You will not find the same quality tour cheaper in Dublin. Guaranteed!

Discover the wonders of the north coast of Ireland on this day trip from Dublin — take our tour of the Giant’s Causeway. Here at Finn McCools Tours, we’ve put a lot of time and care into this Dublin to Giant’s Causeway tour; we have created an unforgettable experience of many of the most special locations along Antrim’s Causeway Coast. You might also be interested in our Giant’s Causeway tours from Belfast

Itinerary for the Giants’ Causeway Tour from Dublin

  1. Depart from Dublin City Gallery on Parnell Square North at 6:45am
  2. Rest stop to break up the drive
  3. Giant’s Causeway
  4. Carrick-a-rede
  5. Cushendun
  6. Travel through the Glens of Antrim
  7. Explore Belfast on your own
  8. Back in Dublin around 8pm


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What you will see on this Giant’s Causeway tour including Belfast

0635 Start boarding outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, on Parnell Square North.

0645 Leave Parnell Square North and head to Belfast. On the bus, our tour guide will tell you Irish legends, myths, and history as you pass some key spots on your journey. To break up the drive, we will do a rest stop at a service station, allowing time to visit the restroom, grab a few snacks and a cup of coffee.

The Giant’s Causeway Tour (around 1.5 hours)

The Giant’s Causeway was formed in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption around 50 to 60 million years ago, leaving 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. However, beyond the geological story, there is an alternative story: a myth that the Giants Causeway was built by the Irish Giant, Finn McCool. There a few variations on the legend and we tend to put as much stock in legends as in geology…

The uniqueness of the Giant’s Causeway is what led to it becoming a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the “8th wonder of the world”, you cannot afford to miss the Giant’s Causeway on your visit to Ireland.

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

The Bridge, traditionally built for fishermen to harvest salmon, connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island, spanning a 23-meter-deep and 20-meter-wide chasm. This historic structure, essential for the local fishing industry, now offers breathtaking views and a thrilling experience for visitors. It’s a prime photo opportunity, showcasing stunning coastal scenery and rich maritime heritage. Don’t miss the chance to capture the essence of this remarkable location!


Cushendun, a picturesque village on Northern Ireland’s County Antrim coast, features charming whitewashed cottages designed by Clough Williams-Ellis. Nestled at the Glendun River’s mouth, it offers stunning views of Cushendun Bay and the Antrim coastline. Known for its tranquil atmosphere and scenic walks, it also hosts the famous Cushendun Caves, a “Game of Thrones” filming location.

Exploring Belfast (Around 1 hour)

Belfast city centre is a compact treasure trove of history and culture, so 60 minutes is enough time to get a good feel for one of the greatest cities in Europe (in our opinion). You will have more than enough time to explore the important and impressive sites in Belfast’s city centre, learning about the legacy of ‘The Troubles’. Take pictures of the impressive City Hall, walk down the main shopping streets, and maybe get some food. Remember that Northern Ireland is part of the UK, so the currency is Pounds Sterling (£).

Around 2000 Return to Dublin

*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.

Pick up
6:45 am, outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1 (See on Google Maps)

Drop off
Around 8pm, same place

Things to note:

  • Not suitable for people with limited mobility. A fair bit of walking involved.
  • Not suitable for children under 10. If your child is very used to travelling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.

5 star rating on TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook and other bookings sites

Marvin B
2 days ago
Trip to Belfast and Giants Causeway was fantastic. We would recommend it to everybody who is longer than 1 or 1,5 days in Ireland/Dublin.
If it is your lucky day, you will meet Patrick and he will be you tour guide. I have been tour guide in Spain, Italy and Bulgaria, too. But patrick was special: so empathic, full of information and with nice humour. Without Patrick, it would have been a nice trip, too. But with Patrick it was the best trip we could imagine.

Ivana K
3 days ago
Well organized. Our guide Sean was well prepared giving us lot of useful and interesting info but not intrusive. Or children (11 and 7 y) had a great fun. We sticked to itinerary all day, but had enough time to enjoy the place we’ve visited. During the ride we enjoyed in beautiful sceneries and great Irish music. Warm recommendation.

Lily B
1 week ago
Derek and Yuri were absolutely fabulous – beyond the beautiful sights, they made the trip absolutely well worth it. So knowledgeable about the history and the city of Dublin itself – he was kind enough to provide a full page of listed recommendations for the passengers.

1 week ago
My friends and I were in Ireland for a couple days. We utilized McCools Finn Tour and our driver was Turi and tour guide was Derek Allen. Other than the trip being amazing, the driver and tour guide were hands down wonderful people who genuinely made our day fun and educational. They treated us like family and we had many laughs along the long journey. Make sure to tip these two at the end of the day! They are the best!

1 week ago
Dan and Gabor were fantastic . Gabor as the driver navigating some windy roads but at comfortable pace and on time. Dan as the tour guide even snuck in a few extra stops for quick pictures as a bonus. Lots of info about Irish history and music too. But if you wanted some quiet to sleep dan provided ear plugs- these little details really matter for comfort. Also unlike other tours the bus did have a bathroom! That was clean and easy to access : a big plus on a 12 hr journey. Highlight was the giants causeway : could have spent 2-3 hours there. All in all highly recommend

2 weeks ago
Wasn’t expecting too much but our tour guide Daniel really made the trip worth it! He had lots of facts and interesting stories to tell us. He ran a tight bus and ensured our trip was very efficient. His in bus entertainment really spoke to his customer service skills. Can’t say enough. Our driver Yuri was one of the better tour bus drivers and our ride was very smooth and safe!!
The sights we stopped at were all beautiful in their own way but it was really the staff that made this tour worth it.

2 weeks ago
If you are lucky enough to get Danny and Marco as your guide and driver, this will be the best spent money and the time of your life. Danny kept us entertained with a curated Irish playlist with songs and trivia to match each place. Marco made turns on that bus that none of us could do in a small sedan. Danny’s passion for science and geology shone through as he taught us about hexagons in nature on our way to the Giants Causeway. The Danny and Marco duo would be riesen enough to take this tour, but if that’s not convincing enough for you then the scenery and beautiful backdrop will be. I cannot recommend this tour or our guides enough.

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