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Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Dublin

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  • 13 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Leave the busy city behind and discover one of Northern Ireland’s most impressive natural attractions on this Giant’s Causeway day tour from Dublin. Enjoy a bracing stroll along County Antrim’s coastal paths for panoramic views and a stop at the Dark Hedges. Visit the Giant's Causeway with your guide, and gain insight into Northern Irish geology and folklore. Take winding coastal roads to Dunluce Castle.
  • Visit to the famed Giant's Causeway and surrounding sites
  • Get insight into local history and legend from your guide
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from central Dublin
  • Includes all entrance fees: No need to worry about hidden costs

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • USB Charging Points at Every Seat
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Molly Malone Statue
    Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland

    Tourist Office, Suffolk Street (Molly Malone Statue) - 07:00 am

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour will return to Dublin at approximately 8:00-8:30pm.
  • This tour is operated by Paddywagon Tours, the market leader on this scheduled group tour route. Your bus will highly likely be a green bus or coach with "Paddywagon Tours" written on the side in yellow.
  • Due to occasional roadworks in Dublin city, it is possible that your bus might not enter the street you have chosen and a tour representative may walk around to the group instead. So keep your eyes and ears out!
  • Please be in place 5- 10 minutes in advance of departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Seats are allocated on a first- come, first- served basis.
  • Similar to the airline industry, we cannot ask drivers to wait for latecomers due to government route- license restrictions.
  • Please request baby seat at the time of booking.
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Dublin?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Dublin?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Dublin?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Dublin?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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They bring you to a spot for lunch but it is not included in the price.
327 reviews
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Danny our tour guide was...
melissa_q, Aug 2022
Danny our tour guide was awesome!!! He was very informative! Great sense of humor would recommend to anyone.
Extremely worth your while!
Leslie_S, Jul 2022
Outstanding. Jackie was a wonderful tour guide and we learned so much and saw so much beauty! We were incredibly lucky with the weather, but even on a gray day I am sure this tour delights.
A Fun Day Dispite...
Paulette_O, Jul 2022
The coach was comfy and the driver was funny. Two suggestions, however. Don't offer a trip to Northern Ireland on July 12th or at least inform that the itinerary will be different. We did not get to go to two sights because of the date (Carrick a Rede rope bridge and Dunluce Castle). But we were taken to Belfast where everything was closed because of the date. I had been to Belfast and specifically booked a trip without it.
Good views and history lesson!
Denise_P, Jul 2022
This was a great trip from Dublin up to Giant's Causeway! The tour guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable and gave a history of Ireland along the way. Our group was able to fit in a Black Cab tour of the Belfast murals for anyone that wanted to do it. It was not originally on the itinerary and a nice bonus add-on. Note for other travelers - you have to pay the Black Cab guides directly in cash. It was 15 sterling or 20 Euros. The rope bridge was a picturesque stop over, as was the castle in the afternoon. I think one of these could have been skipped to allow more time at Giant's Causeway or for lunch. We had 1.5 hours which was good enough, but an extra 30 minutes couldn't have hurt. It may have given us extra time for lunch there. There is a hotel, cafeteria, and a couple of restaurants. See my next note -- My only negative note about the trip is the lunch spot. We were told to queue up and had a few items to pick from. I can honestly say it was one of the worst lunches I've had (as a vegetarian, my options were a soggy sandwich or a veg stew) and during the heat wave, I didn't feel it was the most hygienic either. And, it was expensive for what we got. I'm glad I packed lots of snacks and picked up some more at one of the rest stops.
Awesome Northern Ireland
Manjunath_K, Jun 2022
It was awesome and Mind blowing. The Atlantic coastal beauty can really be seen only in this tour. Belfast city tour was not attrctive but Giant’s causeway, Dark Hedges were too good. But expect more time to these places to fill the eyes with nature beauty.
Khalid_A, Jun 2022
First and foremost the locations are amazing and worth the trip. However in this case it was FALSE ADVERTISING! We didn't visit the rope bridge nor any of the mentioned castles. While I understand that the rope bridge access is closed for busses since the pandemic, why do you keep advertising it?also there were plenty of people on the bridge, what they did was that the busses stopped a bid further and people walked to the bridge. But no not for this tour. Such a shame... We only visited dark hedges and giant causeway. We also spend significant amount of time in Belfast for no reason even though it's not even advertised. I've already been to Belfast before and booked this tour since it was focused more on the countryside and castles etc. But we only visited half of the advertised locations. That's just lying to people. If I knew I would have booked with different provider. I expect nothing less but a partial refund and an apology. Btw the bus driver was a nationalist and IRA supporter and kept bashing the English. While yes I understand the history of Ireland is dark and obviously the English weren't so innocent but in these days you expect more objectiveness from your guide....
Good long day, no rope bridge
Stuart_M, Jun 2022
Richard was a good and informative tour guide. Giant’s Causeway is the highlight. Good lunch, dark hedges are ok. Disappointing that the rope bridge has been off-limits to busses for 2 years, but they still market it for this tour. Long day, comfortable bus.
Richard was a great tour...
Luciene_M, Jun 2022
Richard was a great tour driver! He was really funny and kind and allowed us extra time in locations!
It is a LIE, it does not include the bridge.
Marilina_A, May 2022
The mainly reason i bought it was because of the bridge. It is not included and wont be this year. it is a lie that includes because per what the guide told us , it is allowed to groups for the entire year 2022. So once we were up in the bus, they told us that we were not doing the bridge. The rest is ok. the guide told about the places and irish history, good driver.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful and so fun!
Ashley_H, May 2022
Paul was amazing! Everything he had to say about he history and places we visited was so interesting, the sights were beautiful and he was probably one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He had my friend and I cracking up the whole time and it was just what we needed. The northern coast was also extremely beautiful and one of my favorite parts of Ireland! I would highly recommend this tour and especially with Paul!! The only thing is the tour didn’t include the bridge which was one of the reasons why we chose it over the others, but other than that it was beautiful and Paul made up for it :)
Rose_L, May 2022
If you think you will be able to go on the rope bridge, you won't! We were disappointed as driver only told us that on the way. It's misleading saying entry/admission- Carrick A Rope Bridge. WiFi and USB do not work
3 travelers found this review helpful
Luminita_L, May 2022
Liana M - May 10, 2022 Richard O'Brien has been the best guide and driver we have ever had. for North of Ireland. Full of jokes and funny stories, patriot when he talked about those places,polite, inclusive with all the group and plenty of stories about all the places of the tour. It's great to find professional people like him meanwhile you know such a beautiful country. The tour was an excellent choice and he even sings sometime!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Long day, bad planning
aparupa_s, Apr 2022
The actual sites were wonderful and completely worth the trip. However, I cant say the same regarding the organization level of the tour operator. They started late to begin with and we had to wait for the bus to arrive in the cold. It may have been 5/10 mins wait time but in my opinion thats unprofessional. The bus ought to be at the pick up point sometime in advance of the departure time for a smooth process, and not arrive 10 minutes well after the scheduled time! Secondly, some goof up followed and some 20+ passengers who were to be picked up from midway (Belfast) were simply not picked up until we had almost reached our first stop! We were driven all the way back to rectify this, adding a couple of hours extra to an already long day! Incredible. Really. Then occasionally there were issues with the route! I dont know who's fault this was- the route setter or the bus driver, but we kept taking wrong turns and addind more time to an already tryingly long day. Thank god for the lovely Irish countryside that saved the day, despite the long hours on the bus going round and round. The tour is a great one. Maybe book with someone else who can be more professional in the way its conducted.
Great trip to N. Ireland
Breanna_L, Apr 2022
My mom and I took this tour a few days ago. Overall, we had a wonderful time. Alex, our guide, was great. We’ve (now) taken several tours with various companies, and he provided us with the most and best cultural and historic information about Ireland. He specifically taught us a great deal about The Troubles and Northern Ireland while we were going through those areas. He also prioritized fellow passengers respecting each other’s time and experience (primarily by not speaking over him while he was giving out information) which was greatly appreciated. The tour itself was a lot of fun. The Giant’s Causeway was incredible. The dark hedges would have probably been more impactful later this spring or in the summer but were interesting nonetheless. We didn’t get to see the rope bridge which was a disappointment. However, it’s our understanding that the bridge is currently closed due to Covid and the tour description on select travel sights just hasn’t been updated yet. Finally, we went to Belfast. Alex took those of us who were interested to see the Titanic museum which we really enjoyed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Trip
Dana_C, Mar 2022
Our coach driver Paul made the trip unforgettable with lots of lively stories and history. The causeway is something you don’t want to miss.
Excellent informative and thoroughly enjoyable
Kerry_B, Feb 2022
Knowledgeable driver who was v 😄, great guy, sorted alternative options as bridge closed . Also sorted alternative for black cab tour. Great day, lots of information and v interesting.
Great value, would highly recommend!
Gurpreet_S, Jan 2022
The tour guide was so friendly and super helpful. Although the rope bridge was closed we got to see a very beautiful viewpoint. Be mindful the Giants Causeway requires going up and down hill, and wet slippery surfaces. I would highly recommend getting some good walking boots.
Amazing day!
Kirsty_M, Jan 2022
Giants causeway is amazing. We got to see so much in one day and had so much fun! Lots of places to stop off for food and breaks.
Great day tour ! Paul is...
Louise_L, Jan 2022
Great day tour ! Paul is funny and a really good singer ! The day was really enjoyable as we had time in all the places!
Bad organiser
Karolina_W, Sep 2020
Let me review the tour organiser, not the destinations per se (which were wonderful btw, just use different organiser!) When travelling in Covid-19 times, one would expect more safety and care from tour organiser. We were not socially distanced in the bus. In theory everyone should have the mask on, but it was not respected. I have contacted the company prior to trip and I was assured that everyone must wear a mask at all times. It doesn't apply to children apparently. We had a small girl on board, breathing through mouth and touching everything with hands. Then, there was also plenty of adults, that with approval of driver, kept drinking coffee on board. This clearly mean that the mask were off, and not per sip but from start to finish of the beverage. Now, despite information in the website, the company did not provide face masks. If you have decided to use this tour organiser you must take the mask with yourself. Other than no social distancing and not obeying mask rules, I think there was not enough time to explore anything. We had to rush through locations, and we could not even enter to rope bridge, with is totally understandable but it's just better to wait until restrictions go down if you want to see it. We just had a stop to look at it from a distance for 10 minutes, and we were not advised beforehand about this change. Remember that you need to be on time on the collection point. We left last collection point at 7:23 where it was advised to be at 7:20, so make sure you arrive on time or earlier! Please select different organiser for your own safety and comfort!


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