Experience the bustling city of Belfast, and enjoy the festive atmosphere in the run-up to the Christmas season. There’s something for everyone on this exciting three-day trip to Belfast, including a private tour of Hillsborough Castle, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast City Hall and of course the iconic Titanic Belfast. Stay in the heart of the city at the world-famous Europa Hotel. You will be accompanied on sightseeing excursions by an approved Tourist Guide of Ireland.
Sunday, 19th November 2023
Meet your coach and Guide in Dublin City Centre and Depart for Belfast. En route, stop in Royal Hillsborough Castle & Gardens for a private guided tour. Enjoy the tranquility of Hillsborough which is not open to the public during winter months.
Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland.
From a grand family home to a charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal moments in history for over three hundred years.
The castle is the official Northern Ireland residence of HM The King. Leading members of the Royal Family have regularly visited Northern Ireland since 1922, using Hillsborough as their ceremonial and personal base.
It’s also been home to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland since the 1970s and has played a central role in the peace-building process for 40 years, including the Good Friday Agreement negotiations.
After your tour of Royal Hillsborough Castle, enjoy the short journey into Belfast for check-in at the Europa Hotel.
The 4-star Europa Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Belfast and is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre.
Monday, 20th November
Your first tour of the day is at Belfast City Hall. This one-hour guided tour allows you an extraordinary glimpse into areas not usually accessible to the public within the beautiful Baroque Revival building. Highlights include The Lord Mayors’ Portraits, The Robing Room, the Council Chamber and City Hall Rooms.
The Belfast Christmas Markets take place within the grounds of Belfast City Hall and are open from 10am to 8pm.
After your visit to Belfast City Hall, your coach awaits to bring you to Belfast’s historic Crumlin Road Gaol.
Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years was a fully operational prison. Experience all aspects of Crumlin Road Gaol, from the tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the hanging cell, Governor’s office, hospital and graveyard.
Of course, no visit to Belfast would be complete without visiting Titanic Belfast which is the final tour of the day.
In this state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, you will uncover the true story of the RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
The self-guided Titanic Experience extends over nine interpretive and interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made the world’s most famous ship.
Tuesday, 21st November
Enjoy some free time in Belfast for a spot of Christmas shopping or sightseeing before your coach departs for Dublin.
Your Belfast City Tour includes:
– Private luxury coach hire to and from Dublin City Centre.
– Approved Tourist Guide of Ireland to accompany you for two days excursions.
– 2 Nights B&B and Two Evening Meals in the 4-star Europa Hotel.
– Private Tour of The Royal Hillsborough Castle
– Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol
– Tour of Belfast City Hall
– Private Tour of Titanic & HMS Carolina
€425 per person sharing
€485 Single Occupancy (Limited Availability)
For further information and to book this tour, please email Geraldine: email@example.com
Tel: 00 353 (0)64 6630267