Get your bearings and soak up some of Galway’s rich history on a walking tour of city. Stroll along the quay beneath the legendary Spanish Arch, remembering to pop into the Galway City Museum overhead, then marvel at the eclectic architecture of Galway Cathedral, located right on the River Corrib. In the evening, head to the nearby village of Doolin, celebrated as the traditional music capital of Ireland, where you can wile away the hours sipping Guinness in one of the historic pubs and listen to some of the world’s best Irish folk musicians.
Pay a visit to the mighty Cliffs of Moher, where you can take in spectacular views over the Galway Bay, The Twelve Pins and the northern Maum Turk Mountains. Hike the famous cliff walk, a hair-raising pathway towering 214 meters over the Atlantic Ocean, or take a ferry out to the nearby Aran Islands, a collection of three historic islands, where the villages are still inhabited by Gaelic-speaking communities.