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Giant’s Causeway Tour From Dublin

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Key Highlights

  • See the sensational Giant′s Causeway – often called ′the 8th wonder of the world′
  • Knock-your-socks-off views and magnificent photo-opportunities
  • The only tour to include entry to Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge!
  • Includes an hour in the fascinating city of Belfast
  • Tour is led by an expert driver/guide and conducted in a comfortable coach
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    13 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0630h (6:30am)
    Duration: 13 hours

    Meeting Point

    Suffolk Street - Outside Saint Andrews Church (the old stone church). (An alternative pick-up location can be arranged for a group.)
    Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starting time

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit one of the natural wonders of the world on this exciting awayday from Dublin!

    This extensive tour takes you all the way from Eire’s capital to the magnificent Giant’s Causeway on the coast Northern Ireland.

    On the way, you will stop for photos on the Dark Hedges road from where you can see the stunning landscape. You will also have the chance to test your head for heights on the dizzying Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

    At the Giant’s Causeway rock formation, you will have plenty of time to explore this extraordinary phenomenon and admire the awesome scenery. The amazing Causeway has fascinated generations of people. During Victorian times it was a massive hit with English tourists. Today it is one of the biggest attractions Northern Ireland has to offer and it is easy to see why.

    Make a short stop at the lively city of Belfast on your return journey and arrive back in Dublin with a camera full of spectacular photos and a host of happy memories.


    The spectacular Giant's Causeway Tour from Dublin takes you from Dublin to a magnificent UNESCO Heritage site in the northern half of Ireland! To join the tour, make your way to Suffolk Street, at the Old Church, Dublin City Centre.

    You will leave Dublin at 0630h (6:30am) and take the 100 mile (166 km) journey on the M1 straight up to the city of Belfast. At this point, your other tour companions, who are on the Belfast excursion, will transfer to another bus. During the day there will be ‘comfort stops’ every 1 ½ hours.

    You will take the coast road from Larne, all the way to the Ballycastle. This glorious seaside route has been compared to the Great Ocean Road in Australia and California and you will soon see why!

    The minute you leave the port town of Larne, you travel on a road built literally into the cliff-side around the rugged coastline of the north. You will stop for photos at the Dark Hedges which was the filming site of Games of Thrones movie.

    After you reach the village of Ballycastle, the fun really starts, with a view-point over Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Twenty metres long and 30 metres above the rocks and sea, this famous wire rope suspension bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. A good head for heights is required to walk across it! Can you do it?

    You have 1 ½ hours to explore Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the area around it. Entry to the bridge is included in your tour and the fee goes to The National Trust which looks after parts of this coastline. Your tour company is happy to donate money towards this very worthy cause.

    You will have lunch (payable direct) in the village of Ballintoy at a small pub before making our way to the UNESCO Heritage site of the Giants Causeway, the main highlight of your tour.

    This stunning incredible feature consists of about 40,000 interlocking polygonal basalt columns. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Geologists say the structure is a result of ancient volcanic eruptions, but local legends about battles between giants provide more entertaining and colourful explanations!

    You have around 2 ½ hours to enjoy the Causeway. Stand and look out onto Rathlin Island and over to the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, where similar polygonal basalt formations can be found. You can safely walk out on the Causeway and even sit in the ‘wishing chair’ in the middle of the rocks. Your tour operator recommends walking along the cliff top down to the staircase and returning via the lower road. This way, you get to see a bird’s eye view of the whole area and will be right in the middle of it.

    After this, you will make our way back to Belfast where you get to spend an hour visiting the city. Recently voted 'Europe's Friendliest Regional Capital', Belfast is a compact and charming place of great historical, cultural and political importance.

    Your tour takes 13 hours and at the end you will be dropped back at the starting point in Dublin.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in a comfortable coach
    • English-speaking driver/guide
    • Entrance fees to Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starting time
    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • great day !

      We really had a great day on this tour ! our guide and driver were really nice and interesting. they organised the Black cab visit in Belfast. evrything was well organised and...

      Marie Bouguet
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      This tour was well worth the price. Lots to do and see on this tour. Jennifer was an amazing tour guide!...

      Michelle Boyle
    • A lifetime expereince

      This is a must do tour !! We only had few days in Ireland, and I think this was the best way that we could visit magical places without the hassle or driving or looking for...

      Jeanelle Camilleri
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