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Derry Blue Badge Guide

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About Derry Blue Badge Guide
Michael Cooper offers fantastic guided tours of Derry and the wider north of Ireland which are great value and extremely informative. Michael Cooper is the only Blue Badge guide in Derry-the highest accreditation in the guiding industry. Michaels tours are available on foot or by private vehicle hire. He also offers step on guides for coaches whether half day, full day or all Ireland. Michael guarantees the best rates in the industry-for example a private hire tour of the Giants Causeway is only £120 for up to four people. Tour options include Derry (including the city walls and Bogside murals), the Causeway Coast (including the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distlliery and Carrick a rede ropebridge), Glens of Antrim, Sligo, Fermanagh, Belfast, Armagh, the Sperrins as well as trips to Inishowen, the Donegal Highlands, south Donegal (including Slieve League seacliffs) Arranmore island and Dublin. Michael specialises in political tours which describe the origins and events of the conflict in the north of Ireland as well as the peace process. He is also a published historian and elected representative in the local government in Derry giving him a unique insight into the ongoing peace process and the ability to organise Q &A's with ex-prisoners and colleagues involved in the peace process negootiations.
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

My wife and I and our 4 sons (ages from 17 to 28) recently toured Northern Ireland with Red and we could not be happier with our experience! On the first day, Red picked us up at our Belfast hotel and proceeded to show us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were a group of 3 adults and 3 teenage boys. We organized two separate day tours out of Dublin with Michael Cooper to Northern Ireland. From the beginning, Michael was very accommodating in helping plan an itinerary. At the last minute, we received details...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We've done the Malin Head tour and It was perfect! Michael is a great person and really funny. One thing that I appreciate is that the day before of the tour I told him about making some changes on the route and he answered me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel B
Reviewed November 10, 2018

If you, like us do not want to drive, then it is essential you contact Michael Cooper to get you about. Remember it’s not just getting you from place to place on time comfortably but being able to deviate from the main roads. In our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit of Derry managed by Michael Cooper ! We have learn a lot about Ireland story and the political events in Derry. Micheal had realize the perfect visit trought the story of this visit. It was exactly what we wanted ! Thanks a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Aidan, our guide for our tours of Derry (murals, the Troubles, Bogside, etc), the Giant's Causeway, and Belfast, was outstanding. Derry-born and raised, he was personable, and knowledgeable to the utmost -- even providing a first-hand account of his experience in the Bogside on Bloody...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We contacted Michael through the Derry Blue Badge Guide Website and were provided with information and suggestions for the tour we were looking for. We found him to be very accommodating right from the beginning. We greatly enjoyed our full day tour visiting some of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This is the second year in a row that Michael and Aidan have taken us on tours we designed ourselves. Both our experiences were absolutely fantastic in every way. We simply cannot express just how good their service was in every respect. They both are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Fantastic experience. Corresponded with Michael via email and confirmed the details he offered/we sought. My family emigrated from Co. Donegal to the US mid 19th century and we were taking three generations to explore Ireland and do a little genealogy sleuthing. Michael was aware of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grant M
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We had a wonderful 2 days exploring the Donegal Highlands and Derry City with our exceptional guide Aidan. Even though we are familiar with the history of Ireland, he provided so much more in terms of detail and real stories with unbiased clarity. He was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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