Bus Tour Belfast – Visit All the Popular Attractions
There are a few options for tours around Belfast City – from buses, taxis and or simply walking. We opted for Titanic City Tours for a 48-hour bus ticket to see what Belfast has to offer. So off we went on our own tour around Belfast.
Its an amazing way for city sightseeing, the tour goes very regularly 7 days a week. So you are never long waiting for a bus. Taking the bus means you can get around Belfast’s attractions quicker and cheaper than using a car/taxi.
The Best of Belfast
While there are loads of hidden gems and less well-known attractions in Belfast. Many visitors will be focused on seeing the Titanic Museum. Visitors to the city of Belfast can board the Belfast City Sightseeing hop-on / hop-off tour bus in order to reach Titanic Belfast while becoming acquainted with the city on the way!
Tourists get to explore the turbulent history of Belfast from an open-top bus provided with commentary on the Titanic City Tours. The route covers numerous significant architectural sites including the renowned Queen’s University, the giant H&W cranes, the Titanic birthplace as well as the Cathedral and Arts Quarters.
On the 48-hour hop-on-hop-off tour, visitors can also check out the amazing Ulster Museum.
The tour also includes the dark Crumlin Road Gaol and informs the guests of the Belfast murals on the arty Falls and Shankill roads. These famous murals hold a lot of history surrounding the city that worth visiting.
Belfast is the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland. It represents the centre of several Irish industries, including linen, tobacco, rope-making and shipbuilding. In the early 20th century, Harland and Wolff, which built the RMS Titanic, was the world’s biggest and most productive shipyard.
Belfast played an important role in the Industrial Revolution and was a global industrial centre until the second half of the 20th century. It has sustained a major aerospace and missiles industry since the mid-1930s. Industrialisation and the inward migration it brought made Belfast Ireland’s biggest at the beginning of the 20th century.
Even though the city suffered greatly during the conflict called the Troubles, it has undergone a period of peace and economic and commercial growth.
The Titanic Visitor Experience
Located in the heart of Belfast, right next to the historic site of the original ship’s construction, Titanic Belfast is the World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience.
Housed within an iconic six-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience retells the history of the Titanic. From its conception in Belfast in the early 1900s through the construction and launch to the famous maiden voyage and subsequent tragic sinking.
Contemporary interactive technology, special effects, and even a thrilling shipyard ride are all employed to immerse visitors in the Titanic experience.
The building comprises nine galleries: Boom Town Belfast, The Arrol Gantry & Shipyard Ride, The Launch, The Fit-Out, The Maiden Voyage, The Sinking, The Aftermath, Myths and Legends, and Titanic Beneath.
Audio tours are also available in a variety of different languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin and Polish to cater to tourists from all over the world.
An on-site gift shop also offers visitors a chance to purchase an exclusive range of clothing, gifts and unique memorabilia, alongside a wide range of publications and contemporary products from across Northern Ireland.
More Belfast Tours
Other options for tours of Belfast include black cab tours, other bus companies – there are also walking tours that now operate. Each will have its own unique style… so you might be tempted to try out more than one tour!
Some more great photos from our bus trip – An amazing way to see Belfast City.
What was your favourite part of the city? Or if you have been to Belfast yet anything you’d like to see? 🙂 We would love to know! Belfast attractions and more.
Also, don’t forget to check out some of our other blogs that you might like: Peace Walls Belfast | Crumlin Road Gaol | Titanic Museum | St Annes Cathedral | SS Nomadic | Titanic Dock and Pump House | Explore Belfast and all the popular spots.