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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709
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Great Tour, great guide

Picked up from our Hotel on Saturday morning at the arranged time, Michael's tour was both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
S4259UAjohnr
two days in Derry

We stopped in the Mauldron Hotel which was a four star hotel and is well deserved to have them. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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+44 7743 175709

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up from our Hotel on Saturday morning at the arranged time, Michael's tour was both interesting and well informed. From the geology involved in the formation of the rugged coastline and the origins of the Derry settlement, the influence of the Scots just across...More

Thank S4259UAjohnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in the Mauldron Hotel which was a four star hotel and is well deserved to have them. We were recommended Derry Blue Badge Guide in particular Michael Cooper. We had a wonderful and interesting two hours of history and knowledge of the area....More

Thank fattyNewcastle
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were more than lucky to meet Michael around New year`s . This man is full of knowdledge, spirit - and laughter. We enjoyed your exellent guiding work and will definitely remeber you for next time. Good luck for all your plans!

Thank Petra M
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Taxi tour with Michael: It was a phenomenal history of the region, which obviously builds into understanding of the conflict / why it came about. Imperative for anyone looking into the time of the so-called "Troubles" - really this is a must. From the moment...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I needed a tour guide for me and my friends to visit Donegal and the National Park. As it's winter and we decided really spontaneously to go there, Michael was really helpful to make recommendations were we could also go and offered us the tour...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Excellent informative and very personable. There was obviously a slight biased nationalist narrative but overall nice to hear a different perspective anyhow.

Thank johnadair55
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Michael is a super guide and has a comprehensive knowledge of the city and it’s history Learnt a lot in an enjoyable way

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Michael picked us up from the train station in early November and we then drove to the Bogside to begin the walking tour. Michael's knowledge of people, places and events was excellent and presented in a balanced way. We got a great feel for the...More

Thank KenAdd
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were in Derry at the end of September with our tour group.Michael was an exceptional tour guide and found his presentation very balanced....He is incredibly knowledgable,well educated and pleasant.

Thank JaneM1949
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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
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