Join us for an unforgettable night of music and showmanship in the company of the unrivalled André Rieu and his fantastic Johann Strauss Orchestra, on this excellent value break to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s fascinating capital city.
The advertised price includes a £70 face-value, CAT 3 seated ticket. Upgrades to £85 face-value CAT 2, £105 face-value CAT 1 and £125 face-value Premium tickets are available for supplements. Please note this is an indoor concert with floor and tiered seating.
Included half-day city tour of Belfast, including Titanic Belfast
See the captivating ‘King of the Waltz’ in action
Full-day excursion to the Giant’s Causeway and Glens of Antrim
Free time to explore Belfast under your own steam
Upon arrival, meet your friendly tour manager and transfer to your choice of hotel.
Relax, unwind and spend the rest of the day at leisure, no doubt looking forward to a fabulous break ahead
Included City Tour, Titanic Belfast And André Rieu Concert
Join your friendly tour manager this morning for a guided introduction to Belfast. Highlights will include major landmarks such as City Hall, Queen's and Stormont Castle – seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly and a stunning sight gradually revealed from the rising approach road. During the tour you'll also see West Belfast's celebrated Peace Wall, the political murals of the Shankhill and Falls roads, and the ultra-modern developments of the regenerated docks area, crowned by the breathtaking Titanic Quarter, home to Titanic Belfast.
Titanic Belfast stands on the site where RMS Titanic was constructed over a century ago. Developed as much as a tribute to the days of shipbuilding in the city as in commemoration of the ill-fated liner that met her untimely end on her maiden voyage in 1912, Titanic Belfast is a dramatic, innovative and exciting presentation of the real story of the famous ship.Wander through its nine fascinating galleries, housed in one of the most eye-catching buildings to have been built in the UK for years.
The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure. Perhaps choose to soak up the local atmosphere in one of the city centre's traditional pubs before heading by coach to the SSE Arena for tonight’s concert, the undoubted highlight of the trip.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest living musical legends, André Rieu was classically trained and is now an accomplished violinist, an excellent conductor and a truly great showman. Rapt audiences sway with his delightful music, hum along and even dance in the aisles, so prepare yourself for a truly unforgettable evening.
Included Giant’S Causeway And Glens Of Antrim Tour
Today you’ll discover the breathtakingly scenic Antrim Coast, where the Nine Glens lead to the sea and to the world-famous Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO-listed site.
This astonishing collection of closely-packed basalt columns, and acting as stepping-stones into the Atlantic from beneath the wild, windswept cliffs, is a remarkable sight. In fact formed 60-million years ago by a volcanic explosion, the stories of the Causeway's origin - it's said to have been built by the Irish hero and giant Finn MacCool so that he could cross to Scotland and do battle with a rival Scottish giant – are much more interesting to non-geologists. Although there is a minibus to take visitors to the Causeway from the visitor centre (payable locally), the energetic can walk the mile or so along the cliff path to be rewarded with some breathtaking views.
Your journey back to the hotel takes you along the Causeway Coastal Road, past more spectacular views. Highlights of the wonderfully scenic drive will include bustling Ballycastle, a drive through the colour-washed village of Glenarm and stunning Glenariff – the Queen of the Glens.
Spend your final evening in Belfast at leisure, enjoying the city’s lively nightlife and wide range of restaurants.
Depending on the time of your flight, you may have time to continue your exploration of Belfast under your own steam today, before heading home after a marvellous break.
At this time, exact outbound and inbound departure times have not been confirmed. Times shown are our best estimate based on current information. Final timings will be confirmed to you in your Final Travel Documents, approximately 10 days prior to departure, though we will make every effort to secure timings close to those indicated when you book.
Please note that this is an indoor concert, which will start at approximately 8pm and finish at about 10.45pm. Afterwards our coach will return you to the hotel, arriving at around midnight. It will be necessary to walk between the coach drop-off/pick-up points and the concert venue. Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket tour manager on the day.
Airport development fees
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Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
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The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Travelling to Europe after Brexit
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Passport - British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
Visa - If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.
European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.
Border Control - At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.
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