Belfast, Northern Ireland

The capital of Northern Ireland - part of the United Kingdom - Belfast has experienced a renaissance since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 that promised an end to the decades-old "Troubles" between Catholics and Protestants. Stretching along both sides of the River Lagan, this graceful city of Victorian and Edwardian buildings has become a cosmopolitan tourist destination. Once a major industrial center, Belfast is also your gateway to the rich, Irish countryside of Counties Antrim and Down.

Belfast was an industrial giant in the 19th century, famed for its linen and its shipyards. Explore this exuberant city, marvel at the Giant's Causeway or shop for superb Irish linens.

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Points of Interest

  • Giant's Causeway
  • Antrim Coast
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial
  • Belfast Pubs
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Londonderry
  • Downpatrick
  • Carrickfergus Castle
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  • Giant's Causeway

    Along the Antrim Coast is the world-renowned Giant's Causeway. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant's Causeway is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.

  • Antrim Coast

    The Antrim Coast in the north of Northern Ireland, is one of the most scenic coastlines in Britain and Ireland, with breathtaking landscapes, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and the dramatic cliff-side ruins of Dunluce Castle.

  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial

    The Titanic Memorial, located on the east grounds of Belfast City Hall, honors those who died in the RMS Titanic disaster, and includes a list of all those who perished on April 15, 1912.

  • Belfast Pubs

    Belfast Pubs have been the cornerstone of Belfast life for centuries. Some have music, many have good food and all offer a great pint or a comforting hot whiskey and loads of craic (the term for fun and conversation in Irish).

  • Botanic Gardens

    The Botanic Gardens reflect Belfast's Victorian heritage, boasting two notable period buildings, a children's playground, a bowling green, a rose garden and assorted tropical plants and trees.

  • Londonderry

    Originally named Derry, Londonderry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland and lies on the west bank of the River Foyle. It features an almost completely preserved circuit of medieval walls.

  • Downpatrick

    The town of Downpatrick in County Down, Northern Ireland has a strong connection to St. Patrick. It is here that St. Patrick began the conversion of Ireland and built his first church.

  • Carrickfergus Castle

    Considered the first real Irish Castle, Carrickfergus was built in 1180 by the Norman John de Courcy to guard the approach to Belfast.

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Easy Belfast

3.5 hours | Belfast | BFS-200
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial
  • Botanic Gardens

This half-day, narrated drive takes you through Belfast's prominent sites and neighborhoods that once garnered international headlines. You will visit Shankill and Falls Roads where murals capture Belfast's turbulent history, and travel past the shipyard where the Titanic was built.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$69.95

Easy Belfast (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Belfast | BFS-201
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial
  • Botanic Gardens

This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for wheelchair accessible passengers - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. This half-day, narrated drive takes you through Belfast's prominent sites and neighborhoods that once garnered international headlines. You will visit Shankill and Falls Roads where murals capture Belfast's turbulent history, and travel past the shipyard where the Titanic was built.

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Easy Belfast (Guided in French)

3.5 hours | Belfast | BFS-204
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial
  • Botanic Gardens

This half-day, narrated drive takes you through Belfast's prominent sites and neighborhoods that once garnered international headlines. You will visit Shankill and Falls Roads where murals capture Belfast's turbulent history, and travel past the shipyard where the Titanic was built.

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Belfast City & Crumlin Road Gaol

4 hours | Belfast | BFS-235

Discover fascinating Belfast, a city steeped in history and intrigue, when you embark on a panoramic city driving tour that takes in all the highlights and includes several photo stops followed by a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol, a notorious Victorian-era prison, for a tour of its infamous cells and hallways.

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Coastal Drive & Glens of Antrim (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Belfast | BFS-296
  • Antrim Coast

This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for wheelchair accessible passengers - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. County Antrim unveils itself on this half-day narrated drive. You will drive to the blunt headlands, broad bays and wide beaches of the Antrim coast, and climb Antrim's high central plateau. You will also witness the famous Glens of Antrim and enjoy a snack at the Glenariff Tea & Craft Shop.

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$79.95

Coastal Drive & Glens of Antrim

4 hours | Belfast | BFS-295
  • Antrim Coast

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. County Antrim unveils itself on this half-day narrated drive. You will drive to the blunt headlands, broad bays and wide beaches of the Antrim coast, and climb Antrim's high central plateau. You will also witness the famous Glens of Antrim and enjoy a snack at the Glenariff Tea & Craft Shop.

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A Walk Through Historic Belfast

3.75 hours | Belfast | BFS-385

Explore the heart of Belfast on a sight-filled guided pedestrian adventure that gives insight into the history of Belfast from the 1600s to the present and the people who call it home. Visit St. Anne's Cathedral and pause for numerous photos. Refresh at the Duke of York, a lively local pub.

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Titanic Belfast® & City Drive

4 hours | Belfast | BFS-210
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial

Visit the birthplace of the Titanic luxury liner and discover its secrets, history and legacy. After a panoramic drive through Belfast you will enter the former shipyard of Harland and Wolff. Here, you will tour Titanic Belfast®, a state-of-the-art interactive exhibit that chronicles the timeless story of this floating palace.

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Belfast Highlights & Hillsborough Castle

4 hours | Belfast | BFS-225
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial

Find out what makes Belfast such a fascinating place to visit with a sightseeing tour past many of the city's most treasured sites. Then, travel to Hillsborough Castle, the magnificent residence of the Royal Family. After a guided tour, you're free to roam the lovely gardens or shop in town.

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St. Patrick Centre, Down Cathedral & Saul

7.75 hours | Belfast | BFS-110
  • Downpatrick

Travel to Downpatrick and walk in the footsteps of the world's most celebrated saint, St. Patrick. You will visit St. Patrick Centre for a virtual helicopter ride over the Irish countryside, and head to Down Cathedral for a view of the saint's grave. Shopping and a brief visit to Grey Abbey to round off this all-day tour.

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Belfast City Walk & Pub Life by Night

2.5 hours | Belfast | BFS-860
  • Belfast Pubs

The Irish pub is an institution and an important component of Irish tradition. Explore the hospitality of Belfast on a guided evening walk that visits two of its most historic pubs. Have a pint or two of Guinness and banter with the locals on this insider's look into the city's pub culture.

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Londonderry

8.25 hours | Belfast | BFS-145
  • Londonderry

This full-day tour takes you through the historic town of Londonderry. You will stroll within the old ramparts on a guided walking tour and admire fine city views, as well as the Guildhall, a late Gothic-style building. Before your return drive, you will enjoy lunch at a local pub.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal; Includes snack

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$149.95

Best of Belfast

8 hours | Belfast | BFS-160
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial

Two of Belfast's most unique attractions are on display when you visit the Crumlin Road Gaol, one of the country's most infamous jails, and Titanic Belfast®, a state-of-the-art interactive exhibit that chronicles the timeless story of this floating palace. A panoramic tour of the city and lunch complete this adventure.

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Giant's Causeway

5.25 hours | Belfast | BFS-105
  • Antrim Coast
  • Giant's Causeway

Visit Giant's Causeway, one of the world's natural wonders, on this half-day tour. En route, you will see quaint villages and farmland.

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A Discovery Exclusive: Ultimate Giants Causeway

9 hours | Belfast | BFS-155
  • Antrim Coast
  • Giant's Causeway

Delve deep into the mythical Antrim Coast on a Discovery Exclusive tour. Take part in a naturalist-led visit to the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and photograph dramatic Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, plus several other points of interest. Sample the "flavor" of Northern Ireland with lunch at a local hotel.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$199.95

Bon Appetit Recommended: Belfast Culinary Trail

4 hours | Belfast | BFS-305
  • Belfast Pubs

Nibble your way through the lively streets in Belfast, tasting the city's best gastronomic offerings as you explore the rich architecture and cultural highlights on this delicious, guided walking tour. Neighborhood restaurants and friendly merchants offer generous tastings, and you'll sample many food and drink items unique to Northern Ireland.

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Best of Giant's Causeway & Antrim Coast

9 hours | Belfast | BFS-100
  • Antrim Coast
  • Giant's Causeway

Explore the historic and legendary sites of the Antrim Coast on this all-day tour. Witness the UNESCO World Heritage site - the Giant's Causeway as well as Dunluce Castle, and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge view point to name a few, and sample the' flavor' of Northern Ireland with a lunch at a local hotel.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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Local Connections: Traditional Irish Bread Making with a Local Chef

4.5 hours | Belfast | BFS-310
  • City Hall & Titanic Memorial

Travel to a scenic country cottage to learn the secrets of traditional Irish bread making. You can observe the lesson or get hands-on; then enjoy tasting the fresh-baked treats with a cup of tea or coffee.

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$269.95