the cliffs and to rest while taking in the natural beauty of the place. Ireland's most popular scenic tourist attraction recently appeared in Harry Potter's Half-Blood Prince and previously in the movie classic The Princess Bride.

Lally Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 562905
Web: www.lallytours.com

Galway Tour Company
Tel: +353 (0)91 566566
Web: www.galwaytourcompany.com

Ireland West Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 395576
Web: www.irelandwesttours.com

Healy Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 770066
Web: www.healytours.ie 
 
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Connemara Tour

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Experience the wild beauty of Connemara, with its stunning patchwork of pale grey desolate mountains, rugged bogs, hidden valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, shimmering lakes and golden beaches. At the heart of Connemara are the Maumturk and Twelve Bens mountain ranges, and the dramatic setting of Lennane village at Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord and where the movie “The Field” was filmed. Close-by you can visit Kylemore Abbey to absorb the tranquil atmosphere, take a walk through the Victorian walled gardens and then relax in their famous tea rooms.

Leaving Kylemore enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Inagh Valley, the Quiet Man Bridge, Maam Cross & Oughterard before arriving home to Galway City, fulfilled after day immersed in natural beauty.

Lally Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 562905
Web: www.lallytours.com

Galway Tour Company
Tel: +353 (0)91 566566
Web: www.galwaytourcompany.com

Ireland West Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 395576
Web: www.irelandwesttours.com

Faherty Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 442913
Web: www.fahertytours.com

Healy Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 770066
Web: www.healytours.ie
 
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Aran Islands Tour

Aran Island tour galway Explore Inis Mór, Inis Meáin, Inis Oírr or all three islands and find a wealth of historic sites, adventure activities and cultural attractions.

Inis Mór, the largest of the three islands (14km x 4km) is the most popular with visitors and boasts the magnificent Dún Aonghasa, a stone fort standing precariously on the edge of a 100 metre high cliff above the Atlantic Ocean.

Inis Meáin is the second largest of the Aran Islands (4km x 2.5km) and is also the most tranquil. It was a retreat for J.M Synge, one of Ireland's most famous playrights. More recently it has become a centre for diving with its beautiful marine life and clear waters.

Inis Oírr is the smallest of the three Aran Islands (3km x 2km) and is a true gem with a variety of historic sites, scenic walks and cycles and points of interest for all visitors.

All three of the Aran Islands have good restaurants, pubs, craft and gift shops. There is a wide range of accommodation available including hostels, small hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs.

Lally Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 562905
Web: www.lallytours.com

Galway Tour Company
Tel: +353 (0)91 566566
Web: www.galwaytourcompany.com
 
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Galway City Tours

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Experience the beauty and heritage of Galway city with a Failte Ireland certified Tour Guide. A bus or walking tour of Galway is the ideal way to find out more about the heritage and history of the city while also getting the local advice on the best places to dine out, socialise and explore during your stay in Galway City. Perfect for both visitors to Galway who would like to get more out of their stay, and even for natives of Galway who would like to discover more about this wonderful city. The highlights of a city tour include a visit to Spanish Arch,  The Collegiate Church of St Nicholas, Lynches Window, Eyre Square, Augustinian Church and much more.

Lally City Bus Tours
Tel: +353 (0)91 562905
Web: www.lallytours.com

Galway Tours
Tel: +353 (0)86 4021819
Web: www.galwaytours.ie

Galway Walks with Brian Nolan
Tel: +353 (0)86 3273560
Web: www.galwaywalks.com

Galway City Walking Tour with Liam Silke
Tel: +353 (0)86 3480958 / +353 (0)91 588897
Web: www.walkingtoursgalway.com

Galway City Walking Tour with Fiona Brennan
Tel: +353 (0)87 2903499
Web: www.galwaywalkingtours.com

Galway Tourist Train
Tel: +353 (0)87 2188314
Web: www.galwaytouristtrain.com

Horse drawn carriages
In good weather, in summertime a favourite way to see Galway City is by horse-drawn open carriages. Hours are 10 a.m. to evening and duration depends on requests. Carriages line up on the north side of Eyre Square next to the banners of the 14 Tribes. No reservataions needed, first-come, first-served.
 
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'Not The Normal' Tour

unusual tours galway Looking for a tour with a difference? Whether you like sightseeing on a Segway or meeting fellow travellers while enjoying the best city hotspots or taking to the sea or skies to get a different point of view, Galway has the right tour for you. Below is a list of tour providers offering a tour that doesn't involve a coach ride or a souvenir shop!

Kayakmor Guided Tours
Tel: +353 (0)93 36097 / +353 (0)87 7565578
Web: www.kayakmor.ie

Give It A Go Sea Kayaking
Tel: +353 (0)87 1914911
Web: www.giveitago.ie

Aer Arann Islands Scenic Flights
Tel: +353 (0)91 593034
Web: www.aerarannislands.ie

Executive Helicopters Scenic Flights
Tel: +353 (0)9097 49764 / +353 (0)87 6703351
Web: www.executive-helicopters.com

Segway Adventure Tours
Tel: +353 (0)46 907 3905 / +353 (0)87 2286239
Web: www.segwayadventures.ie

Galway Whiskey Tours
Web: www.galwaywhiskeytour.ie

Galway Pub Crawl
Tel: +353 (0)87 7849035
Web: www.galwaypubcrawl.ie
 
Connemara tours
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Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.


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Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.


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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.


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