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Giants Causeway Day tour from Dublin

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Giants Causeway Day Tour

 

Departure time: 6:30am (Arrive 10 minutes before)

Departure location: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street  see map

Adult  -  €65

Student (13-16) €60 / Senior – €60

Children (5-12)  -  €32.50

Infant (0-5)  -  Free

 

Overview

Come join us for an adventure you will never forget at the Giant’s Causeway.

From the moment you board our leisurely coach, you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of Ireland’s rich history while driving along impressive coastlines. Our guides have irresistible Irish charm, which will keep you laughing and impressed by the amount of knowledge they have of the Dark Hedges, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant’s Causeway, and Belfast City.

Take a chance to walk under the serpentine trees at the Dark Hedges. These ancient trees have become a recent highlight for many fans of Game of Thrones. As it is more notably know as the “King’s Road!”

We will then venture off to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Pluck up a bit of courage before you cross the rickety bridge over 30 meters of ocean. Here you will have an opportune moment to capture images of Rathlin Island, the great Atlantic Ocean, Sheep Island, and possibly parts of Scotland!

Take in the rugged and unique beauty of the Giant’s Causeway. The causeway is filled with legend and history because of the unique formation of the causeway. Make sure to ask our lovely guides what the legend is and you can make your own decision to how it was formed. Enjoy exploring the ancient rock formation while you look out at the mighty ocean crash into the causeway.

Lastly we will make our way into the beautiful city of Belfast. You can either use this time to explore the city on your own, or have our guide order a Black Taxi take you all over the city! Discover the rough history of Belfast, the Peace Wall, and visit the site where the Titanic was built.

We will then make our way back to Dublin. Take a look at our itinerary for a more detailed look at our Giant’s Causeway tour.

 

Itinerary

6:30am - Depart from the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk St Dublin 2
Meet your fellow passengers and your guide for the Giants Causeway day tour. We will make our way north out of Dublin city and head for Belfast as our adventure begins. We then take the scenic coast road from Larne and see the famous Causeway coastal road for the first time. This drive can be thought of as Ireland’s great ocean road. It is called the ‘Glens of Antrim’ road and passes through quaint villages on the way with views unmatched anywhere else in Ireland.

10:30am - Arrive at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
We will arrive at the renowned Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and walk the winding coastal path to reach the bridge. Prepare to cross over this historical walkway. The rope bridge is run by the National Trust and as part of our support for this organisation we include the price of the bridge in our tour. As you cross over to the island there are amazing views looking out over the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and Rathlin Island. It is a 20 minute walk from the car park to the rope bridge and you may get to see some of the coastal wildlife on the way as you build up your courage for the leap of faith to cross the rope bridge! Do not worry, the rope bridge is well maintained!

12:00pm - Lunch and the Giants Causeway
Now that we have worked up an appetite after our walk, we will go to a local cafe or pub for lunch before we make our way to the famous Giants Causeway. Along the route we will pass through the picturesque village of Ballintoy. You will also see the fantastic views over Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. When you arrive at the Giants Causeway we recommend walking the cliff tops so you have a good view of the causeway on the way, descending to the feature called the Organ and working your way back towards the visitor centre. This natural wonder is simply breathtaking. Walk along the basalt columns and imagine that this causeway once crossed the ocean from this point all the way to the coast of Scotland.

We will hop on the bus again at approximately 3:00pm for our trip to the great city of Belfast. We will be driving in a circular route that will take in views of picturesque Dunluce Castle, the most romantic castle in Ireland and home for many years to the McDonnell Clan. Dunluce Castle is reputed to be the inspiration for Cair Paravel, the famous castle in CS Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. We will pass by the village of Bushmills where Ireland’s first hydro power station was built and let us not forget the great bottle of whiskey that is made here!


4:00pm - Belfast City
Spend an hour walking & sightseeing around Belfast city before departing for Dublin. Visit the main shopping district, the sprawling Belfast City Hall and charming and unique pubs.

7:45pm - Arrive back in Dublin
Arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about your adventure-filled Giants Causeway day tour!

 

Highlights

GAME OF THRONES – DARK HEDGES

Dark hedges, Giants causeway day tour

Game Of Thrones – Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges are a tunnel like stretch of road enclosed by intertwining beech trees. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family

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CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE

Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Giants causeway day tour

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge was built by local fishermen in 1755. It is maintained by the National Trust so do  not worry, it is safe to cross!

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 GIANTS CAUSEWAY

Giants Causway Day Tour from Dublin

GIANTS CAUSEWAY

Geological phenomenon or created through legend, what do you think? Walk along the basalt columns formed over 50 million years ago.

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 BELFAST CITY

City Hall , Belfast, Giants Causeway day tour

Belfast City

 The sprawling town hall is impressive and is also lovely to visit inside. The architecture is stunning!

Reviews

Reviews

Great tour to Giant’s Causeway

My friend and I went on the Giants Causeway tour, and it did not disappoint. Our guide shared with us little bits of history about the place while interjecting them with folk legends, which definitely prevented things from being too dry. The sights were stunning too – the Dark Hedges (really cool especially if you’re a Game of Thrones fan), Carrick-a-Rede bridge and Giants Causeway were definitely a highlight. Belfast was a little underwhelming for me, but that might be due to the fact that we went on a Sunday, and most shops there were closed. Overall a must-do day trip if you’re in Dublin!

Trip advisor July 2017

Giant’s Causeway is well worth the time

The trip to Giants Causeway was full of stunning sights and stories. The trip was well-paced and included other impressive sights along the way. The guide was very competent and helpful in customizing elements for all. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Trip advisor July 2017

Day trip to Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway.

Loved this trip. Everything went according to the website’s description. We had a wonderful guide, Jennifer, who gave us history lessons along the way as well as playing Irish music. We went to the GiantsCauseway, and a few other stops. We had plenty of time to explore all locations. Thanks for a wonderful day.

Trip advisor June 2017

Giant’s Causeway and Belfast day tour

What a great tour! A very long day, but so many things to see. Our guide, Jennifer and Larry, our driver, were the best, full of very informative stories, legends, history… Although we leave Dublin at 6:30 am and only get back around 7:30 pm, the day just flies by. There are bathroom breaks every 2 hours, with opportunities for coffee and a bite to eat. We visited the Dark Hedges, very pretty, then trouble…they got a call that the next stop on our itinerary (Carrick-a-rede rope bridge) was closed due to vandalism. Well, in no time, they switched things arounds and we got to visit Dunluce castle (it was supposed to be a photo opp. only) which was much better for in my view. Lunch stop at a pub, the off to Giants Causeway, which was well worth the trip. Then off to Belfast, with a history lesson thrown in. Wow! Didn’t opt for the Black Cab Tour but visited City Hall, and a great exhibit on history of the city, and walked around. Our guides were great, knowledgeable and fun. This was our second tour with them, and would highly recommend them.

Trip advisor May 2017

Fabulous trip to Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-A-Rede!

A group of us booked this trip as we didn’t feel like driving up from Dublin. We had never been and were not sure what to expect of the tour! We had a fantastic time! The coach was very comfortable and the driver Liam was amazing. He was funny and had lots of interesting stories that didn’t fall into the usual touristy boring banter. The mixture of accurate history and mythology was a delight, with lots of music interludes to chat and chill amongst ourselves! The stops were perfect and gave us a chance to see the stunning Antrim coastline. Lunch was much better than expected in a lovely pleasant modern cafe just before we parked in Giants Causeway. 
We also got a great discount for our booking as there were several of us, which was great.
From start to finish this was a wonderful day and the sun shining despite the rainy forecast made it even more magical! We are now planning a trip to the Cliffs of Moher! Many thanks to all at Irish Day Tours for this great trip!

Trip advisor April 2017

FAQ

FAQ

HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?  The tour takes approximately 10 hours starting at 8 am and finishing at 6 pm.

DO WE STOP FOR LUNCH?  Yes, we factor in 1 hour for lunch and take you to a good cafe. Lunch is not included however feel free to bring a packed lunch if you wish.

ARE ALL ENTRY FEES INCLUDED?  Yes, the customer has no extra expense except for lunch.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ?   We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing wait a rain jacket and good footwear  as we spend a lot of time off the bus. Ground can be wet and muddy due to Ireland’s weather so we recommend suitable shoes are always worn.

IS THERE A REDUCTION FOR STUDENTS / SENIORS?  There is a €5 reduction for students and seniors.

IS THERE A REDUCTION FOR CHILDREN?  Yes, children between 5yrs and 12yrs are half price.  Infants between 0yrs and 4yrs are Free.  Infant seats are available to add on the booking page at a cost of €15 each.  ( not compulsory ).

IS THERE A REDUCTION FOR MULTI BOOKINGS?  There is €5 reduction when you book a second tour and another €7 reduction on booking of a third tour.

CAN WE BOOK THIS DAY TOUR AS A PRIVATE TOUR ?  Yes,  all our tours are available as private bookings for any group size.  For prices and further information please call our sales team at +00353 1 4100 700.

DO WE VISIT DUNLUCE CASTLE ?  Yes, we stop at Dunluce Castle to take some photos of the dramatic exterior as it seems to hang on the cliff top. ( entry not included ).

DO I NEED STERLING MONEY?  It is recommended that you have some sterling. Euro is accepted in some places but not all.  There will be opportunity to get some from an ATM along the way so not need to pre-arrange sterling before you go.

 

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