Maritime

  • Looking East across the River Lagan to the Titanic Quarter.
  • Titanic Belfast visitor centre, Titanic Quarter.
  • HMS Caroline, Alexandra Dock, Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT, a cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw combat service in the First World War.
  • Cruise liner MSC Virtous, alighted at D1 dock in Belfast, July 2021.
  • Customs House, Custom House Square, Belfast.
  • Samson and Goliath cranes in the Harland and Woolf ship yard that dominate the Belfast skyline.
  • SS Nomadic sign, Titanic Quarter, east Belfast.
  • Badge of the Belfast Titanic Society.
  • Looking east to the Titanic Quarter from the west bank of the Lagan.
  • Titanic Belfast and the Titanic Hotel Belfast (to left).
  • Francis Calder Commemorative Fountain, Custom House Square, Belfast, designed for horses and cattle.
  • The Titanic Kit is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Tony Stallard, located in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.
  • Former Drawing Rooms for the Harland and Woolf shipyard; now the Titanic Hotel in the Titanic Quarter.
  • Customs House, Custom House Square, Belfast.
  • Customs House, Custom House Square, Belfast.
  • Salmon of Knowledge sculpture, west bank of River Lagan, Belfast.
  • Titanica, a sculpture by Rowan Gillespie, located in front of the Titanic Belfast.
  • Badge of the Belfast Titanic Society.

This one-and-a-half hour Belfast history walking tour explores the city’s historic Titanic Quarter, the centre of the city’s former shipbuilding industry and the emerging hub of Northern Ireland’s new film industry.

The tour begins at the old quayside from which Belfast exported its linen, whisky, engineering products and tobacco to the world for over 150 years.

The next stop on the tour is the modern heart of the new Titanic Quarter which is now officers, colleges and flats.

You’ll then visit the former Harland and Wolff shipyard where the famous and doomed luxury passenger liner the Titanic was designed and constructed for the White Star Line. You can stand on the slipway from
which the ship was launched in 1911.

The tour aims to tell the Belfast side of the Titanic story and the role and experience of the men and women who built the ship and worked in the shipyard.

You will also see historic ships. The SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line ship that ferried passengers to the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage in 1912. Also on display is HMS Caroline, the last
warship afloat that fought at the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the greatest naval battle ever fought.

Finally, we will also pass the Titanic Studios where HBO fantasy series Games of Thrones was made. 

Book this Belfast walking tour via at contact@drtomstours.com

DETAILS

  • START: The tour is 1.5 hours long and departs from outside the Customs House, Custom House/Queen Square. Timings to be arranged in advance.
  • LANGUAGE: All tours are delivered in English.
  • MEET: by the bronze statue of the Speaker, opposite outside the front steps at the Customs House (near the speaker statue), Custom House/Queen Square (postcode BT1 3ET).
  • END: Approximately 1.5 hours later at the Thompson Dry Dock, Titanic Quarter.
  • COST: 18.50 GBP per adult (16 and over); minimum group is 5, maximum is 15.
  • INCLUDED: tour guide.
  • EXCLUDED: refreshments/transport.