The North has become a must-see for any traveler and lover of Ireland. This tour enables you to focus on Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic, and the little corner of our motherland so ever present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn. Included is the Titanic experience on the tour.
You will be introduced to the local guides, characters and customs of both the Ulster Irish and Ulster British communities while you travel in your Black Cab tour of Belfast (optional). Paddywagon is a 100% Irish company and we take great pride in our strong links and friendships with all parts of the community in Belfast.
This tour also visits the Celtic crosses at the 6th century monastic site of Monasterboice, set in picturesque countryside. The ruins are of an early Christian settlement. The site houses two churches built in the 14th century or earlier, including a round tower, however the highlight are the 10th century high crosses.
Depart Dublin's fair city and it's onwards to the North of Ireland. A wonderful tour lies ahead, with a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. The drive up will be broken up by an interesting and lovely little stop at Monasterboice!Monasterboice
After stories en route you will be taken on a drive off the highway and down the much less beaten path to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century.Belfast
Arrive in lovely Belfast where we have 2 hours free time. Consider an optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet and all the leading guidebooks... and Paddywagon! OR Take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area. Excellent shops, much cheaper than Dublin! Use your free time to explore this magical city. Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock” Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch !The Titanic Experience
Entry included for the Titanic Experience (value €15). Depart city center and drive to the docks to visit Belfast's Number 1 attraction, the Titanic Experience! You'll be taken on an amazing journey, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900's, through her construction and launch, and her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. This is one of the world's most famous visitor attractions.Depart Belfast (back in Dublin 18.30 approx)
Meet bus and depart Belfast for Dublin. After crossing the border we'll drive through the rolling countryside of County Louth. There will be a comfort stop en-route if you guys require it, then it's a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where we will drop you off at our central Dublin pick-up/drop-off points. This tour will quench your thirst for knowledge. It's a great, fun, informative, and value-for-money big day out to Belfast. Go neiri an mbothar leat - may the road rise to meet you