Shirley WeaselUnited States
Garard made certain that we were comfortable and saw all we were asking for — sorry ice hockey isn't a thing in Belfast yet—not his fault. We are ready to learn even more than he introduced us to about Belfast and the beautiful scenery around it. Our first ever whisky tasting and venture through the game of thrones sites made super memories. The authentic small town pub and gorgeous countryside were highlights for us. He was so accommodating and we would always ask for him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Belfast bombers ice hockey team lol Thanks Gerard
Lynne C.Minnetonka, MN, United States
I'm a crazy researcher when it comes to selecting a private guide, as I try to get the most out of my travels. I can genuinely say Gerard's tour was incredible, ranking in our 'all time best'. I'm struggling to find the right words to praise Gerard's tour, we can't stop talking about it, that's the highest compliment I can give. We were enjoying a fabulous day, then Gerard made an impromptu stop that blew us away, making lasting memories. Book with Gerard it will be a day to remember!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Told you Lynne your the captain ��✈️ Thanks Gerard
Devon ReynoldsUnited States
We had a brilliant time with Gerard! He was very personable and went out of his to make sure we enjoyed the tour. The pace was perfect- he allowed us to linger where we liked and move quickly through locations we didn't feel took as much time. The transportation was clean and he was a great conversationalist. We've already referred him to a friend who is headed up there this weekend! ("Eyes closed, eyes open, cheese and onion!" LOL!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ding ding that was a very good review lol Come as visitor leave a friend Mr Gerarrd
Touring Belfast with Gerard M was incredible! He has so much knowledge of the history and the politics of Belfast! He explained years of complicated politics in a detailed but understandable way! And we also saw the beautiful sights!! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! I highly recommend this tour with Gerard M!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Angie and the gang Love showing our beautiful city and how much we all have came on. Gerard
Rosemary B.Las Vegas, NV, United States
Gerard is a terrific guide. We learned so much about the history of Belfast and Northern Ireland. His narrative, his photos and his local knowledge really made this an excellent tour. You can't go wrong with Gerard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you totally delighted
Carol LazarUnited States
Gerard is entertaining! He gave us a fantastic Game of Thrones tour through Northern Ireland. His enthusiasm was great & he also provided us with non stop history & stories about Ireland and the locations we visited. We made tons of stops. Half our group hadn't even watched GOT but it didn't matter- we enjoyed the tour as much as the GOT fans! Can't recommend Gerard highly enough! His car & Driving were excellent, water, snacks & satellite service! 6 out of 5 stars!
Mary Beth DavisUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for using me and Pat. We delighted you enjoyed our changing city and beautiful countryside. And where else would you get 4 seasons in one day. Thanks Gerard
Barbara MacDonaldUnited States
Gerard was a really great guide. He had great content and information about the area and as well as sharing history- both his personally and of the country. His vehicle was the best- filled with snacks and drinks as well as delicious homemade ginger cake made by his mom. My husband was stung by a horsefly and Gerard bought him antihistamine while we were at lunch. It was a great day in Belfast with Gerard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barabra I hope you came as a visitor and left as friend.Thank you for booking myself and enjoying our beautiful country side. Thanks Gerard
Cynthia SchwartzUnited States
Gerard gave an amazing Giants Causeway/GOT tour! I highly recommend Gerard. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Very much Gerard
Annemarie SalowskiUnited States
Gerard was very informative. he knew all about Northern Ireland - its history and lots of info about Game of Thrones locations. He engaged the whole family on our tour and was very adaptable to our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful review and booking myself. As you know l love my country and our people and it’s a city we all proud off. Thanks Gerard
Mary Burke RyanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Loved the 5 stars Mr Gerarrd x
Robert CollinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Pamela CleaverUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this is a outstanding review. Thanks Gerard
Teresa R.United States
BEST 2019 GAME OF THRONES TOUR ! I planned the trip with Gerard 9 months ago, I had so many questions and Gerard said don't worry just book it. So I did, he worked hard at getting us through traffic and tourists to get us our photos. He is a complete gentleman, and host. He had drinks, snacks , cider and other drinks available for us. He was more than willing to stop for breaks-coffee, bathroom. He took the most amazing pictures for us and even used his cell phone to create 3D photos and videos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Teresa Loved the review and my time with you both.I hope you enjoyed your dragon egg and enjoyed your videos and photos. Thanks Gerard
Luna Reich RompaSwitzerland
Gerard picked us up just in front of our hotel, with drinks and snacks for the whole day, and mum-handmade-super-tasty-gingercake (thank you Mary!). And then the show started: so many great spots, lots of information, amazing pictures and a hilarious video (what a fight with the dragons!). A highly recommended tour with a wonderful guide, just don't miss it. Many Stark-thanks for this perfect day Gerard, the pack survives, there is only one throne! The French-Swiss couple, aka Lu and Ben Stark
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lu & Ned Stark The video still makes me laugh and what a brilliant day we all had. Arya for the thrones Mr Gerarrd
Chuck AllenUnited States
Gerard was good at what he does and we would would recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chunk
Kimberly BrattonUnited States
The tour covered a lot of sites from Game of Thrones. Gerard had pictures from the show at each of the sites so you could really visualize the experience. He also provided a lot of history of the area and pointed out other sites of interest. It was a day full of interesting and relevant sites. I enjoyed it very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kimberly, traveller reviews are extremely important as they help others decide wish tour they should take, and know they will receive a quality tour thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. Thanks Gerard Stark lol
One of the best tours we have ever had! Gerard met us on time at our hotel, great car, nice guy, fun personality! We learned so much about the history of Belfast / troubles in an unbiased and interesting story telling way... them off to the causeway! Gerard "blew our socks off" with fun when at the Thrones site, picked a great spot for lunch, adjusted the trip to suit us (showed us Rory's golf course)... timed things right so we missed the huge crowds. Highly recommend Gerard
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this 5 star review after a very busy day. Brilliant craic and enjoy your photos Thanks Gerard
James AchenbachUnited States
The itinerary for this tour looked amazing. We actually saw most of the sights. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and it's history. The issue was with the transportation and actually being able to hear him. The cab was not very comfortable and the speaker that he used kept cutting out so most of the information was difficult to hear and we only heard bits and pieces. Would rather have seen the Titanic sightseeing rather than the political murals and one hour history lesson of the IRA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello James You have been the only one to complain in 180 tours so thank you
Kathryn GannUnited States
We had the tour of a lifetime with Gerard. He was waiting for us when we disembarked our cruise ship. His personal knowledge of the "Troubles" made it much more than just looking at murals. We heard, first hand, about life in Belfast, and about the Black Taxis. He brought history alive for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful review. Gerard
Kevin K.BOULDER CITY, NV, United States
Wow -- what a great day. After arriving in Belfast via train Gerard was there to greet us in his fantastic London cab. So roomy and comfortable - the perfect way to travel around the North of Ireland. My husband and I were regaled with the wonderful stories and history of the North. Gerard is so much fun and we really enjoyed our day - wish I hadn't ended so soon. But maybe we will be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Absolutely delighted you loved my tour. I hope to see you’s again. Mr. Gerrard
John SpaffordUnited States
Gerard was unbelievably knowledgeable on his topic, so much so that there was no way he could get in all of the information he wanted to impart in the time allotted. I would suggest that Gerard either schedule a longer time for his tour or cut down on the amount of the information he shares, although that would be too bad. We would have liked to have seen more of Belfast since much of the "tour" was Gerard sitting in the backseat educating us and we would have liked to have been able to ask more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John Thank you for your brilliant 5 star review and yes l was thinking of offering a longer tour to accommodate people like yourself. Thanks Gerard
Scott McGilberryUnited States
Gerard was an excellent tour guide! He went to great effort to present the political and cultural environment from multiple perspectives. If you want to hear the truth about what life has been like during the conflict in Belfast, Gerard is your guide! He brought places to life and had pictures and video to provide historical context to things that have changed in recent decades. He arrived promptly to pick us up and dropped us at his favorite fish and chip shop when asked for a lunch recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott I love showing tourist our changing city
Patricia T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You
Nik SalemUnited States
Awesome tour. If you don't use Gerard you will lose out
Bobbe CrapoUnited States
Gerard did a great job for us. We had planned a day-long tour of the Antrim Coast and ex-hurricane Ophelia threatened to cancel that. After discussing our options, we went on a (literally) whirlwind tour that included some Game of Thrones sites and the Giant's Causeway. We could not go to the hanging bridge, and we opted not to linger in Bushmills to tour the distillery, but it was not a lost day at all. Gerard especially went the extra mile to engage my son--not always an easy thing to do!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you 5 stars delighted
Jeri BolemanUnited States
Gerard made sure the tour was customized as we requested. He was prompt in picking us up n the morning, and is very knowledgeable on all matters relating to the area, whether it is history, geology, politics, or other current day events. We highly recommend the tour and his services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeri What a pleasure to show you my beautiful country. Thanks Gerard
Robert MaslinUnited States
Great tour by Gerard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert great getting 5 stars
Patrick CahalanUnited States
Gerard did an outstanding job on our tour, not only tailoring it for us (photographers interested in the politics of NI), but also fleshing out a plethora of background and context that we had never been aware of. Well done, Gerard, and highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patrick Thank you for your private message also and delighted you thought my tour was so good. Best regards Gerard
William SkibitskyUnited States
Gerard was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about all the historic sites, had a great sense of humor ans was very flexible. Upon a mention of golf, he took us to Holywood Golf Course, home to Rory McElroy. We were even able to hold the replicas of his many trophy's. Gerard also gave us a very enlightening perspective of the Belfast "troubles" between the Catholics and Protestants (not necessarily a religious issue). Overall our day exceeded our expectations and would highly recommend Gerard .
Cynthia DixonUnited States
Absolutely an incredible tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, personal and delightful...we enjoyed dressing up in his outfits for Game of Thrones....delicious lunch spot...and the Peace Wall is a must...don't miss it...and signing the wall was a bonus...Giants Causeway was amazing.....we also loved his history accounts of the area......guaranteed you will be at awe after this tour!
Jon LoriezoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Gerard was on time, his cab clean and his tour narrative was excellent. The tour was well paced, very informative and unbiased. He is a local driver, exceedingly friendly and was able to give us a concise explaination of the 'troubles' as well as the meaning behind key murals and a glimpse of life now and future pathways. Don't hesitate to book this tour, it was thoroughly excellent.
Rodger B.Lafayette, CA, United States
James ChisholmJacksonville, FL, United States
Chris ArchuletaUnited States
Absolutely loved this tour - if you are a fan of GOT, you will enjoy as well. Gerry takes you to the proven and HBO acknowledged locations and provides supporting photographs from the shows. Small word of warning - be prepared to walk. The rope bridge as well as the Giant's causeway are a good distance from the drop off points.
Lydia WeberUnited States
Gerard was a fantastic tour guide. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly. We booked 5 private tours on our trip and his tour was the best one. We saw so many fabulous places and he allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted. We never felt rushed. Thank you so much Gerard.
Gerald was an excellent guide who did a good job tailoring the tour for our interests, and dealt well with some tough weather. Really knew his stuff.
Celina SimicUnited States
Amazing tour!! Perfect for our family of 6. You were able to find something of interest for every member of the family. Perfect balance between Game of Thrones sites, natural beauty and the issues of your past in Belfast.
Suzanne BurnsCumming, GA, United States
Gerard was incredibly knowledgeable of the history of Belfast, he made our time spent there so worth while. He was so personable and even included my 12 year old daughter in all the conversations. Great tour, would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Gerard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's pleasure showing off our beautiful city to wonderful tourist. Thanks G
Sherwood SterlingIndio, CA, United States
Gerard is a very warm and charming man. He provides his tour in a white cab, very comfortable for 2 with 2 additional jump seats. We enjoyed our tour very much with the only drawback being too much time time spent with Gerard showing pictures and describing the "Troubles". He understandably feels passionately about the conflict but tourists like ourselves would have preferred less history and more present sites and culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you so much for your review and your company.As you seen for yourself its 4 seasons one day and your tour had to be altered to suit weather conditions.The people of Belfast are very greatful for tourist like yourselves coming to our charging city. Best regards Gerard
Ed JohnstonUnited States
Outstanding tour for our group of 6 on a day excursion off a Belfast port call. Gerard shared his extensive knowledge of the area, the history, the politics and the natural beauty that is northern Ireland. He's a great choice for a local tour guide responsive to the needs and interests of the group with a very comfortable vehicle for all passengers.
Very knowledgeable and passionate person. We had a wonderful time.
Eden FederUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eden Thank you for your 5 stars Gerard
Gina PrattUnited States
Great tour of Belfast. Learned so much about "the troubles" and got to see such beautiful scenery, traveling to various Game of Throne sites. Our guide was excellent - funny, knowledgeable, great driver, and excellent at multi-tasking! We had a perfect day.
Annmarie D'AmourUnited States
Had a wonderful day - the coast of Northern Ireland was beautiful and we saw much of it. Plenty of pictures. I was not a "Game of Thrones" fan but after seeing so many of the filming locations, I watched an episode when I went back to the hotel just to see if I could recognize any of those locations. It was also interesting getting a history of the more recent political tensions from someone who lived through them.
Paula HopeUnited States
Fabulous tour. Gerard was so knowledgable and made this tour very interesting
Vivian W.United States
Our Belfast tour was great. Joel met us at the pier instead of Gerard, due to a "motor" problem on Gerard's part. Joel was excellent and we saw some areas and things that a ship's tour might not include. The taxi type car was very comfortable. Joel was a personable Irishman, interesting, and fun.
Bellarri A.United States
Gerard made our visit to Belfast very special. His knowledge was great and he was very proud to share Belfast with us. Great personality and tons of energy. We saw tons and loved it all!!!
Beverly SantilliUnited States
This was not a warm, fuzzy tour. We knew this beforehand. I wanted my 17 yo grandson to get a first hand insight into the Irish "troubles". And this tour lived up to my expectation. Gerard worked hard to give a balanced account of what he has lived through. We were left with a strong sense of hope for the future of North Ireland. I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get a good sense of some of Northern Ireland's history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverly, Thank you for your kind words; it was a pleasure meeting you, guys, and yes, the day was lovely, showing you our wonderful city. Enjoy the rest of your exciting trip and hope to see when you are back to Belfast!
Nancy HerbertUnited States
We had a very tight schedule on our first visit to Northern Ireland and we wanted a day tour with someone fun, knowledgeable, flexible, and passionate about their wonderful country. We found all of that in our tour with Gerard - PLUS some very impressive Games of Thrones components to highlight the entire day. Gerard can provide you with a hybrid tour that shows you the highlights of the northern countryside while showcasing Game of Thrones filming sites, history, and so much more!
Steve O.United States
We were captivated by the city all day, our guide was amazing, friendly, really got the feel for what we wanted to do.
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
I have taken this tour twice and it is an awesome tour. You will see plenty of sites where GOT filmed, and you will get to many sites that the buses can't get to. You will also see great scenery during the tour. Gerard will make it a fun time, and there will be lots of photos to make it memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brilliant buddy love your review
Michael FoucherUnited States
I wanted to thank Gerard for an absolutely phenomenal tour of old Belfast and pubs. We had just one day to visit Belfast and Gerard made the most of every single minute we were there, right down to getting us to the train station to catch the last train from Belfast to Dublin. His passion and knowledge of Belfast is unmatched and I learned more in one day than I had in 50 years. There's not enough space here to say it all so I'll just say TAKE HIS TOUR! Thanks Gerard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can l say about the review its my cup of tea lol Thanks for taking the time to write this and just out showing buddy's our amazing city. Thanks Gerard
James Duncan McNeillCanada
Our trip to the Causeway Coast was a 'roots' trip. We had already done much planning including people to talk with and different sites to visit. In the event the plans changed rapidly during the day. Gerard was more than equal to the task, including contributing to our many conversations, searching church yards, arranging and visiting completely new sites. Intelligent, knowledgeable, and flexible, with a great sense of humour, he made the trip truly wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Duncan l enjoyed the tour very much also and still laugh when we got stuck in the vicars house lol. Thanks Gerard
Laura BensonUnited States
Great experience. The Kernel was welcoming and on time. He went above and beyond to show me and my friends Belfast and Northern Ireland. Best part of my two week tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can l say brilliant day lol
Ian BernsteinUnited States
What a learning experience! Touring through Belfast, witnessing the murals and hearing about their history was truly different than anything we had ever done before. Gerard was very knowledgeable and willing to spend as much time with us as necessary. His own personal family experiences having grown up in the turmoil made the experience even more touching.
John GonnelloUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Gerard. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. We would definitely rate him a 5 out of 5. We have been so pleased with all of our tours with Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John Some great photos
Penny N.United States
My husband and I have taken many tours with TBL and have been so pleased with the company. Most tours have been excellent. However this tour, in our opinions, was not up to TBL standards. It was hard for us to understand Gerard and the speaker in the car was faulty. However, Gerard was a wealth of information and he gave us much extra time at the Titanic site. The weather was cold and pouring rain, but Gerard tried to make the best of the situation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you for your valuable feedback. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the majority of the tour. I am sorry that you had a difficult time understanding me, my intent was not to be rude and I am sorry if I came off in such a way. I will keep this in consideration for my future tours to ensure I provide my best to my travelers.