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About Famous Belfast Taxi Tour

  • Famous Belfast Taxi Tour

Tour Code: 102681P2

Duration: 60 to 80 minutes

Visit Belfast's most famous sights & landmarks! This Private Transported Tour with a Professional Qualified Guide and you will visit Queen's University alongside a visit to the RISE Sculpture as well as the Big Fish (Salmon of knowledge) Albert Clock as well as Custom House square and other famous sites such as the huge Harland & Wolff cranes Samson and Goliath, a photo opportunity at SS Nomadic and Titanic Mueseum then head up to see Queen's university stopping for photograph opportunities along the way. We will also visit Saint Anne's Cathedral where your qualified local guide will provide you with some history. This is a unique activity with a fully qualified local guide in your own private transportation. The Tour ends at the beautiful Crown Liquor Saloon where you can quench your thirst. LOTS OF PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR VISIT TO BELFAST!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Fully Guided Private Tour.We will drive around the city viewing the famous landmarks as well as stopping for various photo opportunities.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rise Sculpture, Belfast, Northern Ireland

RISE is a concept £400,000 public art spherical metal sculpture in Belfast by Wolfgang Buttress.It is 37.5 metres (123 ft) high and 30 metres (98 ft) wide and was constructed in early 2011[4] in the centre of the Broadway roundabout, at the junction of the Westlink and M1 motorway, a main gateway to the city where (as of 2009) more than 80,000 cars on average flow past it each day. It is informally known as The Balls on the Falls as this junction also gives access to the Falls Road area via Broadway. Another nickname is The Westicles as the sculpture is located in West Belfast.
RISE is visible for miles around the city. The area is part of a multi-million-pound road improvement programme. It is the biggest public art sculpture in Belfast. Work on RISE was due to begin in August 2009 and end in October 2009, however due to delays the completion date was changed to March 2011. It was finally completed in September 2011, nearly two years behind the original schedule.] When completed it became Belfast's largest public artwork.“The Balls on the Falls [Belfast's largest public artwork]” Review of Rise Art Sculpture. This amazing modern sculpture, just off the M1 in Belfast, is meant to represent a new sun rising, to celebrate a new chapter in Belfast's history. It's nearly 40 meters high, and can be seen for miles around the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Belfast, Northern Ireland

St Anne's Cathedral, also known as Belfast Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Donegall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is unusual in serving two separate dioceses Step off Belfast's busy streets and into a timeless place of prayer to explore its history and to enjoy quiet moments of reflection in this beautiful place.The first architect was Sir Thomas Drew, the foundation stone being laid on 6 September 1899 by the Countess of Shaftesbury. The old parish church of St Anne by Francis Hiorne of 1776 had continued in use, up until 31 December 1903, while the new cathedral was constructed around it; the old church was then demolished. The Good Samaritan window, to be seen in the sanctuary, is the only feature of the old church to be retained in the cathedral. Initially, only the nave of the cathedral was built, and this was consecrated on 2 June 1904.
In April 2007 a 40-metre stainless steel spire was installed on top of the cathedral. Named the "Spire of Hope", the structure is illuminated at night and is part of a wider redevelopment planned for the Cathedral Quarter. The base section of the spire protrudes through a glass platform in the cathedral's roof directly above the choir stalls, allowing visitors to view it from the nave.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast's very own Leaning Tower,The Albert Memorial Clock is a clock tower situated at Queen's Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was completed in 1869 and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast. It boasts a number of ornately carved crowned lions, angels, gargoyles and floral decorations

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Big Fish, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Big Fish also called The Salmon of Knowledge is a printed ceramic mosaic sculpture by John Kindness. The 10-metre-long statue was constructed in 1999 and installed on Donegall Quay in Belfast, near the Lagan Lookout and Custom House. The Big Fish, is cladded with ceramic tiles displaying text and images relating to the history of Belfast.
You will also be able to see Custom House as well as the Amazing Custom House Square.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: SS Nomadic, Belfast, Northern Ireland

We will drive up into the Titanic Quarter where you can take some photos of SS Nomadic and the Titanic Mueseum. This is a brief stop for photo opportunities. You can book to view this attraction on your own, I simply show you the site, I will not be waiting about.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Titanic Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

A brief stop for photo opportunities. You can book to view this attraction on your own , I simply show you the site, I will not be waiting about.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Samson & Goliath cranes, Belfast, Northern Ireland

A brief stop for photos of these amazing cranes that stand tall in Belfast's Skyline.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Crown Bar

The Crown owes its elaborate tiling, stained glass and woodwork to the Italian craftsmen whom Flanagan persuaded to work on the pub after hours. These craftsmen were brought to Ireland to work on the many new churches being built in Belfast at the time. It was this high standard of work that gave the Crown the reputation of being one of the finest Victorian Gin Palaces of its time.Carved-mahogany booths, etched-glass, plus gas lamps feature in an 1820's pub, famed for its decor. The Crown Liquor Saloon, also known as the Crown Bar, is a pub in Great Victoria Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Refurbished in 1885, and at least twice since, it is an outstanding example of a Victorian gin palace, and one of Northern Ireland's best-known pubs.
This is the end of your tour where you may try a fine tipple, the Guinness is amazing!
This is the end of your tour and the End Point.

Duration: 30 minutes

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