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BELFAST DAY TOUR
€50.00

Belfast Day Tour From Dublin

Dublin is great, but if you feel the need for something different, why not join us for a trip to historical Belfast, just a short journey up the road? Enjoy driving through the Irish countryside until we reach the northern capital Belfast; a city with a turbulent past and part of its legacy is the Belfast City Peace Wall dividing the protestant and catholic communities. We will make many other relevant stops around Belfast to enhance your experience of this intriguing city. Our guides will make your experience enjoyable with their knowledge and their humour. No need for guidebooks on this tour!

 

In Belfast, we do a historical/political guided tour taking in many of the trouble hotspots and visit the Republican Museum. We visit the Belfast dockyards, which are the birthplace of the Titanic. We will give you some free time to explore the city before leaving Belfast, but fear not, we have plenty more to show you on this tour. 

 

We will visit the grave of St. Patrick at the town of Downpatrick. Then we immerse ourselves in some more history as we go to Dundrum Norman Castle. We will make a stop to take in the fantastic views of the Mourne mountains. Ask your guide to show you the famous 'Gravity Hill' and be amazed as things seem to magically roll uphill!

 

While travelling back to Dublin, listen to some Irish music while you reminisce about your day's adventure to Northern Ireland - what a full exciting day! 

Details Belfast Tour From Dublin

DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00AM (Arrive 10 minutes before)

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street  - MAP HERE 

 

ADULT : €50

STUDENT / SENIOR : €45  ( 13yrs-16yrs / 65 yrs + )

CHILD : €25   ( 5yrs-12yrs )

 

HIGHLIGHTS : This price includes a guided tour of Belfast City - The Belfast Peace Wall (one of Ireland's 7 Wonders), the Republican Museum (closed Sunday and Monday). We also visit Downpatrick Exhibition Centre and St Patrick's Grave, Dundrum Castle and the Mourne Mountains.

Belfast Day Tour from Dublin Itinerary

08:00am : Depart Dublin

We will meet at the Molly Malone statue (on Suffolk Street). Your guide will introduce himself and give a breakdown of the day's events. We will drive north out of Dublin with your guide giving you information along the way. You'll get a short breakdown of the history of Northern Ireland (you'll get a much more detailed account in Belfast).

 

10:30am : Peace Wall & Titanic Quarter

We arrive in Belfast City! We start our tour with a drive around West Belfast, which is comprised of 'Loyalists' (allegiance to the Queen) on one side and 'Republicans' (those who want a united Ireland) on the other. Your guide will show you the dividing wall called 'The Peace Wall' - a wall forcing peace by separation. We will endeavor to explain how the troubles began and how things are today. The wall murals tell stories of both unionists and republicans. We are the only company to take in the Republican Museum (closed Sunday and Monday), which has a large amount of prison artefacts and prisoner handicraft as well as a research library and audio visual exhibitions. This is a unique place, so make the most of it!

Next, we travel to East Belfast to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard, one of the biggest in the U.K. in its time. Many ships were launched from this yard, most famously the Titanic. You might have heard of it!  

 

12:00pm : Free Time Belfast

Take some time for yourself to explore the city and grab a bite to eat. Below are some suggestions on what to see:

  • The Crown Liquor Saloon is great. Its wooden partitions and ornate Victorian exterior belong to an old world.
  • If culture is for you the Grand Opera house and St. Anne's cathedral (also known as Belfast Cathedral) are worth a visit, check out its magnificent organ, the biggest in Northern Ireland, and find out about the 'black santa.'
  • Belfast has its own leaning tower! The Albert Memorial Clock.
  • For the history buff, the Linen Hall Library is worth a visit. This is the oldest Library in Belfast. It has the definitive collection archiving the troubles with over 250,000 items in the political section.
  • Donegal Square and City Hall is the landmark site in the centre of Belfast. This impressive building is the heart of the city and was where president Clinton addressed the citizens of Northern Ireland in 1995.

 

2:45pm : Downpatrick

Downpatrick is the next stop where we will visit the Saint Patrick Centre. Here, you will see an exhibition and a short film cataloguing the life of St. Patrick. We will walk to his final resting place to see the grave of the patron saint of Ireland.  

 

4:00pm : Dundrum Castle

The quaint seaside village of Dundrum is our next stop where we will visit the ruin of what was once a fortified Norman castle built in the 13th century. You can see how effective this site would have been as a fortress as you have views for miles around.

 

5:00pm : Mourne Mountains

Last but not least we will visit the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland's largest mountain range, where you will get a view of the highest peak, 'Slieve Donard' from an area specially selected for its outstanding beauty. The driver will show you Gravity Hill, a place where things magically seem to roll uphill!

 

7:00pm : Return To Dublin

We will arrive back in Dublin. Sit back and relax, chat about the day and listen to some traditional Irish music along the way. 

Belfast Day tour Reviews

Day trip to Belfast from Dublin

Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed September 2016

We really enjoyed the day trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it worked out cheaper than catching a train and seeing Belfast on our own. We saw more sights and got to see beautiful places we wouldn't have seen on our own. Would definitely recommend booking a tour before the time, everything ran smoothly and on time. Pity we didn't have more time in Ireland but will definitely go back.

 

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“Belfast"

Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed September 2016

What an awesome day we had. Our tour guide Jennifer was knowledgeable and interesting without being biased at all. Our driver Larry was also excellent and extremely supportive of my husband's physical limitations. 
The day was incredibly interesting and included Belfast and the Peace Wall which was eye opening, the Titanic shipyards, the grave of St Patrick which was really interesting, Dundrum Castle ruins and a drive through the stunning Mourne Mountains! 
Jennifer and Larry made our day! They shared lots of amazing facts about this very sensitive issue and enlightened us.

We would definitely recommend this tour!!

 

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“Great day in Belfast”

Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed August 2016

We very much enjoyed our day tour to Belfast! Our guide, Caroline, was personable, professional, and well informed. As we had a small group, she tried her best to include everyone in questions and discussions, and took time throughout the day to speak with everyone. She showed us the great murals, the center city area, and surrounding areas, and never shied away from discussing the difficult times Belfast has experienced. Our trip to the "Game of Thrones" castle was enjoyable too, as well as the St. Patrick burial grounds. Highly recommended - we wished it could have been a tour that included an overnight stay in fact!

 

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“Belfast Tour”

Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed July 2016

Jim with Extreme Ireland was great. He told us a lot of great stories and explained the history really well! The tour to Belfast was great! Jim recommended some places and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. I would suggest booking with Extreme Ireland for all of your tours while in Ireland!

 

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Fantatic day trip to Belfast

Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed June 2016

My 18 yo son and I took this day trip primarily because my son really wanted to see Belfast. It turned out to be the best day trip from Dublin for both us. Our guide Caroline was thorough, professional, and funny without being over the top as some tour guides can be and she gave us some great jokes to share back in the states. She made my son Jim feel very welcome which was especially nice since he was the only one under 50 on the tour. We enjoyed the day and learned alot as well. Having the smaller group of 16 is also a very big plus.

 

 

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Best Belfast guide. Darren

Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed May 2016

We had the best day ,with a lot of interesting history and felt very well keep for. It was very intimate,as we were a small group of People . And Darren wasn't knocked out even when there was the Belfast marathon,and all the roads were blocked in the town center . He still managed to give us a great day . Thank you very much. Looking forward to our trip to the cliff of moher tomorrow.

 

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