• Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Discover the magic of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway on a full-day trip from Belfast. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through Northern Ireland’s spectacular countryside, and visit attractions like Carrickfergus Castle and the Old Bushmills distillery. Summon your courage to cross the nail-biting Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Then arrive at the Giant’s Causeway to climb the fascinating stones and admire the scenic splendor of the surroundings.

Highlights

  • 8-hour tour to Giant’s Causeway from Belfast
  • See Carrickfergus Castle, a Norman fortress
  • Stop at the Old Bushmills Distillery, where one of the Ireland’s famous whiskies is produced
  • Climb the stones at Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cross the 65-foot-long (20-meter-long) Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Admire the ruins of Dunluce Castle on your way back to Belfast
  • Hear about the history of the area as you go

What You Can Expect

Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Belfast

Giant's Causeway

Emerge early and depart from central Belfast in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway. Stop first at Carrickfergus Castle, an impressive Norman fortress considered one of Northern Ireland’s best preserved. Hear of the structure’s intriguing history before travelling along the scenic Antrim Coast to the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. 

On arrival, conquer your fears and walk tentatively across the rickety bridge suspended 100 feet (30 meters) above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean (own expense). If you’d prefer to keep your adrenaline levels stable, opt for a bracing walk along the coast instead. 

Continue onto the Old Bushmills Distillery, home to one of Ireland’s favorite brands of the amber nectar. Revitalize with lunch at the distilleries bar (own expense), and purchase special whiskey-related souvenirs from the gift shop (own expense). 

Then, begin the journey to your final stop, the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Listen to legends surrounding the formation of the mystifying natural wonder that consists of hexagonal rock columns that fit together like a puzzle. Climb the coastal stones, listen to intriguing myths, and feel the invigorating ocean breeze as you spend some leisurely time at the natural landmark.  

Relax during the scenic journey back to Belfast, which passes the medieval Dunluce Castle, and bid your guide farewell in central Belfast.

Customer Reviews

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

himynameisjen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I loved this tour. Northern Ireland is so beautiful that just driving around on the bus would have made for a memorable day but everywhere we stopped took my breath away and I was able to text pictures home that made all of my friends envious.

Trevor R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Susan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our driver, Ray, was terrific and loves to share information about events and locations along the way which made our experience that much more enjoyable!

Colby L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Andy was an amazing tour guide! Such a wonderful tour and highly recommended. One of the most memorable things we did on our trip!

Becky United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Other than the rain we encountered which is to be expected, this tour was perfect. The Northern Coast is beautiful. You see some Game of Thrones filming locations and walk the rope bridge which is super fun. You view seven coastal towns along the glens. Giant's Causeway is a great stop. If you do the walking tour it will greatly limit the time you have at the actual site.

lisa c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour really good day out.

Kezia Eka Sari D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent! Very friendly driver...

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour, tour guide chatted all day and was very amusing. Giant Causeway tour guide excellent too.
We had an extra stop because traffic allowed this and this stop was interesting for Game of Thrones fans and a much better use of time than waiting for our bridge entry time slot. We were picked up from our hotel and the bus very comfortable, so hassle free.
Lunch in the pub was lovely too, all in all a great day out!! Slainte

Cath R United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent day -would highly recommend. First stop was Carrickfergus to take photos of the castle and William of Orange. Next was Carrick a rede for a walk across the rope bridge for those who dared! Onto a local pub for a delicious bar meal followed by a stop at the Bushmills whiskey distillery with optional tasting. Finally we arrived at the giants causeway-well worth the wait. Our driver/tour guide Patrick-who else would it be in Ireland: totally made the day. He was very informative all the way there and back and when he didn't have any information for us he filled the time with rubbish jokes -hilarious.

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