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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.

Highlights

  • 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

mervyn p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great guide!

Michael J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Yesterday, David was our driver. He was one of the best tours I have done. His knowledge is clearly very good and he communicated it well, without taking sides. David ensured we had a very enjoyable day.

janine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I absolutely loved this tour and Alex the driver is a great tour guide as well with lots of stories about the area. Do yourself a favour when you get to Belfast and visit the Crown Hotel even if your not a beer drinker this pub has the best stained glass window out side of a church that you with see. Another place that will cost you nothing to see is the town hall it's beautiful

Victoria D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the most educational tours I and have ever been on. Great commentary and great background on the history of Belfast.

Catherine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved our tour to Belfast and can and #39;t say enough things about our guide Sarah ! She was amazing . She was wealth of knowledge and history that she presented in such a fascinating way . She was friendly and really quite delightful. She also listened to the group to see what we wanted and needed ..

Oleg S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour and the guide of the tour were fantastic , one of the best tour guide what I have had before.i think her name Karolina may be not . It was June 1 , 2016 . Thank you

Deltha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I really enjoyed my trip to Belfast.

Jeanette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Informative, interesting. Darin hope I got that right was very informative and fun. Helped a great deal with understanding their checkered history. I don't understand violence but do understand the motivating forces behind the rebellion. The highlights are hit, but if you want more time at exhibits more than 30 minutesI suggest a longer tour. It did not include information on architecture and general history of the city. The focus was on the rebellion which is fine with me. Saw some beautiful bucolic countryside on the way back.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Stephanie was a wealth of information and made the experience really interesting. We went off the beaten path as well which was a real bonus and got to see so much of the country that i would probably never see in my lifetime.

All in all a great day out with a quality guide

Kent Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide Alec was most gracious. Wonderful experience into so much we had only heard about in the news.

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