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Derry Blue Badge Guide
Ranked #3 of 19 Tours in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Very well organized trip!
We saw many different places such as Malin Head and Doagh Famine Village.
The guide is able to give a lot of interesting information and there is enough time to enjoy each location.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

MIchael Cooper was an exceptional guide for our excursion to Belfast and Antrim Coast. He explained the history of Northern Ireland in a way that helped us all to set aside our preconceived ideas. His sense of humor along with his knowledge as a native of the area, was very refreshing. Our visit to Giants Causeway was such an interesting site and a funny story about the giant Finn McCool makes you wonder if it is true. Nothing is roped off. You can climb on the stones and explore the entire area at your leisure. During our 12 day British Isles cruise, I think he was our very best guide.

Thank barbara k
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Our guide Adrian was staggeringly knowledgeable and made our taxi tour of Derry an interesting and moving experience. We would recomend Derry Blue Badge tours to anyone who wishes to know more about the history of Northern Ireland and Derry in particular.

Thank Vancatwoman
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We were pleased that we decided to book this company. Our privately guided tour to Glenveagh National Park and area was spectacular. Adrian, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the entire area. We were able to see many places not accessible by coach. Adrian was able to answer all the questions we had and provided real background on everything we saw. He was an excellent guide, not only professional and knowledgeable, but fun to be with. He stopped whenever we wanted to take a photo and often pointed out interesting shots, sometimes taking short detours so we could see different things. We can highly recommend Derry Blue Badge Guides.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We took the Derry city tour and were given excellent insight and information into the history of the city and especially the murals and Bloody Sunday situations as I had asked for. Michael Cooper was to be our guide but other business came up and he had to get someone else to take us...we were happy with his choice for sure. Our guide had family killed during the incident and he told how the events unfolded in a chronological manner explaining who and where each victim was shot. I have read volumes on Bloody Sunday and must say the tour was factual and accurate and done in a un-biased but honest way by our guide Mr. Doherty. We were very impressed with the whole tour and would recommend it.

Thank Rick D
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