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Rugby Tours To Belfast

Rugby Tours to Belfast has always been a huge favourite with Irish Rugby Tours. Whether you are part of a club, college, youth or mini rugby tour then Belfast is the ideal destination of choice.

The Giant’s Ring, a 5000 year-old Henge and is located near the city with the remains of Iron Age hill forts which can still be seen in the surrounding hills.

Belfast remained a small settlement of little importance during the Middle ages.

In sport Belfast also has its professional rugby team full of International household names that play under Ulster Rugby.

Ulster Rugby has produced some of the legends of the game Syd Millar, Mike Gibson and the unforgettable Willie John McBride.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Our Popular Inclusions for a Rugby Tour to Belfast

  • Attend a rugby training session with Ulster coaches.
  • Watch a Guinness Pro14 fixture.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ravenhill Rugby Stadium home of Ulster Rugby.
  • Take a drive with the famous Black Cab Tour around Belfast.
  • Experience the Titanic Exhibition where the Titanic was built.
  • Walk the famous Giants Causeway and take in all that is Irish mythology.
  • Explore the old time world of the Ulster American Folk Museum.
  • Cross & visit the 250 year old bridge at Carrick – a – Rede which was built by salmon fishermen and is 100ft above the sea.
  • Taste Bushmills Whiskey at its very own distillery on a guided tour.
  • Stand and admire the Belfast Murals along the Peace Wall.
  • Visit Crumlin Prison and experience  what it was like for political prisoners.
  • Tour the Ulster Museum 9,000 years of history and culture.
  • Shop at St. George’s Market for that bargain.
  • Wander around the Botanical Gardens.
  • Spend the morning or afternoon at We Are Vertigo for fun and games.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.

Make your way through the 9 interactive galleries of the Titanic Experience.

Explore the symbolism of this iconic building with the Discovery Tour.

Dine in Bistro 401 or browse for an exclusive gift in the Titanic Store.

Walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel SS Nomadic.

Immerse yourself in the historic slipways as you uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

Belfast Ulster Museum

You could spend hours browsing this state-of-the-art museum, but if you’re pressed for time don’t miss the Armada Room.

Filled with artefacts retrieved from the 1588 wreck of the Spanish galleon Giron, the Egyptian Room with Takabuti, a 2500-year-old Egyptian mummy unwrapped in Belfast in 1835.

Plus, the Early Peoples Gallery, with the bronze Bann Disc, a superb example of Celtic design from the Iron Age.

Everyone is interested in history and a visit to this museum will give you a idea of what life was like in each ancient world.

Giant’s Causeway

Come to one of Ireland’s biggest landmarks The Giant’s Causeway.

Here you will read all about Irish mythology and its legends.

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills.

Bushmills Distillery

In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland.

A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.

Experience a guided tour around the distillery and listen to how this famous Irish Whiskey is made from the very beginning to the bottling stage.

There’s also the opportunity to purchase some of its products.

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Rugby Training with Ulster Rugby

Attend an intensive training session with coaches from Ulster Rugby and improve your team skills and players abilities.

You will be asked what you think your bad points are and then our coach will go through the drills that will improve you and your team to become better players.

All our groups always benefit from these personal training sessions when they return home to play in their own leagues.

Experience We Are Vertigo

Located in the Titanic Quarter you will find We Are Vertigo.

Only opened in Belfast last year and is proving quite popular among the local inhabitants.

This is an ideal place for school and youth sides for a fun filled morning or afternoon.

What the centre provides follows:

  • Indoor Skydiving.
  • Trampoline Park.
  • Adventure Climbing – High & Low Ropes.
  • Ski Centre.
  • Climbing Wall.

So, why not put it down on your itinerary when you come to Belfast on your rugby tour.

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Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall is one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings.

It first opened its doors in 1906 and is Belfast’s civic building.

In 1888 Queen Victoria granted status to the city of Belfast and it was agreed that the a magnificent building would be built in celebration to reflect the new status.

The building cost 369,000 pounds to make which is equivalent to around 128 million pounds today.

In the grounds of the city hall you can also visit the Titanic Memorial Gardens.

This Titaanic memorial was opened in 2012 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary off the  sinking of the Titanic.

Belfast City Hall is a must visit for all you rugby loving, culture vultures.

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo is home to 140 endangered species of animals.

They are one of the many zoos in the world working to protect endangered animals from extinction.

They have a wide variety of animals at the zoo from birds to mammals, from amphibians to reptiles.

There are many areas to check out on your visit to Belfast Zoo, attractions include meerkat tunnel, snake island, crocodile creek and the list goes on.

After your visit at the zoo, check out the photography base camp and pose along side gorillas or a pride of lions.

The zoo also offers audio tours, the audio tours reveals facts and overviews about all the different animals at the zoo.

Make sure to check out Belfast zoo on your next rugby tour to Belfast

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Direwolf Tour

The popular series Game of Thrones was filmed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland, the breathtaking scenery, castles and beautiful coastlines were the perfect setting for this epic story.

This tour is the only tour that can include meeting the Direwolves, Summer and Greywind.

Not only do they take you through the filming locations but the tour guides all have been doubles, extras or support actors in the actual series.

The tour guides all offer inside stories of what it was like to be involved in such an epic series.

This family run business has been involve with the making of the series since Season 1 and even the Father of the family was a Dothraki slave for Khal Drogo.

You even get to see and touch actual costumes and replicas such as swords and cloaks from the series.

This is a must see in Belfast for all you Game of Thrones fans.

Ulster American Folk Park

Visit the Ulster American Folk Museum, a world to excite your inner explorer.

Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago.

Wander the well-trodden pathways of rural Ulster, complete with a bustling street and welcoming farmhouses.

Become part of family life in thatched cottages, learn lessons in the schoolhouse, see traditional crafts brought to life and taste some good old-fashioned fayre.

Board a full-scale emigrant ship and experience the cramped quarters where hundreds of people lived during their twelve-week Atlantic crossing.

Emerge in the New World and marvel at the ingenious solutions these resourceful newcomers created on the frontier.

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