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Belfast: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Belfast: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast - The open-top bus tour gives you the chance to ride around the city, whilst hopping on and off at many different bus stops around Belfast at your own leisure. The tour takes in the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, birth place of the RMS Titanic, and now an exciting new development for the city. The tour then continues onward to visit the impressive Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Then you'll make your way back into the city center to visit the political areas of the Shankhill Road as well as the political Wall Murals and peace lines at Falls Road. The tour then makes its way through the Queens University area back to the city center. Tour Stops: 1. Belfast City Hall 2. SSE Arena 3. Titanic Quarter 4. HMS Caroline 5. Titanic Belfast 6. Waterfront / Laganside / St. George's Market 7. Great Victoria Street 8. Dublin Road 9. Shaftsbury Square 10. Queen's University 11. Eglantine Avenue 12. Cultúrlan McAdam Ó Fiaich 13. Falls Road 14. International Wall Murals 15. Belfast Peace Wall 16. Spectrum Tourist Information Centre 17. Shankill Memorial Garden 18. Crumlin Road Gaol 19. Donegall Street

Belfast: 1 or 2-Day Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. Belfast: 1 or 2-Day Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy an open-top bus tour around Belfast and experience all the city has to offer in 1 or 2 days. Stop at 19 locations around the city so you can fully discover each of them at your own leisure. The tour takes in the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, and travels between the peace lines and walls. You'll be able to take in panoramic views from the top deck as you make your way to your next stop. Hop off at any stop, walk around as long as you like, and be picked up every 20 to 30 minutes at the same point. Your ticket also gets you discounted entrance fees to some of the top Belfast attractions. STOP 1 - Donegall Square West STOP 2 - SSE Arena - Odyssey, W5 Discovery, Cinema, Bowling STOP 3 - Titanic Quarter - Premier Inn STOP 4 - HMS Caroline - Titanic Dock, Green Light - Maritime Mile STOP 5 - Titanic Belfast - Titanic Visitor Experience, SS Nomadic STOP 6 - St. George’s Market - Market Days - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday STOP 7 - Great Victoria Street - Crown Bar, Europa Hotel, Grand Opera House STOP 8 - Dublin Road - Golden Mile, Etap Hotel STOP 9 - Shaftsbury Square, Lavery's Bar, Crescent Arts Centre STOP 10 - Queens University - Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Tropical Hot House STOP 11 - Eglantine Avenue - International Football Stadium, Lisburn Road Shopping STOP 12 - Culturlann McAdam O'Fiaich - Art Gallery, Bookshop and Gifts STOP 13 - Falls Road - Falls Memorial Garden, Bobby Sands Mural STOP 14 - International Peace Wall - Peace wall, St Peter's Cathedral STOP 15 - Peace Wall - Sign The Famous Wall STOP 16 - Spectrum Centre - Shankill Road - Murals History STOP 17 - Remembrance Garden - Shankill Road STOP 18 - Crumlin Road Jail House STOP 19 - Donegall Street - Cathedral Quarter St Patricks, St Anne's Cathedral

Northern Ireland 3-Day Tour from Dublin

3. Northern Ireland 3-Day Tour from Dublin

Explore some of North Ireland's highlights on a budget 3-day tour from Dublin. Visit Belfast and see some of the city's most important sights. Marvel at the Giant's Causeway, discover Dunluce Castle, take a walking tour of Derry, and more. Day 1: Dublin - Belfast city (overnight Belfast) Choose from one of two central Dublin collection locations and you'll be on your way. Your first stop this morning is at Monasterboice, a monastic settlement dating back to 501 AD. By late morning you'll arrive in Belfast. Discover why Lonely Planet regards Northern Ireland's capital as one of the top 10 'must-visit' cities on Earth. Your driver will show you highlights including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens, and much more.  With plenty of time at leisure to explore the city, the political “Black Taxi” tour (optional) is strongly recommended to view the Peace Wall and infamous political murals. The drivers are locals and can explain what life was like in Belfast during the conflict of 1969-1998. This evening you'll stay downtown, in a most lively area with great pubs and restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Live music venues are plentiful, and Belfast is well known for its great nightlife. Day 2: Belfast - Giants Causeway - Dunluce Castle - Derry A glorious touring day cruising the beautiful North Coast. You will initially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by Game of Thrones. Then it's the jackpot visit of the day: the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trace the footprints of Celtic giants as you walk the Giant's Causeway, the proud location of an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of basalt rock formed by cataclysmic violent volcanic eruptions a long, long time ago. Listen to your guide wax lyrical about the giant warrior-hero Fionn McCool. Afterward, explore the amazing Dunluce Castle ruins with paid entrance. You'll continue to the nearby city of Derry where you'll spend the afternoon. There will be plenty of time at leisure after an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls with a local guide. Learn why the city is officially known as Londonderry and the story of the long bloody siege here in 1689. Head down to the well-known Bogside district, the scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972, and the inspiration for U2's classic anthem 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday'. Overnight in Derry. Day 3: Derry - Sligo - Galway - Dublin After breakfast this morning, you'll head down a portion of the west coast's Wild Atlantic Way in the Republic of Ireland. Further along the road lies Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, Co. Sligo, and you will have some leisure time here for lunch. Perhaps enjoy a walk on the amazing surfing beaches and check out The Strand Bar. Your final stop before returning to Dublin is Galway where you have free time to explore. Perhaps you might like to visit some wonderful local seafood eateries, or try a pint in one of the fantastic pubs. You then take a scenic drive back to Dublin, arriving back at approx. 7:00 PM.

From Belfast: Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Peace Walls

4. From Belfast: Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Peace Walls

Visit Northern Irelands Iconic Top 3 attractions - The Giants Causeway, The Belfast Peace Walls and Political Murals and the superb Titanic Belfast Experience on this tour designed to maximise your time in Northern Ireland if you are only visiting Belfast for one day. Pick up options available from Belfast, or choose the from Dublin option to include a return transfer to/from Dublin. The tour will begin with a short sightseeing tour of Belfast - where you will have the opportunity to see many of the cities main sights including Belfast City Hall, Queens University and the Cathedral Quarter, along with the cities peace walls and political murals. Your driver will be from Belfast and will give you a fascinating insight and experience of living in Belfast during 'The Troubles'. Leaving Belfast, we will travel to the Giants Causeway along the direct route (Approx 1hr 15 mins) - stopping briefly at Dunluce Castle on route. With it's spectacular location perched on the edge of the dramatic coastal cliffs of the North Antrim Coast - Dunluce is definitely one of Irelands most picturesque and romantic castles. A few minutes after Dunluce Castle, we will arrive at the iconic Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for many the highlight of the tour.. Here you will have plenty of time to explore the unique hexagonal rock formations and learn about the local myths and legends of the Irish Giant 'Finn McCool'. After the Causeway, we will continue for around 10 miles along the stunning Causeway Coast to the viewpoint for the Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, where on a clear day you can also enjoy spectacular views along the Coast and across to Scotland - before we head back to Belfast for a visit to the Titanic Belfast experience. You will then have around 2 hours to explore the world leading Titanic Belfast exhibition. Located beside the Titanic Slipways, Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. We will already have packed a lot in today - but if time permits - you may want to finish the day off at one of Belfast's other great attractions - the Iconic Crown Liquor Salon! The Crown is a unique and historic 1820's pub in Belfast famed for its decor, with Carved-mahogany booths, etched-glass, plus gas lamps. Your driver will then drop you back to your preferred cruise ship terminal, bus/rail station or Accommodation.

Belfast Sightseeing Tour Starting from the City Hall

5. Belfast Sightseeing Tour Starting from the City Hall

Join Sightseeing Belfast's double decker Hopon Hopoff bus tour to see the Movie and TV locations around our lovely city along with the Maritime section known as the Titanic quarter to visit the Titanic experience the White Star line Nomadic or the HMS Caroline in the fast moving new area of Belfast. Travel round the city jumping off at the delights our Great city has to offer try the covered market St Georges the victorian Botanical Gardens including the palm house or the tropical plant house. jump off at Queens university The Ulster museum. Continue on to the famous Sandyrow or the Golden mile to have a pint you could stop off at the crown bar or the Grand opera house before jumping back on the bus to go to the Murals Along both sides of the community divide or gasp at the peace wall that devides the NAtionalist Falls rd To the Loyalist Shankill rd as our guide tells you a brief history of the period known as the Troubles. Then a visit to the famous Crumlin rd jail before venturing back along Belfasts main shopping area before returning to City Hall. Then if the bus isnt too Busy jump back on and do it again with our 72 hour hopon hopoff bus ticket.

Belfast : Private Shore Excursion to Giant's Causeway

6. Belfast : Private Shore Excursion to Giant's Causeway

Discover the highlights of Northern Ireland on a private shore excursion from Belfast. Explore the Glens of Antrim, visit the Giant's Causeway, and learn about the region from your guide. Meet your qualified tour guide at the cruise ship terminal and explore the scenic drive through the Glens of Antrim. Stop at charming villages and hear about the area's history, culture and folklore through our researched information. Each village has several stories of interest, stories that you will remember and tell your friends. Glenarm, Carnlough, Waterfoot and Cushendall are all names you will remember. Many of our clients now follow the Ruairi Og's. On the Causeway Coast we will stop at Portaneevy Viewpoint, overlooking the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Guaranteed you will take even more photos. Many more stories and folklore, one you will be surprised at while looking north to the Scottish Hebrides Isles. Continue to the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the natural wonder of thousands of interlocking basalt columns, formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity. Hear about the legends surrounding the site and learn about the geological significance of the area. Bushmills Distillery is nearby and if you wish to sample one of the world's best whiskey's then it's off to the bar we go. I know the barmen and will ask them to tell you the history and explain the whiskey making processes. This is better than the distillery tour itself!!! Dunluce Castle is next on the itinerary, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guaranteed you will take even more photos, especially with Donegal in the background. Onwards to Belfast we go, passing the world famous Portrush Golf Club, home of the Open Championship. Belfast has many sightseeing attractions and experiences. Belfast Castle with it's manicured gardens and views overlooking the city of Belfast. The political peace-wall's and murals of our recent past, we will never go back. The magnificent architectural building's, Belfast City Hall and Queen's University are shinning examples of our rich heritage from when we lead the world in the ship building and Linen Trade industries. This is when we have to say good bye and travel back to the cruise ship terminal. "This experience is the game changer and makes the vacation".

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Excellent way of seeing the city and learning about the history of Belfast. I learnt something new with each guide and saw something new each time I went around. I would definitely recommend going round multiple times. Sitting on left and right side of bus. My only negative was some of the buses were completely unsuitable for sightseeing if sitting inside. Some had absolutely no view from the windows. Finally try and get the ‘older’ guides. They have the humour and best stories.

Easy to find the buses outside city hall. Great fun facts for Louie and John the driver. Stay on the bus full tour then next day or later get off at stops to explore. We went on Easter and sadly didn’t see falls road. But would recommend this for everything seeing the city and getting around.

It was marked "in French" on the ad but only comments in English... So nice visit to the streets of Belfast without understanding anything!!!!

Fantastic tour and the driver’s are very informative great value for money

Great way to get around the city and to the key visitor places