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
Robert MaslinUnited States
Great tour by Gerard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert great getting 5 stars
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.
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.
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
Evelyn JonesUnited 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.
Richard I.poway, CA, 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
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
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!
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.