• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 82.10 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
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

Evelyn R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The Black taxi tour of Belfast was something unique. The history of the troubles as told by someone who lived through it. The murals were moving and beautiful. I lucked out and the weather was gorgeous on the day of the tour, so the views from Giants Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge were stunning. We even got to see a couple of Game of Thrones filming locations, including Dunluce castle as the sun was setting. It was a long day, but well worth it! Nicholas and Sean were great! Nicholas even played some music for us on the ride home and we sang along to some Irish songs.

Tim E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was one of the best tours I've taken. JP and our driver Paddy were the best. JP's historical knowledge and sense of humor allowed him to concentrate 800 years of Irish history into a days drive. The funny thing is that a small portion of the day's adventure had the most powerful effect on me. In addition to visiting the Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, we also had the opportunity to take the Black Cab ride through Belfast. Our driver Colm, provided another condensed version of the troubles in Belfast from a first person perspective, giving us trip we will never forget. His insight and the compassion enabled us a small peek into a world I hope is never allowed to be resurfaced.

Paige L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Ashlein and Jack were amazing tour guides. Trip it's self was great and showed some of the true splendor of the Irish countryside.

Jo-Elle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The Giant's Causeway is an amazing site to see. Northern Ireland is beautiful. The guide and driver were lovely.

Nadia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour and a great tour guide! Really informative and great to speak to about the area and Ireland generally! My only wish would be an hour or so to wander around Belfast to explore but the political tour was brilliant and the Giant's Causeway and rope bridge were amazing! Definitely worth doing!!!

mohsan s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was a good trip. The guide Tara and driver Sean were awesome. Wear good shoes- a lot of climbing on rocks and long walks.
Belfast stop was really interesting - understanding their years of suffering which still lingers today.Beautiful country

Aminah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Kristen L M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely loved this tour! Lots of information from the driver and great stops! Highly recommend!

Susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was such a great tour on the history of Belfast. It was so very cold, when we did our tour but the guide was very giving for keeping us comfortable. I highly recommend this tour.

Brandon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My family and I used Wild Rover tours twice during our stay in Dublin and have nothing but great things to say. J.P our tour guide for both trips was personable, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. Huge shout out to our drivers Jerry and Jack for getting us where we needed to go safely without issue. Our first tour was Northern Ireland/Belfast. We elected to do the black taxi cab tour which I would not miss. Our driver Martin was so passionate, was a wealth of knowledge, and shared incredible personal experiences. The remainder of the tour with the rope bridge and giants Causeway were unbelievable. The January Ireland weather was perfect and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Our second trip was through Wicklow to Kilkenny. Kilkenny is a fantastic medieval town with great restaurants and shopping. The scenery at Glendalough was breathtaking. It was so peaceful and really showcases the beauty of Ireland. The hi-light of the day was our stop in Wicklow at Richie’s farm. Richie and his son Gavin gave us a fantastic demonstration of what life is like to be a sheep farmer. Their dogs Bruce, Jerry and puppy Rob showed off their skills herding the farms’ sheep. If you are a dog lover you will love this tour. All in all Wild Rover is great to work with. Pick up locations are easy to find, you will learn a ton and have grand fun along the way. In the words of J.P.-Class!

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message