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.

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….

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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…

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More tours & experiences

Find out more about our private Belfast walking tours
Find out more about our Belfast walking tours for schools and universities
Find out more about our self guided Belfast walking tours

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

Paul Donzo Donnelly, lead guide on our Belfast walking tours

“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

Mark Wylie, owner of DC Tours

“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.”

(A History of Terror Tour)

Conor, Tripadvisor review

“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.”

(The Best of Belfast Tour)

Ann, Tripadvisor review

“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. ”

(A History of Terror Tour)

Gailusha, Tripadvisor review

“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! ”

(The Best of Belfast Tour)

Baptiste, Tripadvisor review

“What an absolutely incredible tour. If you want to understand what this city is about, take this tour. Our highlight in Belfast. ”

(A History of Terror Tour)

David L, Tripadvisor review

“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.”

(The Best of Belfast Tour)

Jeff, Tripadvisor review

“It was the most memorable part of a fascinating trip to Northern Ireland.”

(A History of Terror Tour)

Brendan, Tripadvisor review

“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.”

(The Best of Belfast Tour)

Noor, Tripadvisor review

“This was the most thought provoking, informative and riveting tour I’ve ever experienced.”

(A History of Terror Tour)

Angelina, Tripadvisor review

“The best walking tour I have ever been on – We had Paul as our guide! He was absolutely phenomenal. A funny and vibrant storyteller.”

(The Best of Belfast Tour)

Faithach, Tripadvisor review

“Little did we realise how this tour would help us leave two days later with the city having captured a place in our hearts.”

(A History of Terror Tour)

Derek, Tripadvisor review

“Paul really knows his stuff, it’s presented factually and impartially, and he’s a cracking storyteller.”

(A History of Terror Tour)

Sherpa, Tripadvisor review

Awards & accreditation

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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!

Troubled Memories

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 [...]

What Price Peace?

This week sees the 50th anniversary of Bloody Friday.  The most violent day of the most violent month of the most violent year of the Troubles.

Steering Us Through The Conflict

Very simply being a civilian bus driver or conductor here was an incredibly dangerous job. And just being a passenger on a bus could be a very dangerous ‘activity’.

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