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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.

Highlights

  • 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

XIAORAN F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Mark was very friendly and introduced the attractions in detail. I will definitely recommend this day trip to my friends

MGB

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Brilliant tour from start to finish! Our driver/guide Alan was lovely.

JoAnn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was an amazing trip. The scenery was spectacular throughout the whole trip. The coach was comfortable and our driver was the best! We not only learned a lot about the areas we were driving through but also the stops from the driver. He was so friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

Andrea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Amazing! Its the best we've seen, this was one of our favorite tours. The guide was very friendly and nice.

Paulina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour was great. The coach was warm and comfortable. The driver Darren? was fantastic, funny and knowledgeable, and he definitely deserves a pay rise.
I think that the tour would benefit from an earlier start during winter months in order to make the most of sunlight. Would have been good to be able to do the tour at the distillery in my opinion. A note to vegetarians: although the lunch menu is limited at Bushmills, they do have a vegetarian option!
Overall a superb tour and I would recommend it to anyone who visits Belfast. Thanks guys.

Sloan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This trip was a bucket list item and it was everything I hoped for. Troy our tour guide was AMAZING. Thanks for helping me check it off my bucket list.

N S R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was an excellent trip considering the distance covered and places visited in a short winter day. Excellent value for the price we paid.

ylm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We got rained on, but the tour was very nice especially for this great price! We were shuttled to our meeting point by another driver, Derek, who does the Game of Thrones tour and was funny and very nice. We actually ran into him multiple times through the day at our stops, so the two tours cross paths often. Seems like a cool guy to take a tour with. Our tour guide was Allen, who was loaded with bad jokes, in the best way. He was very informative but kept us moving, and was a great guide. We enjoyed the distillery stop, but wish we had had time for a tour. Giant's Causeway was absolutely beautiful even in the increasing rain. We escaped the rain a bit early and stopped in at the Causeway Hotel for drinks, which has a nice calm atmosphere. An awesome trip for all of us!

Abigail T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a fantastic day and our driver was brilliant, he had so much knowledge about Northern Ireland and really made the trip. Definitely worth the visit.

Linda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good value. The costing includes the entry fees. Hotel pick up is good. Plenty of time to walk and explore the Giant's Causeway. good tour bus driver works as tour guide. must go when visit Ireland.

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