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“Relaxed, informative and excellent value for money”
Review of City Walking Tours

City Walking Tours
Ranked #2 of 20 Tours in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Martin McCrossan City Tours is the original and best tour of the city operating for over 20 years. The only Tourism NI 5 star tour of the city covering a range of subjects. Open 7 days a week tours at 10am,12noon,2pm and 4pm everyday only £4pp. Complimentary tea or coffee available. No need to book - just show up! Private tours also available on request with group rates . Step on guides available to do coach tours and part coach and part walk. Blue Badge Guide also available on request .
Reviewed January 5, 2011

I was really impressed with the tour. It was given by Mr McDonagh (I can't remember his first name, sorry) who was friendly and animated. The history of Derry is combined with the walk around the walls in such a way that you get a very good sense of the overall story and the most salient parts of it.

I think it is excellent value for money at £4 especially since it includes a cup of tea or coffee in a nice cafe. I would recommend this cafe for lunch- the staff are extremely friendly and the food is good.

Thank charlotte_hodkinson
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walkerderry, Owner at City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2011

Thank you for your review, your guides first name was John and it is great you were so impressed by our tour. The £4 price for the tour plus a FREE Tea or Coffee is indeed a great offer - thank you for highlighting this - Martin

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Reviewed January 4, 2011

What can I say? I was generally very impressed with the tour. With three tours per day, it was easy to book a tour at the last minute. I'm from the city, and familiar with the history, but the tour walk brought it all to life very vividly, as well as providing a few interesting bits and pieces I didn't know about. The guide was knowledgeable, approachable and entertaining and it was good to be able to relax afterwards with a complimentary coffee in Java café.
Definitely one to recommend.

1  Thank neilmcl73
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walkerderry, Owner at City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2011

Thank you for your detailed review of our tours. It is great how a story of the history of Derry can really bring the place to life and make you have a great understanding of what happened in the City and how it has shaped the city as it is today. Free tea too - glad you enjoyed that, it is a great perk and gives you a chance to chat about your experience of the tour with fellow tour walkers and guides - thanks again Martin

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Reviewed November 26, 2010

My class and I did the tour around Derry city last week with Martin and we all learned alot. From the Murals to the great wall that surrounded the city that the apprentice boys once had defended against King James the second. If we had any question, he would tell us everything there was to know about the topic and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that was going to Derry City to go on his tours.

Thank jonny4beale
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walkerderry, Owner at City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience on our tour, it was great ot have your class on our tour and we hope to see you all again in the future. Martin

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Reviewed November 26, 2010

very interesting and worthwhilw. its the best tour of a city i've ever been given. the facts were straightforward and simple.

Thank sweeney94
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walkerderry, Owner at City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2011

Thank you for your review - it is very much appreciated - and I am glad you had a great time on one of our tours - Martin

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Reviewed November 26, 2010

As a 16 year old i would not feel that a historical tour would be interesting but i found this one to be.Very happy with the service

Thank EoghanKerry
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walkerderry, Owner at City Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2011

Great to get a 16 year olds view on our tour - we have alot of schools that are encouraging youths to come on our tours as they get a real appreiciation of what their city has to offer - thank you for your feedback

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