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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Leave Dublin and travel by luxury coach to Belfast for a black cab tour, followed by a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway! From the comfort of your black cab, tour Northern Ireland's capital, seeing all the sites that have played key roles in the city's political history -- like Belfast Docks and the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods. After your tour, hop back on board your luxury coach and travel along the Antrim Coastal Drive to the Giant’s Causeway, where you’ll have time at leisure to explore its famous cliffs and rock formations.

Highlights

  • 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

Northern Ireland Day Trip from Dublin: Belfast Black Taxi Tour and Giant's Causeway

Explore Belfast's political past

In the early morning, your private guide will pick you up from your central Dublin hotel and then drive you north out of the city. Relaxing in the comfort of your luxury coach, sit back and enjoy the sights while your guide explains the day’s itinerary. After a journey of roughly two hours, arrive in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, in time for your black cab tour.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was through Wild Rover tours. We choose the black taxi tour of Belfast which was really different over the Titanic museum option. Our taxi driver was Tom and we would highly recommend him to anyone taking a black taxi tour of Belfast!!!. He was very personable and quite funny at times. Tom's portrayal of the troubled history of his city and its affects on its citizens was informative, interesting, as well as objective and empathic to both parties. The second part of the day is the Giant's Causeway and included the optional walk over the rope bridge. The causeway is was very scenic. Walking on the pylons can be tricky because they vary in size and are not always level. Walking the rope bridge was very fun, even on an extremely windy day. We had one lady on our tour that was afraid of heights. I believe that she second guessed herself about walking over the bridge but she did it and was very pleased with herself afterwards.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Amazing trip! From the tour guide on bus, to Tom from Belfast Black cab tours, to beauty of Giant's Causeway.
DO NOT MISS the cab tour of Belfast. The passion and history of the ride is unmatched. I have taken many tours of Ireland, this is one of the best , if not the best! Must do!

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