Giant's Causeway and Belfast

Visit Belfast and the Antrim Coast From Dublin

The Giant's Causeway is a geological wonder located along the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland. It is a natural rock formation made up of thousands of hexagonal basalt columns, which were formed by ancient volcanic activity. The columns are perfectly geometric in shape, making them a unique and fascinating sight to behold. Surrounded by legends and myths, including one that says it was created by an Irish giant named Finn McCool as a path to Scotland the Giant's Causeway is one of the most popular destinations in Northern Ireland. Despite its mythical origins, the true story of how the Giant's Causeway was formed is just as fascinating. The causeway was created by volcanic activity around 60 million years ago, when molten lava flowed into the sea and cooled, forming the basalt columns.

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Belfast City | Titanic Belfast | Belfast Murals | Giant's Causeway | Glens of Antrim

Departing Dublin begin your journey northward through the beautiful countryside into Northern Ireland through the scenic glacier-carved landscape known as the Glens of Antrim. 

One of nature's most breathtaking sights is the Giants Causeway, made up of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. However, legend has it that the Giant’s Causeway was used by legendary Irishman, Finn McCool, during his journey to fight the Scottish giant, Benandonner, and steal the most beautiful girl in all of the highlands. 

After viewing this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, have time to stop for lunch where you can savor some local cuisine. 

While in Northern Ireland’s capital of Belfast, you will have two hours to enjoy one of two options:

  • Opened on the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, the Titanic Experience  brings to life the 40,000 workers who built the famed vessel and unveils unseen details of the Titanic’s tragic sinking on her maiden voyage in 1912. You will have the opportunity to experience original artifacts and virtual reality exhibits while exploring one of Belfast’s most famed attractions. 
  • West Belfast neighborhoods are painted with infamous political murals and the prominent peace walls that are remnants and reminders of the conflict known as the Troubles (1969-1998). Take a Black Taxi Tour of these neighborhoods with leading experts one the Troubles where you can discover the dark history that lies behind these paintings. 

Return to Dublin at approximately 7:30 PM after an awe-inspiring day.

Included With This Small Group Tour

  • Pickup and drop-off from selected locations
  • Transportation by comfortable vehicle - Small Group
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Meals and  optional gratuities not included.

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Belfast Murals

Explore the Majestic Antrim Coast and Belfast City on This Small Group Day Tour