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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

Explore Northern Ireland's biggest draws — Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge — on a day trip from Dublin. In a traditional black cab in Belfast, you’ll explore sites of the capital’s conflicted history: the mural-strewn streets of the Falls and Skanskill neighborhoods and the Belfast Docks. Then course along the Antrium coast to experience one of Ireland great geological marvels, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Giant’s Causeway, followed by a stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.


  • 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

Your full-day tour of Northern Ireland’s major sights starts with early-morning hotel pickup in central Dublin. (Be sure to grab your coffee and breakfast for the ride, because it will two hours before you arrive in Belfast.)

An iconic black cab awaits you in Northern Ireland’s beautiful and infamous capital. This tour gives you a safe and introspective account of this impassioned city, most well known for its history of political and religious unrest. Explore Belfast’s Falls and Skankill neighborhoods, where hundreds of ornate murals impart Unionist and Nationalist political messaging in glorious color. Learn of the city’s industrial roots, its divisive conflict and its current youthful revival.

During the tour, you’ll see several of Belfast’s top attractions, including sites such as the Belfast Docks and the Harland and Wolff shipyard — snapshots of the city’s industrial beginnings. If the sentiment takes you, feel free to request a stop at other notable sites like the Peace Wall, where you can add your name to those of other peacemakers who have touched this monumental city.

The next leg of your journey is the grand Antrim Coastal Drive, taking you along Ireland’s wild, rocky north coast for dramatic sea views and the fairy-tale glens of Antrim. Speaking of drama, catch a view of Dunluce Castle, a medieval construction that’s enjoying a second life is as the House of Greyjoy in the award-winning TV series Game of Thrones.

The 2-hour drive brings you to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Giant’s Causeway. Stretch your legs and enjoy a meander through this geological wonder that has been the source of many Irish myths. Then punctuate your tour of the north with an invigorating walk across the teetering, 80-foot-high (24-meter) Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (not for the faint-hearted!). After you’ve had your adrenaline boost for the day (or year), get cozy in your coach seat for the ride back to Dublin for hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great trip. Our guide Yoan and driver John were wonderful. The Belfast Black Taxi Tour was the best. Very informative and sobering. Giant's Causeway was impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent- the guide Yoan and the driver Richard were terrific and very helpful .
The tour was very varied and full of information - a great day plus the weather cooperated !!!!!
Well worth it !!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Black Taxi Tour of Belfast really shows you how the Troubles have impacted the average person in Belfast. Our guide told us about his experiences growing up during such difficult times. He was also knowledgeable about the murals and took the time to show us a beautiful cathedral. The Giant's Causeway is breathtaking, as is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. There weren't too many crowds in either place, so we were able to see everything we wanted to see and still have a few minutes left over to get some food at the Giant's Causeway buyer beware, there are only two restaurants at the Causeway, and they can get busy and some hot tea at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Yoan was our tour guide - excellent. And Geordie lead the black taxi ride - also good, but so sad. It's a great way to spend a spare day in Dublin and learn a lot about Ireland's history. This tour was operated by a local tour company, and I would definitely do another one with them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was fascinating and enlightening . Gerry, the black cab driver and guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A very educational tour, worth the time repent if you're looking for something to do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So happy we were able to work this tour into our itinerary!!!
The Black Taxi Tour was very informative and interesting, Giant's Causeway beautiful and walking across the rope bridge very cool. The coastal views are amazing. It was a great day, I would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The black taxi tour was really informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great! Siofra was an excellent guide. The trip was informative and fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved it!! Perfect day.. all details taken care of. We especially enjoyed the Black Taxi Tour.. Fascinating!

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