Belfast & Northern Ireland
Departure time: 8:00am (Arrive 10mins before)
Departure location: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street See map
Adult – €50
Student / Youth(13-16) / Senior - €45
Children (5-12) - €25
Infant (0-4) - Free
The great city of Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and this Belfast day tour will not only take you on a tour of the city but will also highlight many other gems of the north including historical and natural treasures. Our guides are full of knowledge about Northern Ireland; from its great mountains to St Patrick and of course, the troubles that have scarred this part of the country for decades. We will head directly for Belfast to begin our tour of the city! Your guide will take you around West Belfast, the home of the famous (or infamous) Peace Wall.
You will also visit the Irish Republican History Museum before heading to East Belfast and discovering the birthplace of the RMS Titanic. You might have heard of the ill-fated ocean liner! After we finish our exploration, you will have some free time in the city centre to have lunch and explore impressive buildings such as the Belfast City Hall, charming and traditional pubs and the plentiful shops. Belfast even has its own leaning tower, the Albert Memorial Clock. You might need to change some money to the pound sterling as you are now in the United Kingdom and euros are not accepted here.
Your northern adventure has only just begun as we head out of the city to the town of Downpatrick and the resting place of Ireland’s most famous saint. Here you will visit the Saint Patrick Centre where you will find the grave of Saint Patrick himself! Then we are on to the coastal village of Dundrum to visit a Norman castle. From the top of its fortified walls you’ll enjoy an amazing view that lets you see for miles in all directions. We then move on to the highest mountain range in Northern Ireland, the Mourne Mountains. You will have the chance to take photographs of this stunning region and the Spelga Dam. Ask your guide to show you Gravity Hill where gravity seemingly doesn’t apply – watch your tour bus roll up a hill all by itself!
- Fancy a pint? Then drop in to one of the city’s oldest and most interesting bars – the Crown Liquor Saloon.
- Visit Saint Anne’s cathedral, also known as Belfast cathedral.
- See Albert’s Memorial Clock known as the leaning tower of Belfast.
- Drop into one of Belfast’s main landmarks at the Belfast City Hall.
BELFAST PEACE WALL
The First Peace walls were built in 1969 dividing the republican and the unionist communities. They were intended to be a temporary solution lasting only 6 months but they became a permanent fixture getting higher and longer as time went on. There are now 48 peace walls in Northern Ireland with the majority in Belfast. The peace wall we visit is between Falls Road and Shankhill Road. Both these areas are infamous as volatile points during the troubles. The walls are covered in murals – depicting the struggle as seen by two opposing sides. It is a fascinating visit and an introduction to Belfast’s troubled history.
TITANIC SHIP YARD
The Harland and Wolff shipyard is a historic icon in Belfast. It is best known as the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg. We do not go to the visitor center but have a look around the yard where the ships were constructed. Ship building was a huge industry in Belfast at the time, with the Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Brittanic also built there.
Belfast city is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with fantastic shopping. Enjoy some free time exploring the meandering streets and chat to the friendly locals. Visit the craft and food market at St Georges or just enjoy walking around and soak up the atmosphere. During your time here you’ll see that Belfast has come a very long way from it’s troubled past
You guide will take you by bus around many of the fascinating murals of Belfast. View these works of art from the days of te troubles from both sides of the conflict through the Falls and Shankill Roads.
ST PATRICK’S GRAVE & DOWNPATRICK CATHEDRAL
Downpatrick is the burial place of Ireland’s famous patron saint – St. Patrick. You can visit his grave and explore the visitor center, learning of Patrick’s life in Ireland and the history of Ireland at the time.
Belfast Day trip
Originally booked for Giants Causeway tour. Somehow or another we missed the missed the bus. Initially, I was disappointed as there was no other trip to Giants Causeway and it was our last day in Dublin. We were told to try and get a refund or transfer to another tour we transferred to the Belfast tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Great city with a turbulent history. Our driver/guide was fantastic. His name escapes me though! I think it was Darren?
Excellent day tour to Belfast!
I went on the Belfast Tour on the 2nd of December 2016. Our tour guide, Jim, was an entertaining guy who couldn’t stop talking stories about Ireland and Northern Ireland. We visited loads of places in one day, though we had enough time to absorb each of them.
Value for your money!
Belfast for the day
We spent a dark and rainy day in Belfast in December. Doesn’t get much better than that.
We cannot say enough great things about our guide (Jennifer) and our driver (Larry) who were absolutely fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide/driver combination, given the complexity of balancing a day of touring (read:having fun) while dealing with such a heavy subject, which is “The Troubles”. Highly recommend this tour.
We love Ireland. Beautiful country. Beautiful people. Amazing history.
Day tour to Belfast
We took a day tour to Belfast in August and Caroline was THE BEST tour guide we ever had! She provided a lot of informations about Irish history and nowadays during our ride, she was funny, and even sang us Irish traditional songs. One day is definitely too short time for visiting Belfast but if you have only one day- Caroline’s tour is the best way to do it! You won’t regret it.
How long is the tour? The tour takes approximately 10 hours starting at 8 am and finishing at 6 pm.
Do we stop for lunch? Yes, we factor in 1 hour for lunch and take you to a good cafe. Lunch is not included however feel free to bring a packed lunch if you wish.
Are all entrance fees covered? Yes, the customer has no extra expense except for lunch.
What should I wear ? We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing wait a rain jacket and good footwear as we spend a lot of time off the bus. Ground can be wet and muddy due to Ireland’s weather so we recommend suitable shoes are always worn.
Is there a reduction for student / seniors? There is a €5 reduction for students and seniors.
Is there a reduction for children ? Yes, children between 5yrs and 12yrs are half price. Infants between 0yrs and 4yrs are Free. Infant seats are available to add on the booking page at a cost of €15 each. ( not compulsory ).
Is there a reduction for multiple bookings? There is €5 reduction when you book a second tour and another €7 reduction on booking of a third tour.
Can we book this day tour as a private tour ? Yes, all our tours are available as private bookings for any group size. For prices and further information please call our sales team at +00353 1 4100 700.