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Belfast: The Titanic Experience with SS Nomadic Visit

1. Belfast: The Titanic Experience with SS Nomadic Visit

Explore the world’s largest Titanic experience in the historic shipyards in Belfast where the doomed ocean liner the Titanic was built. The adventure begins the moment you walk into the building's giant atrium, surrounded by 4 ship-hull-shaped wings. Journey through 9 large galleries of the state-of-the-art interactive exhibition to uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Learn about turn-of-the-century Belfast as a thriving boom town, and take a thrilling tour through dramatic presentations of the shipyards and Titanic under construction. Watch her launch from the slipways, and explore the luxurious craftsmanship of the interiors. Go deep into the stories of the passengers, crew, and heroes of the day. Relive the drama of her tragic end, and see the wreck at her resting place on the ocean floor. Voyage to the bottom of the North Atlantic in the Ocean Exploration Centre, with live links to contemporary undersea explorations. If you'd like a souvenir to remind you of your trip, there's plenty to choose from in the Titanic Store. End with a visit to SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line vessel and the biggest Titanic artefact in the world. Famous as a tender for the Titanic, and a quarter of her size in every dimension, you can marvel at the original ornate doors, panels, plasterwork, and staircases that greeted first and second class passengers on board. See what life was like as a crew member.

From Dublin: Game of Thrones Studio Tour with Transfer

2. From Dublin: Game of Thrones Studio Tour with Transfer

Step behind the scenes of The Seven Kingdoms at the official Game of Thrones Studio Tour. Located at the authentic filming location of Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, prepare to experience the world of Game of Thrones like never before. Located just 90 minutes from Dublin, the Studio Tour allows you to immerse yourself in an expansive collection of sets, costumes, and props, and to discover the craftsmanship and artistry that designed the Seven Kingdoms and brought the story of Game of Thrones to life. At over 100,000 sq ft, the interactive experience transports fans to the heart of Westeros, giving visitors the chance to walk through iconic sets from Winterfell to King’s Landing, and delve deep into the world behind the screen, from the earliest concepts to the jaw-dropping final cuts. From the Great Hall of Winterfell where Jon Snow was declared ‘King in the North’ to the iconic costumes worn by the cast in your favorite scenes, the Game of Thrones Studio Tour has it all.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway with Titanic Museum Admission

3. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway with Titanic Museum Admission

Visit the Titanic Museum for around 1.5 hours and learn the story of the Titanic ocean liner and her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story comes alive with innovative technology, scale models, and more. The museum expands over 9 galleries and draws together special effects, dark rides, and full-scale reconstructions. The experience contains interactive features so you can truly explore the Titanic story in an insightful light. The journey will take you beyond the aftermath of the sinking to the later discovery of the ship. The tour will also take you to the present day with a tour of the live undersea exploration center.   Enjoy a photo stop at the beautiful Dunluce Castle. This 13-century castle ruin is known as the nicest photo opportunity of all castles in Ireland and will make any amateur photographer look like a professional photographer. Next, be prepared to be met by the most spectacular sight, the Giant's Causeway. This wild and beautiful formation is a consequence of ancient volcanic activity, the solidified lava now layered across 40,000 hexagonal columns stretching for a distance of over 6 kilometers (approximately 3.7 miles). Stroll along this UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site for around 1.5 hours and see formations such as the Wishing Chair and the Giant' Boot and Organ.   There is a different version of how the Causeway was formed. The Irish giant Finn McCool, while preparing for battle with his Scottish rival, is said to have angrily fired rocks into the sea to forge a path to nearby Scotland. However, on seeing the size of his would-be adversary, he quickly retreats tearing the ground and ripping the stones as he hastily moves. Similar types of stone found in Scotland give weight to this tale of two feuding giants. Even today the Causeway continues to stir the imagination and inspire folklore.  Stop at the Dark Hedges for 30 minutes, a centuries-old lane of beech trees that have been featured in films and on television. In the TV series Game of Thrones, the Dark Hedges was featured in season 2 as the King's Road.  

From Dublin: Giant's Causeway & Belfast Titanic with Ticket

4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway & Belfast Titanic with Ticket

This full-day tour takes you from Dublin to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.  Visit the Titanic Museum and spend 1.5 hours learning the story of the Titanic ocean liner and her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story comes alive with innovative technology, scale models and more. See the Giant's Causeway, comprising about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Spend 1.5 hours getting up close to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. You will have the time to walk along the cliffs overlooking the Causeway taking stunning pictures, before going for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself. The tour will then include a photo stop at the magnificent Dunluce Castle. This 13 century castle ruin is known as the nicest photo opportunity of all castles in Ireland and will make any amateur photographer look like a professional photographer! Stop at the Dark Hedges for 15-20 minutes. This centuries-old lane of beech trees has featured in films (Transformers) and on television (Game of Thrones). Then you’ll be able to explore Belfast for around 30 minutes. See the Big Fish, Albert's Clock, St. Anne's Cathedral and much more. You will have time to do some shopping and buy some food before heading back to Dublin.

Belfast: Small-Group Titanic Walking Tour

5. Belfast: Small-Group Titanic Walking Tour

Start your guided walking tour with a visit to the Titanic Memorial Garden on the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Discover how Belfast became the shipbuilding capital of the world during the Industrial Revolution. See the names of all those who perished in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. On the way to the next stop, hear more about the commercial and industrial history of Belfast. See Belfast's waterfront along the Lagan River before arriving at the Beacon of Hope statue. Visit the “Big Fish” and hear about the tale of the legendary giant, Finn McCool. See the Custom House and the Albert Clock, Belfast’s own "leaning tower”. Cross over the Lagan Weir Footbridge and arrive in the Titanic Quarter. Visit Belfast’s marina and take in a magnificent view of the SSE Arena, the SS Nomadic, and the Titanic Visitor Centre. Continue into the heart of the Titanic quarter and get an up-close view of the SS Nomadic, the world’s last remaining White Star vessel, which was built in Belfast. Pass the Titanic Visitor Center and walk on the slipways where the Titanic and her sister ship, the Olympic, were built side by side. Stop at the Great Light, one of the largest optics of its kind in the world, and a unique maritime heritage object with significance to Belfast’s economic, maritime and industrial past. Finally, arrive at Titanic Dock and Pump House to finish the tour.

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What people are saying about Belfast

WOW. The exhibition is so interesting and is full of interactive screens to explain how each part of the titanic was constructed. You also get a good understanding of how dedicated the workers were aswell as hardworking. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and left feeling like I understood the pride the Irish have for their contribution and the history their ancestors where part of. A truly amazing exhibition, not to be missed or rushed. Amanda from Newcastle Upon Tyne

This tour was fantastic! Patrick was a brilliant tour guide, very humorous, knowledgeable, entertaining and kind! Thoroughly enjoyed the trip which was very well planned. The bus was full of lively Irish music and Patrick was very kind in offering to take pictures of us at landmarks. Would absolutely recommend this tour!

Advised it would take one and half hours; so much to see, really needed more like two and half hours. Choose tour time carefully as initial galleries can get 'clogged' but more spaced out in later stages. SS Nomadic not to be missed either but do it after Titanic for full effect.

Brilliant place all round and an evocative spin on the Titanic story. Make sure you take the dark ride. SS Nomadic a fantastic bonus. Friendly helpful and extremely knowledgable staff and much to see and do for all ages.

Very interesting especially the Nomadic. Worth the extra to have a look aboard. Good cafe and reasonably priced gift shop. Titanic Quarter is a nice area to have a wander around if the weather's fine.