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Thriving Belfast

Sporting Tours To Belfast

Sporting Tours to Belfast has always been a huge favourite with Irish Sporting Tours.

The Giant’s Ring, a 5,000-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.

The capital city is home to plenty of sports clubs and of course this includes the outskirts too.

Soccer is the most played sport followed by Gaelic Games then Rugby.

10 Top Things To Do In Belfast

Where art, culture, and history live on every corner - Belfast is a city like no other!

Posted by Tourism Ireland on Wednesday, 8 August 2018

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Our Popular Inclusions for a Sporting Tour to Belfast

  • Attend a training session with coaches in your chosen sport.
  • 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.
  • Taste Bushmills Whiskey at its very own distillery on a guided tour.
  • Stand and admire the Belfast Murals along the Peace Wall.
  • The Belfast Giants really excite their fans with fast flowing Ice Hockey.
  • 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 Vertico for fun and games.
BELFAST ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Group arrive at Belfast International Airport or Belfast Ferry Port.
  • Meet and depart by private transfer to Central Belfast accommodation.
  • Group arrive in Belfast.
  • Intensive 1st training session with guest coach.
  • Evening meal at accommodation.

Day 2

  • Breakfast for group at accommodation.
  • Depart by private transfer for sightseeing with a visit to the iconic Belfast Titanic Experience.
  • Afternoon lunch.
  • Return to accommodation by private transfer.
  • Depart by private transfer for 1st fixture.
  • Post match function.
  • Group return to accommodation.

Day 3

  • Group breakfast at accommodation.
  • Free time in Belfast City for shopping or enjoy a guided city walk.
  • Depart for next fixture on tour.
  • Post match function.
  • Return to accommodation.

Day 4

  • Group depart for Belfast International Airport / Belfast Ferry Port or next city on tour.
  • Group breakfast for group and depart from accommodation.

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.

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Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey one of the world’s fastest games probably on a par with Hurling.

Until the mid-1980s it was generally accepted that ice hockey derived from English field hockey and Indian lacrosse. Research turned up mention of a hockey like game played in the early 1800s in Nova Scotia by the Mik’mac Indians.

This appeared to have been heavily influenced by the Irish game of hurling.  It included the use of a “hurley” (stick) and a square wooden block instead of a ball.

Today’s modern game is fast and slick and Belfast people love their ice hockey, so why don’t you join them.

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 Vertico.

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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Holywood Golf Club

Holywood Golf Club is an 18 hole undulating parkland course neighbouring Redburn Country Park on the outskirts of Belfast.

The course has unrivalled sweeping views from the city to Belfast Lough.

It is most famous for being the home club of Rory McIlroy and showcases some of his major trophies on site.  It’s a relaxed environment and outstanding club house consisting of 4 bars, amazing restaurant, fitness suite and performance academy.  You can say this club, this club has it all.

Rory himself sometimes pops in for the odd round, you never know it could be your day when you book your round.

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