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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 Skanskill neighborhoods and the Belfast Docks. Then course along the Antrium coast to experience one of Ireland great geological marvels, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Giant’s Causeway, followed by a stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.


  • Day trip from Dublin to Belfast including a black cab tour and Giant's Causeway excursion
  • Learn about Belfast’s complex history as you visit the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods in a black cab
  • See top Belfast attractions including the Harland and Wolff shipyard and Belfast Docks
  • 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
  • View the 15th-century Dunluce Castle, a filming location for Game of Thrones
  • Walk across the teetering 80-foot (24-meter) high Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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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 hotel pickup in central Dublin. (Be sure to grab your coffee and breakfast for the ride, because it will two hours before you arrive in Belfast.)

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 ride back to Dublin for hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Benjamin Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge were neat and something you want to take tons of pictures is but by FAR the best part of the trip is the Black Cab ride through Belfast. Our driver was named Gerard, he honestly had the thickest Irish accent I've ever heard and when he was talking about the Civil war, you hung on to every single word he spoke. The pictures he shown from his and his grandmother house during that time was inspiring and hits you pretty hard.

We had the option to choose the Titanic Experience, I'm sure it was super nice but I'm glad to skipped that.

Rebecca L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was amazing. Our tour guide was not only knowledgeable, but very engaging and funny! It is truly a must attend tour!

Shabnam A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I couldn and #39;t make it on this trip but I have to say that Viator has the best customer service. I would use this company wherever their services are available.

Suellen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a wonderful day trip from Dublin. The time spent in Belfast was so informative and at the same time very sad. The black cab fellas really made the talk personal and yet objective. It was a very learning experience. The Giant's Causeway was beautiful until I fell off the rock path and landed on a pile of rocks. Can you say ouch. My left arm and back are still very sore. I highly recommend this tour because it's both educational with the added bonus of nature's beauty.

Ivette C B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well worth going on this trip, informative, beautiful scenery,comfortable traveling on the bu...good experience.

Margaret D H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really enjoyed this tour with Wild River Tours. JP, our guide, and Jack, our driver, made the day fun as well as very interesting. We went to the Titanic Experience first, then the Giants Causeway and the Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge. Had plenty of time at each stop to be able to explore and take a lot of pictures. Highly recommend this tour.

Yichi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I had a great time! Our driver and tour guide, Derek and Peter, were very professional and friendly. It was a long day but definitely worth the money. The black cab tour in Belfast was informative and educational and the Giant's Causeway was just amazing. I'd highly recommend this tour to everyone!

Nicole C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was informative and extremely passionate about the history of Ireland. We make several stops on our way up to Northern Ireland, having the opportunity to see many different areas. I also loved that we had the option to either go to the Titanic Museum or take a Black Taxi tour in Belfast. We did the Black Taxi tour and I have to say, it was incredible! We learned so much from that tour and loved the authenticity of our tour guides. Northern Ireland is absolutely beautiful! Even though the tour is an all day thing, it is worth it. I would absolutely recommend this tour and would probably go on it again the next time I'm in Ireland.

Eric M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A great trip with friendly and a knowledgeable guide.

Baiyang X

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really great trip !

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