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The Giant’s Causeway and the Glens of Antrim Rail Tour From Dublin

Follow in the footsteps of Giants!

map Dublin, Ireland
Duration
Duration
1 Day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Starts at 7:35 am
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Beginner
Languages
Languages
English
Meals
Meals
Not Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Connolly Train Station Dublin
EUR €119
Child (5-16): EUR €59.5
Child (0-5): EUR €15
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What's Included

  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach

WHAT TO EXPECT

Travel North by Train

A fascinating day out to the famed Antrim coast with its spectacular seascapes taking in the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Rail travel Dublin - Belfast - Dublin by "Enterprise Express"

Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Customer Service Desk at Connolly Station where our Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!

Check in for 07:35 Departure from Connolly Train Station.

Arrive into Belfast Central Station for 09:45 where we will be met by our tour coach to continue on our journey along the Causeway Coastal Route, along 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 we proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. Further north we arrive at the fishing village of Carnlough, where we stop for about 15 minutes. We 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.

 

Winter Schedule:

From November - March, we join the tour at Ballycastle, approximately 10 minutes from the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

 

Our 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!

 

Lunch stop is at Fullerton's Bar/Restaurant in Ballintoy – lunch is not included as part of the tour cost.


After lunch, we make our way to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we stop for approximately 2 hours - plenty of time to explore! Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, we head back to Belfast city.

 

Time dependent, we make a short stop at Bushmill's Whiskey Distillery, where we have a quick 20 minute photo stop. The distillery shop is located here if anyone wishes to purchase some souvenirs.

 

Our final stop is at Dunluce Castle, where we have some time for a short photo stop before heading back to Belfast City, and on to Dublin.

 

Arriving at Dublin Connolly Station at 22:15hrs. (Arrives at 20:15hrs Nov - Feb) 

 

Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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Yes. For example, if you wish to leave one of our tours in Galway, you are free to do so. However, please advise your Railtours host on the day, otherwise, they will be worried about you! Please note that there is no refund for any unused portions of the tour.

If you wish to extend your tour and spend an overnight in Cork, Killarney, Galway, and Belfast we can arrange accommodation, subject to availability.

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We do not use first class on the train as first-class rail transport is extremely limited and available only on certain trains on three routes in Ireland. For operational reasons, all Railtours Ireland customers sit together in a specially reserved car or portion of a car with their host.

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There are luggage facilities onboard trains & coaches and we try to keep luggage transfers between the trains and coaches to a minimum.

It is recommended that large excess amounts of luggage be stored, perhaps, at your Dublin hotel for the duration of your rail tour. We advise that you only bring what you are comfortable lifting on/off trains & coaches. However, there is no luggage restriction.

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Getting to Ireland is easy. While we do not offer flights, we recommend Aer Lingus for the widest selection of routes and best value from North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia.

Remember, if you are returning to the USA from Ireland you can take advantage of pre-clearance, which is unique to Ireland, and arrive home as a domestic passenger avoiding the queues at immigration.

You can also take the ferry from The United Kingdom to Ireland.

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Railtours Ireland First Class is what’s known in the travel/tourism industry as a FIT tour product. This means that it attracts “Free Independent Travellers” of all ages and nationalities. What these travelers have in common is a desire to have a unique touring experience in Ireland, one in which they are free to explore Ireland's towns, cities, countryside and attractions at their own pace, while also availing of a wonderfully constructed itinerary and knowledgeable hosts.

Our tours also offer a comfortable and eco-conscious way to explore the island of Ireland without having to drive. 

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Our tours are conducted in English only. However, we can provide detailed itineraries in all major European languages if we are informed of your requirements in advance. Also, at key visitor attractions in Ireland, multiple language literature is generally available.

 

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As long as you have some mobility, our tours would be suitable for you.

The trains are wheelchair friendly in Ireland however, most coaches are not wheelchair accessible so you would be required to get on and off the coach unaided by Railtours Ireland staff.

If you need extra walking assistance, you may bring a light-weight foldable wheelchair that can be stowed in the luggage compartment. It is with regret that we cannot accommodate mobility scooters on our tours.

Please ensure that you advise us when booking a tour, that you will be using a wheelchair or other medical equipment so that we can make the necessary arrangements in the train stations ahead of time.

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On any tour to Belfast or the Giant’s Causeway and Game of Thrones, you will be leaving the Republic of Ireland and entering the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Please ensure that your visa requirements are in order, and it is essential that you carry your passport.

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Terms & Conditions:

We are dedicated to providing a professional and personalized service. It is our intention to operate all tours as advertised. However, due to operational reasons, it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries. We cannot be held liable in the event of an attraction being closed.

 

We cannot be held responsible for customers not having the correct visa documentation to enter Ireland or Northern Ireland.

 

We do reserves the right to cancel tours if industrial or other action affects any of the components which make up our tour or if there is insufficient demand. However, all tours that include accommodation are guaranteed departures (unless under very exceptional circumstances).

 

For any tours that include a flight to the Aran Islands ( Tour - DH11 / DH11AN) the following condition applies: Should weather conditions be such as to curtail flights or ferries, you will be taken on an alternative tour to Connemara and refunded the difference. No further refund available should you decide not to go to Connemara for any reason. Please note that all tours that include a flight to The Aran Islands are subject to availability.

 

Please note that all guests on extended tours (all tours that include accommodation) are taken to and from Inis Mór by ferry.

 

We cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss, accident, delay, irregularity, injury to person or property whatsoever or howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with excursion, tour or transfer. Passengers travel at their own risk and our liability for any claim whatsoever is limited only to the price of the tour.


Cancellation Policy:

  • DAY TOURS: 24 hours’ notice prior to the tour departure time must be given in order to get a refund on any day tour.

  • EXTENDED TOURS: 48 hours’ notice prior to the tour departure time, if the tour includes accommodation (Except for The Emerald Isle Express Tour where 60 days’ notice is required).

  • GROUP TOURS: 60 days’ notice is required for the cancellation of tours for groups of 10 or more.

  • ALTERATIONS: Once reservations are confirmed by RTIFC, and after a grace period of 72 Hours (3 days), any alterations to the reservation of extended tours (any tours with accommodation) including but not limited to, change of date, tour change, etc. will be subject to a fee of EURO 49.00 per booking.

"If you miss the train, you miss the tour"

All refunds are subject to a 10% administration charge. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any tour and to terminate a tour if circumstances demand.


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Child (5-16): EUR €60
Child (0-5): EUR €15
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