10 Hour Belfast City Day Tour
10 hour Belfast City Day Tour
The perfect way to get a great insight into Belfast city with your Driver/guide from Chauffeur Ireland who will take you to visit:
The Titanic Experience Museum — Samson and Goliath — Albert and Victoria clock
St Anne’s Cathedral — City hall — Stormont or Queen’s university — Linen Hall Library
Titanic Quarter — Cathedral Quarter — Gaeltacht Quarter — Queens Quarter
You can choose to enter any of the attractions but admission is not included in the price and may mean not all of the sites will be viewed. If you have other sites that you would like to visit your driver would be happy to oblige as long as it is within the tour time.
Population of approx. 650,000, Belfast was granted city status in 1888 by queen Victoria. The Cavehill mountain which represents the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city, was the inspiration for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Belfast has the Latin motto “Pro tanto quid retribuamus.” This is literally “For (Pro) so much (tanto) what (quid) we shall repay (retribuamus)”
The Titanic quarter is home to the city’s main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built “Titanic” and became the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world. Visit the fantastic museum built on the dock where Titanic was constructed on your Belfast City Day Tour with Chauffeur Ireland.
The Cathedral Quarter – St Anne’s Cathedral (Church of Ireland) features a memorial to the Ulster men and women who served and died in World War I. View the beautiful mosaics depicting Saint Patrick, a large modern Celtic cross on the exterior and the Chapel of Unity. A 40-metre stainless steel spire was installed on top of the cathedral, named the “Spire of Hope”, the structure is illuminated at night.
The Gaeltacht Quarter is an area around the Falls Road in west Belfast, which promotes and encourages the use of the Irish language.
19th Century Belfast was the centre for the Irish linen industry (earning it the nickname “Linenopolis”). Nearby the City Hall in Donegall square finished in 1906 and was built to reflect Belfast’s city status. The figures above the door state “Hibernia encouraging and promoting the Commerce and Arts of the City”.
The Queen’s Quarter in south Belfast is named after Queen’s University. It is home to Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum.
Albert memorial clock tower was erected in 1865 and is 113ft tall to commemorate Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert. The base of the tower features flying buttresses with heraldic lions and a statue of the Prince in the robes of a Knight of the Garter.
Stormont buildings estate, opened in 1932, this building has served as the seat of Government in Northern Ireland since then. It is now home to the Northern Ireland assembly since 1998 with a suspension between 2002-2007. It consists of the assembly chamber, the senate chamber, civil service offices and public galleries. During WWII the Senate room was the home of RAF command in N.Ireland. Visitors are welcome but all tours are guided only.
Options with time permitting as part of the Belfast City Day Tour:
The Grand opera house, probably the best surviving example in the United Kingdom of the oriental style theatre architecture. The Crown liquor saloon, ornately decorated in 1876, one of only two pubs in the UK that are owned by the National Trust. Setting for the classic film, Odd Man Out, starring James Mason. The restaurant panels in the Crown Bar were originally made for Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic also built in Belfast. St George’s Market is a Victorian covered market in Belfast, The main entrance arch displays the Belfast Coat of Arms and the Flag of Ulster red hand on de burgh cross. The Europa Hotel has hosted presidents, prime ministers and celebrities, including President Bill Clinton.
(*) Entry to attractions not included in tour price unless stated.
This tour includes:
Driver/guide (1 person)
Luxury vehicle / Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary tour map with site details.
Advisable to bring:
Wet weather clothing
(Complimentary umbrellas available for use)
10 Hour Belfast City Day Tour
Tour Ref: CI10BCDT
Tour Price: €700
Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour Capacity: 1-6 Guests
Available From: All Year
Pick Up Point:Guests hotel
Drop Off Point:
Time In Car: 4 Hours
Kilometers Driven: 200 Km