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School Day Excursions

The Titanic Exhibition

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.

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HMS Caroline

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.

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St Patrick

The Saint Patrick Centre

Discover the wonders of the Medieval town of Downpatrick and the Saint Patrick Centre to learn the fascinating story of how the three apostles of Ireland who are buried there (Saint Patrick, Saint Bridget and Saint Columba) were either Scottish, or the first to bring Christianity to Scotland.

You will be guided from Belfast to the Saint Patrick Centre, with its interactive galleries and IMAX to learn the story of Patrick the Scot, visit the Medieval Cathedral of Down, where the Saints are buried, explore the High Cross Exhibition at Down Country Museum and view the beautiful site of St Patrick's first church in Ireland at Saul, before leaving Downpatrick with the guide, back to Belfast.

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St Patrick

Transport

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.

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For further information, for a quotation or to make a booking

Call 01292 288 100 or email info@doddsoftroon.com

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