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Picked up Value Taxi from outside George Best Airport. Driver was great, explained £2.00 Waiting... read more

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

A group of four of us booked a taxi from Value Cabs on the advice of a local from Belfast who said the tour was done by knowledgeable drivers and was good value for money.
Our driver, Peter, arrived on time to pick us up from our holiday flat and we set off on our trip of the areas of Belfast associated with the period of The Troubles. It was really interesting and sobering to see areas and sights that had been so much a part of recent history in Belfast and not always for the right reasons. We were shown the key areas of the city that were and still are divided on sectarian lines, perimeter fences still intact, Union Jack flags in one area, Tricolours in other areas marking out the boundaries between the divides. We saw the monuments to victims of both sides and the scenes of violence where some of the most notorious events had occurred. The Peace Wall we saw offered hope for the future that Belfast will move forward and that the city will become a popular tourist destination even though its recent history is still very raw for so many people.
Our driver was superb, he knew so much about all the areas we visited and was clear and precise about the history. There was no attempt to offer a biased view, he was objective and careful to describe and explain the history for us all. We were all very impressed with the tour, the cost ( £24 for an hour, a bit more if it overruns by choice) and most of all our driver.
I would certainly recommend this Value Cabs tour for anyone interested in the history of the Troubles and its impact on the this wonderful and fascinating city.

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank Anthony H H
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We were picked up on time at our hotel and went around Belfast most important spots. Our driver and tour guide was really nice and friendly. He explained the history behind murals, houses, buildings, cafes roads and the peace wall. There was time for taking photos as well.

Also, my dad left his hat in the cab and even before realising we had lost it, the receptionist was already calling as the hat had been taken back to our hotel.

Overall, a great experience that I highly recommend!

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank LindaVega123
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We contacted Value Cabs through their website and hired a cab for a four hour tour of Northern Ireland - we save money by avoiding ship excursions and hiring local guide instead. Wow! and did we ever get a bargain! We were fortunate to get Driver #11, Ken Butler, an amazing find. He is a retired engineer and takes his job seriously. He was at the pier holding a card with my name, ten minutes early and standing at the front of the taxi line. Nothing more welcoming in a strange land than that! He was the best. He followed our requests exactly but gave us far more. Following the coast road north, Ken took us through lovely quaint village after village, stopping for photos along the way. As a serious photographer, he knew the good shots. He mixed humor with information and history, past and present. He did a phenomenal job explaining politics and did it so evenly, we never felt like he was biased or unfair. His father had been a prison guard during the "troubles" so he had completely unique stories to tell, which I retell back at home. When we reached the northern most point of Ireland, he turned to us and said there was more he wanted to show us, and the extra time would be "on" him, no extra charge. We already had a real bargain in Ken, and of course we agreed. Since we had asked for a "bombs and bullets" tour of Belfast as well as the coastal villages, he gave us an extraordinary synopsis of the troubles in Belfast, complete with small details not found elsewhere. We got to see the peace wall plus murals you won't see on a tour bus. Speaking of tour buses, at the Giant's Causeway parking lot, we saw tour buses from our ship, Oceania, and know folks there paid a huge amount of money to ride those buses up the highway, missing all the gorgeous coastline and picturesque villages, while we were comfortable with Ken in a nice car, and getting an unforgettable experience and education for a fraction of the ship charges. We had experienced so many wonderful sights and learned so much, we told Ken we would never be able to remember it all. He said not to worry, that he would be sending us all the information we need to record the tour. And today, a large package of "Royal mail" arrived with a two page letter from Ken, outlining out trip in orange marker on a map, so we now have the tour in detail to look back on and even learn more about. He also included numerous brochures and other helpful information. After years of hiring private guides, some good, a few awful, we have never run into any private guide the likes of Ken Butler. If you are lucky enough to get him, you will be thrilled. I found him through the Value Cab (Belfast) website on line and you can ask for him, Driver #11. I only wish we could do it all over again with Ken. His insight and shared personal history is what makes travel a rich and rewarding experience. If you hire Ken, you will be, like we were, amazed at your good luck.

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank HJ-trvlplnr
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

Ken Harper is a man that I will never forget....he shares his knowledge in a compelling manner. He is friendly, articulate, has empathy concerning his subject and is a true gentleman! The tour was most informative...an extraordinary experience. To visit Belfast without this tour would be criminal! I went on this tour 31 DEC 2014...What a way to bring in the New year! John. Durban SOUTH AFRICA.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank jcoldbeck
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

We met Ken at the airport as soon as we got off the plane and jumped into a 90 minute tour of Belfast. Definitely a highlight of our trip and a sobering experience. Great, kind, and generous guide. Couldn't recommend it enough!

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Kit D
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