Day Tour Plus - Belfast City & The Giant's Causeway

Single Day Tour Starts in Dublin, Connolly Station & Ends in Dublin, Connolly Station

Tour highlights

Travel North by Train

A tour to the Belfast City in the North of Ireland, with an overnight stay in the heart of Belfast City Center, with famous 'Ulster Fry' breakfast included. In the evening you are free to explore the vibrant city of Belfast. On day two you will visit Ireland's top tourist attraction - the Giant's Causeway, which has often been described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This is a fascinating day out to the famed Antrim coast with its spectacular seascapes, taking in the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle.

Itinerary

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Dublin to Belfast

  • 01:20pm - Depart Dublin Connolly to Belfast.
  • On arrival in Belfast Central Station, you will transfer to a local train service to Belfast Great Victoria Street, which is situated directly underneath your 4 star standard Hotel.
  • The rest of the afternoon you are free to explore the exciting Northern Capital.
Overnight Stay: Belfast City Center
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The Giant's Causeway

  • Enjoy your Full Ulster Fry Breakfast at leisure.
  • 09:30am - pick up from your hotel.
  • Leaving Belfast, proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. Further north, you will arrive at the fishing village of Carnlough, where you will stop for about 15 minutes. Continue on passing the coastal villages of Glenariff, Cushendall and Cushendun. There are stunning views of the sea to the right and the mountains or the Glens of Antrim to the left; you can even get a glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.
  • Lunch stop is at Bushmills Distillery – lunch is not included and a tour of the distillery is not possible due to time restrictions.
  • Your next stop is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today, visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!
  • Head for Dunluce Castle for a photo stop before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will stop for about 2 hours. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, head back to Belfast to return to Dublin.

End of Journey: Returning to Dublin Connolly Station at 10:15pm (arrives at 08:15pm during November - February).

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What's included

  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach
  • 1 Night in Belfast City / 4* Hotel
  • Full Irish Breakfast in Belfast

Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Note: Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time. Customer Service Desk at Connolly Station where Railtours Ireland Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!

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