Giant's Causeway Day Trip from Dublin including Belfast - Reviews

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Richard E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Fantastic Day ! Edel took us all on a magical ride north to the Giants Causeway, I was really looking forward to seeing this site, as well as the Rope bridge. Her stories and antidotes along the way were priceless.

Geoff N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

This was a fairly long trip from Dublin into Northern Ireland but worth every minute. For me, the Giant's causeway area is a must see. There's more to it than the famous rock formations that dominate the tourist brochures. You can walk up into the surrounding mountains and get great views from the top. We were there on a clear day and there was a point where you could just see Scotland in the distance. No problem getting out on the rocks and close to the ocean. But beware, it's very windy. Excellent lunch in a local pub. The tour guide was very good - very knowledgeable about the history and folklore of Ireland.

If you're interested in the political history of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, take what's called a black cab tour in Belfast. Not sure why they call it that, as the tour wasn't in a black cab. It's hosted by a real local guy who grew up in the middle of what were known as the troubles 1960s to 1990s, essentially a violent city war between Catholic and Protestant factions and the British army. The guide's perspective was tilted toward the Catholic side but we got a really good feel for what it was like to grow up in that environment. The guide on the main tour bus will show you where to pick up the local tour.

kristin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

The sites were amazing! The tour guide made the day comfortable and fun.

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Truly a wonderful day at the Giant's Causeway. Beautiful and relaxing way to see the sights. Highly recommended.

Samantha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

It was amazing to see the giant causeway. Super amazing and we love Belfast also. Great trip.

Garima L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This tour was amazing!

dz_marilyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

AWESOME EXPERIENCE!. Got to see the famous Dark Hedges and walk the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. The whole day was fun packed. Beautiful scenery and lots of facts learned.

Sujatha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

one of the best i have done so far. we were not able to walk over the bridge because of rain and winds.
the weather cleared when we went to the causeway. it was very slippery but we still managed to climb over the steps.
had an awesome trip. our bus driver + tour guide was very humorous and very good. highly recommend. in fact i would say don't miss it

Sheldon D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Rain and wind could not lessen the coolness of this tour! We had a great time at Dark Hedges, Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-
Rede Bridge although technically the bridge was closed for safety reasons and we could not cross it. Northern Ireland was fascinating and our only regret is that we did not have more time there. A well-rounded tour with a great lunch and a great guide!

Sydana Portugal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This tour was amazing

Carla

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

I tottaly recomend this trip, worth every euro. The sightseeing are amazing, our guide was fabulous, funny, a great storyteller and made all effords to give us a great tour.

Colleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Great tour! A long day but it was amazing! If you are a GoT fan you will definitely like the Dark Hedges and Giants Causeway.

Cheri United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We enjoyed this day trip very much. Pretty much everything happened as advertised in the description of the tour. The bus driver told us a few things to look at as we drove from Dublin to Belfast. This is a large bus tour, not small group, but there were enough sites and stops along the way that we didn't feel like we were driving all day.
Giant's Causeway was amazing.
We had a couple hours to spend on our own in Belfast at the end of the tour before heading back to Dublin, we chose to take a Black Cab tour - terrific experience! It was an extra expense, but so very well worth it.

Cynthia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Although this tour started bright and early 6 am, it was packed full of great adventures and wondrous sights. All along the journey, our driver pointed out interesting things and told great tales about local and historical lore. We stopped for a quick breakfast break about an hour after departure, then continued to our first tourist spot: The Dark Hedges, a dramatic row of old twisted beech trees that have been used in scenes from Game of Thrones. We had about 20 minutes to get some photos and look around. Next we headed for the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge which frankly was what I was looking forward to the most! and it did not disappoint! It was a bit of a walk to get to it from the car park about 15 - 20 minutes over rocky terrain, but the views were extraordinary, and the adventure of crossing the rope bridge over the rocky shores of the Atlantic 100 meters below was worth it. There is a small gift shop and cafe on the grounds, along with restrooms. After this, we headed to the Giant's Causeway. I had read about this many times throughout my life, and it was absolutely phenomenal to experience it in actuality. The waves crash against the basalt hexagonal pillars and stones, and the wonders of nature reveal themselves once again and being unendingly surprising. There are 2 or three different paths to get to the base, and as the difficulty of the walk increases, so does the beauty of the scenic views. The shortest walk is about 8 minutes along a paved road, but the most spectacular scenery will be found if you choose the longest about 40 minutes and most rugged trail. There are no safety walls or guardrails to block your view the open ocean and rocky cliff drops are exposed to all. Our last stop was the city of Belfast. I didn't really care if the tour went there or not...at first. But once we arrived, I realized that the city has so many interesting places to go. I ended up wishing we had more than an hour to stay and visit. I saw the Titanic Memorial, and amazingly, the Belfast City Hall has a very detailed and interesting tourist area inside it. It has info on famous citizens, notable events, and newsworthy areas. The building itself is an architectural and artistic wonder. I ended up spending the last 20 minutes just sitting on a park bench and taking it all in, everything around me. I highly recommend this entire tour. Nothing about it was disappointing!

stein.danielle7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This was amazing! I wish I had more time to hike to the top of the trails beyond the Causeway's. I can't remember the drivers name, but he was amazing! Even with a cold, he was bubbling, uplifting, fun and made everyone feel welcome. He made the experience fun and worthwhile! Also, I recommend the Black Cab Tour. I learned a lot about the conflict and seeing the neighborhoods was very insightful.

kimberln

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Belfast is a memorable city and deserves dedicated time to explore the rich culture, history, and friendly people who live here. Giant's Causeway is very beautiful. Our tour guide, Phill, was funny, charming, knowledgeable and a lot of fun! He really made this trip something special.

Michelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Loved it! Worth every penny! Bus driver was out tour guide, he was great. Do not hesitate to take this tour!

Brenda India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Giant Causeway is very very beautiful, Belfast has an interesting history.
This trip is worth the price.

Anna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

I highly recommend taking a trip up to Northern Ireland, if possible. The beauty and history of the place are intriguing. Our tour guide, Leo, was extremely knowledgable and offered great tips throughout the tour. He really made this trip for us and we thank him for the experience! My favorite part about this day trip were the small stops we made along the way, including the castle. Instead of the rope bridge, we walked down to the shore and enjoyed some quiet time by the ocean. We took advantage of Leo's suggestion and did a black cab tour in Belfast, learning about the history and conflicts of the city. I would recommend this trip more than Blarney or Cliffs of Moher.

Majestic_Peacock Portugal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Very nice trip. The bus driver was fun and knowledgeable, even though the people in our excursion were not very participating.
We went to Carrick Bridge and Giant's Causeway, as promised, and also stopped along some breathtaking views throughout the Irish coast.
The driver was also kind enough to give us tips in order to avoid tourist traps.
Overall a great experience which I sincerely recommend if you wish to discover the beauty of Irish costal landscapes.

Alex G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Loved the tour. Enjoyed the driver Mick? and the tour! Better than the cliffs of Mohr trip in my opinion.

Joseph N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Overall an excellent tour. The chosen locations were all wonderful, and plenty of time was given to enjoy each stop. The tour guide was knowledgable and entertaining for kids and adults alike!. Would highly recommend.

modernmagick United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This tour was absolutely AMAZING and....if given chance---walk the ENTIRE Causeway and take in the Black Cab tour in Belfast---WELL worth it for historical as well as true insight into BOTH sides of a complicated history!
Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and provided much needed info! This is one of the BEST tours to Northern Ireland and to take in everything we did in ONE day was a great decision!

Dominique S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Loved this tour! Giant's causeway is just stunning!

Laura S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

what is described as a long day, flew by!!! Amazing to see quite a few things in such a short time.
If there is 1 drawback is that the time in Belfast is very short.

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