Belfast has a rich literary heritage and an exciting contemporary writing scene to discover! The city has produced so many great writers, all drawing inspiration from Belfast's knotted and troubled history - C.S.Lewis, Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon have all called Belfast home at one point. Our literary tours include a range of historical visits with a literary focus, allowing students to discover the story behind some of the most famous literary works to come from Irish writers.
Students will discover the literary heritage of Belfast through guided walking tours, a visit to the famous Titanic Belfast museum and Crumlin Road Gaol. They will also have the opportunity to visit the historic town of Derry to see the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, before learning more about the inspiration behind his works with a guided walking tour of South Derry.
Our literary tour is an exciting mix of history and literature - 2 things which truly go hand-in-hand in this city!
Our Suggested Itinerary
Travelling by coach.
Travel by coach and ferry to Belfast.
Visit the Crumlin Road Gaol for a guided tour of the iconic former prison.
Learn more about the historical context of the Troubles with a guided walking tour of Belfast’s most notorious areas – the Shankill Road and the Falls Road.
Check in to your accommodation and settle in.
Optional evening activity: 10-pin bowling!
Coach transfer to Derry for a guided city tour of Ireland’s only remaining walled city – discover the scene of the infamous Bloody Sunday of 1972.
Enjoy some free time in the historic centre of Derry.
Learn more about one of Ireland’s most notable literary talents with an afternoon visit to the fantastic Seamus Heaney Homeplace.
Take a bespoke guided tour of Heaney’s native South Derry to find out more about the inspiration behind his works.
Morning visit to the Titanic Belfast to discover the story of the Titanic, from her birth in Belfast to her discovery on the sea bed.
Discover everything from WW1 to dinosaurs at the Ulster Museum, the largest museum in Northern Ireland.
Return ferry crossing and coach travel home.
If this sample itinerary isn't quite what you had in mind, please let us know by clicking on Request a Quote.
You can also reach us on [email protected] or 0121 271 0121 if you prefer!