The best way to get to know a city is on a walking tour. Join our award-winning local tour guides and discover Belfast’s fascinating history with the experts.
UPDATE: March 2023 – Our ‘A History Of Terror’ tour is running every day, starting at 10.30am. Our ‘Best of Belfast’ tour is limited to just a few days this month, mostly at the weekends. If we do not have any bookings for a tour by 6.00pm on the previous day it will be cancelled, so book early to avoid disappointment! Please check the booking calendars for availability. If you have a general question about the tours, check out our FAQ page .
Our Best Selling Belfast Walking Tours
A History of Terror
The No.1 Belfast walking tour since 2014. Our award-winning expert guides explain the Troubles and the peace process with honesty and great insight from an entirely neutral perspective. The tour visits the locations of major events in the city centre during the most turbulent period of the conflict in the early seventies. It lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes and covers 1½ miles. Learn more….
£20 per person
The Best of Belfast
Our Best of Belfast tour is the perfect way to discover what makes our city unique. You’ll explore Belfast and hear the stories and history behind our people, culture, architecture and art over a route of 2 miles. Packed with insider knowledge from our local guides, you’ll also discover hidden corners of the city centre to ensure you make the most of your trip! Learn more…
£20 per person
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Meet our guides
Our guides are all locals, and experts in their fields. Our lead guide is the UK’s ‘Top Tour Guide 2019’ (Wanderlust World Guide Awards) and we are graded 5 Stars by Tourism NI.
Paul Donnelly, lead guide
“I’ve been the lead tour guide at DC Tours since 2013. I love what I do because it’s real, powerful and cathartic.”
Mark Wylie, Owner & Tour Guide
“I want my tours to be meaningful experiences where guests get to really connect with the city and understand what makes it tick.”
Read our reviews!
“This was hands down the best walking tour I’ve ever done. Mark was informative, funny, and personable. The content didn’t focus on one side vs another but rather a regular civilian perspective. I also really enjoyed how much of the focus was on how Northern Ireland can move forward.”
“This was by far the best tour I’ve been on. Our guide Steve was well full of witty insights and stories and we got to discover many new parts of the city.”
“It was massively interesting, sent my head spinning with thoughts and filled me with empathy, and immensely compelling. An absolute must for any traveller who wants to get under the skin of Northern Ireland today. ”
“James was an absolutely fantastic tour guide, giving us a rich and thorough overview of Belfast, weaving a rich tapestry of history and personal anecdotes. We highly recommend this tour for newcomers to Belfast! ”
“What an absolutely incredible tour. If you want to understand what this city is about, take this tour. Our highlight in Belfast. ”
“Steve’s knowledge is only matched by his humour and passion for the subject as he guides you though hundreds of years of history. Your trip to Belfast would be lacking in you did not take in this walk.”
“It was the most memorable part of a fascinating trip to Northern Ireland.”
“Super engaging and gives a nuanced and in depth look at the history of Belfast. A really great way to get to know the place.”
“This was the most thought provoking, informative and riveting tour I’ve ever experienced.”
“The best walking tour I have ever been on – We had Paul as our guide! He was absolutely phenomenal. A funny and vibrant storyteller.”
“Little did we realise how this tour would help us leave two days later with the city having captured a place in our hearts.”
“Paul really knows his stuff, it’s presented factually and impartially, and he’s a cracking storyteller.”
We run scheduled city centre tours every day.
Read our blog!
Our blog is packed with historical stories and our guides personal reminiscences of growing up in Belfast in the Seventies and Eighties. It’s the perfect way to start preparing yourself for your trip to Belfast!
Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Belfast
It might surprise you to learn that Belfast’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is a relatively recent invention, with the first one only taking place in 2006. Grab yourself a multicoloured shamrock and find out why.
As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a tour guide….
If you’d asked me when I was growing up in Belfast did I think I’d ever be a tour guide, or that people would travel from all over the world to see my city, I’d have laughed in your face. Who would want to come to this violent dump during the Troubles?
For the handful of you that have read my previous blog about going to Leisureworld every Saturday in the 70s and 80s, as well as my unrequited love for Lynda Carter, you will know I [...]
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