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Belfast City Tour

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Titanic & Belfast Tour

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  • Visit The Belfast Peace Wall
  • Explore the Republican Museum
  • Free Time in Belfast
  • HMS Caroline
  • The Titanic Experience

Time: 8:00am (Arrive 10mins before)

Location: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street  See map

 

Adult – €65

Student / Youth(13-16) / Senior  -  €60

Children (5-12)  -  €32.50

Infant (0-4)  -  Free

 

Add a meal back in Dublin at The Riddler Restaurant serving modern Irish Food.

( Add on our booking page  –  Your guide can drop you off at the restaurant  )

Overview

Let us take you on an insightful journey to the great city of Belfast ,capital of Northern Ireland. On our Belfast tour you will visit the Republican museum (Tuesday to Saturday only), Peace Wall and murals of West Belfast, acting as stark reminders of the times of political turmoil, now coined ‘the Troubles’. After free time to explore Belfast city centre, jump aboard the HMS Caroline for a tour of a real life war ship that served in WW1 and WW2.  You will then visit the highlight of the tour, the Titanic Experience Tour.

Itinerary

Itinerary

8:00am - Departs from the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk street
This Belfast day tour departs from the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street. We have to stress that our tours leave on time so we highly recommend that you are at the meeting point ten minutes early.  Your guide will meet you, introduce himself and you’ll meet your travel companions for the journey. We’ll make our way out of the city heading north. Your driver will point out some interesting landmarks that you might visit on your return to Dublin such as the famous Croke Park Stadium. As you drive north your guide will give you an insight into Northern Ireland’s turbulent and complex history.
10:30am - Arrive in Belfast City
You arrive in Belfast City and head straight to the west of the city. You will visit the Shankhill road, a unionist stronghold and the Falls road which is a republican stronghold. This was a particular hot spot during the troubles with many riots, shootings and bombings by both sides. There was a wall erected to divide and protect the communities from each other and over the years this wall has got larger. The wall and surrounding buildings are decorated with murals depicting people and events that are important to the opposing communities. You will see a stark contrast in what is depicted in these murals. You will also visit the Republican museum (not open Sun & Mon) before we head to the Titanic Quarter.
12:00pm - Explore Belfast city center and have some lunch
We have between 1 1/2 – 2 hours here as free time to explore Belfast city centre and have lunch in one of the many pubs and restaurants (not included). Here are a few suggestion of things to do during this time:

- 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.

2:00pm - HMS Caroline
After free time to explore Belfast city centre, jump aboard the HMS Caroline for a tour of a real life war ship that served in WW1 and WW2.
3:15pm - Titanic Experience
.Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began. 
7:00pm - Arrive back in Dublin
Arrive back in Dublin and tell all your friends about your adventure to Northern Ireland on your Belfast day tour!

Highlights

BELFAST PEACE WALL

Belfast day tour , Peace wall

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.

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BELFAST CITY

City hall , Belfast day tour

Belfast City Hall

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

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BELFAST MURALS

Picture Murals, Belfast day tour

Belfast Murals

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.

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HMS Caroline

Hms Caroline Belfast tour

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in the First World War and served as an administrative centre in the Second World War. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. At the time of her decommissioning in 2011 she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service, after HMS Victory.

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Titanic Experience

titanic

Titanic Experience

Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

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Reviews

Reviews

 Take The Belfast Day Tour

Take this tour, it’s amazing! After tasting the beauty of the land, the sights of Dublin and the pleasures of the pubs, we grabbed at the chance to travel to Belfast and connect first hand and oh so powerfully with the stories and places of the Troubles, (that continues to divide the country and its peoples.) It was a highlight of our three weeks in Ireland. 

If you plan to go, aim for a tour lead by Jennifer – she has a wealth of knowledge (a degree in Irish history and archaeology, no less!) and shares the stories with just the right touch – beautifully balanced – plenty of detail, but not too heavy and never biased, nice humour and real connection and care for the people in her group (even gave up her free time break to sit with an ‘oldie’ who chose to stay back on the bus!). Seems she leads a variety of tours, so maybe ask for her at the Tourist Centre booking office.

The tour visited the Falls Road area, the heartland of the Catholic/Irish Republican Army’s struggle, we saw and touched the intensely powerful and moving murals on the wall that keeps one community seperate from the other – with gates still closed and locked each night; visited ‘the other side’, the Shankshill Road area, with the monuments and imagery of their fallen, and sensed the unresolved pain among local Protestant people; saw the very sites of the conflict – a part of Irish history that is so very recent, still real and still trying to work its way through. 

Spent a 90minute break in Belfast, visiting the grand, old-world-elegant City Hall, the glass dome on top of the shopping mall that overlooks the whole of Belfast, and just soaked up the feel of the city’s streets and people: quite different to Dublin – it’s worth checking out!

Visited the shipyards where the Titanic was built – the now empty dry dock is another amazing connection with history – and the four story, purpose-built exhibition building of the ‘Titanic Experience’ – less interesting to me, and the two hour visit a bit long, but quite spectacular, and with free entry for the tour group.

A long day, people quite weary on the drive back to Dublin, but well worth it: highly recommended. Thanks James too for quality driving, willing engagement with the passengers, and own knowledge and experience as a leader – providing an extra dimension to the tour commentary.

Trip Advisor June 2018 

Amazing tour to Belfast

My friend and I had a great time at the day trip to Belfast. Our wonderful tour guide Caroline gave us a great insight into Belfast and its history. The itinerary is perfect for one day and you get to see all the highlights.

Trip advisor June 2018

Belfast 

First of four tours for us. John was our driver and he was great. Trip started at 8am finished after 7 pm. A must do. Titanic museum very well done. Also a small Belfast museum was part of the tour plus a floating museum of a WWI destroyer , the Caroline, which was also very interesting. John made the trip particularly enjoyable through his knowledge of “ the troubles” and stops along Belfast’s wall explaining various murals and graffiti. Tour fee includes all museum fees.

Trip advisor May 2018

FAQ

FAQ

 

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 wear a rain jacket and good footwear .

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.

 

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