What You Need to Know Before a Belfast Vacay

A vacation in Belfast can liven up a mundane lifestyle back at home and freshen up a tired mind and body. If you are planning for a vacation in Europe, Belfast, Northern Ireland is a great destination to experience the life and culture of Ireland.

Belfast City Hall
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A Belfast vacay offers lots of possibilities and at a very affordable cost. It has the lowest cost of living in the UK and you do not have to buy expensive gear to be able to enjoy the sights and attractions that the city has to offer. Before you dig in, here are some tips to follow in order to get the most out of your trip.

Getting In/ Getting Out
To get to Belfast, you can choose from the various air, sea and rail transportation options available. By air, Belfast has two airports that serve both international and local destinations. Choose between George Best Belfast City Airport and the Belfast International Airport, whichever is most convenient for you. Alternatively, sea travel is also a convenient route to Belfast from the ports of Scotland and England as well as rail transport that you can take the train at the Europa Hub or the Central Station.

Getting Around
Belfast is a compact city and it is easy to get around as popular tourist stops are only minutes apart. You can choose to take a leisurely walk around the city and marvel at the gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian structures. Taxis and buses are also available if you want a more relaxing tour of the city. If you like, you can take one of the walking tours, boat tours or black taxi tours that are guided for a more informational take on the place.

Tourist Destinations
Besides being the capital and second-largest city in Northern Ireland, Belfast City is the perfect tourist haven who marvels in art, culture, and history. Belfast has an abundance of such things and you will find out more about them during your vacation in the city. I highly recommend that you include the four famous quarters of Belfast in your itinerary. Dedicate a day for each quarter as each one has its own collection of experiences to share with you. But firstly, start your tour at the city’s famous government building, the Belfast City Hall and make your way to the quarters of your choice. Get the most of the tours by having great company with you, such as your loved ones or other tourists you meet along the way. Guided tours are plenty in the city if you don’t wish to explore on your own.

Book a hotel, schedule a flight and start planning your trip!

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