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Free Derry Tours

#7 of 18 Tours in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Gasyard Center | Lecky Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
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+44 7793 285972

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The only way to visit Derry!!

First off, I emailed them several times and they replied quickly. We confirmed our meeting time (we were traveling from Belfast), and even without a cell phone, Eugene was there... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

First off, I emailed them several times and they replied quickly. We confirmed our meeting time (we were traveling from Belfast), and even without a cell phone, Eugene was there waiting- just as he said he would be. For us, traveling from NJ, this was a sign that they were organized. But the real winner was the information. My family... More 

Thank Chriss W
Province of Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour is a great way to learn more about the recent history of Derry, from people who actually experienced the events. I would totally recommend it to anyone who is interested in history and politics, or simply wants to understand the background of the city and its people.

Thank irenequadrelli
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I'd just spent 22hrs in the air travelling from Australia so the first thing I always try to do when I come to Ireland is get out and about and give jet lag the old one fingered salute. I'd heard good things about 'Free Derry Tours' and wasn't disappointed. My taxi happened to arrive at the same time as a... More 

Thank Lovena A
United States
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We started at the visitor's center in Derry and asked about a private tour. Adrian Callan then took us on an amazing tour of the town he loves so well. it was educational, informative, emotional, and enlightening. His knowledge of the history and his personal experiences kept us riveted and made us feel that we were experiencing the events that... More 

Thank Connie G
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

On this tour you learn a lot of information about about the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in the past as well as Bloody Sunday and other violent events in the 1970s. Our guide had very profound knowledge of the place, people and incidents as he was born in the Bogside area and his father was one of those killed... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I took this tour with a friend in August 2015--we book privately, and had Adrian as a guide. AMAZING. Adrian is incredible--speaks Irish, lives and breathes the history--not only has knowledge and life experience living in the Bogside, but also a degree in the history. I cant imagine anyone better. In addition to the education we got, he is also... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take a trip up to Derry. We had been advised by friends to take the tour of the bogside etc with Free Derry Tours. We met at the museum with our dedicated tour guide a chap called George. His Knowledge of his city was fabulous. He really made the tour worthwhile. He showed great... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

I only had myself and a few other people on this tour, so the guy who took it made it very close and personal. We still got all the detail a larger tour group would have got, but it felt like he was taking around a bunch of friends rather than a group of strangers. Such a lot of history... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2015

When you get to Derry you'll see flyers for a LOT of walking tours. After asking around, I found many people recommending Free Derry Tours. I'm glad I listened. My guide, Adrian Callen, was friendly and knowledgeable. Not only did I learn a lot, but basically felt like I'd taken an afternoon walk with a good friend. While he definitely... More 

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Our tour was with George who grew up yards from Free Derry corner, his insight into events and his knowledge regarding the history of the bogside was first class. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more about Derry

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