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Belfast & Northern Ireland Day Trip | Cruise Tours

Discover a day tour crafted for cruise guests, featuring Northern Ireland’s highlights. Marvel at the Titanic Belfast, walk the legendary Giant’s Causeway, and cross the thrilling Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. This concise excursion is your gateway to adventure and cultural immersion, ensuring your time ashore is unforgettable.

Tour Overview

For cruise guests arriving in Belfast, you have the opportunity to explore a blend of historical landmarks, stunning natural landscapes, and cultural highlights. Given the constraints of an 8-hour shore excursion, here’s a carefully curated award-winning tour itinerary that showcases the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer, ensuring a memorable experience for our visitors.

What to Expect

Collection and Drop-off
Start your Northern Irish exploration with a convenient pick-up directly from the cruise port. Once the tour concludes, you’ll have the option to be dropped off back at the port or at a Belfast location of your choosing, should you wish to explore the city further on your own.

Journey Through Belfast’s Rich Heritage
Begin with a visit to the Titanic Belfast, an award-winning museum on the very slipways where the Titanic was built, offering a deep dive into the ship’s storied past. Next, take a moment to admire the grandeur of Belfast City Hall and possibly explore its historic interiors. Your journey continues with a poignant visit to the Crumlin Road Gaol, where tales of yesteryear echo through the walls of this restored prison.

Antrim Coast Adventure
As we leave the city behind, prepare for a scenic drive along the spectacular Antrim Coast. The route reveals Northern Ireland’s most picturesque landscapes, including rugged cliffs, charming villages, and panoramic sea views. Highlights include the thrilling walk across Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (weather permitting) and the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its unique basalt columns.

Giant’s Causeway Exploration
Delve into the mystery and beauty of the Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder formed millions of years ago. Wander among the hexagonal pillars and soak in the myths and legends that surround this ancient landscape. Our guides will provide you with all the necessary information for a memorable visit, including pre-booking your tickets for a hassle-free experience.

Titanic Belfast

Begin your journey at the Titanic Belfast, an architectural marvel standing at the birthplace of the RMS Titanic. Delve into the world of the Titanic, from its conception to its tragic end, through interactive exhibits and captivating storytelling. This experience not only honors the ship and those who built it but also offers insight into Belfast’s industrial heritage.

Belfast City Hall

Next, marvel at the majestic Belfast City Hall, a masterpiece of Edwardian architecture. Take a moment to explore its opulent interiors on a guided tour, learn about the city’s history, and stroll through the beautifully maintained gardens and memorials surrounding it.

Crumlin Road Gaol

Experience a gripping walk through history at the Crumlin Road Gaol. Discover the stories of the men, women, and children who were incarcerated in this Victorian-era prison. Learn about its 150-year history, including the escapes, hunger strikes, and executions that occurred within its walls.

Scenic Antrim Coast Drive

As we depart the city, prepare yourself for the enchanting beauty of the Antrim Coast. The drive itself is a highlight, offering stunning views of rugged cliffs, emerald countryside, and the glistening Atlantic. This scenic route is sure to provide unforgettable memories and photo opportunities.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Experience the thrill of crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, suspended over a breathtaking chasm. The views from the bridge are unparalleled, spanning Rathlin Island and, on a clear day, the Scottish isles. This exhilarating walk is complemented by the serene beauty of the surrounding coastal landscape.

Giant’s Causeway

The centerpiece of your tour, the Giant’s Causeway, awaits. This geological wonder, made up of around 40,000 basalt columns, is a sight to behold. Explore the formations, hear the mythical tales of giants, and enjoy the raw beauty of nature at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Return to Belfast via Coastal Route

Conclude your tour with a leisurely return to Belfast along the coastal route, allowing one last opportunity to soak in the stunning vistas. Opt for a brief stop in one of the charming coastal towns for a taste of local life and maybe some artisanal treats.

Return Journey
Relax and reflect on your day’s adventures as we take the coastal route back to Belfast. With an optional stop in a quaint coastal town, you’ll have a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy some local hospitality before concluding your tour.

Additional Info

Tailored Experience

Your day is designed to be flexible, with the possibility to tailor the itinerary to your interests. Whether it’s spending more time at historical sites, exploring the local culinary scene, or adding a hidden gem along the coast, we’re here to make your day special.

Comfort and Convenience

Throughout your journey, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle equipped with amenities to ensure a pleasant experience. Refreshments will be provided, and our knowledgeable guide will share insights and stories to enrich your exploration of Northern Ireland’s treasures.

This detailed itinerary offers a comprehensive and immersive experience, ensuring that guests starting their day in Belfast will have a rich, varied, and memorable tour of Northern Ireland’s highlights.


Start Time

Embark on your Northern Irish adventure promptly at 08:00 AM, allowing us to showcase the beauty and history of Belfast and beyond. We’re flexible with the start time to accommodate your schedule and ensure you have the best possible experience.

Ticket Prices

Please note that entry fees for certain attractions visited during the tour are not covered by our tour fee. We’ll provide assistance in acquiring these tickets, either in advance or on the day, to ensure seamless access to all sites.

Private Tour

This tour is exclusively private, designed to offer you and your group a deeply personal experience. While the Giant’s Causeway and other landmarks might offer their own guides or audio tours, your private guide will be with you every step of the way, enriching your journey with insights and stories.


Set aside approximately 8 hours for this tour, as we delve into the rich tapestry of Northern Ireland’s cultural and natural landmarks. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and fulfilling day, full of discovery and awe.

Pick-up Services

Enjoy the convenience of complimentary pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel or the cruise port. For guests requiring airport pick-up, please note there may be an extra charge.

Direct Booking

Booking directly with us not only ensures the best rates but also guarantees a personalized service tailored to your interests and needs. Our team is committed to making your Northern Irish exploration as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

Special Requests

We pride ourselves on creating bespoke experiences that cater to the unique interests and needs of our guests. Whether it’s dietary restrictions, mobility considerations, or a particular interest in a site not typically included in the itinerary, let us know. We’re here to accommodate your special requests and ensure your day is unforgettable.

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