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City Tours

11 Carlisle Road, Derry BT48 6JJ, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 27 Activities in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Limerick, Ireland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
55 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Our guide was excellent and you got a great feel of the City from a native and its history was put into overall context.

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Victoria, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

One of the best deals in Northern Ireland. For four pounds you get a one hour tour around the city walls and a free coffee or tea at the end. The tour guide gave an unbiased history of Derry and the Troubles. The town has some facinating stories and I like how the tour does not hide from their dark... More 

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Flanders, NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I graduated college with a minor in history and never experienced a professor nearly as effective as City Tours' John McNulty. He had all the communication tools to make this tour truly outstanding: extensive knowledge, wonderful humor, and passion. He is a proponent of total peace in Derry, and a wonderful ambassador for the city. My wife and I have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

City Tours really has the feel of a small, close-knit company. Our guide was Garvin (sp?), who absolutely oozed love and passion for Derry. He was a fountain of knowledge and very theatrical, funny, and entertaining. He also seemed to know everyone in the city, from Ivan Cooper to the Undertones, to Rev. David Latimer, who we were lucky enough... More 

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Cork, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

An excellent tour. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Derry. Keep up the great work.

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

we were escorted around derry city by martin mc crossan himself. the first man to invite visitors to walk around the city of derry and learn its great and turbulent history .Martin who displays great passion and insight delivers an impartial view of the many landmarks that are within easy walking distance of each other. the information was delivered in... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I organised a tour for 70 people, as part of Celtic Media Festival. As I'm based in Glasgow, I dealt with Martin over email initially. He could not have been more helpful. As it was an evening tour, I asked for a stop off in one of the local pubs for our delegates, a request that they were more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have been living in Derry for over 20 years and have been in business all of that time and this week, I had the opportunity to be part of a city tour with Martin McCrossan. What a tour! He is extremely informative, full of humour, totally respectfull to both traditions within the city and keeps his entire group interested... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

My friend and I are two college girls staying in Derry for a couple weeks and working on a documentary. After taking a tour with one of the guides, John, we asked if he'd be willing to do an interview. He recommended that we talk to Martin who in turn offered to give us a private tour of whatever we... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Wow! We did the walking tour of the wall. Our two teenagers along with me & my hubby give this a perfect 10. Garvin, our guide, was incredible. Knowledgeable, entertaining, and dedicated to his city. This is a MUST do.

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