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

Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Explore historic Belfast on this day trip from Dublin! Through an expert guided tour and independent sightseeing of Belfast’s major attractions, you’ll gain insight into the colorful and complex history of this capital city. Visit picturesque Dundrum, Norman ruins, and St. Patrick's resting place at Down Cathedral. 


  • 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

Your coach leaves early from central Dublin, arriving in Belfast mid-morning. Upon arrival, your full-day trip begins with a guided coach tour of Belfast City. Spy hundreds of colorful wall murals that depict the city’s tangled political history, and view the peace walls that stand between the Catholic and Protestant communities.

You’ll then have two hours to get lunch and independently explore the city. Visit the Irish Republican History Museum (entrance fee included), the Belfast Cathedral (also known as St Anne’s Cathedral), and the historic Harland and Wolff dry docks, where the Titanic was built. 

The return trip to Dublin stops at Saint Patrick Centre, just a short walk from Down Cathedral and the resting place of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Then continue on to the picturesque village of Dundrum, where you can explore the ruins of one of Ireland’s finest Norman castles. The last leg of your journey takes you through the Mourne Mountains, where views of stark beauty will leave you with a lasting image of Ireland’s majestic north.

You’ll arrive back to your starting point in Dublin by mid-evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

You will see some beautiful countryside, but this tour is mostly about the troubles. Maybe not the best for younger kids, but the tour brought home to me all of those events we only heard about when I was younger. We had a great guide who made each stop interesting and who put everything into its appropriate context. A thoughtful tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A very good tour with a knowledgeable guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent. This day trip gives you approx. 2 hours of free time in Belfast. You also go back to Dublin via the back door and get to see some spectacular scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was on a bus with about 16 people. Much better than the bigger buses. We got to see so much on this tour. Where the titanic was built, the peace walls, a little women's museum, where St. Patrick was buried and his church plus a castle. The person at this castle has swords for Game of Thorns. It was awesome

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.

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