The day starts out with a stop at a gas station about an hour and half after departure. You can get breakfast and coffee and access to restrooms. This isn’t a fancy place though. Next, you go through beautiful countryside and drive along the coast of Northern Ireland. Jennifer mentioned alot of scenery and places have been depicted in the Game of Thrones. We went through the Glen-cities (Glenarm, Glenariff, etc). These towns are so cute and scenic! I wished we could’ve stopped there but our first real stop was the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. The hike from the parking lot to the bridge is about a 20 min walk. It was very windy the day we were there and the bridge was closed. The winds were 45mph, so we couldn’t cross to the island. But the views here are absolutely gorgeous! We were there for about an hour.
After the causeway, the path back to Belfast passed by Dunluce castle (also on the Game of Thrones). There is an hour stop in Belfast where you don’t have much time to do anything, and by the time you are there (after 4:30pm) most things are closed or closing. I could’ve skipped this part of the tour personally, but others enjoyed a stop at a pub. We got back into Dublin around 8pm. It was a great day!
We also visited the Guinness factory and spent a fun evening in Temple Bar at the Old Storehouse. We went for dinner on a Saturday night and enjoyed both the food and the music. We had to sit upstairs since the band areas were crowded but the music is piped in through speakers so you can hear everything! I recommend it!
Our trip wasn’t long enough, so we’d love to go back and visit other parts of Ireland!