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
    • Giant's Causeway visit

    • The Dark Hedges 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 3268 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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Mark our tour guide and Thomas our driver did an excellent job in creating the wonderful experience for us. All the great times and great sceneries were gorgeous. Thank you so much Mark for your fabulous story sharing behind every spots, and for sure Thomas as well for the silk-liked driving. Both Mark and Thomas made the best arrangement and enjoyable trip for us!

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December 6, 2022

Luke the tour guide and Vedran the driver did an amazing job, kept us safe and entertained through the trip. The trip was very informative and we had plenty of time at each stop! We were lucky with the weather (04/12) and the coach was comfortable for the 12.5hour round trip! Will definitely book another Finn McCools Tour when we next visit Ireland! Thank you both!

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December 4, 2022

The trip with Noel as the guide and Brian - the driver - was such a vibe! Not only do they have a great sense of humor and shared a lot of trivia and interesting facts & stories about places we visited, but also they were highly organized. The whole trip was well planned, yet, it left space for us to explore places on our own. Noel provided us with essential practical information e.g. where to eat, shop or find toilets for every spot we stopped at so the whole trip went very smoothly. There was wifi on board (Ireland territory only) and USB ports. Another cool element? The music played on the bus! They played a well selected playlist of modern and folk music which was an entertaining asset to the whole experience and got us into the right mood. I appreciate how these two guys cared about us all, making sure that each of us gets the best experience, highly recommended!

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December 3, 2022

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