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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by Belfast City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Hop-on hop-off lets you combine a guided tour with independent exploration
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Customize your time in Belfast with this flexible, all-inclusive hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 1- or 2-day pass, you can ride the bus and listen to commentary on the city's history and culture for the entire loop, or hop off whenever you like to explore further on your own. Stops include Albert Clock, Titanic Dock, St. George's Market, and Crumlin Road.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Onboard commentary in multiple languages to learn about Belfast's history
  • Included booklet of discounts on other Belfast attractions
  • Great for those travelers short on time 
What to expect
With your 1- or 2-day ticket in hand, catch the bus at any of the stops convenient to you. Embark on a comprehensive tour of Belfast that allows you to see all the top landmarks in a short period of time. It's a perfect option for first-time visitors. While on the bus, listen to insightful commentary detailing Belfast's history and culture. Multiple language options are available for your convenience. Hop off at any of the more than 20 locations to explore on your own, then jump back on a bus when you’re ready to move on. See Belfast Castle, Queen's University, and more. The hop-off hop-on format combines the best aspects of a guided tour with the option for independent exploration. You'll even finish up with a booklet of discounts to other Belfast attractions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Onboard commentary in multiple languages to learn about Belfast's history
  • Included booklet of discounts on other Belfast attractions
  • Great for those travelers short on time 
What to expect
With your 1- or 2-day ticket in hand, catch the bus at any of the stops convenient to you. Embark on a comprehensive tour of Belfast that allows you to see all the top landmarks in a short period of time. It's a perfect option for first-time visitors. While on the bus, listen to insightful commentary detailing Belfast's history and culture. Multiple language options are available for your convenience. Hop off at any of the more than 20 locations to explore on your own, then jump back on a bus when you’re ready to move on. See Belfast Castle, Queen's University, and more. The hop-off hop-on format combines the best aspects of a guided tour with the option for independent exploration. You'll even finish up with a booklet of discounts to other Belfast attractions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2065BFS
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 or 2 day unlimited hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • On-board audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Location Name: For the full tour, hop-on at Castle Place (Stop 1, nearby to McDonald's and Jury's Hotel). However, customers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1 Castle Place BT1,  Belfast Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
  • Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round (except for 23rd-26th December, 1st January)
  • First Tour: 10am Last Tour: 3:00pm. Tour times are subject to change, please check locally.
  • Tour duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - every 60 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • 1 or 2 day unlimited hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • On-board audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Location Name: For the full tour, hop-on at Castle Place (Stop 1, nearby to McDonald's and Jury's Hotel). However, customers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1 Castle Place BT1,  Belfast Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
  • Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round (except for 23rd-26th December, 1st January)
  • First Tour: 10am Last Tour: 3:00pm. Tour times are subject to change, please check locally.
  • Tour duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - every 60 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 22, 2020
A note from City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Single use headsets provided for audio commentary
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
878 reviews
Excellent
557
Very good
182
Average
53
Poor
23
Terrible
63

jooli_ash
Manchester14 contributions
The sights covered and personal commentary from Brian were very good, carefully and thoughfully delivered on some very sensitive issues. We learnt a lot and enjoyed it also. Although we managed to fare OK a few operational adjustments would have been really helpful. The website info was not correct, on times and frequency of operation (website said finished at 3, actually last bus was 4; website said frequency was hourly, actually it was 20 mins). There were not enough card readers for all the buses, so paying by phone caused some problems. There's no timetable or indication when the bus will come - an online tracker would be so helpful. You weren't really encouraged to get on and off the bus, so most people appeared just to stay on and with the buses being very full everybody only just squeezed on.
Written August 3, 2022
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY970 contributions
The tour route is encompassing of the city with many of highlights for most tourists. The guide was informative, but lie others said, the speakers were malfunctioning or not clearly broadcasting the guide's words. Better sound needed for the top deck. It is best to pre-pay for tickets. Buying them before boarding will cost an additional $5 based on current exchange rate.
Written May 17, 2022
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YVR-BEG
Stockport, UK67 contributions
What a fantastic value this is. £18 a head and worth every penny.

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and unbiased in presenting both sides of The Troubles in a factual and informative way.

There is a lot of history to see on the tour, from the spectacular Belfast City Hall to the modern Titanic Museum.

All manner of buildings and monuments are on view during the tour, with the bus being driven at a pace that allows a lot of photography. Architecture fans will not be disappointed.

Lots of pubs feature in the tour and the hop on hop off feature makes it even better value for money.
Written August 3, 2022
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Cara W
Middlesbrough, UK3 contributions
Friends
My brother and I were in Belfast for the day and thought the tour would be the best way to experience and get to see the city. We had limited time and worked out a schedule to see the Titanic museum and complete the tour (a bit over an hour according to the website). The website says that buses pass every hour, and we had planned accordingly. On boarding we were told by ticket staff and the guide on the bus that buses are circulating every half hour. The bus trip to the Titanic museum is less than 15min, and is all we actually got to do of the tour. After waiting for over an hour and 20min, we made our own way back to the the city centre. The staff there informed us that because of a (pre-arranged) march the buses were late and services couldn't be guaranteed. At no point, either on the website, when buying the tickets, when boarding/leaving the bus was this ever communicated to us. We had no idea of the planned marches until we got back into town.
I've contacted the company a number of times asking for a refund as we weren't able to do the tour, and weren't informed of any potential delays. I received an initial response of "well contact them to investigate", but receive no acknowledgement of emails now. We essentially paid £34 for a 15min bus trip
Written July 5, 2022
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S.A.
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Family
Very bad customer experienced from local City Sightseeing reps in Belfast before we boarded. I tried to pay with my family, young kids and my mum and the rep would not let me pay, instead he made me wait even though he knew I was here 40 minutes earlier. I had to queue with another person and when I asked the reason they gave me a ridiculous excuse about not being wanting too much sales?!?! Shocking customer service, they don’t care for customers.
I have used City Sightseeing company before in other cities and have never received such shocking discriminatory experience until now.
I would strongly suggest not take to City Sightseeing in Belfast and instead take another hop on hop off bus service. If I could give zero rating I would.
Written March 18, 2022
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Liam L
Monaghan47 contributions
In my view this was a very disappointing tour. We had intended staying on the bus for the full tour but we had to get off at the Titanic stop as we found the guide to be speaking quite fast and uninteresting, appearing to just be going through the motions of putting out place names. We availed of the next available bus for the remainder of the tour. On this bus the P.A system was terrible. The speaker was coming across loud and scratchy. Looking at other passengers around us their frustration was clearly seen. At the end of the tour the driver apologised for the sound but for a costly price of £18 one would have expected a more professional presentation. Unfortunately I would not be recommending this tour to anyone.
Written August 3, 2022
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SwedePigs
2 contributions
Couples
Booked a 10:00 tour, arrived at 09:40 and still no bus by 10:05 so I called the office. Only then they informed us that there was a reduced service starting from 11:00 and then at 10:13 I received an email explaining such, which would have been helpful prior to the original time of 10:00. At 11:00 we board the bus to find that the “provided compulsory face masks” actually came with a cash only charge. The tour skipped a whole section, stops 6,7,8 & 9 (the Stormont end) and when we asked about it they just said it’s a reduced service because of COVID and it’s all on the website which we then checked. Guess what, it’s not mentioned anywhere. It’s also advertised as a 90 minute tour which of course we barely got 60 minutes because of it being cut short. We immediately went on to the website and used their contact us form explaining all of the above and have received no response until we received a generic email saying “thanks“ and “please write a review, so here it is. Go with a different company or better still go on their website and follow their itinerary and use google because the tour was all pre-recorded with no personality despite their being a tour guide on board who we didn’t hear from once. We genuinely spoke politely and positively with the driver who was clearly, although politely, being abrupt and unhelpful. O and yes we did pay the full price, don’t waste your money.
Written July 11, 2020
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Lucyclover
London, UK118 contributions
Got on the bus around 10.30 and went to the titanic area as we had tickets for 11am in the museum
After the museum we were lucky enough to get on the bus although it was literally full and we had to sit downstairs.
Every stop no one seemed to get off and there were lots of people at each stop wanting to get on but they couldn’t. So you could see they were very disgruntled as they had been waiting for ages for a bus.
We didn’t have a lot of time ourselves as had a flight to catch in the evening, so dared get off as we knew we wouldn’t be able to get back on the bus again!
So I would be careful if booking and make sure there are enough buses on route for the amount of tickets they are selling.
People were standing downstairs so it felt like you were on a normal bus ride and not on a tour
So I would bear this all in mind - and it was a Wednesday too.
Written July 28, 2022
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Juan L
Dublin, Ireland122 contributions
I would like to call into attention was has been a pathetic experience bringing my family from Spain to this tour.
I took this option due to the fact that they can’t speak any English and then:
Only one bus has headsets with translation.
They don’t work.
I sent a claim.
They acknowledge the problem .
They promised to refund me the money.
I have been texting then to remind the refunding for 7 months in a row.
They stopped answering my emails.
They have never refunded me the money.

All this information is written on emails.

In addition, if you get off the bus, the next one have no translation so you have to stay 4 hours waiting.

There are many better options for Belfast city tour, I don’t recommend at all the Belfast city sightseeing bus, in addition I won’t contract this tour anymore anywhere.

I will keep making public my pathetic experience with Belfast city sightseeing until they contact me back. I feel insulted by them.
Written June 13, 2022
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lucy s
7 contributions
If you are using this as a means of transport to go between the few tourist attractions; titanic and the gaol then it’s a great way to get to them all and also see a few sights along the way. If you have already done these attractions before the bus tour as we had, as we felt it would take away from being able to spend the whole day on the bus and get our money’s worth. It really isn’t worth it, the sights they take you tool aren’t worth getting off at to go and explore and most can have pictures taken from the bus. Also, no headphones are no provided as previously have done with city sightseeing so hard to hear interesting facts with traffic noise.
Written August 29, 2021
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Julie T
Julie T
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value for money
Great value for £15 per person, plenty of stops, good commentary and very informative, willing to answer any ques
derekbE4741MI
derekbE4741MI
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An entertaing tour
Tour guide was knowledgeable. And good fun .recommended stops to get on and off if required well worth an afternoo
Kevin R
Kevin R
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Bit disappointed
Last year was better as we went upto Stormont, but couldn't this time due to it now being in session. Much prefer t
railwayman2019
railwayman2019
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Fountain of knowledge
A fascinating tour of Belfast, with knowledgeable guides who gave us a brilliant insight in the troubles of Norther
BigTel28
BigTel28
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OK ... but not informed of important changes when booking.
Excellent staff and tour guides on the buses, but the most useless ‘Hop on Hop Off’ service I’ve ever used. Due to
SOphia95xx
SOphia95xx
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So intestinal highly recommend
I really enjoyed this tour ! For £12.50 you can not go wrong. We bought the tickets at the bus stop before the tour
annarfai
annarfai
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Make sure you book with them
There is another company named titanic and city tours don’t book with them Book only with the official one city si
mrtravel68-
mrtravel68-
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Very good
We really enjoyed the bus tour hop on hop off, it takes about an hour to go round showing you all the history over
colinwS9088FX
colinwS9088FX
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Good tour
Good tour very interesting well worth it the guide was informative and kept our attention all the time some go
bezh2020
bezh2020
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Giants causeway
Giants causeway Stuart was brilliant as a driver and tour guide even though the weather was rubbish he kept us amus
James M
James M
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Very informative
OK, it was raining, but that didn't detract what was a grand wee tour of Belfast. The fact your ticket last 3 days
ashdamo
ashdamo
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Hop on bus tour
Was very educational.driver was very funny was very enjoyable marvellous experience.defo worth the money
kandjIreland
kandjIreland
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Staycation
A really interesting trip to help a little with understanding Northern Irish history. Nice to stop off at certain p
CMcM90
CMcM90
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Great overview of the city and environs
Delighted to take the tour during the past week. On a cold and wet thursday, Brian our guide did an excellent job e
comberearly
comberearly
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Even if you're a local try it
We've been on these buses all over the world, but never in Belfast. Luckily a visitor from England spurred us on to
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