Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Northern Ireland Day Trip from Dublin: Belfast Black Taxi Tour and Giant's Causeway. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I would highly recommend this day trip. The giants causeway is exceptional Belfast and the Black Taxi tour are eye opening to say the least. Our driver and guide did a great job. Beautiful scenery.
Amazing and captivating. Kiran, the tour guide was very informative, humorous and engaging. I even learned a nice Gaelic slang from him! The Black Taxi Tour in Belfast was exceptionally informative and historically fascinating. I highly recommend this 5 stars tour.
The one issue that I had was with Viator booking and false advertising of this tour. The tour included Hotel Pick up and drop-off but that was not true. I had to wake up very early in the morning, take the train to another hotel more than 30 minutes away and wait outside that hotel for the bus to pick me up!!! I complained but did not get any response from Viator!! Do not believe Viator's advertising of hotel pickup/drop-off for this tour.
Excellent tour....Black taxi tour was very informative, giant's causeway what a sight to behold and the rope bridge walk was hair raising. Ireland is a beautiful country to visit. The only concern I have with the tour was the drop off. Returning back to Dublin late and dark with few solo travellers and female travellers who were bit disorientated with the location of the drop off. We were told to catch taxis to our hotels and were not aided to hail down the taxis and given direction where to the nearest taxi ramp. Another female friend and I had to help a solo (female) traveller hail down a taxi for her and then when walked around looking for one ourselves. As it was 8:30-9pm in the night and raining, we as tourists were very unaware of our location and surrounding. I would highly recommend that the tour organisers make sure that all their clients, after a great day, to hail down taxis for those who need them and direct the taxis to their hotels. This will make the solo travellers and female traveller feel safer in a new city and recommend the tour to others. I can not recommend this tour to solo female travellers as it gets back to Dublin late and there is only one drop off point in the city.
this was an amazing trip. the guide was very informative and helped to put a lot of history into perspective.
This tour was great! Everything exceeded my expectations, and the highlight turned out to be the black taxi tour in Belfast. There's plenty of time to explore Giant's Causeway and have lunch at a cosy pub, as well as some other enjoyable attractions along the way.
Terrific way to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland from Dublin, all in one day. It is a long day, but just sit back and relax during the bus part of the trip as you'll need your walking energy during the stops at The Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge stops. The Northern Ireland Coastline locations are beautiful and stunning to see. The Black Taxi tour, with our driver Tom, was fantastic; he gave us the perspective of both sides of the "Troubles" and took us to all the interesting streets and mural walls in Belfast. We also got to briefly see the Titanic Museum and area after our Black Taxi tour, some had picked just the Titanic over the Taxi tour. On our particular Tour, the police closed the Highway somewhere south of Belfast and north of Dundalk, due to a bad car accident, so we had to revert to taking little country and town roads for almost an hour, adding that much time to out trip. So in all it lasted from 7AM to 9:30PM… Keep that in mind when booking.
the taxi in belfast worths the visit,
lots of history, one can understand irish people
s causeway was amazing so beautifull
the drive excellent, but the guide was not, he was not very interested in making the trip more interesting
Rob (or Robbie) was a great tour guide. I liked that he explained the history of Ireland, and kept it interesting. I especially liked the stories of life in Ireland.
This was an excellent tour and I would highly recommend. Both our tour guide Richie and Black Cab driver Paddy were extremely knowledgeable. One of the highlights from our Ireland visit.
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.