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Belfast: Crumlin Road Gaol Experience

1. Belfast: Crumlin Road Gaol Experience

Journey through Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian-era prison. Hear the stories of the murderers, suffragettes, loyalists and republican prisoners who were jailed here. Learn about the births, executions, hunger strikes and riots that have taken place within the prison walls. Begin your visit in the jail basement, where you can see artifacts from when the jail was in operation. Walk through the passageway, known as “the tunnel,” which connects the jail with the courthouse across the road. Between 1968 and the prison’s closing, over 25,000 prisoners made their way through this tunnel. See “the circle,” which is located at the centre of the four wings of the jail. Marvel at the jail’s 19th-century Victorian architecture. Next, make your way to the C-wing. Experience what the living conditions were like in the prison at various points throughout the jail’s history. See the condemned man’s cell. Seventeen men in total were executed at the jail, and you will see where many of them spent their last days. Enter the execution chamber where twelve men had their lives ended. End your tour at the graveyard, where the executed men were buried. As part of their sentence, the condemned men were “to be buried in an unmarked grave, in unconsecrated ground.”

Belfast: Cathedral Quarter Beer Bike Tour

2. Belfast: Cathedral Quarter Beer Bike Tour

Discover the vibrant, art-filled streets of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast on a unique beer bike. Join a group of between 7-16 participants, all working together to complete the tour. Swing by Wellington Place and the Albert Clock en route to the Quarter, where you’ll immediately be part of the heart and soul of Belfast’s most exciting area. Look forward to the unparalleled charm of the Duke of York, The Harp Bar, Mourne Seafood Bar or Kelly's Cellars to refuel during your pedal-powered trip. Soak up the atmosphere and toast your pedal partners in a tour catered to your wishes. If you would like extra drinks for the journey, the pedal vehicle is licensed for customers to bring their own beer, prosecco, and more.

Belfast: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

3. Belfast: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Take a two-deck open-top bus tour around Belfast to experience all the city has to offer in 1 or 2 days. This sightseeing ticket makes stops at 19 locations around the city so you can discover each of them at your leisure. The tour takes in the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, travels between the peace lines and walls, and provides panoramic views from the top deck. Hop off at any stop, walk around as long as you like, and be picked up every 30 to 40 minutes at the same point. Your ticket also gets you discounted entrance fees to some of the top Belfast attractions. STOP 1 - Donegall Square WestSTOP 2 - SSE Arena - Odyssey, W5 Discovery, Cinema, Bowling STOP 3 - Titanic Quarter - Premier Inn STOP 4 - HMS Caroline - Titanic Dock, Green Light - Maritime Mile STOP 5 - Titanic Belfast - Titanic Visitor Experience, SS Nomadic STOP 6 - St. George’s Market - Market Days - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday STOP 7 - Great Victoria Street - Crown Bar, Europa Hotel, Grand Opera House STOP 8 - Dublin Road - Golden Mile, Etap Hotel STOP 9 - Shaftsbury Square, Lavery's Bar, Crescent Arts Centre STOP 10 - Queens University - Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Tropical Hot House STOP 11 - Eglantine Avenue - International Football Stadium, Lisburn Road Shopping STOP 12 - Culturlann McAdam O'Fiaich - Art Gallery, Bookshop and Gifts STOP 13 - Falls Road - Falls Memorial Garden, Bobby Sands Mural STOP 14 - International Peace Wall - Peace wall, St Peter's Cathedral STOP 15 - Peace Wall - Sign The Famous Wall STOP 16 - Spectrum Centre - Shankill Road - Murals History STOP 17 - Remembrance Garden - Shankill Road STOP 18 - Crumlin Road Jail House STOP 19 - Donegall Street - Cathedral Quarter St Patricks, St Anne's Cathedral

From Dublin: Giant's Causeway & Belfast Titanic with Ticket

4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway & Belfast Titanic with Ticket

Discover the natural splendor of Ireland’s UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway and explore the Titanic Museum in Belfast with an included admission ticket on a guided day trip from Dublin. Travel by bus, stopping at the Dark Hedges and Dunluce Castle, with free time in Belfast. Visit the Titanic Museum and spend 1.5 hours learning the story of the Titanic ocean liner and her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story comes alive with innovative technology, scale models, and more. See the Giant's Causeway, comprising about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Spend 1.5 hours getting up close to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. You will have the time to walk along the cliffs overlooking the Causeway taking stunning pictures, before going for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself. Make a photo stop at the magnificent Dunluce Castle. This 13-century castle ruin is one of the most photogenic landmarks in Ireland. Stop at the Dark Hedges for 15-20 minutes. This centuries-old lane of beech trees has been featured in films (Transformers) and on television (Game of Thrones). Explore Belfast for around 30 minutes. See the Big Fish, Albert's Clock, St. Anne's Cathedral. You will have time to do some shopping and buy some food before heading back to Dublin.

Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

5. Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

On this 2.5 hour walk, you will discover some of the modern street art, by international street artists, for which Belfast is now becoming known. After meeting your guide, head into the west of the city to view some of the more controversial political murals. Hear how Northern Ireland is working with locals to create peace. You will also see a project called re-imaging murals, which aims to put street art or murals up that the local communities want to share with all that pass by. You will then pass through the loyalist Shankhill area. And the to the peace gates. And view the Peace wall. Taking in the international wall and political murals on the nationalist/republican falls road area. Before desending back into the city center again finishing not far from cityhall.

Belfast: City Center Eclectic Walking Tour

6. Belfast: City Center Eclectic Walking Tour

This eclectic city center tour covers the history, architecture and people of Northern Ireland. Leaving from the city hall you'll discover some of the Belfast buildings along the way that make the city such a beautiful and unique space. Hear about the colorful history that has shaped this part of the island of Ireland over thousands of years. You'll also hear about some of Belfast's famous people and of things invented here. Pass along the river Lagan and look out to sea. See the area now known as the Titanic Quarter and discover the Waterfront Hall. Pass by the Belfast leaning tower, built on the docking point for Queen Victoria on her first visit. You'll then continue on through the birthplace of Belfast to St. Anne's Cathedral in the Cathedral Quarter. It's in this area you'll view the street art and murals and hear of how Belfast and it's people are coming together to reconcile and build a brighter space for all, through it's many free festivals, creative organisations, and new industries. You can then finish the tour in St. Anne's Square. 

Belfast Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

7. Belfast Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

On this customized tour of Belfast, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as the places you see. The local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice you provide, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t just be passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Belfast: City Highlights Bike Tour

8. Belfast: City Highlights Bike Tour

Enjoy some time in the fresh air on a bike ride trip around Belfast. See some of the city's most well-known highlights as you explore Belfast together with your guide. Meet your guide and explore the historic and vibrant city of Belfast on a Dutch-style city bike. See highlights, including Belfast's famous murals, one of Ireland's oldest pubs, City Hall, St. George's Market, and the Titanic and Cathedral Quarters. Learn the history of The Troubles and how Belfast has persevered. Stop at the Peace Wall and write on it to leave your mark.

Troubles: Eclectic Belfast and Political Murals Walking Tour

9. Troubles: Eclectic Belfast and Political Murals Walking Tour

Get a different, more personal perspective on the capital of Northern Ireland on this walking tour led by a Belfast native. Learn about the eclectic history of the troubled city, gain insider insight to which most travelers aren’t privy, and see the city’s highlights like City Hall, Cathedral Quarter, the Waterfront with a view of the Titanic Quarter, for a more comprehensive experience. After a break for lunch, meander into the west of the city, up the Shankhill and down the famous Falls Road. Admire the area's many political murals, and hear about a local grass-roots project called Re-imaging Murals. Pass through the Peace Gate, and see the International Day of Peace mural. View the International Wall. See the Bobby Sands Mural, and the now-famous Peace Wall that separates Protestant and Catholic communities. Finally, hear about how Northern Ireland is building on its Good Friday agreement as you head back into the city center.

Private Tour, Belfast: More Than The Troubles Walking Tour

10. Private Tour, Belfast: More Than The Troubles Walking Tour

The tour starts after you meet at the front gates of Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the Northern Powerhouse in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in the partition of Ireland. After you get your bearings at the city hall you'll visit the Titanic Memorial and the war memorial plus the main sites associated with the Linen industry and the Victorian period. You'll discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religions impacted Ireland and Ulster in particular. You then move to some of the oldest parts of town including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street areas. Your guide will point out some amazing street art along the way and tell you the stories behind some of the stand-out pieces. You'll hear about famous people, times and places and you'll discover how the legacy of the troubles has changed the landscape of the area. You then visit the Laganside (waterfront) area and learn how the city has changed in recent years and how the Titanic disaster has been turned into a success that has stimulated tourism and business in Belfast. Your guide will tell funny and some moving stories that will help you understand how Belfast's people survived the Troubles conflict and how they still live in a place that has hidden political and social divisions. Your tour will end back at the gates of the City Hall.

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based on 642 reviews

Booking was easy, meeting point was conveniently located from public bus stops. The guide was excellent in that he gave plenty of interesting facts and information along the route and he made the journey fun with a sing-a-long and jokes. I really enjoyed this experience.

Noel and Makto were amazing!!! Really nice organized tour, good information with some fun facts included! Learn a lot about both Ireland and Northern Ireland! With the good weather we even had time for surprises! Perfect day! Thanks!

My nephew and I had a great time with Marty. He was very informative and the tour covered a variety of areas.

Fully comprehensive tour, lots of factual information and great way to see new sights.

it's too bad the gift shop was closed. would have liked a souvenir.