Explore this historic city with a Derry-born guide
Derry is Northern Ireland's second city, with the broad River Foyle running through it. Humans probably fished the river for thousands of years, but the city is strongly linked with St Columba, who founded a monastery there in the 6th Century. Derry is from the Irish DOIRE, meaning an Oak grove. It has a rich but turbulent history right up to the last century.
On this tour history is visible all around you, but your guide will want to talk about life in Derry in the present day. The city centre is compact and suitable for a leisurely walk taking in the sights. You will certainly want to walk the 18th Century walls and visit St Columb's Cathedral. Visit the Bogside and hear about its violent past with evidence in memorials and murals.
I can customize this tour to accommodate your requests.
Meet you as you get off the complimentary shuttle from the port or at another agreed location.
We start our walking tour at the Guildhall. It's well worth a look inside, this former town hall.
Then we walk the City Walls, stopping frequently to chat about what we see. Learn about the Siege of Derry in 1689 and find out about the mostly-harmonious relations in the city today but with evidence of division and trouble in the past.
Tour the Bogside and through the Fountain to the Waterside, retracing the steps of Civil Rights marchers on 5 October 1968.
Tale in the broad sweep of the River Foyle as we return to the Guildhall across the Peace Bridge.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Guildhall, Londonderry BT48 7BB
Duration: 4 hours
This a walking tour
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - For lunch, drinks and souvenirs.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks