- Day trip from Dublin to Belfast including a black cab tour and Giant's Causeway excursion
- Learn about Belfast’s complex history as you visit the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods in a black cab
- See top Belfast attractions including the Harland and Wolff shipyard and Belfast Docks
- Travel along the Antrim Coastal Drive and admire the scenery from your luxury coach
- Spend time at leisure at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Explore Dun Luce Castle dating from the 15th century, in a stunning location on the edge of the coast
What You Can Expect
On a route around the city, your guide will talk you through the highs and lows of Belfast’s fascinating political history. Hear of its industrial roots, the past four decades of civil unrest, and of its current regeneration; many say the city’s heyday is still to come!
Look out for several of the top Belfast attractions that chart key events in its history, like the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built and Belfast Docks -- where numerous ships were made in the city's industrial days. See political murals as you pass through the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods where Belfast’s Unionist and Nationalist cultures live on opposing sides of the Belfast peace wall.
After a break to take refreshments in the city (own expense), leave the city lights of Belfast behind and hit the road to the Northern Irish coast. Following a route known as the Antrim Coastal Drive, pass spectacular scenery including stony shores, densely wooded glens and picture-perfect harbors.
After driving for roughly two hours, arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, where you’ll have more than two hours to explore at leisure. Created more than 60 million years ago after a series of volcanic eruptions, the causeway is best known for its distinctive rock formations that span nearly 18 miles (29 km) of coastline.
On the journey back to Dublin take a brief stop in the pretty town of Castlebelingham to stretch your legs, before arriving at your hotel in the evening.
One of my best day tours ever. It was a beautiful July day and the drive
north from Dublin was wonderful as our excellent tour guide shared with us his tremendous
knowledge of Northern Ireland and its tumultuous past. In the morning, our Black taxi tour into Belfast's most troubled neighborhoods added a layer of chilling reality and insightful perspective to our growing knowledge of this little area's troubled past. In the afternoon, we went on to something very different,
Giant's Causeway, with its historic rock formations and all the mystery and folklore that have become a part
of this UNESCO site. On our way back, our driver took us to Carrick-a-Rede where a rope bridge, 100 ft. above the sea, connects an island to the mainland. Most of the folk on our bus walked across the bridge to the island. This tour, organized by Wild Rover Tours, had a tour guide and a bus driver. It made a difference because the tour guide was able to give us his full attention. It was a long day but a wonderful learning experience!
OUTSTANDING! Host on the bus trip was very knowledgeable and even enthused about the aspects he pointed out; also appreciated the skills of the experienced bus driver dealing with traffic . The Black Taxi Tour was very evenly handed in explanation. The personal retelling brought to life how the historic as well as current political/cultural situation has evolved. I highly recommend it. Giant's Causeway was absolutely mindboggling! It is a must. This tour was a highlight of being able to see the most of the Belfast and the natural beauty of the country side! Great value in every way.