Giant's Causeway Day Tour From Belfast Including Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Overview

The only day tour leaving Belfast to include BOTH Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede admission. In this day tour of Belfast and the Giant's Causeway, you will admire the splendid landscape of County Antrim, including the famous Dark Hedges, made familiar by the fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones'. If you are feeling brave, take a walk across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and enjoy the view. Discover and explore the Giant's Causeway's hexagonal columns, built by the Irish giant Fionn and his Scottish rival Angus.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Instant Confirmation

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Europa Hotel
We depart from Belfast City Center, from the bus shelter in front of the famous Europa Hotel, on Great Victoria street. Begin the journey in the company of your 100% Irish guide and your fellow travel partners for today, we'll get to know each other and have our charming guide set the scene as we take the drive through the rolling farmland of county Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland - an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Stop At: Causeway Coastal Route, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
We make our way to the Causeway Coast where we can see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day we may even see the Scottish coast 13 miles away. The views along this coastline are spectacular, no wonder it is one of the most visited destinations in Europe!
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
We visit the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family to impress their guests upon arrival to their house. Most of you will recognize the Dark Hedges as King's Road from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is a wonderful photo-stop and an opportunity to be a part of a real life set!
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede is situated near the charming village of Ballintoy. Those that wish to cross the bridge can do so for a discounted price, and the charges for crossing the bridge go to support the National trust which is the charity that is responsible for the upkeep of the bridge. Those that do not wish to cross the bridge, can use the time to take an enjoyable coastal walk or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Please note: the bridge is a 1km walk from the car park, on an uneven path, so walking all the way to the bridge may not be practical for everyon
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Giant's Causeway is the highlight of this trip for most! Built by the Irish giant Fionn and his Scottish rival Angus, it is a real masterpiece formed of perfectly shaped hexagonal columns. Your tour guide shall tell you more about the Causeway, and the legends of the area. - WE INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE CAUSEWAY VISITOR'S CENTER, OTHER COMPANIES DO NOT (value GBP 8)- We provide you with an admission ticket to the interpretative center, enhancing your experience at the Causeway! The path to the causeway stones starts behind the center, it is only 10 mins walk! For a small fare there is a mobility bus that can bring you all the way down the path to the Causeway, for those with walking difficulties.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
We arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world for a photo-stop, prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. Part of the Dunluce Castle fell into the sea in the 1600's, and some servants died in the tragedy. Since that time, it is believed to be haunted by the unfortunate servants. Take some impressive photos before we leave the coast and make our way to Belfast.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Europa Hotel
Arrive back in Belfast safe and well around 05:00pm in downtown Belfast, your thirst for knowledge quenched and of course you can now say to all your friends that the top attractions in Northern Ireland are now crossed off your list!

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • ONLY tour leaving Belfast to INCLUDE ENTRY FEE to Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please include your email address at the time of booking so you will receive an email confirming your booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Baby-seats and booster seats required and available. Please advise on booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 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

  • Josephine H
    28-Aug-2019

    A terrific day trip from Belfast, with the opportunity to visit many of Northern Ireland's highlights. Our guide Dermot was very knowledgeable and nice (though some chronic latecomers did try his considerable patience at times). Gives you a good amount of time at each of the major stops: the Dark Hedges, the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge (not for the faint of heart!), and the Giant's Causeway. An excellent value for the money!

  • katmck08
    22-Aug-2019

    The Giants Causeway is a cool natural feature but it is SO crowded. Don’t expect to get many pictures without hundreds of other tourists in the background. The Carrick-a-Rede bridge is also lovely but crowded, too. We didn’t see the Dark Hedges because a tractor tipped over and while everyone was OK, it was blocking the road l, so we just returned to Belfast. Neither Giants Causeway or the rope bridge are for the faint of heart. There is a lot of hilly walking (slippery and rocky in some areas), and you’re really bookin’ it to get to the attraction and back to the bus during your allotted time. My calves were sore the next day!

    Paddywagon was our tour operator, and they’re pretty disorganized. One bus was early from Dublin and could only take so many more from Belfast. He said the next driver would be there in five minutes but in a difference location around the corner, and he left. Our driver did arrive but 15 minutes late (about 20 minutes not 5 minutes later). The guide was nice and told great stories but when you’re on a 60+ passenger bus, and people are talking it’s hard to hear. I asked him to ask for quieter voices during his tales or important instructions but he never said anything. Also, free WiFi on board is advertised but that only applies to tours in the Republic of Ireland - not Northern Ireland - because of a network server law.

  • Barbara P
    03-Jul-2019

    This was a great tour however we did not go to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge as advertised. No explanation was offered

  • FOLUSO A
    12-Sep-2018

    Lovely experience. Our tour guide was really good and made the tour really interesting.

  • carol1269
    29-Nov-2017

    Amazing experience.

  • Lauren R
    16-Oct-2017

    I'm posting this a year late, but this was a great tour, great tour guide, enjoyable group together. A must see for Northern Ireland.

  • Louise B
    17-Jul-2017

    Our guide was hilarious and made the tour a very unique experience. He told us the stories and legends of the areas we were visiting and taught us about the history along the way. Everything was timed well and the start point was easy to find. The rope bridge is super cool!

  • John S
    09-Feb-2017

    This was a lovely day with a stops at interesting sights. The driver helped get lunch arranged which was very good.

  • Cheryl A
    20-Jan-2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Giants Causeway on Paddy Waggon Tours. The coastline is superb and breathtaking! Dermot our guide was friendly and accommodating.
    We did the swing bridge walk which was a little scary but worthwhile and there is a quaint cafe to visit at carreg a rede where we discovered the delicious Irish fridge cake called Fifteens
    Would highly recommend the day trip.

  • JANE P
    02-Sep-2016

    WOW WOW a total must do for everyone visiting Belfast. Superb driver named des ryan, who even entertained us all by playing the fiddle. Great commentary and safe driver. Giants causeway breath taking and the Rope Bridge a MUST . Only blip was pre ordered Beef Stew and Chicken goiujons from Fullerton Arms en route not great, other items on the menu seemed ok we chose wrong.DEFINITELY DO THIS TRIP along with hop on bus and Titanic experience

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