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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709
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Belfast tour

Did a tour today,on bus. Michael was quite knowledgeable. Gave history of Belfast and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
Excellent tour of the Causeway Coast with Neil McLaughlin. Highly recommended.

We spent a couple of hours at Giants Causeway—much more to see and do there than realized with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Michael Cooper offers fantastic guided tours of Derry and the wider north of Ireland which are great value and extremely informative. Michael Cooper is the only Blue Badge guide in Derry-the highest accreditation in the guiding industry. Michaels tours are available on foot or by private vehicle hire. He also offers step on guides for coaches whether half day, full day or all Ireland. Michael guarantees the best rates in the industry-for example a private hire tour of the Giants Causeway is only £120 for up to four people. Tour options include Derry (including the city walls and Bogside murals), the Causeway Coast (including the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distlliery and Carrick a rede ropebridge), Glens of Antrim, Sligo, Fermanagh, Belfast, Armagh, the Sperrins as well as trips to Inishowen, the Donegal Highlands, south Donegal (including Slieve League seacliffs) Arranmore island and Dublin. Michael specialises in political tours which describe the origins and events of the conflict in the north of Ireland as well as the peace process. He is also a published historian and elected representative in the local government in Derry giving him a unique insight into the ongoing peace process and the ability to organise Q &A's with ex-prisoners and colleagues involved in the peace process negootiations.
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30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Did a tour today,on bus. Michael was quite knowledgeable. Gave history of Belfast and the "troubles". For you Americans, he was easy to understand. Well spoken and welcomes questions. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours at Giants Causeway—much more to see and do there than realized with excellent cliff and waterside trails. Next crossed the Rope Bridge and had lunch at Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy, then onto Dunluce Castle and finally the fort of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to thank Michael for his responsivness, time and sharing his huge amount of knowledge of history which all guarantee any trip to be a success. Definitely the best experience so far - Michael makes any person feel comfortable and finds appropriate actions...More

Thank d0ire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael was an extraordinary guide. He helped me to plan my trip in the month before it and once there, he provided me with volumes of fascinating history. I highly recommend him! He really made the trip memorable. He gave so much insight into The...More

Thank SaraPeasley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 81 year old father on a trip back to his family roots of Derry City - he was born in Canada but the rest of his family was born and raised mostly in Derry as children. His life long dream was to...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took two tours with Derry Blue Badge Guide, once with Michael and one with Neil. They were both outstanding in terms of the knowledge I gained about Ireland's history and the professionalism exhibited. Both tours were in Donegal though we spent a great deal...More

Thank skyeport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Micheal gave us a tour of Derry that made very real events during the "troubles", especially Bloody Sunday. He spoke of events that happened with the personal insight that only someone who has lived in Derry can give. He showed us the way things are...More

Thank O5143SBmichaelm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative and enthusiastic tour of the Bogside given by George from Bogside Tours. Great to hear the history from someone who was born in the city

Thank juliewright836
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael Cooper was our guide to my family's roots. He took my genealogical information and researched just what we should see on our very informative day with him in Donegal. We found the ground the family rented for the 19th & 20th centuries as well...More

Thank ChipNance
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We (my Aunt, sister, and I) had a private tour with Neil of the Inishowen Peninsula. He was great. We hadn't spent much time in Derry yet, so he volunteered to walk us around the bogside and talk about The Troubles. After that it was...More

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