The most action packed Giant's Causeway tour possible from Dublin! A brilliant day trip! See Belfast, the Giants Causeway & Rope Bridge - unreal value!
We depart from Dublin and travel North, crossing the border and arriving to Northern Ireland. A brief comfort stop on the way will ensure you arrived refreshed and ready for a great day of sightseeing.
On our way towards the North Coast, we enjoy a scenic drive through some of the Glens of Antrim. This area has been named as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a panoramic drive admiring the valleys, and lovely countryside of County Antrim.
We visit the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family to impress their guests upon arrival to their house. Most of you will recognize the Dark Hedges as King's Road from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is a wonderful photo-stop and an opportunity to be a part of a real life set!
We make our way to the Causeway Coast where we can see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day we may even see the Scottish coast 13 miles away. The views along this coastline are spectacular, no wonder it is one of the most visited destinations in Europe!
The Rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede is situated near the charming village of Ballintoy. Those that wish to cross the bridge can do so for a discounted price, and the charges for crossing the bridge go to support the National trust which is the charity that is responsible for the upkeep of the bridge. Those that do not wish to cross the bridge, can use the time to take an enjoyable coastal walk or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Please note: the bridge is a 1km walk from the car park, on an uneven path, so walking all the way to the bridge may not be practical for everyone.
The Giant's Causeway is the highlight of this trip for most! Built by the Irish giant Fionn and his Scottish rival Angus, it is a real masterpiece formed of perfectly shaped hexagonal columns. Your tour guide shall tell you more about the Causeway, and the legends of the area. - WE INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE CAUSEWAY VISITOR'S CENTER, OTHER COMPANIES DO NOT (value GBP 8)- We provide you with an admission ticket to the interpretative center, enhancing your experience at the Causeway! The path to the causeway stones starts behind the center, it is only 10 mins walk! For a small fare there is a mobility bus that can bring you all the way down the path to the Causeway, for those with walking difficulties.
We arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world for a photo-stop, prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. Part of the Dunluce Castle fell into the sea in the 1600's, and some servants died in the tragedy. Since that time, it is believed to be haunted by the unfortunate servants. Take some impressive photos before we leave the coast and make our way to Belfast.
On our way home we take a panoramic tour of Belfast city, with your guide pointing out some of the highlights of this great city. We will stop near the City Hall for one hour, so you can enjoy some free time in the city centre. Please note: This is a brief visit to Belfast for those who may not have another opportunity to visit, we also offer a full Day Tour to Belfast from Dublin. The Belfast tour spends the entire day exploring Belfast in more detail, and is recommended for those who wish to see more of the city and be immersed in the history and politics of the northern capital.
We relax as we make our way back to Dublin via the motorway, and expect to return to Dublin at approx 8.30 pm after a fun-filled day!