Daily Meeting & Departure points for this Belfast Tour
- The Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 (09.00am)
- Official Tourist Office, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 (09.10am)
- Official Tourist Office, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 (09.15am)
Ticket Price Per Person:
What is included?
- Local guides who know Belfast
- Comfortable Tour Vehicles
- Any entrance fees for destinations in the itinerary (including Titanic Belfast)
- Free Wi-Fi on board so that you can share photos with your friends around the world!
- Everything but your meals
A tour of Belfast is the best way to experience the history, politics & culture of Ireland’s most troubled city! See why Lonely Planet named Belfast amongst the Top Ten Must See Places on Earth. Perhaps take a Black Taxi tour of “Belfast’s Berlin Wall” and the infamous political murals. Don’t miss the Titanic Belfast Experience! Ready to go? Book your tour online to get the most budget friendly price.
Belfast Tour Itinerary
09:00 – 09:15 | Belfast from Dublin Meet the private Belfast Tour leader and let the historic drive North to fascinating Belfast commence. Today’s route is an ancient Celtic path, known as ‘Gap of the North’, where the mythical Warrior CúChulainn fought his last battle against overwhelming invasion forces, and across the border that is infamously known as “Bandit Country” in South Armagh, where the helicopter patrols of the British Army have been seen as recently as 2007. (P.S.: Don’t forget to take any British Pounds Sterling you may have, as Northern Ireland is not a part of the Eurozone!!)
MONASTERBOICE CELTIC CHRISTIAN RUINS Next we visit the monastic ruins of Monasterboice in rolling farmland near the current border. The site contains two of the finest 9th Century Celtic crosses in Ireland towering high above the countryside. Check out the round tower which was built to keep the early Christian monks safe from marauding Vikings!!
11:30 / 11:45 | ARRIVE IN BELFAST Arrive in beautiful Belfast where you enjoy at least 2 hours free time for lunch and sightseeing in this once great industrial city of the British Empire. Excellent shopping on Royal Avenue- magically much cheaper than Dublin!! Check out Belfast’s very own leaning tower, the Albert Clock, constructed for Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg- Queen Victoria’s husband. And while in Belfast, why not drop in to the Crown Liquor Saloon to sample local favourites “Harp Lager” or “Bushmills Whiskey”? Sláinte!! (Cheers!).
14:30 | BELFAST TITANIC EXPERIENCE After lunch we’ll regroup and head down to the docks to see the biggest hole in Ireland – the dry dock for the Titanic and from where this most famous ship in history was launched in 1912… And seeing as we’ve come all this way, your ticket price includes entry (EUR 15.00) to The Titanic Experience! (www.titanicbelfast.com/) Experience every emotion from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. ENTRY INCLUDED!!. Titanic Belfast is fast becoming one of the world’s most famous visitor attractions. Don’t miss out! Depart for Dublin at 16:30- Enjoy a photo-stop at Queen’s University Belfast with its beautiful red-brick classical facade en-route.
RECOMMENDATION: Perhaps consider the optional (GBP 8.50) world famous Black Taxi Tour of the infamous “Falls and Shankill” suburbs, home to the Irish & British communities who live side by side in the city. You’ll discover the notorious political murals and also the “Peace Wall”, Belfast’s very own “Berlin Wall” which still separates the communities at political flashpoints- even since the peace agreement of 1998. For many of our tour members this experience is the highlight of the day. Highly Recommended. (£8.50, payable directly to the Black Taxi driver).
18:30 | DUBLIN CITY CENTRE Our Belfast tour arrives back in Dublin. You will have plenty of time to enjoy a traditional night of stories, songs, and dancing that are inspired by the culture and beauty of our country.
*Seats on this coach tour are offered as part of our “Recommended” range, operated by the best local tour and activity providers in Ireland. Our Dublin based travel insiders select only the market leaders on any given route.
Note: itinerary sequence / timings may vary depending on local operational factors such as season, weather and the political situation on the ground in Belfast. Although the city is now statistically safer than most large cities in the USA, political demonstrations are still a feature of life in Northern Ireland and can impact on travel arrangements at short notice.
Private Belfast Tours are also available
How about a private Belfast tour? A personal driver guide and private vehicle will allow you to journey through Ireland at the speed that you want. You can choose the stops to visit and decide the length of visits to destinations. In addition, you can even choose where you want to go! Your driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to wherever you choose in central Dublin after the tour. This can be a great value, as the cost per person will decrease as the size of your group increases! We cater to 2 to 500 people. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.