Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
Fantastic location, and our guide Martin was outstanding. The tour was well run, thoughtfully planned, and everything ran smoothly.”
char-jim.keeton • Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Our tour guide was Gail, and driver was Darren. We had a really great time with them. The scenery along the northern coast was more beautiful than I can describe. We walked down the hill to the Giant's Causeway and then took the shuttle back up the hill for a small charge. We walked the trail and then across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Both were spectacular and should not be missed!!!
Gail added to the fun with her humor, stories of Irish lore, Vikings and history, all in her beautiful Irish lilting accent. We took her suggestion for lunch at the hotel in Ballycastle. The chowder is a different style than I've ever had, award winning, and it was delicious!
Darren was very pleasant and accommodating of all the guests, as well as a safe and good driver.
This excursion is highly recommended! Thank you so much Gail and Darren!”
Jean B • Submitted 03 Oct 2019
Oddessy Tour was great ,when we finally connected with them. We booked our tour with Viator, only to find that on the day of the tour we could not find the group at the address we were given., Oddessy had no information about our booking but, because of our own efforts to join the tour were able to join a group (taking the last 2 available places). Viator had in fact sold us a Tour that was meant for passengers from cruise ships. As there were no cruise ships in that day, Viator In essence, sold us a non-existent tour.”
Noelle W • Submitted 30 Sep 2019
A WONDERFUL day for the 6 (60-something) of us. Beautiful countryside views. All agreed the Carrick-a-Rede was the highlight (maybe the best in our 12 day cruise). Be aware the walk down to the bridge is a long one and the trip back up was difficult with knee issues. Not for the "completely out of shape folks". The Causeway was gorgeous (again a long walk) and we had a lovely lunch/pint in the charming little restaurant. Later in the day had some free time and we found a cute little locals pub. James the young barkeep was very engaging! Would recommend this trip 100%
Susan W • Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This was a great day excursion. The small bus (14 people) picked us up at the Cruise port. Everything went smoothly. Had a great tour guide. Knowledgeable and funny. beautiful scenery on the way to the Causeway. Causeway and cliffs were fantastic. stopped in a small village to eat lunch. Dis a little Belfast tour on the way back. I highly recommend this tour.”
Harald K • Submitted 25 Sep 2019
We were lucky to have an absolutely beautiful day in August for our tour. Stephen was entertaining and informative. We saw such amazing, beautiful sights! Loved that entrance fees were included, only extras were to cross rope bridge and for a guided walk at Giants Causeway. This was perfect, since everyone did not want to do these things. So much better than the ship tour - and a fraction of the price!”
annmabin • Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Excellent tour! We were picked up right from the port by our wonderful driver and guide. The bridge was a small extra fee (so bring cash) - but well worth it. The time at each stop was exactly right - we really enjoyed seeing Belfast and learning about Northern Ireland.”
Cydney • Submitted 05 Sep 2019
Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable, and made our tour very enjoyable.Once again impressed with Viator's tour guides. the only thing is our ship arrived an hour earlier than the original itinerary and Viator was informed of this and it states they will monitor the ships arrival. We and others were waiting outside for a full hour before the buses arrived.
The rest of the day was wonderful with plenty of stops”
Teresa D • Submitted 02 Sep 2019
What a great itinerary with an excellent guide Martin, who was very informative with a sense of humour. Finished off with a coastal drive and a tour around Belfast. Highly recommend.”
ken.gough • Submitted 02 Sep 2019
From the pick up at the cruise terminal until the end of the day the excursion was great. Our guide Mark was entertaining and very informative. We got to see so much with the full day of travel. Good driver and the extra guide at the Giants Causeway was really engaging. You really should book this trip.”
BB • Submitted 21 Aug 2019
This excursion was fantastic, the price was right, and have no hesitation recommending it. They were organized and ready with the bus right outside port. Our tour guide Linda was informative, and kept us all on schedule, allowing us to see everything the tour offered. Linda announced at the start of the trip the additional fee for crossing the rope bridge, and a tour at the Giants Causeway, and collected that money on the ride. Be sure to have Pounds available if you choose do these activities, so you can participate in them right when you get off the bus.
The amount of time at each stop was right in the ballpark of what was needed at each location. Be aware that to enjoy this excursion, there is a lot of walking at both an incline/decline, and steps. Recommend wearing shoes that offer some support and grip. The Giants Causeway does have a shuttle bus for a small fee, which will bring you down to the site, and back up again. Be aware there was a long line of people waiting to get back to the top, so plan you timing accordingly.
Shout out to our great driver Bobby as well, he did an excellent job driving us around!
Overall, without a doubt, I would do this excursion again. One of my favorite days off the cruise ship!”
Rachelle F • Submitted 12 Aug 2019
- Prebooked this excellent tour for family of 4 including kids of 11 and 7, and easily found Odyssey upon disembarking our Princess cruise ship.
- Guide Martin was incredible. His goal is to give guests a complete overview of Northern Ireland and I think he did a great job. He speaks frankly about politics, Brexit, etc. Driving through the 'peace walls' in Belfast with Martin's introduction was great. I learned so much.
- Bus was comfortable, we had about 30 people in a bus with capacity for about 50.
- Schedule was tight. At Giant's Causeway we utilized the guide recommended by Martin. She stopped frequently and gave a lot of information on the way down the hill, so we only had about 15 min down on the rocks before needing to walk back up to the get back on the bus on time. Not a big deal but be aware that if the Causeway is the only thing you want to see, this might not be the tour for you.
Thanks Martin and Odyssey!”
csather • Submitted 12 Aug 2019
From the start to finish this excursion was top notch. Thank you Odyssey Tours for our day with Martin. Pick up from our Celebrity cruise ship was on time. Let me also say after thorough searching for The Giant Causeway excursion this one had so much more to offer. It included the rope bridge, Carrick, Dunluce Castle, stops along the way and a inner city tour of Catholic and Protestant divided neighborhoods. I don’t think Martin stopped speaking the entire 9 hours of the tour. His knowledge was astounding. He also made arrangements for us to have a guide once we arrived at the Giant Causeway. For a little extra cost it was well worth it. Sharon, our guide, was high energy, fun and was only to eager to share her knowledge. She was such a warm personal person I had to hug her goodbye when we left. I know I left out some info, but I know for a fact this excursion was the best bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed. We plan on returning with our other adult children and without a doubt will go Odyssey Tours again.”
Corinne O • Submitted 08 Aug 2019
We were picked up on time from the ship by none other than Jim, the company owner. We drove around some beautiful scenic lands and got to the giants causeway for a fantastic walk to and thru the incredible formations. After that we went to the Bushmills distillery for a real nice tasting. On the trip back to the ship, Jim gave us a tour of Belfast with its history of “the troubles”. He live thru it and made the “troubles” real and personal.,, thank you Jim.”
m&t • Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Despite the late start due to inconsiderate late/no shows, we had a wonderful day on this comfortable small coach. Our driver was flexible, got us to the Giant’s Causeway before the crowds, recommended a great pub for lunch, added a stop at Bushmills, and gave us a revealing tour of Belfast and the history of the Troubles.”
Mary G • Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Martin led an amazing all day tour of Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway, the rope bridge, and a beautiful coastal drive. Martin is a retired history teacher who loves to share his knowledge of Northern Ireland and we learned a lot from his tour. Highly recommend!!!!!!”
adesrocher20 • Submitted 26 Jul 2019
Giants Causeway is a unique attraction that's worth visiting. Besides Giants Causeway our tour guide is also knowledgeable about the local areas, events, histories and attractions. There were quite a few stopbys where we could take pictures and have restroom breaks. One of the important factors that made us choose Viator was its price, which has a good value.
It would be great if the tour guide could have given an overall introduction of Belfast so those first-time visitors could have had a better idea about Belfast.”
tshui33 • Submitted 22 Jul 2019
We booked a day tour of the Belfast area off a cruise ship. There were 44 of us on the comfortable bus. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative and had great English. The sound system was excellent. The causeway was amazing and the other sights very interesting. The only drawback was the rain that started while we were at the Causeway. The allotted time there could have been shorter due to the rain. It was a great day though and a very good value.”
carolstallings46 • Submitted 10 Jul 2019
Wonderful host and driver Jim. 10 hours went quickly with truly breathtaking scenery and historical sights visited. Jim’s humour, knowledge and explanations contributed to the day.
The coach I think about a 16 seater, had large picture windows, ideal for excellent sightseeing and photos.Would certainly recommend Odyssey Tours.”
Kenneth D W • Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Tour guide, Gail - and driver Steve, were a lovely combo to take us about the Northern Coast of Ireland. Both individuals offered added insights, stories and knowledge to enhance our time. The sights and scenery were unbelievably beautiful. Definitely bring cash to pay for entrance tickets to the various sights. We weren't expecting as much.”
kristen.mccauley • Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Paul B was a very informative and entertaining driver. My grandmother has issues walking and he was courteous in accommodating her as well. He made sure to keep the tour on schedule in order to make it back to the ship in plenty of time. I only wish we could have stopped for more pictures of the castles and villages we passed through during our scenic drive along the coast. Extra communication on the timing of the pick up in port prior to arrival would be helpful as well.”
Jacob G • Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Awesome Shore Excursion
Value for $
Very organized you get picked up right at the port, guide is very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Almost half the price than what the cruise ships offer.”
Maria M • Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I wish I remember our tour guides name. He was the best - really provided interesting information even gave us 2pounds to take the shuttle from the bottom of the Causeway when we only had American dollars - when's the last time you had that happen! Fantastic suggestions for where to lunch. This was one of our best guides and the day and what we saw was fantastic.”
Alisa B • Submitted 05 Nov 2018
Our tour guide Martin was great. What a history buff. He was very good about telling us the history of every spot we stopped at. Be prepared to "walk" to the Giants Causeway. There is a shuttle, but walking is the best. We stopped at the Diamond Bar in Ballycastle for lunch. Order the fish and chips. To die for. The size of a whale. But the tour was made wonderful by the excellent commentary by Martin.”
James A • Submitted 17 Sep 2018