• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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 Skankill neighborhoods and the Belfast Docks. Then course along the Antrim Coast to experience one of Ireland great geological marvels, the UNESCO World Heritage Site–listed Giant’s Causeway, followed by a stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Marvel at the surrounding headlands that were also used as a filming location for many Game of Thrones scenes.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Dublin to Belfast including a black cab tour and Giant's Causeway excursion
  • View the 15th-century Dunluce Castle, a Game of Thrones filming location
  • See top Belfast attractions including the Harland and Wolff shipyard and Belfast Docks
  • Learn about Belfast’s complex history as you visit the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods in a black cab
  • 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
  • Walk across the teetering 80-foot (24-meter) high Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Giants Causeway & Visitor Heritage Centre, 2 hour stop. The only tour from Dublin to offer both attractions at the Giants Causeway. Also a complimentary walking tour of the Giants Causeway Coast available which is optional whether to take or not.
  • Belfast Black Cab Tour, 2 hour stop. A complete tour offering the passenger the opportunity to walk and record the various locations synonymous with the city's troubled history.
  • Carrick A Rede Bridge – 1 hour 30 minute stop. Premium tickets to walk across the rope bridge included. (optional to cross)

What You Can Expect

Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin

Explore Belfast's political past

Your full-day tour of Northern Ireland’s major sights starts with early-morning pickup in central Dublin. (Enjoy a 20 minute rest stop to take coffee and snacks before taking the Black Cab tour in Belfast. There you will have bathroom facilities with a range of vendors to buy hot and cold drinks, fresh food, light snacks and packed lunches. The same stop will be visited on the return journey fro Dublin).

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 return ride back to central Dublin.

Customer Reviews

estespeel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Sean and Tara
AMAZING tour guides
Great educational experience
In Belfast
I left the tour bus with a greater understanding of Northern Ireland

Robert N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The Northern tour of Belfast and the history combined with currrent events were so interesting. That combined with the taxi driver adding personal experiences made it great. Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridgemore were interesting, beautiful and exciting! JP was a great group tour guide. Informative, interesting and fun!

MelindaD

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This trip was $ well spent. Experience at Belfast and learning the history was all wonderful. It was thrilling to cross the hanging bridge. The tour was very organized.

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an amazing tour - the tour guides were great! The sights we saw were AWESOME and breath-taking and so very interesting. We learned so much in the Cab Tour in Belfast and then the Giant's Causeway, the rope bridge, and all the scenery in between were all so beautiful! This was one of our most favorite and memorable things we did while on our Ireland vacation. I would DEFINITELY recommend this as a top highlight for all to see!

AnnMarie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Everything from the driver..Sid..to the guide..Richard,,to the actual tours. We did the black cab tour in Belfast and it was terrific!!

Angela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

I had never been to Ireland and this trip was a great tour for those wanting to learn the rich history of Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway was absolutely stunning and the views of the Carrick Rope were amazing. When you get to Belfast, you have the choice of taking the Titanic Tour or the Taxi Tour where local drivers take you to different points of history in Belfast. I really enjoyed the Titanic Tour. The museum was stellar and you get to stand on the spot outside where the Titanic launched from Belfast. Those on the bus who took the taxi tour said it was excellent and humbling. Our driver Derek was funny and a great historian of the history of Ireland. I was very impressed with the way he kept us all engaged and encouraged us all to walk to the rope bridge even if we decided not to go across. It was an amazing view! This tour made my trip to Ireland outstanding! The bus was comfy and you can go at your own pace!

Angela G., Houston, Texas

Bryan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was one of our favorite tours during our month long holiday. The black taxi tour we had in Dublin taught us so many things about the troubles and how it affected the people during that time and still today. The giants causeway was very interesting also. Everyone in my group was very impressed with the tour and we would all recommend it.

denisele212

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

I had two days in Dublin and i didn't know how to spend it. I'm glad i chose this as one of the days. It was very informative. I knew absolutely nothing about the country before i decided to visit. The sites were beautiful. I was afraid of heights so I opted out of the rope part. It was still a beautiful area

Lcoan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great, nice accommodations, fun staff. Lots of information on the way to sites. We loved the black cab experience . A real eye opener. The coast was beautiful.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Highly recommend this tour. The local company, WildRover, was excellent. Tour guide, Aishling and bus driver, Jack were great. Very informative and we enjoyed all the Irish tales and folklore. It was a long day but so worth it. The bus was clean and comfortable. The tours were also very good. So many interesting things at the Titanic Museum. Giant's Causeway was definitely in the wonders of the world category. The rope bridge was fun. Viator continues to not disappoint. You offer such great options for so many locations. We will continue to rely upon your recommendations. Cheers!!

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