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Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin

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County Dublin, Ireland

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Absorb the spectacular scenery of Northern Ireland's magical landscapes on a full-day rail tour from Dublin. Enjoy the romance of travelling by train as you marvel at panoramic vistas of the Northern Irish countryside and relish a light breakfast onboard. On arrival in Belfast, ride a comfortable coach to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway, famed for its mystifying basalt columns, and capture photographs outside Dunluce Castle. Summon your courage to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge before returning to your Dublin hotel by coach and train.
  • Full-day train and coach trip from Dublin to Northern Ireland
  • Summon your courage to cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
  • Marvel at the mystifying basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway
  • Relish the romance of travelling through Ireland's beautiful countryside by train
Host on trains
Information pack
Driver/guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Local charge to cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (Open March to October only)

Departure Point

Connolly Station, 1 Amiens St, Dublin Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

Departure Time

7:35 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Railtours Ireland First Class

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin.

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  • "The stops were well planned, if a bit rushed, but with this size group, they have to stay on schedule." See review
  • "The ride out to the Giant's Causeway is by bus." See review

Reviews

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chrisbZ6101YB
, Aug 2019
This was the worst experience I've ever had booking through Viator/Trip Advisor. We have booked over 30 trips through Viator/Trip Advisor both in the US and Internationally. This was by far the worst experience. The Tour operator was Railtours.com. The guides were generally friendly but the tour operator's planning was awful. The list is endless but here are a few things to keep in mind if you are thinking about booking this tour; 1. It was a rail tour from Dublin to Belfast, but we departed the train 1/2 through the trip. The rail was down from Newry to Belfast so we had to bus the rest of the way. Locals tell us this line has been having problems since mid-July (our tour was August 13th). I would have been courteous if Railtours.com would have let us know, we booked this excursion specifically because of the train ride. 2. The description of the tour said you could order breakfast on the tour, we left our hotel at 7am, however no meal service was offered. We did not stop for lunch until 2:30. 3. We ended up taking three different busses on this trip. The third bus was not even a tour bus; it was an old, unclean bus for a local football team. The teams logo was painted on the center section windows so there were 4 seats with 100% unobstructed views, unfortunately we had two of them. Disappointing given it was a scenic tour. We tried to move seats 1/2 through the trip and the bus drive emphatically told us to stay in our original seats that it was first come first seated. There is more but I would caution anyone booking through railtours.com. On the plus side Northern Ireland is beautiful and I would strongly recommend a trip to see the Carrick a rope bridge and Giant Causeway. We also really enjoyed the lunch and the trip to Bushmills distillery, great trip just don't book with railtour.com
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What a Wonderful Way to Travel
webelieve777
, Jul 2019
This was such a great way to spend the day. We were met at the trains station by Paddy who got us on the train and made our trip to the next stop easy and enjoyable. From there our coach driver Patrick was awesome. His stories, jokes, tales and knowledge of the country made the entire tour. It would not have been the same without him. Needless to say how beautiful the country of Ireland is. The way back to Dublin we were me at the train station by the most incredible man named Liam who kept us intranced with his knowledge of his life and history of Ireland. I am so grateful to have experienced his prescence and wisdom.
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Ireland Adventures
37melindaf
, Aug 2018
The title is a little misleading in that the rail is from Dublin to Belfast. The ride out to the Giant's Causeway is by bus. Our driver was very knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. We were put on a new bus, but no keys to the bathroom meant we had to stop frequently for restroom facilities. The places we stopped had good facilities and good food. So it wasn't bad. The ride out to the Causeway was absolutely gorgeous. We had a mist most of the day and heavy fog. On a clear day the views would have been even more breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour.
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Beautiful Tour
SANDRAVS1
, Jul 2018
I highly recommend this tour. It is a beautiful drive from Dublin and the tour guide was great. Be sure not to miss the sheep herding demonstration.
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So much fun! Sean, Patrick, and...
Julia W
, Nov 2017
So much fun! Sean, Patrick, and Rodney were absolute dreams to work with. Our train was delayed and Rodney was able to make up for it by stopping at some incredible sights along the way to meet up with our tour down the path. Be sure to walk all the paths and see all of the local draws!
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This tour was fantastic and would...
Jenna W
, Oct 2017
This tour was fantastic and would recommend for sure! It's a long day but well worth it!
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We had only a limited time to spend...
Kathleen B
, Oct 2017
We had only a limited time to spend in Dublin and wished we could visit the Giant's Causeway. It seemed not to be practical. Then, we found his great one day tour by rail and bus up to Belfast, and several of the most popular sights. It was perfect! Our guide was easy to find at the rail station, remained helpful throughout the day, and the trip north was smooth and fast. At Belfast we transferred to the tour bus with Troy in the driver's seat. He was a wonderful mix of humor and history and really got us into a great mood, in spite of the rainy weather. Sometimes his patter was a bit fast and the accent hard to understand, but he was fun. The stops were well planned, if a bit rushed, but with this size group, they have to stay on schedule. It did give us a chance to walk out to the Carrick bridge, adequate time at the Giant's Causeway and a quick stop at Bushmills. The pub stop at lunch was delightful and cozy, with the added plus of some Game of Thrones memorabilia available. The tour around Belfast when we returned was quick, but gave us a sample to see if we would like to return here. Everything ran according to the plan we were given and we very much enjoyed the day.
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Experiencing the rope bridge and...
Kathleen M
, Sep 2017
Experiencing the rope bridge and Giants Causeway were the best parts of the trip. Having to order and buy lunch at a specific pub left much to be desired. Also, our loud tour bus guide was incapable of being silent for even a second. Ended the day with a headache.
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This was a great way to get some sights...
Cathryn H
, Sep 2017
This was a great way to get some sights in! The guides were fantastic!
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This was a great trip. We took the...
rick
, Sep 2017
This was a great trip. We took the train thinking it would be another great way to see Ireland. Really didn't see much from the train to warrant the additional expense. Save your money and take the bus tour from Dublin. Tour guides were knowledgeable and fun to chat with. Our favorite part was the Carricke rope bridge - fantastic vews of the coast. Giant's Causeway is just Ok.

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