Silversea Luxury Cruises A Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Before English and Scottish settlers arrived in the 1600s, Belfast was a tiny village called Béal Feirste ("sandbank ford") belonging to Ulster's ancient O'Neill clan. With the advent of the Plantation period (when settlers arrived in the 1600s), Sir Arthur Chichester, from Devon in southwestern England, received the city from the English Crown, and his son was made Earl of Donegall. Huguenots fleeing persecution from France settled near here, bringing their valuable linen-work skills. View more

In the 18th century, Belfast underwent a phenomenal expansion—its population doubled every 10 years, despite an ever-present sectarian divide. Although the Anglican gentry despised the Presbyterian artisans—who, in turn, distrusted the native Catholics—Belfast's growth continued at a dizzying speed. The city was a great Victorian success story, an industrial boomtown whose prosperity was built on trade, especially linen and shipbuilding. Famously (or infamously), the Titanic was built here, giving Belfast, for a time, the nickname "Titanic Town." Having laid the foundation stone of the city's university in 1845, Queen Victoria returned to Belfast in 1849 (she is recalled in the names of buildings, streets, bars, monuments, and other places around the city), and in the same year, the university opened under the name Queen's College. Nearly 40 years later, in 1888, Victoria granted Belfast its city charter. Today its population is nearly 300,000, tourist numbers have increased, and this dramatically transformed city is enjoying an unparalleled renaissance.This is all a welcome change from the period when news about Belfast meant reports about "the Troubles." Since the 1994 ceasefire, Northern Ireland's capital city has benefited from major hotel investment, gentrified quaysides (or strands), a sophisticated new performing arts center, and major initiatives to boost tourism. Although the 1996 bombing of offices at Canary Wharf in London disrupted the 1994 peace agreement, the ceasefire was officially reestablished on July 20, 1997, and this embattled city began its quest for a newfound identity.Since 2008, the city has restored all its major public buildings such as museums, churches, theaters, City Hall, Ulster Hall—and even the glorious Crown Bar—spending millions of pounds on its built heritage. A gaol that at the height of the Troubles held some of the most notorious murderers involved in paramilitary violence is now a major visitor attraction.Belfast's city center is made up of three roughly contiguous areas that are easy to navigate on foot. From the south end to the north, it's about an hour's leisurely walk.

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Excursions depuis Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast City and Hillsborough Castle

Discover a pair of Northern Ireland's most beautiful and historic government buildings during this splendid, half-day excursion including a visit to Hillsborough Castle and photo stop at Stormont.


Hillsborough Village

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30 minutes drive to the picturesque town of Hillsborough, Ulster's prettiest village. Upon arrival, see why this charming town has won numerous awards in the 'Ulster in Bloom' competition whilst marvelling at the floral displays and colourful facades.


Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Your first stop is at Hillsborough Castle, residence of the British Royal Family and visiting dignitaries. President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair met here on April 7, 2003, to discuss world affairs. During a guided visit to the late-18th century castle, learn about its many past occupants, including the Hill family, who held the title of Marquis of Downshire, and the Governours. Learn about the castle's role in more recent Northern Ireland history, and view many interesting pieces of furniture and works of art. Following your tour, some free time is made available to stroll through the magnificent gardens or explore the beautiful village of Hillsborough.


Stormont

Next, re-board your coach for the return drive to Belfast. En route, proceed for a photo stop at nearby Stormont, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. A symbol of progress to Northern Ireland's troubled past, the power sharing executive with responsibility for northern affairs rule from this impressive building, which boasts Portland stone and Mourne granite.

Once in Belfast City, from your motor coach, admire the many exuberant Victorian and Edwardian buildings, featuring elaborate sculptures over doors and windows. Stone-carved heads of gods, poets, scientists, kings and queens peer down from the high ledges of banks and old linen warehouses.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at Hillsborough Castle. Walking at Hillsborough Village is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Comfortable, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket or coat, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The tour sequence may vary.Hillsborough Castle may close to visitors at short notice if required for state visit or Governmental use

Belfast city highlights

Discover the splendid architecture, landmarks and storied history of Belfast during this picturesque orientation excursion through the city.


Belfast City Centre, Grand Opera House and Landmarks

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Belfast's City Centre, the central business district. Upon arrival, begin your narrated drive through the city, with photo stops along the way. Pass by the Grand Opera House, and Victorian and Edwardian buildings with elaborate sculptures over doors and windows, along with stone-carved heads of gods, poets, scientists, kings, and queens peering down from the high ledges of banks and old linen warehouses.


Botanic Gardens, Shankill Road, Falls Roads and Murals

From here, pass by Queen's University before stopping for a self-guided stroll through the Botanic Gardens. Located in these gardens is the Palm House, a superb structure of cast iron and curved glass panels built even before Kew Gardens opened in London in 1839. Leaving the Botanic Gardens, re-board your coach and drive to Shankill Road, an authentic working-class community, and the Falls Roads area, where murals on almost every gable wall tell the story of its violent past and hope for the future.


Cave Hill, Belfast Castle and Lough, Mac Art's Fort and Stormont

Your tour continues with a drive to Cave Hill for panoramic views overlooking Belfast Castle, one of the most celebrated landmarks of the city. The castle's presence is ingrained into Belfast's social history and culture. On its lower slopes, Belfast Castle boasts beautiful gardens and an adjoining country park. Don't miss the splendid views of Belfast Lough, and the city below you. Mac Art's Fort, a rock where united Irishmen planned the rebellion of 1795, overlooks the castle. After your photo stop at Cave Hill, re-board your coach and travel outside the city where a photo stop is made at Stormont, Northern Ireland's Parliament Building, which boasts Portland stone and Mourne granite. Your journey will then take you back to the port.


Your jourmey will then take you back to the port.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at the Botanic Gardens is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Comfortable, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket or coat, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Silver Shore Privato - Belfast by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

Explore Belfast at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Belfast by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Belfast at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Belfast by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Belfast at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Belfast by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Belfast at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Belfast City & Crumlin Road Gaol

Experience a taste of civilian and prison life from a bygone era during this scenic and informative, half-day excursion to Belfast City.


Belfast City Centre, Grand Opera House and Landmarks

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Belfast's City Centre, the central business district. Upon arrival, begin your narrated drive through the city, with photo stops along the way. Pass by the Grand Opera House, Albert Memorial Clock, City Hall, and Victorian and Edwardian buildings. These architectural gems feature elaborate sculptures over doors and windows, along with stone-carved heads of gods, poets, scientists, kings, and queens peering down from the high ledges of banks and old linen warehouses.


Queen's University, Shankill Road, Falls Roads and Murals

From here, pass by Queen's University, established in 1845 by Queen Victoria, Shankill Road, an authentic working-class community, and the Falls Roads area, where murals on almost every gable wall tell the story of its violent past and hope for the future. From here, proceed to the former Crumlin Road Gaol (Jail) for a guided tour and an introduction into prison life.


Crumlin Road Gaol

Over 20,000 prisoners made their way through here from 1845 onwards. The Gaol saw Belfast through the "Troubles" before it closed its doors as a working prison in 1996. Explore over 150 years of history with a Guided Tour of Belfast's Infamous Prison. Your first stop is Reception, the prisoner's introduction into prison life. It was here they were stripped and washed before becoming part of the prison system. Continue on to the Tunnel, which connects the Gaol with the Courthouse on the opposite side of the road. The four wings of the Gaol radiate out, and offer splendid vistas of exquisite, 19th-century Victorian architecture. From here, walk down C-wing to see the conditions under which prisoners lived. At the end of C-wing is the condemned man's cell. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and stairs to negotiate at the Crumlin Road Gaol. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Comfortable, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket or coat, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The tour sequence may vary. 2 parts of the Crumlin Road Gaol tour are not fully wheelchair accessible - the tunnel and the drop cell. Due to the building being a Grade A listed building they are unable to put lifts in these areas. There is a screen just outside the entrance to the tunnel that shows those guests unable to enter the tunnel what it is like inside and what is pointed out by the guide within the tunnel. The execution cell is accessible however the tour continues from there down the stairs to the drop cell and this part is inaccessible for wheelchair users due to the steps. These guests can remain at the execution cell and the tour will rejoin them within a few minutes and the guide will then explain the drop cell to the entire group.

Belfast Treasures and Titatic

Visit the great historical sights of Belfast. Beautiful Victorian Belfast is your destination today and your first stop is Titanic Belfast, a world class attraction dedicated to this marvelous ship. It is located right in the very Shipyard where Titanic was built. A panoramic drive through the city will introduce you to Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland.


Titanic Belfast

Depart port by motor coach and drive towards The Titanic Quarter of Belfast. Opened in March 2012, the Titanic Belfast, commemorates 100 years since the construction of the Titanic which was built in Belfast. On this self-guided tour of the Titanic Museum's nine interactive galleries which, with the use state-of the-art technology and design, tell the Titanic's story from conception to launch in Belfast. Learn about the thriving boom-town that Belfast was at the turn of the century. View a dramatic presentation of the shipyards and the Titanic under construction and be drawn into the stories of the passengers, the crew and the heroes of the day.


Depart Titanic Belfast and drive towards Belfast City Centre. In the motor coach you will pass along the city's major thoroughfares and past many of Belfast's imposing buildings.


Belfast Panoramic Tour

Enjoy a narrated city tour of Belfast City. Aboard your motor coach, take a look at a city of industry and elegance. Passing landmarks such as the Grand Opera House, the Albert Memorial Clock, Queen's University and the Botanical Gardens, guests will see Belfast's culture and history first-hand whilst also enjoying commentary from the local guide.


The tour concludes at the Belfast port where you will re-board the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking 1 mile (1.5 kilometres). While appropriate for those with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchairs, guests must be able to negotiate the steps getting on and off the coach and extensive walking around Titanic Belfast. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Belfast Black Taxi Tour

You will be taken on a tour by a local Black Taxi. These drivers are a gold mine of historical and anecdotal information related to history of Northern Ireland and will give you a personalized tour that will both inform and entertain. Belfast is a city best explored with those who have lived through its ups and downs and can share with you its wonderful secrets. Your excellent and informative driver takes you deep into the underbelly of the streets of Belfast with an exciting ride in the world famous Black Taxi.


Stormont Parliament Buildings

The Stormont Parliament Buildings are home to the newly formed Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly is the prime source of authority for all devolved responsibilities and has full legislative and executive authority. A brief stop at the gates of this historic edifice will be provide a photo opportunity.

McHugh's Pub

After visiting Stormont, proceed to the city centre where you get to visit McHugh's Pub for an Irish Coffee. Built more than 300 years ago, this traditional Irish pub is housed in one of the oldest remaining buildings in Belfast. Here, guests will enjoy a classic Irish coffee whilst taking in the rustic atmosphere.


Following this stop you will return to the ship.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. It involves a minimal amount of walking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. For guests wishing to purchase additional beverages, it is recommended to bring local currency (GBP) or a major US credit card (American Express not accepted). All drivers and vehicles are independently operated and as such there is no uniformity from their attire to the advertising they use on their vehicles

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Discover the history and grandeur of one of the most beautiful properties in Northern Ireland during this memorable, half-day excursion.


Mount Stewart House & Garden

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Mount Stewart House & Garden, the traditional Irish seat of the Stewart family since the mid-18th century. Unquestionably the jewel in the National Trust for Northern Ireland's crown, Mount Stewart House & Gardens has been painstakingly restored to its magnificent glory, and houses a large collection of rare items. Combined with one of the most notable gardens in the world, Mount Stewart offers a fascinating insight into the legacy of the Stewart family.


Mount Stewart House

Upon arrival, take a stroll through this wonderful house. The profusion of astrological designs, stained glass and marble is breath-taking, and embody the mystique and history of the house. The fine collections of full-length family portraits illustrate several hundred years of the family history. There is also some fine furniture, porcelain and paintings, including one by Stubbs of the racehorse, Hambletonian.


Mount Stewart Gardens

Next, indulge your senses with the natural beauty and vibrant colours of this splendid property during a stroll through the magnificent gardens. Planted in the 1920s, the gardens feature a magnificent collection of fine trees and rare shrubs from all over the world. Included are a secluded 'wee garden' to the south, a Victorian kitchen garden with glass pavilion, tall conifers, and a newly-planted Arboretum. The gardens also contain an unrivalled collection of rare and unusual plants, colourful parterres, and magnificent formal and informal vistas. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles (two kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and stairs at the venue. Walking at the Mount Stewart House & Gardens is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Amazing Antrim - Giant’s Causeway

The spectacular Antrim Coast and Giant's Causeway are the jewels in Northern Ireland's crown. From the rugged cliffs of the coast to the magical beauty of the Glens, here is the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer. Visit the Giants' Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where for centuries visitors have been intrigued by its mystery and majesty.

In your air conditioned coach, leave Belfast behind, and head north through quaint villages and verdant countryside. Travel to the Port town of Larne and where you will join the spectacular Antrim Coast road. Continue onwards through the picturesque villages of Ballygalley and Glenarm to Cushendall, known as the "Capital of the Glens". En route, a stop is made for tea or coffee and light snack at Londonderry Arms.


Giant's Causeway's

Onwards along the scenic coast road where a stop will be made at the viewing point overlooking Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge, spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep, its construction once consisted of a single rope handrail and widely spaced slats, which the fishermen would traverse across to catch salmon off the island.

Continue onto the Giant's Causeway's 40,000 stone uniform columns, formed millions of years ago with the cooling of molten lava. Exploring the cobblestone-like paths, it is easy to see why the Giant's Causeway is a World Heritage Site, a National Site and a National Nature Reserve. After leaving the Giant's Causeway board the coach for a short transfer to a local establishment where you will enjoy a in a delicious lunch.


Dunluce Castle

After lunch, travel to the ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo stop. Dating to the 13th century, the castle has long since lost its roof however, its two large drum towers and many of the walls remain intact. The Castle's windswept location on the Craggy Coast makes it a truly awe-inspiring vantage point.

After enjoying this beautiful sight return to Belfast Port on the motorway running through the scenic inland countryside.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres). It is not suitable for guest with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair as there are slippery and uneven surfaces to navigate. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Shuttle bus from the visitor's center to the causeway stones is included but is not exclusive to Silversea. The tour sequence may vary.

Belfast’s Hidden Story

Explore the history, landmarks and culture of Belfast during this entertaining, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Belfast City, Grand Opera House, Albert Memorial, City Hall, and Queens University

Depart the pier for the short drive to Belfast City, the central business district. Upon arrival, begin your narrated drive through the city. Pass by the Grand Opera House, Albert Memorial, City Hall and Queens University, established in 1845 by Queen Victoria. Marvel at Victorian and Edwardian buildings with elaborate sculptures over doors and windows, along with stone-carved heads of gods, poets, scientists, kings, and queens peering down from the high ledges of banks and old linen warehouses.


Shankill Road, Falls Roads, Murals and Crumlin Road Gaol

Next, drive towards Shankill Road, an authentic working-class community, and the Falls Roads area, where political murals on almost every gable wall tell the story of its violent past and hope for the future. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and proceed past the former Crumlin Road Gaol (Jail), where over 20,000 prisoners made their way through from 1845 until its closure in 1996.


Irish Cultural Show with Stories, Singing and Dancing

Following your city tour, head to a local venue for refreshments accompanied by a lively and entertaining cultural show. Journey in your mind's eye through the hidden backstreets and lost lanes of Belfast as world champion Irish dancers and musicians perform for your viewing pleasure, and invite you to try your hand at sean-nós and céilí dancing to the local melodies and street songs of old. With dancing, stories, songs and music played with the harp, uilleann pipes, bodhrán, guitar, flute, fiddle, concertina, and whistles, there is something special for everyone in this unique cultural experience. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, one flight to access the venue (lift access is available, but must be requested in advance), three steps in some parts of the main body of the venue and one flight down to the basement venue. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Warm, comfortable clothing, a waterproof jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.

Traditional Irish Bread Making

Discover the secret to traditional Irish bread-making during this memorable, half-day cooking excursion at a private home.


Belfast, County Down and Strangford Lough

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive south towards Strangford Lough. The patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, is said to have sailed into this large, 58-square-mile (about 150-square-kilometre) inlet, located in County Down, Northern Ireland. An area of outstanding beauty, Strangford Lough is home to over 2,000 marine species.


Private Home Visit

A visit is made to the home of Tracey Jeffrey, an 18th-century thatched cottage located on the banks of Strangford Lough. Tracey is a qualified teacher, trainer and pattissiere. She lived in France for many years, perfecting the art of patisserie-making along the way. Today, she shares her experiences through baking classes in her home utilising local produce.


Interactive Bread-Making Class

Upon arrival, proceed for an interactive bread-making lesson with Tracey's expert bread-baker, Fred. Quality ingredients play an important part in the baking class today, so watch and learn how Fred makes the perfect blend to create delicious bread. Along the way, you are invited to try your hand at traditional bread-making, too. Afterward, relax and enjoy some tea or coffee with the tasty treats that you have helped to prepare. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board the coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, at times over uneven and gravel surfaces, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Warm, comfortable clothing, a waterproof jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. This tour does not operate on Sundays. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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