Dana WhiteUnited States
Lorraine came up with a tour that met our needs for our final day in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. She knows all the areas so well that she can come up with what you want. We even did some joint exploration today that was really fun. Her knowledge of history is very strong. We enjoyed the entire day and felt like we learned a lot. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dana & BB Thank you for the last few days. It was a pleasure meeting you. I had a great time exploring the back roads of Donegall with you. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Take care
Dana WhiteUnited States
Knowledgeable, kind, organized, good driver, entertaining... what else could you want in a day-tour of the coast. We stopped to take photos (she's a good photographer also) and still fit everything in during the day. My 79-year old mother and I never felt like she was rushing us. I recommend her highly for this day-trip from Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dana Thank you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with you and your mum. Regards
Dana WhiteUnited States
Lorraine provides a great introduction to Belfast. She is very knowledgable. I found it fascinating to talk to someone who grew up during the Troubles. I'm very glad that she showed us around Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dana, I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to Belfast. Thank you for your feedback. Regards
Judith EdwardsUnited States
Lorraine was everything we hoped for AND MORE! It was a fabulous tour, we saw and experienced everything we wanted to, we had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for it to be better. Absolutely marvelous!! Lorraine is so knowledgeable and so personable, my friend and I feel like we made a new friend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi judie, thank you for being so down to earth (Put that on your list lol) and being great company. I had a wonderful experience with you both and hope to meet you again. I also feel like I gained two friends. Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip. Regards Lorraine
William MorinUnited States
We recently toured the Giant's Causeway and surrounding area with Lorraine. She was wonderful. She managed our time very efficiently. We wanted to spend more time at some sites than others and Lorraine was very accommodating. And she was fun! We enjoyed every minute.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William for your wonderful feedback. You were great company and I enjoyed our day together. Regards
James KendrickUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James for your 5 stars. Regards
Kevin LoggheUnited States
She was excellent. My every expectation and request was met. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin, thank you for your wonderful feedback. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. Take care
Emilie SmithSanta Rosa, CA, United States
Lorraine is great!!! So knowledgeable of the history of Northern Ireland, professional and extremely educated and personable. We had a lot of fun despite the rainy weather, we felt very safe and cared for. We Loved the insider details of the culture and history of her native Belfast!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Emilie & Cindy, thank you for your wonderful feedback and A great day. It was my pleasure you were both great company. I hope you have a wonderful experience in Galway and if I'm ever in Northern California I will definitely look you up. Like you said, it's good to have friends in different places. Take care, Lorraine
Wilfried SchmidtLaatzen, GERMANY, Germany
Lorraine hat uns in Belfast die Geschichte Nordirlands hautnah der letzten Jahrhunderte bis heute gezeigt. Wir sind 3 h mit ihr unterwegs gewesen und es war spannend bis zum Schluss. Wir bekamen noch gute Tipps für den Nachmittag in Belfast und waren begeistert.
Joanne DuncanUnited States
Lorraine was a great guide. We all enjoyed the visit up the Antrim coast with such beautiful views. Giants Causeway was awesome and we loved our lunch and tasting at Bushmills Distillery. Wonderful tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne, Thank you for your great review, I'm delighted you all had a great time and thank for being great company. Kind regards Lorraine
Fran Sadoff-LeBowUnited States
Lorraine did an outstanding job providing us with an overview of the city and was very flexible and adaptable with adjusting the day to our pace. Her knowledge and ability to share it was quite professional and impressive. She was able to answer all questions...gave us the time we needed in each location and helped to make the day quite enjoyable. We learned a lot and really got a good feel for Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fran for your wonderful feedback. I'm delighted you both enjoyed your time in Belfast. Take care
Fran Sadoff-LeBowUnited States
Lorraine was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to be with. She explained a lot of the information and history in a very clear and interesting way. She was flexible and understanding of our particular needs. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if she accompanied us while we were walking on the Giant's Causeway as opposed to just letting us go off on our own. We both felt that we were paying for her time...yet we were off on our own at the Causeway and Bridge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fran once again for your feedback. Trying to get the balance between giving people time to themselves to enjoy the beautiful scenery and accompanying them constantly is always the challenge specially when it is an all day tour. Also sometimes parking arrangements, specially at the causeway, don't facilitate this arrangement but I'm delighted you had a great time regardless. Regards
Andrew D.United States
Lorraine was wonderfully informative, personable, and willing to work with our flexible schedule, and in horrible weather.. all of which he handled with remarkable grace. I highly recommend any tour she offers (we took the mural tour, fyi).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback, I'm delighted you all enjoyed the tour even though the weather was unpleasant. Hope you all enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Regards
Kathleen PeppardUnited States
The only way to get to know a city is to walk around with a local and that's what we did for 7 hours with Lorraine in July. Lorraine gave us first hand knowledge of growing up in Belfast, the history of the city, architecture, politics past and present, she is a wealth of knowledge. We visited places we wouldn't have found on our own, chatted with locals, had lunch, she recommended pubs for music and food. I highly recommend Lorraine if you want to really get a sense of Belfast the city and its people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted you all had a great day. You were all great company and I learned as much from you about life. Thank you so much. Regards
Jeanne GregorUnited States
Very knowledgeable and highly informative
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeanne, thank you for feedback. I'm delighted you all had a great time. Regards
Lorraine is a great gal. A wealth of information with a fabulous sense of humour. We all found her tour really interesting and enlightening. Lorraine was lovely to deal with, great communication, punctual, pleasant, we thoroughly enjoyed her company. If you are visiting Ireland, Belfast is a must and Lorraine will give you a great tour, would highly recommend her!
Sue FreibergerUnited States
Lorraine is absolutely the best!!! Great communications. On time. Lorraine is so fun and so very knowledgeable. She fit our itinerary requests into our tour with no problem. She took us down the back roads to find my ancestor's graveyard and still went to the Giant's Causeway, drove a bit of the Antrim Coast and a drive through Belfast. Her knowledge of the history of Northern Ireland and the "Troubles" is outstanding. You absolutely can't go wrong. Book her before it's too late!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sue, thank you very much for your wonderful feedback, it was a pleasure to welcome you home and back to your roots. You were all great company which makes my job so much fun. I hope the whole Cupples clan comes back and claims their inheritance lol. Take care and say hello to everyone.. Lorraine
Katherine DowningUnited States
Lorraine took our family on a tour from Belfast to the Game of Thrones sites and the Giants Causeway. She is an amazing driver and guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about Belfast and all things Northern Ireland and customized the tour based on our interests. It was by far our favorite tour during our two weeks in the UK. Our teenager isn't a GOT fan but she was still his very favorite guide of the trip. These Texans give her an A+++
Karen RogersUnited States
Lorraine did a great job on the tour. She is knowledgeable about Belfast and the history surrounding the entire area. We appreciated her sense of humor and enjoyed spending the day with her. She was very attentive to our needs and requests and we never felt rushed the entire day. We had a lovely lunch at a place she recommended. It was a pleasure to explore Northern Ireland with her and we can strongly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen I'm delighted you had a great time, you were fantastic company. Enjoy the rest of your trip and take care. Regards
Lorraine is very friendly and smiling. We had a very nice day and saw a lot of things. Thank you Lorraine. And good luck for your French exams ...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup Sylvie.
Johanna MarksonUnited States
We loved our walk through Belfast with Lorraine. Her enthusiasm and love of the city came through as she showed us the sites, even as she helped explain the most fascinating and disturbing aspect of the city's history - the troubles. There is so much to take in as you discover that history, and the art and politics of the walls. Lorraine helped explain and explore it all with us, both sides. She was lovely to talk to and get to know as we explored her still changing and developing city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Johanna, thank you very much for your wonderful feedback, it was absolutely my pleasure. I really enjoyed all your company. Say hello to your family and take care.
Caitlin VersellaUnited States
Lorraine was one of the shining highlights of our trip to Ireland. She picked us up at Titanic Belfast and waited for us even when we totally lost track of time and messed up the meeting time. She was so lovely and had so much insight and historical knowledge about the area! We needed another three days with Lorraine, but she answered all our questions and we had such a great discussion! Please check out her tours, I would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Caitlin, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, it was my pleasure. I'm delighted you both had a great time. Take care
We had a very pleasant day with Lorraine today- gave us lots of interesting political and historical background. Great to chat to and was very informative. Unrushed and safe driving. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry for your critic. I'm delighted you all had a great time and I'm so happy you felt safe with my driving considering some of the weather conditions. All the best with the Rugby
Barry WoodsUnited States
The tour was great and Lorraine was fantastic! She arrived on time, was super pleasant and the entire tour was informative and just what we wanted. She had great knowledge of Ireland, Belfast, the Troubles, things to see, do and was superb in imparting her knowledge. I would definitely refer her to anyone wanting a full day tour of Belfast...Belfast Castle, Queens Park, Ulster Museum, Botanical Gardens, City Hall, Parliament, The Market, The University, The Peace Wall, etc. Give her an A++++++++++++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Barry for your wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to guide you and Diane . I enjoyed the day as much as you Guys did. Kind regards
Lance OharaUnited States
Lorraine's tour of Belfast is a fantastic way to see the city in a mere 3 hours. We were able to see a lot of the sites in Belfast. We first started at the Titanic Quarter, then drove through the city. We saw the Parliament building, Queens College. Belfast Castle and the Murals. She is a great host and an ambassador for her city. Take her tour....you'll have a great time, see and learn a lot. We did!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lance for your wonderful feedback it was my pleasure. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Take care
Eliot BarnettDallas, TEXAS, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eliot for your wonderful rating. Regards
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Andrea SteinUnited States
Lorraine did a great job as a guide. She's very informative. Answered all our questions we asked And was very forthcoming with all kinds of information that we knew nothing about. She has a very pleasant and out going personality and is very enjoyable to spend time with. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrea for your wonderful feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you. Take care
Eric RodenUnited States
Great tour!! My 10 and 11 year old girls also enjoyed it by the way she brought it down to their level of understanding. I would highly recommend her as a guide. We were one step ahead of the other tours giving us great shot of the murals with minimal people. Thanks again. Eric
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric thank you for your feedback I'm delighted you and the girls really enjoyed the tour. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Take care
Judy BonfilioUnited States
Lorraine was personable, prompt, very knowledgeable and ready to share, plus she had a good sense of humor. We would have liked a little more walking, and time for the murals, though it was rainy. We struggled with steamy windows and missed some of the famous murals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you judy for your feedback I'm delighted you enjoyed my part. It was unfortunate regarding the weather.. kind regards
Richard SmithUnited States
Very knowledgeable guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thank you for your comments. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Take care Lorraine
Howard RosenUnited States
Lorraine was a knowledgeable and accommodating guide, we enjoyed her tour of Belfast, and our discussions about the history and future of its people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Howard for wonderful feedback. I'm delighted I got to spend some time with you guys. Hope you had a great holiday. Take care
Sean KeenanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean
Isabel Hevia DardetUnited States
Lorraine tried very hard to please us. All of the sights she took us to in Belfast, plus her historical commentary on its complicated history were excellent. The only complaint was that the airconditioning in her car didn't work and it was a very hot day in Belfast, the day we were there. We somewhat solved it by opening the windows so it wasn't a huge problem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Isabel for your wonderful feedback..im delighted that you all enjoyed your visit and I can only apologise that the air conditioning wasn't cool enough for you. Hope you had a safe and enjoyable cruise. Muchos saludos
Adam DielUnited States
Lorraine is an amazing guide and Northern Ireland is a must see. There were four members in our party and her van was more than accommodating. We arrived via a cruise ship and she was very prompt in picking us up at the cruise terminal and returned us with time to spare. She is very knowledgeable about the area and very down to earth and a joy to talk to. She gave us plenty of time at each stop, never rushed us and knew how to avoid the big crowds. You will enjoy having her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Adam, thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. It was my pleasure. I'm delighted you all had a great time here in Ireland. Take care Lorraine
Jeffery HallUnited States
Lorraine was a very friendly tour guide. We had a great time at the Giants Causeway. Unfortunately, we had to cut short our tour after that due to an illness in our group, just means we'll have to go back again some time!
Renee HuhsUnited States
Very informative and interesting introduction to the political history of Belfast. In general I would say that 2 hours is sufficient for an introduction to the subject, although for those interested in mural art as a reflection of history and current events it would surely be possible to spend another hour or more. Lorraine is a wonderful guide and a pleasure to spend time with her in Belfast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Renee, thank you for your wonderful comments. I am delighted you all had a good time. Have a wonderful holiday. Safe journey
Lorraine met us promptly at 9am and was great with local information as well as driving skills. I had sent the information on places we wanted to see in advance (mostly local churches of genealogical interest), but was disappointed when we were taken to the wrong place and the guide had needed directions after promising to have researched and called ahead for us. Otherwise, we had a very good tour and we were pleased with Lorraine. Would recommend - she has a great personality and passion for Belfast & NI
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amanda, I am delighted you had a good day however I apologise for sometimes taking the wrong turn. The problem with these kind of tours is that a lot of the time I am visiting the area for the first time also as they are not my regular tours and a lot of the time there are no street signs. I apologise for any disappointment caused. Regarding the phone call I think we may have got our wires crossed as I was under the impression that you were doing this as part of your research. Again I apologise.Regards
Carole BagleyStillwater, MINNESOTA, United States
Tour guide was delightful and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi carole, thank you for your feedback and I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Regards
Neal GottfriedUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Neal for your 5 star rating. Regards
Bryan Steven TindallAustin, TEXAS, United States
Great tour. Great day. Larraine is an amazing guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan, you were great company, I really enjoyed meeting you. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Safe journey. Lorraine
David M.United Kingdom
Thomas JohnsonUnited States
We were really happy with our tour by Lorraine. We were 2 couples, one from the US and one from Guernsey. Lorraine was waiting at the dock for us and off we went on our tour. Her commentary was very good throughout the day where she gave you enough information and history but not too much to overload the brain. I didn't think we had enough time at the end of the tour but Lorraine was able to cruise thru the highlights in Belfast which gave us a great sense of the history and conflicts there. A++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas, thank you very much for both your wonderful comments and for choosing to spend your time in Belfast with me. I appreciate every moment. I hope you're having a wonderful cruise. Stay safe and kind regards. Lorraine
Ivor HenrichsenUnited Kingdom
Lorraine was very good. She gave a very enjoyable tour with clear and good details about the locations, history and culture of Belfast. She was puntucal and drove the group around expertly and was happy to assist in every way.We all enjoyed her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ivor for your kind words. I am delighted you all enjoyed my company, it was an absolute pleasure. Take care
We had Lorraine for two days and I was impressed with the way she did her research in the areas we went into for my family heritage tour. She is very passionate about the history of Northern Ireland. We got a personal insite of what living through "Troubles" were like. She knew ancient history of the areas we went to. She was able to change gears quickly when an impromptu opportunity came up. Out of that opportunity, an invite to explore a mansion's property, made for a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alice for choosing to spend such an emotional journey with me. I'm delighted you both had a great time. I got to see places that I wouldn't normally go to so for that I am very grateful. Take care
Alison FairfieldUnited States
Although our tour (of CS Lewis sites) did not pertain to Lorraine's specific area of local expertise, she was an accommodating and charming hostess. She did her best to make our morning -- which was hastily arranged due to complicated circumstances -- a pleasant one. She even added a significant (and logical, given our location) site to the tour. (Stormont). Also she kindly left us at the most convenient area for our next activity. Given our experience, I am confident her normal tours are even better.
Nice tour discovering the essential sites in Belfast.Lorraine was patient. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias Federico, ha sido un placer. Saludos
Jane JacksonBarrie, ONTARIO, Canada
Very interested in history, knew her Belfast/Irish history extremely well. Was fun to be with. Her vehicle was great for touring. A delay was well communicated. We would enjoy taking her Mural tour and would recommend her services willingly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane and Tricia, I'm delighted you had a great day and everything worked out perfectly , we even got sun. I hope to see you back here someday, maybe when tric buys that wee cottage lol. Take care
Jeff BradesUnited Kingdom
It was great having Lorraine to show us round Belfast, we particularly liked the way she related stories to her own personal background growing up in different times. She also was very open about her own views, not in a bad way but in a way that made it all feel very human and alive. Also, we had a few teenage children with us and Lorraine took time and effort to ensure that her commentary was fun and engaging. Highly recommended......
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, thanks very much for your great commentary, I'm delighted you all enjoyed the tour and I hope your overall stay in Belfast was just as good. It was a pleasure to have you all and I also really enjoyed the tour. Say hello to everyone and take care. x
Personable, friendly, cheerful and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Lorraine and came away with the sense that we knew a lot more about Belfast and some of its history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Forry, thank you very much for your kind words. They are very much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time with me in Belfast. Best regards
Mary PeitzEllicott City, MD, United States
Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed our day with Lorraine, driving to Bushmills distillery, the Dunluce castle, Giants Causeway, and Belfast Castle. Enjoyed our conversation about the history of Northern Ireland , discussion of politics, etc. Lorraine was gracious, and knowledgeable. On time pickup at our ship and allowed us to customize during the day. Five stars and we highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary, I really appreciate your kind words. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed your experience in Ireland. Thank you for letting me be part of it. Take care
Casimir SkrzypczakUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Northern Ireland. Learned so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit. Take care
Lorraine is a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. It was convenient to book this tour online and to be picked up at my hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabrielle I hope you enjoyed your cycle
Janene PruettUnited States
Lorraine was a great guide. She is very experienced and knowledgeable, She was fun to be with and even went over to the local RX to get me a tonic when I was not feeling well. It must have helped because I did get to feeling better and was able to enjoy the rest of the day, She was raised in Belfast, so she had a wealth of knowledge on the conflict and she shared things about her perspective that we wouldn't have gotten from a large tour guide. She is an amazing guide and Belfast is an amazing place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janene for your kind words. Im delighted the day got better for you. kind Regards
Thomas LeChienUnited States
The tour was excellent. Lorraine was very well versed in the history of Northern Ireland. We came away with a much better understanding of the "Troubles". She was patient with our many requests for photo stops but we still were able to see so many significant sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and if you need any advice please don't hesitate to ask. Kind regards
Kristin W.United States
Lorraine is a great guide - knowledgeable, patient, accommodating, and fun. She crafted an excellent itinerary in Belfast and really helped us to learn about the city and enjoy its many unique features. She was very candid about the political troubles in the past in Belfast which helped us understand the current situation. I had visited Belfast 15 years ago and didn't learn a quarter of what I did in a few hours with Lorraine - we highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristin, thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure. I'm delighted you all enjoyed the tour. I am very lucky to come from a unique little city like Belfast and I love showing it to others, maybe we will see you back here some day. Take care
Nicole CookUnited States
We learned so much during our tour with Lorraine. We peppered her with questions all day and she responded patiently and thoughtfully, while taking us on a great tour of Belfast which included the castle, Titanic museum, murals and city. Everything we hoped for and more from our day in Belfast. Thanks Lorraine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole, It was a pleasure
John WardUnited States
We could not have asked for a better, more knowledgeable guide than Lorraine. She was punctual, pleasant, and shared her insights about historical happenings. We visited some amazing places that we probably would not have found on our own and of course, the highlight was the Giants Causeway.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated. I'm delighted you all had a great day it means a lot. Take care Lorraine
Neal WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Neal, I am delighted you all enjoyed the the tour
Linda R.United States
Lorraine is a wonderful guide. She had lots of stories and good information. You can tell she has a real love of her country. The ride into the countryside was beautiful. Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge was lots of fun, even in the rain. Giants Causeway is a must see, very magical.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, thank you for your kind words, the pleasure was all mine. I'm delighted you all enjoyed your visit. Take care
Tim MorganUnited States
Lorraine was an excellent guide to the city of Belfast. Friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. She was a perfect beginning to our stay. Not only did she help us understand the history and culture of Belfast but was also very helpful with ideas of places to dine and suggestions for other things to do during our visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tim for your kind comments, it means a lot. Im delighted you all had a great time and enjoyed your stay in belfast. Take care and say hello to the rest of the guys
Rachel OliverUnited Kingdom
I cannot praise this tour - and the tour leader (Lorraine) - highly enough. Lorraine was knowledgeable, interesting and interested, an excellent communicator and totally impartial. We learned so much, and despite the cold weather this was a highlight of our stay in Belfast. Thank you Lorraine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome. Thank you Rachel for your kind words it was an absolute pleasure