Post Conference Tours

We are pleased to offer a number of post conference tours to enhance your stay in Belfast!

Giant's Causeway; The Eighth Wonder of the World

All tours take place on Saturday 14 December. Please make sure to add the tour to your booking when you register.

Giant’s Causeway Tour


£20 per person
09:00 – 18:00

Visit what is commonly called ‘The eighth wonder of the world’ along the Causeway Coastal Route. Enjoy the first stop of the day at Carrickfergus Castle, before travelling onward to the world-famous Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge. The brave can make the trip across the bridge that was originally erected by salmon fishermen (weather permitting – the bridge is closed in bad weather conditions), or for those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on land, take one of the exhilarating walks and enjoy the stunning views. The highlight of the tour is definitely Giant’s Causeway, Ireland’s only World Heritage Site. Spend some time climbing over the ancient stones, snapping some photos, and enjoying the myths and legends that surround this world-famous attraction. Finally, you’ll make your way to along the coast, for one last short stop at the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle, before heading back to Belfast.

It is free to visit the stones at the Giant’s Causeway and to visit Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, however a National Trust fee applies for anyone who wants to cross the Ropebridge, or to enter the Visitor Centre at the Giant’s Causeway. If you are a National Trust Member, don’t forget your membership card!

There is a lot of walking on what are sometimes uneven surfaces during this tour, and it therefore requires moderate fitness levels. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking.

Game of Thrones Tour


£30 per person
09:00 – 18:00

You might have heard of Game of Thrones, but did you know large parts were filmed in Northern Ireland? Well, you’ll be travelling with the same coach company that supplied the cast and crew with travel, on a tour of Westeros! You’ll start down the Causeway Coastal Route through towns including Ballycastle, home to the actors who play Lady Catelyn Stark and Varys! You’ll then stop at Cushendun Cave, Ballintoy Harbour, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, Larrybane, and The Dark Hedges.

There is a lot of walking on what are sometimes uneven surfaces during this tour, and it therefore requires moderate fitness levels. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking.

Belfast Botanical Gardens

£5 per person
Tours last 1 hour and run at three times: 10:15, 12:15 and 14:15

Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast’s Victorian heritage. The Gardens were established in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society, in response to public interest in horticulture and botany. Originally known as the Belfast Botanic Garden, the site contained exotic tree species and impressive plant collections from the southern hemisphere, many of which can still be seen in the park. Today, the park is popular with residents, students, and visitors, and is an important venue for concerts, festivals, and other events. It is also home to the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine.

History Walking Tour

£10 per person
Tours last 2hr30. Times TBC.

This tour will give you a broad history of Belfast and take you to some of the main landmarks within the city, starting at the Salmon of Knowledge (a large mosaic fish!). Walk over the Lagan River and into East Belfast to view Modern Street Art, Political Murals from the period known as the Troubles and pass through the area Titanic Shipbuilder workers lived from the 1890s and the C.S.Lewis Square (home to The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe Sculptures). The tour will finish at the birth place of Titanic.

Political Black Taxi Tour

£20 per person
Tour lasts 1hr45. Times TBC

Belfast city has a unique past after coming out of 35 years of conflict, known as the Troubles, which started during the late 1960s and is deemed to have ended with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. The North of Ireland has become famous for the murals painted in almost every area of the country; it is believed that almost 2,000 murals have been documented since the 1970s. These pictures of murals are often flashed around the world on news bulletins or used as a backdrop when interviewing people. They often depict the history and political views of both traditions and are a way of marking territory. These wall paintings often look intimidating but they have become as much of a tourist attraction as many of the regular attractions within Belfast and beyond. These Guides have a full knowledge of the British / Irish conflict and can give you an in-depth tour of the murals, the key sites, and the peace walls.


All cancellations are subject to a 50% administration fee.

If cancellation is received before 17:00 (GMT), Friday 15 November, a 50% refund on the conference dinner, post conference tours and pre-pay workshops will be given.

No refunds will be given after 17:00 (GMT) Friday 15 November.