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DC Tours - A History of Terror

| Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
+44 7716 949460
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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour
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A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour covers 2 miles and visits 8 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 has been named 'Belfast Tour of the Year' for 2017 by the Luxury Travel Guide. Led by guides who are natives of Belfast and Conflict Historians, the tour is unbiased, educational and factual and has been described as 'Great value and a fantastic experience'. From January 2017 the tour is available every day, but must be booked in advance. It normally runs in the mornings from Sunday to Friday, and on Saturday afternoons. Please email us to confirm times and availability or book online on our website.
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“walking tour” (61 reviews)
“guide paul” (18 reviews)
“both sides” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
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+44 7716 949460

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Reviewed yesterday

Just got back from a wonderful trip which included Paul's tour. Mark was fabulous as I was a last minute request to join as I hadn't planned on getting up to Belfast for the day. So glad that they were able to sign me up....More

Thank TravelingDLB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting and moving. Paul had a lively story at every street corner about what happened during the Troubles, what it meant for the people and what it still means today. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Eveline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul was a wonderful and qualified guide and historian. He shared first person stories and gave very balanced information and historical background information. We were in a small group of 8 and it felt very personal and interesting. Very worthwhile tour. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small group walking tour around Belfast city centre, learning about the history of the Troubles, then visiting spots where there had been some 'action'. Very moving to hear the stories and be at the site. Stories from all sectors - army, public, activists. Guide was...More

2  Thank Sage L
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sage, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our tour, it's really appreciated! Especially as this is Gabe's first TripAdvisor review and he'll be so pleased that you rated his tour as Excellent! Thanks again! Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walking tour of 2-2 1/2 hours around the city centre is a different take on the North Ireland Troubles. Our guide, Paul Donnelly, showed how small the city is, explained the descent into sectarianism but also gave a perspective of both sides. Paul is...More

1  Thank Kittyathome
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kittyathome, Thanks so much for reviewing our tour and for rating Paul so highly, you'll just have to come back to Belfast to do another tour with us! :) Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 of us took this tour not fully sure what it was about. Paul was our tour guide and he led us round the centre of Belfast and down to the water front telling us about what happened during the troubles. He showed us places...More

1  Thank Scotlandyoungatheart
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Scotlandyoungatheart, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. and for rating us so highly! It really means a lot to us to get such great feedback! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paul was my guide and he was fantastic. Very engaging and personable, he got to know each of us a little while we walked. It's about a two and a half hour tour but not a large amount of walking and easy paced. I barely...More

1  Thank Alison M
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alison Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. and for rating us so highly! It really means a lot to us to get such great feedback! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even on a rainy day this was a fantastic couple of hours. Our guide Paul was a magnificent storyteller, enthralling and even-handed. It was a short walk from the town hall to the waterside with lots of stories on the way. We came away feeling...More

Thank MJHibbett
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MJHibbett, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. and for rating us so highly! It really means a lot to us to get such great feedback! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paul was a great tour guide. He explained the troubles in Belfast and Ireland impartiality and engagingly. I walked away with empathy for both sides of the issue. We were blessed with beautiful weather, but even on a cold, wet day this would be a...More

Thank Nicole H
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nicole, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. and for rating us so highly! It really means a lot to us to get such great feedback! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found Paul our guide to be knowledgable and passionate about the history of Belfast. The tour was informative and interesting, covering a lot of the dark history of the city centre. He also applied personal accounts and his own experiences growing up there and...More

Thank Tom W
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tom, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. and for rating us so highly! It really means a lot to us to get such great feedback! Best regards, Mark

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Lovely P
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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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Michael H
24 February 2015|
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Response from Missjane06 | Reviewed this property |
Umm, I just went on the tour. Best email them directly!
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