Titanic & Belfast Day Trip

Single Day Tour Starts in Dublin & Ends in Dublin

Tour highlights

On the Titanic & Belfast Day Trip you’ll drive just two hours north of Dublin and arrive in another vibrant city.

From Belfast’s history and The Troubles to the Titanic Belfast Museum, Harland & Wolff and the RMS Caroline there’s plenty of culture to absorb on this trip, as well as taking in the sights and sounds of Belfast City.

Itinerary

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08:00AM: DEPART DUBLIN

The Titanic & Belfast Day Trip departs from the Molly Malone statue, outside the old stone church on Suffolk Street. There the group will meet their charming and knowledgeable guide and fellow travelers.

The tour coach will head north through Dublin city past Croke Park Stadium, the Port Tunnel and Dublin Airport.

As you drive the two-hours to Belfast the tour’s guide will provide a fascinating overview of the history behind Northern Ireland, the conflict and its origins.

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10:30AM: ARRIVE IN BELFAST

When the group arrives in Belfast city the guide will start the tour in two parts.

First, the tour will visit west Belfast where the infamous Peace Wall resides. This 5.5-meter-high wall divides the Loyalist community from the Republican community.

The group will also visit the Republican Museum (not open Sunday and Monday) before heading to east Belfast, home of the Harland & Wolff shipyard. Most notably known for constructing the RMS Titanic.

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12:00PM: FREE TIME IN BELFAST

The tour group will then have some free time in Belfast city and lunch (not included).

The Titanic & Belfast Day Trip crew recommends that visitors take some time to explore Belfast and have some lunch in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area.

Here are a few suggestions to do during this time:

- Fancy a pint? Then drop into 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 Belfast’s own leaning tower at Albert's Memorial Clock.

- Drop into one of Belfast's main landmarks at the Belfast City Hall.

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1:15PM: HMS CAROLINE

After lunch, your guide will take you to the HMS Caroline. This is a real-life combat ship that served in both World War I and World War II. She was the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland still afloat.

Now decommissioned the C-class light cruiser saw combat during WWI and was used as an administrative center during World War II. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. Now she’s had a change in career and serves as a museum ship.

After some repairs to her hull, made by Harland and Wolff, she opened to the public in July 2017, at Alexandra Dock in the Titanic Quarter.

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4:00PM: TITANIC BELFAST

Next stop is the Titanic Belfast, a museum dedicated to the history of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. The museum extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions, and innovative interactive features.

The attraction is a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage built on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard.

The building contains more than 12,000 square meters (130,000 sq. ft.) of floor space, most of which is occupied by a series of galleries, private function rooms and community facilities, plus the addition of Hickson’s Point destination bar in March 2018.

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7:00PM: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN

After a quick two-hour drive back south, the tour group will arrive back in Dublin full of tales to regale your friends with, about your trip to Northern Ireland.

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Irish Day Tours seven-day tours from Dublin, which leave daily, have all been carefully handpicked for their historical, natural, and cultural importance. They run tours to The Cliffs of MoherGiant’s CausewayBelfast and Northern Ireland.

Of course, the beauty of seeing Ireland by day tours means your adventure to the four corners of this island will always end up back at your hotel room in Dublin.  No need to hire cars, book more hotels, pack and unpack, just simply sit back and take it all in! Irish Day Tours have a fleet of coaches, from nine to 64 seats.

The success and exceptional growth of Irish Day Tours company can be credited to their relentless focus on customer care and service. They have been awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ every year from 2012  to 2016 due to their outstanding reviews. Irish Day Tours customer reviews on Trip Advisor are currently at 95 percent, rated "Excellent" or "Very Good".

Irish Day Tours Guides are among the best in the business, all unique in their own way. Some will sound like they’ve swallowed the book on Ireland’s history from the beginning of time, others will sing their way to the coast. Whoever you get, one thing is certain, your adventure with Irish Day Tours will be one you’ll never forget!

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The Titanic & Belfast Day Trip's guides are most knowledgeable and full of stories about Northern Ireland and its history. During the day visitors will learn about the history of rebellion, violence, and the journey towards peace in the region as well as plenty of other stories such as tales of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, and Ireland’s great mountains and historical sites. If the tour’s luck they might even sing a song.

Once the coach has arrived in the city the guide with bring the group around west Belfast, home of the infamous Peace Wall, explaining its significance.
The Republican Museum is the tour’s next stop for an immersion into the history of the rebellion and the republican movement.

The tour then ventures to the city center, allowing the group to enjoy some free time, to look around and have lunch (not included). Visitors will have a chance to see the impressive City Hall or Belfast’s very own leaning tower.

After lunch, the guide will take the tour to the HMS Caroline, a real-life combat ship that served in both World War I and World War II. Caroline was the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland still afloat.

The group will then visit east Belfast, the birthplace of the ill-fated, RMS Titanic. Visitors will explore one of Ireland’s most visited attractions the Titanic Belfast. 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.

The group will finish up the day on the two-hour drive back to Dublin listening to some traditional Irish music as they relax after a full and exciting day and reminisce on the Titanic & Belfast Day Trip.

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