Belfast (including Titanic Experience) Tour from Dublin

BELFAST (INCLUDING TITANIC EXPERIENCE) TOUR FROM DUBLIN

A simply essential Belfast day tour & day trip! Explore the beauty & history of Belfast city with Titanic Experience Included!

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INTRODUCTION









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The North has become a must-see for any traveler and lover of Ireland. This little corner of our motherland was so ever present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore Northern Ireland's capital & perhaps let us introduce you to local guides, characters and customs of both the Ulster Irish and Ulster British communities while you travel in your Black Cab tour of Belfast (optional). Paddywagon is a 100% Irish company and we take great pride in our strong links and friendships with all parts of the community in Belfast.

This tour also visits the Celtic crosses at the 6th century monastic site of Monasterboice, set in picturesque countryside. The ruins are of an early Christian settlement. The site houses two churches built in the 14th century or earlier, including a round tower, however the highlight are the 10th century high crosses. This is for many a photographic highlight of their time in Ireland.

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ITINERARY

Dublin to Belfast

With everyone on board at 08:30, the day begins with a two hour drive from Dublin to Belfast. Sit back and watch Dublin city fade into the background as we enter the green Irish countryside and receive a primer to the history and culture of Northern Ireland from your guide.

Monasterboice Celtic- Christian Ruins

Half way to Belfast we'll leave the highway and make a short pit stop at the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See an amazing 10th century stone round tower in pristine condition and learn how our ancestors sought refuge there from vicious Viking raids in the area. Touch the most beautiful hand carved stone Celtic crosses in Ireland, standing tall over the Irish countryside for over 1,000 years.

Titanic Experience

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. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city and dockside where it all began.

Enjoy approximately 120 minutes to explore the exhibition at leisure. Your entrance fee (GBP 19.00) will be included in the cost of your ticket.

Time at Leisure

Arrive in Belfast where you'll enjoy approximately 2 hours at leisure.

Consider an optional Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with the infamous political murals and the "Peace Lines" (walls) separating Irish Nationalist and British Loyalist neighbourhoods. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet and all the leading guidebooks. The Black Taxi fare is GBP 12.50 per person (approx. EUR 15.00).

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Take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.

Use your free time to explore this magical city. Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon for a glass of Bushmills Whiskey or check out Belfast's own leaning tower, the “Albert Clock”.

NB: This tour visited the HBO Game of Thrones exhibition from 01MAY19 to 08SEP19 - a unique opportunity for all fans of HBO Game of Thrones. However, the exhibition has now ended and will not be featured from 09SEP19.

Depart Belfast for Dublin

We'll regroup around 16:00 and head back towards Dublin (maybe with a few bags of souvenirs from the Game of Thrones store!). After crossing the border we'll return through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if required and drop you off in Dublin at approximately 18:30.