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County Galway 2021 Holidays

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Plan your County Galway holiday with Expedia

  • Our 2020 bundled deals are currently unavailable, but you can now book our 2021 holiday packages deals. Buy your accommodation, flight or car together and get extra savings on your next trip!
  • We have selected for you amazing deals on incredible hotels in County Galway. Have a look simply by using the search bar above.
  • Most hotels come with free cancellation, because we believe that flexibility matters now more than ever!

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Top hotels in County Galway

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway
Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway
4 out of 5
Sandy Road, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €79 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)


Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway
4 out of 5
Quay Street, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €79 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (979 reviews)
Good location... rooms need renovation.

"Room clean but very dated. No extras like free bottled water or toiletries (only shampoo & shower gel/hand soap pumps) in room. Friendly reception staff. Was able to check in online and leave key in box on check out due to covid restrictions. Excellent location for city centre and under 30 minutes ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

Jurys Inn Galway
The Connacht Hotel
The Connacht Hotel
3 out of 5
Dublin Road, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €68 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"We had a great couple of days at The Connacht Hotel, the staff were friendly and professional. The food was excellent , great atmosphere in the bar, and with easy access to the city center, Salthill and Connemara and all it's beauty, The Connacht IS THE PLACE TO STAY."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

The Connacht Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in County Galway

Galway Holiday Guide

With a rich literary tradition, a thriving arts and music scene and remarkable architecture, Galway has a reputation of being one of Ireland’s cultural hotspots. The city’s history goes as far back as the Middle Ages, which is reflected in the architecture that surrounds you wherever you go in the city. But it’s not just the city that’s must-see; the surrounding area offers idyllic nature and historic castles as far as the eye can see.

Cultural Delights

With so much to see, it’s worth joining a walking tour in the city to learn about the main attractions from the experts. Make sure you check out Galway City Museum , which contain countless excellent exhibitions spanning as far back as the area’s prehistoric past. Not far away is the Spanish Arch, an extension of the city wall dating back to 1580, while the St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Lynch's Castle are both excellent examples of Galway ’s medieval architecture.

Even outside Galway there’s plenty to see. Visit Kylemore Abbey with its magnificent gardens, or perhaps take a day-trip to the pretty town of Clifden. A 30-minute drive from Galway is the fabled Dunguaire Castle , a 16th Century tower house name after the legendary King of Connacht.

Nightlife and Celebrations

When it comes to nightlife, only a few cities in the country can compete with Galway. Once the evening hits you will be spoiled for choice by the countless jazz bars, pubs, theatres, comedy clubs and other entertainment venues that crowd the city street.

If you can, it’s worth booking your holiday to Galway during one of the many events that run throughout the year. In summer, there’s the Galway Races, Galway Cathedral Recitals and the Galway Arts Festival, to name but a few. Then the foodies come out to play for the Oyster Festival in September.

Thanks to the Gulf Stream on the north Atlantic coast, Galway maintains a pretty continuous mild climate. In winter, the average temperature is a balmy 9°C, while the summer months (when most tourists come) offer a pretty pleasing average of 19°C. Who said Ireland was cold and wet?

Frequently asked questions

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Galway?
A: There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to accommodation in Galway. The most popular style are hotels. But if that doesn’t quite suit, you can also choose from private holiday homes, bed & breakfasts, cottages and much, much more.
Q: What does a Galway holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Convenient flights, welcoming hotels and a car to travel around in — and that’s just for starters. We also have an excellent selection of experiences and adventures. Browse what’s on offer and start creating your perfect holiday in Galway.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Galway?
A: We’ll let you in on a secret — it’s with our package deals. By booking your Flights, Hotels and Rental Car with a little help from Expedia, you’ll pick up deals that’ll make your wallet sing. It’s as simple as that. Not ready to finalize that hotel or car just yet? Don’t stress. You’ll be able to add them to an existing booking at any time and still get access to terrific discounts. How does up to 42% off selected hotels sound?