2-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin
The North of Ireland is now a must-see for any traveler arriving in Ireland. This tour enables you to focus on Northern Ireland, the little corner of our motherland so present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn after an end to the 30 years of political-violence. Included is the Titanic Experience Visitor Center.
Day 1: Dublin - Belfast
Depart Dublin with your fantastic Irish guide. The first stop are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how the Irish ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks in the 9th century. Arrive in lovely Belfast where you visit the Titanic Experience. Use the free time to enjoy lunch and shopping in Belfast bustling downtown area (own expense). Excellent shopping opportunities as the prices are much lower than Dublin! It is also recommend to visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, Botanical Gardens, City Hall, Queen's University, and Belfast's own leaning tower - Albert Clock. Overnight accommodation in Belfast's historic city location.
Day 2: Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Dublin
Depart Belfast at 10am, drive through the beautiful County Antrim that takes you to the North Coast of Ulster. The first stop shall be the Dark Hedges, and the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and also known as the set of the popular TV series 'Game of Thrones'. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience (optional). This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge, build by salmon fishermen. Since the 18th century The Giant's Causeway has often been described as 'The Eighth Wonder Of The World' and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. Visit to the center offers you their unique audio guides with earphones which tells the story of the rock formations as you stand on them. After a magical site like the Giant's Causeway it is hard to believe you can see something as exciting. The final stop is Dunluce Castle which to this day still arouses curiosity.