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Long day but well worth seeing the sites. Our driver/guide, Barry was terrific.
Giant's Causeway was a last second trip while I was in Ireland, but I was glad I went. Our tour guide was brilliant, funny, and a great guide all around. The weather was great and I thought it was well worth the price. I would do this trip again if I came back with friends or family for sure.
We would recommend this tour to everyone. The scenery was amazing! The bridge was a little iffy as the winds were howling from seemingly every direction, but the view was amazing. Mike took us through some areas of Belfast, showing us the graffiti and was very knowledgeable about the history of all the areas. He even sang us a few tunes during the trip. Highly recommended!!
Giant's Causeway and The Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge were awesome. Make sure you are in shape though. The walk down to the bridge is hilly, but worth every penny you pay for this trip. The views are stunning. We had great weather the day we went. Giant's Causeway offered breathtaking views. I recommend walking down to the bottom and then taking the bus ride back up for 1.20 euro. I walked. I survived. Again it is very steep, but the views are worth the trip. Our driver was very good, and well versed in Irish history. We stopped at a little restaurant for lunch called Chilly McCool's that had a menu of items all for about 8.95 euro. I ate lunch for 10 euro. On the way back, we stopped in Belfast for about an hour. Wish I had more time there, but I could have chosen a different tour. My son highly recommended Giant's Causeway and I took him at his word. I'm glad I did.
Well organised, Driver very informed about all areas visited and very disciplined.
Rained all morning, wind blustering, by the time we got up to the causeway the bridge had been closed. Our driver Wayne improvised, and since we had extra time, we stopped at the Old Bushmill's Whiskey Distillery, for a few minutes in the gift shop. Of course, as we were heading towards Belfast, the skies cleared and the sun shone. Once in Belfast, he arranged an impromptu meeting, for those of us who wished to pay 10 pounds apiece, with a taxi driver who was a Belfast native, and who gave us his insights into the conflicts and history of Belfast, a VERY enjoyable and learning experience. Much of our time the driver Wayne was giving us histories about Ireland, and I hope the other people from various countries were able to understand and not miss out on his expertise. Overall, would do it again and hope the weather would be more agreeable, but this is Ireland, and winter, so it is what it is. Wayne's improvising made up somewhat for not being able to do the bridge, but it is totally understandable that in high winds safety is first and foremost, and it simply wasn't safe.
A beautiful drive through Northern Ireland. I think the rope bridge is a bit overrated but the views all along the northern coast are fantastic. I would have liked more time in Belfast but you do have enough time to hire a cab for an hour and see western Belfast where so much of the "struggle" took place in the 70s and 80s when Belfast was a battleground. While it is safe now the pain is still raw and you can feel what it must have been like.
This tour was a blast! Liam was excellent as a tour guide! Can't say enough about the Irish Coast and the rugged beauty...Belfast was much prettier and nicer than I had imagined...and of course, the Giant's Causeway was marvelous!
This one is a "must do" for the bucket list. Amazing scenery and feeling like you are on the edge of the world!
Our tour guide, Paul, was great! Would have liked more time at Giant's Causeway and skipped the stop in Belfast. Great tour!
Craig and Susann
If you want spectacular views or the North Coast, and and aren't afraid of heights, this is a fantastic choice. We went in December when the country was being battered by gale winds, gray skies, and rain... and it was still incredible. The Carrick-a-rede rope bridge has so many incredible views just walking to the bridge... it is about .62 miles one way on a steep and winding path, but so worth it. The Giant's Causeway is again a bit from the dropoff point, but if you have £2 you can ride a city bus from the center to the Causeway... but walk if the weather is nice. (Do bring £ for lunch and snacks, as you are in the UK). Robbie was a great guide, a lot of good commentary... a long day, but again, so worth it for the views.
What an amazing experience! It helped to go on a holiday of sorts so there was no traffic anywhere! What an experience in hurricane type winds, but that did not take away from the beauty of the Irish coastline in the north east part of the country. There was plenty of time to visit all sites, although if you want to do a lot of exploring at the Giants Causeway you may not have much time for lunch. You will have a gas station stop to buy snacks, and some time in Belfast as well. Belfast was amazing! Of course wished for more time, but know I will go back!
We weren't sure about visiting Northern Ireland, but I now know it would have been a mistake to not go. It was amazing, and our guide Kevin was wonderful! Take this tour!!!
Virginia, TN, USA
Best tour of our trip. Mike our guide was fab lots of fun trivia.
We really enjoyed our driver Patrick. He was very knowledgeable on the history of Ireland, and did a great job pointing out interesting facts.
Our second day with Bud. He was fantastic. Very informative and accommodating to our every need. A couple of places he needed to drop us off and come back later, he was always on time so no waiting. He even dropped us off at our apartment so we did not have to ride all the way down town and back.
This tour was one of my favorite days of our trip to London and Ireland. The Antrim coast is just breathtaking. You get driven up along the coast so there is ample opportunity for pictures and amazing views! Bud was our tour guide and he was funny, informative, entertaining, and well organized. I would recommend this trip to everyone!
Joe was great and very entertaining! The views along the coast were spectacular and the Giant's Causeway amazing. Could have used a little more time in Belfast but overall it was a great day!
Despite being new to the job ( he told us he started the week before) out driver was very informative of everything we were seeing. The tour gave a lot of time at each location to experience everything. Beautiful scenery!!!
The Giants Causeway is an amazing place to visit, if you get the opportunity, don't skip it! This tour takes the hassle out of getting there. There is some terrific coastal scenery along the way. Belfast was lovely too, some extra time there would have been good. Be aware that it is quite a long day with a lot of driving (with plenty of breaks)!
Enjoyed the drive through the beautiful countryside. The driver gave us a history lesson about the civil problems between the different factions in Ireland. We were not cautioned that Northern Ireland uses the British Pound and we were not prepared for that, having only Euros.
The walking and climbing at both the Giant's Causeway and the Rope Bridge were very physically demanding--I couldn't make it all the way.