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Titanic History in Belfast

By Viator, February 2018

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In the early 1900s, the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Northern Ireland’s capital was abuzz as workers toiled to finish the highly anticipated RMS Titanic. Here are some ways to relive the stories from Belfast’s shipbuilding golden age at sites connected to the ill-fated cruise liner.

Titanic Belfast
Opened in 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, this state-of-the-art museum uses innovative interpretive exhibits to chart the city’s rise as a shipbuilding hub. Take the exhilarating shipyard ride through a re-creation of the original Harland and Wolff shipyards, browse interactive exhibits chronicling the construction of the doomed ocean liner, and hear moving accounts from survivors of the tragedy as part of the Titanic Experience. 

Titanic Quarter
Guided walking tours of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter lead visitors to locales associated with the famous ship. See the former Harland and Wolff drawing offices where the plans for the Titanic were created (now a boutique hotel) and visit the slipways from where the Titanic set out to sea. 

Titanic Dock and Pump House
Descend to the floor of the large dry dock, which was purpose-built to house the colossal liner and now serves as a visitor attraction. It was here where the finishing touches were made to the Titanic before it embarked on its maiden voyage. 

SS Nomadic
Built as a tender ship for White Star Line ocean liners, the SS Nomadic carried passengers to the Titanic from the port at Cherbourg, France, which was too small to accommodate the famous cruise ship. After a colorful career that included serving in both World Wars as well as hosting a floating restaurant on the Seine in Paris, the Nomadic, which has been refitted to appear how it would back back in 1912, is now permanently stationed in Belfast.

River Lagan
It was here on the River Lagan that the Titanic was first launched into the water in 1911, almost a year before it set off from Southampton, England for its maiden voyage. Titanic enthusiasts can take a boat tour along the Lagan, cruising past the waterside Titanic Quarter—where they can glimpse attractions such as the Titanic Slipways and the Titanic Belfast—along with other maritime sights, including the HMS Caroline, a decommissioned World War I cruiser, and Stormont Wharf, the modern-day cruise port of Belfast city.

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Belfast Combination Ticket: Titanic Belfast Admission and 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Belfast, ... 
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Belfast Combination Ticket: Titanic Belfast Admission and 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Make the most of your stay in Belfast with this combination ticket including admission to Titanic Belfast, voted the World's Leading Tourist Attraction in ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.09
Titanic Belfast Entrance Ticket: Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic, Belfast, ... 
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Titanic Belfast Entrance Ticket: Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic

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Visit Titanic Belfast with an entrance ticket and explore the famous Titanic Visitor Experience at leisure! As the world’s largest ‘Titanic’ exhibition, the ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.17
City Sightseeing Belfast Hop On Hop Off Tour, Belfast, Museum Tickets & Passes
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop On Hop Off Tour

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With this 2-day ticket aboard an open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus, you will be able to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 23 tour stops along the ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $17.01
Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan, Belfast, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan

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Discover Belfast’s nautical heritage on this 1-hour sightseeing boat cruise! As you cruise along the River Lagan, pass the banks of the Titanic Quarter and ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.32
Titanic Experince and Giants Causeway tour, Belfast, Day Cruises
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Titanic Experince and Giants Causeway tour

Tour to the Giants causeway along the causeway coastal route, taking in the Glens of Antrim, Carrick A rede rope Bridge, the UNESCO site the Giants causeway, ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $65.30
Titanic Walking Tour in Belfast, Belfast, Cultural Tours
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Titanic Walking Tour in Belfast

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Follow the tale of the ‘Titanic’ in Belfast on a 1.5-hour walking tour, led by an expert local guide! On a route around the impressive Titanic Quarter, the ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $12.24

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