Join a Belfast Day Trip from Dublin to visit the home of the Titanic, the Peace Wall, HMS Caroline, and more. The best day trips from Dublin. Explore Northern Ireland’s bustling capital and discover top city attractions with ease on this Belfast day tour from Dublin.
Follow your guide through Belfast — where RMS Titanic was built in the early 20th century — and learn of the city’s rich maritime heritage. Hear about Northern Ireland’s many colorful customs and traditions, and perhaps meet a few of Belfast’s locals along the way.
Admire the famous Celtic crosses at Monasterboice in County Louth, and gain insight into Northern Ireland’s rich medieval history as you wander through the 14th-century ruins.
- A scenic and exciting day trip from Dublin to Belfast
- Explore Belfast city center
- Visit the home of the Titanic
- Take a Black Taxi Political tour
- Free time in Belfast
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We’re heading straight to Belfast City to start our town tour. Your guide will bring you around the renowned Peace Wall’s home, West Belfast. You will visit the Republican Museum as well (only from Tuesday to Saturday). You may need to switch some cash to sterling pounds as you are now in the UK!
Titanic Experience This monument to the maritime heritage of Belfast on the site of the former Harland and Wolff shipyard in the Titanic Quarter of the city where the Titanic RMS was constructed.
Now a museum, it says the stories of the ill-fated Titanic, who struck an iceberg and sank during her 1912 maiden voyage, and her sister ships Olympic RMS and Britannic HMHS. The experience of the visitor includes hundreds of objects and tales from the individuals on board.
Belfast Black Taxi Political Tour For anyone who visits Belfast, this is a must. Today the town is a lively, youthful, contemporary place. However, Belfast City’s disturbed past is an fascinating tale told on this political taxi trip by the drivers who encountered it first-hand. You will be taken to the city’s republican as well as loyalist regions. See the peace wall from both sides of the war and many interesting murals.
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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 Monastic Site
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 Belfast 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 tour.
Black Taxi Cab Tour
Belfast 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).
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”.
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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.
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