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Belfast and Giant's Causeway: 2-Day Guided Tour

4.4 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Belfast and Giant's Causeway: 2-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From US$ 202.75 per person

Head to Belfast on the Peace Highway for a 2-day tour that takes in the highlights of Belfast city, the Titanic Experience, Carrick-a-Rede bridge, and the Giant’s Causeway. Travel by the Paddywagon and learn some Irish songs and legends along the way!

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  • Visit the Battle of the Boyne Battlefields
  • Explore the fascinating rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway
  • Take a thrilling walk across the Carrick-a-Rede bridge
  • Enjoy the Titanic Experience, and see where the ship was built
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On this 2-day tour from Dublin you’ll travel to Northern Ireland, which has been experiencing a new dawn after the end of 30 years of political violence. You’ll explore downtown Belfast as well as the glorious glens of Antrim. With its breathtaking scenery, welcoming local residents, unspoiled landscapes, and living history, Northern Ireland is sure to please. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Dublin to Belfast At 09:00 you’ll depart Dublin, heading north for the 2-hour drive to Belfast on the new Peace Highway. Your first stop will be St. Peters Cathedral in Drogheda, where you’ll find the fully preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett! He was beheaded by the English in 1681 and his head now sits staring out from a glass box by the altar. Take a drive off the highway to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. You’ll see the 10th-century round tower and learn how residents of the time took refuge from the Vikings. See some of the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, carved by hand by monks in the 9th century. When you arrive in Belfast you’ll have 2 hours’ free time. You might consider an optional and highly recommended Black Taxi Tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads. Alternatively, you can use the free time for lunch and shopping in the city’s bustling downtown area. Depart the city center for a drive to the docks to visit Belfast's number 1 attraction: The Titanic Experience! Spend 2 hours on a tour of the all-new Titanic Belfast. You’ll follow the story from the ship’s conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Overnight in Belfast's historic downtown university quarter. Day 2: Belfast – Giant's Causeway – Dublin The tour departs Belfast on a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the north coast of Ulster. Your first stop will be the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Don’t miss the truly amazing views of Scotland! Walk along the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island. The rope bridge traverses a 30-meter-deep and 20-meter-wide chasm, and was erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views. Note that there is a fee payable to the National Trust for those wishing to cross the bridge. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th Wonder of The World, and once you’ve visited you’ll see why. The site features an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were formed during a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Visit the ultra-modern visitor center, which is included in the tour price. You’ll have an audio guide with earphones for your visit to the stones, and will hear the story of how the rocks were formed (available in many different languages) as you stand on them. After at least 2 hours exploring the Giant’s Causeway you’ll continue on to see the cliff-top ruins of Dunluce Caste, ancestral home of the MacDonnell Clan. On the return to Dublin you’ll have a short rest and relaxation stop with time for some refreshments. You’ll arrive back in Dublin with a wealth of songs, stories, and memories of Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway!
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4.4 /5

based on 15 reviews

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The places visited were absolutely stunning, I just wish there was about 15 minutes more at Carrick a Rede and about 25 minutes more at giant causeway - especially if you did the walking tour as well here. It did feel rushed and no time for souvenirs! We would have liked to explore more. The guides/drivers were quite good - some very good stories on the 'troubles' in Belfast. Pleased we took this tour, perhaps a more upmarket hotel for the overnight stay would have been good - Etap was cheap & barely cheerful and Paddywagon did pay for taxis to/from.

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June 19, 2019

Great Tour!

The first day was ok. Not particularly exciting. Don't do the Black Taxi Tour in Belfast, it's free to go to the City Hall. The Titanic Museum is quite good. It is definitely worth investing the €40 for the B&B. The hostel is a bit dirty. But the B&B was great! Very clean and good breakfast. In the evening, explore Belfast again yourself, it's a 15-minute walk into the city. The second day was absolutely great. The guides changed overnight and *T* was great. Explained everything great. Telling a lot about GoT we always had enough time and the points we approached were a dream. Be sure to buy tickets for the bridge from the driver. They are limited so strike immediately and not after the King's Way. We were back in Dublin promptly at 8pm and the bus was very good. We had wifi to send messages (no pictures). There was a little problem! The beginning time! There are two times on the ticket, which made me uncertain.

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July 26, 2018

Very good

The problem was the hostel, we were told we would have been only paddywagon travelled, but they didn't say that the traveler belonged to all different trips instead of only our trip. Everything else was really great (15€ less pot the overall price paid would have been the most correct price)

August 22, 2017

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