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DC Tours - A History of Terror

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Address: | Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
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+44 7716 949460
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour...

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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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour
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Excellent way to really understand Belfast. A must do!

Above any high expectations. Take the tour if you really want to understand how life in Belfast has evolved in the last decades. Brilliant

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Quilmes, Argentina
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Above any high expectations. Take the tour if you really want to understand how life in Belfast has evolved in the last decades. Brilliant

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This was an absolutely amazing tour with a VERY knowledgable and informative guide. Paul literally lived through the Troubles and had many personal anecdotes to share to provide personal context. We even ran into a former mayor of Belfast that he knew ! I would highly recommend this tour over any other tour in Belfast. There was not much walking,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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We did the "History of Terror" tour last week as a private tour, with Paul as our guide. Both our guide and the tour did not disappoint! Paul is a fountain of information about the history of West Belfast - both the troubled part as well as the fun. We all had such a wonderful time! All of our group... More 

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Holbaek, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for the most inspirationel day..You are a fantastic storyteller. We enjoyed every minute <3 All the best 4* danish dynamite :D

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Hanne, Fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed our tour! Thanks a million for leaving your review and for rating us so highly! Mark More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this tour last Saturday with Paul. I would suggest you do this tour a day after you arrive and do some background reading on the situation there in the 1970's. The reason i say do this tour later because you'll walk around Belfast , have some beers, nice meal at pizza express and think its just a normal European... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi DR, Thanks for taking the time to leave your insightful and thoughtful review, it really does mean a lot to us to hear the impact our tour has on our guests. And thank you for rating us so highly, it's great to know how much you enjoyed your tour. Best regards, Mark More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul told the story of how the Troubles impacted ordinary people's lives in the early 1970's Belfast with sensitivity and immense knowledge. Suitable for both those who know quite a bit about the historical background and those who don't.

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Beatrix, Thanks a million for taking the time to post your review of Paul's tour and for rating us so highly. It's really appreciated!! Mark More 

Glass House Mountains, Australia
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THIS IS A MUST IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT RECENT HISTORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND!!!! We had heard good things about this tour and it lived up to what we'd heard and more. Paul is a fountain of knowledge and he answered our questions and put a balanced human perspective on things. I had very little knowledge of how and... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi nacnud, Thanks so much for reviewing our tour and for rating it so highly! It's hugely appreciated and really means a lot to know we lived up to your expectations! Many thanks, Mark More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 48 hours in Belfast, and chose to do a walking tour to find out more information about the city as we had never been before. Even though we are quite young, the tour was brilliant and really enjoyed finding out about the history and conflict in Belfast. Paul was amazing too, very informative and funny which made it... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Georgina, It's fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed the tour with Paul and your stay in Belfast. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the tour and for rating us so highly! Mark More 

Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was the most interesting city-walk I´ll ever done. Paul Donnelly knows the history of The Troubles, and he tells it with wisdom, with balance and with a true love of Northern Ireland. I´m from Norway, but I had no problem to understand the suffering and the impact this had on the people of Belfast. This tour made my... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi rvingels, It's really fantastic to hear what an impression Belfast and our tour left on you, and how much you enjoyed Paul's tour! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review, it's really appreciated!! Mark More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took a train from Dublin at 7:00 to see Belfast and had to return 2:00pm, so taking this tour was a perfect to get a very informed local's view (Paul'S) on the 70s-90s conflict and how the political, religious and historical events shaped the city and people of Belfast today. Anyone who enjoys history, politics and conflict, or simply... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Polyanna, Thanks for choosing our tour for your introduction to Belfast and for rating us so highly! Great to hear you enjoyed your trip so much! Best regards, Mark More 

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