Your group will depart Dublin's fair city and travel to the North of Ireland. A wonderful tour lies ahead, with a short two-hour drive to Belfast on the brand new 'Peace Highway'. The drive up will be broken up by an interesting and lovely little stop at Monasterboice!
After listening to stories en route, your group will take a drive off the highway and down the much less beaten path to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before the arrival of power-tools in the 9th century.
Arrive in lovely Belfast where you will have 2 hours of free time. Consider the optional world famous Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with murals of troubled times and also the peace wall. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet and all the leading guidebooks... and Paddywagon Tours! Or rake the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.
Excellent shops, much cheaper than Dublin! Use your free time to explore this magical city. Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, the Grand Opera House or check out Belfast's own leaning tower “Albert Clock”. Loads of time for a tasty and traditional Ulster lunch!
ENTRY INCLUDED FOR THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE (value €15). You will depart city center and drive to the docks to visit Belfast's number one attraction, the Titanic Experience!
Paddywagon Tours will take you on an amazing journey, from the ship's conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through its construction and launch, and the infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. This is one of the world's most famous visitor attractions.
Your group will meet the bus and depart Belfast for Dublin. After crossing the border, it will drive you back through the rolling countryside of County Louth. The bus will make a comfort stop en-route if the group requires it. Then it is a pleasant short drive back to Dublin where you will be dropped off at approximately 6:30pm.
This tour will quench your thirst for knowledge. It is a great, fun, informative, and value-for-money big day out to Belfast. Go n-éirí an bóthar leat - may the road rise to meet you!
Like all the best journeys in life, Paddywagon Tours started in 1998 with the simple thought, “it’s time for something different.”
Setting out to bring choice, quality and value to all visitors to Ireland Paddywagon Tours have steadily become the nation’s leading tour outfitter over the past two decades, and are renowned for the quality of their vehicles, guides, range of routes and durations, 52-weeks a year.
Paddywagon Tours have evolved into one of Ireland’s most loved brands alongside Kerrygold, Guinness, U2 and Gerard Butler. These days, Paddywagon Tours welcome a broad demographic of guests from students to professionals, families to corporate executives and from the cast of Dallas to the Imperial Royal Family of Japan.View Profile
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The North has become a must-see for any traveler and lover of Ireland. This tour enables you to focus on Belfast, the birthplace of the Titanic, and the little corner of our motherland so ever-present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn. We include the Titanic experience on our tour, saving you money and hassle on arrival in Belfast! We introduce you to local guides, characters and customs of both the Ulster Irish and Ulster British communities while you travel in your Black Cab tour of Belfast (optional).
Paddywagon is a 100% Irish company and we take great pride in our strong links and friendships with all parts of the community in Belfast. This tour also visits the Celtic crosses at the 6th-century monastic site of Monasterboice, set in picturesque countryside. The ruins are of an early Christian settlement. The site houses two churches built in the 14th century or earlier, including a round tower, however, the highlight are the 10th century high crosses. This is for many a photographic highlight of their time in Ireland.