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City Tours

11 Carlisle Road, Derry BT48 6JJ, Northern Ireland
44-28-7127-1996
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Ranked #1 of 19 Activities in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Martin Mc Crossan City Tours Martin McCrossan is one of the longest established guides in Derry/Londonderry, all his guides are personally trained by... more »
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English first
Gold Beach, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We very much enjoyed this short and inexpensive walking tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a great ambassador for the city. We would highly recommend it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We attended the walking tour at the end of the summer and realized it was very one sided and doesn't reflect both communities. The guide presented his tour in a way that we as Protestants felt unrepresented and also the persecutors. (His message was very much how the republicans allegedly won the conflict). The crimes of the republicans are dismissed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in Derry take this tour, its cheap and worth so much more. I went with a tour guide up North that included this tour, and I am so glade they did it. Our tour guid, Gharvin (sp?), was passion in the stories he told. He lived through what happen and wanted us to hear the stories, and... More

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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A group of us took the tour, Martin came with us on our tour bus. It's not a huge city but so much has happened there, it took us nearly 3 hours. He maintained a balanced, non political commentary whilst telling the story of the city, including his own, very engaging and enthralling personal history. A trip to the St... More

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I were in Derry/Londonderry and few days ago and took this City Tour. We weren't going to be in the area for very long so it was the perfect way to get a flavor for the city and a good overview of it's history. Our guide did a great job and it was well worth taking the... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A group of us were led on a guided tour by Martin. Very informative. He does his job with a real passion and pride and he clearly loves his city, its people and the tourist attractions. Derry has seen some dark days in the past but with enthusiastic people like Martin spreading the message there will be many bright days... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Martin McCrossan walking tour was rated highly in Rick Steve's Ireland, so we tried it. You just show up in front of the big indoor shopping center at 11 Carlisle Street and you can pay after the tour. Our guide, Garvin was fabulous! He is a lifelong resident who loves his city, and was able to explain the history... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Had been working in Derry on and off for many years, never done anything touristy in it until earlier this week when I took this tour as part of a larger organised event. Captivating from start to finish - some magical moments that will forever stay in my memory and all deliver in a humerous and insightful way by our... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I need to single out how fantastic our tour guide, Garvin, was. I think he might be the best guide I have ever seen. He truly loves his city and you feel it in every story and gesture. I felt he was able to convey Derry's struggle and successes perfectly, while never being boring. Also, he seems to be loved... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On Saturday myself and my friends took the tour with Garvin Kerr, tour guide with Martin McCrossan tours. Award winning is so well deserved. From start to finish Garvin made the tour interesting, informative and hilarious, such a natural story teller we were amazed the tour took 1.5hrs it went so fast. Garvin was very knowledgeable, friendly and as said... More

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