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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)
See Northern Ireland's spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site – Giant's Causeway – on a day trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll see the Causeway's famous rock formations alongside dramatic coastal scenery, as you experience one of the greatest road journeys in the world. Additionally, your Giant's Causeway day trip includes visits to Belfast (Northern Ireland's capital city) and the unique Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Dublin to Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
  • Stretch your legs on a leisurely coastal walk before crossing the unique Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • See the beauty of the Giant Causeway's coastal area, that has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status
  • Visit Belfast on your return route back from the Giant's Causeway
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An amazing road trip to Northern Ireland! Prepare to take countless pictures of the gorgeous coastal scenery and the unique volcanic rock formations of Giant's Causeway.

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What You Can Expect

Giant's Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

Giants Causeway Day Trip from Dublin

Your day trip to Giant's Causeway will set off from Dublin in the early morning to make good use of the quiet roads. There will be a brief coffee stop as you enter Northern Ireland, before continuing north to the picturesque Carrick-a-Rede town, home to the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – a rope suspension bridge that links the island of Carrick to the Northern Ireland mainland. Enjoy an hour's walk along a rugged, coastal path before crossing over the historic bridge. Make sure to bring your camera to capture views of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and Rathlin Island, which is the northernmost point of Northern Ireland.

Taking the scenic route from Carrick-a-Rede you'll head through the Irish countryside to catch your first glimpse of the famous Giant's Causeway – a fascinating rock formation that was the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Most of the rocks are hexagonal in shape and look like stepping stones that lead down from the cliff edge and disappear under the sea.

The Giant's Causeway area is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and bearing testament to this status, you'll find the Causeway coast to be an area of unsurpassed natural beauty. As you travel, pass romantic towns and quaint villages, surrounded by isolated ruins, rocky shores and green glens. Unsurprisingly, the Causeway coastal road is often referred to as one of the world's greatest road journeys, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Your route back from Northern Ireland to Dublin follows the Giant's Causeway south, so you'll have further time to take in the amazing views and spot coastal wildlife. There will be a stop in Belfast on the return journey and you’ll have chance to stretch your legs and have a look around the capital city, which has undergone extensive regeneration work in recent years. Your day trip arrives back in Dublin in the early evening, after an exhilarating day at Northern Ireland's most spectacular location.

Customer Reviews

Karen B
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This day trip is definitely worth your time and money. Mary was our tour guide and she was very friendly and knowledgeable. She told us about the history of Belfast, the legend behind the Giant's causeway, and played Irish music along the ride whenever appropriate. Breathtaking views and overall an amazing experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guide was excellent! This tour was one of my favorite experiences in Ireland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a must do while visiting Ireland. Yes you leave incredibly early, and come back later in the evening. But it is worth it. The Tour operator really made the country and its history come alive for us. I had a vague understanding the struggles of Ireland but going from Dublin to Belfast you really understand how the country is separated and still working through the problems. Next the countryside is some of the most breath taking in Europe. Going to the Giant's Causeway and hearing the story of the Giants and also the geological perspective is really neat. It is a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Perfection! Mother's nature perfection that is. The driver was very kind, almost too kind. We were waiting on a a young passenger for 10 and 20 minutes at two dirrerent stops. I understand the driver didn't want to leave anybody behind, but I paid the same money the other passenger did and he got 15 extra minutes in one site and 20 minutes in the other. Departure time should be strictly followed. The passenged did not even apologize.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

wife and daughter loved it, tour guide/bus driver so nice and professiona

sensational trip, many thanks

Carrie W
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a big tour - 54 on our bus - and doesn't allow for a lot of time at each stop. The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge stop is about an hour, which is fairly aggressive considering the terrain to reach the rope bridge. Our lunch stop at the Fullerton Arms was a disaster, we'd have been better off finding a cafe or something nearby and meeting back up with our group, but our guide Gabriel was entertaining and kept us on schedule. I was disappointed in the Belfast stop - 1 hour around 17:00 wasn't really enough time to do anything except walk around the square where the bus parks or have a coffee. Given the lack of time in Belfast I would rather have just gone back to Dublin a bit earlier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Even though it rained for the rope bridge walk, which is a wonderful experience, it cleared when we reached the Gisnt's Causeway. Such beauty is not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Would recommend this trip to everyone. Colm our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and made it a very enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour. Couldn't ask for more. Great tour guide Derrick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Positively lovely and our driver and guide, David, was very interesting and funny as well. What else would one expect from an Irishman!

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