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Galway, Ireland Luxury Cruises

The city of Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay in the County Galway region of Ireland. The city is often referred to as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is famous for its lively way of life, as it is the host of a number of exciting festivals and events throughout the year. It also boasts a fine selections of restaurants, shops and bars at which both visitors and the local population can enjoy drinks or a meal with friends and family. Galway also boasts a collection of splendid attractions, including historic landmarks and buildings, fascinating museums and areas with stunning natural scenery. The city's vibrant and social atmosphere, alongside its variety of superb attractions, has established Galway as one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations.

Sightseeing in Galway

Galway is a fantastic place to explore, whether with the family or with a partner. A walk along the quaint promenade allows for fabulous coastal views as well as the chance to dive from a special concrete diving board into the Atlantic Ocean. Galway Bay offers visitors a range of activities including sailing, diving, fishing and boat trips as well as drives along the amazing coastal road from Galway to Spiddal. The area also boasts brilliant family attractions and activities including the Galway Atlantaquarium and the Turoe Pet Farm. Other notable attractions and landmarks include:

The Spanish Arch

Galway's Spanish Arch is one of the only remaining sections of the city's ancient defences. This fascinating and historic landmark sits near to a very popular park and the majestic River Corrib, which increases the arch's appeal as a beautifully placed structure.

Eyre Square

Eyre Square is a marvellous and spacious park, at which visitors can relax on the grass or visit a number of superb attractions, such as the statue of Paraic O'Connaire, constructed in 1935 to celebrate the life of the renowned writer who travelled the region with his horse and cart.

Dunguaire Castle

The historic Dunguaire Castle is situated in Kinvara and was erected by the O'Hynes in 1520. This impressive castle has been associated with the clans since 662AD when Guaire, the King of Connacht, ruled the region. The castle was purchased by the major of Galway during the 17th century, who then sold it on to Oliver Saint John Gogarty. The structure is now a popular tourist attraction, allowing guests an insight into the region's rich culture, history and heritage.

Shopping in Galway

The major pedestrianised shopping district of Galway can be found from the south of Eyre Square on streets such as Williams Street, Shop Street and Quay Street. Alternatively, Eyre Square Centre is the town's main department store. Galway Market, located on Church Lane besides St. Nicholas Church, is a great place to purchase locally produced hand-made arts and crafts.

Eating Out in Galway

A wide range of culinary options are available in restaurants and cafes situated across the city of Galway. Visitors will find everything from delicious seafood dishes to tempting international cuisine at eateries around the centre of town, alongside a number of popular fast food outlets.

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North Sea Sojourn - London to London
  22 May 2021
  Oceania Sirena
  22 nights
  United Kingdom

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  10 nights
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  Azamara Journey
  12 nights
  United Kingdom

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  Oceania Sirena
  10 nights
  United Kingdom

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  Oceania Sirena
  20 nights
  United Kingdom

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  Seabourn Quest
  14 nights
  United Kingdom

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  Azamara Quest
  12 nights
  United Kingdom

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  25 June 2022
  Oceania Sirena
  8 nights
  United Kingdom

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  03 July 2022
  Oceania Sirena
  10 nights
  United Kingdom

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