5 ways to see Belfast city

Titanic Belfast

Whether you’re speeding around the Titanic Quarter or taking a leisurely stroll around Belfast harbour, Belfast is a city worth exploring. Here are five ways that you can see the city…

1 Take a Black Taxi

Belfast Black Taxi Tours are one of the best ways to see Belfast and to learn about the city’s past. The drivers of these taxis are experts on the city and are always full of chat, local tidbits and fun facts to bring the tumultuous history of Northern Ireland to life.

Sign up for a tour, and you’ll be guided through the city’s famous murals, resplendent works of art that tell the story of the city. From the story of Titanic Belfast to the more recent artworks that consider the Troubles, you’ll walk away from a Black Taxi Tour having learned more than you ever expected – without even realizing it!

2 Bob across Belfast Harbour

If you want a city break where you can feel the wind in your hair and sea spray in your face, Belfast is the answer to your prayers. Take a trip to Belfast Lough and climb aboard Belfast Sea Safari’s boat for an entirely different view of the city.

As you cruise around the lough, you’ll visit the spot where Titanic was first set afloat, as well as following the route she took out of Belfast Harbour. Get up close and personal with the HMS Caroline, a First World War Naval Ship, and keep your eyes peeled for friendly seals.

3 Hop on and hop off a double-decker bus tour

Belfast is a compact city but there's a lot to see. So there’s no better way to explore it than by a tour on a double-decker bus! You’ll see the best of the city, including visits to Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast Castle, Titanic Quarter and more. But it’s the tour guides that make this bus tour special. They can tell you all you need to know about Belfast's history, as well as offering great tips on where to go for a yummy bite to eat. 

The best thing about the tour? If you want to explore the sights up close, you can hop on and hop off whenever you like in a 72 hour period. Just show your ticket, and join the tour again!

4 Grab a taste of the city on the Belfast Bred Food Tour

If you’re a foodie of any sort, the Belfast Bred Food Tour is for you. Part performance, part guided tour, Belfast Bred takes you on a trip around the city that’s also a race against time…but we won’t spoil it any further. The tour introduces you to some of Northern Ireland’s culinary delights, from caviar to chocolate, along with some of the city’s famous eateries, including the iconic St George’s Market, a Belfast institution that dates back to 1604. The best part of the Belfast Bred Tour, though? Well, that has to be the mouth-watering free samples at every stop…

5 Put the pedal to the metal on a city bike tour

Want to get to know the city as fast as you can? Belfast City Bike Tours are a great way to see Belfast at a speedier pace, perfect for those who’ve just dropped into Belfast for the weekend!

The guided tours take riders all around the city in small groups, and showcase the best of Belfast: where to eat, where to drink and where to head to when night falls. Belfast City Bike Tours offer six different routes around the city, so you can pick one that suits you: there’s even a route that takes you to an award-winning Brewing Company by the shores of the Lagan.

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