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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 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.

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!

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is an amazing trip none stop beauty! Brilliant, well worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The view, the tour guide, All perfect! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

mark sparky was a first class guide and driver great day out

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a must see in Northern Ireland. Our guide was super knowledgeable and packed a lot into the trip without it seeming rushed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Patrick was the best! Gave great commentary and history on the drive to our various destinations and was extremely courteous. Loved seeing all the sites that we did and thought everything was perfectly paced!

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