Having just completed the first of my two Titanic Tours this summer, I have seen first hand the excitement of tourists as they get to visit places where the ship was built.
To hear their excitement when they are told that the Nomadic is still here, and they are standing beside it. To hear their gasps and awe as they walk into the Harland & Wolff HQ and Drawing Rooms is something special, and to almost feel their emotion as they turn the corner at the Pumphouse to see the Thompson Dry Dock for the first time. The emotions and excitement must make the tour guides jobs so rewarding.
The Titanic is becoming a big tourist attraction for Belfast, but I would recommend us locals should be joining in as well. So to practice what I preach, my first tour was the Titanic Walk with the very mad tour guide Gayle. The tour was great value at £12 for over 2 hours of Titanic stories.
Now that I am truly turning into a Titanorak, I hunted down these 2 videos of the new Titanic Belfast building. It’s going to be worth a visit when it opens next year, but can it compete with the awesomeness of the Drawing Rooms and the Dry Dock?