Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is one of the most populous cities in the United Kingdom and well-known for building RMS Titanic. Throughout part of its history it was the centre for the Irish linen industry, tobacco, and shipbuilding. It played an important part in the Industrial Revolution and was at one time the biggest city in Ireland, overtaking Dublin. Today, besides still being a centre of industry, it is also a centre for the arts, higher education, business, and law.
Belfast has had its share of troubled times as well since being granted city status by Queen Victoria in 1888. Conflicts in the 1970s between the republicans and loyalists have now long passed and it is now a popular tourist destination.
No tour to Northern Ireland would be complete without seeing the natural wonder which is the Giant’s Causeway. A UNESCO World Heritage Site covering an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which resulted from an ancient volcanic eruption. It is often regarded as one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. The columns are hexagonal in shape but some can range from four to even sides. Group tours to this destination allow you to see the best of Northern Ireland.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Evening: Departure from school and travel to Birkenhead for overnight ferry crossing into Northern Ireland.
Morning: Arrival at the port in Belfast, Northern Ireland and travel to the city centre. Start of walking tour of city and see sights such as the Titanic Museum, Stormont, Grand Opera House, Belfast City Hall and much, much more.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon with your group visiting the sights of Belfast.
Evening: Check-in and overnight stay. Evening activities available upon request.
Morning: After breakfast, travel north to County Antrim to the northeast coast to the Giant’s Causeway.
Afternoon: See and explore this natural wonder of the world at your leisure.
Evening: Travel back to accommodation for overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast, travel to port for morning ferry back to Birkenhead.
Afternoon: Onward travel through to school.
Evening: Return back to school.