Tours

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Creative Tours Belfast offers walking tours that take a different and creative look at an aspect of Belfast and its history.   We will make sure you have fun,  enjoy the hidden gems of our city  and experience our legendary ‘craic’ along the way!  

We are particularly passionate about our city’s vibrant creative scene!  We have a wealth of great music, street art, public art, theatre and writers that we’d love to share with you. 

Belfast Music Walking Tour

 Come explore a city  designated as a UNESCO City of Music in November 2021!

 

 Take this leisurely three-hour guided stroll around Belfast to discover just why it earned the UNESCO City of Music designation. From hip hop to classical and punk; opera to folk and electronic - and everything in between - music plays a significant and important part of life in Belfast, making it a vibrant city to live in or visit.

Book this tour to explore venues important in the city's musical past and present, from pubs and clubs to historic buildings, open air performance spaces and even a church!   To hear about the roots of our musical heritage as well as the city's rising stars in many genres of music.  Hear stories of our music heroes - the legendary people of our past and present.   You will hear snippets of music at each stop along the way.   The tour will end with a visit to to the Oh Yeah Music Centre to see the Music Exhibition there. Each tour includes a  performance by a local  musician.  

 

A  series of dates over the coming months has  been agreed. All tours last three hours, 1-4pm. This tour will next take place on Saturday 20 August.

Tickets for all dates may be booked at: https:
https://visitbelfast.com/?s=Belfast+UNESCO+City+of+Music

Other dates coming up are: Friday 2 September; Friday 23 September; Friday 30 September; Saturday 8 October; Saturday 22 October; Saturday 12 November; Saturday 26 November; and Saturday 10 December.

Or email to book a private tour for yourself and your friends, family or colleagues!

creativetoursbelfast@gmail.com

The three tours below may be booked  at a date and time to suit your group - from 4 -15 people. 

 

Belfast City Highlights Walking Tour
(Historic Entries and Pubs, Music and Street Art)

If you’re new to Belfast, why not start with our ‘City Highlights Tour’? This gives you an overview of  what makes this city tick and how it developed. It will help you discover what you’d like to learn more about. It will introduce you to the city's historic 'Entries' or alleyways, modern street art, music and historic pubs!

This two-hour leisurely walking tour will bring you around the oldest parts of Belfast city centre, including the Cathedral Quarter, City Hall, mouth of the river Lagan, while you see some of our most historic  buildings - including the oldest pubs -  and some of our newest. You'll hear stories about some of the colourful characters down the years who helped shape this city.  

Introducing Belfast Tour
Meeting by Queen Victoria’s statue in City Hall grounds, this tour gives an enjoyable overview of the development of this city from a small settlement to an industrial Victorian city – and beyond.  As you stroll, a range of architectural styles in the city’s many historic buildings will be pointed out to guests. They will explore the oldest streets, entries and church, hear about the city’s liberal past, and find out about many of the public art pieces on display. The tour ends at the Big Fish on Donegall Quay.
 

The Merchants Who Grew a City

If you’re interested in discovering more about the industrial heritage of Belfast, the people behind the key industries that made Belfast a prosperous Victorian city, and the legacy left behind, we have just the tour for you - ‘The Merchants who grew a City’.

 

Creative Tours Belfast can also tailor a half-day or full-day experienceS around your particular interests. Let us arrange for you a bespoke walk,  whether you are on your own, a couple, a family or small group.  We can also arrange a visit to an attraction and  book tickets for a show or gig that you would love. If you have a coach group, we can also provide a professional hop-on guiding services.

 

Your Tour Guide

Dolores Vischer has lived in Belfast for most of her life and loves to show visitors why she is passionate about this special place. She is a qualified Belfast ‘Green Badge’ Tourist Guide, holding an internationally-recognised tour guiding qualification that is  awarded by the UK-wide Institute of Tourist Guiding.  She is also a member of the Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association.

 

Dolores holds a Masters’ Degree from the University of St Andrews in English Language and Literature. Alongside her tour guiding interest, her career has encompassed working in London and then back in Northern Ireland in the book, magazine and newspaper publishing fields as an editor, journalist and director, and as a communications and event management consultant.