Galway City Walking Tours. Fiona Brennan meets visitors at Eyre Square for an introduction to Galway, then walks with them to Shop Street, taking in the "Two Wildes," Lynch's Castle, Lynch's window, and St. Nicolas Church before continuing to the King's Head Pub and Kirwins Lane, finishing at the Spanish Arch. The walk lasts about 90 minutes and offers an excellent introduction to the city. Tours are available year-round and can accommodate visitor schedules. Center, Galway City, Co. Galway. 087/290--3499; www.galwaywalkingtours.com. From €12.
Healy Tours. Healy Tours offers historical sightseeing tours with professional guides, including the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Tickets can be purchased from the Galway TIO or on the tour bus. All tours run from mid-March to late September only. Book in advance (discounts available online) or from 9 am on the day at Galway City’s TIO. Buses leave from the bus station opposite. 091/770–066; www.bus.ie. From €35.
Heart of Burren Walks. Heart of Burren Walks has a 2½-hour guided walk with author Tony Kirby in June, July, and August (Tuesday to Saturday). The trail starts at Cassidy's pub in Carran at 10:30 am each day except Friday, when it starts at 2:15 pm. Highlights include the region’s rare global landform (limestone pavement), the renowned Burren wildflower mix, and several archaeological monuments. 087/292--5487; www.heartofburrenwalks.com. From €20.
Lally Tours. A vintage double-decker bus departs every 45 minutes from Eyre Square in June, July, and August (every 90 minutes in spring and fall). Lally offers hourly tours of Galway City from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm from mid-March to October. It also offers daily tours to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, returning to Galway around 4:30 pm. Eyre Sq., Galway City, Co. Galway. 091/562–905; www.lallytours.com. From €12.