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Giant’s Causeway Tour – From Belfast

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Key Highlights

  • Book your seat on this tour at a great value low price and then choose which optional activities you wish to take part in on the day
  • Marvel at the incredible rock formation of the Giant’s Causeway
  • Walk on the swinging Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, spanning a deep chasm
  • Sample whiskey at Bushmills – the world’s oldest distillery
  • Tour is led by an expert guide and conducted in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    Check-in: 8:45am
    Tour start: 9:15am

    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

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy an awe-inspiring Northern Island tour and explore the beautiful coastline including a visit to the majestic Giant’s Causeway.

    Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sprawling lunar landscape is dotted with soaring cliffs, inaccessible bays, fishermen’s cottages and isolated ruins.

    This wonderful Giant's Causeway tour also includes a visit to the Dunluce Castle, the opportunity to cross the swinging Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and whiskey tasting at Bushmills; the world’s oldest distillery.

    Itinerary

    The tour begins from Belfast International Youth Hostel. You will travel by air-conditioned coach 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 to give you a taste of what is on offer on the day ahead.

    Enjoy the first main stop of the day, where the adventure enthusiast can make the 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 was a single hand rail and widely spaced slats which fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island.

    Then travel onward to the main highlight of the tour, the Giants Causeway, Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and 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).

    After you re-fuel at the Causeway, re-board your 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. You will have time here to browse in the extensive gift shop, or make a visit to the Bar to have a swift taste or two of the famous tipple (payable direct)!

    End this activity packed day with a visit to the ruins of the ancient Dunluce Castle. Admire the breathtaking scenery all around this ancient castle. The castle is one of the most extensive ruins of a medieval castle in Northern Ireland.

    You can then relax on the comfortable journey back to Belfast.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the Belfast International Youth Hostel where the tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Live commentary

    Exclusions

    • 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 & Additional info

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Just such a wonderful trip

      Patrick our driver/guide was truly amazing, such a font of knowledge, he made the whole day interesting, nothing was too much trouble for him. McComb's are a very professional...

      Ian Salt
    • Excellent tour, really enjoyed it

      Really enjoyed our tour to the Giants Causeway. our bus driver/tour guide Ray was very pleasant, good humoured, friendly and informative , when im going on a tour again in...

      Kevin Bourke
    • Unforgettably picturesque tour along the East coast of Northern Ireland

      I liked that the tour is not only to take you to the Giant's Causeway but it is much more. We stopped for a while at few other places of interest and the coast from Belfast to...

      Stanislava Laskarova
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