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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.
Tour guides with Wild Rover were great and I would highly recommend this group. The black taxi tour of Belfast was the highlight of our trip to Ireland.
This trip was the highlight of my 4 weeks in London, Paris, Brussels, ireland, China and Hong Kong. The tour was friendly and one on one. The weather wasn't the best but it didn't put a dampner on the day. When reaching Belfast we had a choise of the black cab tour or spend our time in the titanic museam. We chose the black cab, our driver Tom was our guide there where 5 of us in the cab and the bus tour operator joined us as well. We where taken on a tour of the murals on both the catholic and prodidstent sides of Belfast and given a history of its troubles. We got to sign the peace wall that had been signed by many along with the more famous ( ie Bill Clinton) . From there we headed to the giants Causeway with simply spectacular views of the coast line, stoping to take photos of the castles used in the filming of the Game of Throns, can only imagin how much more beautiful this would have been on a clear day. On arriving at the causeway we walked the road down to the stones that formed this wonderful place and took in the area, then back up to the pub for a warm drink in front if an open fire where we relaxed and dried off. The black cab is a must if you have any connection to the area as we did, our mother being born in Belfast
Dr James K
Very professional and knowledgable tour guides. So much was seen and always on schedule with plenty of stops for photos etc.
Excellent day trip! The tour in Belfast Black Taxi was very informative, however it would have been nice to have some free time at the end to walk around downtown Belfast, have lunch, etc.... The tour also included the Giant Causeway, which is amazing! Its a MUST see! It is a long day, 12+ hours, but worth it!
The Giant's Causeway is an amazing place to visit and we would love to go back to spend more time. The Black Taxi Tour in Belfast was extremely interesting and informative, providing insight into the history and current events in the area. Our guide was very well-versed in the history of Ireland and happily shared his knowledge and excitement about Ireland with us.
I was not familiar with some of the history of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This tour helped to put things into perspective and understanding of Belfast. Being a math teacher, I found the Giant's Causeway to be amazing with its "geometric" stones.
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in learning more about the Troubles or interested in seeing the beautiful landscape of Northern Ireland. Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and make the trip both a fun and learned experience.
This is a real eye opener. Well worth the trip. Wish it was longer. The causeway was beautiful as well. A "must see".
Best tour that we did while on our 10 trip to Ireland.
Easy access from Dublin, comfortable coach ride for 2 hrs to Belfast.
DO NOT DO THIS TRIP WITHOUT THE BLACK TAXI TOUR!!!! (they also give you the option of the Titanic memorial exhibition) Black taxi trip fabulous learning trip for the history specific to the area, and it was enlightening to me that so many of the 20-somethings and younger had never had this history as part of their history curriculum...It is really astounding! Very sobering, and thought provoking! Our driver has lived through these "troubles" all his life, so the history was first hand and personally experienced by him and his family!
Giant's Causeway absolutely beautiful and not to be missed!
For "Game of Thrones" readers or watchers, see the areas used for the filming first hand!