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Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dark Hedges and Belfast
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Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dark Hedges and Belfast

By Finn McCools Tours
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Tick off Northern Ireland's top attractions in just one day during a stress-free tour from Dublin, ideal for travelers with limited time on the Emerald Isle. Included entrance fees and round-trip transport means you'll save time planning ahead, and convenient transport between dispersed landmarks such as the Giant’s Causeway allows you to focus on the scenery rather than the roads. On this tour you will also visit the Dark Hedges and Belfast.
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Ages 0-99, max of 60 per group
Duration: 12h 30m
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Highlights
  • Fit a bunch of Northern Ireland sites into one day on this guided tour
  • Explore the Giant’s Causeway without feeling rushed
  • Learn about the local legends and myths of the Causeway from a guide
  • Keep warm (and dry on rainy days) on the ride in a comfortable coach bus 
  • Easy round-trip transport from Dublin included for convenience

  • All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • The Giant's Causeway
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Drive along the Northern Ireland coast seeing beautiful landscapes
  • Belfast City
  • Luggage compartment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

This tour starts with a pickup in central Dublin in the early morning. Once you board your coach for the day, relax on the ride over to Northern Ireland.  First, enjoy a photo stop at Dunluce Castle. Then, head toward the Giant’s Causeway. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy your time wandering the grounds. Your guide tells you many popular legends about the area as you go. You can also eat at a nearby hotel if you’re hungry during this time (own expense). Continue onwards to the Dark Hedges photo stop, then finally, travel to Northern Ireland's bustling capital, Belfast. Follow the Glens of Antrim on the route and admire panoramic views of the wild countryside. Spend some time exploring Belfast city center before moving traveling back to Dublin where your tour concludes.

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  • Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 F2X9, Ireland
    Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 6:45 am Return point: 12 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 TE81, Ireland between 7:30pm and 8:30pm
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  • 12 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 TE81, Ireland

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7572P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour (up to 2 hours between stops, up to 13 hours for the day) and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
  • Not recommended to 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
  • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The pick up point is in the City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
  • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
  • It is important to know that Northern Ireland use sterling and not euro but you are able to pay with card.
  • It is the passengers responsibility to ensure that all Visa and travel documents are in order prior to the tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7572P2

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  • Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 F2X9, Ireland
    Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 6:45 am Return point: 12 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 TE81, Ireland between 7:30pm and 8:30pm
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Rachel J
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Thank you to Kevin and Yuri for a smooth day! The long day was packed with interesting sites and timed perfectly. Even though there are long bus stretches (no longer than two hours), we still managed to stop many times, and as it was a Saturday, had extra time at some sites due to quieter traffic. The Giant’s Causeway was the obvious highlight (got given good advice to follow the red trail), but it was also good to get the opportunity to wander Belfast in the evening. Unfortunately the rope bridge was closed and likely to be for a while, but we were offered to join the Game of Thrones group at the time we would’ve split to cross the bridge. The rest of the stops were mostly photo opportunities and a chance to stretch the legs. I appreciated the balance between talking and quiet time on the bus, felt like I was able to learn a lot from Kevin, whilst also getting enough time to rest! Thank you for a great day out!
Written 11 January 2020
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BreSa
San Francisco, CA94 contributions
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I wanted to give a detailed review of our tours so we booked Cliffs of Moher for the first day and the second day we did dark Hedges Giant's Causeway and Belfast/titanic. We were lucky enough to get Anthony both days as our tour guide which was great -he is amazing. The first day Cliffs of Moher on the way there we do stop at a rest stop so you will have an opportunity to get hot food and drinks then when we arrive at the cliffs. we got about an hour and 45 minutes which is more than enough ,I would suggest take your pictures and keep walking to make the most of your time. it's very windy and cold so bring a jacket or a raincoat -no umbrella. Anthony was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information on the way there. There were a few other stops and photo opportunities which was perfectly fine and then we made our way to Galway which was pretty awesome there is lots to eat lots to do and see we had about an hour and 20 minutes . Get the fish and chips at McDonagh's in galway. I truly enjoyed the tour and I would give it a 5/5. The second day was even better we had four different locations to go to. Giant's Causeway is Simply Amazing give yourself enough time to get down there and take photos I think we had a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes if I'm not mistaken but well worth it bring good walking shoes. We did stop at a few other photos opportunities and then we went to dark Hedges where we had about 40 minutes which was enough to take pictures learn a little bit and go back to the bus. we then went to Titanic Belfast some people did not select that option so they were able to spend time in the city but Titanic Belfast was simply amazing as well and we had about an hour and 40 minutes. Keep in mind it's not really enough time if you stop and read and see everything so you may have to kind of skip some reading to get through the actual indoor museum because there is also an outdoor part that may take you about 40 minutes to see everything. All in all amazing I love Finn McCool tours and I would highly recommend it
Written 6 November 2021
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Amie N
England, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I had a fantastic time on this day trip. Our tour guide Kevin was extremely knowledgeable, funny (I did not stop smiling or laughing) and helpful: he was able to recommend a wonderful little pub to visit in Belfast city centre and honestly I am so pleased he did. I spent most of the Belfast trip in here as I was fascinated with the interior decor and the food was so delicious (I will definitely be going back there).

To see the giants causeway and Dunluice castle, was incredible. We had a good amount of time at each location and I got loads of photos as well as to hear lots of fascinating facts and stories.

It may have been a long day as I was staying in Dublin, but hands down it was all worth it. I will definitely be looking to do one of these tours again when I return.
Written 25 October 2021
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greenharbour
California22 contributions
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Niall and Yuri (guide and driver) were awesome! We had an early morning start, but Niall was very chipper and made sure that everything ran smoothly. Throughout the day, he provided many interesting facts and even sang a few songs for us! Lots of time spent in the bus, but we always felt safe and the day went by quick.

We visited: Dunluce Castle (quick 10 minute photo opportunity), Giant’s Causeway (so beautiful and the rock formations were interesting, about 2 hours), Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (pretty short in length so not very scary, about 1 hour), Dark Hedges (used in some Game of Thrones scenes, about 15 min), and Belfast city centre (about 1.5 hours). My favorite part was seeing the coastline, just gorgeous!

Highly recommend this tour if you want to explore Northern Ireland in a single day!
Written 6 January 2020
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Row
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour was absolutely spectacular! Don't miss out on it! Our tour guide was Daniel and our driver was Irilin and they were both wonderful! Irlin kept us moving at a great rate even with traffic and it was a smooth ride. Daniel was full of information including pointing out historical sites and the story behind them, along with playing related music on the bus and he had many jokes and stories to keep us entertained. He also even played on the guitar for us with an interactive song and we had such a great time! Well worth the value given everything we got to see along the way. Daniel also had great recommendations for things to do and places to visit and eat as we stopped in Belfast and then back in Dublin. He made sure everyone on board was happy and taken care of. Take this tour it's worth it!
Written 11 February 2020
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Megan W
Quakertown, PA6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We had a good amount of time at Giants Causeway to walk around and explore, which I really enjoyed. It was a lot of driving, but we expected that.

The reason I can only give 3 stars is because in Belfast, we were 15 minutes late getting back to the bus (i take full responsibility for that and understood the importance of timeliness. It was an honest mistake).

The guide, however, berated my friend and I. He was quite out of line. He pointed at the sign on the bus that said the time and said, "Tell me. How could you think the time was 5:30 when it says 5:15?" It didn't stop there. He then got on the microphone to the entire bus to tell them that we had the wrong time and then had the entire bus chant back what time we were supposed to get back. Even after that, he wouldn't let it go. He continued (on the loudspeaker) about his "concerns" that something happened to us, that it's now forgotten, and that it's happened before, blah blah, i wasn't listening anymore.

It was very upsetting to be treated that way because of a mistake. I feel like we were treated that way because we were young women. It completely ruined the entire experience for me.

Also, to note the guide wasn't wearing a mask at all the entire trip even though we were told by another guide that it was a legal requirement.
Written 5 November 2021
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Hi Im sorry the guide went to far by your account(so obviously half in real life) I can promise you one thing. He did not treat you this way because you are young woman, he treated you this way because you were disrespectful to 49 other people(why they chanted). And wasted there sightseeing time they paid for by having to sit on the bus because you could not follow a simple instruction to be back on time Hope that clears it up a little Update: You were late at every single stop of the day. Why people cheered when the guide pulled you out for being inconsiderate!!!!
Written 10 November 2021
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sequeira142
Gardena, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went on a tour to the great Causeway and it was great. Our tour guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable on the sites we visited and laid at good rules for the bus. The tour was professional, informative, punctual, and worth the cost. Peter explained at stop well in the drive and then gave everyone time to explore on their own. The group was close to 40 people but since everything explored on their own it didn't feel overwhelming. I also learned a lot about Irish history. The weather was good and we got to see a lot. Although it was a long day 6:45am-7:30pm it was a great tour and worth the time and money.
Written 1 September 2022
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Scottfam1
Kamloops, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were fortunate to get this tour. We had Patrick as our guide. He did a terrific job, as well as our driver Marcos. There were two ladies that are learning to be guides, Deidra & Catherine. Very friendly & will make great guides.
We were able to stop to take a look at a castle which was really cool.
We had 1 1/2hrs at Giants Causway that didn’t disappoint. We even stopped to see Sheeps island.
The tour for us ended in Belfast at the Titanic museum, worth the admission fee.
Overall, this was a great tour & would recommend anyone visiting Dublin to take the time for this tour.
Written 9 April 2022
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Lindsey A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
For the price you pay, this is an excellent 1 day adventure. It was so relaxing just watching out the window as the Irish scenery passed by. The guide was energetic and funny. She told funny, pithy anecdotes about the country, its history, its people, and culture. I love the guide's narration. I can look at a mountain and see only a mountain. It is only memorable when she tells me what happened on that mountain, the battle, the meeting, the wedding. The Rope Bridge made me almost puke with nervousness, but I mastered my tummy and dominated. It is a BIG hike to the bridge. Wear good shoes.

I would travel with Finn McCool every time I come to Ireland. They're amazing.
Written 17 April 2020
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Nina H
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour guide was great and did the best he could with the terrible weather. The mist made the short photo opportunity stops useless - Dunluce castle and the rope bridge were totally invisible. :( Very sad but bad weather can’t be helped. I suggested the guide hold up his photo of Dunluce castle so that I could get a photo of that. He ended up being the photo op for everyone for that stop. 🤣

It would have been great if there were back-up options for when the weather is bad but I’m not sure what those could be as this tour is just a quick photo stop. If you want to ensure you see the castle, there are other tours that take you there for a proper visit. The Giant’s Causeway was really cool even though the rain started in earnest right as I got there on one of the Visitor Centre guided walks. I recommend bringing an umbrella or raincoat if the weather even looks slightly overcast! I was impressed with the reasonable prices of souvenirs and art in the visitor centre, so I didn’t feel too sad about not getting good photos.

This tour gives you a good amount of time at each major stop and the guide had helpful suggestions about what to see and how to get around.

Overall the tour was great, it was just a shame about the weather.
Written 4 May 2024
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