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.
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.Henderson, 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
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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
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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.
Steve JohnsonUnited States
This tour provided my group of visitors from America a firsthand look at the Troubles and their impact on the people of Belfast. Gerard and his coworker Joel gave expert, firsthand commentary as only eyewitnesses and participants can-our group of teachers and their family members had an experience they will never forget. This is the second time I've taken a tour with Gerard and he is terrific. He knows the history, knows how to engage his audience and allow them to discover the events which shaped Belfast
Lyanne L. WassermannHollywood, FL, United States
We were met by this jovial person in a white London taxi (one of very few in existence) and off we went for an outstanding tour of Belfast. All four of is had previous oponions about Belfast which were quickly dispelled by Gerard. He very ably and sensitively explained the history/political events which took place over the years - then took us to see the murals which were difficult to view but brought the history alive. He wisely ended the tour with a visit to the castle. A perfect end to a perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brillant review thanks
Rhonda SaundersLos Angeles, CA, United States
Educational and emotional presentation regarding the political history of Belfast. Gerard is an amazing guide who has a wealth of knowledge about this subject. Would recommend Gerard and this tour to anyone who wants real insight into the decades long conflict from both sides.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brilliant review thank you
Linda ButtsUnited States
Very well documented; very interesting; very balanced. Excellent tour.
Phillip HowardUnited States
Gerard gave us a wonderful history lesson about Northern Ireland not only his knowledge, but with many photos and historical articles. Took us to see many of the murals and brought them to "life" with his commentary. Highly recommend a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brilliant view thanks Cindy & Philp
Sergei GrandoUnited States
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Nancy CarlsonUnited States
Gerald gave us a terrific tour. He managed to beat the tour buses to many locations, and gave practical advice about what to see in the time we had. Therefore we saw more than most tourists. The Troubles were significant to Gerald, and with broad views as well as passion, he explained the history of the murals of Belfast. This he did at our request. He also took us to places that tour buses could not go. He was very concerned about our comfort, and we had fun riding in his cab.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you This review is brilliant
Murrell Jay EichelbergerUnited States
Great tour. We started with a brief history of Belfast and then proceded on to some memorable locations in The Game of Thrones. Jerry was quite knowledgeable of the scenes and took photos that matched the camera views of the production. Jerry knew of a location used in the upcoming Season 5 and showed them to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and Jerry's knowledgeable discussions as we traveled. Jerry has a quick wit. Enjoyed his company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jay Enjoyed
Bonnie LaskyUnited States
Gerald was a great guide and a very good driver. We had lots of fun joking and laughing. He is a Photo crazy person so he took us to all the best places and suggested photo sites plus taking our photos and emailing them to us. Can you believe he made a picnic lunch for us!!! and all five of us enjoyed his "Ginger Cake" and chicken wraps. We got to see everything we wanted to and more. We learned in detail about the Belfast history and the progress that has been made toward a better life for all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brilliant :-)
Evelyn J.Suffolk, VA, United States
Gerard's tour of the Giants Causeway and Belfast was outstanding. Although the rain really made the Causeway miserable, Gerard took us to other places so our day was not a total washout. After notifying him that our ship would be an hour later than planned,when Gerard arrived to pick us up he had prepared a lunch so we would not have to stop. His ginger cake is the bomb!I would recommend this tour to anyone. His first hand knowledge of the troubles in Belfast is history you do not obtain from books.
Stefanie N.United States
Anyone going to Belfast should take this excellent tour. Having experienced The Troubles firsthand, Gerard understands the historical context well and did a great job helping us understand it with his personal photographs. Our family highly recommends this tour. We only had a day and had trouble deciding between this tour and the Giant's Causeway visit. We are so glad we chose to see the murals with Gerard and feel we now have a good understanding of the past, present, and future of Northern Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you folks I hope you enjoy the books. Thanks Gerard
Richard I.Franklin, TN, United States
This tour with Gerard is a must for everyone! It's as educating as it is interesting. Our family thoroughly enjoyed all the sites and the knowledge he shared! He even prepared a home made picnic at one of the sites!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks great review
Margaret JanssonUnited States
The sharing of informative life history, growing up in Belfest and a personality-plus, best guide I ever meet ....that's Gerard!!! Showed us the best of Ireland in 6 hrs. to a bunch of photographer's who are known for dawdling. Please pass my email onto him because I have lost his card I would like to forward some pics to him. Thanks Gerard....great day!!!! He is a 5 star guy. Favorite new saying "BIGGER than life." Peggy Jansson
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wee boys grow into big men
Stacy SwanUnited States
My husband and I live in Germany and flew over to Dublin Friday night after work for a long weekend. Our first sightseeing adventure was this tour in Belfast on Saturday morning. We took the train from Dublin to Belfast (super easy to figure out, very nice train) and Gerard was waiting for us with our name on a whiteboard as we exited the train. We chose to do the Game of Thrones tour, along with seeing Giants Causeway, and learning about the troubles in Belfast. Gerard picked us up in his white taxi, an
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tim :-)
Arturo SanchezUnited States
Gerard was also great. Very informative and willing to share everything about his city and surroundings. We had a great time due to his energetic and accommodating style in providing his services. We area taking a lot of memories from this tour, as well as all of the tours we took via Tours by locals. Highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Art I enjoyed the day and the sun shine Thanks G
Cathy SnyderUnited States
SO knowledgable, friendly and provided us with a first-rate tour. Gerard made sure he discussed the background and history of everything he showed us. We came away with a fantastic understanding and appreciation of what the people of Belfast had undergone. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Gerard and the mural tour. PLEASE make sure you get a reputable guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cathy Thank you for this 5 star rating.
Robin LoveUnited States
Wonderful tour and the highlight of our trip! Gerard is a superb guide - so informative and thoughtful. We booked the tour for the Game of Throne sites, and got to visit the beautiful settings from the series. Gerard's knowledge about the filming of the show and the area was a delight. His explanation of the political history of the Northern Ireland was fascinating (and the Belfast murals are amazing). The opportunity to visit the Giant's Causeway was magnificent. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you For your kind and excellent review. Gerard
Doug BensonUnited States
Terrific day in Belfast with Gerard - I recommend his tour and was very pleased with the way he covered the complexity that is Belfast.
Bryan ButlerHuntsville, AL, United States
Due to a family emergency we were given a replacement guide and vehicle. This change was accomplished with great efficiency and we had a wonderful tour. Hats off to tours by locals and we will definitely look at utilizing this service again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan sorry l could do you tour and l got another excellent guide to replace me. I inform Colm about your review Thanks Gerard
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
David RikerUnited States
Gerard was so personable and informative about the sites we visited. We had a full day of going so many places we wanted to go and some we hadn't ever though of going. Gerard helped us understand where our kin folks had come from and their history in that area of Ireland. He met us as we came off the ship and we beat all the other shore excursions to the top sites in the area. I would recommend his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David
Lisa HargissUnited States
This tour was amazing. Gerard has such a deep knowledge of the troubles and presents the information giving both sides respect. He is passionate and positive about the peace process and the future of Belfast. He lived through The Troubles as a small boy; his knowledge is personal and full of color. His photographs of that time period were so helpful in showing the time period. He was very accommodating and took us to places that were not on the regular tourist track - we had an amazing time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your CD was brilliant girls :-) Thank you for the excellent review
Jean Ryan-WilliamsUnited States
I would give 6 stars if I could. What a wonderful tour. Gerry squeezed in alot. We were late getting off the ship due to demonstrations in Belfast this day.He took us to the political drawings and monuments first to make sure we got them in ( due to demonstrations from both sides, Irish & English) The giants causeway is a must see, as are the trees from a game of thrones. Gerry packed us a lovely lunch which we ate with a lovely water view . All this in addition to a wonderful and knowledgeable tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean excellent review delight you enjoyed myour
We spend a most enjoyable and informative day with Gerard, the morning seeing the outstanding countryside along the coastal road to the Giant's Causeway, the afternoon in Belfast. Gerard is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining, and adapted the tour to fit our interests including a visit to the historic Crown pub. The afternoon was spent touring Belfast where we gained a much better understanding of the Troubles and the current political climate. We saw so much and learned so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne-louise l really enjoyed your company lol I think we all gelled?
Dale SmithJackson, WI, United States
This was an excellent tour...two tours really as the trip along the Antrim coast on the Causeway Coastal Route was completely different than our political tour of Belfast. The sites along the Antrim coast were amazing and we packed in quite a bit into a single day. In retrospect, we should have planned for lunch, but found ample opportunity to snack along the way. As we booked a late train, our guide (Mick) was good enough to extend our trip with a tour of the Titanic Quarter. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Dale
Sherry SpanUnited States
Should be 6 stars! Gerard was a fun and knowledgeable guide. This tour was the highlight of our 12 day cruise in the British Isles. We had an amazing day driving out to the coast. It was beautiful. The political tour of Belfast was outstanding as well! Gerard taught us about the history of the conflict only as a person who lived through it could. It was fascinating. My only complaint is that we didn't have another 8 hours to spend with him. I had such a wonderful time. I didn't want to leave!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can l say THANK YOU SO MUCH!
John H.United Kingdom
This was the best tour we have undertaken. It combined beautiful scenery with spectacular, natural settings and all accompanied by comprehensive, amusing commentary. The day concluded with the recent political element of the tour and included visiting the areas previously only seen on TV. Gerard managed to explain the tragedies suffered by both sides of the divide whilst keeping a balanced perspective and finished with a hopeful message for the future. A great day, thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John and Anne This was the best weather ever and brilliant company with The Husseys
Julie McElieceUnited States
Our tour of Northern Ireland with Gerard was a highlight of our British Isles cruise. Our personalized tour enabled us to visit the major sites of Belfast and Northern Ireland while avoiding the crowds associated with packaged bus tours. We were able to visit locations inaccessible to buses, stop for photos whenever we desired and covered more ground than any of the packaged tours. The key to the experience however was our guide, Gerard - personable, considerate and deeply knowledgeable.
Kathleen McDonnellUnited States
Great tour. Gerald's knowledge of Belfast is amazing. He went out of his way to provide great customer service while giving a very inspirational, thought provoking tour. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend Gerald and this tour to anyone visting Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathleen A day to remember for me as well.
Russ KovalUnited States
We had the best day on our tour with Gerald, it was worth every penny. We enjoyed the city of Belfast, seeing things we would never have found on our own and Gerald's stories added so much more to the tour. We enjoyed the drive along the coast, Giant's Causeway, and again, all of the special spots and treats we never would have found on our own. The car is beautiful and we felt like rock starts with all the private attention. Thanks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much :-) I'm very glad l was able to show of my beautiful country. Gerard
Steve PenningtonUnited States
Gerard's tour was teriffic. He gave us a great deal of history on the "troubles" in Ireland. It was set in the proper historical context. The details with his own picture album, mural tour, and on site comentary was very good. Would highly recommend Gerard for those "really" interested in this period of Irish history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve,Michael from The Hudson bar says thanks also. You and the gang are always welcome in our changing Belfast,
Stephen WeissUnited States
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Dale WinogradUnited States
What a day, even had a picnic lunch! Gerald had everything ready, and showed us alot in one day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dale What a tour!
Larry CoyUnited States
Gerald provided us with an Outstanding tour. All things being equal, I wish that we did not spend the time to travel to the Giant's causeway. The tour and commentary of Belfast was by far the most interesting part of the tour and could have used a lot more time to listen to Gerald. He gave us an entire college history course in the span of a few short hours. Gerald is an excellent guide. Thank you Gerald for sharing your vast knowledge and passion of Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Some people enjoy the Belfast tour more that the Causeway
Lynne KolpUnited States
Gerard was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and gained a much better understanding of The Troubles. He helped us underrstand the history and the depth of the conflict as well as the progress, peace process, and hope for the future. I would strongly recommend his tour to anyone visiting Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynne I also enjoyed promoting our changing city. Gerard
We spent an enjoyable day seeing the highlights of Northern Ireland and learning many things. Gerald has "the luck of the Irish" as this was the only day of our 3 week European vacation that we had any amount of sun. Jim
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim
Patricia McGuireUnited States
sorry for delay in responding to the tour. My group had a wonderful experience. Gerald and Paddy were terrific. Doing this tour was something I truly wanted to do while I was in Ireland. I can only say that Gerald exceded my expectation. Thank you for a very special day. Patti McGuire
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Patrica I hope you liked the photos l sent of you group enjoying are changing Belfast.
We were fortunate to get Gerald and his white Rolls Royce cab for our tour.He was waiting for us at the cruise ship terminal and gave us a memorable day tour of N.Ireland.He tailored the day for us.We started at the Giant's Causeway, had great photo opportunities along the coast of N.Ireland, were able to see some of the Glens of Antrim. Gerald then gave us an excellent,very passionate tour and discussion of the history and insights of the conflicts of N. Ireland & Belfast. We highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margo l hope you liked you photos and thank you for the tip. Gerard
Ina ParedesUnited States
Gerard is an excellent tour guide. He knows Belfast like the palm of his hand and made sure to showcase and highlight the best there is to see and more especially Giant's Causeway and the Antrims. The group had fun with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ina I told you l delivery the best tour your group had so far on their cruise.
Dorothy Lynn HolenderUnited States
Gerald gave my family a great tour of the City of Belfast and the Glens of Antrim. He shared his experience and knowledge of "The Troubles" and took us to some of the most scenic areas on the northern coast. We will never forget all that we learned about Belfast and the drive up the coast. We will definitely return to Northern Ireland. Thank you Gerald!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Excellent Tour. Easy payment with Paypal. Pick-up and drop-off at cruise port. Car comfortable for 3. Drinks and refreshments provided for free. Gerry's very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Irish accent took a bit to get used to. Took us to all the excellent photo spots. Tour took 6 hours. Did not visit Bushmill distillery as not interested. Did not cross rope bridge but got great photos from a high viewpoint. Lots of time at the giant causeway. Coastal drive was fantastic. Wish more time for city tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anna for the review sorry about the Belfast tour but after the bomb scares a few weeks earlier l wanted to safe rather than sorry.Thanks very much Gerard
Curtis BatesUnited States
We had a great time on this tour. Gerald was waiting for us when we came off the cruise ship with his white Rolls Royce cab (very cute). The sites were just terrific and Gerald gave a great tour of Belfast including an outstanding discussion of the history and insights of the conflicts. You couldn't ask for much more in the tour. Great job!
Gerard got us though an 8 hour tour in 6 hours (to meet our schedule) without missing a sight. In fact he prepared a box lunch for us to keep us on schedule which was thoroughly enjoyed. Great commentary, great sights, nice car and would recommend this tour highly. Best for about 2 -4 people.