After a busy morning shopping we decided to take a tour of Belfast for the craic. When we approached the nearest vendor we were besieged by vendors from other tour companies and had I been a tourist I might have been intimidated. However, I am a local and was taking no nonsense!
The bus was old but comfortable enough and we got seats upstairs under the roof which I really recommend as the people upstairs in the open air must have nearly blown away! The guide, Alan/Allen, was friendly and a lot of what he had to say was informative, however as another review has stated there were a lot of references to what "the locals" call various things, including the city hall, names I have certainly never heard and I found this a little disconcerting!
All in all we had an enjoyable experience, perhaps because we were really ready for a sit down after walking all morning and the weather was glorious, if a bit cold!
I would recommend visitors to Belfast take a bus tour, there is a lot to see and learn about, and as such Allen's probably isn't the worst, they do bill themselves the top rated tour on Trip Advisor but I forgot to check before posting this!
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