Belfast City Sightseeing Tour is on an an open deck bus that allows you the option to hop on and off the bus at the various designated attractions it stops at throughout the city. Tours are given by a qualified local guide and are fully narrated, with a live commentary, they are a comprehensive tour of the city that offers you the opportunity to explore the different areas and districts of this historic and interesting city, as well as historic landmarks. If you choose to stay on the bus the tour takes about an hour and a half. There are seats downstairs under cover if you do not want to brave the elements. Tours operate seven days a week and tickets are valid for 48 hours.
Tours depart from Castle Place in Belfast city centre but you can commence the tour from any stop along the route, there are twenty stops in total. Tours are offered in six languages by means of a head set, languages available are English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Mandarin. Tours commence at 10.00am daily and operate every 30-60 minutes.
The stops along the route include the Titanic Quarter, the City Centre, the Cathedral Quarter, the Queens Quarter, the Falls and Shankill Road. Throughout you will see stunning architecture, feats of engineering such as the world recognised, giant H&W Cranes and the world famous Belfast murals on the Falls and Shankill roads.
This all encompassing tour is the best way to learn all about this intriguing historic city, especially if you are short on time. You get to learn a lot more than you would from a guide book, as the guides have their own stories and experiences to share with you, you will find them to be engaging and knowledgeable. You can then determine what areas/attractions you want to discover more about. Your Belfast visit will be the richer because of it.