Giant's Causeway Day Tour from Dublin

Discover the enchanting Giant's Causeway, departing from Dublin. This day trip includes a visit to the stunning Antrim Coast, the mysterious Dark Hedges, and historic Dunluce Castle, with free time in Belfast. Explore Ireland's legendary landscapes and cultural heritage in a single, memorable tour.

What can I expect
  • Explore Giant's Causeway
  • Visit Antrim Coast
  • See Dark Hedges
  • Tour Dunluce Castle
  • Enjoy Belfast free time

Day Tour to Giant's Causeway from Dublin

You will start boarding your coach at 06:35 outside the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane on Parnell Square North.

 

Depart from Parnell Square North at 06:45 and head to Belfast.

 

On the bus, the tour guide will share Irish legends, myths, and history with passengers as they pass key locations on the journey. To break up the drive, there will be a rest stop at a service station, providing time for passengers to use the restroom, purchase snacks, and get coffee. Occasionally, additional passengers from Belfast will be picked up on the way to the Causeway Coast.

 

Dark Hedges

Planted 350 years ago, this lane of beech trees is an incredible sight to behold, making it a dream location for amateur photographers. The Dark Hedges gained recent fame as a featured location in "Game of Thrones," capturing the attention and imagination of fans worldwide.

Stopping at the Dark Hedges also provides a great opportunity for visitors to stretch their legs and walk, taking pictures that will be the envy of all their friends back home.

 

Dunluce Castle

Regarded as the most beautiful castle ruin in Northern Ireland, it is definitely worth a 5-minute photo stop. The castle became a ruin after its kitchen collapsed into the ocean, leading the owners to feel unsafe and abandon it. On the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to see for themselves why this collapse was possible, while taking photos that can make even the most novice photographer look skilled.

 

Giant's Causeway Tour

The Giant’s Causeway was formed approximately 50 to 60 million years ago in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption, resulting in 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Beyond the geological explanation, an alternative myth suggests that the Giant's Causeway was constructed by the Irish giant, Finn McCool, with several variations of the legend existing. The stories are held in as high regard as the geological facts by some.

 

The uniqueness of the Giant’s Causeway contributed to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often referred to as the "8th wonder of the world," the Giant’s Causeway is an unmissable destination for visitors to Ireland.

 

Coastal Road

 

After visiting the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, the return trip to Belfast will be via the Old Coastal Road. This route offers fantastic views of the Irish Sea and all the Glens of Antrim. On clear days, visibility extends all the way to Scotland and the Isle of Man. Known for its magnificent scenery, this road has been voted one of the top five driving routes in the world, boasting some of the best views globally.

 

Belfast

 

Belfast city center is a compact treasure trove of history and culture, making 60 minutes sufficient to appreciate one of Europe's greatest cities, in their opinion. Visitors will have ample time to explore the important and impressive sites in Belfast’s city center, learning about the legacy of ‘The Troubles’. They can take pictures of the impressive City Hall, stroll down the main shopping streets, and perhaps grab some food.

 

You will return to Dublin between 19:30 and 20:30.

 

Tour duration - 13 Hours

 

Meeting point - Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9

Trip Advisor

Great way to see the Causeway from Belfast

Mar 2023

The tour was a great way to see the highlights and have an adequate amount of time at each spot. Guide was very knowledgeable and shared stories from his childhood growing up at the end of the troubles.

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