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Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

1. Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Learn the turbulent 20th-century history of Belfast on an award-winning sightseeing tour. Visit 8 sites in the city center where some of the most tragic events of The Troubles took place. Learn what it was like to live in the city when the threat of bombs was ever-present.  Walk through the developing Cathedral Quarter, with St. Anne's Cathedral at its heart, and hear about the peace process and regeneration that has taken place in the city since the ceasefires of the early 1990s. Get a feel for the real history of the city and be transported back in time through the detailed storytelling of your local expert guide. Born in the years the Troubles began, they weave their own stories and experiences into their tour and bring the history to life. Your guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland, and the tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors, regardless of how much or little they may already know of the troubled past.

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

2. 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.

From Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway Shore Excursion

3. From Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway Shore Excursion

Your shore excursion will begin at Belfast Cruise Terminal, where your driver will be waiting for you to begin the tour. Begin with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the north coast of Ireland. Better known locally as the Causeway Coast, this area is considered an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your main stop will be the Giant's Causeway, where you will have plenty of time to take in the beauty of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, the tour will return to Belfast along the Antrim Coast Road for a panoramic sightseeing tour, where you will experience the highlights of this vibrant city, including City Hall, the Lagan River, Queens University, St Anne's Cathedral and Prince Albert Memorial Clock.

Dublin Day Trip to Belfast, Titanic, Giant's Causeway by Car

4. Dublin Day Trip to Belfast, Titanic, Giant's Causeway by Car

Book this exclusive full-day tour to discover the complex history and cultural heritage of Northern Ireland and its capital Belfast. Admire the picturesque green landscapes of Éire, discover the country’s Celt, Viking and Anglo-Saxon roots, learn about the Good Friday Agreement, and more. Let us take you on an adventure! Choose the 8-hour option to discover the best highlights of Belfast, NI. For your comfort, this full-day tour includes a round-trip transfer in a private car with pickup and drop-off directly to your Dublin accommodation. The journey will take approximately 2 hours each way, so sit back and enjoy the beautiful Irish scenery along the way. In Belfast you will be joined by a 5-Star Local Guide who will introduce you to the fascinating history of this relatively new capital, and explain how Northern Ireland separated from the Republic of Ireland. The guided tour includes a visit to the Peace Wall that divides the Falls and Shankill Road in the western part of Belfast. The famous colorful murals are a reminder of the violent conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants, and a promise of a peaceful future for Ireland. You will also see highlights of the Old Town, such as the magnificent Town Hall, and visit the beautiful Belfast Cathedral (entrance fee included). Another highlight will be the old shipyard where Titanic, the most famous ship of the 20th century, was designed, built and launched in 1912. Discover the true story of the Ship of Dreams! Choose the 11-hour option to enrich your experience of Northern Ireland with a self-guided visit to Giant’s Causeway. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and national nature reserve famous for its unparalleled natural beauty. We promise that you haven't seen anything like this before! Walk over the basalt columns that are at the edge of the sea while learning about an ancient volcanic fissure eruption that created this natural wonder.

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What people are saying about St. Anne's Cathedral

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 501 reviews

The whole experience was brilliant. Steve was a great guide, very knowledgeable, passionate and balanced in his views on all that had happened. A real eye opener in terms of how and why the events came to pass, and an insight into what it might have been like to live through those times.

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!

I learned a lot on this walking tour. I liked that he showed pictures along the way to give you a better sense of the terrors in the past.

Words fail me. Guide Steve was amazing. I came all the way to Ireland to learn about The Troubles. Could not be happier.

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