1. Ireland
  2. Leinster
  3. Dublin
  4. Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Product ID: 305068
See the very best that Northern Ireland has to offer on this full-day tour from Dublin. Visit the world-famous Giant’s Causeway, enjoy a tasting session at the iconic Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, and spend some free time exploring Belfast city.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Bushmills, the world's oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery for a tasting session
  • Admire the wonders of the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site
  • See the fascinating ruins of Dunluce Castle and stop by the magnificent Dark Hedges
  • Enjoy free time to explore Belfast City and soak up its authentic charm
Full description
Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.

Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion.

Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundings, stopping at the ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo op. The next destination of the day is the iconic Giant’s Causeway, which is Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. Enjoy 2-hours at the site, taking photos of the magnificent seascape and fascinating stone columns, some of which reach 40 feet into the air.

Finally, spend at least an hour of free time in Belfast to explore at your own leisure and visit some of the city center attractions. Make the most of the opportunity to pick up a souvenir of your trip, or grab some snacks for the return journey to Dublin. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved on the way back to Dublin.
Includes
  • All necessary entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square North.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour is not recommended for children
• Boarding begins at 6:30am, latecomers will not be waited for
Customer reviews
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Fantastic tour. Well planned, well organized with a very knowledgable and funny guide (forgot his name; it was a very Irish name). The Causeway itself is gorgeous, a must-see if you are visiting Ireland. Love the whiskey tasting bit of the tour the most (of course!). We got to try different ones (already included in the tour price, no extra charges!) and have learnt a lot more about whiskey. Also got to stop at the Dark Hedges and Belfast, making the trip even more interesting. A long day but a fruitful one. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a full Irish experience. Make sure to put on your warmest jacket. We visited in Jan 2019. It was really cold once you got out of the bus. Thank you again for the amazing experience!

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January 30, 2020

Fantastic tour. Well planned, well organized with a very knowledgable and funny guide (forgot his name; it was a very Irish name). The Causeway itself is gorgeous, a must-see if you are visiting Ireland. Love the whiskey tasting bit of the tour the most (of course!). We got to try different ones (already included in the tour price, no extra charges!) and have learnt a lot more about whiskey. Also got to stop at the Dark Hedges and Belfast, making the trip even more interesting. A long day but a fruitful one. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a full Irish experience. Make sure to put on your warmest jacket. We visited in Jan 2019. It was really cold once you got out of the bus. Thank you again for the amazing experience!

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January 30, 2020

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Finn McCools Tours

Product ID: 305068