Amazing Day

Our driver for the day, Mark , was amazing from the moment he met us at our cruise ship in his pristine black Mercedes. He was professional, yet made us feel very comfortable, well taken care of and like we were touring with an old friend. As we drove out of Belfast towards the Antrim Coast, Mark told us the history of The Troubles through his own very personal experiences growing up…it was fascinating and so very sad finding out that so much of what happened was never fully shared with the American public.
Mark asked if we had a specific itinerary that we wanted keep to for the day and we told him to show us everything he thought we needed to see in our limited 8 hours in port. We were so very impressed with the sights that we saw…Mark completely out did himself and exceed all of our expectations!!
When family and friends ask what are favorite part of our 3 week vacation was…we tell them our tour in Belfast. Honestly. Simply amazing!!

Kim M

Giants Causeway Tour

“Official Black Taxi tour”

We spent a wonderful day with Norman Reilley that included a very informative visit to the Falls and Shankhill Roads murals before heading off to the Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Norman was very knowledgeable and we felt that his commentary added a dimension to our visit that we would not have experienced had we gone with a group tour. Highly recommended.

troischat

Giants Causeway Tour

“What a rewarding day!”

Unbelievable day. We planned this excursion from our British Isles Princess cruise. GREAT decision. Our driver and guide was Michael, and oh what a day. We headed out of Belfast early, drove up the gorgeous Antrim coast, with a rest stop as well as a stop at Cushendun, near where the Irish Sea meets the North Atlantic. Just gorgeous. We stopped for a fabulous view of the rope bridge, but the line was far too long and our group chose not to wait to cross the bridge. We drove on to Giant‘s Causeway where we spent an amazing hour or so. What a natural wonder. DON’T miss it. Then we motored on to Dunluce Castle and nearby Wee Cottage for a delightful lunch. On our return to Belfast, we detoured to see the striking avenue of 200 year old beech trees made famous on the Game of Thrones. We concluded our day with a tour of the murals and sights of the Troubles, quite an awakening for all of us on this tour. Signing the peace wall was just an amazing experience. Highly recommend this memorable and beautiful experience.

SharonSourLake_Texas

Giants Causeway Tour

“A stimulating private tour!”

Our group of four had a very satisfying day of touring the greater Belfast area. We were met promptly at 8:30 AM by our guide, Paddy. When we asked him to give a little background history, he did not hesitate. Paddy provided much history on Northern Ireland’s troubled past right up to the present time. He had/has very strong opinions on Northern Ireland’s relationship with Britain and it was easy to determine his stand on issues.
Paddy drove us along the Northern Ireland coastline. We visited and crossed the rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede and explored the Giant‘s Causeway. Stops were made at Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Distillery. Although we did not take the distillery tour, Paddy knew right where to take us for free whiskey samples! He also drove us to some locations where the show, “Game of Thrones”, was filmed.
Paddy honored our request to skip lunch and continue touring as we wanted to see as much as possible. Instead of driving us back to Belfast on a direct highway, he once again honored our request to go a more scenic route through coastal towns and beautiful hillsides with grazing sheep. We rode for a few hours.
Lastly, Paddy took us back into Belfast and when requested, showed us the wall/fence separating the Protestants and the Catholics. He returned us to the dock at 5:30 after a very full day of sightseeing. We recommend this tour!

Connie528

Giants Causeway Tour

“†Giants‡ †Causeway‡ & Antrim Coast”

Wow! What a great way to spend the day. We toured with Francis who was wonderful! He provided so much knowledge to us about Belfast and then took us on a road adventure. We had a wonderful time seeing Giants Causeway! Francis knew just the right places that we could experience the beauty of Ireland. We also visited many Game of Thrones sites! We had a great time and recommend to anyone coming this way. Ask for Francis! You won’t regret it.

travellover914

Giants Causeway Tour

“The Best of Ireland!”

I must say that the husband came to Northern Ireland not entirely happy about it. But he left saying that this was the best part of our 5 week travels through Ireland and Scotland. And the best of the best?? This tour. Hands down. We were lucky to be able to book the tour the day previous and really lucky to get our guide, Norman. Word to the wise – book in advance! Anyway, Norman picked us up at exactly the time and took us into the Protestant/Catholic areas of discontent, shall we say. We were amazed! At the walls, at the murals, at the stories, at the immensity and sadness of it all. You cannot miss this tour! It is so relevant to our “troubles” today. And Norman is the best of the best!!!

Graciel

Belfast Murals Tour

“Loved the wall murals”

This is the new way to see parts of Belfast that for years were not safe places to be. We were given a outstanding verbal commentary by John our taxi driver.We got out of the taxi and walked around the Shankill Road and signed the peace wall and also walked around the Falls Road. Total cost was forty pounds sterling and was worth every penny and more. It is an amazing story about the way people lived during some of the worst troubles Northern Ireland has ever suffered. It will amaze you.

Andrew M

Belfast Murals Tour

“Fascinating experience”

As it was our first trip to Belfast we considered the Belfast Black Taxi tour a good way of gaining a local insight into the recent history of the city. We were driven by Davey who straight away came across as a most interesting guide. For around 2 hours we were took from the heart of the catholic area within the fascinating city into the (in)famous Shankill Road West Belfast. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and engaging and the time just flew by. Definitely worth the money and I’d be tempted to go again if I were in town again! Thanks Davey, good to make your acquaintance!

GrahamBoban

Belfast Murals Tour

“Fantastic personalised tour of the murals in Belfast”

Our driver Alan brought us on a very poignant and honest tour around some of the most famous of the Belfast murals, He shared his memories and was generous with both his time, his reminiscences and his views of the current situation.

Renaat V

Belfast Murals Tour

Game of Thrones

Would definitely recommend it and would go again. We enjoyed Phillip so much we booked a Game of Thrones and Giants Causeway trip with him too.

Laura_Bonar

Game of Thrones Tour

Cruiseship Excursion

This tour was the highlight of our cruise. We drove up the coast to causeway, and still had time to see Belfast. Peter our tour guide with Paddy’s Black Cab was great. The insight provided into Northern Ireland history was very insightful.

Marty and Casey

Cruiseship Excursion Tour

“Really good tour”

Did this tour with driver John (JR or was that Sue Ellen?) Such a good tour, really informative, the sight of one of the peace walls made it so real and current. The muralsare incredible, the stories behind them even more so. Would highly recommend to everyone, eye opening.

Margret N

Belfast Murals Tour

“Great Perspective, Very Disturbing”

I booked this tour to pick up my travel partner, 18 year old son and me from the cruisedock. I emailed back and forth a few times and a tour combining the history of Belfast and a political tour. Our guide did a marvelous job sharing the history and the politics that make Belfast unique.

Modernising

Cruiseship Excursion Tour