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MIKE n HIKE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What do Belfast Mic Tours provide?
We provide a local, qualified and experienced guide, and a state of the art discreet radio receiver and single earpiece.

What should I bring with me?
Comfortable shoes, you will be walking on pavements and roadways, and clothing suitable for the weather (always a good idea to carry a raincoat or umbrella any time of the year in Northern Ireland, they don't film Game of Thrones' 'Winterfell' here for nothing!). A bottle of water and maybe a snack may also be useful.

Are there language choices?
The tour is currently conducted in English only, though your guide will speak as slowly and clearly as possible.

How do I book?
Mic n Hike tours can be booked by clicking the 'Book Now' button on the main Mic n Hike tour page - then it's a simple case of choosing a date with an available scheduled tour.
Bookings are processed by our booking agent Tiny Tours - please check their website for booking terms and conditions.

Where is the start point?
The Tour starts at the 'Big Fish' on Donegall Quay, on the banks of the River Lagan, close to city centre (see map on tour page). Located across from the Albert Clock, the Big Fish is also highlighted on any tourist map of Belfast.

Where is the Finish Point?
The tour ends at City Hall.

Are there any hills?
No, the route is very flat, on pavements and roadways - there are a few steps to negotiate on the way into the Harbour Office (Mon–Fri).

Is the tour wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly?
Yes the tour is wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly, but it should be noted that there will be standard kerbs to negotiate. The Harbour Office has has a wheelchair lift to allow access to the building (access Mon–Fri only).

Is the tour suitable for children?
Our thoughts are that the tour would probably suit children over 11 years old as there are quite a lot of historical and political references, though you know your children better than we do so it's really up to you.

We only charge for participants 11 years old and up as they must use the radio system as part of the tour, so if you have young children you would like to bring along that's fine, and they will not be charged if they are not using the system

Is the tour dog friendly?
Yes, as long as your dog is on a lead and other participants do not object to it. You will not be able to bring the dog into the Harbour Office (Mon–Fri) and it would not be acceptable to tie your dog up outside.

Why do Belfast Mic Tours not offer concession rates?
The main reason we do not offer concession rates is that we only offer a total of 14 places on each tour in an effort to keep it bespoke and manageable, therefore we must charge at least £10 per participant in order to ensure that the tour is financially viable.

Is there a minimum number?
The minimum number for any tour is 2, the maximum is 14.

Do I need to be fit?
You need to be able to walk/wheel/stand up for approx. 1 hr 45 mins at a reasonable pace (there will be some short breaks in between the walking.

Will the tour go ahead in bad weather rain etc.?
Yes, in most cases the tour will take place even in bad weather. In really adverse conditions a risk assessment will be undertaken and toiurs may be postponed or cancelled.