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Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

1. Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on a day trip from Dublin in a comfortable bus. Visit iconic sights, including the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and Belfast. Depart Dublin and travel North, stopping at a service station along the way for breakfast, to buy lunch, and to stretch your legs. Your first attraction is to take a 5-minute photo stop at the famous and picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle. Afterward, head to the Giant's Causeway, formed from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Enjoy at least 2 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to the hexagonal columns, often referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." Take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea and then spend around 20 minutes traveling along the avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th-century by the Stuart family, the beautiful sight was used in the Game of Thrones series and the Transformers movie. Lastly, head to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner. Stop next to Belfast City Hall and spend approximately 1.5 hours exploring the city. Do some sightseeing, shopping, and grab some food before continuing the journey home.

City Sightseeing Belfast 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. City Sightseeing Belfast 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Belfast - The open-top bus tour gives you the chance to ride around the city, whilst hopping on and off at many different bus stops around Belfast at your own leisure. The tour takes in the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, birth place of the RMS Titanic, and now an exciting new development for the city. The tour then continues onward to visit the impressive Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Then you'll make your way back into the city center to visit the political areas of the Shankhill Road as well as the political Wall Murals and peace lines at Falls Road. The tour then makes its way through the Queens University area back to the city center. Route Tour stops: 1. Belfast City Hall 2. SSE Arena 3. Titanic Quarter 4. HMS Caroline 5. Titanic Belfast 6. St George’s Market 7. Great Victoria Street 8. Dublin Road 9. Shaftsbury Square 10. Queens University 11. Eglantine Avenue 12. Cultúrlan McAdam Ó Fiaich 13. Falls Road 14. International Wall Mural 15. Belfast Peace Wall 16. Spectrum Information Centre 17. Shankill Memorial Garden 18. Crumlin Road 19. Donegall Street.

From Belfast: Causeway Express Tour Shore Excursion

3. From Belfast: Causeway Express Tour Shore Excursion

This tour, specially created for cruise ship passengers, will cover some of the area's best sites, including Belfast City Hall and the International Peace Wall. Heading up inland, visit the Dark Hedges made famous by Game of Thrones TV Series, which is a romantic, atmospheric, tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees planted in the 18th century. Next, head to Dunluce Castle for a photo stop. The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. Last but not least, you'll see the Giant's Causeway, an area of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns - the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

Belfast: Walls and Bridges the Troubles Walking Tour

4. Belfast: Walls and Bridges the Troubles Walking Tour

Starting at Belfast City Hall, you’ll meet your guide, a local who knows not just faces and mainstays, but the ins and outs of this treasure of  a city. From the meeting spot, you’ll proceed to walk in a small group towards the world-renowned Peace Walls. Along the way, you’ll learn about the historical and political aspects of the ‘Troubles,’ as well as the day-to-day realities of life, told in human terms based on lived experience.  The tour wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the International Wall to view the political art and thought-provoking murals before returning to Belfast City Centre. As you return to Belfast City Centre, you’ll learn about another side to Belfast, too. You’ll come to appreciate modern Belfast, vibrant and full of creativity and hope. The tour finishes at a unique church central to Irish history and within sight of Belfast City Hall. The tour is objective, factually accurate and detailed with plenty of time for questions. You will be engaged, informed and undoubtedly entertained. Most importantly, you will leave with a lasting memory of the place we call home, a place we love so much we wrote a book about it, ‘The Little Book of Belfast’. We can’t wait to welcome you here in Belfast!

Belfast and Giant's Causeway in Italian or Spanish

5. Belfast and Giant's Causeway in Italian or Spanish

Depart Dublin and head to the northern coast of Ireland. First, see the National Park of the Giant’s Causeway. Have 1.5 hours to explore its prismatic rock formations beside the sea. Your guide will explain the legends that make this place so popular and why it has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Admire different places in Belfast, including the political murals, the peace wall, the Albert clock tower, the prison, the City Hall, the Titanic Museum, and other. Then, explore on your own. This tour is ideal for those who love nature, follow Game of Thrones, or are curious about the political conflicts and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Belfast: City Highlights Bike Tour

6. Belfast: City Highlights Bike Tour

Enjoy some time in the fresh air on a bike ride trip around Belfast. See some of the city's most well-known highlights as you explore Belfast together with your guide. Meet your guide and explore the historic and vibrant city of Belfast on a Dutch-style city bike. See highlights, including Belfast's famous murals, one of Ireland's oldest pubs, City Hall, St. George's Market, and the Titanic and Cathedral Quarters. Learn the history of The Troubles and how Belfast has persevered. Stop at the Peace Wall and write on it to leave your mark.

Belfast: Peacewall and Political History Black Taxi Cab Tour

7. Belfast: Peacewall and Political History Black Taxi Cab Tour

Discover the turbulent political history of Belfast on a black cab tour. Exploring the Shankill Road and the Falls Road to learn about the events of the conflict which became known as The Troubles. Stopping at various murals which give each community its own distinctive character. We start with pickup from your hotel/location within the city and meet your guide who will escort you on a journey through the two different communities within Belfast. Learn about the origins of The Troubles from your guide who has lived through the conflict, and gain firsthand insight into local history. First, travel up the Shankill Road, the heart of the unionist community in the city. See a variety of murals displaying tributes to the British monarchy and Union Jack flags. Continue onto the Falls Road, located only a short distance away, and see the Irish Republican murals and Irish tricolors that adorn the homes and businesses. Hear about the key events of The Troubles, the effect it had on the citizens who lived within Belfast and beyond, and how communities are dealing with its consequences today. Pass by Crumlin Road Gaol, which housed prisoners who were members of paramilitary organizations that characterized the conflict. Arrive at the so-called "Peace Wall" that was built between 1969 and 1971, and continues to separate both communities today. Finally, with a comprehensive insight into the conflict, be dropped back at your hotel to enjoy the rest of your stay in the city.

Belfast: Guided Food Walking Tour with Street Art and Pubs

8. Belfast: Guided Food Walking Tour with Street Art and Pubs

On our Secret Food Tour of Belfast, you'll enjoy some of the best food in Northern Ireland. Your tour starts in front of Belfast City Hall. During the tour, you will dine on a freshly prepared breakfast with the locals, relax in historic pubs, and enjoy traditional home-cooked Northern Irish dishes. We'll introduce you to our street art known worldwide. First, we'll stop by one cozy Cafe for a warm cup of hot chocolate, a cannoli and a shot of chocolate liquor plus a great explanation from the staff on how everything is done. Next, you´ll enjoy a traditional Northern Irish Soda bread with sausage in a wonderful food emporium. You will enjoy a freshly caught Oyster opened right in front of you We'll take you to one of Belfast's oldest pubs - a perfect setting to relax over Irish Stew accompanied with a Guinness and samples of Chocolate Liqueur. Your next stop will be at a unique bar where you will be served a great local craft cider paired with a sticky Toffee pudding Your next stop will be at a unique bar where you will be served a great local craft beer You'll finish with the best Irish Coffee or Baileys Coffee As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

Eclectic Belfast Story, Hidden Gems & Best Bits Walking Tour

9. Eclectic Belfast Story, Hidden Gems & Best Bits Walking Tour

Gain insider insight to which most travelers aren’t privy, and see the city’s highlights like City Hall, Waterfront Hall(I.C.C Belfast), and more for a comprehensive experience. As a small group we'll go places others can't and discover great places to wine and dine afterwards. See and hear lesser known facts about Belfast. And it's connections to things like the anti slave trade. And of it's many famous locals and what they are remembered for. We'll not only see all the most popular sites but discovered some hidden ones too. Discovering lots of non politiacal Street Art some of which helps tell of Belfasts incredable history too.

Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour Plus 1-Day City Tour Pass

10. Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour Plus 1-Day City Tour Pass

Game of Thrones Tour: Depart Belfast and travel along one of the top 5 scenic drives in the world, the Antrim Coastal Route. First stop on the tour is Carrickfergus Castle which is a Norman castle build in 1177, after 800 years of history the castle still looks incredible today. After around 45 minutes travelling along the Antrim Coast Road the next stop is Carnlough Harbour for a comfort break. A short walk across the road will reward you with the first film location in Game of Thrones, Carnlough Harbour. The harbour has not changed in hundreds of years and features in many paintings. Cushendun Village is the next stop of the day where you will be taken to the famous Cushendun Caves. Scotland is only 15 miles across the North Channel and the Mull of Kintyre can be seen on a clear day from here. As the tour proceeds along the Coastal Road the next stop is a viewing point sitting above the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Unfortunately the bridge is closed for coach tours but the viewpoint has the ideal view. The Iconic Dark Hedges is next on the itinerary and provides one of the best Instagram opportunities of the day. Fans of Game of Thrones will instantly recognise this as the Kings Road from Game of Thrones. Lunch will be offered at this stop. The next stop is the highlight of the tour and what you have come to see, the Giant’s Causeway. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the Causeway was built by the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool. We will tell you the story and let you decide….. After the Giant’s Causeway the last stop of the day is the new viewpoint above Dunluce Castle. Home to the McQuillan family who built the fortress around 500 years ago. Game of Thrones fans will immediately recognize the House of Greyjoy .One of the most spectacular castle ruins anywhere in the world, Dunluce Castle is located on top of cliffs that collapse into the North Atlantic below. The Castle’s dramatic history of violence, intrigue and rebellion is matched by the scandal and betrayal committed by the Greyjoys in Game of Thrones. Belfast Open-Top -Day City Pass: The Belfast Open-Top 1-Day City Pass will provide you with a comprehensive tour of this special city and allow you to explore every area with 23 stops to choose from. The tour operates seven days per week and tickets are valid for 1-day. If you do not hop-off the tour, it will take approximately 1-hour and 15 minutes. Tours depart from Belfast City Hall but you can join the tour at any of the stops along the route. The city tour will take in the following attractions: Titanic Belfast, HMS Caroline, Parliament Buildings, Crumlin Road Jail, Queens University and the political wall murals.  

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Fantastic tour by CJ with Gorben as our driver. We were given adequate time to cover all the stops and CJ did a great job in telling us the history and facts during our trip. The bus itself was comfortable enough and had a bathroom as well as USB ports for charging. Highly recommend!

It was really incredible. CJ and Matko were very briliant, we could enjoy northen ireland maximum. CJ asked always take our photo very willing to. Guide was very clear, view points was exalants also. I highly recommend this tour to discover the northen ireland from dublin.

Brian and Vedran with Finn McCools Tours made this a GREAT DAY! We loved the itinerary, and Brian was dynamic and informative. We would totally book with them again.

CJ the guide and Makko the driver were great! Overall, had an excellent experience. I learned a lot, and the views were incredible.

My daughter & I loved this bus. We got to see Belfast & places where my family had lived, we also met some friendly people.