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“City a little small for Hop-on-hop -bus”

City Sightseeing Derry - Tour
Ranked #8 of 19 Tours in Derry
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Owner description: City Sightseeing Derry (Top Tours) provide the only City wide open top bus tour of the City of Derry-Londonderry that you cannot experience on foot. A comprehensive live commentary from a professionally trained guide, we have brought together the best local guides to guarantee that you thoroughly enjoy your tour. The tour runs every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week and last approx 50 mins leaving from the Tourist Information centre. We also offer daily bus tours to the world famous Giant's Causeway, including Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle and of course Carrick a Rede Rope bridge. A great Tour and Great Value!!
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Visited Derry City (Londonderry) in northern Ireland last week and it is a cool city. Great people, good modern city, but they have kept the old part of the city with its complete city walls (16th centre).
To get my bearings, I usually take the Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing bus tours, and usually they give you a quick overview of your surroundings, then you can go and explore more in detail. Hovever, I thought that it was not really worth doing the hop on busses as Derry is quite a compact city. You really can just walk around most of the city. Walking on the actual old city walls was a great experience. You can find most of the interesting stuff by just walking around. The cost of the Sightseeing bus was 12.50 stirling, which, for just 7 stops was too much. City walls, Guildhall , and ebrington square are all walkable. You could hop in a taxi for far less and get to the now famous Bogside with the wall-high IRA and UVF murals.

Thank michael109
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We were lucky enough to have the charismatic and knowledgeable Bill as our Guide and he was absolutely brilliant. I LOVED this tour. This is an amazing city and it is just so obvious that this adopted Glaswegian adores the place. He gives a completely unbiased history of the city - he tells it like it is and I completely disagree with some comments made elsewhere on this site. This city has a history - it can't be sanitised just to satisfy the politically correct crew. Bill is superb - this was my highpoint of the holiday. Thank you.

2  Thank vintagecentral
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We were treated to a most excellent tour of the walls and murals of Derry by Bill, the lovely Glaswegian, who was both extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Although we got caught out by a mad shower, we weren't deterred to carry on, because Bill had us hooked. We will all be recommending your tour when we return to Liverpool. Thanks!!

2  Thank L1lla
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great tour by George (our guide on the Hop on Hop off bus tour). The tour of the city and it's history was felt to us to be unbiased and balanced. George is a great ambassador for the city. He made the visit for our family. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Derry/Londonderry due in large part by George.

His personal experience and formal education added to his credibility and the overall experience.

(Family of 2 adults and 2 young teens)

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Decided to take this trip as we had really enjoyed the Belfast bus and found them unbaised and witty. The bus had just left and the ticket seller told us it left on the hour every hour. We shopped and returned having to wait to a quarter past for the bus to come.
It started well , but Bill did not state facts while at the morals but a very biased nationalist view. The issue of the housing was so wrong, as there are poor and rich housing on both sides.
Think he should talk more of the buildings and history of the city and less sectarianism.

6  Thank Heather M
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