Wild Rover Tours - Belfast Titanic and Giants Causeway Tour / Belfast Black Taxi Political Tour
Belfast /Giants Causeway Pickups
- The Starbucks Cafe on Dame Street / College Green @ 7am
- The Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street (next to Parnell Square) @ 7.10am
- Trinity College Dublin City Centre @ 8.15pm
Depart Dublin and travel by luxury coach passing through the BOYNE VALLEY, arriving in BELFAST CITY you will immediately observe how different it will look compared to the city which you departed, Dublin. Belfast was the only city in Ireland which experienced the Industrial Revolution of Britain during the 19th century. Now your Guide will explain the different options open to you during your visit to Belfast. All attractions on your tour are included. You choose between the world famous BLACK TAXI TOUR or to visit the TITANIC EXPERIENCE AND QUARTER. Even if some in your family want to visit one attraction and another wants to do the other, that’s perfectly alright. The whole group rejoins when we depart for the Giants Causeway.
BLACK TAXI (CAB) Your local guide will talk you through the highs and lows of Belfast’s fascinating political history. Hear of its industrial roots, the past four decades of civil unrest. Visit and sign the Peace Line and join the list of world celebrities who have signed their name to the wall. Sign your name next to the Da Lai Lama and Bill Clinton. Walk along this huge wall which divides the two religious / national communties of east Belfast. The political murals some of which are the most spectacular in the world reflect a harrowing and tragic chapter in the history of Northern Ireland. A conflict between the two communties of Northern Ireland which cost the lives of thousands of people. A "war" between the paramilitary element of the minority nationalist community with the British State and the paramilitary element of the Protestant Loyalist community. The two paramilitary groups are depicted on many of the murals reflecting the different communities allegances.Your personal local Guide will relate to you their personal and family experiences of life in Belfast. Some of the stories you quite simply wont believe. (2 hours + 10 mins)
TITANIC EXPERIENCE/QUARTER - Visit the world’s largest state of the art Titanic Visitor’s Experience. Now you can experience the life and story of Titanic Ship, the entire faithful voyage and her eventful discovery on the seabed. Learn of the origins, construction, launch and history of the Titanic. The visitors centre expands over nine galleries and draws together special effects, dark rides and full scale reconstructions. The experience contains interactive features so you can truly explore the Titanic story in an insightful light. (2 hours + 10 mins)
Departing Belfast you hit the road deeper into the heart of the six counties of Northern Ireland making your way to the NORTH IRISH COAST. You visit the remarkably unique DUNLUCE CASTLE an amazing photo opportunity.The castle is located on the edge of the north Atlantic coast and is a popular location during the filming of the series the GAME OF THRONES.Passing the village of Bushmills best associated with the popular drink "water of life / uisce beatha" Irish whiskey. Following a route known as the Antrim Coastal Drive, pass spectacular scenery including stony shores, densely wooded glens and picture perfect sheltered harbours.
Arriving at the Unesco World Heritage-listed GIANTS CAUSEWAY created more than 60 million years ago after a series of volcanic eruptions, the Causeway is best known for its distinctive rock formations that span nearly 18 miles (29kms) of coastline. Stroll this spectacular site and see the formations known as “The Wishing Chair” “Giants Boot” and “Giants Organ” to name a few. The beautiful coastal paths surrounded by unparalleled views and legends of the Irish Giant Finn McCool, said to be the Causeway's creator. This is where you can enjoy lunch with a choice of providers on site. (2 hours)
What next, yes there is more.
We continue our day to the CARRICK A REDE ROPE BRIDGE close to Ballintoy. This absolutely fabulous attraction is a must when visiting the north coast. You have the opportunity to walk over this world famous salmon fishermens rope bridge. That's if you're brave enough. A truly cliff top experience, 30- metre deep and 20- metre wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge traditionally erected by salmon fishermen. The location is STUNNING!
Remember that all of these attractions are INCLUDED in your ticket. Absolutely no other company offers this tour, all attractions included and the only company to operate with a dedicated Tour Guide and a Driver. So important for your safety and your entertainment on a long excursion such as this day trip.
Now sit back and enjoy the relaxing drive back to Dublin stopping off just after Belfast for a 20 minutes rest stop before arriving back to Dublin at 8. 30pm