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  • Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

    1. Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

    Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on this day trip from Dublin. Visit 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 Th...

    Special thanks to the driver Vedran, very professional and knowledgeable. He has a kind heart that he always consider dropping off customer to the closest and convenient location. As for Daniel the young energetic tour guy, he is the first person I met during tour, bring gifts and games onboard to cheer up customers, great job! We enjoyed the trip so much, Giant Causeway, Belfast Titanic and the famous filming location Black Hedges. We have a wonderful and memorable day at Northern Ireland! Highly recommend this trip!

  • Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    2. Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you visit the avenue of trees known as the Dark Hedges, used as the King's Road location where Arya became friends with Gendry and Hot Pie. Continue to the ruins of Dunluce Castle, said to be the inspiration for Harrenhal. Next, make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway and explore the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns.  Next visit the Fullerton Arms, a Game of Thrones-themed pub and restaurant in Ballyintoy, lunch at your own expense. Then, go to the village of Cushendun to see the caves formed by over 400 million years of extreme weather conditions. During your tour, you will also stop at the Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and Larrybane Quarry. At the end of your tour, you will return to Belfast City Centre where you will be dropped off back at the meeting point.

    The tour was really nice and the tour guide is energetic and entertaining at the same time! Very recommended!

  • From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

    3. From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

    With your guide, take the Causeway Coastal Route to experience the global landmark, the Giant’s Causeway like never before.  From Belfast, journey in a luxury bus through the bustling seaside towns of Northern Ireland. Your first stop is Carnlough, a tiny traditional Irish fishing village, and an excellent stop to soak in the region’s atmosphere. The mythical impetus of this route will then propel you on to the Caves at Cushendun where you’ll have the option to take a guided walk to the caves if you’re curious enough. Indulge in your Game of Thrones fantasy by visiting The Dark Hedges, the ancient avenue of beech trees used as a filming location in the epic HBO series. Spend 30 minutes here before moving on to the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy where you can refuel on a hearty lunch.  The Giant’s Causeway, the piece de resistance of the day, is next on your itinerary. Traverse the wonder...

    Beautiful scenery. Driver and tour guide Derek made the trip highly enjoyable and he was very informative. Giving us a broad insight into Irish history ,keeping us entertained with his humour and anecdotes along the way.

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

    4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

    Depart Dublin and discover some of most photogenic locations in Northern Ireland on a Game of Thrones locations tour and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway.  Journey down the tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees known as the Dark Hedges, and spend about 10 to 15 minutes at the site where Ayra Stark, Gendry, and Hot Pie escaped on the King's Road. Continue to the Giant's Causeway to enjoy around 1.5 hours exploring the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to scenic Ballintoy Harbor, and discover where Theon was baptised in front of Balon and Yara, and where Euron was drowned and crowned to be king. Enjoy around 40 minutes to take in the views and reflect on all the magic and mystery of Game of Thrones.  Drive through the Glens of Antrim to go to Belfast. You will enjoy around 1 hour of free time to a...

    très bonne journée dans les belles terres irlandaises! le guide était aussi très intéressant

  • From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

    5. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

    Depart Belfast and journey by air-conditioned coach towards the basalt rocks of the Giant's Causeway. Stop to take photos of historic Dunluce Castle and then visit the Bushmills Distillery visitors center to learn more about the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. Hear the legend of the giant Finn MacCool at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway. Enjoy exclusive access to the Giant's Causeway visitors center and a guided walking tour of the site. Brave the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge that links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Stretch your legs in the beautiful village of Carnlough on the stunning Antrim Coast Road. End with a short stop at Carrickfergus Castle before arriving back in Belfast.

    Trip was efficiently organised, times quite clearly given at each stop. The driver, Stuart, was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. I really enjoyed the whole day

  • Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Tour from Dublin

    6. Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Tour from Dublin

    Explore the marvelous, breathtaking beauty of Northern Ireland's coast on a full-day trip from Dublin that takes you to Giant's Causeway and Belfast. Step on board your private bus and head up to the Antrim coast, located on the tip of Northern Ireland. You will visit Giant's Causeway, a constellation of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, and one of the most famous natural wonders of the British Isles, if not the world. Once you see this amazing geological formation for yourself, you will quickly understand why it has become the Emerald Isle's top tourist attraction. Along the way, you will experience an amazing part of Northern Ireland, learning lots of history and seeing some of the country's most dramatic coastline. Once there, stop and breathe in the fresh air and explore the many different shapes and rock formations surrounded by mystery and mythology. Take a leisurely stroll al...

    Had a great time, with Barry as our driver - as our group was small and traffic was light he even brought us to a few extra stops (Ballintoy Harbour and Dunluce castle) for quick photo opportunities. Would definitely recommend to those wanting to see Giant's Causeway while staying in Dublin. Rope bridge currently closed due to pandemic but was substituted with a stop at the Dark Hedges. Game of Thrones fans would especially enjoy this current itinerary as Dark Hedges (and Ballintoy Harbor) were filming locations. Weather thankfully held up though had a couple spells of rain, would definitely prepare for rain when packing. I brought lunch with me though there is a stop for lunch nearby the causeway - seemed a bit overpriced though portions were generous.

  • Belfast: Premium Game of Thrones Tour

    7. Belfast: Premium Game of Thrones Tour

    Depart Belfast and journey by air-conditioned coach to Carrrickfergus Castle. Continue along the Antrim Coast road to Carnlough harbor, and visit the Caves of Cushendun where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her shadow baby in "Game of Thrones." Continue to Larrybane, where Brienne of Tarth beat Ser Loras and was rewarded with a place in Renly's Kingsguard. Arrive at the Giant's Causeway and hear the fascinating legend of Finn MacCool. Stop at Dunluce Castle, and then enter the Dark Hedges where Ayra Stark made her iconic escape from King's Landing. Upon arrival at the Dark Hedges, a range of props (cloaks and swords) are provided for you to use. Imagine that you are disguising yourself to avoid being captured by the Brotherhood or be adventurous and make up your own story to tell, whether it be battling foes or reuniting with a companion. Once you reach the Dark Hedges, let your im...

    Stewart was an amazing bus driver and tour guide in one. He had plenty of stories to tell and was an absolute delight. My kids said they had fun all the way.

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

    8. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

    Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion. Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundi...

    Fantastic day out. Got lucky with the weather so enjoyed the causeway. But the whiskey tasting was the highlight for me. Best tour we took on our trip to Ireland. Fantastic guide and driver. Very well planned tour

  • Dublin: Full-Day Scenic Tour of the Giant's Causeway

    9. Dublin: Full-Day Scenic Tour of the Giant's Causeway

    Enjoy a full-day scenic tour to the basalt rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. Formed more than 60 million years ago, the legend of the rocks features an Irish giant named Finn who was challenged to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland. Departing from Dublin, stroll along the windswept path of County Antrim on arrival, and get panoramic views of the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island. Continue along the coastal road, and enjoy views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. Then, it’s time to explore the 37,000 basalt “stepping stone” columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Towering from the cliff, and disappearing under the sea to reappear on Straffe Island, learn the legend of Finn before driving along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic roads in the world. See wind-blasted cliffs and unspoiled beaches. Stop at Dunluce Castle to tour ...

    The day went by really quickly! But we got to see the Giant’s Causeway and stay for longer than 1.30 h (I was worried we would only have just a few minutes like a typical tour) The guide was nice and cheerful. All in all, a good experience!

  • From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

    10. From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

    Witness first-hand the stunning scenery featured in the world famous HBO series, Game of Thrones, on this full day excursion. Your first stop will be Carnlough, the quaint seaside town that served as the setting for some of the series’ most dramatic scenes. Continue on to Cushendun Caves, which was the background for ships sailing from Westeros as well as the location of the caves where Melisandre gives birth to a murderous shadow baby in season 2. This is also where Jamie Lannister had his last fight on his failed attempt to save Cersi in season 8.   Your next stop will be Larrybane Quarry, which played a large role in both seasons 2 and 6 of the series—your guide will point out to you the many scenes you will recognize at this location. Take a lunch stop at Fullerton Arms, a hotel in which many of the cast stayed while filming. Check out the themed dining room with its very own Iron T...

    The tour was amazing well planned amazing views great info of each location and tour guide antony was amazing and whacky needs to improve scottish accent

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Our guide Derek is a very funny guy which bring lots of fun and jokes during the trip and make you not feel boring while you're sitting in the coach on the road between the spots. He also talk about Irish history which give you a bit idea of Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland. The view is amazing in Northern Ireland, there're lots of places where used in the Game of Throne, would strong recommend to visit。

Great day out with informative and knowledgeable driver/guide. Would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast. We booked online prior to travelling but folk who booked in Bekfast the day before got the day trip cheaper than us.

We had an amazing day and the guide was just fantastic! Really entertaining yet very informative. You see a lot in one day but it doesn't feel rushed at all.

Antonio and Nicolas are the best tourguide and driver ever! We stopped by many beatiful places on the way to destinations.

It was lovely, the tour guide was funny and nice. Also enjoyed the coastal route scenery