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City Sightseeing Belfast 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. City Sightseeing Belfast 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast - The open-top bus tour gives you the chance to ride around the city, whilst hopping on and off at many different bus stops around Belfast at your own leisure. The tour takes in the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, birth place of the RMS Titanic, and now an exciting new development for the city. The tour then continues onward to visit the impressive Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Then you'll make your way back into the city center to visit the political areas of the Shankhill Road as well as the political Wall Murals and peace lines at Falls Road. The tour then makes its way through the Queens University area back to the city center. Route Tour stops: 1. Belfast City Hall 2. SSE Arena 3. Titanic Quarter 4. HMS Caroline 5. Titanic Belfast 6. St George’s Market 7. Great Victoria Street 8. Dublin Road 9. Shaftsbury Square 10. Queens University 11. Eglantine Avenue 12. Cultúrlan McAdam Ó Fiaich 13. Falls Road 14. International Wall Mural 15. Belfast Peace Wall 16. Spectrum Information Centre 17. Shankill Memorial Garden 18. Crumlin Road 19. Donegall Street.

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

2. 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

Belfast: Black Taxi, Crumlin Road Jail Tour

3. Belfast: Black Taxi, Crumlin Road Jail Tour

Sit back and relax in the comfort of a black taxi and learn about the history and contemporary character of the city of Belfast. Join an expert guide who will take you around West Belfast where you can learn the stories behind Belfast’s famous wall murals. Get the full picture of the tumultuous history of the city, and discover the story behind the famous Peace Wall which separates different communities and traditions. After the tour, you will be escorted to the Crumlin Road Prison. Discover the history of this famous jail on a self-guided tour. Afterward, you will enjoy a meal and a drink at a popular local eatery.

Giant's Causeway Tour and 2-Day Open Top City Tour Pass

4. Giant's Causeway Tour and 2-Day Open Top City Tour Pass

Giant's Causeway Tour:  Explore the world-famous Antrim Coast and UNESCO listed Giant's Causeway free from the crowds and the queues. Unlike any other operators, this tour is delivered the opposite way travelling inland, straight to the Giant's Causeway site before most of the other tours arrive. The tour will depart in the morning from the centrally located tour office shop. The tour will travel directly to the Giant's Causeway, then visit Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery and a photo stop at both Dunluce Castle and Carrickfergus Castle. Admission charges are not included in the cost of the tour. Hotel pick up from selected city centre hotels is available upon request. A free bottle of water is included on check-in. Belfast City Tour 2 Day Pass: This Belfast hop on hop off bus tour provides you with a comprehensive look at this special city and allows you to explore every area with 23 stops around the city. The tour operates seven days per week and tickets are valid for 2 days. If you decide not to hop off on the route the tour will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.  Some of the attractions where there are stops include Titanic Belfast (Discounts available), Crumlin Road Jail (Discounts available), HMS Caroline (Discounts available), Queens University, Botanic Gardens and the political wall murals. 

From Dublin: Full-Day Giant's Causeway with Fast-Track Entry

5. From Dublin: Full-Day Giant's Causeway with Fast-Track Entry

Enjoy a full-day scenic tour to the basalt rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. Formed more than 60 million years ago, the legend of the rocks features an Irish giant named Finn who was challenged to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland. Departing from Dublin, stroll along the windswept path of County Antrim on arrival, and get panoramic views of the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island. Continue along the coastal road, and enjoy views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. Then, it’s time to explore the 37,000 basalt “stepping stone” columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Towering from the cliff, and disappearing under the sea to reappear on Straffe Island, learn the legend of Finn before driving along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic roads in the world. See wind-blasted cliffs and unspoiled beaches. Stop at Dunluce Castle to tour the former residence of the McDonnell clan, considered by many to be the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route, pass through Bushmills, famed for its fantastic whisky. End with an orientation tour of Belfast city center, including City Hall, Victoria Square, and the famous Titanic Dry Dock, where the famous ocean liner was built.

Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

6. Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

Travel along the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world’s 5 most spectacular drives, and discover some of Ireland’s most exciting spots. Start your day with a stop at beautiful Ballycastle before travelling on to Giant’s Causeway. Spend some time climbing over ancient stones and untamed landscapes. And when you have explored enough, take a well-deserved break at one of the local cafes to enjoy a delicious lunch. After your meal, visit the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo opportunity. Visit Bushmills, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, and browse the extensive gift shop, or make a quick visit to the bar to have a taste of the famous drink. Your next stop will be Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge. Take a trip across the bridge if you're brave enough, or take an exhilarating walk to enjoy the stunning views if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on land. Finalize your adventure with a relaxing drive to Belfast through the 9 Glens of Antrim.

Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour w/ a 2-Day City Tour Pass

7. Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour w/ a 2-Day City Tour Pass

Game of Thrones Tour: You will travel by luxury coach departing Belfast at 09:00 from central Belfast. During the day, you will be submerged in the stories of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. You will be taken to some of the best known film locations used in the show such as Larrybane, Carnlough Harbor and of course, the iconic Dark Hedges. Upon arrival at the Dark Hedges a range of props (cloaks and swords) are provided for you to use. Imagine that you are disguising yourself to avoid being captured by the Brotherhood or be adventurous and make up your own story. Once you reach the Dark Hedges, let your imagination run wild. The tour will include a separate Game of Thrones expert guide rather than a driver/ guide as used by other operators. This tour will be suitable for the avid fan as well as the curious. No trip to the famous Antrim Coast would be complete without a visit to Giant's Causeway, so although there will be no filming taking place there, you will make a stop at this world-famous UNESCO site.  Belfast Open-Top 2-Day City Pass: The Belfast Open-Top 2-Day City Pass will provide you with a comprehensive tour of this special city and allow you to explore every area with 23 stops to choose from. The tour operates seven days per week and tickets are valid for 2-days. If you do not hop-off the tour, it will take approximately 1-hour and 45 minutes. Tours depart from High Street but you can join the tour at any of the stops along the route. There will also be a multilingual service available in six languages including English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and French. The city tour will take in the following attractions: Titanic Belfast (discounts available), HMS Caroline (discounts available), Parliament Buildings, Crumlin Road Jail (discounts available) Queens University and the political wall murals.  

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What people are saying about County Antrim

It was fabulous. Real good fun. The fellas are really friendly so you can ask them anything. We sat on right of bus at the top but I wish we had sat on the left. Definitely try and get the front of the bus if you can. Recommend for sure. Belfast is an amazing city. Love the Irish people. One of my best city breaks. Can’t wait to go back and tour all over Ireland. Top of my must list

Getting the views of both sides of the community on the same tour was fascinating. Isaac and Tucker were first class commentators with huge knowledge and a sense of humour.

Good coach travel with Paddywagon. Clear info on timings and plenty of warning so we knew what to expect. Interesting and varied info provided by the driver.

Incredible tour! And Brian the tour guide was great and entertaining!

Great way to see Belfast and learn about its history.