Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Belfast-Northern-Ireland by Tour Guide Pat M. (Guide #6359)


Kelie Miley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

Pat was wonderful. Very nice and personable and his vehicle was super comfortable. He was able to tell us all of the history of the area. He took us to beautiful locations and he is very up to date on his Game of Thrones. Those film locations were very cool! We highly recommend Pat. You'll have a wonderful time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kellie thankyou so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to leave them I'm really happy you enjoyed your day out Pat.

Dennis Armstrong

Belgium
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

Pat is a very knowledgeable person. His transport is exceptional. So spacious and comfortable. We took a tour of Belfast first. Then the North Antrim Coast followed by the Giants Causeway. A few other sites were thrown in as well. We stopped for lunch in a marvellous cafe. The food was so scrumptious. Far better than the rubbish on our cruise ship. He picked us up before our scheduled time and dropped us off with time to spare. We would use Pat again without hesitation. All in all a wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dennis thankyou so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to leave them. I really enjoyed the day out with yourselves. Great people thanks again Pat.

Timothy McGuire III

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Great guide who was very knowledgeable and helped tailor our experience for what we wanted to do. Showed us a few places not on the normal stops, which enhanced our enjoyment factor. Very attentive and safe driver and nothing seemed to bother him. Highly recommend his services!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great people. Thanks.

Winona Golden

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Pat was waiting for us just exactly where he said he would be. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He was patient with us. We saw everything we wanted to see and he took us to other points of interest. We highly recommend Pat and Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to leave them Pat.

Justine Cheynet

France
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Highly recommended to see the beautiful Irish countryside, and moving Belfast murals: Pat is very jovial and knowledgeable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou both

Claire Adams

Australia
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Had a great tour around Belfast and surrounds with Pat. Was knowledgeable about the history of the place and had some great insights. The car was comfortable and was a wonderful way to see a lot in a short amount of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou Claire. You were great company so easy and so much knowledge ��

Lisa Wangler

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

Pat was a great tour guide. Very accommodating and knowledgeable. My husband and I really enjoyed our day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou both for your lovely comments it was a pleasure to meet you

Naomi Roy

Woodstock, CT, United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Pat is a terrific guide! My husband and two teenage boys spent the day with him. He picked us up at the cruise terminal promptly and we toured Belfast and had a quick lesson in politics of the city. We then went to the Dark Hedges, rope walk and onto Giants Causeway. It is amazing and should not be missed! The driving is treacherous but Pat handled it easily. We then went to lunch at The Old Bushmills Inn and to distillery for souvenirs. We had a great day and made a new friend! Highly Recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Naomi. you guys were great to be with I enjoyed the day as well. you we're all great company so easy to get along with. so thanks a million for everything Good luck Pat.

Joanne Joyce

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Top-notch tour w/an outstanding guide Pat was friendly, very knowledgeable & gave meaningful insight w/Belfast Murals. Dark Hedges unbelievable photos The drive along the Antrim coast was stunning Giant Causeway-breathtaking GOT fan-Pat can talk the talk he can even point out a door made from the Dark Hedges beech trees & Balintoy Harbour Stop at the Bushmill's distillery for some goods & maybe some liquid courage to conquer the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge. Well worth the money spent, I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joanne what can I say. Thankyou so much for your lovely comments thanks

Jane O.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Fabulous Giants Causeway tour. Pat was punctual, had a very comfortable clean vehicle, and was very friendly with great knowledge of the area. He adjusted the itinerary to what suited us and we had a really lovely day. Can highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou both for your lovely comments you were great company made my day��

Charlotte LaViolette

United States
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Tour: #367931, The Marble Arch Caves Private Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 28/18

This tour was a one of the highlights on our trip to Northern Ireland. If you want to see the Marble Arch Caves and do a black cab tour in one day, you should choose Pat as your guide. Pat was a wonderful guide who picked us up in Belfast and took us to several mural, the peace wall and to the gates that get locked at night. The Marble Arch Caves is quite a bit a way from Belfast, but it is a site that should not be missed. Pat also took us to a Game of Thrones Door that was near by at our request.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Charlotte. thankyou so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to leave them I'm really happy you and your mum enjoyed the day out. I enjoyed my time you also Good luck Pat.

Joseph Epstein

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 6/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Breyan Neyland

United States
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Tour: #56233, The Political History Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 31/17

Pat was the sweetest gentleman to our family! We especially loved the cat castle (Belfast Castle) and the political tour was amazing! Such a great experience. Thank you, Pat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much it really was my pleasure I wish you all the very best in 2018 Pat

Linda Drucker

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

This was one of our favorite tours. Pat went the extra mile- as tour guide/ historian. His unique understanding of Belfast made its history come alive for us. We started within the city with an in depth discussion of its history. We traveled the gorgeous countryside along the North Chanel marveling at its exceptional and wild beauty, stopping along the road to visit historical castles, glorious little inlets and the Giants Causeway. We easily saw why it's called the Emerald Isle. An A+ tour/ guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda, much appreciated lovely people thankyou so much Pat.

Eileen Zito

United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi private tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

It was a pleasure meeting Pat, we throughly enjoyed our tour of Belfast. Pat is very knowledgeable about the history of Belfast and made it very interesting. We a enjoyed this tour, and we recommend it to those interested in the history of Belfast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou Eileen glad you all enjoyed the tour. Your party were great people who made it a pleasure thanks again Pat.

Carol Peden

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment I hope you enjoyed your tour on the day I only advise on certain aspects of the tour the rope bridge can be a real challenge for most I'm sorry if you thought it discouraging I promise to work on the lunch stop. Thank you, it was lovely to meet you all Pat.

Robin Kelly

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Our thanks to Pat M for an outstanding day. This was a wonderful, comprehensive tour with a very experienced guide. We would highly recommend this tour in general and Pat in particular.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robin thank you all for your lovely comments I had a great day with you all as well It was my pleasure

Lynva Bridges

United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi private tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 23/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Pat. He was punctual, amiable and very informative. He presented both sides of a controversial issue in history without prejudice. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynva and Steve lovely people you made my part easy thankyou both Pat.

Leslie VanHiel

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 31/16

Pat is a lovely gentleman who shared his knowledge about northern Ireland and life experiences in Belfast. We were running short on time heading back to Belfast, so he extended our tour by a bit to show us the murals and peace wall in Belfast, for which we were very grateful. His black taxi was comfortable and popular with other tourists. We enjoyed every minute!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Leslie, thank you very much you were both great company and I really enjoyed my time with you Pat.

Barbara Kelly

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 30/16

We had a fantastic day seeing the countryside and coastline on our way to the Giants causeway, great lunch at the Old Bushmill Inn and finishing up with a tour of Belfast and explanation on the wall and conflict. One of the best tours in our whole trip to Ireland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your positive feedback Barbara much appreciated Pat.

Robert Sablowsky

United States
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Tour: Belfast Sightseeing Tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 22/16

Larry Kaye

Rockville, MD, United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi private tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 12/16

Pat was a terrific guide in Belfast. He really broadened our understanding of the political history of the city and the Nationalist/Unionist struggles. You could see how vested he was in making sure we understood details so important to the politics of the City. His tour with us of the city and political murals and other points of interest was one of the highlights of our tour in Ireland. I would highly recommend Pat as a guide in Belfast!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your kind words I'm glad you enjoyed your tour I enjoyed your company very much and really appreciate you taking the time to leave such positive comments thanks again Pat

Michael Freedman

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 11/16

Pat is a wonderful gentleman with thorough knowledge of the area. The problem was that his vehicle,a Black Cab,though wonderful for local touring is not appropriate for a lengthy ride to Giants Causeway-very uncomfortable. In addition,had our traveling companions not cancelled this tour at the last minute we would have had to cancel the entire tour because the 3rd and 4th seat are basically rear facing jump seats,which would have placed us knees to knees for over three hours of driving. Not a trip for 4.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael glad you enjoyed the actual tour I understand that different people have different requirements the black cab usually fits the bill unfortunately not this time but thanks anyway I really enjoyed meeting you both you are great people Pat.

Bonnie Christensen

United States
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day private excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

Pat was a wonderful and accommodating guide. Very knowledgable and fun to be with! We enjoyed our time with him very much and would definitely recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou all very much I enjoyed your company very much and really appreciate your kind words thanks Pat.

Thomas Wills

United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 2/15

We all had a great time on Pat's tour of Belfast and enthusiastically award Pat a five-star rating! I'm a history buff and Pat certainly had a ton of details about the "troubles" to impart. May the peace hold.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much

Stephanie Altman

United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Pat was knowledgable and pleasant. The time spent was enlightening. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your kind comments

Sandra Kaplan

United States
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Tour: Belfast Shore Excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 7/15

Pat was an extrodinary guide and probably our most memorable TBL guide with the greatest impact.His knowledge of Belfast was extrodinary. He presented both sides fairly.He showed us the city, described the unrest, showed us the past through pictures and compared areas to present vista. His passion was palpable and his experience exceptional. YOU MUST USE HIM in Belfast for a heart rending experinece.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your kind words.I enjoyed your company very much.

Sally Prentiss

United States
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Tour: Great Value tour 5*****Official mural/political black cab tour ranked NO 1, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Date: May 23/15

Pat gave us a good understand of the history behind the Peace Wall and the murals.

Ori Sarfaty

Israel
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 8/15

Pat was punctual, informative and knowledgeable. We enjoyed very much the historical aspects and the current city culture. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ori

Jon Rossall

Canada
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 22/15

Pat was a marvellous tour guide.He was very prompt and good attention to detail,addressing us by first names.His knowledge of history,dates,facts etc was remarkable.He took his time and gave us time at sites as needed.We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much Jon .you all made the tour enjoyable for me, a pleasure.

Sara D.

Italy
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/13

Very interesting and educational tour. A must if you visit Belfast. Pat explained patiently all different aspects of the troubles and the unrest that still exists in Belfast. We were sorry when our tour was finished, but Pat got us at our bus with perfect timing! Thanks for everything!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thankyou for your comments ,i enjoyed your company also, Pat.

Curtis J.

United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 28/13

Our guide Pat M. was not available however his selected alternate Tom was excellent in every way. There were four of us on the tour and we were all suitably impressed by Tom's knowledge and presentation.

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.

Robert B.

United States
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Tour: #56233, Original Belfast NO 1 political/mural taxi tour, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 28/13

The tour with Pat was excellent. He provided us a good overview of the city and an in-depth understanding of the historical context and significance of the political murals. He is well versed in the history of the period known as the 'Troubles' and discuses the issues with the passion of someone who lived through the period, but does so in a balanced way. Riding in Pat's Black Taxi while discussing the issues adds to the experience. Highly recommend. R.J.Bruce, Philadelphia, PA, July 2013

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert Im delighted you enjoyed our troubled pasted and bright future for all our children. Pat

Barbara Jensen

South Africa
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Tour: #59683, Giants causeway full day excursion, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 4/13

Pat took us from Belfast up the Antrim Coast in a black cab taxi - was a great way to experience the beauty of that part of Ireland. The quick tour through Belfast to see the murals and peace wall was the highlight of the trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you I'm delighted you enjoyed my tour and beautiful county and city. Pat