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We booked the tour with Extreme Ireland, but they either oversold, or gave our seats to walk-ups. We didn't think we'd get to go, but they honored their commitment and got us on the same itinerary but with PaddyWagon. That might have turned out to be the best thing. The driver was funny and entertaining, and happy to have us with him on the tour. He had a lot of great stories about Ireland, and about being a tour guide. The weather was perfect (not raining! in Ireland! can you believe it???). We loved the rope bridge and Giant's Causeway was the sight of a lifetime. Belfast was not so exciting, but it was good that we stopped there to see it. All in all, this was a good value for your money and time: got to see a lot with very little effort and $$ investment.
Yes we enjoyed this tour. Our Tour Guide was great and very knowledgable bringing us around to all the little towns up north, however I was extremely disappointed that once arrived in the Giants Cause way we were dropped off there for an hour and a half and told where to meet the bus once we had arrived back. I was extremely disappointed with this as I and my partner were expected to be brought around the Giant's Causeway and given a tour of it and told the history. There were other people who I saw had been given private tours by members who worked at the giants causeway. If we had known that our tour guide wasn't going to be giving us a tour around it we would have organised to arrange something to be brought around by one of them tour guides.
I think it would be a nice tip if Viator provided some information through leaflets once arrival on the bus on the tour and what we were going to be seeing. Overall we had a great day but were extremely let down by just being dropped off at the car park of giants causeway and told to be back in an hour and a half.
Our tour guide was often quite short with us... he spoke the truth - if people were late getting back on the bus, then the rest of us would miss out... the problem with the situation was that he would complain to the folks who were back on the bus on time - we were the ones doing things right, haha. Overall, good tour.
Great guide Dave. Comfortable coach. Nice spots we stopped at. The operator should make the stop at Belfast optional - a brief stop there defeats the purpose anyway.
I loved the tour! Giant's Causeway was so awesome, and I loved that we stopped at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge on the way! I only wish we could have had more time to spend in Belfast on the way back to Dublin, but I think the trip was absolutely worth it!
Having used Viator tours in Rome 2 years ago and loving it, I decided to use them again in Ireland. Once again I was totally impressed, we left on schedule and the tour guide on the bus was wonderful. I will always use Viator when I travel and recommend them to everyone.
We had a wonderful time. The sights were amazing. Will book with viator again.
This was a a great trip! Our tour guide and bus driver was wonderfully entertaining! Singing Irish ditties, telling stories and just generally being great. I really enjoyed the Rope Bridge and the Causeway. We had plenty of time to explore. I am not the most fittest of persons but even I was able to take the medium difficulty trail down to the causeway and the hard difficulty trail back to the visitor's centre AND have time for a soft serve ice cream! The Belfast leg of the tour a bit of a bust. You get back to Belfast very late in the day and by that time most of the things are closed and all you can really do is take pictures from the outside. Otherwise, it was a great day and highly recommended.
Excellent trip. Our guide provided tons of history and information about the history of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which really added to the trip. The rope bridge was amazing -- wonderful scenery, and we had plenty of time at all stops, including the causeway, so as not to feel rushed at all. An outstanding trip.
We had a great day on you tour. Wayne has an excellent tour driver and guide. He made the trip enjoyable with his humor and his knowledge of Ireland was valuable.
Thanks Wayne for a great trip!
I would recommend you don't go to Belfast for an hour. Unless you do the taxi tour, an hour doesn't give you much time for anything else
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I was lucky because the weather was really nice (for what it's usual in Ireland). The sun was shining most of the time and it had been snowing the week before, so there was a lot of snow in the fields and hills.
I loved the scenic route we took, the Giant Causeway and the rope bridge. Unfortunately there were fewer stops that I thought and for a photo lover it was really a shame - all that landscape, covered in snow; the little lambs running in the fileds... I wish we could have had more opportunities to get out of the bus and take a few pictures. This country is too beautiful to save only in my memory!
Belfast seems to be a nice city but 1 hour is not enough to explore it. It is really a pit that the bus doesn't go near the peace walls - the most significant monument in Belfast...
It was raining (what else is new in Ireland?!?) that day when we took this trip. When we got to the parking area where the rope bridge was, the attendant said "People say it's very windy...I say it's just breezy!" Well, I held on to that rope like I was holding on for my dear life! But I did it! This is truly a trip of a lifetime. Giant's Causeway is a site to behold and downtown Belfast is full of history to absorb. Joseph, our tour guide, was very nice and helpful...and a very good singer too!!!
Excellent trip, Phil was a knowledgable friendly and accomodating guide.
The only thing that would have made this better would of been a short stop at the Bushmills distillery that we drove by, even if only to look in the shop.
This trip was absolutely phenomenal! The rope bridge was an added bonus. It's a long day, but the day is filled with great information and beautiful scenery! This attraction is definitely a "must see" while in Ireland!! Go with a tour so you get all the great information!