Reviewer: Erin Dwyer
The causeway tour itself was quite good. But the ending city tour was simply a drive through rundown parts of Belfast to look at wall separating Catholics and Protestants during the Troubles. That was a waste of time.
Reviewer: Gary Malo
Both guide and tour were excellent
Nice small group. After a nice drive to the Causeway, we were dropped off and had a approx. 15 minute walk down to the Causeway. There is also a shuttle you can take down. Our driver did not go with us, which was fine. We didn't really need a guide. We stopped at BallyCastle for lunch and our driver recommended a good place for lunch. We were unable to stop at the rope bridge. Our driver said it was out of their control. Whoever runs the rope bridge decided there were too many buses and we were not given permission to go. Just be aware that this may not be part of your trip.
This tour was everything we expected it to be. We had a small group of 14 people. The large van was clean and comfortable. Our driver was very informative and a very capable driver. The Giant's Causeway was amazing and we were given ample time to walk down, look around, and walk back up. It's about a 15 minute walk from where the van left us down to the Causeway. The driver does not accompany you down, which was fine. We stopped in BallyCastle for a lunch stop. Our driver recommended a very good restaurant there. He had us back in Belfast early so he was able to give us a nice drive by tour of Belfast which was not originally included. I have used Shore Excursions in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
I booked five of us on this tour and we all thought it offered excellent value. We were picked up at the ship and took a more direct route to the causeway to beat the crowds. We were blessed with lovely weather, our tour guide was entertaining and informative. After the causeway, we had a beautiful coastal drive, then finished up with a city tour of Belfast before being dropped off at our ship.
Absolutely best excursion of my 9 port trip. Hiked around trails with plenty of time and enjoy the scene. I am shocked so many didn't get off the bus to experience it.