Created by volcanic activity between 50 and 60 million years ago, this stunning complex of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns is today one of the symbols of Ireland itself, and a must-see attraction.
Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, & Belfast Tour
The tour leaves Parnell Square North and heads northwards, crossing into Northern Ireland and to the very tip of the island itself, only a few short miles from Scottish soil (separated by water of course!).
Our trip will begin with a photo stop at the most beautiful medieval castle ruin found in all of Ireland: Dunluce Castle. This castle, which dates back to the 13th century, is located in a breathtakingly rugged area due to the steep drops on either side of the castle. Don't forget your cameras!
We'll then drive to the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site and the '8th wonder of the world'. Although the official explanation states that volcanic activity produced these striking pillars of stone, local legend states that the causeway was built by the Irish Giant Finn McCool, who was challenged to a fight by a Scottish giant, as a bridge to cross the sea to the mainland and face his adversary. You'll have 2 hours at this incredible place to take photos and admire the Causeway, some of which reaches 40 feet (12 metres) into the air.
The next stop on our tour will be the Dark Hedges, beech trees which, planted 350 years ago, form an eerie and atmospheric passage seemingly filled with malicious intent. You'll have 30 minutes to stretch your legs, and take photos, all the while searching for the grey lady said to haunt the twisted boughs. And Game of Thrones fans will surely recognise it from the series, when Arya Stark travels from Kings Landing to join the Night's Watch.
On the way back to Dublin we'll make a stop in the other Irish capital: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Here you'll have 1 hour 30 minutes to take pictures of the impressive City Hall, walk down the main shopping streets, and maybe get some food. We recommend a visit to the Crown Bar, or the Big Fish, as well as Albert's Clock. This vibrant city is full of spots you can visit and take lots of photos.
The tour then returns to Dublin, arriving between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
- Please note that Northern Ireland is part of the UK and uses Pound Sterling - as such if you want to buy anything in Belfast using cash, you will either need this currency. Or you can pay by credit/debit card.
- If you're traveling with over 12 people, please book a private tour. Large groups will not be able to participate.
- This tour is not generally suitable for children under 10, but if your child is very used to travelling, and able to handle the (not insignificant) amount of walking please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat if needed.
Per PersonUS$ 62.10
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
12 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Transfer to and from all locations.
Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
Food and drink.
Pick up and drop off from hotel
When to book?
You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
No printing of documentation required.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1