5 star rating: Highly Recommended 154 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  13 hours 30 minutes (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 and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. From the comfort of your black cab, tour Northern Ireland's capital, seeing all the landmark sites, including the Belfast Docks and the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods. After learning about Belfast’s political history, travel along the Antrim Coastal Drive, stopping to explore the famous rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway and to take the perilous walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

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
  • View the 15th-century Dunluce Castle, a filming location for Game of Thrones
  • Walk across the teetering 80-foot (24-meter) high Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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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 guide will pick you up from selected central Dublin hotels and then drive you north out of the city by luxury coach. 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, listen to your guide talk 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, 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 divide. Pull over for a closer look at several key locations, including the Peace Wall, where you can sign your name next to legendary peacemakers, such as Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton.

After a break to take refreshments in the city (own expense), leave 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. Pause to marvel at Dunluce Castle, a medieval ruin perched precariously atop a bluff on the coast. Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones may recognize it as the setting for the House of Greyjoy.

After driving for roughly two hours, arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, where you’ll have 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.

Continue on to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which links the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. Steel yourself for a heart-stopping walk across the swaying bridge, as the Atlantic Ocean waves pound into the cliffs below. The surrounding headlands were also used for filming several Game of Thrones scenes.

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 July 2015

Wonderful!! I really enjoyed learning all about the troubles and feeling like I was on the set of game of thrones. So much breathtaking beauty. So much history. Really loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing tour!! Although it seems like it would be a really long day it flew by and was planned out perfectly. Our tour guide was excellent and we learned so much history! Giant's Causeway is an extraordinary sight to see!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent day. Tour was by Wild Rover tours, Robbie was our guide and Richie was the driver. They were very professional, but fun, and full of information. They Black Taxi Cab tour was a terrific way to learn more about Belfast. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour guide Robbie and driver Ritchie. Very entertainig and very informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was a very good value. It provided an insight to the troubles that most foreigners would never get on their own

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent and interesting. Our tour guide J.P. was exceptional, ensuring we left on time so the rest of the day went smoothly. We spent the morning doing a Black Taxi Tour of Belfast. Our guide Tom had first-hand knowledge of the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland which he shared along with interesting anecdotes and general history while showing us many significant sites. He was excellent sharing not just information but the emotions of the time and place. We left with a much greater understanding of recent conflict in Northern Island and its impact on life in Belfast.
We returned to meet J.P. and the rest of the group that had toured the Titanic Museum. Both on the trip to Belfast and throughout the rest of the day J.P. shared lots of information and stories, patiently answered questions, and encouraged everyone to fully participate in hiking and crossing the rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede, and visiting The Giants Causeway. J.P. personally checked in with all tour participants multiple times during the day, something no other guide did. He offered to take photos of us at every stop so we have wonderful memories to share. Both stops we made were exceptionally beautiful despite the clouds. Even the lunch stop was great. Our bus driver also contributed in a meaningful way, adding lots of interesting tidbits as we traveled. This one-day tour is not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour, both the Black taxi which was very informative and thought provoking as well as the beautiful scenery at Giants Causeway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip, great tour guide. Black cab ride was dope, great guide who lived through the troubles in Belfast. The Causeway is really nice, but the Carick-A-Rede area that we went to after is truly spectacular, managed to snag a shot of a rainbow as we looked towards Scotland. Reminds me of an more dramatic version of my home in Newfoundland. Highly recommended, just bring something to do on the long ride home. Also, don't bother getting breakfast before the tour you stop somewhere almost right away to snag some.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great day, scenery wonderful. The black cab tour was excellent !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour, especially the Black Taxi Tour of Belfast. Giant's Causeway beautiful. Guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend.

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