05 Jan Ireland Luxury Tours recommend Lagan Boat Tours
It’s amazing how many visitors from abroad don’t realise that the Titanic was actually built in Belfast! Because she bore the name of the port of Liverpool on her stern people assume that this was where she was built. In fact Liverpool was simply the home port of the White Star Line fleet of which Titanic was the ultimate flagship.
Titanic was conceived, designed, built and launched in Belfast and… as they proudly say locally “She was alright when she left here!!!”
Scheduled guided Titanic tours take in the historic Harland & Wolff shipyards and the famous Titanic sites around Belfast Harbour. Although many of the riverside Harland & Wolff sheds were demolished in early 2002 and those sites/sights are now gone, their demolition has actually provided a much better view of the Titanic slipways which were previously hidden by these same sheds.
The harbour area itself has always been a romantic and mysterious place, full of interesting sights, sounds and history, an exciting place which reeks of adventure and far off places! As a busy working port, most of it has been inaccessible to the public for many years unless you were employed in the shipping or shipbuilding industries, or were a passenger aboard an incoming or outgoing ferry or liner. This tour is a unique opportunity to experience all those exciting travel urges that seem to grip your senses in such a place!
Titanic tours depart from the number 2 jetty in front of the Royal Mail building beyond the sculpture of the ‘Big Fish’.
On your tour of Ireland dont miss the Titanic heritage of Belfast….
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