Providing Tours of the city for over 25 years
Originally started by ‘Mr Derry’ Martin McCrossan amidst the troubled time period in the city of the early 90s. Martin was named ‘Tourism Hero’ by Tourism NI amongst winning many other accolades in his career as a tour guide.
Only 5 Star Tour Operator in Derry.
Charlene McCrossan , Martin’s daughter stepped into Martin’s shoes following his passing realizing that they were big shoes to fill. She has since led the company from strength to strength and maintained Tourism NI’s 5 star status.
Blue Badge in Tourist Guiding
In 2018, Charlene obtained her Blue Badge in Tourist Guiding. This is the highest professional tourist guiding qualification and she is proudly the youngest Blue Badge professional tourist guide in the entire country.
STAR WALKING TOUR
(ONLY 5* TOUR IN the city)
IN OUR TEAM
Our City Tours offer a full factual background of our history
PUBLIC TOURS EVERYDAY AT 10AM, 12NOON, 2PM & 4PM ONLY £6PP, NO NEED TO BOOK JUST SHOW UP AT 11 CARLISLE ROAD.
The McCrossan family background is integrated between the two main communities of Northern Ireland and through this we provide our visitors with a factual, non-bias tour. We cover all aspects of the city’s history from the 6th century Christian settlement right up to the modern day troubles including Bloody Sunday.
Our guides are uniformed, professional and personable – be sure to look out for the yellow coats and you will not be disappointed.
"My husband and I did the walking tour with Tony around the walls of Derry which took approximately 1 hour and 15 mins. It was absolutely brilliant, so much history captured in a short time and the guide, Tony, was exceptional in providing an insight into the history of Derry. I would highly recommend this tour and guide, Tony, to anyone who wants to learn more about Derry and the troubles it has faced over the years. I left feeling in awe of the people of Derry, especially the women, their resilience after such trauma."
“I can highly recommend this walking tour to old and young, a great way to see the city and learn about its past and present. Our tour guide was Pat, he kept us all engaged and had us laughing and giggling throughout the tour, most enjoyable."
“We had an amazing tour with Philip. He was very informative, knowledgeable and funny. Despite the rain and wind he had a good spirit, it was also very price worthy 6 pound for 1.5 hour walking tour, I definitely recommend it ☺️"
"Charlene McCrossan has done her da proud!! Best tour! Charlene was funny, informative, every so knowledgeable and she really knew and understood how to lead a group that was so eager to see everything and learn everything they could in a mere hour and a half. She answered questions quickly and with such passion and insight. I really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend."
"John McNulty was the guide who was amazing. His knowledge personality and humour made the hour long experience the best way to find out all about the history of this amazing city walls."
"Did the walking tour on Thursday 5th January 2023 with Sorcha. It was a wonderful tour, Sorcha was so well informed, passionate about Derry and had a real warmth about her. She answered any questions with real skill and flair. Love that they linked it back at the end to the man that started the whole tour back 20+ years ago, sounds like a special man. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone else visiting Derry. Thank you!"
"As we were visiting Derry we decided to do the Derry Girls walking tour and we had a great time. Garvan our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Would highly recommend McCrossan walking tours in Derry for all types of tours. Professional and friendly and have a wealth of knowledge of their city."
Company Overview Charlene McCrossan gives...
…an overview of the company & what the City of Derry has to offer.