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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

1. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Departing from Dublin, get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to the stunning landscapes and historic sites of Northern Ireland. Buckle up as we explore some of the most iconic destinations in this captivating region. Our first stop on this tour is Dunluce Castle, a medieval fortress perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the Irish Sea. You'll have the opportunity to capture breathtaking photos of this picturesque castle, surrounded by stunning coastal views. Immerse yourself in the rich history and folklore that surrounds this magnificent landmark. Next, we make our way to the legendary Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a geological wonder. Marvel at the unique hexagonal basalt columns that stretch along the coastline, creating a fascinating natural landscape. Take your time to explore this mesmerizing site, stroll along the rugged cliffs, and learn about the mythical tales that shroud the causeway. As we continue our journey, we venture to the enchanting Dark Hedges, made famous by its appearance in the hit TV series "Game of Thrones." Walk beneath the intertwined branches of ancient beech trees that form a magical tunnel, transporting you to another world. Let your imagination run wild in this ethereal setting. Our final destination is Belfast, where we visit the Titanic Distillers at Thompson Dock. Previously the pumphouse that served the same docks of the RMS Titanic , but now turned into a whiskey distillery while still holding the history of the buildings previous purpose. Step into the Thompson Dock, where the iconic ship was constructed, and delve into the fascinating stories of its creation. To round off this experience, enjoy a whiskey tasting, savoring the flavors of the locally produced spirits. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide you with captivating stories, historical facts, and local anecdotes, offering a deeper understanding of the places we visit. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the logistics as we showcase the best of Northern Ireland's natural wonders and cultural gems. Join us on this incredible adventure, as we depart Dublin and embark on a journey that will leave you with lasting memories of the stunning landscapes and rich history of Northern Ireland.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure w/ Tickets

2. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure w/ Tickets

Depart central Belfast onboard your luxury coach and head out onto the world famous causeway coastal road, voted one of the worlds best drives! Our first stop of the day is Carrickfergus castle where you will have time to grab a quick photo, the castle was built in 12th century by the Normans and still looks incredible even today. Next we will travel through the glens of antrim and navigate the tight famous coastal road to carnlough harbour, a picturesque Irish fishing village that time has almost forgotten. Disembark and stretch your legs, and explore the harbour or grab refreshemnts and use the toilets. We now travel deeper into the glens of antrim and to cushendun caves, discover the stunning caves and enjoy spectacular views over looking the mull of kintyre in Scotland which is easy to see on any clear day. The iconic dark hedges is our next port of call, and is one of the most instagramable spots in Northern Ireland, you will have the chance to walk along the famous road and also grab lunch at your own expense at the local pub. After lunch we re-board the coach and head to the highlight of the tour, the Giant's Causeway. At Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, you’ll spend some time climbing over the ancient stones and enjoying the myths and legends that surrounds this world-famous attraction at no extra cost! After the Giant’s Causeway, we make a short stop at the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle where you can grab a quick photo before heading back to central Belfast for the final leg of the tour.

Belfast and Giant's Causeway: 2-Day Guided Tour

3. Belfast and Giant's Causeway: 2-Day Guided Tour

On this 2-day tour from Dublin, you’ll travel to Northern Ireland, which has been experiencing a new dawn after the end of 30 years of political violence. Explore downtown Belfast as well as the glorious glens of Antrim. With its breathtaking scenery, welcoming local residents, unspoiled landscapes, and living history, Northern Ireland is sure to please. Day 1: Dublin to Belfast ADepart Dublin, heading north for the 2-hour drive to Belfast on the new Peace Highway. Your first stop will be St. Peters Cathedral in Drogheda, where you’ll find the fully preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett. He was beheaded by the English in 1681 and his head now sits staring out from a glass box by the altar. Take a drive off the highway to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See the 10th-century round tower and learn how residents of the time took refuge from the Vikings. Admire some of the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, carved by hand by monks in the 9th century. When you arrive in Belfast you’ll have 2 hours of free time. You might consider an optional and highly recommended Black Taxi Tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads. Alternatively, use your free time for lunch and shopping in the city’s bustling downtown area. Depart the city center for a drive to the docks to visit Belfast's number 1 attraction: The Titanic Experience. Spend 2 hours on a tour of the all-new Titanic Belfast. Follow the story from the ship’s conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Overnight in Belfast's historic downtown university quarter. Day 2: Belfast – Giant's Causeway – Dublin The tour departs Belfast on a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the north coast of Ulster. Your first stop will be a photo stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, with views of Rathlin Island, before continuing along the coast. Next, visit the famous Giant's Causeway. Explore the site which features an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were formed during a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. After at least 2 hours exploring the Giant’s Causeway, you’ll continue on to see the cliff-top ruins of Dunluce Castle, the ancestral home of the MacDonnell Clan. Benefit from paid entrance here and time for a comprehensive exploration. We'll also have time for a photo stop at amazing Dark Hedges - a tree-lined road that is said to be haunted and made world-famous by Game of Thrones. On the return to Dublin, you’ll have a short rest and relaxation stop with time for some refreshments. Arrive back in Dublin with a wealth of songs, stories, and memories of Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway.

From Belfast: Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Peace Walls

4. From Belfast: Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Peace Walls

Visit Northern Irelands Iconic Top 3 attractions - The Giants Causeway, The Belfast Peace Walls and Political Murals and the superb Titanic Belfast Experience on this 7 hour tour designed to maximise your time in Northern Ireland if you are only visiting Belfast for one day. The tour will begin with a short sightseeing tour of Belfast - where you will have the opportunity to see many of the cities main sights including Belfast City Hall, Queens University and the Cathedral Quarter, along with the cities peace walls and political murals. Your driver will be from Belfast and will give you a fascinating insight and experience of living in Belfast during 'The Troubles'. Leaving Belfast, we will travel to the Giants Causeway along the direct route (Approx 1hr 15 mins) - stopping briefly at Dunluce Castle on route. With it's spectacular location perched on the edge of the dramatic coastal cliffs of the North Antrim Coast - Dunluce is definitely one of Irelands most picturesque and romantic castles. A few minutes after Dunluce Castle, we will arrive at the iconic Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for many the highlight of the tour.. Here you will have plenty of time to explore the unique hexagonal rock formations and learn about the local myths and legends of the Irish Giant 'Finn McCool'. After the Causeway, we will continue for around 10 miles along the stunning Causeway Coast to the seaside town of Ballycastle, where on a clear day you can enjoy spectacular views along the Coast and across to Scotland - before we head back to Belfast for a visit to the Titanic Belfast experience. You will then have around 2 hours to explore the world leading Titanic Belfast exhibition. Located beside the Titanic Slipways, Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. We will already have packed a lot in today - but if time permits - you may want to finish the day off at one of Belfast's other great attractions - the Iconic Crown Liquor Salon! The Crown is a unique and historic 1820's pub in Belfast famed for its decor, with Carved-mahogany booths, etched-glass, plus gas lamps. Your driver will then drop you back to your preferred cruise ship terminal, bus/rail station or Belfast Accommodation.

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4.6 / 5

based on 365 reviews

Fantastic guide called Stuart made the trip interesting and humorous. Lovely locations to stop at. Not so keen on lunch stop, advise take own but have a Guinness at pub & enjoyed the dressing up!

Had a fantastic day out, really enjoyed the tour, was blessed with gorgeous weather too. The driver Paddy and our guide Lisa were super friendly and knowledgeable, a great day overall.

Great experience they won’t be doing the bridge until February 2023 so if you want to see that only way is by car yourself but everything else was great

It was grand, our guide Troy was very nice, funny and helpful. Told us everything we needed to know and more. Beautiful sceneries.

so many beautiful sites along the way to the main attraction