Giants Causeway Tour

Single Day Tour Starts in Dublin & Ends in Dublin

Tour highlights

This one-day tour will bring the Irish Day Tours visitors from Dublin to The Giant’s Causeway and back, also taking in the dramatic Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the Dark Hedges site, and the coastal Dunluce Castle made famous by “The Game of Thrones”.

First, you’ll visit the Dark Hedges, a picturesque tree-lined road that looks as if it came straight out of a storybook. Then onward to the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, which hangs over 30-meter above a ravine.

Next stop is the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formed by volcanic eruptions over 50 million years ago. The lava formed 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. The County Antrim site is regarded as the best example of this type of rock formation in the world.

Along the coast, the tour will next visit Dunluce Castle, a 15th-century castle that was once home to the MacDonnell Clan. The, now ruined, the castle has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and is said to be the inspiration for CS Lewis’ fictional castle.

Just after 7.30pm the tour group will arrive back in Dublin filled with stories, memorable experiences, and stunning photos to share.

Itinerary

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6:30AM: DEPART FROM DUBLIN

Meet your Irish Day Tours guide and fellow travelers for The Giant’s Causeway Tour at the Molly Malone Statue, on Suffolk Street. Board your comfortable bus and head north out of Dublin city center. Visitor’s will enjoy the drive to Northern Ireland with the guide providing entertainment and knowledge in equal measure.

 

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10.00AM: DARK HEDGES

You will visit The Dark hedges, a picturesque tree-lined road that looks as if it comes straight out of a story book.

The Dark Hedges represents the King’s Road in the famous television series “Game of Thrones” and is an avenue of beech trees with branches hanging over the road.

 

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11.00AM: CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE

The Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge was originally erected by salmon fishermen and has been in use for 350 years.

It is now a tourist attraction operated by the UK’s National Trust. The tour will take a 20-minute scenic walk before crossing the bridge suspended 30 meters above a ravine.

Visitors will enjoy spectacular views from Carrick-a-rede Island before re-crossing the bridge and continuing on The Giant’s Causeway Tour.

 

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12:30PM: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

On the journey to The Giant’s Causeway there are spectacular views over Whiteparks Bay and Portbradden.

We will have lunch (not included) before tackling the legendary Causeway.

A stroll up to the very peak of the cliffs will give visitors a panoramic view of the Causeway, then down to the point referred to as the “Organ”.

Alternatively, a mobility bus operates which can take you directly to the causeway for a small fee.

This extraordinary natural attraction never fails to impress. Explore this fantastic natural attraction formed 50 million years ago.

 

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3:15PM: DUNLUCE CASTLE

Once the tour group is finished immersing themselves in the legends of The Giant’s Causeway, the tour will move on to the impressive Dunluce Castle.

This a 15th-century castle. which was once home to the MacDonnell clan. It has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and is said to be the inspiration for CS Lewis’ fictional castle, Cair Paravel in the famous “Chronicles of Narnia”.

The group will be given time to explore the famous castle at their leisure.

 

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7:30PM: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN

The Irish Day Tours group will arrive back in Dublin filled with stories, memorable experiences and stunning photos to share. 

 

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Irish Day Tours seven-day tours from Dublin, which leave daily, have all been carefully handpicked for their historical, natural, and cultural importance. They run tours to The Cliffs of MoherGiant’s CausewayBelfast and Northern Ireland.

Of course, the beauty of seeing Ireland by day tours means your adventure to the four corners of this island will always end up back at your hotel room in Dublin.  No need to hire cars, book more hotels, pack and unpack, just simply sit back and take it all in! Irish Day Tours have a fleet of coaches, from nine to 64 seats.

The success and exceptional growth of Irish Day Tours company can be credited to their relentless focus on customer care and service. They have been awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ every year from 2012  to 2016 due to their outstanding reviews. Irish Day Tours customer reviews on Trip Advisor are currently at 95 percent, rated "Excellent" or "Very Good".

Irish Day Tours Guides are among the best in the business, all unique in their own way. Some will sound like they’ve swallowed the book on Ireland’s history from the beginning of time, others will sing their way to the coast. Whoever you get, one thing is certain, your adventure with Irish Day Tours will be one you’ll never forget!

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This one-day tour will be Irish Day Tours visitors from Dublin to The Giant’s Causeway and back, also taking in the dramatic Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the Dark Hedges site, and coastal Dunluce Castle made famous by “The Game of Thrones”.

First, you’ll visit the Dark Hedges, a picturesque tree-lined road that looks as if it comes straight out of a storybook. The Dark Hedges represents the King’s Road in the famous television series “Game of Thrones” and is an avenue of beech trees with branches hanging over the road.

Onward to the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, used for over 350 years, which hangs over 30-meter above a ravine. From this viewpoint the tours are afforded spectacular coastal and ocean views. Also, on a clear day, you can see Scotland and have cliffs views that rival the Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, for its beauty.

Next stop is the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site formed by volcanic eruptions over 50 million years ago. The lava cooled rapidly forming over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Most noteworthy The Giants Causeway is the best example of this type of rock formation in the world. The Irish Day Tours group will spend two hours exploring this fantastic attraction with its many notable features such as the Giants Boot, the Chimney Stacks, the Giants Gate, and the Honeycomb.

Along the coast the tour will next visit Dunluce Castle, a 15th-century castle that was once home to the MacDonnell clan. The now ruined castle has been featured in “Game of Thrones” and is said to be the inspiration for CS Lewis’ fictional castle.

Throughout the day Irish Day Tours clients will enjoy the unique humor, wisdom, and unbeatable knowledge of our guides. Furthermore, this Irish Day Tours trip will drive along some of the most breathtaking coastlines in Northern Ireland. In conclusion, Irish Daily Tour’s Giant’s Causeway Tour is an incredible trip with memories to last a lifetime!

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