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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
(0044) 7743175709
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Ranked #4 of 19 activities in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

In January of 2014 I met Michael Cooper for an intensive and thorough tour of Belfast. I wanted to learn Belfast's political history. Michael did not disappoint. His expert knowledge of the past political conflict, the current peace process and the continued resolution to deal with these issues made the tour interesting. Combined with the venues he selected such as... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Discovery Tours has availed of Michael's guide services for our educational tours for the past number of years. He provides a very informative history of L'Derry and can address the complex situation with sensitivity and understanding from many different perspectives with a sense of vitality and depth of detail that does much more than simply inform my tour members. He... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My husband and I were the directors of a study abroad program which spent 5 weeks in Scotland and two weeks in Ireland. It was our first time to Ireland so finding the right guide was important. We could not be more pleased that we found Michael at Derry Blue Badge Guide. (By the way, Michael was able to recommend... More

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Toronto, ON
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

If you want to get to know a country, you must interact with the people who live there and experience day to day life. Our guide for 3 days was Adrian from Blue Badge. His experiences from a child to today were emotional and insightful. And his hope for his country's future made our discussions powerful. We provided Adrian with... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I spent a day in Derry-Giant's causeway-Dublin. The guide was excellent, absolutely worth the money.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Michael traveling through Donegal. While the scenery was breath-taking, the best part of our tour was the history of the region and learning about the complex politics of Derry. Michael is extraordinarily knowledgeable, and it was fascinating to hear a less 'sanitized' version of the troubles. I definitely recommend his tours!

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New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A cousin recommended that we book a tour of Derry with Blue Badge tours, so we did, and we have no regrets. Our guide was Michael Cooper, the owner of Blue Badge, and an extremely knowledgeable man. We thought we knew something of the "troubles" in Derry, but found that we actually knew very little. Michael did an excellent job,... More

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columbus ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Five of us took three tours with Michael and one of Belfast City arranged by Michael (guide was Jerry). We had an excellent time. Michael took us to Derry, Donegal and the Coast. We learned a great deal of Irish history and folklore. Michael was ever willing to answer any questions including many about the troubles. The van was roomy.... More

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

As a tour guide from the UK there is no way I am about to attempt to cover the history of Derry - I don't have the knowledge and it would simply not have been proper for me to attempt to relate the issues that this city has had to face both in recent times and in the past centuries.... More

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Alveston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was a member of a choir visit to Donegal over the last few days and we had a day trip to Derry, meeting Michael for a tour. We were all captivated by his knowledge and explanation of the history of the troubles and wish we had recorded this. We have had such a distorted view of Northern Ireland from... More

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