Once your cruise ship docks in Belfast Port join an exciting coach tour to Hillsborough Castle And Gardens.

• Take a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle House.

• Spend free time in the gardens and nearby town.

• Do a city tour of Belfast and access Titanic Belfast.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


About The Hillsborough Castle & Titanic Belfast Excursion:

Your excursion begins at Belfast cruise ship terminal, where you'll meet your driver and guide before being taken directly to Hillsborough Castle. Currently the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II in Northern Ireland, this sprawling estate is managed by Historic Royal Palaces - who also administer the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and other such buildings. Ongoing restoration works mean that visitors will be admitted from July 1st, 2018 (cruise days can be viewed here).

With site improvements freshly completed, your guide will offer a narrated tour of the castle's grand interior. You'll be shown the State Entrance Hall, the Throne Room, State Drawing Room, plus other areas with fascinating stories to tell. These tales stretch back to the late 18th century, when Hillsborough Castle was first constructed as a country house for Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire and his family.

The castle itself is situated on 96 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. After the tour you'll be given free time to explore the grounds at your own pace. Be sure to check out the newly restored South Terrace and Jubilee Garden, as well as the walled garden which is used to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.

After leaving Hillsborough Castle your coach will make a stop in the town of Hillsborough, where there will be time for light refreshments and wandering. From here it's back to Belfast for a short city tour covering the peace walls, Falls Road, Shankill Road and more.

The final attraction you'll visit is the Titanic Belfast experience, an interactive museum dedicated to the construction, sinking and legend of RMS Titanic. You'll have ample time to see the exhibits before being returned to the cruise terminal by coach.

today Season:

  • Cruise Days | July 01 - September 22, 2018.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English-Speaking Guide.

schedule Tour Times:

  • Dependant on when ship docks, but no longer than 30 minutes after your ship has docked.

place Departure Point:

  • Belfast Port.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Varies by ship arrival times.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Food & Drink.

Tour Itinerary:

  • Arrival At Cruise Terminal | Report to the coach after your ship docks (staff will be there to meet you). If your ship has a docking time before 08:00 the departure of the coach will be 08:30.
  • Arrive at Hillsborough Castle for a guided tour of the House.
  • Free time to explore the 96-acre castle gardens.
  • Refreshment time in the town of Hillsborough.
  • Belfast City Tour | This covers the wall murals, peace walls, Falls Road, Shankill Road and more.
  • Transport and entry to Titanic Belfast (café lunch not included).
  • Return to Belfast Port (Approx. 1 hour before cruise departure).

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you have completed your booking you will receive a tour pass immediately via email. You can either print or present this on a mobile device to staff aboard the coach once you arrive at the cruise terminal.

The tour operator's contact number will be included on your tour pass. This is so you can notify them of any emergencies or if you think you are going to be late.

After booking please also send the following information to (info@cityxplora.com) - ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time. This is so we can notify the tour operator of precise timings.


• You will receive a full refund if your ship itinerary changes and does not dock at Belfast Port.

• Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to departure date will incur a 10% administration fee.

• Refunds for cancellations less than 72 hours prior to departure date or 'no-shows' are non-refundable.

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