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DC Tours - A History of Terror

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About DC Tours - A History of Terror
A History of Terror is a 2 hour 15 minute tour. It covers 1.5 miles and visits 7 sites in Belfast city centre where some of the most historically important incidents of the conflict known as 'the Troubles' took place. You will learn about the Troubles, discover the stories of the people involved, the reasons why the conflict started, how the peace process took shape and the journey to the active, vibrant city you see today. It is the only Conflict & Reconciliation Tour to have been awarded an 'Excellent' rating by the Northern Irish Tourist Board and was named 'Walking Tour of the Year' for 2019 by the Luxury Travel Guide. Led by guides who are natives of Belfast and Conflict Historians, the tour is unbiased, factual and described as 'Great value and a fantastic experience'. The tour is available most days, but must be booked in advance. It starts at 10.30am.
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Reviewed yesterday

Gabe was an absolutely fantastic tour guide! Through his storytelling he clearly communicated complex political history in an engaging and interesting way. The tour is designed really well - foregrounding the experiences of local people and drawing on the guide's personal experiences. We went away...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time visiting Belfast and wanted an informative tour about ‘The Troubles’. Gabe was very knowledgeable and made the 2 hour trip a really interesting morning for us in Belfast.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank samuel52
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first time in Belfast and we always look to do a walking tour in new places. not already having a good knowledge of the troubles, beyond what we've seen in the news, the option of a neutral tour that explored both sides...More

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dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi stevenM783EF Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of our tour, it's massively appreciated and awesome to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations. Thanks for your comments and insight into the dynamics of the tour too - it's fantastic...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this tour on a pamphlet in my hostel, and it turned out to be one of the best tours I’ve ever done. Our guide, Mark, was incredibly knowledgeable and spoke from personal experience while still being unbiased the entire time. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicole C
dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Nicole C Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of our tour, it's massively appreciated. It was a total pleasure to meet you and it's fantastic to hear that you rate us so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 4 days ago

Gabe gave an excellent impartial walk through the streets of Belfast, bringing to life the history of troubles. I'm still reflecting on the "whataboutary" point. Really recommend for anyone who likes history & culture! (plus it gave lots of idea for food / drink after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John W
dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi John W Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did this tour with Gabe as our guide, he was extremely personable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, it was delivered excellently and the content was enthralling, we were fully engrossed in it from start to finish. I will definitely be trying the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Conor3333
dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Conor3333 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! We are looking forward to seeing you on another tour soon! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant tour - would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for insight and perspective on this fascinating and complex history. The guide was super-engaging, knowledgeable and friendly, and as a company I found DC Tours to be really helpful and accommodating. For local Irish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan G
dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Susan, Thanks a million for taking the time to leave your review. It was a total pleasure to meet you all and fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! We are looking forward to seeing you on another tour soon! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From moment one Gabe was welcoming, open and affable. Nothing was rushed and the pacing was really well planned out. The content, while troubling at times, was dealt with highly compassionately and honestly. I detected no bias and it was the human story that came...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 847jay Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. Thanks for your thoughtful and considered comments, it's fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago

Gabe is an amazing guide, who gives a factual and impartial tour. And we were lucky, despite high winds we had SUNSHINE. So wrap up warm, the winds can be sharp, and enjoy learning about the unique city of Belfast.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Establishmentslave
dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Establishmentslave Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My guide, Gabe, was excellent - full of forensic detail about what happened at the sites we visited & always ready to stop and answer questions. I dont think you can visit Belfast without hearing this story and this is an excellent way to learn.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SuzyCrCh
dctoursbelfast, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SuzyCrCh Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! Best regards, Mark

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Response from PatOcarson | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them directly, they are a small operation and depends on availability of the guide.
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Umm, I just went on the tour. Best email them directly!
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