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One of my best day tours ever. It was a beautiful July day and the drive
north from Dublin was wonderful as our excellent tour guide shared with us his tremendous
knowledge of Northern Ireland and its tumultuous past. In the morning, our Black taxi tour into Belfast's most troubled neighborhoods added a layer of chilling reality and insightful perspective to our growing knowledge of this little area's troubled past. In the afternoon, we went on to something very different,
Giant's Causeway, with its historic rock formations and all the mystery and folklore that have become a part
of this UNESCO site. On our way back, our driver took us to Carrick-a-Rede where a rope bridge, 100 ft. above the sea, connects an island to the mainland. Most of the folk on our bus walked across the bridge to the island. This tour, organized by Wild Rover Tours, had a tour guide and a bus driver. It made a difference because the tour guide was able to give us his full attention. It was a long day but a wonderful learning experience!
OUTSTANDING! Host on the bus trip was very knowledgeable and even enthused about the aspects he pointed out; also appreciated the skills of the experienced bus driver dealing with traffic . The Black Taxi Tour was very evenly handed in explanation. The personal retelling brought to life how the historic as well as current political/cultural situation has evolved. I highly recommend it. Giant's Causeway was absolutely mindboggling! It is a must. This tour was a highlight of being able to see the most of the Belfast and the natural beauty of the country side! Great value in every way.
The Black Taxi Tour was amazing. Even my 5 and 8 year olds were interested in listening to Tom's telling of the troubles of Belfast. The Giant's Causeway and rope bridge were beautiful!
Our Belfast and Giant's Causeway tour was a full day but very we'll planned and led by our guide Robbie. We especially appreciated the Black Taxi Tour which included a visit to the Peace Wall. When the rope bridge was closed because of wind, Robbie arranged for us to visit Dunluce Castle.
Nancy, Fairfax, VA.
Incredibly interesting black tour cab at Belfast, a terribly hasty meal at noon, but then the beautiful sights at the Giant's Causeway compensated for this, followed by the challenge of the Carrick-a-reed rope bridge experience. It was a rather long and tiring day but the guide Ciarán made it very pleasant with all the information he gave us along the day !
Lots of variety and history on this tour. Both our guide and the Black Taxi guide were terrific. High winds caused the rope bridge stop to be cancelled so saw Dunluce castle instead. Perfect alternative. Great day tour.
Although there is long distance I recommend this tour! Black Taxi tour was informative and interesting! Giant Cause Way including rope bridge where also included and must see areas!
This tour was through Wild Rover tours. We choose the black taxi tour of Belfast which was really different over the Titanic museum option. Our taxi driver was Tom and we would highly recommend him to anyone taking a black taxi tour of Belfast!!!. He was very personable and quite funny at times. Tom's portrayal of the troubled history of his city and its affects on its citizens was informative, interesting, as well as objective and empathic to both parties. The second part of the day is the Giant's Causeway and included the optional walk over the rope bridge. The causeway is was very scenic. Walking on the pylons can be tricky because they vary in size and are not always level. Walking the rope bridge was very fun, even on an extremely windy day. We had one lady on our tour that was afraid of heights. I believe that she second guessed herself about walking over the bridge but she did it and was very pleased with herself afterwards.
Amazing trip! From the tour guide on bus, to Tom from Belfast Black cab tours, to beauty of Giant's Causeway.
DO NOT MISS the cab tour of Belfast. The passion and history of the ride is unmatched. I have taken many tours of Ireland, this is one of the best , if not the best! Must do!
The bus was prompt, clean and safe. Driver did an excellent job, Carl I think his name was. Brian was terrific as the guide. He was timely in his comments, factual, added music and other antidotes to make it fun. He was very clear in his instructions but not burdensome. Everyone had a great time!
Wow - a great learning experience - Im glad we took the time to go there.