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Full-day trip to Northern Ireland and the Giant’s Causeway from Dublin
Soak up the scenery along the Antrim Coast Road
Explore the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site
Walk over the Atlantic Ocean on the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
See Game of Thrones filming sites, including the Dark Hedges and Dunlace Castle
Board your bus in central Dublin and set off your Giants Causeway Day Tour. Soak up the scenery as you cross the border into Northern Ireland and journey north along the rugged Antrim Coast.
Enjoy around 2 hours of free time to explore the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site. Snap photos of the jaw-dropping natural wonder as you clamber along the unusual basalt columns and look out over the windswept coast. Be sure to ask your guide how the Giant’s Causeway got its name.
After strolling along the Giant’s Causeway, get ready for another equally dramatic walk – along the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Brave a walk across the historic rope bridge, which passes 100ft (30m) over the Atlantic Ocean and connects the coastal cliffs of Northern Ireland to Carrick-a-Rede Island.
Finally, follow in the footsteps of your favourite Game of Thrones characters as you stop by some of the most memorable Northern Ireland filming locations. See the eerie Dark Hedges, along which Arya Stark escaped from Kings Landing, and the seafront Dunluce Castle, seen on screen as the House of Greyjoy. After a day packed full of adventure, jump back onboard the coach for the return journey and end your tour in central Dublin.
It's a long drive but the scenery was beautiful. There was a bathroom stop on the way there but not one on the way back, but I'm sure the driver would have stopped if there was a request. The Giant's Causeway is very impressive but the walk can be very taxing, although there's a National Trust shuttle from the top of the hill and I would advise you to make use of it since the next stop at the Rope Bridge has a much harder walk. The time at the locations can be a little tight if you walk slowly, so plan to take pictures on your walk back so you can make use of resting stops.
I really enjoyed every amazing place we visited on this trip. The only change I would suggest is allowing a little more time at the bridge it's quite a walk out to it and back, and I would have liked to walk around about 10 minutes on the other side of the bridge, and we probably should have had a restroom break about halfway back to Dublin. Also, I had taken sandwiches because I realized they don't use Euros in Northern Ireland, but at the restaurant stop for lunch I did find that they would accept Euros, and if I'd known that, I would have just eaten there. Lastly, I wasn't aware I needed to check in at the agency with the green door - I found out by asking the bus driver, which caused me to be late for the tour tours with other companies just had us checking in at the bus.
The tour was very smooth, many bathroom breaks, well scheduled. The sites were amazing and awe-inspiring. The only thing I would change was knowing ahead of time that we would have to walk a long way both to the Giant's Causeway and to Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. I was along with my mother, who is a senior citizen, and she was not prepared to walk that much. We did almost 20,000 steps that day for the fitbit fam. I'm 26 so this is not a problem for me.
If your main goal is to see Giant's Causeway like it was ours I suggest you book another Tour. We were disappointed on how little time we actually spent at this stop. Along with not enough time the driver/Tour guide didn't give us enough information about where to go and we feel like we missed much of it. As we were told this was one of the best places to see we were sad the Tour didn't focus more on this stop. We did thoroughly enjoy the rope bridge at Carrick a Rede though.
The Places we went were spectacular, but there was no information from the tour guide on the bus or off the bus. Also, the times at the secondary stops were VERY short. However, we did have 1 hour and 45 minutes at the Giants Causeway location.
Noelle R Canada
Was not aware that this was only transportation, so was disappointed in that regard. Perhaps they can update the description to explicitly state this? In any case, this bus is worth booking if you're looking to visit a few cool sights in Northern Ireland within the day.
We knew this was just transportation but on the almost 4 hour drive on the way back the driver wasn't going to stop at all until we asked him. After another 45 minutes he found a place to stop.
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