Day trip

From Dublin: Full-Day Giant's Causeway with Fast-Track Entry

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From Dublin: Full-Day Giant's Causeway with Fast-Track Entry

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From US$ 68.15 per person

Discover the legend of the Giant’s Causeway on a 12-hour scenic tour that also includes a visit to Belfast, and the imposing Dunluce Castle atop the basalt cliffs of County Antrim. Get panoramic views across to Scotland, drive the coastal road and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Scotland's Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island
  • Go to the medieval fortress of Dunluce Castle and learn about the McDonnell clan
  • See the stunning hexagonal basalt rocks of the Giant's Causeway
  • Tour Belfast city center
  • Drive the scenic coastal roads of County Antrim
Full description
Enjoy a full-day scenic tour to the basalt rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. Formed more than 60 million years ago, the legend of the rocks features an Irish giant named Finn who was challenged to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland. Departing from Dublin, stroll along the windswept path of County Antrim on arrival, and get panoramic views of the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island. Continue along the coastal road, and enjoy views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. Then, it’s time to explore the 37,000 basalt “stepping stone” columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Towering from the cliff, and disappearing under the sea to reappear on Straffe Island, learn the legend of Finn before driving along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic roads in the world. See wind-blasted cliffs and unspoiled beaches. Stop at Dunluce Castle to tour the former residence of the McDonnell clan, considered by many to be the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route, pass through Bushmills, famed for its fantastic whisky. End with an orientation tour of Belfast city center, including City Hall, Victoria Square, and the famous Titanic Dry Dock, where the famous ocean liner was built.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Giant's Causeway
  • Transportation
  • Audio guides
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

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  • Please choose from the different meeting points mentioned in the options on booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 368 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We did the Giants Causeway from Dublin. It was a great experience, so much more than just one destination. Our guide Dermot was very knowledgeable and friendly. He told us tons of stories about the countryside we were passing. We visited the Dark Hedges, Belfast, Carrick-a-Rede bridge, lunch at The Giants Barn, Giants Causeway and Dunluce castle. And this was my second trip with Paddywagons, so I highly recommend their trips.

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April 22, 2022

Enjoyed this entire day! Our tour guide, Richard, was the best. My daughter and I were in Ireland 6 days and this day and tour were by far our favorite! Would have loved a little more time in Belfast but enjoyed every other stop so much it made it ok. Enjoyed hearing the history about Ireland and Northern Ireland. Highly recommend this tour and I hope you get Richard as your driver!

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April 3, 2022

It was a very nice trip with John our TourGuide. We met at 7.30 am at the PaddyPower Palace, which is close to Connolly Station (Busaras), with several cafe + toilet stops we went to Belfast - GIant Causway everything went great, only the famous bridge was unfortunately closed - therefore it was not possible to cross At this point - which would definitely have been interesting - then sightseeing in Belfast and then back to Dublin in the evening. The weather was fantastic - very sunny we could even see Scotland from Northern Ireland - very great, yes. The tour is warmly recommended to everyone I am very satisfied and I will certainly repeat this with this bridge yes

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September 17, 2020

Product ID: 37900