Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway and other top Northern Ireland attractions on this full-day tour from Belfast! Traveling by luxury coach, youll stop to see Carrickfergus Castle, the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Old Bushmills Distillery before arriving at Giants Causeway. Climb the site's famous stones with your expert guide and then return to Belfast.
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Hotel pickup included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Details about this tour
Leave central Belfast in the morning and head to the first stop is Carrickfergus castle -- a striking Norman castle thats said to be one of the best preserved in Northern Ireland. Enjoy a photo stop here, and hear from your guide how it was built in the 12th century to guard the approach to Belfast Lough.
Head northeast along the Antrim Coast by luxury coach. To the famous Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, an exhilarating crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. Feeling brave? Take a walk across it (own expense) and try hard not to look down at the 100-foot (30-meter) drop! If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on dry land, your guide will point you in the right direction for a bracing walk along the magnificent headland.
We have lunch in the lovely village of Ballintoy in a local pub offering home made traditional food.
Hop back on board your bus and continue to the Old bushmills distillery, where the famous Bushmills Irish whiskey is produced. Browse tempting wares in the gift shop and then head off to see the incredible Giants Causeway!
As Northern Irelands first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giants Causeway is sure to impress! The fascinating natural wonder consists of hexagonal rock columns that somehow fit together like a baffling puzzle. Climb the ancient stones that line the coastline, and hear the myths surrounding their appearance from a professional National Trust guide. A popular tale is that the rocks were created as giant stepping stones for the fabled Irish giant Finn Mac Cool, so that he could cross the sea to Scotland.
After enjoying Giants Causeway, board your coach and travel south, stopping to admire the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle, a once-important medieval stronghold. After a short walk around, return to central Belfast where your tour ends.
- Hotel pickup (selected city centre hotels only)
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Local guide
- Hotel drop-off
- Entrance fees (Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge & Giant's Causeway Visitor Center)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
It is free to visit the stones at the Giant's Causeway and to visit Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, however, a National Trust fee applies for anyone who wants to cross the Ropebridge, or to enter the Visitor Centre at the Giant's Causeway.
We offer an exclusive
for Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge crossing & Giants Causeway Visitor Centre entry that can be purchased on the day of your tour on the coach, for 15.00pp (a saving of 6 per person). This is a no obligation offer.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate