Spend your day discovering the highlights of Northern Ireland on this Small Group Giants Causeway & Belfast tour from Dublin. This semi-private tour is designed for small groups of not more than 16 passengers. The vans are leather upholstered and amongst the most comfortable in the industry.
07.30: We leave Dublin and travel towards Northern Ireland, taking in the breathtaking views of rural Ireland along the way, including a picturesque drive through the Glens of Antrim and along the coast. On clear days enjoy views of Rathlin Island and perhaps the coastline of Scotland across the water. There will of course also be pauses for light refreshments along the way.
(UNESCO) GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
Travel in the footsteps of the Irish legend Finn McCool, who defeated the Scottish giant Benandonner all in the name of love as you cross his walkway at the Giants Causeway, one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. The Causeway is formed from over 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns produced from volcanic activity over 60 million years ago.
Here we will provide you with some time of your own (at least two hours) to explore the area and perhaps take in lunch to taste the local cuisine.
NB: Your driver will advise as regards lunch options, taking weather and local operational considerations into account on the day of your tour.
The afternoon we arrive in Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast. Here, you will have the difficult choice between visiting Titanic Belfast, an award- winning exhibition in what was once the world’s leading shipyard OR a Black Taxi Tour around the city’s historic and political neighbourhoods.
A) TITANIC BELFAST
This exhibition opened exactly 100 years after the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic in the very docklands where the ship was built. Through both original artifact and virtual reality exhibits, you’ll experience the epic efforts of some 40,000 people who worked on the ship’s creation and the tragedy that was her destruction.
B) BLACK TAXI TOUR
Take a driven tour around the historically charged neighbourhoods of Belfast with their renowned political murals and visit the peace wall (a security fence dividing the housing estates of the British Unionists and Irish Nationalists). Quench your curiosity about the period of conflict in Irish history (1969-1998) known as the Troubles with your expert local taxi guide.
Our stop in Belfast will last approximately 2 hours and the entrance fee for either Titanic Belfast or the Black Taxi is included in the price of your ticket. NB: Unfortunately due to the distance and hours involved there is no time to enjoy both options.
RETURN TO DUBLIN
Your small- group Northern Ireland tour will sadly come to an end at approx. 19.30 back in Dublin. Enjoy ample time for refreshments and evening dinner arrangements upon your return.
EUR 85.00 per seat (16 seats per van maximum)
This tour collects from 11 of Dublin’s most popular 4 & 5 star hotels. The hotel collection points and associated departure times can be viewed in the drop- down menu on the booking calendar.
BENEFITS OF THIS SMALL GROUP TOUR
Intimate Group Size – 16 guests maximum
Led by some of Ireland’s finest tour guides
Entrances included (as per itinerary)
Mercedes- Benz Vans
Comfortable Leather Upholstery
WiFi on board for guest use
Departs from Dublin’s Leading Hotels (see note “collection points” above)
Groups of all sizes catered for (additional vehicles can be allocated)
Other tours to Giant’s Causeway & Belfast;
Giants Causeway Tour from Dublin (Scheduled Group Coach Tour from EUR 60.00 per person)
Private Giants Causeway Day Tour from Dublin (from EUR 495.00 – EUR 795.00+ per vehicle)
Seats on this small group tour are offered as part of our “concierge” range. Our product managers select only the market leaders on each route, ensuring you peace of mind. The luxury vans are the highest quality available in the scheduled tour market and are led by some of Ireland’s finest tour guides.