Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
Depart Dublin travel by luxury coach to Belfast for a black cab tour, followed by a trip to the Giant’s Causeway and then onto Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. From the comfort of your black cab, tour Northern Ireland's capital,see the landmark sites including the Belfast Docks,the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods.Stopping at various locations sign the Peace Wall, learn of Belfast’s tragic political history. 2 hour visit
Tour the Antrim Coastal Drive to the famous rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway and take the perilous walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.Upon arriving at the Giants Causeway you will receive a ticket offering admittance to the visitors centre.You will also have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the Causeway Coast.The walking tour is guided by a local Park Ranger. Visiting time at the Giants Causeway site is 2 hours.We then continue to the Rope Bridge, you will receive a ticket to walk across the bridge to small island,exhilerating. 90 minute visit
per adult from
13 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
- Professional guide
- Transport by black cab in Belfast
- Private guide
- Entry/Admission - Falls Road
- Entry/Admission - Shankill Road
- Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
- Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
- Entry/Admission - Titanic's Dock and Pump-House
- Entry/Admission - Peace Wall
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Dunluce Castle
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: 139 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AF Northern Ireland
Arriving in Belfast City at 9.15, a 20 minute break where bathroom facilities/refreshments are available. Groups of passengers averaging 4 in number will then be escorted by a local driver guide to a black cab and the tour of the world’s largest outdoor art gallery begins. A unique and riveting experience, a journey into the most recent conflict in Irish history all guided by local with first-hand experience, intimate knowledge of the city’s most recent tragic political, social, religious conflicts which have convulsed the two countries of Ireland and the United Kingdom but in particular the communities of Northern Ireland for decades. Visit west Belfast most well-known and easily identified mural is that of Bobby Sands located on the side of Sinn Féin's Falls Road building. This area known as the Falls is predominantly Catholic Nationalist / Republican. Also a collection Irish republican and international politically themed murals known as 'The International Wall' and the "Peace Wall"
Duration: 35 minutes
Stop At: Shankill Road, Shankill Rd, Belfast Northern Ireland
Next on the tour is the visit to an area of Belfast City known as the Shankill. During the "Troubles" the Shankill was a centre of loyalist paramilitary activity, where the modern Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Association (UDA) had its genesis. Loyalist paramilitary groups pledging allegiance to the British monarchy and to maintaining the partitioned 6 counties of Ireland known as Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom. Similar to the Falls area the Shankill is adorned with huge murals celebrating historical events, honouring people from the past some of whom from the local community. At all stops during the 90 minute tour our guests have ample opportunity to capture amazing images of the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. There will be lots out time spent out of the cab, the group size is so small the tour will be a very personalised experience. Your guide has personal stories and folklore to share. He will encourage you to ask many questions as you see fit.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU Northern Ireland
Arriving at the Giants Causeway just after 1pm you will receive a premium ticket for admission. The centre offers a wonderful choice of amenities including restaurants, you have an opportunity join a guided tour or use of an outdoor audio guide. Set off to walk the trail to the "Giant's Boot" apparently lost by Finn just over 2 metres large. Can it get any more magical? Take a seat in the famous "Wishing Chair." A must experience, the "Wishing Chair" is a natural throne formed of perfectly shaped columns of basaltic lava. Now the "Camel" the only steed capable of carrying Finn home across long distances. The Camel a basaltic dyke formed from cooling lava which has pushed its way through other layers of rock. The Clifftop Trail is a bird's eye view of the Giant's Causeway, a unique way to see the World Heritage Site and explore the stunning north coast of Ireland over to Scotland. The Causeway has trails for all ages. There is also a free train up and down from the centre to the coast.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Antrim Coast Road, Northern Ireland
Touring the rugged coast of Antrim, its remote glens, sheer faced cliffs, small fishing villages and pristine beaches is one of the world’s most stunning and unspoilt coastlines.
The Giants Causeway’s basalt columns are world famous with the latest celebrants to the area the cast, directors and producers of the tv series Game of Thrones. Many of the settings for the series you will see and hear of with ample opportunity to capture images on the day. The coastline dotted with harbour fishing villages, small rural farming towns. The north Atlantic waters look across to Scotland’s west coast. You can clearly see Scotland on a clear day. Enjoy!!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Road Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY Northern Ireland
In the 13th century, Richard Óg de Burgh, built the first castle at Dunluce. The Irish Norman family as the singer Chris de Burgh. The castle ruins of this medieval fortress is built on top of a steep, sheer cliff face on the rocky Antrim coast. With such dramatic backdrop particular when the castle features are lit up the ground anchored spot lights in the dim light on a winter late afternoon, the views are stunning. In particular fans of Game of Thrones tv series will recognise the castle tas the seat of the House of Greyjoy. The castle true life bloody history is well told on tour
Dunluce Castle is also thought to be the inspiration for Cair Paravel in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. C.S Lewis is a native of Ireland.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS Northern Ireland
Carrickarede (from Gaeilge-Irish Carraig a' Ráid, meaning "rock of the casting")
It spans 20 metres (66 ft) and is 30 metres (98 ft) above the rocks below. The rope bridge connects the main island of Ireland to another tiny island of Carrick a Rede. In the past, over 350 years ago, local salmon fishermen built the first bridge constructed of wood and rope. The tiny island was used as a great fishing spot to catching wild migrating salmon. In the tour's itinerary you have a 90 minute stop at this site. Your ticket, the cost to walk across the rope bridge is included but that choice is optional to you. The thought for some is too frightening and with the best of intentions when presented with the challenge many of our guests decide to back away. Don't worry in that's the case for you, there are other beautiful coastal trails to take, some of the very best hiking trails of the whole day are here. Grab a coffee and snack in the wonderful old cafe overlooking the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Titanic's Dock and Pump-House, Concourse Building Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT Northern Ireland
On this tour some passengers choose to take the Titanic Experience rather that the black cab tour. A benefit to those who chose the Black Cab tour is that they will also get the opportunity to see the Titanic Dry Dock & Pump House. Also berthed next to the Titanic Experience Belfast is the ship the SS Nomadic - tender to RMS Titanic and the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world.
Samson and Goliath are the twin shipbuilding gantry cranes named after the Biblical figures Samson and Goliath, dominate the Belfast skyline and are landmark structures of the dock and city.
You will have the opportunity to capture unique images of truly historical content.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Peace Wall, 15 Cupar Way, Belfast BT13 2RX Northern Ireland
As part of the Black Cab tour your guide will visit what is known as the "Peace Wall or Walls". Here you will be told of the reasons why they are built and to what benefit. They effectively split the Roman Catholic community from the Protestant community. The first peace lines of "the Troubles" were built in 1969, following the outbreak of civil unrest in 1969. Initially built as temporary structures, they are now permanent structures as they are effective in limiting the sectarian violence perpetrated they the worst elements in both communities. The walls are wider, longer, more numerous than ever. They have multiplied over the years. They have been increased in both height, length and number since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. In Belfast 75% of the 97 peace lines are in the north and west of the city. These area's are home to the poorer and more disadvantaged inhabitants of Belfast. Sadly 67% of the deaths during the "Troubles" occurred within 500 metres of one of these wall's.
Duration: 10 minutes
Departure Point :1: 1 College Green, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 YT92, Ireland
2: 59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :Clerys Clock, Op GPO, 1, O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Co. Dublin, D01 HR04, Ireland
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Good walking shoes and all weather clothing recommended
- Please be outside of one of the available pickup locations 15 minutes before departure time
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- All touring vehicles are now fitted with Eco3 Air Purifier. - destroys biological pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, molds, allergens and germs. - increases oxygen concentration. - reduces risk of infection. The interior of our coaches are sprayed each evening with antibacterial spray.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.