Day trip

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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Discover Northern Ireland's dramatic coastal route on a day trip to the Giant's Causeway from Dublin. Visit the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and spend some time in Belfast.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Dublin

  • 3 hours
  • Break

  • The Dark Hedges

  • Dunluce Castle (photo stop)

  • Giant's Causeway

  • Belfast (free time)

  • 2 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Giant's Causeway and admire the formation and beauty of the area
  • Enjoy photo stop at the most beautiful castle ruin in Ireland, Dunluce Castle
  • Travel down the romantic avenue of beech trees at Dark Hedges
  • Learn stories of folklore and history with a few myths and legends
  • Spend at least 2 hours at the stunning Giants Causeway
  • Explore Belfast during your 1.5 hours in the city
Full description

Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on a day trip from Dublin in a comfortable bus. Follow your guide as you visit iconic sights, including the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and Belfast.

Depart Dublin and travel North, stopping at a service station along the way for breakfast, to buy lunch, and to stretch your legs. Your first attraction is to take a 5-minute photo stop at the famous and picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle. Afterward, head to the Giant's Causeway, formed from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Enjoy at least 2 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to the hexagonal columns, often referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." Take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea and then spend around 20 minutes traveling along the avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th-century by the Stuart family, the beautiful sight was used in the Game of Thrones series and the Transformers movie. Lastly, head to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner. Stop next to Belfast City Hall and spend approximately 1.5 hours exploring the city. Do some sightseeing, shopping, and grab some food before continuing the journey home.

Includes
  • Transportation by bus
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to Titanic Museum
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. To ensure everyone has a good day out, the tour will depart at 6:45 AM. Taking public transport or a taxi to the pick-up is recommended as the city center has no all-day parking available.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Northern Ireland's currency is the Pound Sterling but most places accept card payment. Except for food/drinks and souvenirs, there are no additional costs for the day
  • This tour involves a lot of walking. it is not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility. If your child is used to traveling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • All times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather
  • Please ensure you have filled out the online Track and Trace waiver form which will be emailed to you 25 hours before your activity starts. The form must be completed by each participant in order to join the tour
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who show signs of intoxication (no refunds)
  • A packed lunch is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 3214 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It is really worth the trip. We had plenty of time to visit, and even saw more than we expected. The driving in the countryside on the small roads was also very pleasant, thanks to our driver Gaber, who drove very professionally in these narrow streets. The information given by our guide Luke was also very interesting, and not partisan about the history.

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November 23, 2022

(Nov tour) This was a fantastic well-organized experience of Northern Ireland. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this, and it was attributed to tour guide Peter! He was personable, outgoing, and enthusiastic. He made it a point to get to know the travelers and looked out for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed his different mediums of providing history via commentary, stories, music, and jokes. There was a balance between old and modern history plus discussing The Troubles conflict and current matters diplomatically. Also, bus driver Marcus handled the unpredictable weather conditions and winding roads with ease resulting in a smooth ride. Regarding mobility, there is a bus at Giants Causeway to take one down to the shore then back up if you don't want or are unable to do a short hike. Dark Hedges was a flat walk under 8 minutes to the scenic spot. Overall I thought there was sufficient time for each stop. It was a long day but certainly worth it.

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November 18, 2022

I really loved visiting the Giant’s Causeway! What a marvelous wonder of nature:) Jonathan, our guide gave us a commentary on the different sights that we saw on the way there as well as a bit of Irish history. Vic the driver took us everywhere safely. All in all, it was worth it! It helped that the weather in Dublin and in Belfast was good too.

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November 15, 2022

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