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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. Explore the museum which expands over 9 galleries and draws together special effects, dark rides, and full-scale reconstructions. Use interactive features so you can truly explore the Titanic story in an insightful light. Learn about 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 is now layered across 40,000 hexagonal columns stretching for a distance of over 6 kilometers (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 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.  

Derry/Londonderry: Attractions Pass

4. Derry/Londonderry: Attractions Pass

See the very best of the Walled City, Derry~Londonderry with an official sightseeing Visit Derry Pass. Get entry to 10 city centre attractions for one great price, on a one or two day pass. Learn about the fascinating history on a walking tour and take in some of the iconic attractions, all included with your Visit Derry Pass. Embark on a Bogside History Walking Tour, or a Martin McCrossan City Walking Tour. Explore the City and simply get your pass scanned at each attraction you wish to visit. Go to the Saint Columba Heritage Centre, Siege Museum, St Augustine's Church, St Columb's Cathedral, St Eugene's Cathedral, The Guildhall, The Museum of Free Derry and the Tower Museum.

Giant's Causeway: Private History and Heritage Walking Tour

5. Giant's Causeway: Private History and Heritage Walking Tour

Visit the Giant's Causeway, one of Ireland’s biggest attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the basalt rock formations and see why people have been visiting since the 17th century. Tour the site with a local guide whose family has worked in the area for nearly 130 years. Meet your guide and listen to the interesting history and heritage of the Giant's Causeway. Hear how friends and neighbors developed the local tourism industry and set the standards of Irish hospitality. Be introduced to the people from the Causeway and have an intimate connection through storytelling. Follow your guide as they show you around the site, including a tour of the National Trust Visitor Centre. Hear legends and tricks of the trade that have made the local tourism industry what it is today.

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What people are saying about Northern Ireland

Mark and Vedran were simply the best. Mark was the tour guide and he was able to provide deeply insightful facts and funny curiosities about Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the divide between both countries. He told us the tale of Finn McCool and how the Giant's Causeway came to be (we preferred the mythical tale over the scientific one). We couldn't ask for a better tour guide, always cracking a joke and being extremely friendly the entirety of the tour. Vedran was all-around an excellent driver, driving for more than 7 hours throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, keeping everyone safe. We couldn't ask more value from our money than this.

Delayed arrival in Belfast. Drove straight to Titanic experience. Parked the car in underground car park and then took escalator straight into the experience, which didn't disappoint. We visited on 27th May 2022 and were lucky not to experience any queues. If we had known we would have booked the audio tour option, but that didn't detract from our experience.

The whole experience is great. Although we know about the Titanic´s tragedy and that lives were lost, we have an experience focused more on tell us about Belfast history at that time, the ship construction and all that would envolve constructing and launching a huge ship as she was.

The suggested 2 hours really isn't enough, if your planning to read everything it's a much longer time needed. Also if your visiting the ship do that early as we missed going due to not knowing it closes earlier

Fantastic tour, we had a great time and staff excellent.