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Giant’s Causeway and Glens of Antrim from Dublin: By Train and Coach

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Activity Schedule

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  • Duration

    Approx 15 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Check-in is at Connolly Station, Dublin, beside the customer service desk. The tour operator’s representatives (wearing yellow jackets) will be present to check you in and show you to your reserved seats on the train to Belfast
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • See the 'eighth wonder of the world' – the magnificent Giant's Causeway
  • Treat yourself to unbeatable views and unmatched photo-opportunities
  • Thrill yourself with a shot at crossing the scary Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Enjoy the perfect tour, if you are short of time, to experience the best of Ireland’s beauty
  • Visit Dunluce Castle, Carrickfergus, Drogheda and Dundalk
  • Experience a fully escorted tour with dedicated host to assist you on the train


Covering both southern and northern parts of Ireland and blending history, legend and breath-taking scenery, this day tour from Dublin is an enthralling experience. Hop on the train to Belfast and travel north past rolling farmlands, splendid sea views and quaint fishing villages to visit the historic town of Drogheda, Dundalk, Carrickfergus and Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the iconic Giant’s Causeway!

To join the exciting Giant’s Causeway and Glens of Antrim Tour From Dublin, make our way to Connolly Station in Dublin and depart northwards through the Dublin suburbs, which soon gives way to beautiful farmlands. The track then swings inland to Drogheda and crosses the historic river Boyne by a magnificent viaduct, with great views of the town. 

On arriving at Belfast – Ireland’s second-largest city, you will board a coach for the tour to the Antrim Coast and the Giant’s Causeway. One of the city’s principal landmarks can be seen upon arrival – the two Harland & Wolff Cranes – nicknamed Samson and Goliath. It was here that many great ships were built – most notably for White Star Line, whose ships included the Olympic, Britannic and (perhaps the most famous ship of all), RMS Titanic.

Further north, you will reach the fishing village of Carnlough which has gained a lot of popularity ever since it was featured in HBO’s hit-series Game of Thrones as Braavos in Season 6!

Our journey will take us past more coastal villages and stunning views until you stop at the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a slender suspension bridge across a vertiginous drop. Take a shot at crossing the bridge if you want and savour the perfect rush of adrenaline! You will then head for Dunluce Castle (remember House of Greyjoy in Game of Thrones?) for a photo stop before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway. The astonishing Causeway consists of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns resulting from a volcanic eruption.

Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, you will head back to Belfast via the main road in time to take the train back to Dublin with the tour concluding at Connolly Station.

About the Supplier: Railtours Ireland First Class are known for their guided tours of Ireland by rail and luxury coach. They cover the length and breadth of Ireland and have something for everyone who is visiting the country. With over 22 years of experience, discover their range of tours from Ireland's Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way!


  • Reserved seat in train
  • Sightseeing in comfortable motor coach
  • English-speaking hosts on the train and guides on the sightseeing tours


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • There is a nominal charge to cross Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: approx £1.85 

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

There is a dining car on the train, serving full Irish breakfast between Monday and Friday, and light breakfast on Saturdays. You may ask your host for details.

Unfortunately, food is not included in the tour price, but there will be stops where you can grab something to eat.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Amazing one of a kind experience!
    07/24/2016 Emily A Braskey, United States
  • 4
    Great tour, friendly knowledgeable guides
    06/13/2016 Michael Hill, United States
  • 4
    Great day
    09/16/2015 Rachel L Jordan, United States

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