Explore Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic experience. The adventure begins the moment you walk into the building's giant atrium, surrounded by four ship-hull-shaped wings. Journey through nine large galleries of the state-of-the-art interactive exhibition to uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
Learn about turn-of-the-century Belfast as a thriving boom town, and take a thrilling tour through dramatic presentations of the shipyards and Titanic under construction. Watch her launch from the slipways, and explore the luxurious craftsmanship of the interiors. Go deep into the stories of the passengers, crew and heroes of the day.
Relive the drama of her tragic end and see the wreck at her resting place on the ocean floor. Voyage to the bottom of the North Atlantic in the Ocean Exploration Centre, with live links to contemporary undersea explorations.
Compliment your trip to Belfast and see the Titanic locations and Harbour from the water by sailing with the Lagan Boat Company, established in 1998.
See and hear more about Belfast and its illustrious past and future from water. The Guided Titanic Harbour Boat Tour tells the ever changing story of Belfast's rich maritime heritage and industry and how the Port has developed and changed from its industrial ship building roots to a major tourist attraction. It embraces the RMS Titanic story both old and new, and allows you to view the Titanic Quarter from the water.Contact for quotation
Titanic's Dock and Pump-House comprises of a seven-acre scheduled monument site which includes the Thompson Dry Dock and its associated Pump-House.
The Pump-House was once the beating heart of Harland & Wolff’s operation during the construction of the great White Star Liners - Britannic, Olympic and most famously the RMS Titanic. The Thompson Dock itself is the footprint of Titanic and provides an amazing representation of the scale of the ship. Today the Pump-House comprises of a Visitor Centre & Cafe with daily guided tours in operation - the only publicly accessible intact piece of the Titanic's great legacy which is open in the city of her birthplace, Belfast.
There will be an interactive audio visual display. The tour guide will give visitors an in-depth understanding of the story of the dock, having special access inside the Pump-House to meet the ‘Apprentice’, and will walk along the full length of the dock to truly capture the size and scale of the Titanic, where they can also view the caisson gate.
(Some of the ground surface can be uneven, please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Male, female, disabled toilets facilities are provided on site).
Highlights of the tour include:
During her career, HMS Caroline protected trade by undertaking regular North Sea patrols in WW1 and saw action at the Battle of Jutland. With the end of World War I, HMS Caroline was recommissioned for service on the East Indies Station and in 1924 was moved to Belfast Docks to become the static, floating headquarters of the newly formed Ulster Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. She is the last remaining British WW1 light cruiser still afloat and the sole survivor of the Battle of Jutland.
On the outbreak of WWII in 1939, HMS Caroline became a depot ship to an anti-submarine striking force of patrol vessels. Caroline provided signal and cypher facilities to her attached light craft and as the war developed, Belfast soon came to play a vital part in the Battle of the Atlantic.
In 1943, HMS Caroline became the strategic operations base for a force of Destroyers and Corvettes protecting convoys in the North Atlantic. Operations were planned and conducted directly from Caroline. At the end of WWII Caroline was once again paid off into the Ulster Division of the Royal Navy reserve until 2009. At the time of her decommissioning in 2011, she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service.
A great, historic addition to the day.Contact for quotation
After joining at your selected pick up point travel by coach to Loch Ryan Port at Cairnryan to connect with StenaLine sailing to Belfast.
There is a choice of two daily sailings to and from Belfast.
Cairnryan to Belfast 07.30hrs OR 11.30hrs
Belfast to Cairnryan 15.30hrs OR 19.30hrs
You will then board one of the largest ferries ever to sail between Scotland and Northern Ireland, Stena Superfast VII or Stena Superfast VIII. These sister ships travel from Cairnryan to Belfast with a crossing time of only 2 hours 15 minutes.
The bright, spacious ships make it easy for you to travel in comfort, with all the onboard facilities at hand to make your journey as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Onboard Dining Excellent choices of food to eat. A group booking can be made - menu choice and prices available on request.
Onboard Entertainment Fun activities for children from soft play adventure to Playstation 3s.
Onboard Shop A wide selection of goods are available in the onboard shop from perfume and jewellery to souvenirs and confectionary.