Dublin: Belfast Titanic Quarter & Giant's Causeway Tour236 Reviews
Visit the birthplace of the Titanic on a tour of Belfast from Dublin. Explore the city by iconic black cab, visit the Titanic Experience, drive to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, experience the Antrim Coastal Tour, and explore Dun Luce Castle.
- Drive by luxury coach through the Boyne Valley, home to the 5,000-year-old Hill of Tara
- Learn about the Battle of the Boyne between the Catholic King James and Protestant King William of Orange
- Explore Belfast by iconic black taxi or visit the Titanic experience
- Visit the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic Quarter site, where it was built
- Go to the unique rocks of the Giant's Causeway, formed more than 60 million years ago
- Dare yourself to walk accross the the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
DescriptionTravel through the Boyne Valley on a full-day scenic tour from Dublin, and discover the home of the 5,000-year-old Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of the High Kings of Ireland. A dedicated tour guide will tell you about the Battle of the Boyne between the Catholic King James and the Protestant Dutch King William of Orange, a chapter in Ireland’s history that still resonates and is closely tied to the story of Belfast. Upon arrival in Belfast you have the option to take a political sightseeing tour by iconic black cab (taxi) OR visit the Titanic Experience and Quarter to explore the shipyards where the great ocean liner was built. For the black cab tour you will see sites that have played a key role in the city’s political history, such as the Falls and Shankill neighborhoods. Learn about the industrial roots of Belfast, and the 4 decades of civil unrest in the late 20th century. Sign the peace line, the towering wall that divides the communities, and read the political murals. A guide will relate their own family experiences to give your tour a more personal touch. Alternatively, go to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s new Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed, via exhibits that explain her construction, launch and history in 9 different galleries. Your destination is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway, formed more than 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions. Known for its distinctive rock formations that span nearly 18 miles (29 kilometers) of coastline, you can hike to the formations known as “The Wishing Chair”, “Giant's Boot”, and “Giant's Organ”. Learn the legend of the Irish giant Finn McCool, said to be the Causeway's creator. Before your return drive to Dublin, make one last stop at the picturesque ruins of Dun Luce Castle, located next to Bushmills Village, home of the famous Irish whisky. This is where you have the option to have lunch in a number of venues located at the Causeway. With 2 hours there is ample time to lunch and walk this fabulous coastal landscape. Tour along the north Antrim Coast arriving at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The option to walk across the world famous bridge linking the island to the mainland is included in the price of your ticket. The time allocated to this stop is approximately 80 minutes, so go on, be brave. After the Rope Bridge tour you'll continue along the Antrim Coastal, driving past spectacular scenery of stony shores, wooded glens and sheltered harbors. See the remains of Dunseverick Castle, and admire views of the Mull of Kintyre. On a clear day you will see Scotland in the distance. The route back to Dublin is different than the route taken to the Causeway earlier in the day, giving you different scenery to enjoy. Arrive back in Dublin City Center at 20.30 and enjoy the rest of your evening. The tour guide will be on hand to help you with any directions or information you need.
IncludesLuxury touring coach with a tour guide and separate driver Titanic experience or the black taxi Belfast political tour Titantic Quarter Giant's Causeway Pathways & heritage site Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - the cost to walk the bridge and the site Complimentary literature Causeway Visitors Center (restaurant & shops) Food
- All-weather clothing is recommended