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Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Belfast

1. Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Belfast

On this full-day excursion to the Giant’s Causeway you’ll leave Belfast at 09:45 with your Irish guide and fellow travel partners for a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the northern coast of Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Take an exhilarating walk across the rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island for a real cliff-top experience. This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views of Rathlin and the Scottish islands. Consider crossing at your own risk for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the bridge. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the causeway was built buy the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool! A new and ultra-modern visitor center is now open and provides visitors with unique audio guides and earphones that relate the story of the rock formations in many different languages. You’re guaranteed 2 hours at the Giant's Causeway on this tour before returning to Belfast.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

2. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

Depart Belfast and journey by air-conditioned coach towards the basalt rocks of the Giant's Causeway. Stop to take photos of historic Dunluce Castle and then visit the Bushmills Distillery visitors center to learn more about the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. Hear the legend of the giant Finn MacCool at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway. Enjoy exclusive access to the Giant's Causeway visitors center and a guided walking tour of the site. Brave the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge that links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Stretch your legs in the beautiful village of Carnlough on the stunning Antrim Coast Road. End with a short stop at Carrickfergus Castle before arriving back in Belfast.

Belfast and Giant's Causeway: 2-Day Guided Tour

3. Belfast and Giant's Causeway: 2-Day Guided Tour

On this 2-day tour from Dublin you’ll travel to Northern Ireland, which has been experiencing a new dawn after the end of 30 years of political violence. You’ll explore downtown Belfast as well as the glorious glens of Antrim. With its breathtaking scenery, welcoming local residents, unspoiled landscapes, and living history, Northern Ireland is sure to please. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Dublin to Belfast At 09:00 you’ll depart Dublin, heading north for the 2-hour drive to Belfast on the new Peace Highway. Your first stop will be St. Peters Cathedral in Drogheda, where you’ll find the fully preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett! He was beheaded by the English in 1681 and his head now sits staring out from a glass box by the altar. Take a drive off the highway to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. You’ll see the 10th-century round tower and learn how residents of the time took refuge from the Vikings. See some of the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, carved by hand by monks in the 9th century. When you arrive in Belfast you’ll have 2 hours’ free time. You might consider an optional and highly recommended Black Taxi Tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads. Alternatively, you can use the free time for lunch and shopping in the city’s bustling downtown area. Depart the city center for a drive to the docks to visit Belfast's number 1 attraction: The Titanic Experience! Spend 2 hours on a tour of the all-new Titanic Belfast. You’ll follow the story from the ship’s conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Overnight in Belfast's historic downtown university quarter. Day 2: Belfast – Giant's Causeway – Dublin The tour departs Belfast on a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the north coast of Ulster. Your first stop will be the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Don’t miss the truly amazing views of Scotland! Walk along the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island. The rope bridge traverses a 30-meter-deep and 20-meter-wide chasm, and was erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views. Note that there is a fee payable to the National Trust for those wishing to cross the bridge. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th Wonder of The World, and once you’ve visited you’ll see why. The site features an estimated 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were formed during a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Visit the ultra-modern visitor center, which is included in the tour price. You’ll have an audio guide with earphones for your visit to the stones, and will hear the story of how the rocks were formed (available in many different languages) as you stand on them. After at least 2 hours exploring the Giant’s Causeway you’ll continue on to see the cliff-top ruins of Dunluce Caste, ancestral home of the MacDonnell Clan. On the return to Dublin you’ll have a short rest and relaxation stop with time for some refreshments. You’ll arrive back in Dublin with a wealth of songs, stories, and memories of Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway!

Giant's Causeway: Guided Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour

4. Giant's Causeway: Guided Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour

This tour reveals some of the unique history of Northern Ireland and includes the only available crossing of the iconic Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Meeting your guide on the mainland, you will walk along the cliff path and cross the spectacular bridge, waves crashing below you. You’re about to become one of the few people who have stepped beyond this bridge to the tiny island of Carrick-a-Rede. Built in 1755, the Bridge was a pathway to a fishing industry that sustained local families for centuries. It does hang 30 metres above the sea though, so cross it if you dare (yes it's safe). Once you conquer the rope bride you can visit an old fisherman's cottage and learn the identities and stories of the men who worked and lived there. With views of the Antrim shoreline and the bay below this is the Ireland some people only see photos of: the real Emerald Isle. You will also learn about the daily catch and how to tie fishing knots. If you're hungry after all that you can enjoy a hamper made up of local produce from an array of artisan producers including chocolatiers, brewers, distillers and a few tasty surprises.

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I'm over from England on my own so this trip was perfect for me to have a little bit of company. I met some lovely people on the coach and the experience from from the pick up until drop off was full of interesting facts and a huge helping of humour from our driver/tour guide Paul. He was amazing. The price was an absolute bargain, I planned to hire a car initally but I'm so pleased I didn't for this particular trip. Get booked up asap, you won't be disappointed. The causeway is an awesome sight, such beauty has no words. No wonder the Irish are so proud of their coastline. Amanda from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Fantastic trip, amazing tour guide and definitely worth the money! My only complaint is that the rope bridge is no longer open to large tour groups and we only found this out whilst on the way there.

Only one little thing endure guide tells everyone they can walk down then up to end then up the stairs to come out on top

Beautiful scenery, great guide, transport and driver. Very lucky with the weather. Really well organised.

Excellent day out. Beautiful views and the tour guide was full of knowledge.