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Derry Walls Private Walking Tour provided by Derry Guided Tours

Derry Walls Private Walking Tour

Derry Walls Private Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
A private guide makes for a fully personal way to explore Derry
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
On this convenient private tour, you do more than enjoy an overview of Derry’s major attractions: you also walk the entire perimeter of its 17th-century walls. One of the best-preserved examples of a walled European city, Derry is rich in heritage. Learn about the city’s thousands of years of history, and admire views overlooking Derry and its landmarks as you go.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Walk the entire perimeter of Derry’s 17th-century city walls
  • Get an overview of top Derry landmarks during the tour
  • Hear details from the city’s long history from your guide
What to expect
Meet your guide at a time and place of your choosing—a private tour means you have convenience and flexibility on your side—and set off on a walk around the entire circumference of Derry’s 17th-century walls. Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, and the only completely walled city in all of Ireland, Derry has thousands of years of history behind it. During your private tour, your guide shares stories from the city’s past, from the earliest settlements thousands of years ago to its monastic period and the series of wars that marked its history. As you go, you also see the wall’s sights—including its seven gates and 24 hand-restored cannons—and admire views overlooking the city. The tour ends when you walk the length of the wall, at a time and place that is convenient to your itinerary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Walk the entire perimeter of Derry’s 17th-century city walls
  • Get an overview of top Derry landmarks during the tour
  • Hear details from the city’s long history from your guide
What to expect
Meet your guide at a time and place of your choosing—a private tour means you have convenience and flexibility on your side—and set off on a walk around the entire circumference of Derry’s 17th-century walls. Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, and the only completely walled city in all of Ireland, Derry has thousands of years of history behind it. During your private tour, your guide shares stories from the city’s past, from the earliest settlements thousands of years ago to its monastic period and the series of wars that marked its history. As you go, you also see the wall’s sights—including its seven gates and 24 hand-restored cannons—and admire views overlooking the city. The tour ends when you walk the length of the wall, at a time and place that is convenient to your itinerary.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Union Hall Pl, Londonderry BT48 6LU, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Union Hall Pl, Londonderry BT48 6LU, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    BT48 6LU
    Union Hall Pl, Londonderry BT48 6LU, UK
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  • 1
    City Walls
    Stop: 80 minutes
    Walled City of Derry.
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    Pass by
    The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall
    The Siege Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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chuckles62
Southend-on-Sea, UK38 contributions
We had met Gleann a few years ago when we went on his private murals and bogside tour, which was very informative and brilliant.
We booked his guided city walls tour with high expectations and this tour lived up to everyone of those.
Very interesting if you enjoy history and with Gleann there is always alot of fun as well. Westayed on the walls for the whole tour and the walking wasn't too tiring. There are inclines which may hamper those with some mobility issues.
However we managed and spent a wonderful hour and a half.
Highly recommend this tour
Written May 7, 2022
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gleannd2015
Hi, great to see you both back in Derry again. The Derry Walls tour has a hreat span of history. Glad you both enjoyed your tour again. Thank you for your review.
Written May 8, 2022
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Emma K
1 contribution
Family
Gleann was a fantastic guide. So knowledgeable and friendly. He was so good with the kids and answered all their questions and had a bit of craic with them.
He also went at a pace to suit us as we had a pram and my father who is not long after an operation with us.
Really grateful and would definitely want to do another tour with him.
Written August 27, 2021
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Hi, thank you for your great review of your tour with us. I'm glad your family enjoyed their time as I enjoyed my time with your family. I hope tonsee you back in Derry again soon.
Written September 3, 2021
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Annika P
Hamburg, Germany17 contributions
Friends
Our stay in Derry was more or less a coincidence and thanks to TripAdvisor we found this gem of a tour. Gleann our guide walked us through centuries of Derry particularly rich history. He gave interesting inside into Derry’s troubled relationship with the English especially and we’d recommend this tour to anyone but especially those with a keen interest in history. We’d advice to pick some warm clothes for the tour for it is quite windy.
Written October 10, 2019
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Gary H
6 contributions
Gleann was our tour guide, his knowledge and personal experience about the history of Derry, Bogside and Bloody Sunday made this tour an unforgettable experience for my wife and I.Do not miss this experence. Thank you Gleann.
Written September 25, 2019
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Becca, Utah
7 contributions
I was amazed that Glenn had researched about our family (I sent him some details) and was able to tell us personal things about where they may have been at different times on the wall part of the tour. But the best part of the tour was seeing the Bog murals. Glenn's personal family involvement (his father was killed in the Bloody Sunday shootings by British) added so much engagement to our family group of ten. My 20-somethings knew nothing about this and were very moved by what we learned that day. They said it was one of the highlights of the trip. I concur. I loved the tour and gained a great appreciation for what happened during the Troubles. I was in high school when it was going on and I never really understood the issues. Thank you to Glenn.
Written July 2, 2019
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gleannd2015
Hi, It was no trouble to do a bit of research in to your family heritage and Irish roots. You have a fantastic family and glad thay they took something from the tour and made your trip home more memorable.
Written July 16, 2019
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paul
2 contributions
Couples
John was a great guide, informative & funny. The tour is very interesting with great views of the city. Definitely the first thing to sign up for in Derry. A great city
Written June 1, 2022
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oonagh m
5 contributions
we recently did the Derry walls tour with Gleann. great tour great history we really enjoyed it. thanks again Gleann
Written March 14, 2022
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gleannd2015
Hi Oonagh, thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed Derry and the history.
Written March 15, 2022
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Orla M
1 contribution
Friends
As we had accidentally booked the wrong tour Gleann was very flexible and changed to the one we wanted. He was very friendly and his tour was excellent!
Written July 26, 2021
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gleannd2015
Hi Orla, thank you for your great review of your tour. These things happen with tours and it was no trouble at all to adapt the tour. Glad you both enjoyed it.
Written July 27, 2021
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Susan M
1 contribution
Couples
Gleann was a brilliant guide who explained the story of the Derry Walls.
Would reccomend to do this tour to everyone.
Written June 20, 2021
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gleannd2015
Thank you for your review of the Derry Walls tour. The walls are a great vantage point overlooking quite a bit of the city. Derry's history is vast and I was happy to share it with you.
Written July 27, 2021
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Ben D
4 contributions
Laura was an excellent guide and I would strongly recommend this tour - very informative with lots of the little detail often missed on these kind of tours
Written November 18, 2019
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jasonbbarber
jasonbbarber
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Very informative, great tour guide and excellent value. Definitely recommend!
Superb tour of Derry, both in terms of the historical/political side of the city as well as the more recent Derry G
wobblybaker1370
wobblybaker1370
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Brilliant tour
Fantastic tour. Gleann was a fantastic guide who made you feel really relaxed. He was extremely knowledgeable and g
redxdress
redxdress
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Top Notch Tour
I can't recommend this experience highly enough! After carefully considering our options, I chose this tour and go
TommyLennon
TommyLennon
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Living history
Gleann took us around his community and explained the history around Derry from the plantation right up to current
Robin K
Robin K
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fascinating tour with an emphasis on political history
Gleann Doherty offers an outstanding tour of Derry - he is warm, affable, and given his personal connection to Derr
louieman15
louieman15
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Passionate and fun!
Great tour! Gleann is super knowledgeable, funny, insightful, and engaging. I know the show pretty well but he clea
Roosters4
Roosters4
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Fun but educational and important
Gleann combined the fun of the “Derry Girls” with a wealth of historical information. My daughter and I really enj
annemY2346PP
annemY2346PP
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Great tour experience in Derry
Very informative, guides were engaging & were very well informed and duration was just right. Very enjoyable experi
357janam
357janam
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Fascinating!
Glenn Doherty is an excellent guide. He explained the history, pointed out important sites and patiently answered q
DJSRByrne
DJSRByrne
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Loads of history & laughs from start to finish
Gleann was very knowledgeable both of the history of Derry & The Derry Girls show.Great allround fun tour & well wo
BelfastTaddles
BelfastTaddles
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Brilliant tour
Thoroughly enjoyed our Derry Girls tour with Gleann, both the adults and kids loved it. Gleann was a brilliant gui
DayTrip282931
DayTrip282931
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Fun tour
We loved Derry and Gleann our tour guide. Seeing all the sites of the show was so fun. Gleann knew more about th
CosmoLady
CosmoLady
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Wonderful private tour
Glean was a wonderful tour guide. Boy, does he know his Derry girl episodes!! He was so enthusiastic. I can not wai
K7780HFdenisem
K7780HFdenisem
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Excellent
Great fun , Gleann was accommodating and very informative not just about the programme but also the history of Derr
Peter O
Peter O
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Very thought provoking and interesting!
Gleann was an excellent guide, both friendly and very knowledgeable. There were 6 of us and we all felt that we had
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