Day trip

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

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

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Dublin

  • 3 hours
  • Break

  • The Dark Hedges

  • Dunluce Castle (photo stop)

  • Giant's Causeway

  • Carrick-a-Rede

  • Belfast (free time)

  • 2 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • 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 hour in the city
Full description
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 will be to take a 5-minute photo stop at the ruins of Dunluce Castle. These castle ruins are famous for being the best castle ruins in Ireland to photograph. Making the average amateur photographer look like a professional. Go 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." After, take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to Scotland. Unbeatable views to say the least Spend around 20 minutes traveling along the romantic avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, they remain a beautiful sight and were even used in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, and the Transformers movie. Lastly, go to Belfast to see 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.
Includes
  • Transportation with live commentary onboard
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1.

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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 Pound Sterling but most places accept card payment. Except for food/drinks and souvenirs, there are no additional costs for the day
  • Please note that this tour involves a lot of walking. 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
  • Please note that 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2068 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I LOVED this tour and tour guide (and bus driver). Their energy throughout the day showed they love what they do for work. They were funny, engaging, and knowledgeable. Fun facts were shared throughout the bus ride that kept everyone engaged and made the long drive feel short! 10/10 I would definitely recommend!

September 13, 2021

I took this tour on September 4, 2021. The guide we had made this trip fantastic. During the bus ride in between stops he would entertain us and tell us about the history of Ireland and the stops we would see. Unfortunately I cannot remember his name, but he definitely went out of the way to make sure we enjoyed the trip. It is definitely a long day though and Belfast was our last stop. We were so tired by the time we got to Belfast that we did not get to enjoy it as much as I would have liked, but that was only because we wore ourselves out because we enjoyed the first stops so much.

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September 8, 2021

We are completely satisfied with this experience. Everything was perfect organized and managed. We have learned a lot from Sean. He is a really great guy and very polite. He gave as useful tips and made our time in the bus interesting. The driver Peter is also great, we felt very secure with him as a driver. We totally recommend this experience to everyone, it's worth it

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September 4, 2021

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