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
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • The Dark Hedges visit

    • Giant's Causeway visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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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 3368 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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I can only recommend to everyone. The tour was super nice and very educational. I went with the guides Peter and JP, who are super personable. Peter knew what he was talking about, he brought many funny anecdotes and told a lot of interesting things about the history of Ireland and Northern Ireland. A very nice and relaxed atmosphere. The tour is definitely worth it and should be done once. You get very nice photo motifs in front of the lens, whether it's the Giants Causeway or the Dark hedges. Great landscapes and also super exciting for Game of Thrones fans, as filming locations are visited and the guide Peter shows them and tells you in which season they were used.

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December 22, 2022

This is my second booking. I did one yesterday. I am very pleased with this tour. The guide and the driver are a great pair. Our guide Peter was full of humor, tons of facts and information, and was always available to give recommendations if needed. JP our driver, was an excellent driver, made all the time lines, and was easy to talk to. He always greeted folks with a smile and a hello. For this round, I book a tour to Giants Causeway. I appreciated the amount of time we had at the different stops along the way. I was worried that I would feel rushed, and that was not the case. In Belfast I had just enough time to run over to Ulster Museum, and still be back in time to visit the Christmas market at City Hall. Such a great tour.

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December 22, 2022

Fantastic tour by CJ with Gorben as our driver. We were given adequate time to cover all the stops and CJ did a great job in telling us the history and facts during our trip. The bus itself was comfortable enough and had a bathroom as well as USB ports for charging. Highly recommend!

January 8, 2023

Product ID: 67953