Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge from Dublin (Sep19-Dec19)
Depart Dublin and travel up through Belfast (the capital of Northern Ireland) and then on to the romantic avenue of intertwined beech trees known as the "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, they remain a beautiful sight and were even used in the HBO series, Game of Thrones
Then it's on to the Giants Causeway which is a natural phenomenon of interlocking basalt columns, commonly referred to as the '8th Wonder of the World',
The Giants Causeway is comprised of some 40,000 basalt columns that legend has it was built by the Irish Giant Finn McCool himself (to learn more you'll have to come on tour with us)
After which it's onto the Carrickarede Island where you will have to traverse the now famous Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge to access the island itself.
Built originally by the local fisherman as a way to catch confused salmon who thought the chasm separating the island from the mainland was in fact a river mouth.
The bridge itself sways 30 metres above the rocks and water below and is the only thing connecting the island to the mainland. Not to be attempted by the fainthearted.
Then it's time to relax and take in the sights as we bring you back to Belfast via the coastal road and over the magnificent Glens of Antrim
Belfast itself is the birthplace of the Titanic, and was a major hub in the 'troubles' experienced in Northern Ireland before the peace agreement in 1998 (all will be explained on tour)
You will be given some free time to explore this now beautiful city by yourself, be it shopping, taking in the sights or getting yourself a well deserved meal we are sure that Belfast will not disappoint.
Then it's back to Dublin.
Tour length is approx 13 hours (weather and traffic permitting)
What do I need to prepare?
- Using the restrooms before joining the tour is recommended. The first stop of the day would be around 2 hours away. (During the day, there will be rest stops along the way.)
- Bringing a packed lunch is recommended as we do not stop anywhere for lunch. However, we have a rest stop in the morning at a service station where you can buy packed sandwiches and snacks as well.
- Northern Ireland's currency is Pound Sterling but most places accept card payment. Except for food/ drinks and souvenirs, there is no additional costs for the day.
- A printed copy of the ticket is not necessary. You can show it on your phone.
- Comfortable shoes and warm rain-proof clothing recommended.
- Not suitable for children under 12 and people of reduced mobility
- No Alcohol permitted to be consumed on buses
- We have a strict 'on time' policy - please be at departure point 5-10 mins before departure