Day Trips to Carrickfergus

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  • Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    1. Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you visit the avenue of trees known as the Dark Hedges, used as the King's Road location where Arya became friends with Gendry and Hot Pie. Continue to the ruins of Dunluce Castle, said to be the inspiration for Harrenhal. Next, make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway and explore the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns.  Next visit the Fullerton Arms, a Game of Thrones-themed pub and restaurant in Ballyintoy, lunch at your own expense. Then, go to the village of Cushendun to see the caves formed by over 400 million years of extreme weather conditions. During your tour, you will also stop at the Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and Larrybane Quarry. At the end of your tour, you will return to Belfast City Centre where you will be dropped off back at the meeting point.

    The tour was really nice and the tour guide is energetic and entertaining at the same time! Very recommended!

  • 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.

    Trip was efficiently organised, times quite clearly given at each stop. The driver, Stuart, was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. I really enjoyed the whole day

  • Belfast: Giant's Causeway and 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

    3. Belfast: Giant's Causeway and 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

    Travel the celebrated coastal road from Belfast to Giant's Causeway, one of the world's best drives. Pay a visit to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and learn about the myths and legends of the area on this full-day tour. Discover the city of Belfast itself on a hop-on hop-off bus tour for the next two days. Meet your guide on the first day, and set off on a coastal adventure. Visit the 12th-century Norman castle in Carrickfergus, admire Irish fishing villages, and stop for lunch in Ballycastle. Then, head to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and brave a crossing, if you like. Finally, journey to the otherworldly Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. Hear stories of feuding giants from your expert guide as you marvel at the beautiful basalt columns. Explore Belfast on your second and third days with a sightseeing bus tour. Choose from over 19 locations to hop on and hop off a...

    We had a fantastic day trip visiting the Giant's Causeway, which was spectacular. Our tour guide, Patrick, was brilliant - funny, informative & made the day so special taking us to some beautiful places! He knows his history & shared so many stories both old & new (including interesting facts about the Games of Thrones which, whether a fan or not, were fascinating) Myself & my husband loved this trip from start to finish - it was great value, well worth the money & a fantastic way to see some beautiful places of interest (including Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Carrickfergus Castle, the dark hedges & an amazing cavern & coastal areas. With the 2-day tour bus offer this really was fantastic value. Thanks Patrick for a memorable first visit to Belfast, we had a great time.

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What people are saying about Carrickfergus

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 555 reviews

The Tour Guide and Bus Driver was so friendly and very accomodating, got plenty of jokes too and are so knowledgeable of the history of the places we visited. They have stories of fantasy and folklore that is entertaing and inspiring to listen to.

A lot of bang for your buck! Very nice coach and was extremely coordinated with many well planned stops! Stuart our coachman/ travel guide was super informative and fun! Amazing experience and highly recommended!

It was an amazing experience. The staff was very friendly and organised. Lunch arranged was nice too. All the stops were nicely organised give some breaks in between. Highly recommend.

Very worth it. For the price, you got to enjoy the best of northern ireland. Very entertaining tour guides, stunning view.

Hope you all get a driver like Stuart,,,,, he is knowledgable and entertaining,,, great job Stuart