Titanic: Discover where it all started during this fascinating tour that gives you access to many historic buildings and locations that were an integral part of Titanic's history.
Leaving from the pier, you will drive to the "Titanic Trail" and begin your amazing journey back to the early 1900's. Step back in time and gain an understanding of the dock, the people who worked here and discover how such amazing ships were built in a city with no steel. View the Titanic Quarter, the former headquarters of Harland and Wolff, Titanic's drawing offices where she was designed and the pump-house which operated the dock. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the steam-powered pumps and hear the apprentice's story of his first week at work as you view an interactive audio-visual display. Then trace along the full length of the dock to truly capture the size and scale of the Titanic, and where the caisson gate - over 100 years old - still stands. Recently reinforced, you will have the unique opportunity of walking along the bottom of Titanic's Dock to explore the last place Titanic rested on dry ground.
Enjoy a refreshment in the Pump House Cafe before continuing on to the new Signature Building, housing Titanic Belfast® a "must see" visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. Housed in an iconic, 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The story is brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration.
The adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant atrium, surrounded by the four high impact 'hull' shaped sections which house the experience.
As you wander up through Titanic Belfast®, you'll learn about Belfast at the turn of the century as a thriving boom town and experience a thrilling ride through the reconstruction of the shipyards and the Titanic under construction. Be brought deep into the stories of the passengers, the crew and the heroes of the day; relive the drama of the tragic end to Titanic's maiden, and only, voyage, and visit the wreck at her resting place on the floor of the North Atlantic. Take in breathtaking views to the slip-ways where the Titanic was launched and if you'd like a souvenir to remind you of your trip to the home of the Titanic, there's plenty to choose from in the Titanic Store.
Please note: This tour includes a significant amount of walking and there are steps and some uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.