Recent Searches
Clear

Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Dublin, Ireland
Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Youths1 Youth2 Youths3 Youths4 Youths5 Youths6 Youths7 Youths8 Youths9 Youths10 Youths11 Youths12 Youths13 Youths14 Youths15 Youths0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon13 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

Overview

Explore Northern Ireland's biggest draws—Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge—on a day trip from Dublin. In a traditional black cab in Belfast, you’ll explore sites of the capital’s conflicted history: the mural-strewn streets of the Falls and Skankill neighborhoods and the Belfast Docks. Then course along the Antrim Coast to experience one of Ireland great geological marvels, the UNESCO–listed Giant’s Causeway, followed by a stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Marvel at the surrounding headlands that were also used as a filming location for many "Game of Thrones" scenes. Note: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is currently closed to the public. This stop is replaced by a visit to Dunluce Castle, the real-life House of Greyjoy from the "Game of Thrones", until further notice.
  • Combine a black cab tour of Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway
  • Explore the Giant’s Causeway at your own pace or join an included tour led by a park ranger
  • Make the most of free Wi-Fi while on the luxury coach
  • Entrance fees and round-trip transportation are included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This jam-packed tour makes it possible to visit Belfast and the Giant's Causeway in just one day.
Saved to wishlist!
Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
Professional guide
Transport by black cab in Belfast
Private guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Starbucks College Green , 1 College Green, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 YT92, Ireland

    Starbucks Café,1 College Green / Dame Street (south city) Dublin 2 @ 7am Please be outside either pick up location listed at least 5 minutes prior to departure. Grey coach with silver dog as logo.

  • Dublin Bus Head Office , 59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 RX04, Ireland

    Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper (north city) Dublin 1 @ 7.05am Please be outside either pick up location listed at least 5 minutes prior to departure. Grey coach with silver dog as logo.

  • 7:00 AM
    Clerys Clock , Op GPO, 1, O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Co. Dublin, D01 HR04, Ireland

    Drop off is at the front of the Old Cleary's Store on O'Connell Street, opposite the General Post Office, very close to the Spire monumnet.Typical return time is between 8.15pm and 8.30pm. Your guide will be able to help with any directions in the city from there.

    Your full-day tour of Northern Ireland’s major sights starts with early-morning pickup in central Dublin. (Enjoy a 20 minute rest stop to take coffee and snacks before taking the Black Cab tour in Belfast. There you will have bathroom facilities with a range of vendors to buy hot and cold drinks, fresh food, light snacks and packed lunches. The same stop will be visited on the return journey fro Dublin).

    An iconic black cab awaits you in Northern Ireland’s beautiful and infamous capital. This tour gives you a safe and introspective account of this impassioned city, most well known for its history of political and religious unrest. Explore Belfast’s Falls and Skankill neighborhoods, where hundreds of ornate murals impart Unionist and Nationalist political messaging in glorious color. Learn of the city’s industrial roots, its divisive conflict and its current youthful revival.

    During the tour, you’ll see several of Belfast’s top attractions, including sites such as the Belfast Docks and the Harland and Wolff shipyard — snapshots of the city’s industrial beginnings. If the sentiment takes you, feel free to request a stop at other notable sites like the Peace Wall, where you can add your name to those of other peacemakers who have touched this monumental city.

    The next leg of your journey is the grand Antrim Coastal Drive, taking you along Ireland’s wild, rocky north coast for dramatic sea views and the fairy-tale glens of Antrim. Speaking of drama, catch a view of Dunluce Castle, a medieval construction that’s enjoying a second life is as the House of Greyjoy in the award-winning TV series Game of Thrones.

    The 2-hour drive brings you to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Giant’s Causeway. Stretch your legs and enjoy a meander through this geological wonder that has been the source of many Irish myths. Then punctuate your tour of the north with an invigorating walk across the teetering, 80-foot-high (24-meter) Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (not for the faint-hearted!). After you’ve had your adrenaline boost for the day (or year), get cozy in your coach seat for the return ride back to central Dublin.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Falls Road
    Arriving in Belfast City at 9.15, a 20 minute break where bathroom facilities/refreshments are available. Groups of passengers averaging 4 in number will then be escorted by a local driver guide to a black cab and the tour of the world’s largest outdoor art gallery begins. A unique and riveting experience, a journey into the most recent conflict in Irish history all guided by local with first-hand experience, intimate knowledge of the city’s most recent tragic political, social, religious conflicts which have convulsed the two countries of Ireland and the United Kingdom but in particular the communities of Northern Ireland for decades. Visit west Belfast most well-known and easily identified mural is that of Bobby Sands located on the side of Sinn Féin's Falls Road building. This area known as the Falls is predominantly Catholic Nationalist / Republican. Also a collection Irish republican and international politically themed murals known as 'The International Wall' and the "Peace Wall"
    Duration: 35 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Shankill Road
    Next on the tour is the visit to an area of Belfast City known as the Shankill. During the "Troubles" the Shankill was a centre of loyalist paramilitary activity, where the modern Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Association (UDA) had its genesis. Loyalist paramilitary groups pledging allegiance to the British monarchy and to maintaining the partitioned 6 counties of Ireland known as Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom. Similar to the Falls area the Shankill is adorned with huge murals celebrating historical events, honouring people from the past some of whom from the local community. At all stops during the 90 minute tour our guests have ample opportunity to capture amazing images of the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. There will be lots out time spent out of the cab, the group size is so small the tour will be a very personalised experience. Your guide has personal stories and folklore to share. He will encourage you to ask many questions as you see fit.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Giant's Causeway
    After a 45 minute lunch stop at a wonderful coastal cafe we arrive at the Giants Causeway at 2.30pm.Created 60 million years ago due to a series of volcanic eruptions which layered the surrounding area with 40,000 interlocking basaltic rock columns. Set off on the trail to the "Giant's Boot" apparently lost by Finn just over 2 metres large. Can it get any more magical? Take a seat in the famous "Wishing Chair." A must experience, the "Wishing Chair" is a natural throne formed of perfectly shaped columns of basaltic lava. Now the "Camel" the only steed capable of carrying Finn home across long distances. The Camel a basaltic dyke formed from cooling lava which has pushed its way through other layers of rock. The Clifftop Trail is a bird's eye view of the Giant's Causeway, a unique way to see the World Heritage Site and explore the stunning north coast of Ireland over to Scotland. The Causeway has trails for all ages. There is also a free train up and down from the centre to the coast.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Antrim Coast Road
    Touring the rugged coast of Antrim, its remote glens, sheer faced cliffs, small fishing villages and pristine beaches is one of the world’s most stunning and unspoilt coastlines. The Giants Causeway’s basalt columns are world famous with the latest celebrants to the area the cast, directors and producers of the tv series Game of Thrones. Many of the settings for the series you will see and hear of with ample opportunity to capture images on the day. The coastline dotted with harbour fishing villages, small rural farming towns. The north Atlantic waters look across to Scotland’s west coast. You can clearly see Scotland on a clear day. Enjoy!!
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Dunluce Castle
    Dun Luce Castle is an iconic historical castle which dates back over 500 years with its location on the Cliff Edge of the north Atlantic making it one of the most dramatic settings in Europe.The castle has been frequently used over the years in many movies most recently the tv series the Game of Thrones. There will be paid admittance included to visit and peruse castle and ground for 45 minutes. On a clear day you can see the coast of Scotland. A magical place for the adventurous photographer and for those who enjoy watching the abundant varirty of wild birds which inhabit the coastal cliffs.
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Titanic's Dock and Pump-House
    On this tour some passengers choose to take the Titanic Experience rather that the black cab tour. A benefit to those who chose the Black Cab tour is that they will also get the opportunity to see the Titanic Dry Dock & Pump House. Also berthed next to the Titanic Experience Belfast is the ship the SS Nomadic - tender to RMS Titanic and the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world. Samson and Goliath are the twin shipbuilding gantry cranes named after the Biblical figures Samson and Goliath, dominate the Belfast skyline and are landmark structures of the dock and city. You will have the opportunity to capture unique images of truly historical content.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Peace Wall
    As part of the Black Cab tour your guide will visit what is known as the "Peace Wall or Walls". Here you will be told of the reasons why they are built and to what benefit. They effectively split the Roman Catholic community from the Protestant community. The first peace lines of "the Troubles" were built in 1969, following the outbreak of civil unrest in 1969. Initially built as temporary structures, they are now permanent structures as they are effective in limiting the sectarian violence perpetrated they the worst elements in both communities. The walls are wider, longer, more numerous than ever. They have multiplied over the years. They have been increased in both height, length and number since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. In Belfast 75% of the 97 peace lines are in the north and west of the city. These area's are home to the poorer and more disadvantaged inhabitants of Belfast. Sadly 67% of the deaths during the "Troubles" occurred within 500 metres of one of these wall's.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Good walking shoes and all weather clothing recommended
    • Please be outside of one of the available pickup locations 15 minutes before departure time
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Wild Rover Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin.

    Traveler Photos

    See More
    See More

    Traveler Tips


    • "A good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots is a must!" See review
    • "it was quite windy that day so beware, the bridge may be canceled if its too rainy for safety reasons, but there are still beautiful walk ways and views to admire." See review

    Reviews

    5.0
    star-5
    2,573 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

    We perform checks on reviews

    Showing 1-10 of 2,573 reviews
    star-4
    Great day outing!
    Charles_L
    , Jul 2022
    The black taxi, giants causeway and castle. Our tour Gide was very personable and informative. The moon dancing was very enjoyable.
    star-5
    Thank you!
    Archita_B
    , Jul 2022
    Lovely day trip. The Black Taxi Tour was especially good. Shaun was a wonderful guide. Would recommend this to all solo travellers
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Beautiful and a Belfast historical tour!
    Anne_F
    , Jul 2022
    Noel and Peter were fantastic! With energy and knowledge, they led a fantastic tour. Ask for them; you won’t be disappointed!
    star-5
    Don’t miss this!
    Lacey_B
    , Jul 2022
    Shaun and Sarah were the absolute best Tour guides! I highly recommend them and this trip! Our black cab guide was also incredible! Very informative and fun!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    I appreciated how it was...
    c9q5pn29k4
    , Jul 2022
    I appreciated how it was a well-designed tour that packed a lot into one day, without feeling rushed. Sean and Sarah were great.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Excellent day trip!
    Cherie_L
    , Jul 2022
    Our guide and bus drivers, Kevin and Joe, were the BEST! They were friendly, personable and professional. They kept our trip on schedule and provide helpful tips for us at each stop.
    star-5
    Wonderful Experience
    Jennifer_B
    , Jul 2022
    Kevin and Joe were wonderful guides.. amazing experience. Well worth booking. You meet at Star bucks 1 Dublin drive and return to same location.
    star-5
    Great tour, even better guide!
    Jack_T
    , Jul 2022
    The entire experience was wonderful! We had wanted to see the Giant's Causeway for some time, but both my partner and I also enjoyed our stop at Dunluce Castle and thought it was among the most visually stunning places we visited during our time in Ireland. Our stops in Belfast were educational, although the black cab driver's strong accent made understanding some things challenging. The real purpose of this review though is to give due credit to our tour guide Sean and our driver Owen. Sean clearly has a passion for guiding tours, and made the entire day enjoyable. In addition to giving excellent insight throughout the drive, he played modern/traditional Irish music, showed Belfast (the movie) on the return trip, and checked in with every passenger multiple times throughout the day to make sure they were comfortable and happy. He even gave personalized recommendations to each group based on where they were traveling next. As a result, we had a lovely meal in Galway based on Sean's recommendation. If there's a way to request a tour guide ahead of time...ask for Sean. Thank you!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Loved it!
    Michelle_S
    , Jul 2022
    The stories Kevin told were amusing and interesting. Loved the black taxi tour in Dublin- learned so much. The Giant’s Causeway was spectacular! Joe the driver was terrific as well. Highly recommend!
    star-4
    Ireland history
    Diane_S
    , Jul 2022
    The black taxi tour was most memorable, we loved hearing about the history of Ireland. The causeway and the castle are beautiful to see
    star-5
    History
    LYNN_S
    , Jul 2022
    Interesting history on belfast on black cab great guides comfortable plenty of stops dafadafdddddddxddd
    star-5
    Perfect day!
    Jasmine_S
    , Jul 2022
    This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Connor and Warren were fantastic! Not only did they keep us running on time, but they gave us plenty of time to explore and gave us so much history. This gives you the opportunity to see so much of this beautiful country, you won’t be disappointed! This was my second trip to Ireland and first trip to Northern Ireland. Connor and Warren reminded me of why I love Ireland so much. They made the absolutely perfect!
    star-5
    great day trip!
    Louise_L
    , Jul 2022
    we had a lovely day to hike up the path to the end and walk on the Giants causeway the black taxi tour of Belfast suburbs was very interesting Dunluce castle and the drive along the coast was lovely
    star-5
    Wild Rover Tours is 5 stars!!!
    Queenie_N
    , Jul 2022
    We booked all our day trips in Dublin with Wild Rover. This is 2nd out of 3 trips and so far everything is great. Organized and on-time. Dave is an excellent tour guide. We learned a lot from his commentary all throughout the trip. It was like a crash course in Irish history. Paolo is one hell of a driver in a very good way. I highly recommend booking day trips with Wild Rover and don’t forget to tip them. They deserve it!
    star-5
    Belfast
    Anne_G
    , Jul 2022
    Excellent trip. Tour guide Murphy was funny and knowledgable. Driver was great and kind. Best informational trip in Ireland
    star-5
    Great trip
    christine_m
    , Jul 2022
    Collette (tour guide) and Owen (driver) were fabulous. We enjoyed the entire trip. Interesting and informative tour.
    star-5
    What a day!!
    John_C
    , Jul 2022
    Wonderful day trip from Dublin. We were worried about being on the bus for longer than we toured but that did not see to be the case at all. Connor our guide did a fantastic job with keeping us entertained with interesting facts about the area were were in. He had a great sense of humor and was concerned about each of his guests. We were in safe hands with our driver Warren. He executed each narrow turn and highway expertly. Warren too was helpful with directions and general information. The taxi driver Sean was outstanding. He really made the Troubles come alive. We had no complaints for the entire experience. Overall, a great day and would recommend to anyone. If you have the time, do it!
    star-4
    Absolutely breathtaking views
    denpegwinter
    , Jul 2022
    Well organized, tour guide and driver were excellent. Good amount of time at the Giant Causeway. Only advice I would skip the black cab in Belfast and go to the Titanic museum.
    star-5
    Amazing Intro to Northern Ireland
    Emily_W
    , Jul 2022
    Kevin and Joe lead an incredible tour for me! As a solo traveler, it can be intimidating to go on a tour like this alone, but they were fantastic hosts. Two hours at Giant’s Causeway is a great way to get a hike in while seeing the main event. The Black Cab Tour was such a meaningful experience and I’m so thankful that Rover Tours has it as an option.
    star-5
    Wonderful Experience
    Benjie_C
    , Jun 2022
    This is an excursion really worth your time. If you like history, this comes with a choice of either learning more about the ill-fated Titanic with its museum already a piece of art on its own OR learning more about Belfast’s storied, sad, and dark past. Remnants of Belfast’s gloomy past is still palpable today. Then on to remnants of a centuries old castle in ruins, perched atop a cliff. I can imagine the days of this place in its time. Moving on to the Giant’s Causeway. It is a natural marvel, majestic, and awe-inspiring. The trip, of course, will never be the awesome experience you take home with you, if not for the guide. Ours is Collette. She is one of the most passionate guides I’ve ever had, taking pride in what she does, with a very Irish flare to complete the authentic experience. And never to miss that one person that gets us there, the driver. Ours is Sidney. Kudos to both!

    Why you are seeing these recommendations

    Compare Similar Experiences

    Current
    Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
    Likely to Sell Out
    Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin

    star-52564

    13 hours 30 minutes

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $81.40

    star-5984

    13 hours

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $81.40

    star-4.5295

    13 hours

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $134.63

    star-4.5639

    14 hours

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $67.83

    star-4.545

    2 days

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $176.37

    star-51309

    12 hours 30 minutes

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $81.40

    star-4.559

    8 hours

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $55.44

    star-564

    12 hours

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $79.54

    star-5798

    13 hours

    Free Cancellation

    From
    $81.40
    Why you are seeing these recommendations

    Explore Similar Things to Do

    Why you are seeing these recommendations