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: Chris P, November 2015
You will see some beautiful countryside, but this tour is mostly about the troubles. Maybe not the best for younger kids, but the tour brought home to me all of those events we only heard about when I was younger. We had a great guide who made each stop interesting and who put everything into its appropriate context. A thoughtful tour.
Reviewed by: Joan D, November 2015
A very good tour with a knowledgeable guide.