From Manchester: 2 Nights in Belfast in Flights & Hotel £59.76pp @ Ebookers
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From Manchester: 2 Nights in Belfast in Flights & Hotel £59.76pp @ Ebookers

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Found 17th Feb
I love Belfast as a city break. It's easy to get around and the people are so friendly and welcoming. The flight is short and it's a great little getaway. This is cheaper than a city break to some other parts of the UK without flying.

To get from Belfast to the airport you can use the bus, taxi or hire a car. It's very cheap but this will be in addition to the cost below. Hand luggage included only.

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Book flights on ryanair.com £39.94

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Book 2 nights at the Etap £79.58 @ Ebookers using code AFFCLOUD02

Total £119.52/£59.76pp
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Hey guys I live in Belfast and this is a great offer for Flights and Hotel. This is flying into our International Aiport (BFS) which is about 19 miles away from the City Centre. As the OP said you can get a bus, taxi or hire car into central. A taxi would probably cost approx £35 which I think is expensive. However you can get the Airport Bus (Service 300 or 300a which takes around 30 minutes) that brings you right into City Centre for £10 each (Return ticket) which is a bargain. It's final stop is at the Europa Bus Station. The hotel is located on Dublin Road which is 6 minute walk from there! From your hotel the City Centre is only a 10 minute walk. I hope this info helps. This is a bargain trip! Any question please let me know and I can try answer.
Edited by: "MSHawk" 17th Feb
If you're here over a weekend and want to do the city bus tour, leave it until Sunday. There's nothing much happens in the city that day and all big shops only open from 1pm to 6pm (small newsagents open at 7am).

If you fancy taking in a football game and you like old nostalgic football grounds, if the Glens are at home, email the secretary of Glentoran FC and you may get a short tour of the ground. We get visitors from all over the World and get great reviews, there were Germans at our game last night for instance. Might as well plug my own team lol.

Don't be scared of visiting the "wrong area" and don't be scared to ask questions. We love to tell "our" side of the story Take the usual precautions but all of the city is pretty safe and you will be made more than welcome whichever side you end up in. Trouble is pretty rare and you have to go looking for it tbh. Petty crime happens so be aware of pickpockets etc but I don't think our city is any worse than any other city in the UK or Ireland.

All of the major sites are walkable if you stay close to the centre. Take a visit to the museum and botanic gardens for a free afternoon out and if your adventurous and it's a good day, take a walk up Cave Hill for splendid views of the city.

If you like a wee tipple, go off the beaten track. While pubs like the Crown and Robinsons are suited for tourists, they are not where the locals go. Try some of the pubs around the cathedral and off Anne Street, there are some gems around that area with decent food.

The city's not hard to navigate, don't bother with taxis but if you must buy a bus day ticket for £3.50 (ish) after 9.30 am (all day Saturday and Sunday)

Potato and Soda bread are an acquired taste! but you will love Tayto Crisps which you can only buy in NI as Mousey suggests. Wash it down with some Guinness while your at it.

You'll love the city, I certainly do!
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 17th Feb
Great deal - Belfast is a great wee town! Make sure to buy some TAYTO crisps when you come to visit!
The visit to the dockyard just up the road was pretty cool, though when we went it was raining terribly. It was like a swimming pool in there
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yes great night out spot,very easy to get around, heat.
Hey guys I live in Belfast and this is a great offer for Flights and Hotel. This is flying into our International Aiport (BFS) which is about 19 miles away from the City Centre. As the OP said you can get a bus, taxi or hire car into central. A taxi would probably cost approx £35 which I think is expensive. However you can get the Airport Bus (Service 300 or 300a which takes around 30 minutes) that brings you right into City Centre for £10 each (Return ticket) which is a bargain. It's final stop is at the Europa Bus Station. The hotel is located on Dublin Road which is 6 minute walk from there! From your hotel the City Centre is only a 10 minute walk. I hope this info helps. This is a bargain trip! Any question please let me know and I can try answer.
Edited by: "MSHawk" 17th Feb
Great deal - Belfast is a great wee town! Make sure to buy some TAYTO crisps when you come to visit!
Black cab tour is a must also, great city.
We hired a mini bus as it’s was a family trip on the beer.
Think it was around £50
Yes Black cab tour recommended by me too. And the Giants causeway day trip. Titanic museum overpriced I thought. Great city.
Edited by: "Roystrainset" 17th Feb
The visit to the dockyard just up the road was pretty cool, though when we went it was raining terribly. It was like a swimming pool in there
What dates for this price
come around the 12th.......great scenes to be seen....
If you're here over a weekend and want to do the city bus tour, leave it until Sunday. There's nothing much happens in the city that day and all big shops only open from 1pm to 6pm (small newsagents open at 7am).

If you fancy taking in a football game and you like old nostalgic football grounds, if the Glens are at home, email the secretary of Glentoran FC and you may get a short tour of the ground. We get visitors from all over the World and get great reviews, there were Germans at our game last night for instance. Might as well plug my own team lol.

Don't be scared of visiting the "wrong area" and don't be scared to ask questions. We love to tell "our" side of the story Take the usual precautions but all of the city is pretty safe and you will be made more than welcome whichever side you end up in. Trouble is pretty rare and you have to go looking for it tbh. Petty crime happens so be aware of pickpockets etc but I don't think our city is any worse than any other city in the UK or Ireland.

All of the major sites are walkable if you stay close to the centre. Take a visit to the museum and botanic gardens for a free afternoon out and if your adventurous and it's a good day, take a walk up Cave Hill for splendid views of the city.

If you like a wee tipple, go off the beaten track. While pubs like the Crown and Robinsons are suited for tourists, they are not where the locals go. Try some of the pubs around the cathedral and off Anne Street, there are some gems around that area with decent food.

The city's not hard to navigate, don't bother with taxis but if you must buy a bus day ticket for £3.50 (ish) after 9.30 am (all day Saturday and Sunday)

Potato and Soda bread are an acquired taste! but you will love Tayto Crisps which you can only buy in NI as Mousey suggests. Wash it down with some Guinness while your at it.

You'll love the city, I certainly do!
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 17th Feb
GlentoranMark15 m ago

If you're here over a weekend and want to do the city bus tour, leave it …If you're here over a weekend and want to do the city bus tour, leave it until Sunday. There's nothing much happens in the city that day and all big shops only open from 1pm to 6pm (small newsagents open at 7am). If you fancy taking in a football game and you like old nostalgic football grounds, if the Glens are at home, email the secretary of Glentoran FC and you may get a short tour of the ground. We get visitors from all over the World and get great reviews, there were Germans at our game last night for instance. Might as well plug my own team lol.Don't be scared of visiting the "wrong area" and don't be scared to ask questions. We love to tell "our" side of the story Take the usual precautions but all of the city is pretty safe and you will be made more than welcome whichever side you end up in. Trouble is pretty rare and you have to go looking for it tbh. Petty crime happens so be aware of pickpockets etc but I don't think our city is any worse than any other city in the UK or Ireland.All of the major sites are walkable if you stay close to the centre. Take a visit to the museum and botanic gardens for a free afternoon out and if your adventurous and it's a good day, take a walk up Cave Hill for splendid views of the city. If you like a wee tipple, go off the beaten track. While pubs like the Crown and Robinsons are suited for tourists, they are not where the locals go. Try some of the pubs around the cathedral and off Anne Street, there are some gems around that area with decent food.The city's not hard to navigate, don't bother with taxis but if you must buy a bus day ticket for £3.50 (ish) after 9.30 am (all day Saturday and Sunday)Potato and Soda bread are an acquired taste! but you will love Tayto Crisps which you can only buy in NI as Mousey suggests. Wash it down with some Guinness while your at it.You'll love the city, I certainly do!


Great post - you should work for the tourist board!
MSHawk2 h, 52 m ago

Hey guys I live in Belfast and this is a great offer for Flights and …Hey guys I live in Belfast and this is a great offer for Flights and Hotel. This is flying into our International Aiport (BFS) which is about 19 miles away from the City Centre. As the OP said you can get a bus, taxi or hire car into central. A taxi would probably cost approx £35 which I think is expensive. However you can get the Airport Bus (Service 300 or 300a which takes around 30 minutes) that brings you right into City Centre for £10 each (Return ticket) which is a bargain. It's final stop is at the Europa Bus Station. The hotel is located on Dublin Road which is 6 minute walk from there! From your hotel the City Centre is only a 10 minute walk. I hope this info helps. This is a bargain trip! Any question please let me know and I can try answer.


What’s the nightlife like around here ?
Mellor23 m ago

What’s the nightlife like around here ?



No 24 hour drinking, last orders around 1am, out for 2am for clubbing but clubs are usually packed (so my son tells me.) If you want the name of some of the clubs he goes to I'll ask him when he gets home from work.

You may be fortunate for an (illegal) lock in if you go off the beaten track. Iddly Dee music is plentiful as is Loyalist music on the other side.

There are a few venues that host live bands and comedy gig while some of the larger venues like the Odyssey and Waterfront host the talent you'd get anywhere in the UK. There's usually something on every night except Sunday as I mentioned. Sure all the good Catholics and Protestants go to church that day
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 17th Feb
I just had funny recollection. The second time went I took my 65 year old friend on one of the day trips around £8pp in some rickety bus, stopping at various places on the way, whisky factor, Carrick a Rede bridge etc etc. The bus driver had a microphone and I'm not sure he always knew it was turned on as he called all the tourist drivers along the coast eejits, ranted about his wife and Game of Thrones
Any other dates cheap
Mellor2 h, 4 m ago

What’s the nightlife like around here ?


Decent at the weekend (as long as you don't intend on staying out all night as everywhere will be shut by 2-3am) and most places are within walking distance of each other.
Skyscanner has flight's from Stansted for £20pp in April return, plenty of dates available including weekends (Fri - Sun £22). Manchester also for £20 return flights.
GlentoranMark4 h, 4 m ago

If you're here over a weekend and want to do the city bus tour, leave it …If you're here over a weekend and want to do the city bus tour, leave it until Sunday. There's nothing much happens in the city that day and all big shops only open from 1pm to 6pm (small newsagents open at 7am). If you fancy taking in a football game and you like old nostalgic football grounds, if the Glens are at home, email the secretary of Glentoran FC and you may get a short tour of the ground. We get visitors from all over the World and get great reviews, there were Germans at our game last night for instance. Might as well plug my own team lol.Don't be scared of visiting the "wrong area" and don't be scared to ask questions. We love to tell "our" side of the story Take the usual precautions but all of the city is pretty safe and you will be made more than welcome whichever side you end up in. Trouble is pretty rare and you have to go looking for it tbh. Petty crime happens so be aware of pickpockets etc but I don't think our city is any worse than any other city in the UK or Ireland.All of the major sites are walkable if you stay close to the centre. Take a visit to the museum and botanic gardens for a free afternoon out and if your adventurous and it's a good day, take a walk up Cave Hill for splendid views of the city. If you like a wee tipple, go off the beaten track. While pubs like the Crown and Robinsons are suited for tourists, they are not where the locals go. Try some of the pubs around the cathedral and off Anne Street, there are some gems around that area with decent food.The city's not hard to navigate, don't bother with taxis but if you must buy a bus day ticket for £3.50 (ish) after 9.30 am (all day Saturday and Sunday)Potato and Soda bread are an acquired taste! but you will love Tayto Crisps which you can only buy in NI as Mousey suggests. Wash it down with some Guinness while your at it.You'll love the city, I certainly do!


Taking a tour of the oval stadium would be like doing a tour of a landfill site 🤯
You would have to be clinically insane to want to come here even on a short break. Belfast is a filthy hole. A total disgrace. You only have to look at our so-called "international" airport. Its an embarassment. And you will come away with an overwhelming sense of being ripped off. Seriously, spend your money elsewhere. Oh, and I've lived here for over 50 years. I should've gotten out of the place before I had kids.
Kingblue761 h, 35 m ago

Taking a tour of the oval stadium would be like doing a tour of a landfill …Taking a tour of the oval stadium would be like doing a tour of a landfill site 🤯



The Groundhoppers actually love it. It's old school, much like the grounds of yesteryear with terracing and crappy stands. There's also a lot of history being Blitzed in 1941 (along with my Grandad's House), being rebuilt and sharing the same designed stand as Wigan Athletic (just found that info out btw). We hold the first European Cup (The Vienna Cup, won in 1914 just before the start of the first World War) and we were the first team to go out of Europe on the away goals rule (Vs the great Benfica with Eusebio, the year they reached the final)

How many grounds have a WW2 Gun Tower in it nowadays?

It has much more personality than the National Stadium.
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 17th Feb
Don't forget the Lyric Theatre, it's a gem.
mickrick3 h, 12 m ago

You would have to be clinically insane to want to come here even on a …You would have to be clinically insane to want to come here even on a short break. Belfast is a filthy hole. A total disgrace. You only have to look at our so-called "international" airport. Its an embarassment. And you will come away with an overwhelming sense of being ripped off. Seriously, spend your money elsewhere. Oh, and I've lived here for over 50 years. I should've gotten out of the place before I had kids.


At least your honest
great deal ... so it is !!!
mickrick11 h, 50 m ago

You would have to be clinically insane to want to come here even on a …You would have to be clinically insane to want to come here even on a short break. Belfast is a filthy hole. A total disgrace. You only have to look at our so-called "international" airport. Its an embarassment. And you will come away with an overwhelming sense of being ripped off. Seriously, spend your money elsewhere. Oh, and I've lived here for over 50 years. I should've gotten out of the place before I had kids.


Glad you held back a little, nice piece of decorum there...
GlentoranMark13 h, 44 m ago

The Groundhoppers actually love it. It's old school, much like the grounds …The Groundhoppers actually love it. It's old school, much like the grounds of yesteryear with terracing and crappy stands. There's also a lot of history being Blitzed in 1941 (along with my Grandad's House), being rebuilt and sharing the same designed stand as Wigan Athletic (just found that info out btw). We hold the first European Cup (The Vienna Cup, won in 1914 just before the start of the first World War) and we were the first team to go out of Europe on the away goals rule (Vs the great Benfica with Eusebio, the year they reached the final)How many grounds have a WW2 Gun Tower in it nowadays?It has much more personality than the National Stadium.


In its current state it still looks like it hasn't been worked on since that day it was blitzed! Awful stadium at the moment complete dump I would love to see the Glen's get financially back on their feet and get a new stadium they deserve it. The club and the stadium are in a mess the league badly misses Glentoran
Last time I went to Belfast, it was one of those all inclusive packages. It was a curious thing, you generally had to wear green when out and about seeing the local sights. The vast majority of the locals were very nice but there was usually quite a bit of entertainment put on by them each day. Not much mention of that on the six o'clock news for some strange reason.
Edited by: "gtd65" 19th Feb
could even take in a Belfast giants game!
Just got back from this trip, had a fab time. Never met people like the locals in Belfast, truly lovely people. Visited City Hall, Titanic Museum and The Crown pub, walked around town, chatted to lots of folk. Took my mum so visited the places she chose. Simply wasn't long enough, so much to see and do. Thanks for posting, will definitely be going back!
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