The City of Belfast
After breakfast we will meet our walking guide who will be introducing us to the major landmarks, architecture and stories of the people of Belfast. Belfast city centre is very compact and almost entirely flat, the tour would cover just under 2.5 miles and last approx 2.5 hours. The main sites along the way include the street art of the Cathedral Quarter and the historic Entries, and of course the Cathedral itself. Also, historic pubs such as White’s Tavern, the beautiful city hall and the Titanic Memorial beside it, stunning public street art including the Spirit of Belfast, the Salmon of Knowledge and the Beacon of Hope. Our guide will then accompany us on the walk across the Lagan on the Lagan Weir footbridge over to the Titanic Quarter where we will proceed with our Titanic Experience.
The Giant's Causeway
After breakfast we board our coach for the journey out to County Antrim on the North Coast of Northern Ireland to discover the history of the Giant’s Causeway. Lying at the foot of basalt cliffs along the sea coast, the Giant’s Causeway is made up of some 40,000 gigantic black basalt columns thrusting out of the sea. Likely to have been formed by molten lava cooled into hexagonal dark stone steps, this dramatic site has inspired myths and legends of apparent giants striding over the sea to Scotland. Playing a major part in Ireland’s heritage, the Causeway has often been described as the Eighth Wonder of the World and has now been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.