Travel North by Train
Due to overwhelming demand for overnighting and exploring Belfast, Railtours Ireland have created a new two day tour: taking in the Giant's Causeway on Day 1, with 4 star Belfast hotel accommodation; relaxing on Day 2 and exploring Belfast and its various attractions, including The Titanic Quarter.
Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time. Customer Service Desk at Connolly Station where Railtours Ireland Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!
Check in for 07:35am departure from Connolly Station.
Arrive into Belfast Central Station for 09:45am, where you will be met by your tour coach to continue on your journey along the Causeway Coastal Route on Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast. Upon arrival, guests can see one of Belfast’s most well-known landmark, the two Harland & Wolfe Cranes which are nicknamed Samson and Goliath.
Leaving Belfast, proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. Further north, arrive at the fishing village of Carnlough, where the tour will stop for about 15 minutes. Continue on passing the coastal villages of Glenariff, Cushendall and Cushendun. There are stunning views of the sea to the right and the mountains or the Glens of Antrim to the left; you can even glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.
Lunch stop is at Bushmills Distillery – lunch is not included and a tour of the distillery is not possible due to time restrictions.
The next stop is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally, fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today, visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!
Your tour will then head for Dunluce Castle, for a photo stop, before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will stop for about 2 hours. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, head back to Belfast city for your overnight stay.
Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
After enjoying a Full Irish Breakfast (the famous Ulster Fry) at your leisure, take the Hop-on Hop-off city tour of Belfast and its famous attractions.
The Hop-on Hop-off city tour provides you with a comprehensive look at this very special city. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, to allow you to explore every area and district of this unique place. Rain, hail or shine, you'll stay comfortable on this tour - Belfast's only fully enclosed tour bus on wet days!
Plenty of time for shopping and exploring in Belfast city center. Return to Dublin by train at your leisure.
Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Hop on Hop Off City Bus Tour & Titanic Visitor Center.
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