Your tour group will depart from Dublin and travel North, crossing the border and arriving to Northern Ireland. A brief comfort stop on the way will ensure you arrived refreshed and ready for a great day of sightseeing.
On the way towards the North Coast, you will enjoy a scenic drive through some of the Glens of Antrim. This area has been named as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a panoramic drive admiring the valleys, and lovely countryside of County Antrim.
Your group will visit the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family to impress their guests upon arrival to their house. Most of you will recognize the Dark Hedges as King's Road from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is a wonderful photo-stop and an opportunity to be a part of a real life set!
The tour will make its way to the Causeway Coast where you can see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day you may even see the Scottish coast 13 miles away. The views along this coastline are spectacular, no wonder it is one of the most visited destinations in Europe!
The rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede is situated near the charming village of Ballintoy. Those that wish to cross the bridge can do so for a discounted price, and the charges for crossing the bridge go to support the National trust which is the charity that is responsible for the upkeep of the bridge.
Those that do not wish to cross the bridge, can use the time to take an enjoyable coastal walk or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site.
Please note: the bridge is a 1km walk from the car park, on an uneven path, so walking all the way to the bridge may not be practical for everyone.
The Giant's Causeway is the highlight of this trip for most! Built by the Irish giant Fionn and his Scottish rival Angus, according to a popular legend, it is a real masterpiece formed of perfectly shaped hexagonal columns. Your tour guide shall tell you more about the Causeway, and the legends of the area.
Paddywagon Tours will provide you with an admission ticket to the interpretative center, enhancing your experience at the Causeway! The path to the Causeway stones starts behind the center, it is only a 10 mins walk! For a small fare there is a mobility bus that can bring you all the way down the path to the Causeway, for those with walking difficulties.
The tour will arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world for a photo-stop - prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. Part of the Dunluce Castle fell into the sea in the 1600's, and some servants died in the tragedy.
Since that time, it is believed to be haunted by the spirits of the unfortunate servants. Take some impressive photos before your group leaves the coast and makes its way to Belfast.
On the way back home you will take a panoramic tour of Belfast city, with your guide pointing out some of the highlights of this great city. The group will stop near the City Hall for one hour, so you can enjoy some free time in the city center.
Please note: This is a brief visit to Belfast for those who may not have another opportunity to visit, Paddywagon Tours also offer a full day tour to Belfast from Dublin.
The Belfast tour spends the entire day exploring Belfast in more detail, and is recommended for those who wish to see more of the city and be immersed in the history and politics of the northern capital.
You can relax as the tour makes its way back to Dublin via the motorway after a fun-filled day. Expect to return to Dublin at approx 8.30pm.
Like all the best journeys in life, Paddywagon Tours started in 1998 with the simple thought, “it’s time for something different.”
Setting out to bring choice, quality and value to all visitors to Ireland Paddywagon Tours have steadily become the nation’s leading tour outfitter over the past two decades, and are renowned for the quality of their vehicles, guides, range of routes and durations, 52-weeks a year.
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You cannot truly visit Ireland without a visit to the legendary Giant's Causeway! Volcanic activity helped Finn McCool forge this wonder of the world some 60 million years ago. The 6km of sheer cliffs rising to over 90m and forming a series of bays are spectacular. We include the all-new innovative and imaginative Giant's Causeway Visitors' Center. You will be provided with free audio guides!
We visit the Dark Hedges and Ballintoy, famed by the hit TV series Game of Thrones!
From the Giant's Causeway to Belfast, and the magnificent rope bridge this tour has it all! This is definitely the most comprehensive tour of Northern Ireland!