Ireland

Belfast & Northern Ireland

Ships and scenery in this land of giants

A warm welcome awaits those visiting Belfast. The city has undergone an enormous transformation in recent years, shaking off its troubled past and becoming a vibrant and interesting place to visit. Elegant Victorian buildings are being restored, and are interspersed with more modern constructions, the star of which is the Titanic Quarter. The former dockyards have given way to the impressive developments along the River Lagan, and Belfast has become a fantastic place to enjoy great food and modern art. Further afield, the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland is within easy reach, including the spectacular Giant’s Causeway.

BELFAST & THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

Titanic memories and giant’s footsteps

  • City tour – discover contrasting contemporary & Victorian architecture in this regentrified city
  • Titanic Belfast – an immersive exhibition tracing the history and tragedy of the famous ship
  • Giant’s Causeway – explore this iconic rock formation on the wild Northern Irish coast
  • Bushmills Experience – taste the local tipple at Ireland’s oldest licenced distillery
  • Mount Stewart House & Gardens (NT) – a stunning house and beautiful gardens with a Mediterranean feel
  • Carrickfergus Castle – an exceptionally well-preserved Norman stronghold
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights half board accommodation
  • This tour is also available as an air tour if you don’t want to travel by ferry

From £459
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Belfast Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus

  • Located in Carrickfergus, close to the castle & not far from Belfast
  • Warm and welcoming
  • Spacious, well equipped rooms
  • Large restaurant & stylish bar – great for groups

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Belfast City Tour
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    Take in the sights and history of buzzing Belfast on this city tour. The city is packed with stunning Victorian architecture, such as the gorgeous Queen’s University, the elegant Palm House at the Botanic Gardens, and the baroque beauty that is the City Hall. It’s also becoming known for its ambitious waterfront regeneration, and the star of the Titanic Quarter is the ship-shaped Titanic Belfast building, one of the city’s cultural hubs and a monument to its maritime heritage.

  • Titanic Belfast
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    Learn the complete story of the world’s most famous ship, RMS Titanic. This insightful and memorable experience is based in the historic shipyard where the Titanic was built, and tells the ship’s tale from its conception to its tragic demise.

  • Giant's Causeway (NT)
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    A spectacular formation of hexagonal rocks, when you see the atmospheric Giant’s Causeway erupting from the sea, it’s easy to see why it has inspired so many myths and legends. The iconic basalt columns are backed by emerald green mountains, and form Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Bushmills Distillery
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    The Old Bushmills Distillery has sat by the River Bush for 400 years, making it Ireland’s oldest distillery. Using water from its own stream combined with Irish barley, this ‘grain to glass’ producer handcrafts all its whiskeys on site in copper stills. A tour of the distillery concludes with a tasting, so you can sample the whiskey that has been crafted here for generations.

  • Carrickfergus Castle

    The imposing Norman castle at Carrickfergus is one of Northern Ireland’s best-preserved medieval fortresses. Having witnessed sieges from several corners of Europe, the castle today is home to fascinating historic displays and has cannons dating back to the 17th century.

  • Mount Stewart House and Gardens (NT)
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    This stunning neo-classical house, dating back to the 19th century, is surrounded by incredible and unusual gardens, evocative of the Mediterranean. The lovingly restored property, once the family home of Edith, Lady Londonderry, is elegant and charming with exquisite collections of silver. The boldly planted formal gardens are remarkable for their horticultural artistry, presenting rich, characterful displays. Beautiful landscaping and woodland areas make the perfect place for a picturesque stroll.

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Jackie

Team Comments:

“I was blown away by Titanic Belfast. I will always remember the goosebumps I got reading the last letter ever to be written on board the Titanic, by a mother and daughter.” (Jackie)

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