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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)
Sit back and relax on this combined rail and coach day trip from Dublin to Northern Ireland. With all your travel arrangements organized for you, you'll see Belfast and visit the famous coastal landscape known as the Giant’s Causeway, with its stunning basalt columns.


  • Full-day train and coach trip from Dublin to Northern Ireland
  • Scenic coach journey along the Antrim Coast Road
  • Stunning Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
  • World-famous Giant's Causeway
  • Photo stop at Dunluce Castle
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You can enjoy the romance of a train trip to Belfast before boarding a coach to Giant's Causeway, where you'll get to walk around the volcanic formations. It's a full-day journey with some once-in-a-lifetime views so have your camera ready!

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What You Can Expect

Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin

Rope Bridge, Ireland

Departing from Dublin Connolly Station you'll travel by train to Belfast (light breakfast available onboard). Upon arrival in Belfast, your coach tour will head to the famous Antrim Coast Road, crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. From here, you can glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. Note that the bridge is open from March to October only and there's a small local charge if you cross the bridge.

Next, you'll continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal basalt columns. It's fun to walk around, so be sure to wear good walking shoes!

After making a photo stop at historic Dunluce Castle, it's time to return to Belfast to catch your train to Dublin Connolly Station (snacks available)

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A tad pricey otherwise a nice day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Hold on tight for an experience of a lifetime.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour is FANTASTIC! Dave was our friendly guide and Derrick the bus driver from McComb's. My husband and I barely made it on time to the train station, and we're so glad. This was an experience of a lifetime. It was pouring down rain when we left the train station in Dublin and when we arrived for the bus in Belfast, but the weather cleared up as we drove further north. A word of caution about the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge...it is not for someone who is frail or out of shape. It's a steep long walk to the bridge on unlevel rock steps. The walk back up the hill is very challenging. Only 2 hours is allotted for the rope bridge, and you will need every minute. The views are breathtaking and worth the hike. It was a long day, but it was the one of the best days ever. Thanks Dave for sharing a drink at The Crown Bar in Belfast. Thanks Derrick for the funny jokes and informative history lessons.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Was a wonderful tour! Great views along the coast. We had a good amount of time at the rope bridge and plenty of time at the giant's causeway. The tour guide and driver were wonderful, gave us a detailed itinerary to help plan our time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was an amazingly scenic tour of the Antrim Glens and the North coast. Patrick was an exceptional driver, providing both historical and anecdotal stories that made the trip very entertaining. The stop at Bushmill's was an amazing bonus!

This trip packs a lot of sights into one very long dayespecially if you begin the day in Dublin, but it is totally worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I went to Ireland in December, I took my grandmother and a friend. We thought it would be a good idea to take a tour of Northern Ireland while there. It was the best idea ever, the trip was amazing I dont think I could have planned anything better. Our tour guide met us at the train station and road with us to Belfast, while on the train he gave us a lot of information about Northern Ireland. Once in Belfast a very nice tour bus picked us up and we were able to sit in the front row perfect view of everything, the bus driver was a great tour guide himself, he was very informative. We were all so pleased with this trip, the price was extremely reasonable for all the sights, information and length of this tour. If we make it back to Europe I will be sure to book another trip through Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was a great day but a very long day. The train ride was comfortable. The food and drink cart comes to you and you can order hot sandwiches. The bus ride up to northern coast to the Giant's Causeway was absolutely stunning. The rope bridge was fun to cross but it is a long walk to get to it and then back to the bus. Lunch at Bushmills was fine. Nothing special. The Giant's Causway was really cool. It is a little bit of a walk to get down to the ocean. There is a bus for a small fee. The stones are very hard to walk on. They are extremely slippery. You really have to take your time and be careful. We had good weather and could see Scotland. It was a nice time to visit (the end of November) as it wasn't crowded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We visited Dublin in September 2014 and made a point to take this tour. It is long, but worth it. There are so many sights covered and it is a long trip, so be warned. The best part of the trip for me was the Rope Bridge. Although I was terrified, it was worth the hike across, as you can get some really nice pictures.
I highly recommend taking this tour over some of the other coach only tours- as the scenery on the train was incredible!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour. A lot packed in but really enjoyabl .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The trip is a bit long ( whole day ) but was wealth it !

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