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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Discover the capital of Northern Ireland on the Belfast Day Trip from Dublin! Combining guided tours with independent sightseeing, you'll gain an understanding of Northern Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit the historical town of Dundrum, a Norman castle, and the resting place of Ireland's patron saint.


  • Full-day trip from Dublin to Belfast, led by an expert guide
  • Learn about Northern Ireland's political history and past civil unrest
  • Guided coach tour of Belfast City, taking in the Belfast peace walls and the birthplace of the Titanic
  • Browse artifacts at the Irish Republican History Museum
  • Visit the town of Dundrum, and see the Norman Castle on the way back from Belfast
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Starting from a central Dublin location, your day trip departs early to beat the traffic on the drive north to Belfast.

In the mid-morning, you’ll enter Northern Ireland and reach Belfast, the country’s capital city. Here you will have a guided coach tour of Belfast City, where you'll be shown the Belfast peace walls that act as peace lines between the Catholic and Protestant communities. Look out for the wall murals that tell stories of community disputes from both sides of the fence.

After a light-hearted introduction into the perils of Belfast politics, you’ll have approximately two hours to spend at leisure, and your guide will happily offer directions to recommended lunch spots. Suggested Belfast attractions for you to see include Belfast Cathedral (also known as St Anne’s Cathedral), or the landmark site of Belfast City Hall on Donegal Square.

Continue your tour to East Belfast, where you’ll visit the Harland and Wolff dry docks. It was here that the doomed Titanic ship was designed and built.

Following this, you will begin your drive back towards Dublin, stopping in Downpatrick to visit the Saint Patrick Centre and take a short walk to the Down Cathedral to learn about the patron saint of Ireland.

Your Belfast Day trip will continue south through County Down. You will stop at Dundrum where you will have a chance to visit the ruins of the famous Norman castle and admire the views. Following this, you will pass through the Mourne Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, where you will have views of Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland. You will also have a chance to experience gravity hill, where vehicles appear to roll uphill due to an optical illusion created by the surrounding landscape.

From here you will continue back to Dublin where your tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Many things to see and do. Our guide was knowledgeable about Belfast. She explain to us about the past and the present. You will hear stories of the conflicts about Catholic against Protestant and how the city is divided and gate close in certain street at night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

GREAT! I loved it. The tour guide was amazing, professional, and knowledgeable. I had a BALL.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Caroline was the best tour guide we have EVER had! We learned so much and she was so enthusiastic knowledgable and accommodating. A must do trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A very enjoyable trip, that was conducted by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful trip despite the weather. The tour guide was very informative and did an excellent job explaining the political history in Ireland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour gave a valuable insight into Belfast and Northern Ireland - it showcased its beauty and its dark past well.
The tour guide Sarah was fantastic, informative and very entertaining. She was helpful and quite approachable, answering any questions we had throughout the whole trip.
The small number of tourists in the group made this trip quite intimate. I did like the casual nature of the trip, allowing us free time for ourselves in Belfast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was my favorite part of my visit to the Emerald Isle. I was highly Impressed with our tour guide's knowledge and friendly attitude.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Joey was our guide and he is amazing. Joey is a wealth of knowledge and is nonstop entertainment. The tour was very moving with all of the history of the murals and political distress in Ireland. I wish there was time to actually go in the titanic attraction. However, overall very wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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