Day 1 Titanic – Belfast
Day 1 Titanic – Belfast
Enjoy the Titanic Tour of Belfast with Susie Millar, the great-granddaughter of Thomas Millar, a crew member who worked in Harland & Wolff building Titanic & then sailed on her maiden voyage in 1912. Visit the key sites in the history of the construction and launch of the greatest liner ever built in Belfast - Titanic.
Afternoon tea will be served at the decadent five star Merchant Hotel, in the heart of Belfast city centre´s historic Cathedral Quarter.
Discover the history of the ship building industry in Belfast - take part in a in Titanic Walking Tour, taking in the engine works where Titanic’s engines, boilers and funnels were made.
You will walk along the slipways of Hamilton Dock, from which Titanic was launched nearly an century ago. Visit Titanic Drawing Offices – Harland and Wolff’s former headquarters. The walking tour finishes with a tour of the Titanic Dock and Pumphouse. Experience the colossal size of Titanic in the dock, the ships last resting place on dry ground.
Having worked up an appetite, enjoy some fresh local seafood at Mourne Seafood Bar.
Check into the award winning Ten Square boutique hotel, next to the majestic City Hall in the center of the city.
Day 2 Explore Belfast
After breakfast begin further exploration of Belfast. Start right next door at the recently refurbished Belfast City Hall, where a guide will uncover the history of this beautiful building while exploring some of its finest features.
Move on to St Anne’s Cathederal which after nearly 120 years was finally finished in 2007 when its spire was installed. Enter the great west door where a black and white marble maze is at your feet. Choose the black path (sin) and follow it to a dead end, or take the white path (virtue) to the sanctuary, the heart of the church.
Lunch in Avoca, the renowned Wicklow-based home ware, fashion and food company. The fantastic food and pleasant décor is accompanied by a highly unusual feature - a glass-walled cheese room, which is tempered for the cheeses, making a practical and very interesting addition.
After lunch spend some free time wandering the shops of Victoria Square. Opened in March 2008, this is Northern Ireland’s biggest shopping centre with leading international brands. Recommend going to the viewing gallery in the glass dome which provides great views of Belfast.