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Meet your guide at a time and place of your choosing—a private tour means you have convenience and flexibility on your side—and set off on a walk around the entire circumference of Derry’s 17th-century walls, which stretch just shy of 1 mile (1.5 km).

Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, and the only completely walled city in all of Ireland, Derry has thousands of years of history behind it. During your private tour, your guide will share stories from its past, from the earliest settlements thousands of years ago to its monastic period and the series of wars that marked its history.

As you go, you’ll also see the wall’s sights—including its seven gates and 24 hand-restored cannons—and admire views overlooking the city. The tour concludes when you’ve walked the length of the wall, and at a time and place that is convenient for your itinerary.

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City Walls
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On this convenient private tour, you won’t just enjoy an overview of Derry’s major attractions: you’ll walk the entire perimeter of its 17th-century walls. One of the best-preserved examples of a walled European city, Derry is rich in heritage. Learn about the city’s thousands of years of history, and admire views overlooking Derry and its landmarks as you go.

  • A private guide makes for a fully personal way to explore
  • Walk the entire perimeter of Derry’s 17th-century city walls
  • Get an overview of its top landmarks during the tour
  • Learn all about the city’s wealth of history from your guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Derry Walls Private Walking Tour

The guide is very well informed and his personal connection to the wall and history surrounding it was very moving!

Thank Mscoughlan
Gleann D, Owner at Derry Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mscoughlan, thank you for reviewing your Derry Walls Private Walking Tour. Derry is steeped in history and it was fantastic to be able to show and explain it all. Thanks again.

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Amazing private tour of Derry.

Gleann was an excellent tour guide - extremely knowledgeable with interesting insights into the history of Derry and of Ireland in general. Because we booked a private tour, the walk around the walls was conversational and intimate. He crafted the experience to our interesting precisely...More

Thank MarkM3898
Gleann D, Owner at Derry Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Mark, by giving us some family history before your arrival we could adapt the private Derry Walls tour to your specific interests. His is why we only operate private guided tours as they are more personal and they are more of a conversation and...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile
History made interesting

Gleann is a native of Derry and has a degree in history. His tours are a delightful combination of narrative and conversation. During the tour he explains the history of Derry from its settlement through the British invasion to the Troubles. He's knowledgeable, engaging, and...More

Thank Bill S
Gleann D, Owner at Derry Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Bill, with Derry Guided Tours you will never be added on to a large group as the tours are all private so you get a personal experience every time. All our guides have studied Irish history to university level so the history is explained...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Interesting & Very Enjoyable.

Gleann gives a very interesting & easy to understand tour of this fascinating city. He shares his thorough knowledge in a very personable & informal manner so that even one with no previous knowledge of this history can understand and appreciate the experience. We contacted...More

Thank hisheilab2018
Gleann D, Owner at Derry Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi and thank you for reviewing your experience with Derry Guided Tours. We only operate private guided tours so you will never be added on to a larger group of strangers. This way the tours can be tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Thank...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Derry Walls Walking Tour

Martin McCrossan's daughter took a group of us from Australia and she was wonderful. A mother of two boys she was optimistic about the future against the background of what had happened. She explained the cause of the problems of the past and her hopes...More

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1 September 2018|
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Response from Derry Guided T | Property representative |
Hi, if you could go to the website of Derry Guided Tours and send an email then I can give you more details. The tours do cater for for person.
Lisa R
31 May 2018|
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Response from Derry Guided T | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, I have a booking from 10.00am until 12.00pm. I coupd take you at 12.30 of that works?
16 May 2018|
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Response from Derry Guided T | Property representative |
Hi Vallyau, Yes, it wouldn't be a problem to organise a private guided tour for you in Derry on the 16th. If you want to go through our site, Derry Guided Tours, you can specify what type and length of private tour that you... More