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DC Tours - A History of Terror

| Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
+44 7716 949460
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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour
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A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour covers 2 miles and visits 8 sites in Belfast city centre where some of the most historically important incidents of the conflict known as 'the Troubles' took place. You will learn about the Troubles, discover the stories of the people involved, the reasons why the conflict started, how the peace process took shape and the journey to the active, vibrant city you see today. It is the only Conflict & Reconciliation Tour to have been awarded an 'Excellent' rating by the Northern Irish Tourist Board and has been named 'Belfast Tour of the Year' for 2017 by the Luxury Travel Guide. Led by guides who are natives of Belfast and Conflict Historians, the tour is unbiased, educational and factual and has been described as 'Great value and a fantastic experience'. From January 2017 the tour is available every day, but must be booked in advance. It normally runs in the mornings from Sunday to Friday, and on Saturday afternoons. Please email us to confirm times and availability or book online on our website.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
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+44 7716 949460

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband says this is the best walking tour he has ever been on. Paul was our knowledgeable guide. He took us on an approximately 2.5 mile, 2 hour tour of different areas of Belfast, told us the history of the Troubles, showed us places...More

Thank Vitarachel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour about the outset of the Troubles, several locations for events in 1971-72, on the impact on citizens, and on how reconciliation is ongoing. Make sure to read before going. The tour is completely flat and in terms of distance covered around 1.5 mile....More

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Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nubus, Thanks a million for taking the time to review our tour and for rating us so highly! It's really appreciated. Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night before we took the tour, we noticed how quiet the city center was. There was next to no one on the streets after we returned from dinner about 10 pm. The next day, we learned why. The History of Terror tour presented an...More

Thank Steven G
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steven, Thanks so much for your 5 star review. It's fantastic to her how much you enjoyed our tour! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most informative tour I have ever done.. Paul brought us for 3 hours around the city telling us personal stories of the troubles. I felt like I was there. He had pictures too which were really helpful to imagine the warzone. He highlights how...More

Thank Roisin M
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Roisin, It's super to hear how Paul's tour helped you connect with the city. Thanks so much for rating us so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Paul Donnelly's guiding was brilliant! He was extremely well informed. He was exceedingly personal without revealing (until the end) which community he grew up in. (I consider myself more informed than average on this issue and I would have guessed incorrectly.) He was very...More

Thank _cressmananderson
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi cressmananderson, We love your review! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us, and for rating us so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul led us on a very informative and fascinating tour of downtown Belfast. He included historical perspective, major landmarks of incidents and personal perspective of living in Belfast during "the troubles". A very balanced, multiple perspective view of recent Northern Irish history.

Thank Francesca003007
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Francesca, Hearing what our guests think of the tour always means a lot to us, especially when they rate us so highly! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both my mother and I found the tour very informative and insightful. Paul was an excellent, knowledgeable, balanced guide who gave us an excellent insight into the Troubles and what it was really like to live in Belfast during those times. He also really brought...More

Thank Catherine G
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Catherine, Many thanks for taking the time to review the tour, and for rating us so highly, it really means a lot! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent walking tour and insight into Belfast's history. Paul is a great tour guide. He has an ability to tell the facts in an impartial, but captivating way. Great value for money and the best 2 hour history lesson you will ever have! I...More

Thank Fam_WilliMcCrory
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Fam_WilliMcCrory, Thanks a million for leaving your review, we always love to hear what our guests think of the tour! Really happy to know that you all enjoyed Paul's tour so much! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily the most moving,informative, humorous and memorable tour I have been on. Paul is a gem of a man. He has an ability to tell startling, brilliant anecdotes which bring the past alive. He is also amazingly balanced, wise and non-partisan.

Thank leaderrjaj
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi leaderrjaj, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our tour and for rating us so highly. I'll make sure Paul hear's how much you enjoyed your time with him! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Belfast was something of an enigma to both my partner and I. I had a little bit of background knowledge of the the troubles while she was, to be frank, pretty clueless. Two hours with Paul changed all that. He presented an unbiased view of...More

Thank smccarthyplc
Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi smccarthyplc, Thanks a million for taking the time to review our tour and for rating us so highly. It's super to hear that we managed to give you such a great insight into our city and the conflict, and how much you enjoyed Paul's...More

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Lovely P
17 May 2016|
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Response from PatOcarson | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them directly, they are a small operation and depends on availability of the guide.
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Michael H
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Response from Missjane06 | Reviewed this property |
Umm, I just went on the tour. Best email them directly!
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