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Our guide,Gerald, was outstanding on our Black Cab Tour and Rob and Steven, our overall tour guide and driver were both super!
Sept. 10, 2014. Our guide was John M. and the driver Pat. It was an excellent tour. John was very informative, witty, and very helpful, above and beyond the call of duty. Our black taxi driver, Chris, was also great. We saw a lot and learned a lot. The Giants Causeway was an amazing sight.
The Belfast Black Taxi Tour was an enlightening experience. If you want to know the rest of the story when unrest in Northern Ireland was ongoing, then take this tour. If you just want to see the sights, then take the tour, too, knowing that you'll be getting a history lesson at the same time. Highly interesting and emotionally packed, you see what both sides were living, but the traditional Irish side comes through a little stronger. I'm not a history buff, but really appreciated this experience and the education it afforded. On the lighter side, the Giant's Causeway was a lovely look at prehistory, which likely had our ancestors scratching their heads for millennia. No wonder it's such an attraction! Very photogenic. Fun to crawl around on. It is definitely something to see on your trip to Ireland. Be careful, though. They're unforgiving if you slip and fall. But you won't be disappointed at going to see them. Ride the bus down and back, too, for a few Euros - us oldsters had a tough enough time just climbing the rocks. Definitely a five star experience.
Both the Titanic experience and the Giant's Causeway were phenomenal. The bus trip from Dublin to Belfast allowed for the exquisite views of the countryside and the small towns through which we passed. Additionally, I marveled at the expertise with which the bus driver maneuvered his vehicle through the narrow roads and the on-coming traffic. The good graces of the Irish were with us regarding the perfect weather.
Awesome history lessons, great guide (I think his name was Richie). Very knowledgeable and powerful messages delivered on the tour.
What a wonderful tour. Geordie our Black cab guide gave us a fantastic insight into living in Belfast and the issues faced by all. It was interesting to get both sides presented in such an unbiased way.
The trip to Giants causeway was all I was hoping for our guide Rob was a wealth of a knowledge and is a credit to his company as was Sean our driver who was also happy to chat when we were stopped.
One of the best tours on this trip and one I've recommended to others.
This day trip was a highlight of my trip to Dublin. The Black Taxi tour of Belfast was unexpected and inspiring. Our driver, Tom, did an amazing job of explaining the history and current situation in his city, enhanced by his first-hand experiences. The Northern Ireland coast was spectacular as well. Our tour guide, Richie, was knowledgeable and entertaining, and spent time chatting with everyone one the bus. Only criticism would be the description of " a brief stop in the pretty town of Castlebelingham" was a motorway rest stop, hardly a pretty town.
The black taxi tour was my husbands favorite tour because of the unique opportunity to see Belfast and hear about the IRA "troubles" from someone who lived through all of it. Be aware that you are placed in a taxi with 6-7 people. We had seven in ours and it was very, very cozy....Not very comfortable for most American tourists. We also enjoyed the Causeway and our lunch at the local pub. Our tour guide was very good and informative. He also gave us great suggestions for pubs/night life in Dublin.
This was a great tour. The bus driver and the Tour Guide were fantastic as was our taxi driver in the Black Taxi Tour. Definitely well worth the money.
This was without any doubt one of the best experiences in my life. The Black Cab tour was informative and our guide Gerard drew from personal experience whilst telling us about the troubled history in Belfast. The Giant's Causway was breathtaking. I would recommend this tour as a *MUST* for anyone visiting Ireland.
Learning of Belfast's history and being shown sights of significance by our Black Taxi guide, Tom, who lives and has always lived in the area of greatest 'past' conflict; was nothing short of astounding.
If you truly wish to know the truth, you must take this tour.
Thank you Tom.
Our guide, Richie, was so informative. He was able to explain completely how "The Troubles" began and was completely unbiased. My best tip would be to sit up front so you can tap into Richie's wealth of knowledge about Ireland. The black taxi tour was amazing!
This was an amazing tour! Ireland is beautiful so the scenery will always be amazing so what really makes the difference are the guides. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting and funny! Giant's Causeway is a breathtaking place and hearing the amusing stories behind it was the cherry on top. You also have the option of going on a tour of Belfast or the Titanic museum. We chose the Titanic and learned a ton of rich history from another tour guide who was a local and just as interesting and funny (which is not easy to do considering the history itself).