The Best of Belfast walking tour is the perfect introduction to Belfast. Discover our street art, architecture, history and unique stories.

‘Best of Belfast’ is our new walking tour for 2021

Led by one of our expert local guides, this tour starts and finishes at our iconic City Hall. This tour is the perfect two hour introduction to Belfast and its unique past. You will discover fantastic street art, beautiful architecture, amazing history and the unique stories of Belfast’s citizens throughout the centuries.  

You will find out where Belfast first got its name over 1,300 years ago. You’ll visit historic buildings such as the St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Customs House, Exchange Rooms and Kelly’s Cellars. And you will hear stories of some of the most intriguing people who called Belfast their home over the centuries.  Their goals, desires and their determination to make Belfast a better place during years of turmoil are powerful and enthralling. You will find out about the charitable 19th century baker Barney Hughes as well as one of the most powerful equal rights campaigners in our history (her story really is our favourite!). And there is so much more besides!

City Hall, which you will see on the Best of Belfast walking tour
The Big Fish, which you will see on the Best of Belfast walking tour
Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter, which you will see on the Best of Belfast walking tour

See the city’s landmarks

The tour will also take you through the cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter. You will stroll beside the waterfront with views of the river Lagan and over to the iconic yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath. They stand in the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago.  After that, explore the historic Entries at the heart of the city centre and see how they have now been turned into an outdoor art gallery.

Stops also include landmarks such as the Salmon of Knowledge, the Beacon of Hope and the Spirit of Belfast. You can marvel at the best public art in the city while hearing their hidden stories and alternative names.

Finishing your tour at the Titanic Memorial back at City Hall. The entire walk is less than 2 miles and with 14 stops on the tour. We promise an experience which will broaden your horizons, open your mind and (if you take note of our favourite spots for food and drink) satisfy your body afterwards too!

The River Lagan which you will see on the Best of Belfast walking tour
High Street, which you will see on the Best of Belfast walking tour
Saint Annes in the Cathedral Quarter, which you will see on the Best of Belfast walking tour

What we offer

  • Scheduled tours run every day starting at 10.00am.

  • High quality Vox tour guide audio systems are available on all tours to guarantee an exceptional experience for all guests.

  • Our starting point is the front gates of Belfast City Hall.

  • Your guide will be wearing a black jacket or t-shirt with the DC Tours logo on the left breast.

  • The tour covers 1.75 miles and lasts 2 hours.

  • It finishes where it started, at City Hall.

  • All tours run come rain or shine. Guests should wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella just in case.

  • The tour is wheelchair accessible. Belfast City Centre is completely flat, so no hills or steps are involved.

  • The tour operates all year, with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and July 12th public holiday.

  • Tickets cost £18 per person for all ages 12 and up. (You do not need to buy a ticket for children under 12 unless you want them to have an audio headset during the tour).

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