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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Travel through gorgeous coastal terrain, including the Glens of Antrim, on this 2-day trip to Northern Ireland from Dublin. Head to Belfast by train for an overnight stay, and then enjoy a scenic coach day tour along the Antrim Coast Road with a knowledgeable guide. En route, you’ll stop in the town of Ballycastle, walk along the stunning basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway and get great photos of Dunluce Castle. Depending on the season, you might even cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge!

Highlights

  • 2-day train and coach trip to Belfast and coastal Northern Ireland from Dublin
  • Journey by coach past the Glens of Antrim on Antrim Coast Road
  • View the basalt wonders at the renowned Giant's Causeway
  • Stop in Ballycastle and at Dunluce Castle for great photos
  • Dare to cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge!
  • Round-trip transport and 4-star accommodation with breakfast included

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin by Train: Belfast and Giant's Causeway

Rope Bridge, Ireland

This 2-day guided trip by train and comfortable coach includes an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel plus breakfast – a delightful and comfortable way to experience the city of Belfast and the natural wonders of Northern Ireland!

Day 1: Dublin – Belfast
Meet your friendly host upon check-in at Dublin Heuston Station for your 1:20pm train departure, and head to your first destination – Belfast. When you arrive in the city, transfer with your guide by local train to your hotel on Victoria Street. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening to get to know Belfast and explore as you like.

Overnight: 4-star hotel in Belfast

Day 2: Belfast – Dublin (B)
Enjoy breakfast among members of your tour group before pickup from your hotel. Then, board your comfortable coach for the world-famous Antrim Coast Road!

En route, cross the eye-catching greenery of the Glens of Antrim, a region that contains nine glens – or valleys -- which extend from the Antrim Plateau all the way to the coast. Stop in the lovely coastal town of Ballycastle where you can catch a glimpse of the Scottish coast on a clear day.

Next, head to the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, which spans 65 feet (20 meters) to the island of Carrickarede. Open from March to October only, you can walk across it for a small local fee. Follow the short footpath down and stop for stunning views along the way. Then hold onto the handrails and look down at the gorgeous blue water 98 feet (30 meters) below.

Continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway, renowned for its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. It's fun to walk around atop the polygonal shapes, so be sure to wear good walking shoes. You’ll make a final photo stop at historical Dunluce Castle, whose medieval ruins teeter on the edge of a basalt outcropping over the sea, before your return to Belfast.

Catch your train to Dublin (snacks available for purchase on board), arriving back at Dublin Heuston Station at 10:15pm.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a great trip. Our hotel was lovely and central and our knowledgeable guide helped us to decide what to do with our afternoon (we chose the new Titanic Museum). The next day we were picked up promptly from the foyer and joined the coach. We had reserved seats, undoubtably giving us the best view of the coastal sights on our journey. Our driver was knowledgeable and funny and kept us very entertained as we drove to each of the stopping points. The giants causeway is well worth a visit as is the rope bridge if you have the nerve! We would highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the train ride up with our guide who made arrangements for us to do the 'Black Taxi Tour' which was amazing! Beautiful hotel and excellent breakfast. Loved the trip to the Giants Causeway and to the Rope Bridge. Excellent guides!!

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