Mark Wylie

About Mark Wylie

Mark is the owner of DC Tours. Born and raised in Belfast, after achieving a degree in Social Anthropology & Archaeology he has had a varied and chequered career. Doorman, hospital A&E receptionist, concert stage manager and recruitment consultant (that was the worst one) are all on his CV. Tour guiding is definitely the best job he's ever had.

The history of Belfast’s Europa Hotel in three great videos

Donzo recently made a video with Irish travel website Ireland Before You Die about the history of Belfast’s famous Europa Hotel. Watch his three minute potted history and then dive a little deeper with a BBC archive report from the 1970s and an in-depth documentary by Al-Jazeera.

By |2024-01-23T13:20:06+00:00January 20th, 2024|

The Belfast home bakery – a visitor’s guide

Have you ever wondered how our guides maintain their incredible stamina and athletic physiques? Complex carbohydrates are a vital source of energy for tour guides, and the best place to find them - whether you’re a guide or a guest - is in a home bakery, a uniquely Northern Irish institution.

By |2024-01-23T13:33:29+00:00November 14th, 2023|

Colin Middleton – Belfast’s surrealist painter

There are plenty of us who would say that you need to have a fair level of surrealism about you to live in Belfast. But Colin Middleton, who is the subject of a new exhibition in the Ulster Museum, was once described as Ireland’s Greatest Surrealist, so this show bound to be worth a visit.

By |2024-01-23T13:38:10+00:00October 30th, 2023|

We are finalists in the Arival Spotlight Awards!

We are absolutely delighted to be named as finalists in the Tour Innovator category of the Arival Spotlight Awards, our first ever global award category. We are the only finalists representing the UK and Ireland across all five categories.

By |2023-10-04T11:33:45+00:00October 4th, 2023|

Thomas Hart, a Titanic mystery

Two names on the Titanic Memorial at Belfast City Hall have asterisks against them - John Horgan and Thomas Hart. But what are the asterisks for? I did a bit of digging and here's what I found out.

By |2024-01-23T13:47:23+00:00September 21st, 2023|
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