Giant's Causeway And Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip From Belfast

Overview

Check off the highlights of Northern Ireland on this full-day tour from Belfast. Marvel at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage site; brave a walk across theCarrick-a-rede Rope Bridge; see memorable film locations such as the Dark Hedges and the Dunluce castleand enjoy spectacular views along the Antrim Coast.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
You'll have chance to stop along the way to admire the Dark Hedges, a key filming location for hit TV series Game of Thrones, for 10 - 15 minutes.The trees were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their Gracehill Manor. It is now very well known to amateur photographers.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Enjoy around 1.5 hours to marvel at thespectacular landscapes at the Giant's Causeway, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed byancient volcanic eruptions. It has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will see why once you have visited the place. This is one of the world's greatest natural attractions. According to mythology, Finn built the Causeway as stepping stones to cross the Irish sea in order to battleBenandonner, a Scottishgiant. Although a giant himself, when Finn reachedScotland he saw that Benandonner was almost twice his size, and immediately retreatedwith his rivalin pursuit. Finnswife disguised himas a baby, and on seeing the child,Benandonner fled homefearing how enormous its father must be.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Continue alongthe coast to theCarrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, a66-foot(20-meter) long bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean, linking the mainland to the Carrick-a-rede Island. You'll have around1 hour and 20 minutes to explore, which is plenty of time to brave the bridge crossing or hike along the coast, enjoying views of nearby Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre. You will be able to cross the bridge for free if the weather is nice and the bridge is open on the day.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Pass By: Ballycastle Beach, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
We will be driving along the famous coastal routeand go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle where you will enjoy a fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island and maybe even a glimpse of Scotland.

Inclusions

  • Crossing of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge when the weather is nice and the Bridge is open.
  • All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour (up to 2 hours between stops, up to 9 hours for the day) and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.

Not recommended to those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)

Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions

If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

The pick up point is in the Belfast City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.

Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.

It is the passengers responsibility to ensure that all Visa and travel documents are in order prior to the tour. (If heading to Dublin)

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 57 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • mimizaman09
    25-Feb-2019

    The tour guide Derrick was entertaining and knowledgeable. The driver Yuri was very nice too. A good tour to see the main sights and enough time at each stop. Highly recommended.?

  • Anna F
    03-Dec-2018

    A memorable, well guided tour to the Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges and Carric-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Extraordinary sights, beautiful Irish landscape! Unfortunately, not knowing why, Dunluce Castle was omitted and replaced by caves near Cushendun (which are not the objects of my interests though). How disappointing! I had decided to choose that specific tour in question, and not any other, mainly because it included Dunluce Castle in its programme. It reads as follows: "We will also do a photo stop at Dunluce Castle. This is the most beautiful castle ruin in Ireland..." Now I have no choice but go back to Northern Ireland again just to see those beautiful ruins

  • nayala
    03-May-2018

    It's really impressive the nature's work. Reaching the bridge was a nightmare. The tour guide said 15 minutes walk. Elder people will take at least 30, in a ups and downs path. At the end scary stairs and wind blowing furiosly. Better see from the edge.

  • Denise
    03-Apr-2018

    What a beautiful tour! The day was filled with excitement and beautiful views. Our first stop was to Carrickfergus Castle, a Norman Irish castle built in 1177 and one of the best preserved medieval structures in Northern Ireland. Next on our itinerary was the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge which connects the mainland to the tiny island of Carrick-a-Rede. This bridge is not for the feint-hearted but it was a wonderful experience. There is a lot of walking on this tour so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for some amazing views. Our next big stop was the Giant's Causeway, a world heritage site with some spectacular and phenomenal natural landscapes. Again more walking but definitely a must see! The last main stop was at the Dark Hedges which is a big deal for you Game of Thrones fans this was featured in Season 2, Episode 1. This tour drove us along the scenic Antrim Highway on the North Atlantic coast we saw full rainbows and numerous sheep and even got a glimpse of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland but the views were breathtaking! I highly recommend this tour it covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time!

    Our tour guide and bus driver was Phil he was informative and very courteous.

    Enjoy Ireland it is truly a beautiful country!

  • CALOGERO D
    23-Mar-2018

    OK tour. Sites were good but tour guide didn't really explain too much about sites we visited, would have been nice to have heard more stories, facts about our trip and areas we passed. Weather was awful so couldn't go across the Rope Bridge. Coach was comfortable but would have been nice to have better music on board. Songs were repeated, sound system wasn't too great, overall service was OK but could have been better.

  • dmkawachi
    06-Mar-2018

    Derek our tour guide and Peter our driver were excellent. Derek kept us entertained with historical information and singing us songs.

  • chiara c
    26-Feb-2018

    My experience with Viator and Finn McCools has been excellent. The touristic guide, Irial, was very knowledgeable, passionate, approachable for further questions and entertaining. The trips was well-planned with time and arrangements and extra unexpected visits made it even more valuable. I am very satisfied with everything. Well done!!!

  • Christopher M
    22-Jan-2018

    Great trip. Fun guide. We took our boys 5 and 16 on it. Both had a great time. Our guide treated our younger son very well! Great all around!

  • Joy
    16-Jan-2018

    This was a wonderful day. The tour started in Dublin a long day for those people and picked up in Belfast. It stopped just out of town for breakfast for the Dublin people, and was an opportunity for everyone to buy food for lunch as there was not a dedicated lunch stop. As it turned out, there was actually plenty of time at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge stop to eat, and a pub and 2 cafes to buy food and drinks from as well. The guide talked us through the sites visited, some Irish history and general information as well - plus some rather lame jokes added in! The scenery was spectacular and despite rain the whole trip was the best experience, and one I would happily repeat any time.

  • Francisca P
    30-Nov-2017

    Giant Causeway was definitely excellent. It was amazing. The only bad thing is during our visit we can not use the Carrick-a-reede rope bridge because it was under maintenance.

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