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“TAKE THE BELFAST DAY TOUR”
Review of Irish Day Tours

Irish Day Tours
Ranked #26 of 280 Tours in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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 -
Reviewed 21 June 2018

BELFAST DAY TOUR

Take this tour, it’s amazing! After tasting the beauty of the land, the sights of Dublin and the pleasures of the pubs, we grabbed at the chance to travel to Belfast and connect first hand and oh so powerfully with the stories and places of the Troubles, (that continues to divide the country and its peoples.) It was a highlight of our three weeks in Ireland.

If you plan to go, aim for a tour lead by Jennifer – she has a wealth of knowledge (a degree in Irish history and archaeology, no less!) and shares the stories with just the right touch - beautifully balanced – plenty of detail, but not too heavy and never biased, nice humour and real connection and care for the people in her group (even gave up her free time break to sit with an ‘oldie’ who chose to stay back on the bus!). Seems she leads a variety of tours, so maybe ask for her at the Tourist Centre booking office.

The tour visited the Falls Road area, the heartland of the Catholic/Irish Republican Army’s struggle, we saw and touched the intensely powerful and moving murals on the wall that keeps one community seperate from the other – with gates still closed and locked each night; visited ‘the other side’, the Shankshill Road area, with the monuments and imagery of their fallen, and sensed the unresolved pain among local Protestant people; saw the very sites of the conflict – a part of Irish history that is so very recent, still real and still trying to work its way through.

Spent a 90minute break in Belfast, visiting the grand, old-world-elegant City Hall, the glass dome on top of the shopping mall that overlooks the whole of Belfast, and just soaked up the feel of the city’s streets and people: quite different to Dublin – it’s worth checking out!

Visited the shipyards where the Titanic was built – the now empty dry dock is another amazing connection with history – and the four story, purpose-built exhibition building of the ‘Titanic Experience’ - less interesting to me, and the two hour visit a bit long, but quite spectacular, and with free entry for the tour group.

A long day, people quite weary on the drive back to Dublin, but well worth it: highly recommended. Thanks James too for quality driving, willing engagement with the passengers, and own knowledge and experience as a leader - providing an extra dimension to the tour commentary.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Rocky was the tour guide for our long day trip from Dublin to Connemara. Rocky did a great job. He explained a lot about Ireland and the Irish people. The scenery was beautiful. We got a boat ride on an Irish fjord where they have aqua farms for mussels and salmon. But just the drive along the mountains, the lakes and the rivers was fantastic. A good tour if you have limited time and a limited budget.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great time visiting Northern Ireland. Max was our driver/guide. Felt like a real road trip traveling with two little ones which isn’t always easy, we made some stops along the way perfect timing for the children to stretch and use the restrooms. MAC was very knowledgeable, really enjoyed listening to stories and fun facts. A must do for anyone trying to visit Northern Ireland everything perfectly timed. Best part... I didn’t have to drive. Will definitely do another tour next time in Ireland

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

If you would like to experience what Ireland has to offer and not get stuck in a city please book Irish day tours. We took two tours. Cliffs of Moher and the Blarney Castle tour. With those two tour, each 12 hours long, we were able to see the entire island of Ireland. We were so happy we did this. Our honeymoon turned out great and big part was because of these tours. Also don’t worry about using up ur battery on the tour, they have USB outlets that allow you to charge. You will get a history lesson and learn about all the major turning points leading up to the day you take off for your adventure. Definitely a must do for the sightseers out there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The trip with booked with Irish tour was perfect, well organised, all on time. Would do it again and recommend it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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