- Return Rail Travel
- Reserved Seats on the train
- Belfast City Tour
- Admission Titanic Visitor Centre
WHAT TO EXPECT
Travel North by Train
A day tour to the northern capital enjoying the Enterprise Express train to Belfast and then a Hop On-Hop Off City Sightseeing tour of all the cities major attractions including the Titanic Quarter and the newly opened Crumlin Road Jail.
Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time
Meet our check-In representative in their yellow jacket at the customer service area at Connolly station
Check-in for 07:35 departure from Connolly Station, which was built in 1844 as the terminus of the Dublin & Drogheda Railway and is now the administrative headquarters of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s National Railway. We depart northwards through the Dublin suburbs, which soon gives way to farmland. Soon we pass the exclusive coastal village of Malahide before we cross the wide Broadmeadow Estuary, followed by Rogerstown Estuary. Fine views of the sea appear as we pass through the coastal town of Skerries, followed by the fishing village of Balbriggan. A few kilometers further on we pass Gormanston, an Irish Air Corps military airfield –on the landward side. Red flags on the seaward side indicate military exercises are in progress. We travel through Drogheda. Immediately north of Drogheda, we cross the historic river Boyne by a magnificent viaduct, with great views of the town. It was here that Oliver Cromwell put the entire population to the sword in 1649. A little further upstream is the site of the Battle of the Boyne, where [Protestant] King William of Orange defeated dethroned [Catholic] King James in 1690 –an event which is still celebrated annually by ‘Orangemen’ or ‘Northern Protestants’ on the ‘Twelfth’ of July. We now begin to climb into the foothills of the Camlough Mountains and border country.
Arrive in Belfast, where there is a short transfer by coach from the Hilton Hotel (besides the train station) to Belfast city center, where you will join the Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off tour. The tour not only explores the city center, but also the Titanic Quarter, Fall’s and Shankill Roads and the Peace Wall. The Railtours representative will show you to the Belfast City Tour bus.
There is plenty of free time for shopping before returning to Dublin.
Guests can choose a number of return times to Dublin from Belfast.
Please note that during the winter season, the last train departs Belfast at 18:05pm.
Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Hop on Hop Off City Bus Tour & Titanic Visitor Centre