The itinerary includes world-class visitor attractions, beautiful gardens, a Royal Palace and a host of authentic, local food and drink options.
Day 1 - Morning
A visit to Titanic Belfast is the ideal way to start a day of sightseeing in Belfast. In this state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, visitors uncover the true story of the RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
Ulster Folk Museum
Step back in time and experience what life was like in Ulster over 100 years ago. This museum has recreated a bustling town filled with authentic period buildings, including an old-time picture house, post office, corner shop and a blacksmith hard at work.
Day 1 - Afternoon
Botanic Gardens & Tropical Ravine
Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast’s Victorian heritage and home to the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine. The Palm House contains a range of tropical plants, hanging baskets, seasonal displays and birds of paradise, and is one of the earliest examples of a glasshouse made from curved iron and glass. The Tropical Ravine contains some of the oldest seed plants around today, as well as banana, cinnamon, bromeliad and orchid plants. It was built in 1889 by the park’s head gardener, Charles McKimm, and his staff.
Crumlin Road Gaol
Experience all aspects of Crumlin Road Gaol, from the tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the hanging cell, Governor’s office, hospital and graveyard. Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years was a fully operational prison. Pay a fleeting visit to the Condemned Man’s Cell where 17 men spent their last days before being executed. You will also visit the gravesite within the Gaol where the remains of 15 of the executed men still remain today.
Day 1 - Evening
Day 2 - Morning
Breakfast at St George's Market
A must-see if you are in Belfast on Friday, Saturday or Sunday is St George’s Market, Belfast’s oldest attraction and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. Home to some of the finest fresh produce, with customers travelling near and far to sample the delights, it has become one of the city’s most popular places to visit.
Belfast City Hall
Take a guided 1 hour tour of Belfast City Hall and uncover the history of Belfast whilst exploring some of the finest features in the City Hall. You can also visit the Titanic Memorial Garden, built to honour and remember all those who perished on that fateful night.
Day 2 - Afternoon
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland. It’s the official residence of the royal family when they’re in Northern Ireland and has also been home to the Secretary of State since the 1970s. The Castle is set in 100 acres of breath-taking gardens.
Day 2 - Evening
Why not see a show?
Head to the Belvoir Studio Theatre – the little theatre that makes a big impact! The theatre has performances most weekends with something to suit people of all ages including concerts, drama, comedy, kids shows and musicals.
Sky high cocktails
The Observatory at the Grand Central hotel is an awe-inspiring cocktail lounge on the 23rd floor. With spectacular, unique views of Belfast and beyond, a visit to the tallest bar in all of Ireland makes for an extraordinary experience and an ideal way to conclude your time in Belfast.
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