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Coastline Charms: Low Priced Value Tour of Giant’s Causeway from Belfast with Optional Add-Ons

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    Until 30 March 2020:
    Tour start time: 8:45am
    Check-in time:
    At 8:30am inside Belfast International Youth Hostel

    From 1 April 2020:
    Tour start time : 9:00am
    Check-in time: 
    McComb’s Tour Office (inside Belfast International Youth Hostel, 22 Donegall Road) at 8:30am
    Europa Hotel ( in the hotel lobby) at 8:40am

  • Duration
    10 hours approx.
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (13+)
  • Child (5-12)
  • Infant (0-4)

Key Highlights

  • Book your seat on this tour at a great value low price
  • Conveniently choose which optional activities you wish to take part in on the day
  • Marvel at the incredible rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway
  • Savour a thrilling walk across the swinging Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, spanning a deep chasm
  • Sample iconic Irish whiskeys at Bushmills – the world’s oldest distillery
  • Feast your eyes on the gorgeous Antrim Coast and the Glens of Antrim
  • Travel comfortably in an air conditioned coach with an expert guide

Overview

Enjoy an awe-inspiring Northern Island tour and explore the beautiful coastline including a visit to the majestic Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s also the perfect opportunity to add-on a range of stunning locations such as Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and a whiskey tasting at Bushmills.

The tour begins from Belfast International Youth Hostel where we will board an air-conditioned coach to travel along the famous Antrim Coast Road, with views across Scotland. Listen to an interesting live commentary as you marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Antrim Coast and the Glens of Antrim.

As you leave Belfast, there will be a short photo-stop at Carrickfergus Castle, the best preserved Norman castle in the area. Our first main stop of the day is a treat for adventure enthusiasts where you can savour an adrenaline-pumping trip across the swinging Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and back again (March - October only, weather permitting). The bridge spans a chasm some 30 metres deep and 20 metres wide. Earlier it consisted of just a single handrail and widely spaced slats which fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island.

Moving on, we will arrive at the main highlight of the tour, the Giants Causeway, Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, to view its incredible rock formations. Dotted around the coast, you will come across small sheltered harbors and slipways, fishermen’s cottages and rock formations. Spend some time climbing over the ancient stones, before making a retreat to one of the tempting cafes or restaurants at the Causeway for lunch (payable direct).

Having soaked up the beauty of this exquisite natural wonder, we will re-board our luxury coach to move on to the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery at Bushmills. Founded in 1608, it is the only Irish distillery using 100% malted barley in its whiskies, in a range which includes Bushmills Original, Black Bush and a range of malts, including the Bushmills 12-year old malt. Take a shot at browsing the extensive gift shop and make a highly-recommended visit to the Bar to have a swift taste or two of the famous tipple (payable direct)!

Our final destination for this activity packed day is a visit to one of the most extensive ruins of a medieval castle in Northern Ireland, Dunluce Castle. Admire the breathtaking scenery all around as you make a trip back in time to explore this gorgeous place before heading back home comfortably to Belfast in our AC coaches.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    10 hours approx.

  • Start time

    Until 30 March 2020:
    Tour start time: 8:45am
    Check-in time:
    At 8:30am inside Belfast International Youth Hostel

    From 1 April 2020:
    Tour start time : 9:00am
    Check-in time: 
    McComb’s Tour Office (inside Belfast International Youth Hostel, 22 Donegall Road) at 8:30am
    Europa Hotel ( in the hotel lobby) at 8:40am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from 22 Donegall Road, Belfast, BT12 5JN (Inside Belfast International Youth Hostel). It is located between City Hall and Queens University and just off Shaftesbury Square (bus route 8 or 9) in the city centre.

    Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time.

  • Ending Point

    Belfast International Youth Hostel

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • A National Trust fee for those who decide to cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (approx. £10.00)
  • Entrance to Dunluce Castle (entrance fee of £1.00 payable direct if you wish to visit the castle)
  • Whiskey sampling (payable on the day if you wish)

Please note

Entrance to Dunluce Castle is optional and not included in the price. £1 can be paid locally if you wish to enter the castle

A National Trust fee applies to those who decide to cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and gain admission to visitor centre, payable on coach (approx. £10.00)

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Angela Murphy, United Kingdom 05/24/2018
  • Stunning scenery along the Antrim coastline
    Irene Belton, United Kingdom 05/22/2018
  • fabulous tour
    Pornthip Laphromma, United Kingdom 05/16/2018

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