Departing Dublin’s fair city and it was onwards to the North of Ireland. A wonderful tour lied ahead, with a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new ‘Peace Highway’. The drive up was broken up by an interesting and lovely little stop at Monasterboice!
After stories en route we were taken off the highway and down the much less beaten path to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. We saw a real 10th century round tower and learn how Irish ancestors took refuge from the Vikings.
We were also able to touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century.
Arriving in lovely Belfast we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME.
We took this free time for lunch and some shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area. Excellent shops, which were much cheaper than Dublin!
The Titanic Experience
We departed the city centre and the bus took us to the docks to visit Belfast’s Number 1 tourist attraction, the Titanic Experience! We were taken on an amazing journey, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, and her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise.
This is one of the world’s most famous visitor attractions.
After crossing the border the bus drove through the rolling countryside of County Louth. A comfort stop en-route was made and then it was a pleasant short drive back to Dublin.