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Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

Donegall Quay, Belfast

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★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 71 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.

Click on the 'Ask a Question' link for further details and a customised quote.

Cheers

Donal  

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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. The tour includes access (Mon-Fri) into the historic Harbour Office (see Captain Smith’s dining table, finished too late to make it onto Titanic) and learn of Belfast’s unique connection with the American Declaration of Independence. We 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. 

 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Views across the River Lagan to the Titanic Slipway. 
  • Clarendon Dry Docks (oldest in Ireland). 
  • Access into the historic Harbour Office to view the Heritage Room and Captain Smiths dining table, too late for Titanic (Mon – Fri). 
  • 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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Terms & Conditions

BELFAST MIC N HIKE TERMS AND CONDITIONS


GENERAL

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. 


Cancellations

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.


PAYMENT TERMS

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

2.    Full payment is due before commencement of tour.


PRIVACY POLICY

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


MINIMUM NUMBERS

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.


ACCESSIBILITY

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

 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

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.


ALCOHOL & DRUGS

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.


UNDER 18’S

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.


LOSS AND DAMAGE

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.


MANAGING EXPECTATION

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’.


FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS

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.


LIABILITY

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 71 Ratings
  • ★★★★★5 Great Experience
    Review by Gerry Mc Clory in Jun 2021 - Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

    Excellent drive and walk hearing and visualisation of the leaders, and the actual battle sites of the battle of Antrim. Great to hear the history and …

    Excellent drive and walk hearing and visualisation of the leaders, and the actual battle sites of the battle of Antrim. Great to hear the history and background to the events and insight into the thinking of the leaders. Thank you

  • ★★★★★5 Everyone in Ireland needs to see this History
    Review by Terry M. in Jun 2021 - Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

    “The purpose of History is not to eulogize but to Inspire the Living” The history I learned today is more relevant than ever and should be compuls…

    “The purpose of History is not to eulogize but to Inspire the Living” The history I learned today is more relevant than ever and should be compulsory learning for every secondary school pupil in N Ireland. As one of the speakers said it this history and culture which unites us in an era of continuing political polarization. Antrim the epicenter of Irish Republicanism!

  • ★★★★★5 Fabulous tour
    Review by Ann M. in Jun 2021 - Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

    Very well planned and delivered- excellent

  • ★★★★★5 Really enjoyable, even in the rain
    Review by Jane M. in May 2021 - 'Out on the Road' Ballynafeigh Walking Tour

    Did the tour on a rainy May day and it was great. I've lived in the area for over ten years and it's always interesting to learn about the familiar. D…

    Did the tour on a rainy May day and it was great. I've lived in the area for over ten years and it's always interesting to learn about the familiar. Donal really knew what he was talking about, he provided earphones so we could spread out and be a safe distance

  • ★★★★★5 The Best money my wife ever spent on me!
    Review by Eunan C. in May 2021 - Lagan Legends Cycle Tour

    The Maritime Mile tour just blew my mind! I thought I had nothing to learn but wow I know so much more now. Donal was a mind of information and his de…

    The Maritime Mile tour just blew my mind! I thought I had nothing to learn but wow I know so much more now. Donal was a mind of information and his delivery was knowledgeable and genuine. Can’t wait until the next one....thanks Donal

  • ★★★★★5 Highly recommended!
    Review by Garth M. in May 2021 - 'Out on the Road' Ballynafeigh Walking Tour

    Fascinating tour of the Ormeau / Ballynafeigh area. Donal was a great and interesting tour guide and it was wonderful to learn more about the history …

    Fascinating tour of the Ormeau / Ballynafeigh area. Donal was a great and interesting tour guide and it was wonderful to learn more about the history of this part of Belfast.