Giant's Causeway & Glens of Antrim Day Tour

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

Tour highlights

Travel North by Train

A fascinating day out to the famed Antrim coast with its spectacular seascapes, including the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Rail travel Dublin - Belfast - Dublin by "Enterprise Express".

Itinerary

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Depart from Dublin to Belfast

Check in for 07:35 Departure from Connolly Train Station. 

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Belfast - Antrim Coast

Arrive into Belfast Central Station for 09:45 where you will be met by your tour coach to continue on your journey along the Causeway Coastal Route, along Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast. Upon arrival, guests can see one of Belfast’s most well-known landmark, the two Harland & Wolff Cranes which are nicknamed Samson and Goliath.

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Carrickgergus - Carnlough - Glens of Antrim

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 the tour will stop for about 15 minutes. You will 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 glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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!

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Dunluce Castle - Giant's Causeway

Your tour will then 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, you will head back to Belfast to return to Dublin.

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Return to Dublin

You will be arriving at Dublin Connolly Station at 10:15pm. (08:15pm during Nov - Feb)

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  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach

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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