5 star rating: Highly Recommended 171 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 August 2015

The trip was well-paced and comfortable. The guide was fabulous. We took a lunch with us, but there were several opportunities to purchase meals along the way. I would recommend this tour, especially the Black Taxi tour, which was very informative and moving.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour. Well worth the time and money. A real value and tons of fun. Don't miss it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Robbie and Gavin were great. The Belfast part was my favorite, but it was all pretty wonderful. Robbie knew so much, and Gavin was a great driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a sunny day and Our bus driver was Olive and tour guide was Kevin. WE really enjoyed their professionalism and they answered everyone's questions so we learned a lot about our trip.SOme of the Mythology is a bit hard to swallow jk!
Tom was our Black Taxi driver and he explained the history of the struggles in Northern Ireland.We saw lots of places that we had seen on the news over the years and Tom gave us a much better understanding.WE will pray for Peace!
We stopped and had fun climbing through the Giants Causeway and enjoyed the trails. Truly Amazing!
The coastline and countryside were beautiful.
Then before heading back to Dublin we followed the coastline to Carrick-A Rede rope bridgewhere we joined lots of other ppl making the trek across it and looking down was worth it!
We were so plzd we did this trip and that the Sun made an appearance :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a really great tour, our guide was very friendly and informative and the sights are all definite must sees.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a wonderful tour. We went on the black cab tour through Belfast and it was so informative. The history and emotions of the city are very evident. Giants causeway is amazing and the rope bridge great fun.There is a bit of walking but there is plenty of time given at each stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a freat tour. I had the experience of understanding the Northern Island and the magnificient beauty of the causeways

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Perfect day tour. Rob and Bill guide and driver were amazing. Educational entertaining enough quiet time which is rare on a tour!. One recommendation though. The walk to the causeway and the rope bridge can be challenging for someone not in terrific health and proper footwear is essential. You should mention that in the tour description - just so people can be more prepared!

But a perfect day!

Erin P
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour, great guide! We got to see everything we wanted to and learned a ton. The black cab tour was really fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A must do day trip from Dublin! You have the chance to explore Northern Ireland in all aspects! First, you learn about the history and culture of Belfast with a private black cab tour our driver was amazing and so knowledgeable! Then you head to the Giants Causeway and Rope Bridge! Beautiful scenery that shouldn't be missed!! A long day but you get what you pay for a fun filled, jammed packed day of adventure!!

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