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Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

Donegall Quay, Belfast

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★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 86 Ratings

Donal Kelly - Blue Badge Level 4 Guide
Walking/Cycle/Coach Guide

Hello there,

                  My name is Donal Kelly, I was born in Antrim Town about 18 miles outside Belfast but have lived in Belfast since 1990.

I hold the N.Ireland Blue Badge (Level 4) qualification, the highest accredited tour guiding qualification available in N.Ireland, and sit on the Executive of Tour Guides N. Ireland the local guiding association.

 I also have a professional qualification in Community Relations, and I am a qualified Cycle Instructor.

My backround includes 17 years in Aerospace, and working as an Outdoors Instructor, I was also involved with the 'Peace People' in Belfast, a local peace organisation in the early 1990's.

In 2012 I started working as part of the Visitor Experience Team at Titanic Belfast, and started delivering my own guided experiences in 2016, (Belfast Mic Tours).

I have a love and passion for Ireland North and South and Irish History and culture.

My area's of expertise include Titanic, Belfast's Maritime and Industrial Heritage, and interpretation of the N. Ireland 'Troubles' (Political Mural's, Peace Walls, history and legacy of the Troubles).

I was also a 'Game of Thrones' extra in Seasons 1&2 playing mostly Lannisters, and fought for the Lannisters in the Battle of Blackwater Bay (Season 2).

Most of the fiming of this iconic TV show took place in various locations throughout N. Ireland, the most dramatic being the stunning Causeway Coast. (I am happy show you some of these locations and teach you the sword routine I was taught for the show).   

So I am available for half or a full day, I can offer custom walking/cycle tours or I can join you in a hire car or I can arrange a luxury minibus for your group. 

I am also happy to pre-book Tea/Coffee stops, Lunch stops, pre-book entrance slots for visitor experiences and organise any other activities.

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Enjoy a unique guided walking tour along the River Lagan and the city centre, where you will hear the fascinating stories of Belfast's maritime/industrial heritage and political/religious upheavals.

All Belfast Mic Tours use a State of the art radio receiver and ear piece so every story and fact can be heard. 

 Tour starts at the Big Fish, Donegall Quay and ends at the City Hall, Duration approx. 2 hours. 


  • Views across the River Lagan to the Titanic Slipway. 
  • Clarendon Dry Docks (oldest in Ireland). 
  • High Street, the story of Belfast’s origins, William III’s entry to Belfast, the United Irishmen Rebellion, the Belfast Newsletter’s connection to the American Declaration of Independence. 
  • The oldest surviving Church in Belfast and still in use, the historic 1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street. 
  • The Assembly Buildings and the story of the Belfast Slave ship Company. 
  • The Cathedral Quarter and the fantastic Commercial Court Cultural Murals. How many cultural and sporting icons can you spot?
  • St Anne’s Cathedral, (see the largest Celtic cross in the world) and Writers Square. 
  • Royal Avenue, Bank Square. 
  • The tour ends in the grounds of the fabulous City Hall at the Titanic Memorial, where your guide will highlight other fantastic sightseeing opportunities.

Check the TinyTours review of the Mic and Hike Belfast Walking Tour.

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1.    Tours are 'Dog Friendly', dog owners will be responsible for their animals behaviour at all times, all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, and dog owners will be expected to clean up after their dogs in line with local regulations.

2.    Tours will begin on time, participants must arrive 15 mins before the scheduled time.

3.    Belfast Mic Tours reserve the right to change the route, start/finish locations and scheduled stops, the reasons for changes may include ‘Special Events’,‘Parades’, ‘Festivals’, ‘Outdoor Concerts’ or weekend closing. We will give notice of changes via the Website (Latest News) or during the safety brief before the tour begins.

4.    Tours will take place come ‘rain or shine’, participants are advised to check the local weather forecasts, and have suitable clothing for inclement weather even in the summer months. 


1.   Tours may be cancelled due to 'Extreme' weather conditions, or other factors outside the control of 'Belfast Mic Tours' in this instance participants will be contacted as soon as reasonably possible and a full refund or re-schedule offered.

2.   Tours may also be cancelled if only 1 person has booked, again in this case a full refund or re-schedule will be offered.



1.    Payments will be applied at the time of booking.

2.    Full payment is due before commencement of tour.



Your information will not be disclosed to any third party and will only be used for the purpose of this website.



1.    Tours will go ahead with a minimum of 2 paying participants, or in some cases single participants may be asked to join another tour on the same day.

2.    Bookings may be made for single participants, Belfast Mic Tours welcome ‘Independent Travellers’, though there must be a minimum of 2 participants on each tour.



Tours are accessible for wheel chairs and mobility scooters, participants must be able to travel at a reasonable walking pace. 



1.   Participants should make the tour leader aware of any existing medical conditions before the tour begins. The tour leader will decide if the participant can proceed with the tour, based on the information presented to them.

2.   All participants will be expected to walk at a reasonable rate for approx 1.5 hours, most of the routes are on paths and mostly on flat ground.

3.   No refund will be given for participants who are deemed by the Tour Leader to be unfit to proceed with the tour.



1.   If a participant is deemed to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and therefore a risk to themselves and others, they will not be permitted to take part in the tour, no refund will be given.



1.   Participants under 18 must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult (18 or over). The responsible adult must also ensure that under 18’s in their care have fully understood the Health & Safety briefing.



1.   Belfast Mic Tours will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal items, valuables or clothing during the tour, participants will be expected to manage the security of all personal belongings for the duration of the tour.



1.   Belfast Mic Tours will endeavour to exceed the expectation of participants during the tour and provide an enjoyable and memorable experience, but it or its agents cannot be held responsible for circumstances outside its control, and for any deviation in the planned route or access to buildings or other ‘areas of interest’.



1.   All participants will be expected to follow all reasonable instructions given to them by the tour leader. Any participants thought by the tour leader to be disregarding reasonable instructions given to them and thus endangering themselves or others will be asked to leave the tour. In this instance no refund will be given.



I understand that participating in a walking tour may involve risks. I accept these risks and obligations.I release Belfast Mic Tours from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.I also agree that all persons in this booking also understand all of the conditions outlined.

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Customer Ratings

★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 86 Ratings
  • ★★★★★5 Good tour
    Review by Hazel J. in Nov 2021 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    Really enjoyed our morning walk around the Ormeau Road this morning. Donal made it very interesting and the headsets worked well as you could walk at…

    Really enjoyed our morning walk around the Ormeau Road this morning. Donal made it very interesting and the headsets worked well as you could walk at your own pace to look at things but still hear the commentary.

  • ★★★★★5 Fantastic and Interesting tour
    Review by Declan D. in Nov 2021 - Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

    This tour was great and well ran by Donal, throughout the tour all questions were answered and both of us learnt alot about the city of Belfast! Than…

    This tour was great and well ran by Donal, throughout the tour all questions were answered and both of us learnt alot about the city of Belfast! Thanks Donal

  • ★★★★★5 Excellent tour - so much more than we expected.

    We learned so much about Belfasts rise to prominence as an industrial city. Then the walk along the Lagan was excellent preparation for visiting the T…

    We learned so much about Belfasts rise to prominence as an industrial city. Then the walk along the Lagan was excellent preparation for visiting the Titanic exhibition. Donal was such a good tour guide, he handled all our questions, regardless of how random they were. A fountain of knowledge and very easy company. We would thoroughly recommend both the tour and particularly Donal as a guide.

  • ★★★★★5 Great Tour

    Very knowledgeable tour guide and interesting tour. Highly recommend

  • ★★★★★5 Great tour

    Donal is a great tour guide and the Antrim tour is very interesting. Being dog friendly is a massive bonus!

  • ★★★★★5 Antrim tour

    Excellent tour well delivered educational and entertaining! Would recommend.