Belfast Private Half Day Walking Tour
Discover this industrious city, learning about its political and religious troubles, and how it is emerging into a brighter future. On your private tour, you will:
- Meet your guide under the Queen Victoria statue at Belfast City Hall.
- Explore Belfast City Hall and the Titanic Memorial Garden.
- Visit St. Mary’s Church.
- Experience Belfast during World War Two.
- Stop for a bite of lunch at a local pub recommended by your guide (price not included).
- Learn a bit about Irish whiskey.
- Walk the Cathedral Quarter and historic dockyard area.
- Your tour finishes at the Titanic museum, where your guide will have tickets for you to visit the museum at a pre-booked time slot.
Your walking tour will commence with the Belfast City Hall, where you can admire its superb art collection, opulent interiors, and formal rooms. Then discover the Titanic Memorial Gardens outside which names all 1,512 victims of the disaster. A short walk will take to you Belfast’s first Catholic Church, St. Mary’s, where you will learn from your guide about some of Northern Ireland’s troubled religious history. A visit then follows to the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum, then the neighbouring Cathedral Church of St. Anne. Here, your guide will describe the history of the Plantation of Ulster and founding of Protestantism in the province.
A little light relief will be had at The Friend at Hand, where you will hear about the whiskey distilling history of Belfast, before continuing your walk through the Cathedral Quarter. As the walk makes its way towards the docks, you will have time to examine the Albert Memorial Clock Tower and the iconic Big Fish sculpture, before crossing River Lagan via the weir.
Your tour will terminate at the Titanic Belfast museum, but not before seeing The Kit sculpture and looming cranes of Samson and Goliath, learning about Belfast’s ship building history as you go. Also, keep an eye out for the three Glass of Thrones stained glass windows which point to Belfast’s impressive contribution to modern TV. You will then be free to visit Titanic Belfast under your own terms.