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!
Daily except Friday and SaturdayDuration
Approx 15 hoursStart time
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
Same as the start point
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.
I had a wonderful time on this tour! Our tour guide, Paddy, was knowledgeable, fun, and caring in regards to our needs and wants. He took the time to explain the day's schedule...Emily A Braskey, United States
...Michael Hill, United States
It was a great trip. Tour guide was excellent. It was all as advertised....Rachel L Jordan, United States
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