How do we have the best shore excursions?
Diamond Chauffeurs Ireland offer opportunities for the day trip shore / cruise audience. We select the highest quality and best shore excursions delivered by local experts for our clients and customers. Our cruise excursions packages allow you to travel in small groups offering a more personalized experience. We will tailor a tour to suit your interests, you can also call for advice or use the contact page on our website.
Cruise ship shore excursions Belfast
This is a bespoke Belfast City Tour from the cruise ship that will take you to the attractions that Belfast city offers. The tour will cover all aspects of Belfast’s complex history including Titanic Belfast, Harland Wolff & the Maritime Mile.
It’s all happening in Belfast these days, with world-class attractions, great visitor accommodation, fantastic shopping, excellent restaurants and brilliant nightlife. And with the visitors, the accolades are coming too. In 2017 the city won the Rising Star award in the National Geographical Traveller Reader Awards. Lonely Planet named Belfast joint number-one region to visit in 2018 (along with the Causeway Coastal Route), and Conde Nast Traveller magazine has put us in the top 10 must-see UK cities.
Then of course there’s Titanic Belfast, a truly world class visitor experience named after the worlds most famous liner, RMS Titanic, which was built on this very spot.
Named best European attraction and worlds leading tourist attraction in 2016, it has already welcomed over three million visitors. From the emerging cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter to the bourgeoning Titanic Quarter, Belfast is a modern European City that excites, with a non-stop energy and above all, a distinctive spirit.
Titanic Belfast & Hicksons Point
No other Titanic experience comes close. Titanic Belfast is the largest and most authentic Titanic experience in the world and is located right were the famous liner was built and launched over 100 years ago. Titanic Belfast was voted the Worlds Leading Visitor Attraction in 2016. The attraction offers superb levels of service within state of the art facilities, in natural daylight you will have superb views of Belfast Lough and Cave Hill beyond.
Guests can walk through the atmospheric Titanic Galleries, learning about its creation and Belfast maritime heritage. Programmed enhancements include afternoon tea in the Titanic suit and Discovery Tours of the slipways where the Titanic was built.
Hicksons Point Is inspired by one of the first ship builders in Belfast and offers an authentic
1900’s shipyard public house setting. Located on the spot where Titanic was built and where Titanic Belfast stands today, this space offers an authentic shipyard experience, traditional hospitality and entertainment.
There are afternoons of whiskey tasting, storytelling from the era of the Titanic shipyard builders, tasty heritage food and dancing to traditional music. It’s a place for all the senses and all the feels.
The smaller ship that served as a tender to Titanic is the last remaining White Star Line ship and a piece of unique maritime heritage located within walking distance of Titanic Belfast.
Guests can cross the gangway as a first class passenger, be warmly welcomed to a champagne reception by the famous charter Molly Brown, and followed by a White Star Line dining experience. Some afternoons end with a traditional ceilidh.
Harbouring thoughts of an inspired venue? Try HMS Caroline. Built in 1914, HMS Caroline is the only survivor from the worlds fiercest naval battle, the Battle of Jutland and its now a floating museum at Belfast docks, a place where shipmates can experience life as a sailor over 100 years ago. Belfast Maritime.
The team at HMS Caroline can create a super programme whether it’s an event in the engine room or a high-energy scavenger hunt throughout the ship. For a truly unique experience, they can plan in a tour with a local who worked on-board or a behind the scenes experience with the ship keeper.
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Just 15 minutes from the center of Belfast, this huge outdoors allows visitors to experience life as their Northern Irish ancestors would have over 100 years ago. Sit next to a peat fire in an old cottage, try out traditional crafts, attend the strict nineteenth century school, walk the cobbled high street, and encounter locals dressed in period costume. You can also hop aboard spectacular locomotives from bygone eras or view an iconic DeLorean.
In addition to the Folk Museum and Transport Galleries, there’s Cultra Manor, with grand rooms, original period features and awe-inspiring views. Guests can arrive by period transport and enjoy a vintage afternoon tea on the terrace, lawn games and traditional entertainment. Or they can arrive at the Irish Railway Gallery on a steam train direct from Belfast Central Station before moving down onto the central turntable for a dining experience like no other, or even a traditional ceilidh evening. Belfast Maritime.