Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom by Tour Guide James D.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
James D.
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Steve Dudkiewicz

Canada
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 5/18

Wee Jim's tour brought Northern Ireland to life for us. He was the perfect guide: brimming with local knowledge of the landscape, folklore and political history. He was gracious with his time and attentive to our particular interests. He took us to little known spots and managed to avoid the tourist hoardes, offering a very personalized and engaging experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to tour Northern Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steve I really enjoyed your party’s company

Darin Bergstein

CHARLOTTE, NC, United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 22/18

Wee Jim was great! We had a fantastic day in Northern Ireland and got to see so much. Jim is knowledgeable, professional and provided us a great experience! We had comfortable transportation and Jim took us to all his special spots on the Northern Coast of Ireland. AWESOME!

Vic Vanaudenhove

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 23/18

Great guide. Extremely knowledgeable. History, poetry, story telling all great. Got to places no buses could ever get close to. Would recommend "Wee Jim" to all. All of us had a great time and got to see the beautiful countryside. The ladies also got a chance to pose with the "Game of Thrones" crown. He took us to the shop that designs a lot of the jewelry for the show.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks vic I enjoyed your company And your party’s conversation a great day out

Carole Peterson

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 11/18

James was so fun fun we did not even notice the weather (most of the time). He took us to places we would never find on our own which is why Tours by Locals is the best. He listened to what were interested in and took us there. We loved our time in Northern Ireland and we saw things others would not even think about. And the little inn he took us too was the best food on our trip, including the cruise ship. We would go back there!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow thanks

James Gut

Switzerland
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 6/18

Wee Jimmy is an absolute delight! Our only regret was that we didn't bring a tape recorder to memorialize his monologue of history, fables and puns. We recommend spending a full two days with WJ and be sure to include time to wander the backroads. May the fairies be with you, our new friend. Breathe in, think thin!!! Leslie and James, Zurich

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou I really enjoyed your company Leslie and James have a great cruise and I’m so glad you enjoyed your day wee Jim

Joseph Rand

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 25/18

We spent almost 12 hours with Wee Jim today, and he was non-stop entertaining and enlightening. He adapted to our interests, and had stories, songs, and history about everything we saw. His good humor and enthusiasm was contagious, and everything you would want in a tour guide, with a well-suited vehicle that had good visibility. Joe E Rand

Becky Gabehart

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 30/17

Wee Jim was PHENOMENAL, MAGICAL, AMAZING, etc. Jim listened to us and showed us parts of Ireland geared to our likes. He made sure that he showed us as much as possible, while at the same time, letting us spend as long as we wanted in various places. I am SO glad that we decided to go with Jim, as he provided the best tour that I have EVER been on. He would quote Irish poems and sing Irish songs while taking us to the places that the songs were about. If you get the chance to visit Ireland, USE JIM!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Beckie this time of year it gets dark early had it been may /June !! It gets dark at about 1130 so I'd have got the high cross in The recipe for the holy water is as follows One shot of holy water ( whiskey does at a pinch lol ) One shot of liquid ginger Large spoon of honey Add a slice of ginger with cloves stuck in it Top up with really hot water ( make sure the boss shares lol ) I've been trying to send you pictures However the computer says no Message me on Tbl website to start a new string tks

Richard Fuller

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard

Karen Jones

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 14/17

We "took a chance" and booked our first tour through Tours by Locals for our Belfast stop on the Regal Princess transatlantic. Chose Wee Jim (James D) as our guide because we liked his profile. This was the best decision of our entire cruise. Wee Jim is a wonderful host and showed us so much more than we could have imagined. We saw our must sees Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Distillery and special sites such as Cairncastle St Patrick's church/cemetery where we were blessed with rainbow. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen at least you know now what sailors wear earrings and what Spanish sailors carry in their pockets Lol yes a great day out

Lance Ohara

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 6/17

Wee Jim knows Northern Ireland, knows the people and knows the sights! We booked Jim for the Giants Causeway tour as well as to see the Game of Throne sites. Jim delivered on all and then some. He took us off the beaten path to see the sights that you wouldn't get from a bus tour. He took us to various haunts that showed he knows the land and the people. It was a full day from 8am to 6:30pm. We all had a great time on Jim's tour and would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you got to see the Ulster museum guys and enjoy Edinburgh Thanks

Leonidas Dowlen

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 26/17

My wife and I had a great tour of North Ireland because of our wonderful guide Jim. He showed us many quaint villages and farms on the way to the Giant's Causeway. The scenery mixed with the history and folklore made for a delightful day. He is a definite 5 if that is the highest category.

Margaret Garnett

Canada
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 23/17

Wee Jim worked extremely hard to give us an excellent day totally tailored to our wishes. The scenery was excellent and the pace perfect. As well we learned so much! I would highly recommend Jim and we will be back to have a more extensive tour of Ireland with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Margaret it was a pleasure to present my wee country to you

Linda Napiorski

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 22/17

James might be the best guide that I ever had. He was funny, informative and we saw so much of Northern Ireland that I could not believe it. I would highly recommend him and ToursByLocals without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Linda wow !

Kathryn Medler

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 17/17

We had an absolutely fantastic time with Jim! I don't think that we were not an easy group to take on a tour--I brought my elderly mother with limited mobility and my three boys (ages 12-23) who need "wiggle room". Jim managed to keep everyone happy and interested and our tour was the highlight of our trip. I had both my mother and sons independently commenting about how much fun that day was and how great it was to get to see the things that Jim took us too. I highly recommend it. Thanks Jim!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys you're an absolute pleasure to guide! What about that castle at kinbaine??? The guys enjoyed the exercise, lol

Stephen Barry

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 1/17

Our day with Jim was nothing short of remarkable. Jim knew we had a less than stellar experience on a prior coach trip and he went above and beyond to make certain this tour was enjoyable and memorable. Jim made a point of determining in advance our must see items and then he filled in the day with many sights and experiences you could never discover otherwise. His pride in his home showed as he entertained and educated us on what everyone agreed was the highlight of our family vacation to Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou so much for the feed back and the wee note Stephen I hope you have gotten over your illness And are back to full speed Regards to Nancy,Mark Angela, Grace and Brian and it goes without saying if you’re ever back this way please look me up ( theirs so much more to see it’s ireland)

Judi P.

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 29/17

Wee Jim was great took us to several off the beaten path sites Many laughs very knowledgeable. Loved touring with him. Think thin breathe in

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks judi !!

Ron C.

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 25/17

Wee Jim really goes out of his way to make the day very enjoyable. We would definitely use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Ron I enjoyed your company Thank you

Heather Morris

Canada
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 21/17

Our group of 6 was met promptly at the arranged time and we set out for a grand trip of the North. We are very happy with Jim, our guide. He took us to some out-of-the-way spots and to some popular tourist spots. All of Jim's suggestions for sights to see were well worth it and gave us a good appreciation of the beauty of Northern Ireland. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable trip. He was very mindful of us getting value for our money. We all would recommend Jim as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure!! It keeps the leprechaun out of mischief lol and it was the most you guys would see of the forty shades of green without a helicopter lol you want to see fermanagh lol

Sharon Callison

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 5/17

Wow! What a fantastic day my family of 6 had with Jim! This was absolutely the highlight of our 16 night tour of the British Isles! Jim entertained us while educating us. He showed us big things and smaill things on and off the beaten path.My personal favorite was the burial site of an ancient warrior. The site was a very short walk thru brush, under a tree, and marked with a very old stone with a sword/cross primitively etched in. Jim told stories of history and lore. All of the family loved Jim!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a privilege presenting my wee country to you guys Sharon and I hope it sparks the desire to return and experience my wee ireland again someday thanking you for your kindness wee jim

Sherry Smith

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 22/17

This was the best private tour that our family has ever taken! Jim was phenomenal. We easily met him at our cruise ship port and he immediately began identifying what our interests and preferences were. Then we were off for the most exciting day that we could ever ask for. Jim was delightful, intelligent and accommodating. I highly recommend Jim for your day tour needs while in Belfast and trust me when I say you will not be sorry! He is very personable and I can't wait to come back and see him again.

Jane Castor

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 11/17

Jim is an excellent guide! He is an amazing storyteller in the Irish tradition and we thoroughly enjoyed the cultural information he shared. The scenery on the Antrim coast is beautiful and the Giants Causeway is not to be missed! We met a local family who raise sheep and they gave us a demo of their amazing dog at work. Outstanding! Thanks for the truly memorable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Absolutely a pleasure thanks Jane

Christine Adler

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 9/17

Raymond Wu

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 27/17

Jim gave us a great tour to Giant Causeway and the countryside after a city tour. We are impressed by Wee Jim's enthusiasm in making the tour fun. For example he prepared Irish hats for us to use when taking group pictures. He is a good singer and story teller.

Brian Kline

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 18/17

We were on a British isles cruise and everyone felt this was our best day. Jim was a big part of making it a great day. Jim is a wonderful storyteller and the music as we traveled about was wonderful. You can tell Jim loves Belfast and sharing its beauty. We were able to get in all the sites we wanted to see and Jim took us to some other great stops. We had the best scones of our lives. We hope to get back one day and will definitely book with Jim our next time in Belfast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were a pleasure to tour Brian ( but you couldn't call this work lol ) thank you we would love to see you guys return to Ireland

JoAnn Smith

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 13/17

Jim is very informative and humorous at the same time. Very nice person, very eager to accommodate every inch of your itinerary. I would contract with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you JoAnn

Maureen Moore

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 7/17

Fantastic Tour!!!! Wee Jim was wonderful! We knew that we wanted to see the Giant's Causeway, and left it up to Jim to show us the wonders of the north coast, well we got the tour of a lifetime! We explored old churches, fairy trees, a wizard's grave, amazing views, met sheep, and hiked in the Glens; then had a private guide show us the Giant's Causeway. Wee Jim has a passion for his home and it's history, and it shows in his tour. He gave us a wonderful day, and wonderful memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maureen thank you so much for a wonderful day Out usually when people think of ireland they fly to Dublin and stay south I'm sure you will agree The north of ireland is a hidden secret Thank you wee Jim

Mary Atkinson

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 26/16

We had never booked through Tours by Locals and decided to give the company a try. We are so glad we did. We chosee the Giants Causeway Coastal Tour and had the great fortun to have selected James (Wee Jim) as our driver and Guide. He was kind, punctual, and a great driver. He is a truest fascinating historian, filled with facts, trivia, poetry, and as it turns out a great singer too. He even made it a point to share the natural flora and fauna along the way; best guide and tour ever! TKS Jim!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very touched Thank you I'm so glad that you enjoyed your trip to ireland and especially enjoyed visiting The northern tribes lol. Thank you, Mary, once again for your most excellent company.

Paul Monty

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 15/16

You want James to be your tour guide! He was so much fun and so very knowledgeable! We loved the history lessons as well as all the amazing places we visited. Especially the Fairy Tree. Thank you, James, for the amazing day - and though I did say "how interesting" many, many times - I promise that I really was very interested! LOL!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul it indeed was an interesting Day out lol

Sandra Cuttler

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 14/16

Jim (wee Jim) was friendly, funny, informative, poetic and everything you would want in a guide. He also sang wonderful Irish music. He took us to Places that were off the beaten path and were very interesting. Jim had a great knowledge of history, fairies and leprechauns, current events and local lore. We were very happy that he was our guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you my wee country, and this was helped by your great enthusiasm and sense of humour. I hope that if you should visit again, you will consider the North of Ireland as a choice as there is so much more to see. Thank you again for your feedback. All the best Wee Jim

Eric Erickson

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 30/16

Wee Jim is highly recommended. Our tour with him was excellent. Our 8 hour tour lasted 11 hours and included both great stories and information on the Belfast Area. He was very helpful and even hooked us up with a private guide at the Giant's Causeway. We had an excellent tour with him and would recommend him to anyone looking for an all day tour from Belfast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Erik, I thoroughly enjoyed showing you the Viking rune stone on the day, and your company was great. Thank you for your very positive feedback, and I hope that you would consider using Tours by Locals again.

Marjorie Bellringer

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 24/16

Wee Jim is the most fabulous tour guide and we would need at least a 10 star system of rating to do his excellent service justice. The time spent with Wee Jim will forever be the best part of our trip to Ireland. His local knowledge was essential to making our stay in Ireland a trip of a lifetime. Had we been in Ireland on a longer stay we would have been thrilled to spend the entire time with Wee Jim. We can not say enough to recommend his outstanding guide services. Wee Jim is the best!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou Marjorie very touched glad you and Jim Got home safe - but guys stay off the food Chain lol Please feel free to get in contact again if you are back This way I really enjoyed your company guys ! Wee Jim ps just met a leprechaun dancing around A standing sporting a very trendy silver necklace lol

Maxine Baerwaldt

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maxine

Stan Bradley

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 8/16

Jim is as knowledgeable as he is friendly. He goes out of his way to show you his Ireland while covering items on you list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I left your marked map into your hotel. It shows you the route you took. Also markedin it is the location of St. John's church, Donegore the Ferguson graves and four mile burn for Susan. Glad you enjoyed your day Stan.

Todd Johnson

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 6/16

This tour was the best part of our Northern Ireland visit. James was an outstanding guide and shared a bit of history, humor, legend, or folklore at every turn on the tour. He went out of his way to ensure we saw the best there is to see and was patient as we snapped pictures to remember every moment. During our lunch break, he went out of his way to help our daughter find a bottle of Irish whiskey to bring back home as a gift. We will remember this day forever. Thanks so much James!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd hope the bottle of redbreast goes down well In the Windy City lol hope you guys consider The unspoiled north of ireland in the future Good luck to your baseball team in the coming Season

Stephen Hales

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 1/16

"Wee Jim" was a fabulous guide. We emailed back and forth in the months before our tour, and he put together a day on the Antrim Peninsula that we will never forget. He was knowledgeable, fun, amusing, and he timed out day perfectly. He understood our interests and we saw places we could not have found if we'd been on our own. We would love to return and spend more time with him. Tours by locals has always maximized our visits wherever we have used your guides. We love introducing others to your service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sir Thank you feed back like this makes the job for me thanks The best part of the day for me was when I was asked Twice " how did you find this " " brilliant ! " Stephen if you and your good lady plan a return give Me a shout and I will assist as far as I can ( go north lol ) Enjoy Dublin and the national museum ,safe home wee Jim

Byron Thompson

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 30/16

Great guide provided us with a day to be remembered. Super!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can I say ? Thank you Byron most kind I'm glad you enjoyed your day

Diana Lawson

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 13/16

Wee Jim and the driver arrived in a colorful flurry of infectious enthusiasm and humor. Jim has a rich knowledge base of stories, songs, poems, and history. They brought us to coastal places of unusual and dramatic beauty that we never would have seen otherwise. They truly represented Irish hospitality and we would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to see some of the real beauty of the land of Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diana great wee day and it was Crac lol

Ariel Evans

Israel
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 6/16

James is just great. He has the gift of story telling that really is unique. Loved all the off the road places he took us that only a true local would know, away from crowds. Amazing places and the history to go with them. He went out of the way and we highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company safe home guys and I hope you will come back to ireland Soon ps Mark sends his regards from the causeway "Shalom " !!!! wee Jim

Tim Santana

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 28/16

Jim is a wonderful guide. The day we were going to the Causeway the Queen was going to be there, so Jim suggested we hurry to get there to see the Causeway before the Queen arrived. He arranged for another guide to show us the Causeway who also was wonderful. Jim took us on a marvelous tour down the Antrim coast. He seemed to know most everybody along the way and we stopped to visit with some of the locals a couple of times. We had a wonderful day. (We also got to see the Queen.)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers great day out !!

Marcia D.

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 21/16

Wee Jim was superb! Knowledgeable from every perspective, and with a great sense of humor. He loves his country and brings its history to life. Thank you, Jim!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcia a good day out

Stanley Locke

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 17/16

"Wee Jim" was a fantastic tour guide. He took us to places and showed us things that no one else on our cruise ship can see. He can go where no motor coaches can go. And he stopped at the most beautiful and unusual spots and we were the only people there. If you go to Belfast and you use tours by locals you must ask for Wee Jim.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stanley for you kind words so glad you enjoyed our Wee day out

Judy S.

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 7/16

Wee Jim was the best guide ever. He made every effort to give us a true experience of his beautiful country in our limited time ashore. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys - the weather was disappointing And we didn't need the Liverpool boat lol

William Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 5/16

Fantastic!!! James is what a guide should be! He was informative, friendly, humorous and he has a library in his vehicle to answer any question. We had an absolutely wonderful day with James. I can't give a higher recommendation than I give to James. Anyone traveling to Belfast really should try to hire James for a truly great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ! Very touched by your kind review William Please get in touch if your vacation takes you to ireland In the future ��

Dianne Betts

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 21/16

Traveling the back roads of Northern Ireland was a fantastic experience with Jimmy while he told the history, sang the songs and recited the poems of the area. We saw the major sites, Giants Causeway, Bushmens Distillery, rope bridge and much more. His "wee" bus was just perfect for the 3 of us. Jimmy accommodated our desires in every way. What a great way to end our 2 1/2 weeks in Ireland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dianne thank you for your most kind remarks I enjoyed your company and would Hope you would recommend TBL in future to anyone traveling to ireland or Anywhere in the world thank you again wee Jim

Carmen D'Amico

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 1/15

Jim made us fall in love of Belfast. It was more than we expected: history, culture, music, and laughs. He showed us beautiful places, and told us wonderful stories. We got the chance to listen to Irish music and enjoyed a delicious authentic Irish meal. My kids learned so much with him about Ireland, that they can't wait to go back. Jim is so knowledgeable. He is really the best!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and any chance of some photos of that four leaf clover you guys found ? I did not realise how rare that really is !!! It really was a great day out Carman thank you wee Jim

Pam Holder

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion) three day tour inc Newgrange Belfast titanic and causeway, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 19/15

We had a three day tour with James. I can only say it was one of the best private tour experiences we have had. We told James that we had three must sees - the Giants causeway, New Grange and the Titanic museum. James took it from there. He adjusted our tour to the most recent weather forecasts, showed us other points of interest to include standing stones, old churches, castles and great photo opportunities. His van was quite comfortable and he even recited old Irish poems!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks pam I enjoyed the wee jolly with you guys too if you are ever Back this way please look me up Wee Jim

Barbara Harmon

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 30/15

We feel like we had the Luck O' the Irish having Jim as our guide. He was full to the top of his Leprechaun hat with information, songs, and poems. He answered all of our questions and catered to our wishes. At the end of the day my face was sore from laughing. I sincerely think that Jim enjoyed sharing his time and knowledge with us, that it wasn't just a job for him. I know we made a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks barb you and Gina were great thank you

James Phebus

Anniston, AL, United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 27/15

This tour is a must! James(wee Jim, as he called himself) was an absolute delight, with a world of facts about everything we saw, plus stories, fairy tales, legends, and plenty of information about Northern Ireland. Atrium coast, Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Rope Bridge, and plenty of backroad scenery created a full day, but absolutely worth it. Again, "wee jim" made the tour very enjoyable. My wife and I both highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James you are most kind ! I am so glad you enjoyed your day

Karen Brubaker

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 18/15

James or Little Jimmy was great!!! Very knowledge. Took us to Giant's Causeway along with some other beautiful sites. I will definitely recommend Little Jimmy to friends and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks karen

Oleg Vishnevetski

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 17/15

Simply outstanding! This tour was the best part of our whole 3 weeks trip, thanks to our wonderful guide Jim! He really made the history come to life through interesting commentaries and stories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Oleg its feedbacks like yours that Keeps bread on the table lol I hope you will return to the north of ireland As there is so much more to see and do Thank you for your company on a great day out

Cheryl Avent

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 6/15

Our family of six just returned late last night Aug. 13th from our 12 day British Isles cruise. We can't stop talking about the fabulous tour of the Belfast, Great Causeway area, we had with wee Jim, (James D). The knowledge he has on the history, folklore, current events etc. is incredible. He even recited poetry and of course our two 11 yr. old granddaughters were fascinated with the fairy and leprechaun stories. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a better guide then wee Jim.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cheryl it was a pleasure to present my ireland to you And I am so glad you guys enjoyed your tour as much as I did Ps if it gets the kids reading WB Yeats that not a bad thing lol

Frank Gibson

Canada
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 26/15

A wonderful tour guide. Great knowledge and stories to entertain!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating Frank and your great company on the day I hope you guys had a great vacation

Peggy Garrett

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 21/15

My daughter and I were in Ireland to attend a friend's wedding and wanted to see Northern Ireland as thoroughly as possible between the wedding events. James was the perfect answer! James was accommodating and pleasant. Listening to his wonderful Irish tales and Irish music was just what we were looking for. James has a wealth of historical information about the land and the origin of the customs and beliefs. We enjoyed every moment of our day. Brilliant!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peggy it was a good day out glad you enjoyed our wee jolly Wee Jim

Phyllis Jones

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 25/15

The tour was exactly what we (group of 4, aged 19 to 73) wanted and more. Jim took us to all the spots we requested and many others. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the history and folklore of Northern Ireland. The entire day was full and we came away with many memories and pictures - from Carrickfergus, the Fairy Tree, to the Giants Causeway, and so much in between. We also appreciated his suggestions for pubs with traditional music and lodging in Belfast. I wish we had more time in the city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Phyllis it was a pleasure presenting My wee country to you guys I hope you got to See the museum level two and I you will consider Returning to ireland thank you

Dorothy T.

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 22/15

Wee Jim was a wonderful tour guide in Belfast. He made our trip very memorable and we will never forget our time with him. He went above and beyond a regular guide. He is knowledgeable, kind, and very humorous. We won't soon forget our time with him and all that he showed us and did for us. Thanks Jim, we will return to Northern Ireland because of you and your kindness!! Your Texas Friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dorothy I enjoyed you company (Dianne ) Glad you got home safe guys Wee jim

Maxine Baerwaldt

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 10/14

Jim was a phenomenal tour guide! He picked us up at our ship on time and had a large, very comfortable van that sat all 5 in our family very comfortably. He took us on a great tour that included many beautiful and interesting places in the countryside of Belfast. We got to see an amazing location with many rushing waterfalls and we enjoyed coffee and delicious scones at a local inn. Our tour of the Giant Causeway was excellent. We ended the tour with a 'banaffie' pie of bananas & toffee!

Mary Harris

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 10/14

Jimmy went above and beyond on this tour. He has an indepth knowledge of all things Irish! I had three teenagers with me and he kept them entertained and interested the entire day. We really felt like we say everything possible on the tour from Derry to Belfast!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary thank you and we were really lucky with the weather too I hope the jet lag is not too bad if you guys are back this way please look me up wee Jim

April Bishop

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 2/14

We can not write enough good things about our fabulous tour guide. His love of Ireland came through in all the places, stories, poetry, food, and flowers that he shared with us. As a party of six ranging from 20 to 54, he picked wonderful places to go so that everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. From waterfalls to a Game of Thrones location, Banofee Pie to a priest hole, and whiskey tasting to ancestral homes, he made us all fall in love with Ireland too. He went above and beyond our expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: April thank you so much You guys were great company good luck and if you are ever back this way please look me up wee Jim

Greg Boal

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 26/14

Jim was AMAZING! He took us to places the normal tours would not go and we saw so much of the beautiful interior instead of just the coastal area. The stories, songs, and courtesy he showed was worth every bit for this tour. I would definitely recommend any tours with Jim.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Greg you guys were great company

Gregory Franzen

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 24/14

Jimmy made the experience unforgettable because of his knowledge, energy, and pride in Northern Ireland. His entertainment via music and poetry was enthralling. Jimmy is one of the very best guides we have ever had!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Gregory I am glad you enjoyed your visit

Steve Currie

Canada
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 1/12

Jim was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the sites, the history and the culture. We could not have asked for a better host in our time in Belfast and Northern Ireland. We covered not only the main sites but lots of hard to find gems.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thdnk you I really enjoyed showing you guys my country I do hope you will let me know if you are back this way

Anita H.

Sun City West, AZ, United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 30/12

What an incredible day! We had so much fun. His personality is so delightful and we so enjoyed his story-telling, singing, and poetry. His depth of knowledge and passion for his city was evident in every word and action. We (four of us) would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you i enjoyed your company and it was a brill day to be out !

Frances Fox

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 13/12

I had two tours to rate and both were 5 stars and both guides did a wonderful job.

Bob Shulman

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 22/12

Wee Jim did a great job under the circumstances! The weather was horrific, but he showed us the back roads and history of Ireland. Very informative and helpful. Even visited local pubs which was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bob Thank you The answer to the question is the town of glockamara is a mythical village in southern Ireland i did not know and had to ask Darby O gill lol glad you guys found it entertaining despite the weather

Robert Boysen

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 9/11

Excellent. Listened to our wishes and satisfied most of them. Guide could have talked less and also led us a bit astray on a coast walk.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your feed back as you recall the planned route for the walk was changed due to rain in the morning (gobbins cliff walk ) the Torr head walk was marked with yellow markers (you could not have got lost even with a map lol) i would like to reassure you the leprechauns knew were you were at all times and were watching over you due to insurance considerations that is how i knew were to pick you up thank you once again wee Jim

Brian Sudy

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 8/11

James was an excellent guide. He has a lot of energy and really keeps things moving. Unfortunately he did not keep track of the time, so we had to race to get back to the ship, which was very stressful.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to James about this - the group got separated and it was a challenge to round them up. He now takes a complimentary cellphone to give to travelers who want to go off on their own for a bit.

Judith Garber

United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 23/11

Wee Jim delivered all we asked for and much more! We had a wonderful, interesting and very enjoyable day visiting Belfast and all the sites in and around. Outstanding and highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judith i do hope you will visit N Ireland in the future there is so much more to see good to here that you guys got home safe. wee Jim

Stephen Percival

Canada
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 23/11

James provided us with an excellent tour. He arrived on time and got us back to the ship on time. The vehicle was a mini van which was very comfortable for the four of us. We were able to see all the sites we wanted to see. James was very friendly, knowledgeable and provided us many stories about the folklore of the area. Overall this was an excellent experience and gives us confidence about using ToursByLocals on future trips.

Kenneth Fischer

Fremont, CA, United States
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Tour: #4795, Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore excursion), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 27/11

Jim or James is great. We had a very full day and really covered a lot of ground in Belfast. He knows the area really well. We love the way he tells a story, not only about the history of the place but the magical stories of the place. Ghost and leprechauns, we love it. We will definitely recommend Jim to our friends and book him again if we ever go back to Belfast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback and and i am glad you guys enjoyed your day despite the unfortunate delay (call it local colour lol wee Jim