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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709
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Excellent tour guide

Michael was a reliable and exceptionally informative guide for the day. He has a very nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carmichael, California
2 wonderful tours from Belfast and Derry

On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, we took two tours from Michael Cooper and both were great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda R
Portland, Oregon
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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.
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30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Michael was a reliable and exceptionally informative guide for the day. He has a very nice personality and is a great guy to spend the day with. We contacted him months ahead of our trip to tell him what we were interested in seeing and...More

Thank JohnandKathyR
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, we took two tours from Michael Cooper and both were great experiences. From Derry, we visited Downhill Beach, Downhill Estate, and Mussenden Temple, then onto Dunluce Castle and Giant's Causeway. In Belfast, Michael took us on a city...More

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was difficult to decide if I would rate this tour as poor or average. Michael was very knowledgeable but very one sided in his presentation. Perhaps it's too much to ask for a neutral tour guide but was what I had hoped for.

Thank huskerdu2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Michael using Trip Advisor recommendation and we're not disappointed. Michael was prompt picking us up at the cruise ship dock and wasted no time in our 8 hour tour. We wanted to see the Crete a ride bridge, giants causeway and a few...More

Thank Zeppysky
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We usually do not go on many tours, as we find them to be too structured - Not the case with Michael Cooper and Derry Blue Badge. In addition to Michael having extensive knowledge of this part of the world, he was extremely friendly and...More

Thank Garnett888
Reviewed 11 September 2017

In May, on very short notice, Michael Cooper was able to accommodate my niece and myself to a day tour of nothern Donegal and Derry. We had to spend a day away from our Airnb as they were cutting the electricity to make changes. He...More

Thank Alice E C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Bhíos ar thuras cóiste sa Tuaisceart ó 1-4 Lúnasa 2017. Bhí seans linn go raibh Michael Cooper againn mar threoraí do Chontae Aontroma, do Leithinis Inis Eoghain agus do Dhoire. Tá a chuid eolais do-chreidthe. Tá sé dáiríre, paiseanta - ní jab amháin atá i...More

Thank ceannsibeal1951
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had the pleasure today to tour Belfast on tour bus with Michael. Really enjoyed this tour and his incredible knowledge of the city, past and current issues. This tour was highly educational, informative and interactive. Was nice to get to see city sites like...More

Thank RamboNWAlberta
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Researched the area and corresponded with Michael months before our tour around Portrush. The man is a walking history encyclopedia and loved the wealth of information he shared with us. So flexible and worked all of our special requests into our tour. Whatever your focus...More

Thank brelda
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Did a tour today,on bus. Michael was quite knowledgeable. Gave history of Belfast and the "troubles". For you Americans, he was easy to understand. Well spoken and welcomes questions. Would highly recommend.

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