lorraine mills Private tour guide in Belfast, Londonderry - United Kingdom

lorraine mills

Guide profile:

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my home city of Belfast. I am 47 years old (I think) and a mother of two (that i'm sure of). That is me in the middle.

I have been involved in tourism and community work for over 15 years now. I have a BA (hons) in Hotel & Tourism Mgt, OCN and level 3 diploma in Tour Guiding level 3 Diploma in Community Development and I am NITB, WORLDHOST & VISITOR BELFAST recognised and approved. I specialize in community based tourism.

I was born in 1968 at the beginning of the troubles in Ireland and like most of my generation have experienced and witnessed some very sad times in Belfast but also some very inspirational and funny times.

Although my degree is in tourism I actually started guiding accidentally. When friends came to visit me I really enjoyed showing them around Belfast, telling them the history of both communities and going on day trips around the country. Although I have spent most of my life here I am also well traveled (fav place so far has been the Sahara) so I know how important it is to see both the main attractions but also to discover the things that add character to a community. I also know how to tell a story without overloading people with too much information.

I am a fluent Spanish speaker as I lived in Madrid for several years and I can speak basic French. So wither your interest are political, cultural or a wee bit of everything i have a wealth of knowledge to ensure you get the very best from your visit.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Paul C.

Lorraine was great! Very informative and gracious. Highly recommend her.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Throughout the history of Belfast and indeed Ireland international events such as the french revolution, the reformation and even the civil rights campaign have strongly influenced this country's political and social landscape. These events are still very evident in Belfast, from the Linen Mills and Shipyard to the now famous Belfast's murals. Let me take you around the city visiting all the famous attractions and also the not so famous ones and hear the stories of the people and events that shaped this city.

If you prefer to visit the coast we can drive up to the World Heritage Site of The Giants Causeway, taking in the breathtaking beauty of the Glens of Antrim as we travel through the quaint little towns and fishing villages and stopping at Carrick A Rede rope bridge and Bushmills Distillery, the choose is yours.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, I have my PSV licence and I have a very spacious and comfortable 7 seat Ssangyong Rodious. For bigger tours transportation can be arranged upon request. All transportation will be of a very high standard.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Belfast Murals Tour Price Per Group 120.00 Pound Sterling
Belfast Walking Tour Price Per Group 200.00 Pound Sterling
HERitage Bus Tour Price Per Group 150.00 Pound Sterling
Shore Excursion Belfast City Sightseeing Tour Price Per Group 180.00 Pound Sterling
Shore Excursion Belfast Panoramic & Political Tour Price Per Group 360.00 Pound Sterling
Shore Excursion Giant's Causeway & Antrim Coast Price Per Group 380.00 Pound Sterling
Shore Excursion The Game of Throne's Sites Tour Price Per Group 360.00 Pound Sterling
The Mournes and County Down Price Per Group 360.00 Pound Sterling

Tour guide interests:

Belfast sightseeing tours

'Belfast Women' Tour

Belfast Murals Tour

Game of Thrones Tour

Giants Causeway Tour

Customized Family Heritage tour

Derry/Londonderry Tour

Dublin City Tour

Belfast travel tours for your needs

Belfast tour guide general services

Walking tour of Belfast

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Paul C. 15 Jul 2016

Lorraine was great! Very informative and gracious. Highly recommend her.

5 stars Andrea T. 30 Dec 2015

We had a very nice tour in Belfast thank to Lorraine.She is very friendly and extremely well prepared.

Lorraine showed us the most important spots and gave us a clear point on the historical situation.

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5 stars javier V. 13 Oct 2014

Lorraine muchas gracias por hacernos pasar un dia inolvidable por belfast, te damos 5 estrellas porque no hay mas pero te mereces por lo menos otras 5.

Sigue igual de maja y simpatica.

Tour Guide Comment: Muchas gracias Javier. Fue un placer de pasar el dia con vostros. Mi alegro que hais pasado bien, Muchos Saludos

5 stars Bill B. 31 Aug 2014

Lorraine was one of the best tour guides for our British Isles cruise. She was on time, extremely well prepared and showed us a great time visiting the Giant's Causeway and the surrounding countryside. Her knowledge of the local history enriched our tour. We highly recommend her as a tour guide.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Bill for your kind words. Its always a pleasure to guide such nice people around the country. Im so lucky. Say hello to everyone

5 stars Roberto F. 18 Aug 2014

Lorraine is a very nice guide. She did everything possible to make our tour an unforgettable day!

Tour Guide Comment: Gracias Roberto. It was an absolute pleasure to guide you and your family

5 stars Armando G. 10 Aug 2014

Espectacular! Vaig contractar amb ella el tour dels murals a l'estiu de 2014, a partir d'açí l'he recomanat a tot el món. Ès molt amable, si t'agrada algo especialment s'adapta al que li demanes i parla perfectament el castellà (va a estar a Madrid visquent) i algo de català. Ho recomane a tot el mon si vol fer una bona visita als murals amb algú d'allí.

5 stars Annette R. 29 Jul 2014

Lorraine was the most helpful and knowlegable

guide.

She spoke spanish and english with humor and gave us a lot of information,making for us a wonderful tour .

Tour Guide Comment: Annette, thankyou for your review. I really enjoyed your company and my family all enjoyed the fish and chips lol. Take care

5 stars Ciaran S. 16 Nov 2013

We have just finished a tour of Belfast with Lorraine, and she was brilliant. I brought a coach full of Au pairs to Belfast for weekend. Lorraine met up with us and jumped on board to give a great tour of Stormount and the City. Not been familiar with the city myself she was able to direct me to all of the interests. At the end of the tour she made sure everyone knew how to get to their accommodation. Thanks a mill Lorraine, defo be using your service again and highly recommending you to others

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Ciaran. It was a pleasure

5 stars Betty B. 06 Aug 2013

Betty T.

Lorraine gave us a five-star experience. We were a little unsure what we wanted to see since we were two couples who did not know each other, but she came through with an itinerary that interested all of us. She is very knowledgeable about the Belfast area and its history and shared a great deal of history with us. Thanks so much, Lorraine.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi betty, just realised that i can actually respond to comments so thank you for your kind words

5 stars Roberta M. 04 Jul 2013

Lorraine Mills was an EXCELLENT tour guide. She went above and beyond the call of duty on our behalf several times. She researched the route, distance, and time of our trip a couple of times, to make sure we would get back to our ship on time. She also found three sites connected with our genealogy research, and made sure we could meet three people who could tell us more about the history of the area. She even found an 1867 wedding license our great-great grandparents had signed! Fantastic!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Roberta, just realised that I can respond to comments so thank you, it was a pleasure to bring yous home to your great great grandfathers birth place. Family trees are so rewarding and im delighted that I got to share a little piece of yours.

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