This tour is a must if you are considering the Catacombs. Our Guide Katlin was fantastic, very knowledgeable, great fun with excellent stories. The line was considerable when we arrived at the Catacombs area and we were a bit apprehensive about the likelihood of skipping much of it. Anyway we meet with Katlin on time at the easy to find place and pretty much walked straight in and started the tour - brilliant. DO IT DO IT you will not be disappointed.
We had Tara as our tour guide and John as our driver. Both were wonderful. John did a great job driving and changing the music. Tara kept things interesting and fun. She always had a smile on her face and you could tell that she enjoyed her job.
During the rope bridge we had a slight issue and we were late on the bus. She was super understanding and sweet. We went on the rope bridge. There is a line to initally cross, and then another line to cross back. We were able to cross quite quickly, but we were not able to cross back for about 30 minutes. We had to run to make it back to the bus on time.
We got about 1.5 hrs in belfast because we were ahead of schedule. The rest stop had a Gregs and a Subway. They also had candy and other quick bites.
You do not need a passport if you are from the U.S. Remember you need to pay by credit card or POUNDS in Northern Ireland.
It rained for us so bring panchos!
Be careful on Giants Causeway some of the rocks slide and you could fall. Don't take any risks just to get that perfect picture.
We had lots of fun and it was a great tour overall.
This tour was so worth it and truly was skip the line there was a 3 hour line that we bypassed, plus we got access to some parts of the Catacombs that only guided groups can go to. We were part of a small group of just 9 people. Avi was our guide and was really exceptional. He was so professional and knowledgeable and gave a great tour - we learned so much. The Catacombs had been closed for several weeks before our visit we checked their website for updates on the strike and got lucky that we were able to get in. Highly recommended!
Amazing Amazing Tour! We loved our guide and he was THE BEST GUIDE WE HAD WHILE IN PARIS! The guide's name was FERIT. He played music during the tour. He allowed us to take pictures. We felt safe and immersed in the experience the entire time. He translated some of the sayings while on the tour. He had a lot of knowledge about the history of the Catacombs and the things that are presently going on inside of the Catacombs. We were able to go into areas that the general public didn't have access to which was pretty cool. The company even offers free tea, coffee, or baked goods if the tour is running late for any reason which we all declined but it was cool for them to offer.
EXCELLENT. Our tour guide was phenomenal and provided so much great information about the history of the catacombs. Once again, book the skip the line tour AND the special access. If you just go and book a ticket regularly, you will miss out on certain sections not open to the regular public and have to wait in a long queue. Lots of bones and skulls in the ossuary which is a spectacular sight to see. I forgot the name of our guide but she was a MA or PhD student and did a great job.