Belfast City – Full Day Coach Tour from Dublin – 11 hours
Groups coming to Ireland on their school trip can't miss the opportunity to visit Belfast, in Northern Ireland. This package day trip is very popular and ideal for groups who would like to have a taste of this city and a general overview of Ireland's modern political history.
What's included for your group on this day trip?
- Pick-up at your Dublin accommodation by a modern coach.
- A qualified English-speaking driver/guide who will keep your group entertained during the journey with their humour and knowledge about the sites included in the itinerary.
- On the coach, a political overview of Belfast by the driver/guide, seeing places like the world-famous Peace Wall, Falls (Catholic) and Shankill Road (Protestant) murals.
- Republican Museum visit (not open on Sundays & Mondays).
- Titanic Quarter Stop – the birthplace of HMS Titanic (30 minutes).
- Free time to explore the sights & activities of Belfast at your group's leisure (3.5 - 4 hours).
Check below the itinerary timings that your group will follow on their day trip to Belfast:
08:00 hrs: Depart Dublin
10:30 hrs: Titanic Quarter
11:00 hrs: Political commentary of Belfast by the driver/guide (on the coach)
12:30 hrs: Free Time Belfast
16:30 hrs: Depart Belfast
19:00 hrs: Return to Dublin
Leave Dublin behind for the day and head north with your group to visit Belfast City, the capital of Northern Ireland. To allow your group more time to explore the city, the coach will take you straight to Belfast from Dublin (with just a short comfort stop en route only).
Once you arrive, your driver/guide will drive you around the city and give you a general commentary on the coach about its history. Firstly, you will visit West Belfast, where you will see the infamous Peace Wall. This 25ft wall divides the Loyalist community from the Republican community. Loyalists are those who are loyal to the Queen of England and wish to keep Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom; Republicans ultimately want a united Ireland and the removal of the British claim to the island's northern region.
You will also visit the Republican Museum (not open on Sundays & Mondays) before heading to east Belfast, home of the Harland & Wolff shipyard and, of course, the birthplace of the famous RMS Titanic (photo stop only).
Here, you will have the option to do the Titanic tour (a supplement applies) or continue into the city centre for plenty of free time before returning to Dublin.
Please note that coaches are not allowed into the direct housing estates of the Falls and Shankill roads (they are living communities). This trip is meant for groups who have a general interest in Belfast. If your group really wants to delve deeper into these areas and learn more about Irish politics, we highly recommend booking one of the local guided tours we offer, like one of Coiste Political Walking Tours or a Black Taxi Tour, so that you will have a complete and more in-depth knowledge of Belfast political history.
Don't miss the chance to visit Belfast on your group trip to Ireland! Please fill in the group booking form or do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information or wish to have a tailored itinerary.
Daily: 08:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs
Notes for Group Leaders
Minimum 20 people for this tour.
Belfast is in Northern Ireland. They use the British pound GBP £, Euros € are not accepted. Make note to change some currency before travelling.
Outside of your Celtic Group Hostel in Dublin. Please be ready 10 minutes before pick up time.