Belfast, The Giant's Causeway & The Titanic Experience For Solo Travellers
3 nights. September 2021 - March 2022. From £598.00.
EXCLUSIVELY FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS
Experience the story of the world's most famous liner and explore one of Europe's fastest-changing cities in the company of a friendly group of solo travellers. Enjoy an included visit to what has become one of Britain's must-see attractions – the glittering, futuristic, £97-million Titanic Belfast Experience. It's the highlight of this hugely popular three-night break that also includes a guided tour of a city bursting with history and renewed civic pride. Explore Belfast's trendy shops, bars and restaurants, and discover some of the British Isles' most scenic coastal countryside and the breathtaking Giant’s Causeway.
What's IncludedThree nights' bed and buffet breakfast accommodation at the Ibis City Centre Hotel
Return flights to Belfast
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
A Welcome Drink and dinner at the hotel on Day One
Holiday HighlightsVisit the spectacular Titanic Belfast exhibition
Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Belfast's major landmarks
Tour the Antrim Coast and visit the extraordinary Giant's Causeway
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Following your flight to Belfast, meet your tour manager and board the coach for the short transfer into the city and to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have some time to get your bearings before your included welcome drink, get-together and dinner at the hotel. You’ll soon begin to soak up the atmosphere of a city fast shaking off its past reputation, and embracing the bright new future reflected in its youthful outlook and vibrant redevelopments.
Day 2After breakfast, you'll visit Titanic Belfast, which stands on the site where RMS Titanic was constructed over a century ago. Developed as much as a tribute to the days of shipbuilding in the city as in commemoration of the ill-fated liner that met her untimely end on her Maiden Voyage in 1912, Titanic Belfast is a dramatic, innovative and exciting presentation of the real story of the famous ship. Wander through its nine fascinating galleries, housed in one of the most eye-catching buildings to have been built in the UK for years. The ship's conception, construction, tragic sinking and its aftermath, as well as its rediscovery in 1985, are brought vividly to life with audio-visual presentations, life-size reconstructions, interactive features and even a Shipyard Ride. You'll leave the exhibition with a real sense of the enormity - and the human cost - of one of the 20th-century's most fateful events. After a fascinating morning and the opportunity to enjoy lunch (payable locally) this afternoon's guided tour of Belfast will reveal the city's turbulent past, thriving present and hopes for the future. Highlights will include major landmarks such as City Hall, Queen's and Stormont Castle - seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly and a stunning sight gradually revealed from the rising approach road. During the tour you'll also see West Belfast's celebrated Peace Wall, the political murals of the Shankhill and Falls roads, and the ultra-modern developments of the regenerated docks area, crowned by the breathtaking Titanic Quarter. This evening, why not soak up the local atmosphere in one of the city centre's traditional pubs? Your tour manager will be on hand to guide you in the right direction.
Day 3Today our final included excursion takes you to the breathtakingly scenic Antrim Coast, where the Nine Glens lead to the sea and to the world-famous Giant's Causeway. This astonishing collection of closely-packed basalt columns, and acting as stepping-stones into the Atlantic from beneath the wild, windswept cliffs, is a remarkable sight. In fact formed 60-million years ago by a volcanic explosion, the stories of the Causeway's origin - it's said to have been built by the Irish hero and giant Finn MacCool so that he could cross to Scotland and do battle with a rival Scottish giant – are much more interesting to non-geologists. Although there is a minibus to take visitors to the Causeway from the visitor centre (payable locally), the energetic can walk the mile or so along the cliff path to be rewarded with some breathtaking views. Your journey back to the hotel takes you along the Causeway Coastal Road, past more spectacular views. Highlights of the wonderfully scenic drive will include bustling Ballycastle at the entrance to the two northernmost glens - Glentaisie and Glenshesk, Carnlough with its picturesque harbour and a drive through the colour-washed village of Glenarm and stunning Glenariff – the Queen of the Glens. This evening you're once again free to enjoy Belfast's lively nightlife and wide range of restaurants with your new-found friends.
Day 4Depending on the time of your flight, you'll have time to spend a final few hours in the city before returning to the airport at the end of a wonderful few days. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes from Belfast International airport, or approximately 15 minutes from Belfast City airport.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Giant's Causeway ExcursionYour excursion will include entry to the new visitor centre for the Giant's Causeway. You will also be given a free audio guide to take to the stones.
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