This is not a tour for the fainthearted, Darby O’Gill Day Tour offers you a chance to engage with all that is enchanting about rural Ireland and its natural landscape.
- The Giant’s Causeway, the UNESCO world heritage site
- Cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
- Spectacular views of Rathlin and the Scottish islands
- Photo opportunity at the Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones)
- Photo opportunity at Dunluce Castle
Giant’s Causeway Express Tours operate from Dublin on:
An ancient volcanic eruption and spectacular rock structure has long been the source of colourful legend in the form of the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site. And is it any wonder, the symmetrical formations seem almost perfect enough to have been the efforts of a hard-working giant!
Let the adventure begin! Take the Darby O’Gill tour to the Giant’s Causeway and see for yourself this epic wonder of nature. And while you’re there, hold on tight and face the fear while treading carefully across the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, if you are brave enough! Our luxury coach takes you in comfort and style on a day away from Dublin, with complimentary tea or coffee and free Wi-Fi on board during our passage north to the county of Antrim.
Upon reaching the Giant’s Causeway, prepare to be met by the most spectacular sight – a giant among giants in the world of natural wonders. This wild and beautiful formation is a consequence of ancient volcanic activity, the solidified lava now layered across 40,000 hexagonal columns stretching for a distance of over 6 kilometres.
Legend tells a different version of this story however. The Irish giant Finn McCool while preparing for battle with his Scottish rival, is said to have angrily fired rocks into the sea to forge a path to nearby Scotland. However on seeing the size of his would-be adversary, he quickly retreats tearing the ground and ripping the stones as he hastily moves. Similar types of stone found in Scotland give weight to this tale of two feuding giants! Even today the causeway continues to stir imagination and inspire folklore, featuring as it does in the hit TV series Game of Thrones.
After spending some time in the state-of-the-art visitor centre learning more about the myths history and geology of the area, we head for the heights of the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Spanning 66 feet and constructed originally by fisherman more than 350 years ago, it crosses a deep chasm at a height of almost 100 feet, making it the go-to spot for that perfect photograph of your holiday in Ireland. A head for heights comes highly recommended for this daring crossing!
A brief visit to take in the spectacle of the Dark Hedges is also on the cards. This series of imposing 200 year old beach trees will be familiar to followers of Game of Thrones, featured in season 2 of the series as the King’s Road. Then we take another short stop and an opportunity to photograph the dramatic surroundings and timeless beauty of 13th century Dunluce Castle which is believed to have inspired C.S Lewis to write the Chronicles of Narnia!
Finally, with talk of science and tales of giants, we leave the mindboggling beauty of the Antrim coastline behind and get back on board our luxury coach for the return leg of your tour to bustling Dublin city.
This tour runs daily
|10:30||Arrive at Dark Hedges|
|10:40||Depart Dark Hedges|
|11:10||Stop at Dunluce Castle for photo opportunity|
|11:45||Arrive at Giants Causeway|
|14:00||Depart Giants Causeway|
|14:15||Arrive at Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge|
|19:30||Return to Dublin|
Departures From Dublin:
|O'Connell Street (Gresham Hotel)||07:20|
|Custom House Quay (Hilton Garden Inn)||07:30|
Included in Price
|Ticket Type||Price from Dublin|
|Adult||Regular: €50. Online: €30|
|Child up to 8 yrs||1 free per adult. Additional children (online price): €30|
|Child over 8/Student/Senior||Regular: €50. Online: €30|
Included in your Ticket Price
- Fully guided day tour
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway
- Cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
- Complimentary refreshments
- Free on board Wi-Fi
Get on your way with a complimentary tea or coffee and switch on our free Wi-Fi while enjoying the spacious legroom and comfort of our reclining leather seats.
The personal touch
Get the most from your journey with our expert live tour guide. Learn about the culture, customs and history of Ireland while lapping up the views of extraordinary scenery!
Attractions on this Tour
See what's in store! Check out our essential guide to the top highlights and attractions included on this day tour: