A highly enjoyable trip to Belfast and the North of Ireland, visiting the world renowned Giants Causeway and the option of a visit to the Titanic Experience or a Black Taxi Tour of Belfast City as well as a walk along the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island.
Leave Dublin at 7am and travel by luxury coach through the Boyne Valley, home to the five thousand year old Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of the High Kings of Ireland.
Your dedicated tour guide will tell you all you need to know about the Battle of the Boyne between King James (Catholic) and King William of Orange (Protestant – Dutch).
A chapter in history which is hugely significant in the history of Northern Ireland and ties in nicely before you arrive in Belfast (9.30am) for the Black Taxi Political Tour OR your visit to the Titanic Experience and Quarter (your choice on the day).
From the comfort of your black cab, tour Northern Ireland's capital seeing all the sites that have played key roles in the city's political history - like Belfast docks the Falls and Shankill neighbourhoods OR visit the world's largest state of the art Titanic visitors experience and the Titanic Quarter the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf, birth place of the Titanic ship.
Black Taxi (cab)
Your local guide will talk you through the highs and lows of Belfast's fascinating political history.
Hear of its industrial roots, the past four decades of civil unrest.
Visit and sign the peace line, the huge wall which divides the communities.
See and photo these historical murals some of which are the most spectacular in the world.
Your personal local guide will relate to you their personal and family experiences, of life in Belfast and explain the events in time so that your day will be more complete.
Titanic Experience/Quarter - Visit the world's largest state of the art Titanic visitor's experience.
Now you can experience the Titanic and relive the entire faithful voyage and her eventful discovery on the seabed.
Learn of the origins, construction, launch and history of the Titanic. The visitors centre expands over nine galleries and draws together special effects, dark rides and full scale reconstructions.
The experience contains interactive features so you can truly explore the Titanic story in an insightful light.
The journey will take you beyond the aftermath of the sinking to the lather discovery of the ship.
This tour will also take you to the present day with a tour of the live undersea exploration centre.
Then leaving (11.50am) the bright lights of Belfast behind we hit the road to the Northern Irish coast.
Following a route known as the Antrim Coastal Drive, pass spectacular scenery including stony shores, densely wooded glens and picture perfect sheltered harbors.
See the remains of Dunseverick Castle, Mull of Kintyre and DunLuce Castle.
Giants Causeway Tour Itinerary
After driving for roughly two hours (photo stops on the way) arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway (arrive 1.20pm).
Created more than 60 million years ago after a series of volcanic eruptions, the Causeway is best known for its distinctive rock formations that span nearly 18 miles (29kms) of coastline.
Stroll this spectacular site and see the formations known as "The Wishing Chair" "Giants Boot" and "Giants Organ" to name a few.
Stroll the beautiful coastal paths surrounded by unparalleled views and legends of the Irish Giant Finn McCool,
Finn McCool or Finn MacCoul, was a mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology said to be the Causeway's creator.
Departing the Giants Causeway (3.25pm) we visit the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (arrive 3.40pm) where you will have the opportunity (cost included in the ticket) to take and walk the exhilerating rope bridge to Carrick - a - Rede island and enjoy a truly cliff top experience. This 30-metre deep and 20-metre wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge traditionally erected by salmon fishermen.
Enjoy the relaxing drive back to Dublin stopping off at Belfast for a 15 minutes rest stop before arriving back to Dublin at 8.30pm.
Arriving in Dublin with wonderful memories, to be sure!
The Starbucks Cafe on Dame Street / College Green @ 7am
7 1/2 hours
Arrive Trinity College Dublin City Centre @ 8.30pm
When Does it Run
Departs Daily (Monday - Saturday)
What happens after I book?
A confirmation with booking reference will be sent to you by email. Please print all pages of the voucher and present the voucher at the tour start point.
Live commentary by guide
All entrance fees
Transport in a coach approved by the CTTC
Hotel pick up and Drop off
Lunch and drinks