Giant’s Causeway Day Trip From Belfast

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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway and other top Northern Ireland attractions on this full-day tour from Belfast! Traveling by luxury coach, youll stop to see Carrickfergus Castle, the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Old Bushmills Distillery before arriving at Giants Causeway. Climb the site's famous stones with your expert guide and then return to Belfast.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Leave central Belfast in the morning and head to the first stop is Carrickfergus Castle -- a striking Norman castle thats said to be one of the best preserved in Northern Ireland. Enjoy a photo stop here, and hear from your guide how it was built in the 12th century to guard the approach to Belfast Lough.

Head northeast along the Antrim Coast by luxury coach. To the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, an exhilarating crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. Feeling brave? Take a walk across it (own expense) and try hard not to look down at the 100-foot (30-meter) drop! If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on dry land, your guide will point you in the right direction for a bracing walk along the magnificent headland.

Hop back on board your bus and continue to the Old Bushmills Distillery, where the famous Bushmills Irish whiskey is produced. After lunch in the distillerys bar (own expense), browse tempting wares in the gift shop and then head off to see the incredible Giants Causeway!

As Northern Irelands first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giants Causeway is sure to impress! The fascinating natural wonder consists of hexagonal rock columns that somehow fit together like a baffling puzzle. Climb the ancient stones that line the coastline, and hear the myths surrounding their appearance from a professional National Trust guide. A popular tale is that the rocks were created as giant stepping stones for the fabled Irish giant Finn Mac Cool, so that he could cross the sea to Scotland.

After enjoying Giants Causeway, board your coach and travel south, stopping to admire the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle, a once-important medieval stronghold. After a short walk around, return to central Belfast where your tour ends.

Inclusions for Giant’s Causeway Day Trip From Belfast

  • Hotel pickup (selected city centre hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide

Exclusions for Giant’s Causeway Day Trip From Belfast

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance fees (Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge & Giant's Causeway Visitor Center)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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381 reviews by the users

  • Quite a long day on tight winding roads, only a quick stop at Carrickfergus castle, no time to go in. Lunch at the Fullerton arms in Ballintoy was very good. There is a 15 minute walk from the coach park to both the Giants causeway and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, although the giants causeway has a shuttle bus if required.

  • 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.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • Excellent tour really good day out.

  • Excellent! Very friendly driver...

  • The positive things about this trip were the driver/guide - a very entertaining fellow. He told stories, jokes and shared a lot of history and personal anecdotes along the way the beautiful scenery and the fact that you don't have to drive those winding roads yourself. When you arrive you get a guided walk to the Causeway to learn a bit about how they formed. Very interesting. Then when you get to the Causeway you are left to experience and explore on your own for a while. The lunch stop was very nice. It is a fixed menu and you get several dishes from which to choose. The food was good. The negative aspects of the trip, this was a large bus, which puts you up high to see the sites, but our tour was also full to capacity and a bit uncomfortable. We had a couple of families with small children on our tour, which I would not recommend. The kids all got motion sick due to the nature of the curvy and winding roads and we ended up finding a place to drop the families off to leave the tour. The stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge ended up being a bust because it was closed due to strong winds. But I guess that could happen any time. Just be prepared for that possibility. Those who paid to walk across did receive a refund.

  • 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

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