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“Best way to see a city steeped in history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours

Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours
Ranked #1 of 105 Tours in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: *If you would like a tour with PADDY CAMPBELL'S BELFAST FAMOUS BLACK CAB TOURS be sure to follow the information above as there are others masquerading as Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab tours and they are nothing to do with us.* We offer a professional and friendly service with the focus on customer care. As of 2014 we are now a World Host recognized Company for Excellence in Customer Service, with almost 90% of all our drivers obtaining a World Host guide qualification. We do our very best to ensure that our clients have an informative and enjoyable experience in our city, this is why we have such a good reputation and are the Number One tour operator in Belfast. Our vehicles and drivers are licensed by the Department of the Environment, a statutory local Government body. You do not pay for the tour before the tour commences, you pay at the end after you are satisfied and happy with the service provided. You are not penalized for tour cancellation, as long as you give adequate notice of cancellation. With over 28 years taxiing experience and over a decade of that providing taxi tours, we have now established ourselves as one of the most popular and accountable tour operators in Belfast City and have been selected as the only operator to be used in the majority of the hotels in the city. We can give you accommodation and general tourist advice for which we do not receive commission, from either client, recommended attractions or hotel chains, etc.
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Tullamore, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Best way to see a city steeped in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Damien was our tour guide on Sunday morning. The tour start to end was hugely educational and enjoyable. Damien is quite the historian, taking time to explain the history of Belfast, nothing was too much trouble for this man, made us feel very welcome in Belfast, stopped whenever and where ever we wanted to take photos. I came away from the tour with a greater understanding of the Troubles. The visit to Shankill was a real highlight, as was the Peace Wall. Damien took us to many memorial areas also, this gave us some insight into the horrific crimes that were carried out and how so many families were left devastated having lost loved ones. When Damien showed us some rubber and plastic bullets, we really were shocked when we saw them. I had never seen anything like it before, they really hammered home what the good people of Belfast had to live with for so long. I would highly recommend Paddy Campbell tours and Damien in particular, a gifted historian with a very warm friendly way, he really impressed us greatly. Excellent value for money. I couldn't fault it in any way. Well done Damien.

Visited January 2013
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PaddyCampbell, Owner at Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
You are really too kind! I can't wait to tell him to read this he will be thrilled. We are so glad that you have a better grasp of our city's history and understand the issues to which the city has suffered through.
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Impressive tour; highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Our political taxi tour with 2 people and driver Kyler was beyond interesting, Kyler took us to all the interesting places, talked with a lot of facts and answered all our questions. We emailed with Paddy 2 days before and he arranged the hotel pick-up by Kyler. Kyler was honest, knowledgeable and a great guy! Thanks so much for this insight into Belfast's troubles.

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Visited January 2013
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PaddyCampbell, Owner at Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
We were delighted to be able to organize a tour for you on short notice. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time with Kyle and that he was able to answer all of your questions.
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Dublin, Ireland
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“From Shankill to Shankill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

It's sad to say, but as a Southerner from Shankill, you wouldn't really feel comfortable visiting the Shankill Road nor, unfortunately, the Falls Road for that matter. The proximity of both to each other and the sad but obvious need for the peace line made this tour living history. We had a bit of confusion about the booking at the start, but guide Kyle and Paddy coming out to meet us more than made up for this. We brought our 3 kids along and they loved it too. By the way, no need to feel uncomfortable, ask loads of questions and take loads of photos. The murals are made for Instagram.

Visited January 2013
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PaddyCampbell, Owner at Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our tour! I'm so glad that the hiccup at the start did not detract from your tour and that you found it to be very informative and insightful.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great tour. Fair price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

From the states. My Dad and I had one day to see Belfast and our last two hours of daylight were with Eugene from Paddy Campbell's. We got an excellent tour with a thorough, plain-language education on The Troubles past and present. I arranged hotel pickup a few days prior via email, and the driver was waiting for us as promised. Couldn't have been easier or more enjoyable. Ask for Eugene. He's an animated, unbiased storyteller, and he's smart on the city's history without being overly academic. This tour will be a highlight of your trip to Belfast.

Visited January 2013
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PaddyCampbell, Owner at Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
I will pass your comments along to Eugene, he'll be thrilled that you had such a good time on your tour. If there is every anything you may need please just let us know.
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Carlow, Ireland
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3 reviews
“Paddy black taxi tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Thanks Paddy for your help today, 100% happy with Tom the driver/guide.he did a great job.my 3 female passenger really enjoyed his tales.even with him doing it most likely ever day we felt it was the first time he done the tour such was his passion.
Thanks alot gain to u and Tom
Regards Noel from carlow

Visited January 2013
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PaddyCampbell, Owner at Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Noel Thank you for reviewing so quickly! It really means a lot to us. Our clients reviews allow us opportunities to ensure we give the best tour possible.
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