Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Belfast-Northern-Ireland by Tour Guide Joe M. (Guide #3505)


Nico Fernandez Alonso

Belgium
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Tour: #210574, Favourite 5 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Joe gave us a very good view concerning the history of Belfast. Being brought up in the city of Belfast he experienced a lot of what happened during the more difficult years. We received a complete tour of the environment and a very learning inside view of the city of Belfast. We surely recommend Joe as a guide to whomever wants to learn about the history of this city. Thank you Joe for the wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you nico A wonderful group you were

Kenneth Johnson

United States
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Tour: #210368, Belfast Famous Murals Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Joe is wonderful with a great sense of humor and a deep and extremely personal wealth of knowledge of Belfast and its Troubled history. One of the very best tours we've ever taken over many years. You can't go wrong.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kenneth I hope the narrative filled some of the gaps in understanding our history

Scott Dormer

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

We really enjoyed our tour with Joe. He is knowledgeable, funny, conscientious and gave us a wonderful tour. I particularly enjoyed the historical and political discussions that we had regarding Ireland. Thanks for a great day Joe!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott, I thoroughly enjoyed all your company and humour joe

Kimberly Johnson

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

Highly recommend Joe! We walked off the ship and found him easily. Joe was very informative and made the day very enjoyable. The shore excursions offered a trip to the rope bridge or to Giants Causeway - we wanted to be able to enjoy both places and were able to with Joe. We never felt rushed and made it back to the ship in plenty of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe

Howard Braverman

Ft LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
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Tour: 2 for 1 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 28/19

Incredible tour of Belfast, with a guide who has intimate knowledge of the "Troubles". Joe had lived all of his life in Belfast and explains it an easy to understand fashion, along with a few jokes in between. I would highly recommend him, in fact he was one of the best guides that we have ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard Powerful words there, and much appreciated, it was a great few hours, Thank you for your company. At last.. Someone to laugh at my jokes.!! Joe

Norman Walker

Canada
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

Our guide Joe was fantastic! He was informative, funny, and included new technology on the tour (drone video). We were a group of 6 and he made our tour a forever memorable experience. We highly recommend this guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norman A memorable day indeed joe

Jeffrey Levy

United States
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Tour: #287590, Family/friends Causeway Coastal tour special, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

Joe was amazing. He took our large group on an extensive tour of the Countryside and shores of Belfast, we visited the Giant's causeway, ate at a mushroom farm, and had a tour of the murals around Belfast. Joe lived through the troubles in Belfast and tells first hand stories of the events of his childhood. When he learned some of our group had difficulty walking he prepared a virtual video from drone footage that he took and they were able to enjoy the sights. Highly Recommend Thank you Joe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff Thank you for the 5 star review. I will be working on your video very soon. Thank you for the privilege, an amazing family, and I enjoyed all the questions and conversations Joe

Lois Osman

United States
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Tour: #210368, Belfast Famous Murals Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

Joe was outstanding In every way! Cannot say enough wonderful things about him. He was knowledgeable warm funny and all heart! A real gem!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lois

Craig Ballard

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, United States
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Tour: #210574, Favourite 5 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Joe was an amazing and informative guide for me and my family. He adapted the tour as we needed - for a medical reason. He was cheerful and truly made the day the best experience of our vacation. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn about the culture and history of Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Excellent craig It was a great day, and I am glad I was able to help you so much. Joe

Ewa Dolinska

Izabelin-Dziekanowek, LOMIANKI, Poland
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Tour: #210574, Favourite 5 Private Bespoke tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Dianne OBrien

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Joe was an amazing guide! His knowledge of the history of the area as well as his own personal experiences really enhanced our day. He was a wonderful story teller and we were fully engaged with him throughout the tour! We would definitely recommend Joe and would use him again if we return to Belfast in the future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dianne A wonderful review joe

Susan Vlick

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Joe was the best! He made this tour our favorite stop in the British Isles. My daughter's loved the GOT highlights esp. trying on Sansa's crown. Joe showed my husband his drone and he had one purchased by the time the day was done...it was great to see things from the air. But the Carrick a Rede bridge, Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and Dark Hedges were so beautiful and iconic that it couldn't be beat. It was a fabulous day made even better by having a guide who was knowledgeable and genuine.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan Thank you for such an endorsing review. Im glad I was able to influence the purchase for your husband, I hope he has many enjoyable hours flying Thank you Joe

Sara Stevens

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 star recommendation

Elizabeth Lehmann

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

We had a fantastic time during our tour with Joe. He is very knowledgeable, personable and spending the day with him was a pleasure. He shared his insight and expertise with us. We learned so much about the history and culture of Ireland. Many thanks to Joe for a wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you elizabeth I learned a lot from the experts A real pleasure Joe

Pamela Stoffregen-Gay

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Joe was AMAZING! I've been on so many tours over the last 20 years and I think this was the best. Not only did we see the gorgeous Northern Ireland landscape as promised, but we feel like we got three tours in one....we also saw bits of Game of Thrones locations, and heard loads of Belfast history and insight. He was very laid back and extremely knowledgeable. This was more than worth it and a highlight of our trip!! Book this now - you won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pam Absolutely blown away by your response. It was a brilliant day and I am so glad I could do so much for you and your family. A really beautiful family that I do hope I can call friends. Thank you Joe

Kimberly Everson

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

We had a memorable day with Joe. We learned a lot about Northern Ireland in an enjoyable and conversional way. He is great and I would recommend him with no reservations. Thanks for a wonderful day Joe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great, kimberly Thank you for your feedback Joe

Kathy Hansen

Brighton, CO, United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

One of our best tours EVER. Joe is a masterful story teller, combining personal history with Northern Ireland's more recent troubled past and ancient history. Joe witnessed first hand the confrontations with English soldiers and the IRA and conveyed many personal stories and anecdotes. He also knew many of the filming sites for Game of Thrones and the folklore of the Giant's Causeway. Joe was the perfect host: funny, entertaining and mindful or our needs & requests. Just one regret, not enough time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George for a wonderful review, I am so glad to have met you all joe

Alana Casey

United States
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Tour: 2 for 1 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: May 24/19

Excellent tour! Personable and knowledgeable guide! One of the highlights of our trip to Ireland! The "2 for 1 Tour" gave an excellent overview of Belfast. Joe showed us the main sights and included a quick history lesson so we could fully appreciate the city and its people and culture. He shared personal insight and experience about "The Troubles" while showing us the Murals and the Peace Wall. His personal stories illustrated life in Belfast during that time. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow... Im lost for words really Thank you for the chance to share it Joe

Suzanne M.

Canada
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Our group of 8 had an outstanding small group tour with Joe. We visited a section of the Antrim coast including the Giant's Causeway and crossed the Carrick-A-Rede bridge. We also saw a few Game of Thrones filming sites. Joe finished the tour off by driving through a part of West Belfast where we were able to see some of the murals. The only downside was a quite late in the day quick lunch which was likely related to all we packed into a single day. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne Thank you so much for your excellent review, I will be putting your vide together soon Joe

Robin Baker

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Joe is accommodating, gracious and knowledgeable. He took us where we wanted to go and gave us a wonderful history lesson as well. I can't think of a guide I would recommend more highly. If you want a gracious host and a detailed understanding of Noethern Ireland you can't do better than Joe. Robin Baker

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin for your feedback and very kind words.. It was a pleasure to be in your company Thank you both Joe

Frank Vanbever

Belgium
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Tour: #210368, Belfast Famous Murals Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Joe is a fantastic guide. The right man to visit Belfast. He knows the facts, can put them in their right perspective, tells the story of the common man during a troubled period of Northern Ireland's history. We received a tour of 3h45 min and there wasn't dull moment. Thanks Joe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank A brilliant group I will forward the photos promptly joe

Carol Weiss

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

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnx for the 5 star

William Heckman

United States
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Tour: Game of Thrones-Private tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 20/18

Joe is an outstanding guide and worth every moment of your stay!

Jim Bilger

United States
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Tour: 2 for 1 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 17/18

We really enjoyed our tour of Belfast with Joe. His knowledge of the history and current Belfast life was amazing. If you are going to Belfast be sure to take the "Troubles" tour. Joe brings a very personal and interesting story to those times. Above all his personality and engagement with our group of 6 made the tour go way beyond the normal tour experience. We highly recommend Joe for any tour you are considering but especially this one. Jim, Jeanne, Don, Sharon, Paul, and Kerri

Janice Cofer

United States
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Tour: #210574, Favourite 5 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

We loved our day with Joe which was a Tours by Locals shore excursions. This excursion included so much more than we could have possibly done in any other way. Joe was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. It couldn't have been better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amazing review Janice Thank you Joe

Lesley C.

Ocala, FL, United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
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.

Lory Sarlo

Venice, CA, United States
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Tour: #210574, Favourite 5 Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Joe was a great guide and informative. He had the whole day organized and had us purchase timed entrance tickets ahead of time so that we didn't have to stand in any lines. He was a great driver and recommended a great pub for dinner after the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael

Terry McCaskill

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
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

Antonio Del Cueto

Mexico
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Tour: Game of Thrones-Private tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 15/18

We don't want to let out any 'spoilers', but certain details made the tour even more fun... thanks Joe for a really interesting and entertaining tour... superb

Nina Cerda

United States
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Tour: #191516, Giants Causeway Private Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
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


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