Shore Excursion: Giants Causeway Tour From Belfast Port

Overview

Realizing time is limited and the importance of arriving back to Belfast port on time for departure, smaller Buses (max 35 passengers) are used which makes the tour more personal and easily managed. This allows time to see Belfast City along with Giants Causeway.

Highlights

  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Small-group tour

Details about this tour

You will be picked up at the port when your ship arrives before starting your tour which includes a city tour to see the wall murals, Peace Walls, Falls Road, Shankill Road,The Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.You will be back at Belfast port between 5pm and 5.15pm.

Times are adjusted to suit the ships arrival and your bus will be waiting at the port. It is important you leave the ship as soon as it docks. Your experienced driver/guides will advise you every step of the way.

Depart from Belfast port and travel inland straight to the Giants Causeway where you will spend 1 hour 15 mins at the stones/visitor centre.Then make a photo stop at Dunluce castle before making the short journey to Carrick-a- Rede rope bridge where you will spend 1 hour 15 mins at the bridge.

After leaving the Rope Bridge travel along the Coast road, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the way there will be a stop for a lunch break (own expense) in Ballycastle where you spend 1 hour in this quaint little town.
After lunch make the journey back to Belfast along the Coastal route for your city tour before returning to Belfast port in time for your ships departure.

Inclusions

  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Free access to the Giants Causeway

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Due to uneven surfaces, crossing the Rope Bridge is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

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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

  • annmabin
    09-Sep-2019

    We were lucky to have an absolutely beautiful day in August for our tour. Stephen was entertaining and informative. We saw such amazing, beautiful sights! Loved that entrance fees were included, only extras were to cross rope bridge and for a guided walk at Giants Causeway. This was perfect, since everyone did not want to do these things. So much better than the ship tour - and a fraction of the price!

  • Cydney
    05-Sep-2019

    Excellent tour! We were picked up right from the port by our wonderful driver and guide. The bridge was a small extra fee (so bring cash) - but well worth it. The time at each stop was exactly right - we really enjoyed seeing Belfast and learning about Northern Ireland.

  • Teresa D
    02-Sep-2019

    Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable, and made our tour very enjoyable.Once again impressed with Viator's tour guides. the only thing is our ship arrived an hour earlier than the original itinerary and Viator was informed of this and it states they will monitor the ships arrival. We and others were waiting outside for a full hour before the buses arrived.
    The rest of the day was wonderful with plenty of stops

  • ken.gough
    02-Sep-2019

    What a great itinerary with an excellent guide Martin, who was very informative with a sense of humour. Finished off with a coastal drive and a tour around Belfast. Highly recommend.

  • BB
    21-Aug-2019

    From the pick up at the cruise terminal until the end of the day the excursion was great. Our guide Mark was entertaining and very informative. We got to see so much with the full day of travel. Good driver and the extra guide at the Giants Causeway was really engaging. You really should book this trip.

  • csather
    12-Aug-2019

    - Prebooked this excellent tour for family of 4 including kids of 11 and 7, and easily found Odyssey upon disembarking our Princess cruise ship.
    - Guide Martin was incredible. His goal is to give guests a complete overview of Northern Ireland and I think he did a great job. He speaks frankly about politics, Brexit, etc. Driving through the 'peace walls' in Belfast with Martin's introduction was great. I learned so much.
    - Bus was comfortable, we had about 30 people in a bus with capacity for about 50.
    - Schedule was tight. At Giant's Causeway we utilized the guide recommended by Martin. She stopped frequently and gave a lot of information on the way down the hill, so we only had about 15 min down on the rocks before needing to walk back up to the get back on the bus on time. Not a big deal but be aware that if the Causeway is the only thing you want to see, this might not be the tour for you.

    Thanks Martin and Odyssey!

  • Rachelle F
    12-Aug-2019

    This excursion was fantastic, the price was right, and have no hesitation recommending it. They were organized and ready with the bus right outside port. Our tour guide Linda was informative, and kept us all on schedule, allowing us to see everything the tour offered. Linda announced at the start of the trip the additional fee for crossing the rope bridge, and a tour at the Giants Causeway, and collected that money on the ride. Be sure to have Pounds available if you choose do these activities, so you can participate in them right when you get off the bus.
    The amount of time at each stop was right in the ballpark of what was needed at each location. Be aware that to enjoy this excursion, there is a lot of walking at both an incline/decline, and steps. Recommend wearing shoes that offer some support and grip. The Giants Causeway does have a shuttle bus for a small fee, which will bring you down to the site, and back up again. Be aware there was a long line of people waiting to get back to the top, so plan you timing accordingly.
    Shout out to our great driver Bobby as well, he did an excellent job driving us around!
    Overall, without a doubt, I would do this excursion again. One of my favorite days off the cruise ship!

  • Corinne O
    08-Aug-2019

    From the start to finish this excursion was top notch. Thank you Odyssey Tours for our day with Martin. Pick up from our Celebrity cruise ship was on time. Let me also say after thorough searching for The Giant Causeway excursion this one had so much more to offer. It included the rope bridge, Carrick, Dunluce Castle, stops along the way and a inner city tour of Catholic and Protestant divided neighborhoods. I don’t think Martin stopped speaking the entire 9 hours of the tour. His knowledge was astounding. He also made arrangements for us to have a guide once we arrived at the Giant Causeway. For a little extra cost it was well worth it. Sharon, our guide, was high energy, fun and was only to eager to share her knowledge. She was such a warm personal person I had to hug her goodbye when we left. I know I left out some info, but I know for a fact this excursion was the best bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed. We plan on returning with our other adult children and without a doubt will go Odyssey Tours again.

  • m&t
    05-Aug-2019

    We were picked up on time from the ship by none other than Jim, the company owner. We drove around some beautiful scenic lands and got to the giants causeway for a fantastic walk to and thru the incredible formations. After that we went to the Bushmills distillery for a real nice tasting. On the trip back to the ship, Jim gave us a tour of Belfast with its history of “the troubles”. He live thru it and made the “troubles” real and personal.,, thank you Jim.

  • Mary G
    05-Aug-2019

    Despite the late start due to inconsiderate late/no shows, we had a wonderful day on this comfortable small coach. Our driver was flexible, got us to the Giant’s Causeway before the crowds, recommended a great pub for lunch, added a stop at Bushmills, and gave us a revealing tour of Belfast and the history of the Troubles.

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