• 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

Bogdana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Amazing tour! Thoroughly enjoyed; Tara and John were great guides, the black cab tour in Belfast was awesome and Gerard a great guide and the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-rede a definite must see! The scenic Irish landscape we drove through is incredible and I cannot wait to go back to Ireland!

tmorizuka Japan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

You just have to visit and see what all these spectacular places are about. Just magnificent!

soda99

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was just...amazing. Ireland is absolutely stunning.

sumaya.ullah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The smaller tours included within this tour are a gem! The Belfast tour is a political tour of Belfast, driving around in a traditional black cab with a very well-informed guide. The tour felt very authentic because the driver was very interested in sharing his story. Belfast is a unique destination and this is a very unique way to experience it through the eyes of a true local. While Giant's Causeway itself is a very special destination, the site-provided tour guide by the Irish National Trust was a true gem - he was such a wonderful story teller animated and genuinely proud of Ireland's rich story-telling traditions and they give you earplugs through which you can hear the tour guide very clearly given all the wind in that area. Crossing the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge was a very memorable experience! The scenery is absolutely beautiful in this part of Ireland and exposing yourself to an adventure adds to the thrill of being in Northern Ireland! The tour guide was very friendly, the coach was clean and comfortable, and the logistics throughout the day were very clear and effective. There was also an opportunity to do some shopping at Blarney which was wonderful!

ClaraRapp

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very special place

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Well worth the trip to N. Ireland. The drivers of the little cabs we had multiple cabs with our group were knowledgeable and had first hand experience of that time. 100 of our group thought this was well worth it. We had a windy and wet day at the Giant Causeway so the rope bridge was closed but it was still a great visit. This is a long trip so keep that in mind. We got back at 8pm.

heather

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Its was a beautiful sunny day. You do a lot of walking. Bus tour was long but it was worth it. The Titanic museum is great.

katkv United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was a great tour! We packed a lot into one day and will definitely go back to explore further! Anthony and Fintan were our trusty guides on this Wild Rover tour of Northern Ireland. They were terrific! Anthony thoroughly described the events of the day, explaining that once we reached Belfast, we had the option to either tour the Titanic Museum or take a Political Black Cab ride through the city. We opted this time for the Titanic Museum. The museum was amazing! We will definitely go back, as two hours didnt give us enough time to explore all of the exhibits. But, we couldn't stay longer as there were more stops to fit into our single afternoon in Northern Ireland.

After the Titanic Museum, we headed to the Giants Causeway, an amazing shoreline composed of interlocking basalt columns. We listened to the audio tour as we hit each point of interest along the walk down to the shore. For a nominal fee, they do provide a shuttle bus in one or both directions. While we walked down to the shore, we did take the shuttle back up the hill to the visitor's center. Then we popped into the Causeway Hotel for a quick, delicious hot lunch.

Then, back on the bus to our next stop, the Carrick-a-Rede Bridge. This tourist attraction requires quite a bit of walking and lots of stairs, but if you're able, it was fun to walk across the rope bridge to the other side. There were even people afraid of heights who accomplished the feat.

It was a long day, but a great tour! Wild Rover does it right!

Kendall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was great. Started it off with a political tour and Belfast and the street art with it. Then we made our way over to the Giant's Causeway. It was very cold and windy but well worth the view. Afterwards we headed to the rope bridge which took a little bit of a height. We had lots of fun this day!

Matthew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A long day, but well worth it. We were fortunate to have a clear and sunny day, which made the tour that much enjoyable. Thank you to Noel, our tour guide, for an amazing day!

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