Northern Ireland’s bustling capital offers unique experiences & irrepresible energy. From the city, you can also explore the surrounding area – filled with breath-taking scenery and a wealth of hsitory and culture. Below are some full day itineraries that will make you fal lin love with Belfast City & Northern Ireland as a whole!
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DAY 1 ITINERARY
Belfast City Tour – Take in some of the city’s most impressive sights including the Titanic Quarter, Stormont, the wall murals and the Queen’s Quarter. Find out about historic Belfast and modern developments within the city.
Enjoy lunch in the John Hewitt. Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, the John Hewitt is tradition in style with marble counter, high ceiling and open fire.
City Hall Tour – A fine example of classical Renaissance style, this Edwardian masterpiece of Portland stone is the home of Belfast City Council. The tour last 45 mins.
Ulster Museum – The recent modernised museum recently won the UK Art Fund Prize. The new look museum boasts a 23m high entrance atrium with glass and steel walkways leading to extensive art and science galleries.
Botanic Gardens – Enjoy a visit to the Botanic Gardens including the Victoria Palmhouse. Open until dusk.
DAY 2 ITINERARY
Titanic Tours Belfast – Take a personalised tour of Titanic Belfast lasting around 3 hours conducted by the great granddaughter of a Titanic crew member. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Mercedes people carrier. UP to five people includes Titanic’s dock, SS Nomadic, slipways, memorial and more.
Have lunch in the Mourne Seafood Bar 34-36 Bank Street, serving locally sourced seafood, traditional style or with an Asian twist.
Begin your visit to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum – The folk museum has vernacular buildings set in a recreated landscape of more than 60 acres presents Ulster life in the early 1900s through costumed interpretation and a programme of activities, crafts and skills. The transport museum galleries display Ireland’s most comprehensive transport collections. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum – have lunch at the Tea Room in the Town Area of the Museum
Tea Room in the Town Area of the Museum – enjoy afternoon tea in the Tea Room of the folk museum and then continue your visit including a visit to the transport section of the museum.
Depart museum for city centre
DAY 3 ITINERARY
Visit some of Belfast’s finest galleries including the Ormeau Baths Gallery, The Naughton Gallery at Queens and Space NI to see local craft. We canorganize specific art tours for groups.
Arrive at Mount Stewart House. With world famous gardens from formal gardens to woodland walks. Guided house tours are available which provide an insight into the Londonderry family.
Lunch at Mount Stewart – This National Trust Property has a restaurant where visitors can enjoy lunch.
Depart Mount Stewart for Belfast and spend the afternoon shopping in the city centre. Visit Victoria Square Shopping Centre which has a viewing gallery at the top with panoramic views over Belfast.
DAY 4 ITINERARY
Visit Carrickfergus Castle one of Northern Ireland’s most striking monuments. Visit this 800 year old castle and find out more about the castle’s transformation over time from family home to centre of royal power, army barracks and modern day visitor experience.
Have coffee in the Clarion Hotel, 75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus
The Andrew Jackson Centre, – also known as the Andrew Jackson Cottage, is the ancestral home of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States. It is located in the village of Boneybefore in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The centre consists of a refurbished traditional thatched Ulster-Scots farmhouse, which is known to have been built in the 1750s and was home to Andrew Jackson’s parents shortly before they emigrated to South Carolina in the United States. Visits by arrangement with Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre.
Depart Carrickfergus for Lisburn
Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum – enjoy lunch in the museum’s restaurant
The Irish Linen Centre – showcases one of Ireland’s best known industries. Take an audio visual tour and see the weaving centre and hand looms. This centre also showcases events and exhibitions which recreate and honour Lisburn’s rich, local history.
Hillsborough Castle – a short drive from Lisburn is Hillsborough Castle an impressive 18th-century mansion, built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, first Marquis of Downshire. Formerly the home of the Governor of Northern Ireland, the mansion is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. See the State Drawing Room, Dining Rooms and the furniture, silver from HMS Nelson. Within the grounds is Europe’s largest rhododendron bush. Extensive rose garden, lakeside walks.
• Art, Literary and Music Tours can also be organised for groups. These have been running regularly through the summer and can be specifically organised for groups.
• If visitors are here on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday (Sunday mornings during the summer) mornings they can visit St George’s Market which has a variety of local produce, food and coffee stalls as well as craft and on Saturdays there is live music.
• Historic Pub Tours of Belfast run throughout the summer on Wednesday eventing and can be organised for groups at other times throughout the year.
• Late Night Art Tour is the first Thursday of each month and visitors have the option of a walking or bus tour to see some of Belfast’s finest galleries and art.
• Culturlann have traditional music every Saturday at 3pm and ceile events where visitors can learn to ceile dance and have supper on a Sunday once a month.
• Berts in the Merchant Hotel has live jazz music 5 nights a week.
• Restaurants for evening meals include Coco, No 27, Nick’s Warehouse, Tedfords, Deane’s Seafood Restaurant and Deane’s Deli
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