• 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

Michele H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

My husband and I chose this trip for the price and sites...we are also big Game of Thrones fans so that was a huge plus. Our guide was friendly, knowledgable and accommodating. I loved that we had the freedom to choose what tours to do as well as the freedom to explore each place together rather than in a group. We are still talking about all the Irish mythology and folklore we learned on the trip. We LOVED the Fynn MaCool story! That was such a bonus since we both thought it would just be a bus ride only. The bus was clean and comfy so the drive was long but tolerable. I highly recommend this tour as the Giant's Causeway alone was enough to take our breath away...but the Carrick-a-Reed rope bridge was FUN!

Glennerd United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

All so wonderful to see! Tour guide was exceptional.

lizard03_30

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Tara and Pete were great. Wonderful visit, comfortable ride. Given enough time to pick up sandwiches and drinks. Loved it

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Started quite early but well worth the long day. Belfast Black Cab tour was fascinating; our cab driver James had actually been imprisoned at the age of fourteen; his personal experience during the strife was harrowing. On to the Titanic Visitor center to meet up and head to the Carrick Rope Bridge. Awesome!! A very long walk up and down the walkways and then... what a sight to behold! Our tour guide Kim does a great job, as did our bus driver Stanley. This tour is highly recommended!

dmelloan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Kim, our guide, gave us an informative commentary of Northern Ireland history and was helpful in lots of ways. John safely managed the curvy roads along the northern coast. It was a contrasting mixture of seeing the awe inspiring sights of nature with learning about the harm inflicted during the Troubles in Belfast. A thought provoking day.

alan r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Both Belfast and the Causeway were great excursi. The Belfast commentary by our cabbie was personal and moving

Damelza U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Richard was our guide and Sarah was our driver and they were great. It was a fantastic day and the schedule was well organised and ran very smoothly. We had just the right amount of time at each place. In Belfast we choose to do the political tour in the black cab and it was confronting but very interesting. We were very lucky with perfect weather for the Giant's Causeway and the rope bridge.

Bonnie T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I couldn’t have been happier with the choice I made to book this tour. The time in Belfast was deeply moving and I could not have gotten that experience on my own. Sarah was a 5 star guide~fun, informative and kept the tour organised.

Cynthia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an amazing trip. The tour guide was fantastic. He knew Irish history inside out. The trip also allowed for ample time at stops so we could really appreciate them.

Shawn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

For the Giant's Causeway, Kimmy was our guide and John was our driver. Kimmy has a great sense of humor and provided a fun and informative trip. John was a very courteous driver and displayed safe driving skills and timeliness. We also did the Belfast Black Taxi tour, I would highly recommend Davey as the Taxi Driver.

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