Belfast City Walking Tour

Belfast City Walking Tour

£20/person
3 Hours 4-10 People All Weather Walking

Belfast City Walking Tour

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, with a population of almost 300,000 by far its largest city. The name originates from the Gaelic - Beál Feirste which means Mouth of the River Farset / Sandy Ford or Sandbank. The earliest evidence of human activity can be traced back to almost 5000 years ago at the Giant’s Ring (on the outskirts of Belfast where there is a dolmen and a 200m wide prehistoric enclosure from)* the Neolithic period. Fast-forwarding to the 6th Century it was already known as a modest settlement, a crossing on the banks of the River Farset which nowadays flows beneath the streets of the city before joining the River Lagan the boundary between 2 counties - Co Antrim & Co Down. The city did not grow in prominence until the latter half of the 18th century, the industrial heritage expanded over the 19th century with the arrival of major industries such as shipbuilding, linen production, rope making, tobacco manufacturing, cotton and paper mills to name but a few, it received city status in 1888 under the reign of Queen Victoria and is essentially a Victorian City. In this new Millennium Belfast has been a popular destination as a city break. For those who like to explore on foot Belfast is small enough to divide up into manageable sections which can be explored over a long weekend. It has a Giant Spirit, you will find a warm welcome from big hearted people who have the wit and the charm to draw visitors back to this city time and time again. You find yourself close to nature with sea views, surrounded by hills and mountains, there are plenty of green parks and spaces to enjoy within the city limits. The citizens of Belfast have always been hard working and inventive, however they share their time and their knowledge enthusiastically and visitors will be fascinated by many of our venues such as Belfast City Hall, St Anne’s & St Peter’s Cathedrals, The Crumlin Road Gaol, Titanic Belfast, Custom House Square, Queen’s University situated a stone’s throw from the amazing Botanic Gardens. You will be captivated by the wonderful locally farmed produce on the menus of the eateries, the pub scene featuring a wide range of live music, the little passageways known as “The Entries” which lead between streets in the oldest part of this maritime city. Belfast is a fascinating combination of the old and the new, it embraces the future that lies ahead and looks back at its chequered history, so do yourself a favour and book a tour for a deeper insight to this unique city.

FRENCH SPEAKING TOUR

Donna is fluent in French and will deliver the entire tour in French if necessary, Other Languages always available.

FOOD & CIDER TOURS

We have made arrangements with Local Armagh Apple Orchards and Cider Manufacturers to facilitate Tours on the premises.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE

Donna has been fully Qualified since 1997 and has held the Blue Badge accreditation since then, Fully insured

MULTILINGUAL TOUR

We have Multilingual Tour Guide operators who work with us, available in French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Italian & Cantonese.

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