Giant's Causeway And Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip From Dublin
OverviewTake the full Coastal route from Belfast to the Giants Causeway. Explore Ireland in a unique way that most people don't get to. See Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and embark on an unique guided day trip from Dublin and visit the beautiful location of Giants Causeway and venture across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
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Meet your guide in central Dublin start your day. To break up the drive on the way to the Dark Hedges, we will stop at a service station so you can get some coffee or breakfast.
The first stop, the Dark Hedges, will be a 15-minute stop. The Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion Gracehill Manor. It is now the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland.
Next, you will make a quick 5-minute photo stop at arguably some of the most picturesque ruins in all of Ireland, Dunluce Castle. This is the type of location that makes even a picture taken on your smartphone look like a pictures taken by a professional.
Then you'll get to experience the beautiful location of Giant's Causeway for at least 1.5 hours. This must see World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and for good reason. Magnificent seascape and of course the awe-inspiring hexagonal/polygonal stone columns that form the legendary Causeway itself, some of which reach 40 feet (12 meters) into the air. The Giants Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Here you can have a sit down lunch if you prefer. The extra lunch stop time is added into the Causeway stop.
The next stop is Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. When the Rope Bridge is open, you will be able to cross it without paying anything extra. CarrickaRede is an abandoned fishing island located just a few miles from the Giants Causeway. This 90ft deep, 60ft wide (27m deep, 18m wide) chasm is traversed by a traditionally built rope bridge which rewards the daring visitor with arguably the best views in the country. Spend approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes there.
You then get back on the coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle and Cushendun where you will enjoy fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island or maybe even a glimpse of Scotland.
After that, you will stop for 20 minutes at the closest point between Ireland and Scotland, Cushendun, which is also the last stop before returning to Belfast. The guide will tell you the story of the statue of Johann the Goat.
Another unique part of the tour will be going across the Glens of Antrim with amazing panoramic views, instead of driving around them, on the way back to Belfast.
Last stop of the day is Belfast. You will spend approximately 45 minutes here. Belfast has a very compact city center as a legacy of the Troubles, also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict. Visit the Crown bar, Big Fish, Alberts Clock and many more attractions in the city centre while you do some shopping or buy snacks for your way back to Dublin.
You will return to Dublin at approximately 7:30pm/ 8:30pm
Inclusions for Giant's Causeway And Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip From Dublin
- Cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge for free when it is open
- All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
- Professional guide
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions for Giant's Causeway And Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip From Dublin
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for small children or those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
Group of 12 people or more will not be accepted, even if the group make separate bookings; Up to 60 people on board
- 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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