Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom by Tour Guide Joe M.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joe M.
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Carol Weiss

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnx for the 5 star

Lesley C.

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 5/18

If you have the good fortune to book Joe as your tour guide, you are in for a treat. We had an absolutely marvelous day; one that we shall remember for a very long time. Joe is great fun and has so many stories to tell, you will be absolutely intrigued. He'll make your day special for sure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lesley Thank you for your excellent feedback.

Terry McCaskill

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 23/18

Joe was timely, courteous and we felt very safe with his driving. He had many informative and amusing stories and tales. The perfect tour for us. Would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Terry thank you for your excellent review it was a fun day in your company your video is almost ready for me to send send me an email for it, joe

Nina Cerda

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 10/18

This tour was our favorite. His knowledge first hand of Belfast and Ireland in general made our day full of interesting stops and great conversation. Joe goes over and above to accommodate his guests. By the end you will not only love Ireland but also have a great level of respect for its history. He is a true professional!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nina thank you for your excellent review I have your video ready also. thank you for the private comments, that means so much to me joe

Gary Zauf

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 17/18

We went on 10 excursions during our UK trip and Joe was #1. Not only did he show us many exciting attractions, several of which were off the beaten path, but he held our attention for 9 hours with information about the Irish struggle and humorous stories. Our group of 8 all wish that we could have a person like Joe as our tour guide every time we explore a new land.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Gary what feedback that is. I am very honoured to receive such kind words Thank you Joe

John (I use my middle name, David) Flemming

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 15/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John with the middle name David

Martin Krall

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 10/18

Excellent guide. Very informative. His personal experiences during the "Troubles" provided a fascinating perspective, but he tried very hard (and successfully) to be even-handed in describing the extremely, complex and volatile modern history of Northern Ireland. As a really valuable bonus, Joe carries a drone with him. That enabled us to get a birds-eye view of some fascinating sights that could not be seen from the customary tourist vantage points.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great review Martin Thank you both for your excellent company Joe

Pamela Smith

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 11/18

Joe was awesome. We could not have had a more entertaining guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you pamela It was lovely meeting the group Joe

Lori Dewetter

El Paso, TX, United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 8/18

This was the best tour we have ever been on! Joe was absolutely fabulous. Picking 4 of us up at our Belfast hotel right on time, he drove us along the northwestern Irish coast to the Giants Causeway, stopping at many various points where we saw beautiful sights and views, including walking on an amazing rope bridge. Not only was he knowledgeable about everything we saw (showing us many Game of Thrones locations), he enlightened us on the political turbulence that Northern Ireland has experienced.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fantastic review lori It was a fab day Thank you Joe

Timothy Carr

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 3/18

Joe told some of the best stories! We learned about the genesis of the IRA and what it was like living in Belfast during the turmoil. He had an absolutely hilarious story about a tea party and an IRA soldier running through the house. He kept the stories rolling and we learned a lot about the landscape of the north. We got to the rope bridge but we both opted not to cross it. So, Joe flew a drone out over the bridge and we wore viewing goggles to get a birdseye view. It was astonishing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you both Joe

Kevin Penwarden

South Africa
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 10/17

It was a terrific day - Joe is an extraordinarily good tour guide, great on all the history, wonderful anecdotes, sense of humor and much more

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you kevin

William Roderick

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 21/17

Joe was punctual, very personable, and extremely knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the conversations with Joe, he has a passion for Belfast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William I hope you enjoy the rest of your journeys on our little island Joe

Karl Bailey

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 15/17

Joe is the best tour guide ever. Amazing knowledge and experience regarding northern Ireland. Fun to talk and laugh with throughout the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karl

JoAnn G.

Cold Spring, MN, United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Catherine Roberts

ANCASTER, ON, Canada
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 9/17

Fantastic tour and would highly recommend this guide. Lots of information and really takes care of his passengers. Sense of humour also. Great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine A great review Gladly accepted Joe

Kathleen Burton

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 31/17

Joe's tour was fantastic! Our family of 5 were thrilled with everything! From pick up to drop off Joe taught us about local history, citing great personal stories of what he and his family have experienced through years of change. He was able to get us places unattainable by the normal tour bus. We had the flexibility to alter our schedule around rain showers, too. The pictures and family experience of this tour will never be forgotten! Joe returned an hour after drop off to return a camera I had left!

Diana Nohava

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 18/17

Arriving via a cruise ship and wanting to maximized our tour time, we chose this tour with Joe. His knowledge of the area was great. Joe provided a great personalized tour. You are in for a real treat if you are a fan of the Game of Thrones. You will receive an exceptional tour of the area with some wonderful knowledge of the Game of Thrones thrown in. Joe took us to a few locations that tour buses cannot go due to the narrow streets and limited access. We had a great day and fantastic tour with Joe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diana Much appreciated Joe

Karen Berkowitz

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 17/17

Joe was an absolute delight. He is knowledgeable, well prepared and provided the quality beyond what we have experienced with private guides. We travel around the world and Joe was the best guide we have been with since booking TBL. We are from the US and our friends from Canada. We all felt the same about the day. Joe was able to clearly explain the Northern Ireland Situation to us and we ended our day in Belfast and were all extremely moved by what we saw in the city. We talked for hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow Karen what an amazing review, your private message also was extremely kind thank you so much, and I am glad my tour had that lasting memory you will carry with you all joe

Paulette Marcoulides

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 30/16

WOW! What an extraordinary adventure with Joe. He was everything a tour guide should be and more. Personable, knowledgeable and fantastic!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Paulette for your kind words joe

Lisa Chan

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 4/16

We had a wonderful time with Joe at Belfast. He took us all around to all the sites we wanted to see and more. I give him 5 our of 5 stars for the tour. He was very professional, humorous and informative about all the areas we visited. He gave us ample time to see the sites without rushing like other tours and offered up great restaurant choices for our lunch break. Thank-you for your services!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa, I really enjoyed your company also Joe M.

Tom Heyser

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 24/16

Joe is a magnificent tour guide! His sense of humor, keen knowledge combined with true grit experiences of Belfast will render you spellbound!! You will tour with exquisite comfort within his wonderful "English Taxi". He is truly authentic and the best you can imagine. Tom & Nicki Heyser

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom for your excellent review. It was great meeting you. Joe

Wendy Lam

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway shoreExcursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 15/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Wendy for adding another excellent review to my profile listing, I really loved the group, funny, witty, always up for a laugh and generally very nice people, thank you for making it a great experience for me also. Joe M

Martin Steere

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 5/16

We enjoyed this tour very much. Joe is a nice guy and couldn't have been a better host. He had lots of good stories and information. One of the highlights was the opportunity to see some of the sites from Game of Thrones. The cab was comfortable, and we could hear Joe's narrative very well. I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Martin for providing an excellent review of my tour, i Did get an extra intercom system fitted as I know it is very important for passengers to hear me from the drivers seat, particularly on the coastal road tours, thank you for confirming my plan works :-)

Bettina K.

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 25/16

Joe was absolutely terrific! We were able to see the Giants Causeway, walk the rope bridge, see much of the spectacular Northern Ireland coast, and see the murals in Belfast--all in one day, without feeling rushed. We truly felt like a good friend was taking us around--Joe has lived in Belfast all of his life and is so genuine. Beyond sharing history and sights, Joe gave of himself--which made our day one we will always remember. Thanks, Joe, for a very special day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bettina..your enjoyment of my tour makes it special for me also. I fully agree with you..this was like travelling with established friends. Thank you for choosing me to travel with. Joe

Marguerite (Maggi) Perkins

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 14/16

Great day! I asked ahead of time and Joe modified the normal tour to get in a few more castle ruins and plenty of time to wander around Dunluce Castle. Joe also has a store of Game of Thrones locations knowledge (which was wasted on this non-watcher).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maggi thank you for an excellent review, i was sure after the info I passed on and the sites we saw that you would become an avid fan of G.O.T, heres hoping, I hope the dog didn't miss you too much, thank you joe m.

Dennis Schaffer

Texas, 77384, United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 8/16

Excellent tour and guide that met my expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you David, I am so happy I could be of help to you on your visit to our beautiful Island thank you joe

Joseph Hayunga

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 11/16

What a fantastic day for the whole family! Joe was a professional, knowledgeable, kind and humorous guide. Our 8 year old loved scampering up Giant's Causeway, and our 11 year old couldn't stop talking about the rope bridge. My husband and I enjoyed taking photos of the breathtaking scenery and hearing the history of Belfast's murals. Would definitely recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you to all the family, it was my pleasure to meet such lovely people, I hope someday you all return joe