Visiting Dublin after staying in Belfast? Trying to google how to go from Dublin to Belfast? Want to know what to do in Dublin? Join this day tour from Belfast to Dublin! On your way to Dublin, visit St. Patrick’s centre and Monasterboice and also listen to our guide’s suggestion regarding 10 top things to do in Dublin while taking a sightseeing tour in Dublin. You can stay in Dublin after the tour or go back from Dublin to Belfast on the same day.
0800 Depart Belfast from Chichester Street for a full day of sightseeing.
ST. PATRICK’S CENTRE
Everyone knows about the St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. But how much do you know about St. Patrick? Learn more about the patron saint of Ireland on this trip from Belfast!
Being the only permanent exhibition in the world about St. Patrick, this centre in Downpatrick explores how the saint’s legacy developed in the early Christian times, shows visitors the marvellous metalwork and artwork that were produced during the Golden Age and also examines how Irish missionaries impacted Europe.
Behind the St. Patrick’s Centre is the Down Cathedral, where Saint Patrick was believed to be buried in. Have a look around this beautiful Cathedral and don’t forget to visit St. Patrick’s grave.
Leaving Downpatrick, we drive through the fabulous Mourne Mountains, which inspired not just C.S. Lewis’ Narnia, but also nature enthusiasts.
Founded by St. Buite in the late 5th century, the Monasterboice was once an significant and influential religious centre.
With biblical carvings fo both the Old and New Testaments, the West Cross at Monasterboice is the tallest and finest high cross in Ireland, but that is not the only amazing historic ruin one can find at this place. You will also find an old graveyard, two churches and a sundial.
Among the crosses is a magnificent round tower, which is around 35 metres high. It was used as a watchtower in the past. During times of Viking attack, the tower was also used a refuge for monks and valuables. Unfortunately the tower is currently closed to the public. The interior of this 4-stories tower and the manuscripts that were kept there were all destroyed in a fire.
While we drive you past all the famous tourist attractions in Dublin in an one-hour sightseeing tour, our guide will tell you stories behind the places and also give you tips for your exploration in the city later.
Apart from the Viking history in Ireland, our guide will also tell you interesting facts and stories about Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, River Liffey and many many more while we drive around Dublin city.
You will then have around 2 to 3 hours to explore Dublin on your own. Have a pint of Guinness in the Temple Bar area, watch street performances by buskers on the world-famous Grafton Street, do some shopping before we return to Belfast.
1930 – 2030 Back to Belfast
*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
8:00am, outside Top Shop on Chichester Street, Belfast
Around 7:30 pm – 8:30pm, same place
Things to note:
- Groups of 12 people or more will not be accepted, even if the group make separate bookings. This is to ensure that everyone else on the bus can enjoy a good time.
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility. A fair bit of walking involved.
- Not suitable for children under 3. If your child is very used to travelling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
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Reviewed by 590uk on 18 Apr 2018
Nice day Trip. Funny and professional tour guide. Had enough time to see all the points of interest.
Reviewed by Natalia S on 18 Apr 2018
Both the driver and the guide were amazing. They made our long tour very short and enjoyable, telling stories about the country, the history of the country and themselves, that we deeply appreciated. They made us feel a big family enjoying every second. The driver was proffessional, and made us feel safe.
Reviewed by cconly27 on 17 Apr 2018
We really loved the tour we went on. Our tour guide Tara provided us which a lot of history about the parts of Ireland we visited as well as some well times jokes. Overall an amazing tour that visits some really beautiful places. We lucked out and had sunshine pretty much all day. Very thankful for Nicolai and Tara for facilitating such a great experience.
Reviewed by thebeveridges2018 on 18 Apr 2018
Great way to see the countryside as well as great points of interest. Narration of the tour was very interesting and informative. Would highly recommend this trip.
Reviewed by awconnell on 17 Apr 2018
John and Brendan were fabulous. Great interaction with the tourists, precise knowledge of the area, clean coach, and made the trip extra special. Met tons of people from many different countries and ethnicities and enjoyed every minute of it! I will definitely refer this tour!
Reviewed by Samantha C. on 18 Apr 2018
Tour guide Godfrey was amazing, made the long journey enjoyable- his singing was definitely a highlight. Giant’s causeway and rope bridge were great- along with the other few stops. Would definitely recommend!