2-Day Northern Ireland Tour From Dublin

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Overview

The North of Ireland is now a must-see for any traveler arriving in Ireland. This tour enables you to focus on Northern Ireland, the little corner of our motherland so present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn after an end to the 30 years of political-violence. Included is the Titanic Experience Visitor Center.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Breakfast included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Day 1: Dublin - Belfast

Depart Dublin with your fantastic Irish Tour Guide and a host of other international travelers of all ages. The drive up will be broken up by some interesting and lovely little stops.

The first stop are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how our ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks in the 9th century.

Arrive in lovely Belfast where the tour will visit Belfast's number 1 attraction - the Titanic Experience. Take a fascinating journey back in time and experience the Titanic's story. From her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. You will visit the Falls and Shankill Roads, murals and the peace wall, learn the city's troubled history and how Belfast overcame the troubles. Use the free time to enjoy lunch and shopping in Belfast bustling downtown area. Excellent shopping opportunities as the prices are much lower than Dublin! Recommended to visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, Botanical Gardens, City Hall, Queen's University, and Belfast's own leaning tower - Albert Clock.

Overnight in Belfast's historic city location, the University quarter with a vast array of bars, music venues and fantastic eateries to suit all budgets.

Day 2: Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Dublin

Depart Belfast at 10am, drive through the beautiful County Antrim that takes you to the North Coast of Ulster.

The first stop shall be the Dark Hedges, and the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and also known as the set of the popular TV series 'Game of Thrones'. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience (optional). This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge, build by salmon fishermen.

Since the 18th century The Giant's Causeway has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder Of The World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. Visit to the center offers you their unique audio guides with earphones which tells the story of the rock formations as you stand on them. After a magical site like the Giant's Causeway it is hard to believe you can see something as exciting. The final stop is Dunluce Castle which to this day still arouses curiosity.

Inclusions for 2-Day Northern Ireland Tour From Dublin

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Transport

Exclusions for 2-Day Northern Ireland Tour From Dublin

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the Economy option

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • The tour included some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Our guide gave brilliant descriptions of all of the stops we made. The highlight for us was Giants' Causeway. Don't miss this tour and make sure to hire the Black Taxi approx. 15 US which takes you into the neighborhoods where the troubles were.

  • It was fun. 1st day, The Celtic crosses were nice and the Titanic museum was okay but nothing really amazing. The optional Black Taxi tour was interesting. It focused on a lot on history past/present of troubles in Northern Ireland.
    I stayed in the Hostel Patty's Place in Dublin, they were able to give me a single room. Bathroom had showers which were not the best but worked. At the hostel, I did not meet a lot people but I did run into a few. The area was okay. The young woman was able to give me recommendations but it was confusing finding restaurants/bars, you're on your own for that so Research ahead of time!!

    The best day was the 2nd day, we went to see the Dark Hedges, where there was A LOT of tourists all trying to take pictures. Also Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is rather a small bridge but the island, which is said to be a part of Scotland, is very beautiful but is a bit far of walk/hike along the hillside and a lot of stairs. BE prepared!!
    Giant's Causeway is also very beautiful and has some trails leading to different areas, which I wasn't aware of until almost the end of the time allotted. The pre-recorded tour guide for Giant's Causeway is not worth it. Dunlace Castle stop at the end was from far away, so it didn't arouse curiosity as stated. FOR DAY 2, I highly recommend good walking shoes or even hiking boots AND water.

  • I enjoyed the second day better then the first. I would highly recommend staying in Belfast. It is a great city!

  • I was disapointed by the tour. The schedule was not respected at all. On the second day, we started the tour with a 45 min delay. We had only 1 hour and 15 min to visit the Titanic museum and it was really not sufficient. No time allowed for lunch. The guide was also the driver and it was difficult to obtain information.

  • Our favorite place on our entire trip was the rope bridge! It and #39;s absolutely beautiful there and the bridge is quite an experience! The and #34;bed and breakfast and #34; was basically a hostel. I assumed it would be someone and #39;s house. :-( The black taxi tour in Belfast is worth it! The Dark Hedges were amazing!

  • Very fine, efficiently run, well-prepared drivers.

  • The tour itself was great. But our reservation was lost and took some sorting out to see if we would even be able to get on the coach. Also the accommodation was not ready in Belfast
    when we arrived. But the guides and places we visited were amazing.

  • I believe this is a somewhat new tour package, and it was a bit disappointing. I recommend planning your own overnight lodging and transportation to local sights in Northern Ireland. The tour stops themselves were wonderful however, we were not informed that we would have a 1-1/2 hour wait at the Giant's Causeway for another bus to return us to Dublin on Day 2. In addition, we trusted Viator's word on the bed and breakfast lodging, which actually was more like a hostel serving a mediocre hot breakfast with mystery juice that was reminiscent of watery Kool-Aid. In addition, we were unable to stop and walk around Dunluce Castle, one of the promised stopping points. The Paddy Wagon tour guide Sean was not very informative on our surroundings as we traveled through the countryside. Sorry to leave negative comments, but there it is! We did appreciate, however, that the return guide brought as close to our Airbnb rental as possible to drop us off with our luggage.

  • This is 2 separate day tours from Dublin combined, where you sleep in Belfast rather than returning to Dublin with the first tour then leaving from there with the second. This means that you get more time in Belfast, but I was disappointed to miss out on information or stops during the time returning to Dublin.
    On the 1st day, the tour guide was very friendly and talkative Frank, and it was a small group in a minibus the second day was a large coach. In Belfast, we had the option to go on the Black Cab tour around the peace wall, etc. and it's worth it!. This lasted around an hour, leaving an hour for seeing Belfast. Next, the Titanic Experience was fantastic, although time was a little short there. The online itinerary is incorrect, as we did not visit Monasterboice maybe others did it on the return to Dublin, I don't know.
    The accommodation is distant from the centre of the city Backpacker option is Paddys Palace Hostel on Fitzwilliam St and is actually one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in. Bathrooms were dirty and locks on the doors often didn't work. Plates in the kitchens weren't clean. No lockers in the rooms and barely any power outlets. I heard from the others in the economy option that theirs wasn't much better e.g. no working showers.
    The tour on the 2nd day was okay. We visited some great sites, although not a lot of information was provided about them again maybe this happened during the part from Dublin. There was plenty of time at Carrick-a-rede and the Giant's Causeway, but only 10 minutes at Dark Hedges and only a couple of minutes next to the road to take photos of Dunluce Castle. Ballintoy is purely a lunch stop, though Game of Thrones fans could probably walk to the harbour and back if they skipped lunch. The tour also included an hour in Belfast at the end of the day, which was a waste of time given we had just been there the day/night before.
    Overall, it was not a well organised tour. Time could be much better optimised.

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