Giant's Causeway Tour from Dublin

Giant's Causeway Tour from Dublin

Discover amazing highlights of Northern Ireland in one day! Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones), Dunluce Castle Ruins (House of Greyjoy) & Belfast City await.
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Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, White Park Bay, Ballintoy, the Antrim Coast and one hour of free time in Belfast.

You cannot truly visit Ireland without a visit to the legendary Giant's Causeway! Volcanic activity helped Finn McCool forge this wonder of the world some 60 million years ago. The 6km of sheer cliffs rising to over 90m and forming a series of bays are spectacular.

We visit the Dark Hedges and Ballintoy, famed by the hit TV series Game of Thrones!

From the Giant's Causeway to Belfast, and the magnificent Dunluce Castle this tour has it all! Definitely the most comprehensive tour of Northern Ireland!

For the most memorable day out jump aboard the Paddywagon and let our world famous guides inspire you with songs and stories, making this a wonderful trip with memories to last a lifetime!

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (at least 90 minutes)
We continue along the coastal drive with fantastic views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. We visit the 37,000 basalt columns whose tops form “stepping stones” leading from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. They reappear in the island of Straffe, hence the legend that this was a road built by the giant Finn McCool to enable him to cross over to Scotland. Truly an amazing wonder of the world!

One of the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges were used as a set for the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It was the famous King's Road in Season 2. The hedges were planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges.

Small picturesque village, Ballintoy was an ideal location for several Game of Thrones sets. You will recognize the landscapes from season 2 that were used in some of the most crucial scenes in the series.

We travel along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic drives in the world, now rated as one of the world's great road journeys. We transport you by windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery, and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

We continue a wonderful day with a visit to Dunluce Castle (paid entry!), home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route we pass through Bushmills, famed for the fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world.

Our next stop is Belfast City Center. Here you will have approximately 45 minutes of free time to enjoy and explore this Northern Ireland's capital before returning to Dublin for approximately 20:00pm.

With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can pre- book with confidence. Lock in your seats (any date for Spring / Summer 2024) at the early bird rate today.

Alternative Routes;

A) From 2nd April 2024 (small group) Giant's Causeway tour - the only small group route on the market operated by our 5 Star Sister firm, Elegant Irish Tours - collects from Dublin's leading hotels @ EUR 129.00 per seat. Click here to see the details


NB: This tour is a bestseller and is likely to sell- out. We recommend securing tickets at least 24 hours in advance where possible.

NB2: Avoid overbooking risk during high- peak season by booking your seats directly on this page.

***Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge is indefinitely closed to groups. As a result, this tour now includes a visit to the very popular and famous Dunluce Castle***

Why choose this tour?

See all of Northern Ireland's highlights in one day

Ireland's most luxurious fleet

Ireland's most experienced guides

Ireland's highest rated operator

Free 4G unlimited WiFi & USB ports

Risk Free - 100% Refund up to 24 hours before tour

Pick-up Points

  • 07:00am - Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street
  • 07:20am - Paddywagon Office, 34 O'Connell Street Lower (The Spire)


  • Depart Dublin

    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.
  • Dark Hedges

    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!
  • Causeway Coast

    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!
  • Giant's Causeway

    We continue along the Antrim coast with views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. The Giant's Causeway is the highlight of this trip for most! Discover 37,000 basalt columns which form "stepping stones" rising from the sea to the cliffs.

    The Giant's Causeway is reputed to be the walkway used by Fionn MacCumhaill, the legendary Irish warrior who fought Scottish giant Benandonner to win the heart of the most beautiful girl in the Highlands.

    Enjoy at least 90 minutes at this UNESCO World Heritage Site!

    The path to Giant's Causeway starts just behind the visitor center, it is only 10 minutes walk! For a token fee there is also a mobility bus that can bring you all the way down the path to the Causeway (for those with walking difficulties or those who enjoyed Temple Bar a little too much the previous evening!)
  • Dunluce Castle (House of Greyjoy)

    Next stop is the House of Greyjoy from HBOs Game of Thrones. In real life, Dunluce Castle was built by the McQuillan family around 1500.

    One of Northern Ireland's premier castles, it is located atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean – the perfect setting for one of the Great Houses of Westeros. The Castle’s dramatic history of violence, intrigue and rebellion is matched by the scandal and betrayal committed by the Greyjoys in Game of Thrones.

    ***Enjoy a comprehensive visit with paid entrance included!***
  • Belfast (Rest & Recuperation)

    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.
  • Return to Dublin

    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!
  • Prefer the intimacy of a small group?

    From 1st April - Our premium Small Group Giant's Causeway tours are operated by our sister company Elegant Irish Tours. Groups are limited to 25 passengers per van and include hotel collection / drop- off. Tickets for the small group tours are EUR 129.00 per seat. Click here to view details and reserve a seat.

Alternative Routes

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What's included?

  • Eerie Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones)
  • Causeway Coast Road Trip
  • Coastal Views of Scotland
  • Glens of Antrim
  • Dunluce Castle (photos)
  • Delicious Lunch Options
  • Belfast City (refreshments)
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • Live onboard commentary (English language)
  • That warm fuzzy feeling you get from an amazing experience
  • All taxes, fees and charges
  • Peace of mind - free cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.
You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.
When to Book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. You can book up to 60 minutes before departure if there are still places available.

Free Cancellation

With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can book with confidence. Lock in your seats (any date for Spring / Summer 2024) at the early bird rate today.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the tour's start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour's start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the local time in Ireland.
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Giants Causeway
Our trip to Giants Causeway was great. Desmond was the best tour guide ever. Make sure to do the black taxi tour in Belfast.

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Bailey for president! Also, Giants Causeway trip is a must!
I recently visited Dublin and did the Paddywagon Day Tour to Giant's Causeway. The scenery was breathtaking and the places we visited were truly exquisite. The tour itself strategically planned to gain the best possible experience from just 1 day of adventuring. However, one highlight to this trip was…

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