Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- All entrance fees included
- Excellent value for money
- Get inside tips from a local
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
In the mid-morning, you’ll enter Northern Ireland and reach Belfast, the country’s capital city. Here you will have a guided coach tour of Belfast City, where you'll be shown the Belfast peace walls that act as peace lines between the Catholic and Protestant communities. Look out for the wall murals that tell stories of community disputes from both sides of the fence.
After a light-hearted introduction into the perils of Belfast politics, you’ll have approximately two hours to spend at leisure, and your guide will happily offer directions to recommended lunch spots. Suggested Belfast attractions for you to see include Belfast Cathedral (also known as St Anne’s Cathedral), or the landmark site of Belfast City Hall on Donegal Square.
Continue your tour to East Belfast, where you’ll visit the Harland and Wolff dry docks. It was here that the doomed Titanic ship was designed and built.
Following this, you will begin your drive back towards Dublin, stopping in Downpatrick to visit the Saint Patrick Centre and take a short walk to the Down Cathedral to learn about the patron saint of Ireland.
Your Belfast Day trip will continue south through County Down. You will stop at Dundrum where you will have a chance to visit the ruins of the famous Norman castle and admire the views. Following this, you will pass through the Mourne Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, where you will have views of Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland. You will also have a chance to experience gravity hill, where vehicles appear to roll uphill due to an optical illusion created by the surrounding landscape.
From here you will continue back to Dublin where your tour concludes.
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
- Entrance to the Irish Republican History Museum
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Food and drink
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
- Wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: Sndy, December 2014
This tour gave us the perfect opportunity to stay in Dublin, see Belfast, and also take in Ireland's beautiful countryside. We would have NEVER been able to see on our own everything this tour packed into one day trip. Our guide was excellent with a wealth of knowledge about the people and history of turbulent Belfast. The struggles displayed on the Peace wall(s) made us appreciate better the history behind this city. It was fun to walk the Square and take in a delicious lunch at a local "gas lantern" lit restaurant. After seeing the dry dock where the Titanic was constructed and the building that housed it's architectural firm, made it easy to visualize the every day activities before that fateful voyage. However, Dundrum and the Norman Castle ruins will forever bring a smile because of the 3 local gents atop the Castle enjoying their pints and sending out their well wishes too all! They were the best! Great scenery, great tour, and great memories!
Reviewed by: William B, December 2014
This was a great trip! Our tour guide, Matthew, was very knowledgeable and showed us all the great parts of Belfast and the Northern countryside. I felt I got my money's worth and more!!