Hastings Hotels has unleashed a brand new tour package experience devoted to the smash hit Channel 4 show, Derry Girls. Visitors can walk in the footsteps of Erin, Michelle, or even the wee English fella, at key locations from the series such as the Guildhall and Dennis’s Wee Shop.
“The walls are nothing short of spectacular”. On this tour you will get to see where key scenes took place during a Walled City Walking Tour where visitors can walk through the life of a true Derry Girl and hear about life in the Bodside during the troubles from an expert local guide.
You’ll also get the chance to visit Dennis’ Wee Shop where you can chance your luck in asking for a free bonbon or simply have your photo taken at this iconic location. You can visit the city’s Pump Street and learn the difference between a cream horn and a cream finger. Next you can explore Long Tower Church where the miracle of Our Lady occurred, followed by the Bishop’s Gate where Toto made a miraculous appearance. The walking tour will also bring visitors to the Guildhall, where President Clinton spoke as portrayed in the second season of the series.
The tour finishes at the famous Derry Girls Mural where guests can take a selfie and be pledged as a Derry Girl, or boy.
The package will also include an afternoon tea where you can drink tea like the Irish (lots of it) at the beautiful Everglades Hotel. The menu features a cream horn, a cone of chips, the famous Derry sausage roll baps, a classic Tayto Cheese and Onion crisp sandwich and a cocktail. Hastings Hotels are famous for their iconic rubber ducks, and have unveiled a limited edition Derry Girl duck, modelled on Michelle, as a memento with their afternoon tea. Sitting in the lobby of the Everlgades Hotel, the duck designed by Chris Suitor has been transformed into a large fibreglass artwork with a Derry Girls uniform, curly brown hair and hooped earrings, just like the Michelle character from the sitcom.
The Be a Derry Girl Package, includes an overnight stay at the Everglades Hotel, Afternoon Tea and cocktail and walking tour from £95 per person sharing.The package is available without the walking tour for £80 per person, while Afternoon Tea alone is £30.
For more information see hastingshotels.com. The package can be viewed in detail and booked here.