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2-Day Northern Ireland Rail Tour: Belfast, Antrim Coast, and Giant's Causeway

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    Day 1: Dublin-Belfast

    Stop At: Belfast Central Railway Station, East Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 3PB Northern Ireland
    On arrival in Belfast (Ireland’s second largest city) at 15:35, there is a connecting train service to Belfast Great Victoria Street, where your hotel is located. The rest of the evening in the Northern Capital is free.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* Belfast hotel

    Day 2: Belfast, Giant's Causeway, and Glens of Antrim

    Stop At: Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, 44 Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SU, UK
    There are about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns resulting from a volcanic eruption. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and is owned and managed by the National Trust. However, legend has it that the Irish giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Phon: Fyun Ma Cool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight Benandonner. Legend tells that Fionn fell asleep before he got to Scotland. When he didn't arrive, the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. To protect Fionn, his wife Úna (Phon: oo-na) laid a blanket over Fionn and pretended he was Fionn's baby son. When Benandonner saw the size of the 'infant', he assumed that Fionn must be gigantic indeed! He fled home in terror, ripping up the Causeway in case he was followed by Fionn.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Road Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY Northern Ireland
    We head to Dunluce Castle for a photo stop and to stretch the legs.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS Northern Ireland
    We stop at the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Its construction facilitated the local fishermen to access Sheep Island, where there is excellent fishing. The original single handrail was subsequently replaced by a two hand railed bridge and the present caged bridge was installed by the National Trust. There is a nominal charge to cross the bridge.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Enjoy a full Ulster fry in your 4* Belfast hotel
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Connolly Station, 1 Amiens St, Northside, Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time
    11:20 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • 1 nights accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Belfast Central Railway Station
    • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entrance fees: Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (Open March to October only)
    • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking a double occupancy room, please specify in 'Special Requirements' whether you prefer a double or a twin-bed room (subject to availability)
    • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We were the last group to board McCombs' bus at Carrickfergus. Superior view seats were already occupied. Bus did not have panoramic windows which I would have expected on this coastal route. Disappointing to have very restricted view of coastline. Did not visit Dunluce Castle
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