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Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

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Discover Northern Ireland's dramatic coastal route a day trip to the Giant's Causeway from Dublin. Visit the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and spend some time in Belfast.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Dublin

  • 3 hours
  • Break

  • The Dark Hedges

  • Dunluce Castle (photo stop)

  • Giant's Causeway

  • Carrick-a-Rede

  • Belfast (free time)

  • 2 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Giant's Causeway and admire the formation and beauty of the area
  • Enjoy photo stop at the most beautiful castle ruin in Ireland, Dunluce Castle
  • Travel down the romantic avenue of beech trees at Dark Hedges
  • Learn stories of folklore and history with a few myths and legends
  • Spend at least 2 hours at the stunning Giants Causeway
  • Explore Belfast during your 1.5 hour in the city
Full description

Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on this day trip from Dublin. Visit the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and Belfast.

Depart Dublin and travel North, stopping at a service station along the way for breakfast to buy lunch and to stretch your legs. Your first attraction is to take a 5-minute photo stop at the famous and picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle. Afterward, head to the Giant's Causeway, formed from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Enjoy at least 2 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to the hexagonal columns, often referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." Take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea and then spend around 20 minutes traveling along the avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th-century by the Stuart family, the beautiful sight was used in the Game of Thrones series and the Transformers movie. Lastly, go to Belfast to see the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner. Stop next to Belfast City Hall and spend approximately 1.5 hours exploring the city. Do some sightseeing, shopping, and grab some food before continuing the journey home.

Includes
  • Transportation with live commentary onboard
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Northern Ireland's currency is Pound Sterling but most places accept card payment. Except for food/drinks and souvenirs, there are no additional costs for the day
  • Please note that this tour involves a lot of walking. Not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility. If your child is used to traveling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather
  • Please ensure you have filled out the online Track and Trace waiver form which will be emailed to you 25 hours before your activity starts. The form must be completed by each participant in order to join the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2140 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This was a great trip if you want an overview of Northern Ireland, and don't want to drive yourself. You hit all the good spots. Our guide, Sean, gave us tons of great information and history of the area. He was so friendly, organized, and really passionate about his work. Thank you Sean! Our driver, Vedran, got us around safely. Thank you Vedran!

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October 22, 2021

We enjoyed having Jess go through Ireland’s history between our destinations. We’ve never been to Ireland before and loved having her share her knowledge. Jess’s voice was strong and easily understood. The sites were varied and we went from hiking in Glendalough to watching a sheep dog demonstration to visiting the medieval city of Kilkenny. We would highly recommend this tour. Judy & Bob Lawrence

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October 16, 2021

Our guide Daniel was super nice and funny. He was able to tell us a lot of interesting things about the country and the attractions. The bus driver was also nice. The tour was well planned and you could see everything in peace without time pressure. It was a very pleasant and interesting excursion. Price performance 1a with a star!

October 8, 2021

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