WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PRIVATE DAY TOUR:
- The comfort of your own vehicle and professional driver- guide for the day.
- Experience a visit to the haunting early Christian site of ‘Monasterboice’.
- Enjoy lots of free time to enjoy the highlights of Belfast city.
- Take an optional ‘Black Taxi Tour’ – giving you the opportunity to learn about Belfast’s political past from those who lived through it.
- Explore the finest highlights of Belfast City, including the Opera House, the Albert Clock and the City Hall.
- Enjoy time at your leisure to indulge in some local shopping and cuisine.
- Visit the newly-opened ‘Titanic Experience’, an award-winning interactive museum dedicated to the tragic ship (optional).
- Perhaps enjoy lunch and a pint of local favourite Harp Lager in a traditional pub like the Crown Liquor Saloon
- Enjoy private collection from / return to your Dublin hotel
A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE TOUR
Belfast is a fascinating place. A city that has shaken off its trouble-filled political past and emerged as a truly cosmopolitan 21st century city – Belfast has no limit of attractions for you to discover. We at Kennedy & Carr pride ourselves on structuring Ireland’s finest private tours. We combine the country’s most famous sights with lesser-known treasures, to make you feel that you have seen this beautiful isle through the eyes of a local. This private Belfast city excursion includes a private tour vehicle & driver- guide and can take you to Belfast city, the Belfast Docklands (birthplace of the Titanic) and to the ancient monastic settlement of Monasterboice, Co.Louth. Enjoy it all in comfort and style. Call us today to arrange your very own Belfast adventure!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR EXCLUSIVE DAY TOUR:
Enjoy the comfort of collection from your hotel or Dublin place of residence. You’ll head north in your private vehicle and learn about the region’s history, culture and stories from your chauffeur as you travel. The first recommended stop of the morning is at Monasterboice – a Celtic- Christian settlement, which dates back to ancient times. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the Celtic crosses with their ornate carvings, as well as the haunting round tower. Departing Monasterboice – it’s a short onward journey towards Belfast, where you’ll arrive directly into the city center.
Take some time at your leisure to explore the center of Belfast. There’s no shortage of fantastic historic sites, attractions and experiences for you to enjoy here. Any must sees should be scheduled in advance and your guide will be on hand to offer local recommendations for your time at leisure. Highly recommended by our guests is the ‘Black Taxi Tour’ (optional extra) – a political tour of Belfast, which takes you on a fascinating journey through Belfast’s dark political history and is led by locals, many of whom who lived through the troubles first-hand. Highlighted by a range of travel magazines including ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘Conde Nast Traveller’ – this is a tour not to be missed! Continue sightseeing perhaps taking in vistas of the Victorian City Hall and the Albert Clock – Belfast’s answer to the leaning tower of Pisa. If time permits – head to the historic ‘Crown Liquor Saloon’ for a quick drink, this historic pub is one of Belfast’s icons!
We’ll leave the city center behind us as we make our way towards the Belfast Docklands. The world-famous ‘Titanic’ was built here and to mark 100 years since her tragic sinking in the north Atlantic – a fantastic ‘Titanic Experience’ was opened here just a few years ago. This highly interactive museum contains some stunning displays and has welcomed millions of visitors since its inception. Enjoy plenty of time to discover this attraction before we begin our journey back to Dublin city.
You’ll be transported directly back to your preferred Dublin location after a full day of exploring Northern Ireland’s first city. We’ll arrive in ample time – should you wish to make some dinner or entertainment plans in the capital!
Private Tour Pricing
Private Tours typically range from EUR 495.00 – EUR 795.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.
Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.