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  • Location:Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Belfast

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway and other top Northern Ireland attractions on this full-day tour from Belfast! Traveling by luxury coach, you’ll stop to see Carrickfergus Castle, the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Old Bushmills Distillery before arriving at Giant’s Causeway. Climb the site's famous stones with your expert guide and then return to Belfast.


  • Full-day tour from Belfast to Giant’s Causeway with an expert local guide
  • Stop at the Old Bushmills Distillery, for lunch, where one of the country’s famous whiskey brands is produced
  • Visit the Old Bushmills Distillery where one of the country’s famous whiskey brands is produced
  • Climb the stones at Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hear tales of the myths surrounding the rock formations from your guide
  • Admire the ruins of Dunluce Castle on your way back to Belfast

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What You Can Expect

Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Belfast

Giant's Causeway

Leave central Belfast in the morning and head to the first stop is Carrickfergus Castle -- a striking Norman castle that’s 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.

Hop back on board your bus and continue to the Old Bushmills Distillery, where the famous Bushmills Irish whiskey is produced. After lunch in the distillery’s bar (own expense), browse tempting wares in the gift shop and then head off to see the incredible Giant’s Causeway!

As Northern Ireland’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s 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 Giant’s 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This trip was great value for money. We were very impressed with the driver/guide Ray. Superb sightseeing!! Would recommend to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip along the Antrim coastline to the Giants Causeway. The coach company was efficient and the driver humorous and very knowkedgable. Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Giant Causeway is amazing with giant paving stones formed after a volcano eruption 50 million years ago placed for you to cross like stepping stones. There are hexagonical tubes rising up some 12 meters some like giant organs and at each turn there is a different breathtaking view. You could easily believe that big giants had placed them there neatly on top of each other. Do not miss this experience but get there early as there is a lot of walking and viewing to be done and you can rest awhile on these stones and take in the views.
I Highly Recommend this as 5 star

Rope Bridge was very little swaying not enough for a blood rush. I have been on far better for excitement. I would not rate this more than 3 star.

Bushmills was OK men would like it more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Thank you to Alan for a great tour from Belfast up through the Antrim Glens to Giant's Causeway. This may well be my father's last trip Ireland, his place of birth. He had never been north, being drawn to the more southern counties due to his birth place, but he was completely in awe of the beauty of the glens and countryside in general. I had requested Viator to give us a front seat and that was warmly granted. Very good jokes, Alan : Thank you again, the tour would be highly recommended by my father and me. Colleen, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour, beautiful scenery, knowledgeable guide. Could not have asked for more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A very enjoyable day. Bus driver Ray was full of information and very entertaining. Would recommend this tour and the company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic Day. Non stop, with out feeling rushed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great time at causeway. Not only causeway, but even the stops were very scenic. Bushmill Wishkey Distillery was excellent. Wish we had more time there.

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