- 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
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.
This is a trip well worth considering when in Belfast. It is a full day and takes in so many attractions. You are picked up from your hotel door and taken to a central point to join a luxury coach when the day begins. Darren was the driver for the day who had a very dry sense of humour and made the entire day so informative. He commentates throughout the tour and is a wealth of knowledge. The highlights of the day are the trip to the Bushmill's Distillery. You do not have time for the tour but you stop there for lunch. The food is superb and plentiful. You can try the whiskeys through the cafe and bar and the new Bushmill's Honey is worth a try. You pay extra to go on the rope bridge and later to enter the Giants Causeway but the driver sells discounted tickets (£10) You must go on the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. It is not as scary as you may think. Though high and windy, the rope is very secure and you have confidence in the bridge. The guides from the National Trust are also very helpful. It helps if you bend your knees when crossing to stop them knocking! Then onto Giant's Causeway which is the highlight of the day. You spend two hours there so plenty of time to explore. Fascinating to see how nature has created these structures. You can climb on them so I strongly recommend a sturdy footwear. There is time for a coffee before setting for home. Pick up at 9.15 a.m. and we were dropped off at 6.30 p.m. I would highly recommend this trip as it is not only a superb day but also value for money as the price is so reasonable.
I loved the trip and would highly recommend it to anyone with a day to spend exploring the northern coast. Our guide/driver, Davie, was very informative and had a good sense of humour. I was fortunate to be on a smaller bus (16 people) instead of a large coach (50 people) which made getting off and on at the various stops more efficient. I think this was just luck though, as the same tour company had our mini-bus and 4 large coaches making the tour that day. Luckily the rain held off until the end of the day which made the hike across the rope bridge and the hike at Giant's Causeway all that much better. Those 2 stops both have an additional entrance fee, but the tour company offers a discount if you buy a combination entrance ticket through them on the bus at the start of the trip. Both stops are a part of the National Trust so if you are a member you shouldn't need to pay anything extra.