Round trip 3 Day Tour Ireland & Belfast
Its size, its location between the mountains and the coast and its fascinating history make Belfast an impressive city that has become a lively tourist destination after decades of unrest. There's plenty to do in the Victorian town - you can discover where great ships like the Titanic were built, admire the impressive architecture of City Hall and Queen's University, or immerse yourself in Belfast's city life with fabulous boutiques and shops.
Arrival at Belfast Airport - first you will be picked up here for a city tour of Belfast. You will see the Titanic Quarter and the University area, among other things, and then visit one of Belfast's best shopping areas - Victoria Square, where you can do extensive shopping or climb to the top of the Cathedral for a great panoramic view of the city and beyond. You can also take a ride on the "Belfast Wheel" to discover the city from a completely different perspective.
In the afternoon you will drive to Belfast Castle, which lies on a slope 120 metres above sea level in Cave Hill Country Park. During a three-hour walk, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city from there.
You will then return to Belfast, dinner and overnight.
Today you will visit the "Ulster Folk and Transport Museum", which shows the way of life and traditions of the people of Northern Ireland in the past and present. The "Folk Museum" invites you to visit a typical Northern Irish town of the early 1900s and stroll through the landscape of bygone times with farms, cottages, fields and livestock.
You will then proceed to Titanic Dock and Pump House, a memorial site that includes the Thompson Dry Dock and associated Pump House, once the centre of the Harland; Wolff operation during the construction of the great "White Star Liners" - the Britannic, the Olympic and the famous Titanic. The Thompson Dock itself gives a perfect impression of the immense size of the ship.
In the afternoon, you will visit the W5 (who-what-where-when-why), an award-winning interactive adventure centre located in the heart of Belfast. The centre offers over 200 interactive exhibits spread over five action-packed exhibition levels.
Afterwards, you have free time, for example for sightseeing or shopping, then dinner and an overnight stay.
On your last day in Belfast, you will first visit the Ulster Museum, which will impress you with its new 23-metre high entrance hall and footpaths made of glass and steel leading to the captivating galleries on different levels. The museum has an extensive collection of art, history and science exhibits, so there is something for everyone.
After lunch, you will drive to the Botanical Garden and the Palm House; founded in 1828.
The gardens have been used as a public park by Belfast residents since 1895. They obtain an extensive rose garden and large flowerbeds, and you can also admire the rare oaks planted in the 1880s.
Located near Queen's University Belfast, the Botanical Gardens are an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists.
The "Palm House" designed by Charles Lonyon is one of the first examples of a glasshouse with curved iron elements. Its construction was initiated in the 1830s by the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society.
After, all of the historic learning you will have done, now, unfortunately, you will be leaving Belfast.
The bus will take you to Belfast Airport, where you will fly home.
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