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“Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of City Tours

City Tours
11 Carlisle Road, Derry BT48 6JJ, Northern Ireland
44-28-7127-1996
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Took this tour recently with John(?) and it was just brilliant. He gave us a terrific insight into Derry's eventful history, with a bit of humour thrown in to balance the unavoidable, darker aspects. The strength of this tour however is its unbiased, even-handed dispensation of the facts. We got a fair account of the history. (I have taken similar tours in Belfast and come away with a sour taste in my mouth from the dreadful bias depending on which guide you happened to get!). So well done John - you're doing a great job and at only £4 a head with a cup of tea thrown in at the end. Fantastic, thank you.

Visited April 2014
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“Incredible tour with amazing guide John”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We did this tour organised through Vagabond, another wonderful tour company. This walking tour was entertaining, informative and enthusiastic. John was helpful, considerate of a delicate area in history and incredibly easy to follow. He was clearly proud of his city, and very well informed. He answered questions considerately and was a wonderful ambassador for his city and country. Thank you for an excellent tour, recommended to all!

Visited April 2014
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“Really enjoyed it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

What a great tour. Generally I'm sometimes bored by things like this, however this was a fantastic tour. Really top notch, so informative, done at a nice pace and only after did I realise how much history is steeped in the walled city. Highly recommended

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“Best Walking Tour I've Ever Been On”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our guide Garvin in his distinctive, easy to find, yellow coat was by far the best tour guide I've ever come across in my travels. His love for his city and his eagerness to share it with you is phenomenal. Being taken around the city with a local and being encouraged to ask questions on the city's troubled past and have them answered without fear of reproach was excellent. A tour and a city I'll never forget.

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“A Lesson never to be forgotten.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ww took the tour with Martin McCrossan 25/4/2014. Waw! Such a balanced introduction to the history of Derry right up to where the city is today. Full of emotion and humor but also very informative. We were part of the Welsh contingent to the Pan Celtic festival. This will be held in Derry again in 2015. Will be recommending this tour to anyone from Wales coming over.Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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