Bringing you to the highly acclaimed Titanic Experience in Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Dark Hedges and Belfast from Dublin on this day trip.
Our Giant’s Causeway tour from Belfast including Titanic museum entrance is a tour that is not to be missed!
Considering the Titanic Museum in Belfast is one of the most expensive tourist attractions in Europe (almost £20 entrance fee…) and the Giant’s Causeway is the most-visited tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, we at Finn McCools Tours have decided to make an affordable day tour from Dublin that include both of the must-see attractions in Northern Ireland. At a bargain price as well!!!
To keep in mind when booking your Giant’s Causeway Tour –
Keep in mind one of our other tours does go to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. But, especially in summer, the Bridge is oversold and tiresome (so we invented this tour).
This tour is designed to be relaxing and laid back, well-broken up and only visiting tourist attractions that are worth seeing and visiting. To make the most out of your day in Northern Ireland.
For example, we do not visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge on this tour. The Bridge brings a very frustrating experience that will make your day rushed and take away from the enjoyment (despite what the pictures online look like). You will have to walk one kilometre really fast navigating over a hundred steps, just to stand in line and for 40 minutes to cross. Just to turn around immediately and standing in line for up to 40 minutes to cross back and hurry to get back to the bus. Not to mention all operators in Belfast charges an extra £8 to cross the Bridge (not included in their price online).
All of this to cross a 30-metre long bridge made from thick steel cables.
0915 Departing our pick up on Chichester Street in Belfast, you can expect our highly trained guide to start entertaining you with stories of Belfast, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Our guides will make sure to tell you about the unique Irish myths and legends on the way to our first stop.
(This tour actually starts and ends in Dublin. Belfast is the second stop of the tour. If you are planning to go to Dublin on the same day after this tour, you can pay an extra £10 per person to get a ride to Dublin. Drop off in Dublin is around 7:30pm/ 8:30pm, on the top of O’Connell Street, around 5-minute walk to the Spire. You can bring your luggage. There is a storage compartment underneath the coach.)
DUNLUCE CASTLE (photo stop)
En route to the Giant’s Causeway, we will stop for 5 minutes for a photo stop at the most photogenic castle ruins in Ireland. Dated as long ago as before 1513, this castle was built on a rock extending into the ocean. Giving any photographer an amazing photo opportunity. The location we use for this stop provides with the perfect location for a picture that will amaze your friends on Facebook.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY – Around 2 hours
Spend around 2 hours exploring the Giant’s Causeway. As the 8th wonder of the World, there is a lot of amazing geology to explore and walks to take. By far the most visited tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. The Giant’s Causeway consists of 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns formed between 50 and 60 million years ago. According to Irish mythical legend, the creation of the Giant’s Causeway was formed by the Irish Giant Finn McCool, in an attempt to build a bridge to Scotland. In an effort to go fight the Scottish Giant Bennandonner.
DARK HEDGES – Around 20 minutes
This 300-year-old lane of beech trees makes for a wonderful photo opportunity. Originally planted as a drive way to Gracehill house to impress visitors. Considered the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, these trees featured in some films and tv series like Game of Throne and the new Transformers movie and many more.
This is not surprising as the different times of year leads to completely different levels of beauty and views at the Hedges. From the original 300 Beach trees that were planted here on the 2 sides of the road, there is less that 80 left. So don’t miss the opportunity to see them in all their glory.
It is also a very nice break on our drive back to Belfast. Breaking up the drive to make the tour more relaxed and less time on the bus.
TITANIC MUSEUM – Around 2 hours (Entrance Fee included; Saves £18!)
Considered one of the WORLD’S LEADING TOURIST ATTRACTIONS and also the biggest museum in the world when it comes to the ill fated Titanic ship that was build here in Belfast on the same spot as were the museum is located. Making this museum a must see when visiting Belfast.
Extending over nine interactive galleries, the Titanic Belfast experience will excite visitors with state of the art exhibitions, making use of special effects, rides and some amazing full-scale reconstructions. The is truly a museum not to be missed!
Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began. See the exact size of the ship outside where the dry dock is located in one of the most beautiful ares in Belfast to take pictures next to the Harbour and the River Lagan
The museum tells the story of Titanic from conception, construction to launch. And also of her ill fated maiden voyage that cemented Titanic’s place in history.
Using innovative technology, film, archival materials, scale models and many more interactive displays where you can emerge yourself in the history of this iconic ship. The story of the Titanic will come alive.
The tour will end in Belfast city centre around 5:00 pm/ 5:30pm.
*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
9:15 am, 31 Chichester Street, Belfast (outside Top Shop entrance, across the road from Garrick bar)
Around 5:30 pm – 6:30pm, same place
Things to note:
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility.
- 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.
5 star rating on TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook and other bookings sites
Christin S. on 28 Oct 2018
Daniel and Andy are a top notch duo. Daniel keep us informed and entertained while Andy kept us to a strict time schedule. Together they made for a very enjoyable day while covering a lot of ground.
Sergi C. on 19 Oct 2018
They are very puntual, all the spots where we were placed are very useful an soooo beutiful, we have enough time to see a lot of things I just 2 days. For me was a great experience. Also the guide Galvin was very informative and helpful. Thank you very much for everything.
Dixion E. on 10 Oct 2018
Our tour was wonderful. Our tour guide shared many details of the country and towns we passed through. The driver and guide were both very helpful and welcoming. I would do the tour over again just because they made it so enjoyable. I wish I could remember their names. (Sorry guys) 10/10 would reccomend this company to anyone looking to see some of beautiful Ireland.
Ambrunelle on 8 Oct 2018
My tour guide and bus driver were super entertaining and knowledgeable. You see some great sights. So glad I did this. Thank you!
Kim on 7 Oct 2018
Me and my best friend went on this tour today, Sun 7th Oct. The entire trip is well organised and everything ran smoothly. Our tour guide Gavin and driver Captain John were gracious hosts. We didnt get chance to say thank you, we had an amazing day, so thank you guys. Would Highly recommended this tour :)