Day trip

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Activity provider:Finn McCools Tours
Day trip

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Activity provider:Finn McCools Tours
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Discover Northern Ireland's dramatic coastal route on a day trip to the Giant's Causeway from Dublin. Visit the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and spend some time in Belfast.

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Duration 12 hours
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    Starting location:


  • Transfer

    (3 hours)

  • Break time (15 minutes)

  • The Dark Hedges

    (20 minutes)

  • Dunluce Castle

    Photo stop (5 minutes)

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    Giant's Causeway

    (1.5 hours)

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    Free time (1 hour)

  • Transfer

    (2 hours)

  • Arrive back at:


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For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • Visit the Giant's Causeway and admire the formation and beauty of the area
  • Enjoy photo stop at the most beautiful castle ruin in Ireland, Dunluce Castle
  • Travel down the romantic avenue of beech trees at Dark Hedges
  • Learn stories of folklore and history with a few myths and legends
  • Spend at least 2 hours at the stunning Giants Causeway
  • Explore Belfast during your 1.5 hours in the city
Full description

Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on a day trip from Dublin in a comfortable bus. Follow your guide as you visit iconic sights, including the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and Belfast.

Depart Dublin and travel North, stopping at a service station along the way for breakfast, to buy lunch, and to stretch your legs. Your first attraction is to take a 5-minute photo stop at the famous and picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle. Afterward, head to the Giant's Causeway, formed from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Enjoy at least 2 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to the hexagonal columns, often referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." Take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea and then spend around 20 minutes traveling along the avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th-century by the Stuart family, the beautiful sight was used in the Game of Thrones series and the Transformers movie. Lastly, head to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner. Stop next to Belfast City Hall and spend approximately 1.5 hours exploring the city. Do some sightseeing, shopping, and grab some food before continuing the journey home.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to Titanic Museum
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. To ensure everyone has a good day out, the tour will depart at 6:45 AM. Taking public transport or a taxi to the pick-up is recommended as the city center has no all-day parking available.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Northern Ireland's currency is the Pound Sterling but most places accept card payment. Except for food/drinks and souvenirs, there are no additional costs for the day
  • This tour involves a lot of walking. it is not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility. If your child is used to traveling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • All times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather
  • Please ensure you have filled out the online Track and Trace waiver form which will be emailed to you 25 hours before your activity starts. The form must be completed by each participant in order to join the tour
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who show signs of intoxication (no refunds)
  • A packed lunch is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 3888 reviews

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Amazing trip. Connor was extremely knowledgable and funny and played some amazing irish music while telling us about the complete history of Ireland. Nicholas was amazing driver too. Tour in itself is more beautiful than the photos suggest. 100% recommended.

May 27, 2023

Amazing trip we got to see so many wonderful sights on the Northern Ireland part, the only thing I d change would be to add 15 minutes to the dark hedges, as it’s so beautiful it deserves more attention in my opinion. Our guide was amazing and I really recommend this tour!

May 25, 2023

I loved this tour! I think we had PLENTY of time at each location and all the places were absolutely beautiful! I went back in February and was absolutely blessed with good weather! This was amazing for a solo traveler like myself! I could easily take my time at each location and that is saying a lot since I like to go all over and explore! So being able to take my time AND wander around to many different places was extremely important to me! The guides were amazing (I forgot to write their names down! I'm sorry!) They kept me engaged with historical facts and mythical stories throughout the long drive, but still gave us some time to sleep durring that early morning drive! Can't thank the guides and driver enough! This was an amazing tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is even slightly considering it!

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May 22, 2023

Product ID: 67953