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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
(0044) 7743175709
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Ranked #3 of 19 Activities in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Michael Cooper from derrybluebadgeguide.com offers fantastic guided tours of Derry and the wider north of Ireland which are great value and extremely... more » Owner description: Michael Cooper from derrybluebadgeguide.com offers fantastic guided tours of Derry and the wider north of Ireland which are great value and extremely informative. He is the only Blue Badge guide in Derry-Blue Badge guides are the most highly qualified guides available in the guiding industry. Michaels tours are available on foo on foot or in his car which is covered for private hire. He also runs the Free Derry Tours project which explains the Troubles in detail. A tour of the Giants Causeway with Michael is only £100 for up to four people which is remarkable value compared to other guiding companies. This tour includes the Carrick-a-rede ropebridge, the Giants Causeway as well as photostops at the Dunluce castle, Bushmills distillery and the Donwhill beach beside the Mussenden Temple. For those with less time there is also a half day tour available for £70. He also offers tours to Belfast, Armagh, the Sperrins as well as trips to Inishowen, the Donegal Highlands, Arranmore island and much more. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have cruised around the world and taken tours everywhere. But Michael is a stand out for his clarity, insights, knowledge of the history, and use of Irish Blarney.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Michael was for brilliant for the tour of Derry he took my family on. His first hand experiences in the troubles that occurred and his forward looking belief that despite the awful things that occurred on both sides, that a peace can and will work is very humbling. If you ever visit Derry, you should without question, book one of... More

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took my children and grandchildren to learn about my and their celtic roots this summer and we were fortunate to hire Michael Cooper for our guide in Sligo and Belfast, Ireland. He prepared so thoroughly for our time together and took us directly to the things that were so important to us. My grandmother's early history had been unclear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very well organized trip! We saw many different places such as Malin Head and Doagh Famine Village. The guide is able to give a lot of interesting information and there is enough time to enjoy each location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

MIchael Cooper was an exceptional guide for our excursion to Belfast and Antrim Coast. He explained the history of Northern Ireland in a way that helped us all to set aside our preconceived ideas. His sense of humor along with his knowledge as a native of the area, was very refreshing. Our visit to Giants Causeway was such an interesting... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our guide Adrian was staggeringly knowledgeable and made our taxi tour of Derry an interesting and moving experience. We would recomend Derry Blue Badge tours to anyone who wishes to know more about the history of Northern Ireland and Derry in particular.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were pleased that we decided to book this company. Our privately guided tour to Glenveagh National Park and area was spectacular. Adrian, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the entire area. We were able to see many places not accessible by coach. Adrian was able to answer all the questions we had and provided real background... More

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Oro Station, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took the Derry city tour and were given excellent insight and information into the history of the city and especially the murals and Bloody Sunday situations as I had asked for. Michael Cooper was to be our guide but other business came up and he had to get someone else to take us...we were happy with his choice for... More

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our Senior Citizens Club seasonal outing. We wanted it to be enjoyable, educational, interesting and endurable. So many day trips can be tiresome and dull for us seniors. So, we opted to go to Letterkenny, The Corn Mill, Ramelton, Rathmullan, Ballymastoker Beach and the Fanad peninsula. History and culture was our mission and we hired the services of... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

"We booked a half day tour of the Londonderry area on June 17th. Our guide and driver was Michael Cooper a Derry Blue Badge Guide. He gave us a most enjoyable tour mainly of the Inishowen Peninsular sharing his vast local knowledge and we can thoroughly recommend him. Thank you Michael. Liz"

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