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“Day tour to Belfast”
Review of Irish Day Tours

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Giant's Causeway Day Trip from Dublin including Belfast
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Irish Day Tours are at the forefront of Irish tourism offering seven day tours and two evening tours leaving from Dublin year round. Our tours are handcrafted to give the best day tour experience in Ireland. Led by our legendary guides who will fill your with tales and folklore and give you a deep sense of our countries history. Your adventure with us will say with you long after you’ve departed one of our luxury fleet of couches. Join the adventure with us one of our amazing day tours including ; The Cliffs of Moher & Galway - The Cliffs Of Moher, ‘Premium’ - Giant’s Causeway - Wild Connemara - Belfast & The North - Ireland’s Ancient East - Blarney Castle & Cork - The Gravedigger Ghost Tour - The Storyteller Bus
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This was my first trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland had to be included. My time in this lovely country was limited, so I opted for a day trip from Dublin to Belfast and some parts of the North (Booked online with Viator, but actually offered by Irish Day Tours.)

We set out from Dublin and headed along motorways. Our driver offered the "have you all got your passport" joke shortly before we sped across the border. Our driver/guide was knowledgeable, articulate and, despite his best efforts, delightfully biased in favour of the Republicans.

Our first stop in Belfast was the Irish Republican History Museum. This small collection of items about Republican prisons, made by Republican prisoners and reflecting the history of those troubled times was initiated by Eileen Hickey who was a prisoner in the infamous Armagh Gaol from 1973-1977.

The stark simplicity of many of the exhibits gave some indication of the life of the Republican population as well as the British stationed in the area.

Then it was a short drive to the Peace Wall with its murals and then to the British heavily tagged murals. A large traditional funeral procession that blocked our way gave an added dimension to the tour.

We drove to the Titanic Quarter for photo opportunities and then to Down Cathedral and the large rock which is regarded as St Patrick's traditional burial place. Then on to the nearby St Patrick's Centre where we viewed a wide-screen presentation about this patron Saint of Ireland and also got shopping opportunities.

Our last stop was the ruins of Dundrum Castle. Then it was a pleasant drive through the Mourne Mountains on the way back to Dublin.

This was a great day trip which gave me a better understanding and appreciation of the troubled history of this important part of Ireland.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Just great tour Gerard really made it with his mix of history and myth stories well worth the money!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The guide kept us entertained with various facts and stories, as well as some Irish music.
What we could see of the cliffs and other natural formations were quite nice despite the mist and rain.

Thank Brent S
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A fantastic tour, you don't want to miss. So much to see and listening to. Our wonderful guide Alec, I really recommend him as your guide. One happy man, with lots of information and stories of the country. It's a 12 our trip, but you want it to last longer. Lunch at a local restaurant, very good food. 1 our in Galway city.

Thank Cathrine J
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Our guide, Leo, really made this trip for us. He was extremely knowledgable and, in my opinion played the best music. We took his advice and did the Black Cab Tour in Belfast and thoroughly enjoyed learning the conflicted history of this city. The Causeway and the other sites were wonderful, as well. I highly recommend making the trip up to Northern Ireland, if possible. This was our fourth bus tour with this company and, by far, this was our favorite. Thank you for the wonderful trip, Leo!

Thank Anna C
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