The City Tour
By coach, cab or car. This is a half day tour. Starting in the city center at the wonderful Classical Renaissance City Hall and Titanic memorial we head through the city and over the River Lagan to the Titanic Quarter, (she was alright when she left Belfast) this area is a £7 billion renaissance of Belfast home to the Titanics little sister the SS Nomadic and the world class Titanic Exhibition Center both opened in April 2012 the 100th anniversary of the launching of one of the worlds greatest stories, get your picture taken posing as Kate and Leonardo.
Next stop is Parliament Buildings Stormont home to the N. Ireland Assembly, on through East Belfast home to George Best, Van Morrison and C.S.Lewis, back across the river to the Cathedral Quarter, ‘cool and hip’ great hotels, fantastic pubs and galleries, the original part of Belfast settled in the 17th century and the birth place of the United Irish Men in 1791 the burial place of the man who prosecuted Oscar Wilde, Sir John Lavery’s Madonna and the Lakes and very importantly home to one of the worlds largest Irish Whiskey collection. The 19th century Belfast Castle on the slopes of the Belfast Hills in the north of the city is our next stop set in 750 acres of its own parkland it provides beautiful views across the city.
The north and west of the city is our next stop where we use the murals to relate events from an historical perspective and you write your own message on the Peace walls. Then something for everyone we head to the south of the city, The Queens Quarter the University, Botanical Gardens the Ulster Museum and the Lisburn Rd shopping heaven. Back into the city we pass the wonderful Crown Bar where if you’re going to sin you may as well sin in style.