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Derry: Historical Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

1. Derry: Historical Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Welcome to the historic city of Derry – or Londonderry, depending on who you ask. Ours is a city rich in complex history, and filled with locals who’ll invite you to stay and enjoy the craic. This introductory tour takes you on a full circuit of the city's 400 year old walls. I’ll point out many of the famous historical and cultural sights en route and suggest places to return to for longer visits. You may know a bit about the city from the recent comedy series Derry Girls, and we’ll visit the popular mural dedicated to the show. But on this tour you’ll also hear about: • The city's saint, St Columba / Colmcille, who first established his monastery here in 542 AD • The great Siege of Derry in 1688 and 1689 • The Troubles, which were a part of life here from 1969 to 1994 • The city's role in the second world war and the Battle of the Atlantic • Immigration during the Plantation of Ulster • Emigration during the Irish Potato Famine, or Great Famine, from 1845 to 1849 I invite you to join me in a “dander” around the Derry Walls, and this ancient but exciting part of the city.(“Dander” means a walk in the local dialect.)

Bloody Sunday and Bogside Murals Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Bloody Sunday and Bogside Murals Private Guided Walking Tour

The modern history of Derry is explored in the Bogside tour. Subjects range from the partition of Ireland and the creation of the six-county state, widespread religious discrimination against Irish Catholics, Civil Rights period, Battle of the Bogside 1969, Bloody Sunday massacre January 1972 and covers both inquiries in to Bloody Sunday and the conflict that occurred here afterwards. You will visit the Bogside, the crucible of the modern day conflict and home of the Civil Rights Association. View the world famous Bogside murals in Derry's Bogside. The Bogside murals give visitors a glimpse in to the recent history of Derry using visual art Visit the site of the Bloody Sunday massacre. The Bloody Sunday monument was the last physical act of the NI Civil Rights Association. 

From Newcastle: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise to Amsterdam

3. From Newcastle: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise to Amsterdam

Take a 2-night cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam and enjoy an array of amenities on the modern ferry. Relax in the restaurants and bars complete with live entertainment, and make use of the Kid's Club area. Opt for a cabin with beautiful sea views and enjoy a calm journey over the North Sea. Start the tour from North Shields port just outside of Newcastle, and settle into your cabin. Choose between an inside cabin, with beds for up to four people and an ensuite bathroom, or a sea-view cabin, with an ensuite, unbeatable ocean views, and beds for four guests. Enjoy dinner in the onboard restaurant, and spend the evening dancing to live music or relaxing with friends and family. Kids can play in the exciting Kid's Club area, complete with a ball pit and dedicated entertainment. Arrive in IJmuiden in the morning and opt for a bus transfer to Amsterdam city center (available at extra cost). Spend an exciting day exploring Amsterdam at your leisure, before returning to the cruise ship in the afternoon and settling in for the final evening of the cruise. The next morning, savor breakfast on board and take in coastline views from the boat's deck. Finishing the tour back at the port in North Shields. Mini Cruise from Newcastle itinerary: Day 1 14:30 – 16:30 Check-in 17:00 Depart Newcastle for Amsterdam Day 2 09:45 Arrive at Ijmuiden port in Amsterdam 17:30 Ship departs from Ijmuiden port in Amsterdam for Newcastle Day 3 09:15 Ship arrives in Newcastle Transfer (available at extra cost). By purchasing a transfer, you will get the following transfers included: - From Newcastle City Centre to DFDS Terminal The bus will depart at Bewick Street (opposite Newcastle Central Station) at 14:45 and 15:45. The bus is marked 'DFDS' and the travel time is typically 20-30 minutes. - From DFDS Terminal to Amsterdam City centre The bus will depart the terminal shortly after the ferry arrives and will drop you off and pick up at De Ruijterkade 153 (behind Central Station and right next to the Viking river cruise entry). The bus is marked 'DFDS' and the travel time is typically 30 minutes. - From Amsterdam City centre to DFDS Terminal Reach the terminal from Amsterdam city center in a convenient way. The bus will pick up at De Ruijterkade 153 (behind Central Station and right next to the Viking river cruise entry). The bus is marked 'DFDS' and will depart at 15:30 and 16:00 CET and take 30-40 minutes, depending on the city traffic. - From DFDS Terminal to Newcastle City Centre Reach Newcastle city centre from the terminal in a convenient way. The bus will depart the terminal shortly after the ferry arrives and will drop you off and pick up at Bewick Street (opposite Newcastle Central Station). The bus is marked 'DFDS' and the travel time is typically 20-30 minutes.

Best of Ireland 6-Day Backpackers Economy Tour

4. Best of Ireland 6-Day Backpackers Economy Tour

Discover the highlights of Ireland’s 4 corners, including all the sights of Northern Ireland. Enjoy a night at a traditional Irish pub, plenty of opportunities to dance the night away, hikes through bogs and castle ruins, and much more.  Day 1: Dublin - Belfast Visit Belfast and discover Titanic Belfast and the historic downtown quarter. Spend the night in Belfast. Day 2: Belfast - Derry Explore the Antrim Coast with visits to Dunluce Castle and Giants Causeway and photo opportunities at the Dark Hedges and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Enjoy a historic walking tour in Derry. Spend the night in Derry. Day 3: Derry - Galway Depart Northern Ireland and road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way to Galway. Stop in surfing hotspot Strandhill for lunch and enjoy a walk on the beach. Enjoy a free walking tour in Galway. Spend the night in Galway. Day 4: Galway - Dingle Head to Annascaul via the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Spend the night in Annascaul on the Dingle peninsula. Day 5: Dingle - Killarney Enjoy a full day of touring on the Dingle Peninsula, one of Europe’s most spectacular road trips. Spend the night in Killarney. Day 6: Killarney - Dublin Depart Killarney for Dublin. Enjoy a tour of the Killarney National Park and a visit to Blarney Castle in Cork. The tour ends in Dublin by the early evening.

Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

5. Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

Visit the walled city of Derry, the only fully walled city in Ireland and Britain, for a fun filled tour of the film locations from the comedy TV show Derry Girls. Explore some of the show’s most iconic filming locations, such as Bishop's Gate, Long Tower Church, Guildhall and the Derry Girls mural. Stop by Pump Street and learn the difference between a cream horn and a cream finger, and try one for yourself if you fancy it. Along the way, listen to your guide share stories about the local history of Derry as you wander through some of the city’s most beloved landmarks.

Vera Half Day TV Locations Tour of Newcastle

6. Vera Half Day TV Locations Tour of Newcastle

Join this wonderful tour which takes fans of the show 'Vera' around the heartlands of where it is filmed in Newscastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead in Northumberland. The fully guided coach tour lasts approximately 4 hours and starts and finishes from central Newscastle. For the first part of the tour you will get to visit some of the Vera locations in Newcastle as well as Gateshead on the other side of the River Tyne. For the second and longer part of your tour you will be heading out towards the coast to explore some of the murder scenes and filming locations at Fish Quay in North Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay before heading back into Newcastle. As part of the tour you'll have the opportunity to get out and see up close some of these locations to catch a good view. Sites you'll visit include Castle Keep, Industrial Film sites, The Staiths, The Sage Gateshead concert venue, the seven bridges of Newcastle, and you’ll have 30 minutes time to explore the Sage and surroundings. During the course of the tour you will get to see clips from the TV show to help you recognise the locations that you'll see on the day.

Derry: Walled City Private Tour

7. Derry: Walled City Private Tour

Discover the long history of Derry and the surrounding area on this city walls walking tour. Derry is one of the longest continuously used areas of land in Ireland, dating back some six thousand years. This walking tour takes the 1.4 km circuitous route along the walls. Learn how St Colmcille set his monastery on the island of Doire in 546 before going to Iona in the western isles of Scotland, bringing Christianity to Britain. Hear about Queen Elizabeth I's advance into Ulster, bringing Anglicization and the Protestant religion, then the Irish response to this invasion that led to the Nine Years War 1594-1603, ending with the Flight of the Earls in 1607. Discover why the famous City Walls were built, and why the name of the city is still contested following Derry's change to Londonderry under King James I. Immerse yourself in the history of the Siege of Derry, The Fountain Estate, Derry Gaol, the Apprentice Boys, as well as the Great Hunger and emigration.

Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

8. Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

Begin at the Free Derry Wall and let your local guide take your back in time, through the history of Northern Ireland. Beginning with the partition of Ireland, weave your way through the decades, through the troubles, the peace process and finish with a deeper understanding of the main issues that prevail today. Explore the famous Bogside Murals - the striking artworks that have become central to the neighborhood's identity. Discover the site of the Bloody Sunday Massacre, the controversial moment when British Soldiers fired into protestors in 1972, and pause at the memorial to the massacre looking over the Derry Walls.  

Northern Ireland 3-Day Tour from Dublin

9. Northern Ireland 3-Day Tour from Dublin

Explore some of North Ireland's highlights on a budget 3-day tour from Dublin. Visit Belfast and see some of the city's most important sights. Marvel at the Giant's Causeway, discover Dunluce Castle, take a walking tour of Derry, and more. Day 1: Dublin - Belfast city (overnight Belfast) Choose from one of two central Dublin collection locations and you'll be on your way. Your first stop this morning is at Monasterboice, a monastic settlement dating back to 501 AD. By late morning you'll arrive in Belfast. Discover why Lonely Planet regards Northern Ireland's capital as one of the top 10 'must-visit' cities on Earth. Your driver will show you highlights including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens, and much more.  With plenty of time at leisure to explore the city, the political “Black Taxi” tour (optional) is strongly recommended to view the Peace Wall and infamous political murals. The drivers are locals and can explain what life was like in Belfast during the conflict of 1969-1998. This evening you'll stay downtown, in a most lively area with great pubs and restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Live music venues are plentiful, and Belfast is well known for its great nightlife. Day 2: Belfast - Giants Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Derry A glorious touring day cruising the beautiful North Coast. You will initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by Game of Thrones. Then it's the jackpot visit of the day: the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trace the footprints of Celtic giants as you walk the Giant's Causeway, the proud location of an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of basalt rock formed by cataclysmic violent volcanic eruptions a long, long time ago. Listen to your guide wax lyrical about the giant warrior-hero Fionn McCool. Afterward, explore the amazing Dunluce Castle ruins with paid entrance. You'll continue to the nearby city of Derry where you'll spend the afternoon. There will be plenty of time at leisure after an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls with a local guide. Learn why the city is officially known as Londonderry and the story of the long bloody siege here in 1689. Head down to the well-known Bogside district, the scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972, and the inspiration for U2's classic anthem 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'. Overnight in Derry. Day 3: Derry - Sligo - Galway - Dublin After breakfast this morning, you'll head down a portion of the west coast's Wild Atlantic Way in the Republic of Ireland. Further along the road lies Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, Co. Sligo, and you will have some leisure time here for lunch. Perhaps enjoy a walk on the amazing surfing beaches and check out The Strand Bar. Your final stop before returning to Dublin is Galway where you have free time to explore. Perhaps you might like to visit some wonderful local seafood eateries, or try a pint in one of the fantastic pubs. You then take a scenic drive back to Dublin, arriving back at approx. 7:00 PM.

Belfast: Derry Girls Taxi Tour with Private Guide

10. Belfast: Derry Girls Taxi Tour with Private Guide

Although Derry Girls is set and partly filmed in Derry, most of the production and filming of the show actually takes place in Belfast. Join fans of the show on a fun and entertaining Derry Girls private guided taxi tour and explore many of the filming locations featured in the world of Erin, her friends, and family. The tour is a great way to see both the highlights of Belfast as well as less familiar corners of the city. On tour, you will get to visit the interior of the church where the miracle took place and where the Ukrainians visited. You can venture to the docket shop where Gerry tried and failed to get his pictures back. Then, you will head to the west of the city to see the exterior of Erin's home and where her family got caught up in the marches. You will have a chance to go into the shop used as the interior of Dennis’s Wee Shop. See the university that writer Lisa McGee attended and discover how she brought the show to life and what it was like growing up in Derry in the ’90s. The tour will end back in the center of Belfast at the location used as Fionnula's fish and chip shop. Here you can order fish and chips like the Derry Girls.

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based on 12 reviews

Gleann was a great guide, thoughtful and informative. He gave us lots of information from the Troubles, from a personal perspective. Also amused my daughter with explanations of key locations from Derry Girls! Highly recommended.

Trip made great by our driver and font of knowledge, Gabriel. There was no end to his skills as story teller and information about places and people here and abroad. Thank you gabriel.

Learnt a lot about Newcastle as well as Vera. There is a lot more to Newcastle than I thought. Top marks to my guide and the coach driver

A friendly welcome. Comfortable coach , little snippets of Vera episodes to add to the coordinated stops. Good value for money

Fran is the best. Loved her commentary and knowledgeable stories.