With its compact size and picturesque location between the mountains and the coast, Belfast has emerged from decades of strife into a vibrant, buzzing destination. Depart from the pier by motor coach and drive to the city center, where you'll begin your guided, walking tour. You'll stroll the charming streets of Belfast and immerse yourself in its 300 years of history. Savor the architectural gems and learn about the city’s humble origins as you walk following the original street layout designed in the 1660s. Starting at the City Hall, symbolic of Belfast’s Victorian greatness, you’ll continue down Donegall Place to Castle Lane, the original home of the Donegall family before they moved to Belfast Castle at Cave Hill. Continue along the River Lagan to Belfast’s leaning tower — the Albert Clock, built in 1867. Experience the glamour and tragedy of the Titanic by visiting landmarks from the period and hearing about the characters that frequented them. Next, visit one of Belfast’s finest pubs for refreshments. The city's friendly pubs have been the cornerstone of Belfast social life for centuries. Some have music, many with good food, and all with a wonderful atmosphere and plenty of “craic” (entertaining conversation). Afterwards, rejoin your motor coach and guide for your return journey to the ship, passing along the way the renowned Falls & Shankill Roads (conditions permitting). A stop will be made for you to photograph the murals that tell the story of Belfast’s troubled past.
This tour involves steps, inclines and one and half hours of continuous walking. For safety reasons, guests with mobility difficulties may not participate on this excursion. Road closures sometimes affect access to the Falls and Shankill Roads. The order of sights visited may vary.