Irish Day tours run the best giants causeway day tour from Dublin daily! We aim to give our customers the best experience possible. With this goal in mind we select what we believe to be the best attractions on route and provide the best guides with extensive knowledge and experience in guiding. I would like to introduce you to the attractions of the Giants causeway day tour and give you some more back ground.
The first highlight of the tour is the coastal drive from Larne to the Causeway. We purposely go out of our way to go this route as it is noted as one of the most scenic drives in Ireland incorporating stunning sea views , Quaint villages and jagged cliffs. This scenic drive is a fantastic introduction of what’s to come on this tour.
This brings us directly to our second Highlight. The Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. This bridge was originally built by fishermen who wanted access to the Island to cast their salmon fishing nets. The original bridge consisted of one rope hand rail and widely spaced slats, across a chasm 20 meters wide and 30 meters deep. The bridge you have the opportunity to cross is a much safer one. The bridge is operated and maintained by the National trust and affords spectacular coastal views, Ratlin island and on a clear day you can see Islands off the coast of Scotland. The walk to the bridge and the crossing will be a memory to last a lifetime.
The third highlight of this trip is the Giants causeway itself, It is flanked by high sea cliffs which create a dramatic backdrop that will stay with you for a life time. The Giants Causeway is made up of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns made by cooling lava from volcanic activity 50 to 60 million years ago. It has a few features that have been named to fit in with the legend of the creation of the giants causeway “The Chair”, “the giants boot” and the chimney stack to name but a few. I will leave the telling of the folklore tale to your guide I’m sure he can do a much better job than me.
The fourth highlight is a picture opportunity and a fantastic view of Dunluce Castle. It is a ruined Medieval castle situated on a rocky outcrop surrounded by sheer cliffs, there is a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The view of this ancient castle in its surroundings is awe inspiring and is said to have been a major influence on CS Lewis and the stronghold he created in “the Chronicals of Narnia”, more recently it has featured in “the game of thrones”.
The last highlight of the Giants Causeway tour is Belfast City. This is the main city in Northern Ireland and is famous throughout the world as a city with a divided community, bombings and simmering tensions that led to rioting and destruction on a regular basis. Thanks to the peace process initiated ten years ago Belfast has moved into a new era. There are a number of “peace walls” throughout the city dividing protestant and catholic communities and hopefully in the future these communities will be able to live side in peace without divides. You can spend your time in Belfast exploring the city centre or visit some famous landmarks such as City hall and the Crown pub, or you could visit its many galleries. You have one hour in Belfast which if you want is time enough to do a black taxi tour which shows you the trouble spots of Belfast and gives you the perspective of a local guide.
This is one of our most highly rated tours and we truly believe it to be the best giants causeway day tour from Dublin. We leave Dublin daily at 6.30 from Suffolk street.