Travel to Beautiful Belfast and Experience the Many Delights of Northern Ireland
Belfast, or Béal Feirste, meaning “mouth of the sandbanks”, is an exciting city which can be found on the floodplain of the River Lagan that forms much of the border between County Antrim and County Down in Northern Ireland. Belfast is a truly vibrant city well worth visiting and holds a promise of history, culture, architecture and sightseeing being just some of its many delights.
Wild Rover Tours offer a day tour from Dublin to all these attractions in Northern Ireland (Belfast, Black Taxi Tour, Titanic Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge). See all information about the day tour here.
Black Taxi Tour
On the first stop of your luxury day tour of Northern Ireland, you can decide if you would like to join a Black Taxi Political Tour to visit, among other attractions, one of the infamous Peace Lines. Your expert tour guide will share many stories with you of political unrest about Belfast’s fascinating political history, industrial roots and civil discontent and show you some of the most remarkable political murals in the world. During the Black Taxi Tour, you are invited to sign your name alongside many world celebrities including The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and former U.S. President, Bill Clinton who have also signed the Peace Line. As there appear to be plans in Northern Ireland to tear down the ‘peace walls’ by 2023, this opportunity may not be around forever!
During your first stop of your Northern Ireland Bus Tour, you may prefer to take part in a guided tour to discover more about the world’s largest Titanic Visitor’s Experience and Quarter for a more historic experience. Learn of how the Titanic initially made its way down the slipways of the River Lagan in Belfast in 1911 in front of more than 100,000 spectators and launched without complication. The Titanic was then brought to a fitting-out dock where most of the next year was spent building its decks, giant boilers and extravagant interiors. It finally set off on its fateful voyage on April 10, 1912 from Southampton, England. Disaster struck the ill-fated vessel just 4 days later when it collided with an iceberg causing a 300-foot tear to the ship, before finally sinking beneath the icy surface on 15 April, 1915 deep into the North Atlantic Ocean.
Dun Luce Castle
When you have finished the first part of your exciting journey, your bus tour will then depart for the Northern Ireland coast to take in an array of picturesque sights, including the beautiful Dunluce Castle. The castle is a medieval Irish castle which was originally built in the 13th Century by Richard Óg de Burgh. Also known as Richard de Burgo, Richard Óg was the 2nd Earl of Ulster, 3rd Baron of Connaught and friend of King Edward 1 of England. Born in 1259, Richard Óg was ranked first among the Earls of Ireland and was also one of the most powerful Irish nobles of the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
En route to UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway, our bus tour next passes through the village of Bushmills, where the Old Bushmills Distillery has held a licence to distil Irish whiskey as far back as 1608. During this part of your guided bus tour, our luxury bus follows a scenic route known as the Antrim Coastal Drive. The Causeway Coastal Route is, unquestionably, a photographer’s dream. It is one of the greatest road trips in the world and features an array of truly charming and picturesque scenery, including fishing villages, forested glens and sheltered harbours. Created more than 60 million years ago by a series of volcanic eruptions, the Causeway stretches across nearly 18 miles of coastline with many distinctive rock formations.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
We continue our day tour to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a famous rope bridge near to Ballintoy, County Antrim. The Bridge is an impressive 65 ft. bridge suspended almost 100 ft. above the rocks below. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is believed to have been originally built by salmon fishermen back in the mid-17th century. Weather permitting, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is open all year and offers visitors stunning views of Rathlin Island, Scotland and the Causeway Coast. The bridge offers visitors a beautiful and truly exhilarating coastal path experience.
All of these remarkable attractions are included with your ticket and gives bus tour visitors a dedicated Tour Guide to ensure that they can thoroughly enjoy the many beautifully charming and historical experiences that a luxury day tour to Northern Ireland offers. Wild Rover Tours offer the best in day tours around the island of Ireland with dedicated, experienced tour guides to assist you on the way. If you want to book one of our day tours around Ireland, please visit our secure booking form by clicking here!