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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

Our Giant’s Causeway day tour transports you to the very northern point of Ireland where we show you one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders and some of the most breathtaking sights and scenery that Northern Ireland has to offer. Traveling along one of the most dramatic coastlines in Ireland, you’ll learn the local Irish history from a passionate guide and have the chance to take photos of some of the most beautiful locations in the world!

The Giant’s Causeway is Ireland’s first World Heritage site and the story of its formation is fascinating, whether you prefer the scientific explanation or the one involving a trick played on a giant! See it for yourself and decide whether science or legend is the answer. Breathe in the fresh northern air at the Causeway and explore the unique rock formations that are shrouded in mystery and myth.

Can you draw up the courage of a lion to cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (price included)? Or maybe a leisurely stroll along the beautiful beach looking out on Whitepark Bay and Portbradden is more your idea of heaven. The north coast of County Antrim is deeply rooted in history and legend and on your Giant’s Causeway day tour with us you can experience it all!

 

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

Giants Causeway Tour was the highlight of our trip

Took the Giants causeway day tour from Dublin to Northern Ireland in a mini bus of about 20 people. Stopped at Dark Hedges, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giants Causeway, and Belfast. Got to see a lot of the Irish Countryside! Guide was knowledgeable and a great story teller. No food provided, but there are places for food/restroom breaks thought the day. Tip 1: if traveling in December, make sure to dress warm. The North cost of Ireland is quite windy and cool that time of year. Tip 2: Ask if your hotel can pack a breakfast for you that you can take along. We stayed at the Brooks Hotel, and they provided us breakfast to go.

Trip advisor March 2017

Wonderful full day trip!!!

The route is absolutely amazing!! We visited the beautiful countryside, walked along the ”Kings Road” (we missed the actual Game of Thrones shootings for a few days only!) and on the top of the list, the rope bridge (I’m soooo afraid of heights but still wouldn’t miss it for the world!) and the Giants Causeway!! You also get a small taste of Belfast…
Our driver was BUD – a real Irish leprechaun, full of joy & happiness!!! We could not stop laughing on the way listening to his stories…and he was very informative as well.
As the tour takes around 14 hours, have athletic shoes on and for sure carry an umbrella or even better raincoat as there are showers throughout the day. 
Also, when you enter the UK border, there is a small shop you can have coffee, food etc. and accepts Euro currency. In Belfast however, we went to 4 different places and neither accepted Euro…so be prepared to have GBP with you or pay by credit card. 
Don’t miss out on this trip!!!!!!!!

Trip advisor March 2017

Giants Causeway day tour with John

I just did the most incredible tour here – it was a LOOONG day, but well worth it. It starts at 6:30am and that time in Dublin I felt safe walking around and easily found the meet up location. The bus was nice and comfortable, however I would’ve loved to have wifi or a phone plug in on there as I was taking a TON of photos!

John was a lovely tour guide, very informative, friendly as well as funny! I really felt like for what I paid for that tour, I got a lot out of it. The only critism I would have is maybe a touch more time in Belfast as it was only 1.15 hour which is not a ton if you want to do a Titanic musuem tour. Next time I’d do the black cab tour that they offer (it sounds like it’s quite interesting). Lots of time at each other location, though, and lunch was quite good and well organized. You all go together and it’s a set menu and it’s ready upon arrival which is great to make the most out of the day.

Dress warm for the causeway / rope tour. We lucked out as the weather was beautiful but I’d heard from fellow tourists on other tours who had done this particular one that their day was QUITE windy and rainy and not as enjoyable because they hadn’t quite prepared properly for it. Boots and hats etc!

Trip advisor February 2017

Great way to see the Giant’s Causeway and Northern Ireland

I went last minute with my besties on a trip to the Giant’s Causeway. Didn’t know what to expect. It was an incredible day! Our guide (rockin’) Tony is a great guy, told us lots of great and funny stories on our way. First he brought us to the Dark Edges (Game of Thrones) and after that we drove to Carrick-a-Rede to walk over a rope bridge. Scary as … but in the end we had a lot of fun. It was beautiful!
And after that we went to the Giant’s Causeway. Tony insisted that we had to take the red trail. It was very high but so so nice! Very grateful to have seen such beauty and that i have faced my fear of hights!

Trip advisor January 2017

Giant’s Causeway Tour

Our driver/tour guide, Bud, was a high point for me – his commentary, a combination of history, philosophy and humor made a very long ride very enjoyable – the Northern Ireland coast is stunningly beautiful – also the addition of some Game of Thrones filming locations was an added bonus for GoT fans

Trip advisor January 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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