Take in the sights of Northern Ireland at EAAP 2106

From stunning landscapes and inspirational locations, to the finest food and drink, works of art and fascinating history, a visit to Northern Ireland for EAAP 2016 promises to be an incredible experience.

If you’re planning on coming to the conference in Belfast, our fantastic social programme will give you an unforgettable taste of what the beautiful city has to offer.

But if you have the time to stray further afield, there’s even more to see in Northern Ireland, and some interesting ways to see it:

Sightseeing tours

Learn about the cities and beautiful landscapes of Northern Ireland on one of many sightseeing tours by bus, taxi, boat or on foot.

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 11.14.02.pngOpen-top bus and taxi tours are popular in Belfast and Londonderry, while there are lots of options for day trips to famous attractions such as the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. 

Due to its compact size, most parts of Northern Ireland can be reached within a couple of hours from the main towns and cities, allowing you to see as much as possible during your visit.

Our favourite: The Game of Thrones Boat Tour

One for fans of the books and the TV show, this tour is just 40 minutes from Belfast. Enjoy stunning views from the water of the various ancient Westeros Castles and other shoreline locations used by HBO.

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Historical Tours

Northern Ireland has a fascinating history spanning from Celtic and early Christian times through Industrial Belfast and RMS Titanic to the region's more recent history.  

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 11.17.59.pngTake a historical walking, bus or taxi tour and you can follow in the footsteps of Ireland's patron saint, Patrick, or explore the sites associated with Titanic and Belfast's proud maritime heritage.

Our favourite: Belfast City Bike Tours and Bike Hire

For the energetic amongst you, Belfast City Bike Tours offers a selection of guided tours which explore some of Belfast’s most famous and beautiful sights, and take you to see some of the lesser-known gems of the city.

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Arts, Culture and Gastronomic Tours

Northern Ireland has a thriving arts scene and a rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re interested in music, art, literature or religion, Northern Ireland has something for everyone.

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These tours range from organised bus and walking tours exploring a particular aspect of the local arts scene, to organisations offering personalised itineraries geared towards your particular areas of interest. 

Our favourite: Plantsman's Garden Tours

Plantsman's Garden Tours offer incredible access to the gardens of historic stately homes and the privately owned masterpieces of Co. Down and Northern Ireland.

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