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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709
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Turas sa Tuaisceart

Bhíos ar thuras cóiste sa Tuaisceart ó 1-4 Lúnasa 2017. Bhí seans linn go raibh Michael Cooper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bandon, Ireland
Excellent Belfast Tour with Michael

We had the pleasure today to tour Belfast on tour bus with Michael. Really enjoyed this tour and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NW Alberta
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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 1 week ago

Bhíos ar thuras cóiste sa Tuaisceart ó 1-4 Lúnasa 2017. Bhí seans linn go raibh Michael Cooper againn mar threoraí do Chontae Aontroma, do Leithinis Inis Eoghain agus do Dhoire. Tá a chuid eolais do-chreidthe. Tá sé dáiríre, paiseanta - ní jab amháin atá i...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure today to tour Belfast on tour bus with Michael. Really enjoyed this tour and his incredible knowledge of the city, past and current issues. This tour was highly educational, informative and interactive. Was nice to get to see city sites like...More

Thank RamboNWAlberta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Researched the area and corresponded with Michael months before our tour around Portrush. The man is a walking history encyclopedia and loved the wealth of information he shared with us. So flexible and worked all of our special requests into our tour. Whatever your focus...More

Thank brelda
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 July 2017

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 9 July 2017 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 2 July 2017

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 1 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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 25 June 2017 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

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