City & Walls Canoe

City & Walls Canoe

from 78.00

Enjoy a leisurely paddle down the picturesque river Foyle, taking in the sites and sounds of this historic Walled City. Travel under 2 of the city bridges, including the dramatic and culturally significant Peace Bridge, that joins the once divided sides of the city.

Start your tour with a stroll along the City Walls or take an Inner City Guided Walking Tour – historic tour or perhaps a literary tourwith one of the well-informed and good-humoured Tour Guides – the city’s history is so complex and its present is so dynamic that it takes a local expert to explain it all entertainingly and answer your questions.

Provider: Joe Rotherham.

Location (see map below): 4 chapel rd (waterside), Co. Derry, Ireland

Duration: Full day (½ day for tour, ½ day for canoeing)

Availability: All year round.

Requirements: None.

Restrictions: Sign a medical form.

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The canoe trip will take the form of a guided tour (with a twist!) and you will be accompanied at all times by fully qualified Outdoor pursuit instructors.

Enjoy the challenge of designing and building your own raft, or for the more experienced paddlers, the thrill of your own kayak. Watch out at the end for your tour, you may need skill and quick thinking to keep yourself dry!

The Walls are among the best preserved city fortifications in the Western World. They rise to a height of 8m ( 26ft) and in places are 9m (30ft) wide. Completed in 1618 to defend the Plantation city, the walls have never been breached in three major sieges – even during the 105 day siege of 1689 when 7,000 of the 30,000 population died of starvation. You can also find out the history and marvel at the beauty of some of the city’s oldest churches, St Augustine’s and St Columb’s Church situated within the Walls.

Why not take in the city on board an open top bus tour. Top Tours Ireland offer visitors the opportunity to see the city from on high. Not to be missed! To see the city from a different perspective, take a Taxi Tour, River Cruise or go your own way with an MP3 tour.

Derry~Londonderry also acts as a gateway and base which you can explore the beauty of the North West of Ireland.