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.
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- 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.