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Belfast City Sightseeing
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Belfast Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On...
Ranked #32 of 123 Tours in Belfast
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to the Belfast City Sightseeing Bus Tour. Our buses are bright red and easily spotted.They are open topped so that you can enjoy the scenery better and take photos and video footage. We also have covered buses in case it rains.You could spend your whole break in Belfast and still find your days packed with things to see and do. Enjoy a tour of this vibrant and constantly changing city on our pleasurable and entertaining 'Belfast City Sightseeing Bus Tour' and learn about its history and what the future has in store for Northern Ireland's capital city. On your Belfast City sightseeing tour you will find out about what is going on in modern-day Belfast and also about what happened in our recent past. Everyone can visit and experience first-hand the political wall murals on the Shankill and Falls Roads, the peace line and learn about recent civil unrest by listening to the dedicated and knowledgeable local Belfast City sightseeing tour guides.We also offer you the opportunity to vist the world heritage site of The Giants Causeway on our day tour to the North Antrim Coast. You will visit Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, Dunluce Castle and of course The Giants Causeway.
Reviewed 3 June 2009

Visited Belfast 28th/29th May for our anniversary but also to visit old haunts of my husband's from his childhood when he had family living there. However, we decided to book the Belfast City Tour on the internet before arriving.

We joined the tour at its starting point in the city centre and, like previous reviewers, were lucky enough to have the entertaining Brendan as our tour guide. He is absolutely brilliant and full of all sorts of information, as well as a lot of humour.

The tour visited the main sights of Belfast and overall we found it most informative and interesting. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone interested in taking it.

Unfortunately for us, out of all the glorious weather we have had recently, on the morning we took the tour it was drizzly and misty!! Typical! Later in the day and the sun had come out and the skies were blue!

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Reviewed 27 April 2009

Belfast's red bus tour is probably one of the big exceptions to some peoples opinion that open top bus tours are a bit of a cliche these days. The tour takes you round 90% of the sights that you will want to see in Belfast and is great for getting your bearings. If its a good day then get up top as its definitely the best and easiest way to visit the Shankill and Falls roads with the best view of the murals and to get out to Stormont to the east of the city.

I've done the tour a couple of times in the past 5 years, each time luckily enough to have Brendan as the guide. He is without doubt the main attraction on the tour! Amazing knowledge of the area and provides the most entertaining commentary, even more so if you know some of the political and religious history of the city, his jokes are hilarious! If you get on the bus and its not Brendan, then get off and wait for the next one!

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Reviewed 6 May 2008

We were lucky enough to have good weather on our recent trip to Belfast and took the open top bus tour. Glad we did. The tour lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes and was well worth the money paid. It was a hop on and off tour, where the ticket was valid for 24 hours.

The live Tour Guide was excellent. She really knew her stuff and made the commentary really interesting. She told a few jokes and had a real rapport with the driver which came across and made the tour even better! Thouroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.

4  Thank Whereshallwego2next?
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Reviewed 19 August 2007

We went on the City Sightseeing Red bus this summer and it was a great way to find out about Belfast. Our guide was very good with lots of local stories. The bus took us around the city in about 1 hour and then we just went back to those sights we wanted to explore a bit more. The only problem I found was that the stops for the red bus were not all that well marked or maybee we did not look well enough.
If your guide is not that good, just hopp off and wait for the next bus. I think there was one every 15 minutes.

3  Thank SanKookai
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Reviewed 30 July 2007

We live and work in Belfast and decided to have a day out with the kids. Thought it a great idea to take a sightseeing tour of our lovely city. What a disappointment!!! The tour guide was just out of nappies and hadn't a clue about her own city. She waffled her way round for over an hour, spouting on about Queen Elizabeth opening a bridge on her first visit to NI in the early 1800s - she only became Queen in 1952!! Showing us the beautiful Stormont estate which houses Belfast Castle - Belfast Castle is in the north of the city not the east! Stormont Castle is in the estate along with Parliament Buildings. Get your facts straight.

When a tourist asked relevant questions about the city she hadn't a clue. She said Crumlin Road Gaol was going to be a backpackers hostel - she must have a crystal ball! It hasn't been decided yet - still out to consultation.

What a let down - do your homework 'Belfast Sightseeing Tours'.

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