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The tour is FANTASTIC! Dave was our friendly guide and Derrick the bus driver from McComb's. My husband and I barely made it on time to the train station, and we're so glad. This was an experience of a lifetime. It was pouring down rain when we left the train station in Dublin and when we arrived for the bus in Belfast, but the weather cleared up as we drove further north. A word of caution about the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge...it is not for someone who is frail or out of shape. It's a steep long walk to the bridge on unlevel rock steps. The walk back up the hill is very challenging. Only 2 hours is allotted for the rope bridge, and you will need every minute. The views are breathtaking and worth the hike. It was a long day, but it was the one of the best days ever. Thanks Dave for sharing a drink at The Crown Bar in Belfast. Thanks Derrick for the funny jokes and informative history lessons.
Was a wonderful tour! Great views along the coast. We had a good amount of time at the rope bridge and plenty of time at the giant's causeway. The tour guide and driver were wonderful, gave us a detailed itinerary to help plan our time.
This was an amazingly scenic tour of the Antrim Glens and the North coast. Patrick was an exceptional driver, providing both historical and anecdotal stories that made the trip very entertaining. The stop at Bushmill's was an amazing bonus!
This trip packs a lot of sights into one very long dayespecially if you begin the day in Dublin, but it is totally worth it!
I went to Ireland in December, I took my grandmother and a friend. We thought it would be a good idea to take a tour of Northern Ireland while there. It was the best idea ever, the trip was amazing I dont think I could have planned anything better. Our tour guide met us at the train station and road with us to Belfast, while on the train he gave us a lot of information about Northern Ireland. Once in Belfast a very nice tour bus picked us up and we were able to sit in the front row perfect view of everything, the bus driver was a great tour guide himself, he was very informative. We were all so pleased with this trip, the price was extremely reasonable for all the sights, information and length of this tour. If we make it back to Europe I will be sure to book another trip through Viator.
It was a great day but a very long day. The train ride was comfortable. The food and drink cart comes to you and you can order hot sandwiches. The bus ride up to northern coast to the Giant's Causeway was absolutely stunning. The rope bridge was fun to cross but it is a long walk to get to it and then back to the bus. Lunch at Bushmills was fine. Nothing special. The Giant's Causway was really cool. It is a little bit of a walk to get down to the ocean. There is a bus for a small fee. The stones are very hard to walk on. They are extremely slippery. You really have to take your time and be careful. We had good weather and could see Scotland. It was a nice time to visit (the end of November) as it wasn't crowded.
We visited Dublin in September 2014 and made a point to take this tour. It is long, but worth it. There are so many sights covered and it is a long trip, so be warned. The best part of the trip for me was the Rope Bridge. Although I was terrified, it was worth the hike across, as you can get some really nice pictures.
I highly recommend taking this tour over some of the other coach only tours- as the scenery on the train was incredible!
The trip is a bit long ( whole day ) but was wealth it !
Our tour guide was wonderful! Be sure to walk the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge on this tour! The views on this tour are life changing.
The tour was excellent. The guides on both the train and the bus were excellent. The seats on the train were reserved and a very nice ride into Belfast. We were met by a tour bus which already had passengers. Some seats were reserved for the people arriving by train. We had some single travelers who refused to sit with other single travelers. The only negative was that my husband and myself were unable to sit together for the entire bus trip. The guides tried to get the singles to move but they would not move. One of the single travelers gave our train guide a very hard time but he was good on handling her. She had no respect for other passengers. The day however was wonderful and I would recommend it to others.
Great way to get a glimpse of Northern Ireland! Train was the way to go from Dublin to Belfast - quick, convinient, and relaxing. Unfortunately, it made us last to get on the tour bus in Belfast so we didn't have very good options for seats. Even so, Giant's Causeway should not be missed!!
I really liked this trip - all of it. I had especially wanted to see the Giant's Causeway and it was just as beautiful as I thought it would be; but the rest of the trip on the train, the bus along the coast, the tour guide, all made for a very enjoyable day. To top it off, we had beautiful weather! Fran C. Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
Despite the somewhat rainy weather we encountered, this tour was fantastic. We enjoyed the 2 1/4 hour train ride from Dublin to Belfast - went very quick in the comfort and roominess of train. An escort was with us the entire time. We were taken immediately upon arrival to tour bus. The scenery was just beautiful. We had to trudge through the rain to walk the Carrick Rede Rope Bridge. A little windy and hairy but despite the weather not too bad walking across it. The rain stopped by the time we reach Giant's Causeway. It was very windy, but my boys enjoyed walking along the slippery rocks (due to earlier rain). We climbed a path to the top to overlook to get different perspective. Stopped at Bushmill's Distillery for lunch; great place to warm up! Would totally recommend this trip rain or shine!
The whole trip from beginning to end was amazing, Our tour guides both on the train and coach were very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information about the geography and history of the area. The weather couldn't have been better.
Our favorite tour of the trip. The Giant's Causeway is difficult to describe. We had excellent weather and visibility and the pictures are post card ready. Easy train ride to Belfast and fun, yet scary bus ride through the mountains. Walking across the suspended bridge was fun. This is a must do trip for anyone going to Dublin.
Sean and Patrick were great guides!! The weather was awesome and so was the scenery. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Wow! My family, including a tween and teenager, loved this tour! The synopsis doesn't cover everything that you get to see and experience. It was out first trip to Ireland and it was a favorite part of our entire vacation. We also loved, Brian, our tour guide. Very informative and fun!
The trip was spectacular and our guide Paddy did everything that he could to make it an enjoyable experience. He had made all arrangements for train and bus travel, stayed with the group for the entire trip and was available for any and all questions. And the Causeway Road was one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen. The countryside included the brightest greens that one could imagine, the sea views were spectacular and I wanted to move to one of the many small fishing villages that we saw along the way. The rope bridge was also lots of fun. I definitely recommend this tour.
This was the best part of our whole trip to Ireland, no fuss with fantastic scenery! So glad we chose the one that included the carrick a rede rope bridge, it was the best part! The tour included more than we even thought it would and Paddy, our tour guide was amazing!
My son's family reported that they very much enjoyed this trip. They particularly complimented the comfortable coach (which they transferred to after their train arrival) and the tour guide. The trip to Bushmills was an unexpected highlight. They really enjoyed being able to have personalized labels made for their purchased bottles. Although it was a long day, particularly with a toddler, they had so much fun it was worth it!