Galway City & Connemara

Specialists in Wild Atlantic Way tours, activities and immersive experiences, Ireland Wild Escapes offers a range of authentic adventures and tailor-made tours of Connemara and Galway City, the City of Tribes.

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Authentic experiences in Galway City and Connemara – book your Wild Atlantic Way Tour today

Explore the City of Tribes, with its narrow, winding streets, medieval architecture and buzzing live music scene. Galway City straddles the River Corrib and is awash with historical and cultural treasures, including the 500-year-old-Spanish Arch and the lively Latin Quarter, with cobbled Shop Street and buskers adding to the vibrant atmosphere.

A Karst Limestone Moonscape

Explore Galway City & Connemara

Its coastal location means a holiday in Galway offers the best of both worlds. A visit to the scenic seaside suburb of Salthill, home to the National Aquarium of Ireland, is a must. Other top Galway attractions include the impressive Galway Cathedral, the huge octagonal dome of which dominates the city’s skyscape, and Eyre Square, a popular gathering place dating back to medieval times.

Meanwhile, the River Corrib, which flows through the city and out into the Atlantic, is one of the most sought-after stretches for wild brown trout and salmon fishing in all of Ireland. If you fancy trying your luck out on the water, be sure to apply for a permit way in advance.

Guided Tours

Experiences in Galway City
& Connemara

The Galway coast is studded with scenic, historical and culinary gems: Clarenbridge, home to the world-famous oyster festival; the pretty seaside village of Roundstone, a magnet for writers and artists; and Dog’s Bay, one of the most stunning beaches in Ireland, if not the world. Just a few Galway highlights you might consider including on your Wild Atlantic Way tour itinerary!

The breathtakingly beautiful wilderness region of Connemara National Park spans 2,000 hectares and comprises mountains, blanket bogs, heather-clad hills, forests and lakes. There are plenty of walks to enjoy, and you may even spot the iconic Connemara pony which roams the wild landscape here. 

Sustainability Conscious Tours

Explore the Natural Beauty of Galway City
& Connemara

Another ‘must’ for your Galway bucket list in the heart of the Connemara countryside is Kylemore Abbey, home to a Benedictine order of Nuns for over 100 years, and a world-class visitor experience, including the magnificent abbey itself – built in the 1860’s as a romantic gift for Margaret Henry, a 6-acre Victorian walled garden, neo-Gothic church and mausoleum. 

Be prepared to be wowed by magnificent Killary Harbour, one of only three glacial fjords in Ireland (the others being Lough Swilly and Carlingford Lough. The fjord forms a natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo. Experience its magnificence on a guided kayak tour.

Bespoke Galway City

& Connemara Tours

with Ireland Wild Escapes

Our tours of Galway City and Connemara reflect the rich diversity of this beautiful region, from food and culture, castle and fishing tours to beach horse riding, guided hikes in the Connemara National Park and sailing aboard a traditional Galway Hooker.

Food Tours Galway

Get a flavour of Connemara on a fabulous food tour. ireland Wild escapes offers complete culinary immersion, sampling local cheese, seafood, craft beer and more in the company of one of our charismatic local guides.

“Alex was there every step of the way and brought my vision further than I could have imagined!”

Jane DoeFounder of DAF

Foodie Walking Tour of Galway City

Available in French and English Languages


Wild Oyster farm tour & tasting

Private group max 8. Guided.


Sea Kayaking to the Connemara sea caves.

Guided. 2½ hours.


Turf Challenge in Connemara



Sunset kayaking in Roundstone Bay or a Connemara lake

Adventure & Activities in Connemara

Get a flavour of Connemara on a fabulous food tour. ireland Wild escapes offers complete culinary immersion, sampling local cheese, seafood, craft beer and more in the company of one of our charismatic local guides.

Galway Walking Tours

Ireland Wild Escapes’ walking tours are planned with great care to maximise your enjoyment and minimise the impact on the local landscape. From guided hill walking the Connemara mountains and a self-guided walking tour of magical Inishbofin, to guided walks with local historians, our unique Connemara tours are not to be missed.


Walking the Western Way.


Walking tour of Padraic Pearse’s cottage and Derrigimlagh in Connemara


Sail in a Traditional Galway Hooker

Private Group


Traditional Irish Poitin & Gin Distillery Tour

Private Group


Traditional Irish Sean-nós Dancing Experience

Private Group


Irish Traditional Drum (Bodhran) Making & Music Demo

Private Group


Connemara Pub Tour from Galway City

Unique Galway Experiences

As local experts, we take you to places beyond the obvious, those special places and magical ‘finds’ that only locals know about. Our unique Galway and Wild Atlantic Way experiences include a traditional Irish sean-nos dancing experience private guided tour of a poitin and gin distillery and a traditional Irish drum (Bodhran) making and music demo. 

Join us for a truly authentic Wild Atlantic Way experience, a guided sail in a traditional Irish Hooker. A sailing vessel unique to this part of Ireland, the Hooker is famed for its distinctive red sails and was used commercially for hundreds of years, right up until the 1960’s. Learn first-hand its fascinating traditions and technique. 

The Clifden Sky Road is a 16km panoramic driving route, which begins and ends in Clifden. The steep ascent is what earned it its name, and the views of Clifden Bay and its numerous islands are simply spellbinding. It is little wonder it appears regularly on lists of the best drives in Ireland. 

One common theme you will spot across all our Galway City and Connemara experiences, is a commitment to preserving the wonderful local customs and traditions that are unique to this incredible part of Ireland. We do this by using the very best local guides and carefully hand-picking our destinations and activities.

These are just a very small selection of our Galway City and Connemara guided tours. Start your adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way today.

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