Hello all! I was told I would have better luck with answers on this forum. Makes sense as Belfast is the destination! My original post:
I will be in Dublin for a week in July and would like to take a day trip to Belfast. I saw on the program “No Reservations” a segment on the Black Taxi tours. This is the main reason for our day trip. I have a few questions regarding logistics….Is there a speed train from Dublin to Belfast? Where is the station in Dublin and would I be OK to walk up and purchase tickets or should it be done in advance? Also, where in Belfast should I get off the train if I am interested in a Black Taxi tour? Please pardon my ignorance on this question, but are there tours that favor a particular political side or are the tours bi-partisan? And finally, After the black taxi tour, I am open to any suggestions as to must see/do attractions in Belfast before we hit the train home that night. Our interests are architecture (older the better), Art (not modern) and dinning. Also, any recommendations as to the time I should leave Dublin in the morning to have time to enjoy the day in Belfast would be welcomed. In other words…I don’t want to get up and leave by 6 am unless I have to…..plan on enjoying the pub scene in Dublin the night before!! :) Thank you in advance for your responses.