One day itinerary

We think one day is too short for this fab city, but if that is all you can manage, here are a few ideas….
• The dome at Victoria Square has a great view of Belfast, you can climb the steps or take the hair-raising lift up the centre of this cool shopping centre.

A City Bus Tour – check out the sights and view Belfast’s peace wall as well as the gorgeous Queen’s University and imposing Stormont.

• Pop into The Crown bar where both locals and tourists mingle in this beautiful bar. Now owned by the National Trust, it is truly Victorian and still uses the old gas lamps and bells.

• Stroll around Belfast’s beautiful Botanic Gardens and check out the Palm House. Built in 1840, it is one of the earliest examples of curvilinear cast iron glass houses in the world.

Two Day Itinerary

With two days you can start to really soak up some of Belfast’s great atmosphere.
• The Belfast Bike Tour which takes in the ancient site of the Giant’s Ring and the Lagan towpath and is filled with anecdotes and stories of the city. Gerry is a great host and you may be lucky to stop off at the lockkeepers inn for a coffee on the way bag.

• No trip would be complete without a Black Taxi Tour…it will take you deep into the heart of Belfast where no man would have travelled in the past. Now it is simply a treasure trove of stories and sights that are unique to Belfast City

• Belfast Harbour Commission has on show some of the only furniture remaining of the Titanic! Why? Well, it arrived too late to be on the ship. The Captains table and chairs, designed by Gilbert Logan are on show right in the City.

• Our own Cave Hill Visitor Centre and Cave Hill Country Park. The visitor centre is housed within Belfast Castle and traces the Stone Age cave dwellers to the building of Belfast Castle

• Cave Hill Country Park. Full of history and interesting facts, check out the small Neolithic caves, see if you can work out our very own Gulliver – said to be the inspiration for Jonathon Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and feel part of the United Irish Men of 1798 as it is said they planned part of their rebellion here.

• St George’s Market built in the late 1890s is home to some of Belfast’s finest fresh produce. Prepare your taste buds for a treat, check out some of our best local artists all the while being entertained by some great local musicians.

Three day itinerary plus
Now we are talking, and the possibilities are just endless…
• A day out at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. You can spend the whole day here being transported back in time to how Ireland was before any of us were around.

• A day trip to the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge.

• Explore more of Cave Hill and head deep into the Nature reserves to view our natural flora, including Orchids and get great views of the Mournes, Belfast Lough and across Northern Ireland.

• The Belfast Historic Pub Walking Tour takes you on a tour of Old Belfast visiting pubs around the city centre and down the Entries and giving you an experience of Belfast’s hospitality.

• Titanic Dock and Pump House

• A Day Trip to Dublin

• Belfast’s Bred Tour

• W5 – not just for kids, this one, although they will certainly love it! A great example of learning through fun and experimenting, w5 at the Odyssey will entertain and educate, particularly if you go with an open mind.

• A trip anywhere along the Antrim Coast. This breathtaking road at times set into the cliff is never hair-raising and always spectacular, on Sleepy Cedar’s doorstep.