Day trip

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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Discover Northern Ireland's dramatic coastal route on a day trip to the Giant's Causeway from Dublin. Visit the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and spend some time in Belfast.

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Duration 12 hours
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7 hours
  • Dublin

  • 3 hours
  • Break

  • The Dark Hedges

  • Dunluce Castle (photo stop)

  • Giant's Causeway

  • Belfast (free time)

  • 2 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Visit the Giant's Causeway and admire the formation and beauty of the area
  • Enjoy photo stop at the most beautiful castle ruin in Ireland, Dunluce Castle
  • Travel down the romantic avenue of beech trees at Dark Hedges
  • Learn stories of folklore and history with a few myths and legends
  • Spend at least 2 hours at the stunning Giants Causeway
  • Explore Belfast during your 1.5 hours in the city
Full description

Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on a day trip from Dublin in a comfortable bus. Follow your guide as you visit iconic sights, including the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and Belfast.

Depart Dublin and travel North, stopping at a service station along the way for breakfast, to buy lunch, and to stretch your legs. Your first attraction is to take a 5-minute photo stop at the famous and picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle. Afterward, head to the Giant's Causeway, formed from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Enjoy at least 2 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to the hexagonal columns, often referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." Take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea and then spend around 20 minutes traveling along the avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th-century by the Stuart family, the beautiful sight was used in the Game of Thrones series and the Transformers movie. Lastly, go to Belfast to see the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner. Stop next to Belfast City Hall and spend approximately 1.5 hours exploring the city. Do some sightseeing, shopping, and grab some food before continuing the journey home.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. To ensure everyone has a good day out, the tour will depart at 6:45 AM. Taking public transport or a taxi to the pick-up is recommended as the city center has no all-day parking available.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Northern Ireland's currency is the Pound Sterling but most places accept card payment. Except for food/drinks and souvenirs, there are no additional costs for the day
  • This tour involves a lot of walking. it is not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility. If your child is used to traveling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat
  • All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • All times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather
  • Please ensure you have filled out the online Track and Trace waiver form which will be emailed to you 25 hours before your activity starts. The form must be completed by each participant in order to join the tour
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who show signs of intoxication (no refunds)
  • A packed lunch is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2793 reviews

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We learned so much history and culture of Ireland! Our tour guide Kate was really informative about the places we went! We love the Giant Causeway, the Dunluce Castle, of course the Dark Hedges (if you're a big fan of Game of Thrones!) and free time in Belfast!!! Indeed, it was the highlight of our Celtic trip!!! Our driver, drove the road in a very safety manner! The bus has USB port to charge your phone! GET THIS TOUR NOW!!! #fortheirishwhiskey #finnmccooltours

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16 August 2022

A magical experience! you get to see things/places you wouldn’t be able to in that timeframe alone. In the bus were told nice background info/stories. And they let u rest when that is an good opportunity. A little humor but not ‘the wrong/annoying kind’ the balance is perfect. Also if everybody is good on time (by the morning start-pickup and in between stops) you get less crowded at stoppoints and they let u see evenmore sights (íf the driver&tourgide ar able that day). A little respect and kindness go’s a long way with: NOEL my tourguide and BRIAN driver. Both great persons, good facilitators, and so kind! Professional, caring, they Take care of the group, but make it a personal Experience at the same time Comfortable bus, got enough time to see what u want in alone-time and at the stoppoints. GO!! Its a impressive-pleasant-magical day (they are better and nicer then for example paddywagons tourproviders). And Patrick is another great gide of there tours too. My dream came true!

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16 August 2022

The Tour was awesome, and a true life experience that is a must for Visitors to Ireland. Our Bus Driver, Bojan, was amazing at getting us into/out-of right spots and on-time all day to the various stops. Our Tour Guide & Narrator, Nöel, was absolutely brilliant with his knowledge, passion, and story-telling ability. Bravo Zulu from Rob & Kimberly, Ottawa Canada. ☘️♥️

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13 August 2022

Product ID: 67953