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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.
Very comprehensive tour. The narrator was well versed in the history of the north of Ireland. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Money well spent. Driver/Guide delivered an informative guide en-route to all of the sites throughout the tour. The unique geological formations formed from the aftermath of both the volcano and ice age environmental conditions, left a fantastic land feature. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Had a really great time at the Giant's Causeway. Beautiful place.
I would have liked to have seen a little more of the north coast of Northern Ireland, in addition to the Giant's Causeway. But given the travel time involved, it looks like it would have been impossible. The driver was knowledgeable and personable, knew the territory, and in general this was a worthwhile trip.
Saw some amazing scenery, the guide/driver was lovely.
There wasn't enough time at the rope bridge. As a tourist attraction I expected there to be a line, but 40 minutes wait to cross, when we only had an hour and 15 minutes to cross and come back was a little much. Perhaps a smaller bus tour would've been nicer than a 30 seat... But it was still fun.
More time at the giants causeway would've been nice. There was no opportunity to walk around the cliffs or see any of the extended coast.
Overall I enjoyed the tour, and I am happy I made the choice to see it.
Having 'phoned as instructed, we were told the coach would pick us up at 9.00. At 9.45, the hotel 'phoned for us and at 10.00 the coach came. Sadly it was a very misty morning so we couldn't see much of the beautiful Antrim coastal drive. We stopped at two castles for 'photographs. One was a ruin but the other looked worth a visit. The food and drink at the Bushmills Distillery were grossly overpriced as were the souvenirs. The town of Bushmill looked very pleasant with numerous eateries but we were too far away to avail ourselves of them. The Rope Bridge was awesome - luckily I am a member of the National Trust so didn't have to pay the £5.50 entry fee. Giant's Causeway was busy but the audio guide was fun. Once again I didn't have to pay the entry fee (£8.50). My friend didn't want to do the Rope Bridge and isn't a National Trust member but because she came on the coach she paid a reduced (Green) entry fee. We rushed straight home via the motorway which was a shame as the mist had burnt off by lunchtime and we could have enjoyed the coastal ride instead of the motorway. It is a pity that, having heard the weather forecast, the coach firm didn't reverse the order of the day so we wouldn't all have felt cheated out of part of the trip. Having said that, it was along day but I think good value for money. I would certainly recommend it.
A really scenic trip. The Antrim Coast line is truly lovely and the day was enjoyed. I would recommend this trip.
I'm not the type who is enjoying guided bus tours so much, but it's the only possibilty, if you want to see the Antrim Coast without having your own car.
The us driver was very friendly and gave us plenty of time at every stop to see and enjoy the nature. Sometimes it was kind of hard to understand him, but that's probably just my feeling.
He also offered us a combo ticket - Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge + Giant's Causeway for 10GBP.
One star less, because the bus was just too fully packed. No empty seat. Didn't like that.
The tour started late for an hour or so and its arrangements were not carefully designed. We were taken to the Bushmills simply for lunch at the mid of the day when weather forecast shows that there will be rains later that evening.
Basically we are shopping and eating indoor while the sky was clear and asked to visit the rope bridge when the rain starts pouring.