Belfast City Tour on Bicycle

Belfast City Tour on Bicycle
Price: $56.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedCoffee
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing for bicycle riding, a cap, sunglasses, sports shoes and sunscreen.
RestrictionsGuests must be capable of riding a bicycle.
Tour Details

Belfast City Tour on Bicycle

Hop on a California Cruiser bicycle to navigate the city known as Linenopolis due to its linen production in the 19th Century, to being an urban center of strife known as the Troubles from 1969 to 1998. Belfast's motto is Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus, Latin for what shall we give in return for so much, and that is what you will experience on this bike tour: so much, since you'll see the real Belfast most visitors don't get the chance to experience.

Begin your tour in the Cathedral Quarter, which in recent years has become the cultural hub of the city. So named for its proximity to St. Anne's Cathedral, this section of Belfast is comprised of beautiful public squares, outdoor performance venues, pubs, shopping areas, and the glorious Cathedral Gardens.

You can't miss St. Anne's Cathedral, which oddly serves two dioceses, conceived by Sir Thomas Drew and consecrated in 1904. Atop its roof is the 40 meter (131 ft) Spire of Hope (lit at night), and on the side of the Cathedral is the giagantic Celtic Cross. In the vicinity are the Writer's and Custom's House Squares, which host street performances, food carnivals, and theatrical events.

You'll also see small treasures that make great photos, such as the Sheep on the Road, a bronze lifesize sculpture of a forlorn shepherd and six sheep finished in 1991, and the the Big Fish, a 10 meter (33 ft) long ceramic tiled fish sculpture looking out over the Lagan River. It also acts as storage for a time capsule.

On this half day excursion, you will be able to ride into areas where other modes of transport could not attempt to enter. This allows you to see the real Belfast and get away from the typical tourist sites. The sites expose their tales of both the best and worst of times.

Of course, one is not expected to pedal for the entire time. A 20 minute coffee break will be included during your tour.

After a relaxing ride through the City of the River's Mouth, you will return to your port feeling both free and invigorated. Book this Belfast bike tour today for a rejuvenating Ireland excursion.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Coffee
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing for bicycle riding, a cap, sunglasses, sports shoes and sunscreen.
Restrictions
Guests must be capable of riding a bicycle.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent tour
September 18, 2019
It was the highlight of our holiday. We were taken to parts of Belfast that most tourists don't visit. We stopped for coffee and home baked treats at a local shop. Loved it.
Reviewer: Nicole
5 Stars
city tour on bicycle
June 12, 2019
we had the best time with our guide. He was excellent and we were impressed by all the places we went too. He even added places to our tour.
Reviewer: gladys russell
5 Stars
Perfect way to see Belfast
June 11, 2018
Had trouble finding our guide at the port but once we met up it was very enjoyable. There was only 4 of us which was nice. Easy pace and perfect amount of breaks. Lots of sights and information. Would recommend.
Reviewer: Kay bailey
5 Stars
Great Trip
June 27, 2017
Enjoyed the bike tour greatly. Guide was knowledgeable and engaging. wonderful tour at a reasonable cost.
Reviewer: Colleen Byam
5 Stars
Belfast City Bicycle tour
June 16, 2017
This was a great tour! Our guide was knowledgable, and we saw so much of Belfast! This was a highlight of our visit and I would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Lory Harper
5 Stars
Belfast City Tour on Bicyle
June 08, 2017
Our guide was terrific and very knowledgeable. The tour was interesting and fun too! Biking is very popular there so getting around the city and outskirts was no problem. Definitely would recommend this.
Reviewer: Louis Suarez
5 Stars