Self Guided Tours

Self Guided Tours

The DC Tours App is now available for both IOS and Android. Simply download our free app from the App Store or Google Play and then choose a tour.

Self guided audio tours let you explore Belfast and beyond at your own pace. They are packed with historical information, pictures, audio and even video. And the gps mapping system allows you to take total control of your experience.

How does it work?

Simply download our free app from the App Store or Google Play and search for ‘DC Tours Belfast’. Then choose from the range of free and premium tours in the menu! Once you have paid for the tour, just download it to your device and you’ll be ready to go.

The West Belfast Self Guided Tour – ‘West Belfast: Peacewalls, Murals and More’

Our first self-guided tour is: ‘West Belfast: Peacewalls, Murals and More’. It’s an indepth overview of the history of the Troubles in West Belfast. It perfectly complements ‘A History of Terror’, our guided city centre walking tour and costs just £9.99.  The tour is available in English, French and Spanish.

There are over 30 stops across West Belfast along a suggested 2.5 hour route. You’ll visit 16 of the most famous murals, memorial gardens and peacewalls in the Falls and Shankill districts. It is an indispensable companion for anyone venturing into West Belfast to discover the stories of its streets and communities.

Listen to a sample – here’s the introduction to West Belfast: Peacewalls, Murals & More

The ‘Best of Belfast City Trail’

The ‘Best of Belfast City Trail’ has 31 stops, all in the city centre. It focuses on our city’s greater history and culture, its people, art and architecture. There’s a bit about the Troubles and the Titanic too, of course!  The full trail is 3 miles and lasts just over 2.5 hours, making it a perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon in Belfast.  The tour is available in English, French and Spanish and costs £9.99.

Belfast City Hall

The ‘Queens Quarter Walking Trail’

The Queen’s Quarter Walking Trail explores the unique and fascinating heart of the University district in South Belfast.  This tour allows you to learn about the landmarks, people, architecture and stories of this wonderful part of the city. The entire tour is only a couple of miles in length and visits 23 stops. It should take around 2 and a half hours at an easy pace.  Price is £4.99.

Queens University

‘Your Belfast’

Our latest self-guided tour is ‘Your Belfast’, an immersive (and free) self-guided tour of Belfast city centre. At 8 locations and over a 1.5 mile trail it tells the story of Belfast and its people, architecture, shared history and spaces. You’ll also learn about the resilience and regeneration of the city and the unique spirit of its citizens.

Just open a stop and choose from audio, video or text to discover the hidden history that surrounds you. Then click on the hotspot button to access a panoramic photo with up to 10 embedded hotspots showing points of interest. These allow you to delve even deeper into the little-known stories and history of each location.

You’ll also find additional information about 18 great places to eat along the way, as well as 12 of our favourite historic Belfast pubs. You even get information on how to access our public bicycle network!

Created with the support of the Connected Places Catapult programme.

The ‘Titanic Quarter Trail On The Maritime Mile’

The Titanic Trail on the Maritime Mile is now available on our app. Totally free, it is the perfect way to discover Belfast’s maritime history and much more. From the sites of the first shipyards in the town to the film studios where Game Of Thrones was filmed, there is something for everyone, with 40 points of interest, from street art and sculptures to historic sites of maritime heritage.
The tour starts at the Titanic Memorial at Belfast City Hall and finishes at the Hamilton Dock in the Titanic Quarter. The suggested route is 2.5 miles long and should take no more than 2.5 hours to complete, with more stops in Sailortown too if you want to extend your stroll.

Titanica sculpture at the Titanic Building

The ‘Line of Duty Locations Trail’

Our ‘Line of Duty Locations Trail’ is a free tour for devotees of the hit BBC crime drama filmed in Belfast. This 90 minute self-guided audio tour takes you to 16 locations in the city centre where scenes from the show were shot between Series 2 and 6. The tour covers 2 miles and includes iconic locations and settings of some of the most dramatic moments from the show, along with a liberal amount of ‘Ted-isms thrown in too’.

If you’ve got a bit of time to kill but don’t want to break the bank this is the tour for you.

More Free Tours – the Cistercian monastery at Grey Abbey and Nendrum Celtic Christian Site

One hour, self-guided tours of the ancient monuments at Grey Abbey and Nendrum.  Packed full of information, pictures and audio from these archaeological sites located on Strangford Lough. Strangford is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles from Belfast.  Both tours can be accessed on location, or from the comfort of your own home for a virtual escape!


Why self guided tours?

  • The tours are packed full of historical information, pictures, audio and even video, and together with a gps mapping system allow you to take total control of your experience.

  • Simply start the tour and follow the directions on the map for a totally immersive Belfast experience with DC Tours as your personal guide.  Once downloaded to your phone you don’t need to be connected to the internet or have wifi to use the app.

  • You can even access the whole tour from the comfort of your own home, without having to be at the location, making it a perfect guide for helping you prepare for your trip too.

  • You can never be late for our self-guided tour, it never sells out and it won’t break the bank!

With our self-guided tours you can:

  • Start and finish the tour at any time and any location you want.

  • Explore the city in a private group or by yourself, without the need for a guide or to be in a taxi or on a bus with other travellers.

  • Access the very highest quality of expert information at a much lower cost than a custom or private tour.

  • Pause the tour at any point if there is a museum or cultural centre you want to explore, café or bar you want to stop at or shop you want to visit, or to just take a break and enjoy your surroundings for a while.

  • Have a lasting souvenir of your trip which you can relive at any time.

  • Be totally contactless while practicing social distancing!

Use our app to plan your trip!

Use our app to plan your trip!

Simply download our free app from the App Store or Google Play and then choose a tour. You can use the app to plan your trip from anywhere in the world or as a self guided tour when you visit Belfast.

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