(Small Group) Giant's Causeway Tour from Dublin

(Small Group) Giant's Causeway Tour from Dublin

We take in the beauty of Northern Ireland on this unforgettable day tour
€85
Adult

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Tour Operated by Elegant Irish Tours

Overview

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07:30: We depart Dublin and begin our journey northward through the beautiful countryside. During our journey to Northern Ireland, we will be sure to take a comfort break where you can enjoy some light refreshments before we continue our route.

Our state-of-the-art Mercedes- Benz tour vehicle will seat no more than 25 passengers for maximum comfort.

Once we cross the border into Northern Ireland, we will venture through the scenic glacier-carved landscape known as the Glens of Antrim. We will have the opportunity to view beautiful mountains, rollings hills, and magnificent coastal views of Rathlin Island and the Shore’s of Scotland.

Giant’s Causeway

One of nature's most breathtaking sights, the causeway is made up of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. However, legend has it that the Giant’s Causeway was used by legendary Irishman, Finn McCool, during his journey to fight the Scottish giant, Benandonner, and steal the most beautiful girl in all of the highlands. After viewing this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will have time to stop for lunch where you can savor some local cuisine. With two hours and thirty minutes dedicated to the Causeway, you will have plenty of time to eat and experience this natural wonder.

NB: starting March 1st 2019 we have arranged for a specialist from the National Trust to join our small group for an in- depth walking tour of this UNESCO attraction. The tour fees are already covered by us and you can choose to take part if you wish or simply to explore by yourself at leisure. The inclusion of this specialist walking tour is unique in the market. No other day tour to Giant's Causeway includes this experience.

Belfast

While in Northern Ireland’s capital you will have two hours to enjoy one of these two options, costs included;

A) The legendary ocean liner RMS Titanic was built here in Belfast’s docklands, which used to be the leading manufacturer of ships in the world. In order to commemorate the loss of the notorious cruise liner they have created the Titanic Experience. Opened on the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, the exhibition brings to life the 40,000 workers who built the famed vessel and unveils unseen details of the Titanic’s tragic sinking on her maiden voyage in 1912. You will have the opportunity to experience original artifacts and virtual reality exhibits while exploring one of Belfast’s most famed attractions.

B) Belfast’s neighbourhoods are painted with infamous political murals and the prominent peace walls that are remnants and reminders of the conflict known as the Troubles (1969-1998). You will have the option to take a Black Taxi Tour of these neighborhoods where you can discover the dark history that lies behind these painting. The Black Taxi Tour guides are leading experts on the Troubles and are the perfect tour for those wanting to learn more about Ireland’s history.

Return to Dublin

We depart Belfast and make our way back to Dublin where will arrive at approximately 19:30 after an awe- inspiring day. Choose to drop- off either in downtown Dublin or at the same hotel you were collected from.

Guest advice:

During peak- season (May 1st - September 30th) multiple cruise ships are expected at the major ports on a daily basis. This small group tour tends to sell- out well ahead of departure for most dates within this period. Accordingly, we recommend advance reservation where possible, to avoid disappointment.

***** TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2012 - 2019 *****
  • 07.00: Depart Dublin For the North Coast.

    We depart Dublin and make our way towards Northern Ireland through the beautiful countryside. We'll stop for light refreshments en-route. After crossing the border we travel through the green Glens of Antrim, along this fantastic coastal drive with views of Rathlin Island and Scotland's shores in the distance. Your state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz tour vehicle holds no more than 25 passengers for maximum comfort.

  • 11.00:Giant's Causeway

    Considered one of the 'Natural Wonders of the World', the Causeway is formed by more than 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. The Giant's Causeway is reputed to be the walkway used by Finn McCool, the legendary Irishman who fought Scottish giant Benandonner to steal the most beautiful girl in the highlands. This will also be our lunch stop where one can enjoy local cuisine in a good pub or café. Enjoy at least two hours and thirty minutes at leisure.

  • 15.00: Arrive at Belfast ( Titanic Visitor or Black Taxi Political Tour )

    Here in Northern Ireland's capital you have two options to choose from:
    A) The legendary ocean liner RMS Titanic was built here in Belfast's docklands, once the leading shipyard in the world. Why not visit the Titanic Experience? Opened on the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, the exhibition brings to life how 40,000 workers built the famed vessel and the tragic sinking on her maiden voyage in 1912. You will have the opportunity to experience original artifacts and virtual reality exhibits.
    B) Black Taxi Tour of Belfast's neighborhoods with their infamous political murals and peace wall (security fence which separates British Unionist & Irish Nationalist housing estates). Your local taxi guide will be able to answer any questions you might have about what it was like to experience the conflict known as the Troubles (1969 – 1998).

    We are in Belfast for 2 hours. You can choose one of the two options listed here. The cost is included in either scenario.

  • 19.00: Arrive Back in Dublin

    We depart Belfast and make our way to Dublin arriving approximately 19:00 after an awe- inspiring day with Elegant Irish Tours. Choose to drop- off either in downtown Dublin or at the same hotel you were collected from.

Language

EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.

Ticket

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.

  • 07:00am - Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge
  • 07:10am - Shelbourne Hotel (St. Stephen’s Green)
  • 07:15am - The Merrion Hotel (Merrion Street)
  • 07:20am - The Gresham Hotel (O’Connell Street)
  • 07:30am - Westin Hotel (Westmoreland Street)

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