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Belfast and Beyond

Designed as a car-free short break ideal for the first time visitor to Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s capital has transformed itself over the past decade into a city of irrepressible energy and is now one of the island’s most sophisticated cities; it’s also an ideal base from which to explore some of the must see places in the area. This holiday has been designed specially for those who prefer not to drive during their stay in Ireland, using Belfast as a base. The new Titanic Visitor Experience, a stunning piece of modern design, acts as a commemoration and interpretation centre of the tragedy.

You will also have a private political taxi tour of the famous murals, and a chance to understand some of the more recent history of the city. Finally your break will include a day tour to the unmissable Giants Causeway.


At A Glance

Best Time To Go

Year round - makes a cosy and dramatic winter break

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Prices From

£255

No of Nights

3

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Details

Your hotel is a locally-owned guesthouse close to the University area, a mere 10 minute walk from the city centre.  This AA four star rated accommodation comes highly recommended for offering great value for money and a comfortable base from which to enjoy the city.  There is a light and airy breakfast room and, within a few minutes’ walk, a host of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets – as they say  “in Belfast the craic is never far away”.

What to see and do

The city is compact and easy to get around on foot or public transport.  Although there has been much new development in the city, there is still a genuine heritage and a truly warm welcome for visitors.  The Cathedral quarter is the historic cultural heartland of the city, whereas the Titanic Quarter of east Belfast – where the legendary liner was built – is full of reminders of a proud maritime and industrial past.  As well as the Titanic Visitor Experience, must-see destinations range from the grand Victorian City Hall, to Stormont, the home of government; from the Ulster Museum – where the Girona exhibition of Spanish Armada Gold is unmissable – to the historic pubs, such as the Crown Liquor saloon – a rather unique National Trust property.

The best way to experience any city is in the company of a local and this holiday includes a private guided city tour with one of Belfast’s famous black-taxi drivers.

Outside Belfast

The world famous Giants Causeway is just one part of the beautiful North Antrim coast, which also boasts numerous sandy beaches, dramatic headlands and small coastal villages, as well as the pretty glens of Antrim, carved in the ice age and sweeping down to the sea.  Just outside the city the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum combines a 170 acre open air folk museum, giving a fascinating insight into life in Ulster in the early 20th century, with Ireland’s largest transport collection – including diverse pieces from steam engines to a DeLorean on display.

Your holiday will also include a day trip by mini-coach, in a small group, to explore some highlights of the Antrim Coast including the Giants Causeway.


Location

Map Belfast-&-Beyond

Based in Belfast, and including a day tour of the north Antrim coast.


Pricing

£255 per person for January, February, November & December, £265 per person for March, April & October, £275 per person for May to September.

Prices are per person based on two sharing a double or twin room for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis, and include tickets to the  Titanic Visitor Experience, a private black taxi political tour of the city and a small group tour to the north coast including the Giants Causeway.

Travel to Ireland

We would be delighted to book your travel to Ireland for this holiday.

The most convenient ferry routes are the direct sailings from Stranraer to Belfast – with Stranraer connected by train with Glasgow, and via Carlisle with England. There is also an overnight ferry from Liverpool to Belfast.

There are also numerous direct flight connections to both Belfast airports from many UK airports including London, Birmingham, Bristol,  Cardiff,  Leeds,  Liverpool,  Luton, Southampton,  Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

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We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.

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