Our Story.

How did Depot Adventures begin?

My name is John, and I started Depot Adventures to offer the kind of experiences I seek when traveling. I’ve worked in travel for a decade, and my picture-perfect travel experience happened back in 2009, when I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed kid in search of a year off.

I quit my job, put my things in storage, and moved from my home in Minnesota to Galway, Ireland.

I didn’t know anyone in Galway, so I was grateful when my flatmate-to-be, Rita, offered to pick me up from the bus depot and bring me to my new home.

Shortly after moving in, Rita organised for all her friends to visit and celebrate a holiday the Irish typically don’t: “American Thanksgiving.” They brought their instruments and played music and welcomed me into their community of friends. My nerves about living overseas melted away, and I began to crave that experience of being welcomed into a new community.

That pick-up from the bus depot meant a lot to me back in 2009, and I’ve been seeking out experiences like it ever since.

In the intervening years I met & married an Aussie and landed in Australia after a courtship that dates back to 2012 (I moved for good in 2016).

Today, Depot Adventures is one of Australia’s top-reviewed walking tour companies, and I work hard with a talented team of guides to provide the kind of feeling I experienced all those years ago at the depot.

Over 3000 walking tours given

And every single one of them was unique.

Where are we today?

After building the business for a few years, we’ve now hired a team of professional tour guides from all over the globe, who simply love to share their passion for their city with you.

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Gift cards are only redeemable for Depot Adventures tour offerings. Gift cards are not redeemable for any third party offerings, including but not limited to offerings from “Get your Guide” and “Viator”.