Belfast City History and Titanic birthplace private tour

Book this tour and learn all about Belfast City history - its conflict, murals, Peace Walls, and Gates. Both Catholic and Protestant areas. Your guide will drive you through the streets of Belfast visiting all the famous attractions: Victorian buildings, Belfast Castle, Stormont and all parts of the city from the Cathedral Quarter to the Titanic Quarter.

per adult from

$995

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Professional licensed guide
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a private vehicle
    • All fees and taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance tickets
    • Entry/Admission - HMS Caroline
    • Entry/Admission - Parliament Buildings
    • Entry/Admission - City Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Queen's University
    • Entry/Admission - Botanic Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Ulster Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Opera House
    • Entry/Admission - Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Patricks Church
    • Entry/Admission - Belfast Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Crumlin Road Gaol
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Titanic Belfast, Queen's Road 1 Olympic Way, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP Northern Ireland

    Your guide will pick you up at Cruise Ship Port or at your hotel in Belfast.
    The route of the tour depends on the start time of the tour and the options selected.
    Whether you are cruising as a large group or a smaller family group your guide will plan a perfect itinerary so you can make the most of your visit to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

    You will visit the Titanic Quarter, which celebrates the city’s once prosperous shipbuilding industry.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: HMS Caroline, Queens Rd Alexandra Dock, Belfast BT3 9DT Northern Ireland

    HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in the First World War and served as an administrative center in the Second World War. Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. At the time of her decommissioning in 2011, she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service, after HMS Victory. She was converted into a museum ship. From October 2016 she underwent inspection and repairs to her hull at Harland and Wolff and opened to the public on 1 July 2017 at Alexandra Dock in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Parliament Buildings, Stormont Upper Newtownards Road Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3XX Northern Ireland

    Parliament Buildings, often referred to as Stormont because of its location in the Stormont Estate area of Belfast, is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the devolved legislature for the region. The Executive or government is located at Stormont Castle. In March 1987, the main Parliament Building became a Grade A Listed building.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG Northern Ireland

    As the tour returns to the City center you will pass the Albert clock.
    The Albert Memorial Clock (more commonly referred to as the Albert Clock) is a clock tower situated at Queen's Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was completed in 1869 and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: City Hall Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS Northern Ireland

    Belfast City Hall is another government building that should be visited. Located in the city center, this handsome structure was built in 1906 and remains one of the most distinctive landmarks in Belfast's downtown core. Tourists are welcome to explore the building as part of a guided tour, so popular that they've become one of the top free things to do in Belfast (tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so allow plenty of time in your schedule). Highlights of these one-hour tours include seeing a good-sized art display and historic stained-glass windows and an exhibit outlining the city's history. Afterwards, you can browse the gift shop or visit the café.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. George's Market, May Street, Belfast BT1 1NN Northern Ireland

    No Belfast itinerary is complete without allocating time to do a little shopping, especially if it includes St. George's Market. The oldest covered market in the city, St. George's Market was completed in 1896 and now provides a place to do business for some 300 vendors selling everything from food to art and crafts. It has also become an important venue for activities other than shopping, including food festivals, art shows, dancing, and even pop and rock concerts.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Queen's University, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

    Then heading south to see the stunning Queen’s University.
    Queen's University Belfast (informally Queen's or QUB) is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university received its charter in 1845 as "Queen's College, Belfast" and opened four years later. Queen's University Belfast is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2020), with the second-highest ranking on the island of Ireland. Queen's offers academic degrees at various levels and across a broad subject range, with more than 300 degree programmes available. The current president and vice-chancellor is Ian Greer. Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK and Universities Ireland. The university is associated with two Nobel laureates and one Turing Award laureate.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Botanic Gardens, College Park, Belfast BT9 5AB Northern Ireland

    Botanic Gardens is a public garden in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Occupying 28 acres (110,000 m2) of south Belfast, the gardens are popular with office workers, students, and tourists. They are located on Stranmillis Road in Queen's Quarter, with Queen's University nearby. The Ulster Museum is located at the main entrance. The gardens opened in 1828 as the private Royal Belfast Botanical Gardens. It continued as a private park for many years, only opening to members of the public on Sundays prior to 1895. Then it became a public park in 1895 when the Belfast Corporation bought the gardens from the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society. The Belfast Corporation was the predecessor of Belfast City Council, the present owner.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB Northern Ireland

    The Ulster Museum, located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, has around 8,000 square meters of public display space, featuring material from the collections of fine art and applied art, archaeology, ethnography, treasures from the Spanish Armada, local history, numismatics, industrial archaeology, botany, zoology and geology. It is the largest museum in Northern Ireland, and one of the components of National Museums Northern Ireland.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Opera House, 2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA Northern Ireland

    The Grand Opera House is a theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed by the most prolific theatre architect of the period, Frank Matcham. It opened on 23 December 1895. According to the Theatres Trust, the "magnificent auditorium is probably the best surviving example in the United Kingdom of the oriental style applied to theatre architecture".

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB Northern Ireland

    After that head to the north of the city passing St Ann’s Cathedral.
    St Anne's Cathedral, also known as Belfast Cathedral, is a Church of Ireland cathedral in Donegall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is unusual in serving two separate dioceses (Connor and Down and Dromore). A cathedral is a place where a bishop has a seat but Belfast Cathedral is unusual in having the seats of two bishops – the Bishop of Connor and the Bishop of Down & Dromore. It is the focal point of the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Patricks Church, 199 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FL Northern Ireland

    The Gothic Revival St Patrick's was designed by Timonthy Hevey and Mortimer Thomspon and consecrated in 1877. The first Church was built on this site in 1815 and was the second Catholic Church built since the Reformation in the city of Belfast.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR Northern Ireland

    Stopping at Belfast Castle where you can have lunch.
    Around four miles from the city centre along the A2/A6-Antrim Road is Belfast Castle. There are plenty of events here year-round, and it's a popular wedding venue due to its scenic location and beautiful historic building. A castle has existed on this site since the 12th century in many different incarnations. The current structure dates from 1870, although additions and embellishments have taken place since then.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Peace Wall, 15 Cupar Way, Belfast BT13 2RX Northern Ireland

    After lunch, you will visit North of the City and walk around Both Catholic and Protestant areas, continue with the international Peace wall.
    The peace lines or peace walls are a series of separation barriers in Northern Ireland that separate predominantly republican and nationalist Catholic neighbourhoods from predominantly loyalist and unionist Protestant neighbourhoods. They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast, Derry, Portadown and elsewhere. The stated purpose of the peace lines is to minimise inter-communal violence between Catholics (most of whom are nationalists who self-identify as Irish) and Protestants (most of whom are unionists who self-identify as British).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Crumlin Road Gaol, Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST Northern Ireland

    Crumlin Road Gaol is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since 1996 it is the only remaining Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland. It is colloquially known as the Crum. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has given it a grade A listed building status because of its architectural and historical significance. The Crumlin Road Courthouse, derelict since its closure, stands opposite the Gaol with a tunnel under the main road connecting the two buildings and used previously to transport the prisoners between both buildings.
    At the end of the tour, the guide will take you back to the port or your hotel or, if you selected the option with tickets, the guide will take you to Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic where you will have self-guided Titanic Belfast tour.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • New Cruise Ship Terminal, Unnamed Road, Belfast BT3 9AG, UK
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P348

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