Giant's Causeway and Titanic Belfast Day Trip from Dublin

Discover Northern Ireland in a day on a great value tour with Dunlace Castle, Dark Hedges, and more!

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Looking to explore the iconic sites of the North during your Dublin stay? This jam-packed day tour makes it simple! With comfortable round-trip travel from Dublin and pre-booked tickets, you'll discover the unique beauty and folklore of Giant’s Causeway—sometimes called the 8th Wonder of the World—and learn the real story behind the legend at the immersive Titanic Experience in Belfast. You’ll also visit two of Northern Ireland’s most photogenic spots at Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges!

  • Northern Ireland day trip from Dublin
  • Dunluce Castle
  • The Dark Hedges
  • The Giant's Causeway
  • The legend of Finn McCool
  • The Titanic Museum
  • An immersive 3D experience
  • Free time to explore Belfast

Your Northern Ireland adventure begins early in central Dublin, where you'll meet your friendly local driver and guide for the journey north. The scenic drive takes you through the lush countryside and past the atmospheric ruins of Dunluce Castle, where you'll make a quick stop for photos. Arriving on the north coast of the Emerald Isle, it's time to explore the incredible Giant's Causeway. One of Europe's true natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have time to walk on the columns and learn the ancient myths that surround them.

Passing through the incredible Dark Hedges, which were part of the King's Road in Game of Thrones, you'll arrive in bustling Belfast. Here, you'll skip the line to visit the fascinating Titanic Experience in the docks where the infamous ship was built. After some free time to see Belfast, you'll travel back to Dublin in time for the evening.

Giant's Causeway and Titanic from Dublin Tour Description

Your 12-hour Northern Ireland day trip includes:

  • Private luxury coach transportation from Dublin

  • Admission to the Giant's Causeway Nature Reserve

  • Pre-booked tickets to the Titanic Belfast Experience

  • Free time for a look around Belfast

  • Visit the Dark Hedges and take a photo at Dunluce Castle - as seen in Game of Thrones!

  • Professional driver and fun local guide

On occasion, the exact order of this tour may change due to traffic, weather, or other factors.

Travel North from Dublin

You'll meet your local guide, driver, and the rest of your group at a convenient location in central Dublin as you head off on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Hop onto your air-conditioned coach for a beautiful morning drive up the Irish coast and countryside. After a drive of roughly 3 hours, you'll arrive on the dramatic northern coast of the Emerald Isle.

The Dark Hedges and Dunluce Castle

After a picturesque drive through the rolling hills of Ireland, the first stop of the day is the Dark Hedges. Lined by centuries-old beech trees that create an otherworldly atmosphere, the Hedges have been a setting of many films like Transformers and TV series like HBO's Game of Thrones. On the latter, the Hedges portrayed the King's Road which connected King's Landing to Winterfell.

Continuing through the land of Northern Ireland (and Westeros) you'll stop for a photo at the historic Dunluce Castle. This medieval stone fortress is full of history from the Vikings to the Spanish Armada. It is most famous though today as the home of House Greyjoy on the Island of Pyke in Game of Thrones.

The Giant's Causeway

Just down the road from Dunluce Castle, you'll arrive at the natural marvel that is the Giant's Causeway. Created about 50 million years ago from the cooling of Volcanic lava, the Causeway is a massive pathway of hexagonal stone structures that lead out from the cliffs into the Irish Sea. A geologically stunning area, it has become the setting for legends and mythology for ages.

Your guide will tell the legend of the great Finn McCool in depth. The story goes that the Irish giant built the Causeway to Scotland only to discover that the giants in Scotland were not so friendly. Long story short (not to spoil your guides in-depth rendition), Irish cunning prevailed and a Scottish giant destroyed the causeway in fear of the great Finn McCool.

The Giant's Causeway is one of the most beautiful sights on earth. On a sunny day, you can look across and see the Scottish isles in the distance. Walk through the amazing structure, taking in the perfect symmetry of the columns, the amazing flora and fauna around, as well as that wonderful Atlantic breeze on the shore.

After a few fascinating stories from your guide, you'll have plenty of time to walk on the rocks, find a nice spot to sit and enjoy the views, or drop into the visitor center to learn more about the geology of this unique location.

The Titanic Experience, Belfast

The ocean liner RMS Titanic is undoubtedly history's most famous ship, subject of countless movies and books since its maiden voyage ended in disaster in April 1912. Though it departed from Southampton in England, the ill-fated boat was actually built in Belfast. A pride of the famous ship-building city, Titanic was seen as the future of travel. Today, on the site where the boat was built, you will visit the Titanic Experience.

At the museum and learning center, you'll travel through the history of the Titanic from concept to building to the stories of the passengers and crew of the voyage, both victims and survivors. Through interactive experiences and even a historical amusement ride, the Titanic Belfast is a must-see experience while in Northern Ireland.

After visiting the Titanic Belfast, enjoy some free time in the Northern Irish capital before heading back to Dublin for the evening. This great value day trip is sure to be a top memory on your Irish vacation!

What you get with this tour
Private luxury coach transportation from Dublin
Admission to the Giant's Causeway Nature Reserve
Pre-booked tickets to the Titanic Belfast Experience
Free time for a look around Belfast
Visit the Dark Hedges and take a picture at Dunluce Castle - as seen in Game of Thrones!
Professional driver and fun local guide
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Susan was an awesome tour guide!!!
08 September 2023
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Donald Brown

Susan was an awesome tour guide!!! She really brought Ireland's history, geography, politics, and stories to life. The tour was informative, organized, well paced, and well run. Susan was so personable, and even gave us restaurant recommendations that were spot on. A great day tour and very fun day.

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19 July 2023
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Gabriel Ramsay

Fun trip out of Dublin. This was super easy and a perfect afternoon we were lucky to have fantastic weather.

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18 July 2023
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Allison Fields

Beautiful, fun, easy. Just do it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes, clothes to suit the unpredictable Irish weather, and any snacks you may want for the journey.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Dublin. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes, clothes to suit the unpredictable Irish weather, and any snacks you may want for the journey.

Are there bathroom breaks on the journey?

Yes, your driver will make stops so that you can use the bathroom.

Is lunch included?

No, but there will be opportunities to buy lunch during the trip or you can bring your own to maximize your sightseeing time.

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