Giant's Causeway And Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip From Dublin

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Take 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)

Additional Info

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

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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  • The only primary reason for the 4 instead of 5 stars is due to the weather, the Rope Bridge was closed and we were unable to cross. We only knew this to be a problem upon arrival and were given no other alternative or refund, even though there was another tour we could've joined at the same time but were told we could not switch. Irial was our tour guide and knew a significant amount of information/history, although at 7am, talked a bit loud into the microphone on the bus ride

  • My friend and I took this tour and we absolutely loved it! We had Claire as our tour guide and she had so much knowledge of the history and so many wonderful stories. I felt so full of the culture and I still remember the stories. I loved stopping at the Game of Thrones site as I am a big fan : We loved the Causeway and the Rope Bridge and felt we had a good amount of time there to experience what each had to offer. We enjoyed seeing Belfast, although we would have liked a bit more time there it was not at the fault of the tour at all. We also enjoyed how this tour really allowed us to explore the beauty and nature of Ireland. Thanks so much for an awesome day and taking such great care of us on our vacation! :

  • Great Trip. Have your camera's ready there are a lot of great stops along the way.

  • The tour was great and the tour guide and driver where very entertaining, funny, and knew the history and even informed us on some common Irish knowledge. I recommend this trip to anyone looking for an Irish experience. I also recommend Finn Bus tours.

  • This had potential to be a great day, but it was disappointing.
    It was combined with a GoT tour, so at times, half the bus load would go off and do something else. It didn't make sense.
    The guide told us all admissions were included, but when we got to the Giant's Causeway, we were told to not go into the visitor's Centre, because we'd have to pay, but the actual Causeway was free to see, so what admission was included?? The time spent at the Causeway was not sufficient. If you can, go on your own so you can spend more time and enjoy it. The Rope Bridge was closed due to weather, No refunds on that. Didn't matter, we probably wouldn't have had enough time to all cross it if it was.
    The stop in Belfast was just enough time to grab a coffee or something to eat.
    All in all, it was a very long day, as was to be expected, but if we didn't have to stop at times for the GOT half of the tour, it might have been a bit shorter, or at least you'd have more time to visit the Giant's Causeway.

  • Was a good trip with beautiful scenery but it needs to say if you are older or have a walking stick like me it is not really suitable. The time allotted to see the attractions was not enough and the huge hills to get there were a rush even for the younger ones so I spent my money to sit by the bus on a seat and wait for everyone to get back. Needs a little more information.

  • Our tour guides Tara and Brian did a great job showing us around Northern Ireland. We got to see a lot of sights and I highly recommend it!

  • Great Tour. We managed to visit a lot of places. Iriel is an excellent guide!

  • This was an amazing tour! Derrick and Mark were great! This was a great way to see Northern Ireland. We made many different stops and Derrick gave us some history and background at each location we went to. He even sang for us! This was my favorite thing I did in Ireland. It was a long day but definitely worth it!

  • This trip was amazing Derrick and Mark did and excellent job making the trip informative with great history on the area entertaining derricks jokes and singing were on point and very entertaining and relaxing. Every stop was perfectly planned out and the recommendations at each stop were perfect.

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