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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Explore historic Belfast in an open-top double-decker bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.  With your 1- or 2-day pass, create your own adventure with possible stops at wall murals in Falls and Crumlin Roads, St George's Market, Titanic Dock, and Albert Clock. Enjoy unobstructed views, colorful onboard commentary, and a personalized itinerary.
  • City Sightseeing Belfast hop-on hop-off tour
  • Open-top double-decker sightseeing tour with onboard commentary
  • Falls Road murals, Botanic Gardens, City Hall and Albert Clock
  • Hop on and off at 20 stops around the city
  • Choose from a 1-day or 2-day unlimited pass

What's Included

  • 1 or 2 day unlimited hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • On-board audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Explore the best of the Belfast by bus on a one-hour full-route tour of the city’s main attractions. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary with the structure of strategically placed stops, arranged pickups, and onboard commentary.

With your 1- or 2-day pass (valid from first use), hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the route’s 23 locations (stops listed in itinerary below). Take your time exploring the remarkable Belfast Castle and its gardens, catching some live music at St George’s market, admiring the diverse murals along Shankill or Falls Road, or soaking up the prestige of Queen’s University.

Between stops, enjoy the lively urban landscape and a fascinating look at Belfast’s rich and infamous history.
Red Route

19 Stops

16 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour

Operating Schedule: Daily from 10:00am - 3:00pm, every 60 minutes. Please note times are subject to change.

City Hall

Donegall Square West

SSE Arena Belfast

Odyssey Pavilion, W5 Interactive Discovery Centre, Odyssey Cinemas, Ten Pin Bowling

Premier Inn Belfast Titanic Quarter hotel

Premier Inn, Titanic Quarter, The Dock Café, PRONI

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline Tours, Titanic Dock, Green Light and Maritime Mile


Titanic Visitor Experience, SS Nomadic, Vertigo indoor Skydiving, Spud Murphy's

St Georges Market

Market Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Irish Tour Tickets

Irish Tour Tickets Tourist Information, Crown Bar, Europa Hotel, Europa Train and Bus Station, Grand Opera House, Holiday Inn Hotel, Hampton by Hilton Hotel

Dublin Road

Golden Mile, Etap Hotel

Shaftesbury Square

Lavery's Bar, Benedicts Hotel, Crescent Arts Centre

Queen's University Belfast

Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Tropical Ravine (Tours)

Eglantine Avenue

Windsor Park International Stadium, Malone Lodge Hotel, Lisburn Road Shopping

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

Art Gallery, Bookshop and Gifts (Café & Tourist Information, James Connolly Memorial Statue

Falls Road

Falls Memorial Garden, Bobby Sands Mural

Divis Street

International Wall Murals, Peace wall, St Peter's Cathedral

Peace Wall Belfast

Hop off to leave your mark

Spectrum Centre

Spectrum Information Centre, Shankill Road Wall Murals

Shankill Road Memorial Garden

WWII Murals, Queen Elizabeth Mural

Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre

Crumlin Road Gaol

Donegall Street

Clifton Street Poor House (Tours), St Patricks Church, St Anne's Cathedral (Tours), Cathedral Quarter

Points of interest passed by on this route

The SSE Arena

Falls Road

Shankill Road

Queen's University

Customs House

St. George's Market

Crumlin Road Gaol

Titanic's Dock and Pump-House

Titanic Belfast

Great Northern Mall, Great Victoria Street, Belfast

Shaftesbury Park and Carrickfergus Mill Ponds

Victoria Square Shopping Centre

Grand Opera House

Ulster Museum

HMS Caroline

Peace Wall

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round (except for 23rd-26th December, 1st January)
  • First Tour: 10am Last Tour: 3:00pm. Tour times are subject to change, please check locally.
  • Tour duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - every 60 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Traveler Tips

The tours are hourly at the moment or every half hour at weekends.
Would be nice if there was a bus going both directions.
Small niggle - not always easy to find the right bus stops with no signage etc.
1,051 reviews
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Sad memories.
Ivan_H, Jul 2022
Seeing the Peace wall and streets that heard about in the troubles.The buses were very busy.The old buildings are very impressive.
Bus top
John_L, Jul 2022
The best part of the bus ride was sitting on top of the bus, and we stopped off at the George's market and bought cool stuff
Tracy_N, Jul 2022
Titanic , the Mural walls .. only in Belfast do you find such . Amazing experience . Would love ❤️ to come bavk
No refund if sick - wait to book local NOT Viator
Gerald_S, Jul 2022
Booked the trip for hop on hop off bus months in advance, but my wife came down with a fever and we had to stay on the cruise ship. When applying for a refund we were denied Don't book with Viator, just get it when you get to Belfast or you too maybe sorry you did
Hoho is fine but not the same as it used to be
Patricia_L, Jun 2022
The Hoho for Belfast is a nice way to see the city and choose stops to circle back to. The route and number of stops is not as robust as it was in 2018 when I used this service. The number of Murals you see is greatly diminished and the Parliament Building which is awesome is no longer on the route. Them run times for the bus is also shorter. Last bus at pm. If you can start first thing in the morning it is better to use this as transport to stops you want to see. It is still an OK means to see the city but changed from what it used to be.
Lily_A, Jun 2022
Tour guides are hilarious, had all of us laughing! I had a lovely time even though I did the tour alone.
Certainly worth the money and time, but make sure you get on a bus where you can understand the guide.
Ko_v, Jun 2022
Seen 2 buses with 2 different guides. 1 guide/bus had very distorted sound (mike to close to mouth) and therefore was not understandable (rating 1). The other guide/bus had much better sound and was very amusing: rating 5.
Venia_B, Jun 2022
Don’t make a mistake in purchasing your tickets!! They will NOT refund your $$ The tour was good..The purchase was mistakenly a 2day and I only needed a 1 day…Viator, knows I only used 1day but refused a partial refund !
1 traveler found this review helpful
City Sightseeing Bus
Kerry_R, May 2022
Great orientation to the city! Something different..... Most have head phones with pre-recorded commentary. All 3 of these had a live commentary...... Must better.
Anna, May 2022
Informative commentary, easy to hop on and hop off. Useful to get around different bits of town as well
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Intro to Dublin.
Gerry_S, May 2022
We had a delightful tour. Our driver was Greg and he was great. Entertaining and informative. Take the full tour (about 90minutes) if you have time, and then go around again to the various places you want to explore (and there are many). SO glad we did it that way. My only complaint is that we never did get anything that told us where to get the bus. I got lucky pick it ng the town center and finding someone who was selling tickets to our tour.
Fun tour around town
Laura_F, May 2022
Fun guides and a great way to see everything in the city and eases up on some walking. Also cheaper than an Uber if you have multiple places you want to see in a day.
Anne_H, May 2022
Last bus not turning up even though we were at pick up 25 mins before it was due. No signage to show pick up and drop off places.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Belfast Red Bus
Janice_W, May 2022
Great trip, guide was very knowlagble and entertaining. Would highly recommend. Children enjoyed seeing everywhere from the upstairs
Great ride
Michael_F, May 2022
Tour guides were very knowledgeable. They pointed out all the important sights of the town. Learned a lot
We chose a 2 day pass &...
Pat_W, Apr 2022
We chose a 2 day pass & did the trip three times. Each one was diffetent & we learnt something new each time. Paul's songs wete a great addition to the trip.
A good tour
JohnPaul_A, Apr 2022
A good tour around Belfast that also takes in some of the less happy memories of its recent past. Eye opening for sure.
A fascinating summary of Belfast
David_S, Apr 2022
I love these Hop-on- Hop-off bus tours that are available in various European cities for the fascinating facts that they produce that bring the City to life. The Belfast Tour was, like all of the City tours, superb!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Brian is the best
Morag_G, Mar 2022
Very interesting with excellent tour guide. Very informative. All staff are impressive. So glad we did the tour.
Enjoyable visit
Christine_M, Mar 2022
Good commentary, by both bus driver and tour guide .Informative .Sunny weather, with a cool wind. First visit to the city, a memorable experience.


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