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McNamara's Famous Guided Walking Tours

94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 6SR, Northern Ireland
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Very Informative Walking Tour

We did this on our 3rd day in Ireland, whilst visiting several sites in Northern Ireland. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
QGJohn
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Davie, Florida
Excellent!

Our contiki group participated in a walking tour of the city center and walls with Ronan. He was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TMM818
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Bunbury, Australia
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McNamara Tours offers varied and engaging walking and bus tours around the historic city of Derry: - City Walls - Guildhall - St Columba's Cathedral - Tower Museum - Railway Museum
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94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 6SR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this on our 3rd day in Ireland, whilst visiting several sites in Northern Ireland. We parked at the Foyleside Mall, in their car park garage and tried to find exactly where to begin this tour. Turns out, it starts right by a mall...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our contiki group participated in a walking tour of the city center and walls with Ronan. He was absolutely captivating! Never have I had so much appreciation for someone sharing their time with us. The walk was so informative and in-depth, and time just fly...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Denise, daughter of the founder of McNamara’s Famous Guided Walking Tours, led our tour group through history as we explored historic Derry. We walked a portion of the ancient wall (Denise walked backwards while easily conversing) learning about the ancient wars fought. Important city sites...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Our family of six with children aged 14, 12, 11 and 9 had an amazing private tour with Ronan today. His tour was engaging and informative, such a knowledgeable, personable and passionate man!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend...we were lucky enough to have the daughter of the founder - she was informative, thoughtful, and a wonderful champion for Northern Ireland and its future!

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We were part of a CIE tour that visited Derry in early October. A guided city tour was part of our itinerary. Ronan was our guide and provided an unbiased historical perspective of the unrest in Northern Ireland over the decades (and longer). It was...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We had the pleasure of Ronan providing a Derry Walking Tour as an Insight Vacations excursion. Ronan is a great story teller with lots of fact based knowledge and history. An excellent speaker, Ronan's exuberance made everything vivid and history seemed to come to life....More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

My wife and I were part of a CIE tour group who spent a short time in Derry in early July. Ronan McNamara provided us with an engaging history of Derry's walls and the Troubles there in the 1970s and 1980s. He completed his talk...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Our guide was very engaging and really kept your interest. She really gave you the story of "The Troubles". A must see to understand what was going on at the time and how that affected Ireland.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Our group's walking tour on the walls of Derry was memorable because our guide, Ronin McNamara, helped us see the where and when along with the why, of the history of Derry/Londonderry. This was my favorite activity on our whirlwind trip through Ireland and Northern...More

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Debra W
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Response from OZreview1 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to book directly with McNamara's, or through the Concierge at your hotel. It is well worth the experience. Very passionate & knowledgeable. Enjoy.
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