The history of the Titanic
Uncover Titanic's remarkable story
Walk in the 'steps of giants' taking in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Enjoy a guided walking tour with an insight into historical facts & mysteries
3* Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre
Centrally located hotel in the city of Belfast
Join us for a delightful few days in the culture packed city of Belfast. Take in the sights of this vibrant city during an exclusive guided walking tour, hear all about the history of the Titanic and journey out to County Antrim to marvel at the Giant’s Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Upon arrival at Belfast City airport we transfer to our hotel and check-in. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
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.
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.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and say goodbye. If you book a later flight home you can spend a few extra hours at your leisure to enjoy the sights of Belfast before your transfer to the airport.
The Ramada by Wyndham Belfast hotel is in the city center overlooking St. Anne’s Square with the most popular bars and restaurants in the city on the doorstep near St Anne Cathedral. The hotel is just a two minute walk to Belfast’s shopping district, Castle Court and Victoria Square as well as many tourist attractions including Belfast Cathedral and City Hall. It is the perfect base to explore this city.
There is a 24-hour reception desk and high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The hotel’s SQ Bar and Grill serves local cuisine, modern European dishes and cocktails. The Hub Bar and Lounge is open all day and offers informal dining.
Our comfortable ensuite rooms include coffee/tea making facilities, flat screen TV, WIFI, hair dryer, in-room safe and iron and ironing board.
Our hotel is a 10 minute drive from Belfast City airport. Regional flights are possible using Belfast International Airport – please call our team for more information on 020 8951 2900. The city’s many sights, local bars and restaurants are only a few minutes’ walk away.
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart casual. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.
Please note there is an extra cost to go into the Visitor’s Centre at the Giant’s Causeway. National Trust members do not have to pay this fee if you have your National Trust cards with you.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% off the metered fare.
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