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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.
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  • 1 College Green , 1 College Green, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 YT92, Ireland

    Departure - Pickup points Starbucks Café,1 College Green / Dame Street (south city) Dublin 2 @ 7am 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.

  • 59 O'Connell Street Upper , 59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland

    Departure - Pickup points Starbucks Café,1 College Green / Dame Street (south city) Dublin 2 @ 7am 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.
    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.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    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
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    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.
    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.

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    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


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    Very satisfied
    , Oct 2021
    Trip was perfect. Just the right tempo. David and Liam, our guide and driver were perfect. Just the right amount of information and entertainment. Everything ran on schedule. I would highly recommend this tour, especially with David and Liam as the guide and driver.
    Great day
    , Oct 2021
    Very interesting tour. We saw some really beautiful places at the castles and the giants causeway. Belfast is a interesting place. Neat to learn the history.
    It was great! Until…
    , Oct 2021
    I had an amazing experience. The tour guide, David, was nice a knowledgeable. He made a few jokes that I thought were uncouth but overall, he was attentive, informative and very, very, kind. I took the taxi tour and it was incredible to hear history recounted by a citizen of Belfast. We lost track of time talking as his stories, knowledge and insights were soo riveting. Dulue’s castle was a pleasure and there were moments of inexplicable zen looking over the water. The Causeway was confounding and beautiful. Frankly, everything was lovely until…well, David is a singer and guitar player who has been sending us for much of the ride. Near the end, he chose to play an Irish folk song that was explicitly racist against Portuguese people the whole way through. I get that this is an Irish song, but if you have to ask if a whole Nationality of people is present before playing it, maybe don’t play that song. It left a yucky feeling in my body which was a bummer because it was an otherwise perfect day.
    Loved it
    , Oct 2021
    I took the tour with Joe and Colin in October 2021. This was a great tour and the guide and driver were friendly and helpful. Insightful historical commentary added to the sites. Great day if you're looking to expand your travels outside of Dublin for a day.
    You’ll regret it if you don’t book!
    , Oct 2021
    BEST DAY YET! What a perfect trip. I had an absolute blast in this day tour. The black cab tour in Belfast is much more worth it than the Titanic experience, in my opinion. Our cab driver was WOW! He gave us such insight in what’s going on and would of loved this part to be a little longer. Since the bridge was closed we did the castle and I can say without a doubt, they should keep this part even when the bridge reopens. SUCH beautiful property and got some of the best pictures in my entire Ireland trip. Now the Giants Causeway….WOW! Do the hike it’s so worth it and you get to see everything in a different perspective. It was a crystal clear day! Sidney our driver and Connor our tour guide were an absolute joy! Gave us enough time for everything and I would definitely do a tour with them again!
    Happy tourists
    , Oct 2021
    Connor and Paolo we an excellent team. Safe driver and Connor was a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. We had a Nickand Eileen: Aliforniafabulous day in Norther Ireland
    Must do!
    , Oct 2021
    Conor and Joe made this tour one of the best days of our vacation. Even though the bridge was closed, the Dunluce Castle absolutely made up for it. The northern coast was gorgeous and we had a lovely time.
    A magical day!
    , Oct 2021
    enjoyed the tour guides who truly made the trip into a magical one. We truly Loved every minute of it!
    Such a wonderful trip....
    , Oct 2021
    Such a wonderful trip. Our driver and guide Dave and Joe treated us to the best day ever, complete with guitar serenades!!
    Must do
    , Oct 2021
    Absolutely loved this tour. The black cab experience in Belfast was moving and informative. The Giant's Causeway is beautiful. Really enjoyed our day. Tour guide was great and even played music for us on the bus. Recommend it highly!

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