Routes Europe 2017

The route development forum for Europe

Belfast, Northern Ireland
23 - 25 April 2017

Tour Programme

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With a population of almost 300,000, Belfast has grown in recent times into a cosmopolitan destination and become a popular weekend break spot. With feelings of optimism and life pulsing through the city, Belfast makes for an energising getaway.

Our host is pleased to offer a range of complimentary tours, offering you the chance to explore this dynamic city and its surroundings. Booking information to follow.


Causeway Coastal Route

The Causeway Coastal Route was rated one of the Top Five Road Trips worldwide and when you drive it, you’ll see why. Start your journey in Belfast and follow the coast road through the nine Glens of Antrim winding between picturesque villages and unforgettable scenic locations including Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland’s only inhabited off-shore island, and Binevenagh with its dramatic cliffs. The route peaks at the Giant’s Causeway on the North Antrim coast.

City Tour 1

Belfast City Tour

With a long and colourful history and home to the likes of RMS Titanic, Harland & Wolff Ship Yard, Belfast is well worth exploring. Join a local guide for a half day tour and take in the grandeur of Belfast City Hall,  the history of Queen’s University, the famous murals of West Belfast, Stormont Parliament buildings and more. This is the ideal way to get to know Belfast, it’s famous history, present day and its vibrant future


Game of Thrones®

The global phenomenon ‘Game of Thrones®’ was largely filmed at iconic locations across Northern Ireland. Take the opportunity to visit some of these locations which helped bring the series to life. Delegates will be able to visit Portstewart Strand, The Kings Road and Ballintoy Harbour on this tour. 


Historic House and Stately Homes

This tour follows the Mourne Coastal Route which hugs the Irish Sea shoreline - you will visit some of Northern Ireland’s most significant heritage assets - great houses and gardens, walk the steps of Ireland saints and experience the beauty of Strangford Lough.