Day Tour of the Titanic and Belfast from Dublin.
A Truly Titanic adventure of Belfast:
The Titanic Built in Belfast celebrates 100 years since its maiden voyage.
The tour leaves Dublin city center for Belfast and the New Titanic Visitor Center.
It was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the White Star Line.
2012 is the Centenary of its fatal Maiden Voyage.
The tour starts with a pickup from Dublin with stops along the way to visit the old Norman town of Drogheda, then Mellifont Abbey (Ireland’s 1st Cistercian Abbey) and Monasterboice which holds some of Ireland’s finest Celtic high Crosses.
Then it’s onto Belfast with a stop for lunch before visiting the New Titanic Visitor Center.
The Center is the largest in the world and you will have plenty of time to take a tour and discover the whole story of the titanic for yourself. The center is a state of the art attraction with some incredible effects so you can experience the Titanic leaving Belfast; see it being built and much more. You will have about 2 hours to enjoy in the Titanic Visitor Center.
The day tour will also take in some of Belfast’s more recent history visiting some of the flash points of the troubles and giving an insight to some of the events that lead to Belfast becoming the ship building capital of the British Empire.
Drogheda – Historical Norman city of the mouth of the river Boyne, the siege of Oliver Cromwell
Mellifont Abbey – The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh, its most unusual feature is the octagonal Lavabo c. 1200.
Monasterboice – Monasterboice is said to have been founded by St. Buithe (d. 520), a follower of St. Patrick, in the late 5th century AD. Some of the finest examples of High Crosses in Ireland.
Pickup Locations for Tour:
- Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St:7:45am
- Dublin Tourist Office, Suffolk St: 7:55am
Please be at your pickup point 10 minutes before departure.
Return to Dublin for approx 6:30pm