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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.


  • 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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing sight to see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The rope bridge is a must and you should definitely take the time to walk around Belfast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

enjoyed it very much the tour guide was excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent day trip and we saw so much scenic beauty. The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge was in an unexpectedly stunning area of the coast with bright green cliffs. The Giant's Causeway was also very cool and I felt like I was right in the middle of a Game of Thrones episode.

Elaine G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Not to be missed amazing trip. It was quite a walk to the rope bridge but worth it with stunning views. Giants causeway not to be missed. Driver very friendly and approachable told us so much useful infomation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was good weather, we are really like the trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day trip to take when visiting Dublin. Rope bridge and causeway were a blast and you get to stop briefly in Belfast. Bud our guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of stories about Belfast/Northern Ireland to share.

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