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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709
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Excellent, really, really worth doing if you're ever in Derry

Taxi tour with Michael: It was a phenomenal history of the region, which obviously builds into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom P
Very interesting Donegal tour

I needed a tour guide for me and my friends to visit Donegal and the National Park. As it's winter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra W
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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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“michael cooper” (65 reviews)
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30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
+44 7743 175709
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 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 12 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
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 17 September 2017 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 17 September 2017 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
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