Northern Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour In Northern Ireland - Belfast

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Belfast, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is available from all Belfast and Derry/Londonderry Hotels, Guesthouses, Bed & Breakfast, AirBnB, Holiday Parks, ports and airports. An additional .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This is a full-day guided tour taking in the highlights of Belfast, the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route, the Giants causeway and Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, with a few surprise destinations off the beaten track. This tour is aimed at the visitor who has limited time to spare on their trip to Northern Ireland. This tour will give you a great taste of the variety offered by the city, the coastline, the culture and heritage on a day-long tour from Belfast.


Small-group tour

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Stop At: Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Take a tour of the highlights of Belfast including its majestic City Hall, the grandeur of the Stormont Estate, the University Quarter and the wonderful maritime history of the Titanic Quarter.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Carrickfergus castle, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

One of the oldest and largest intact Norman Castles in Ireland, it has sat on the shores of Belfast Lough since 1177. Stop to take photos of this majestic building

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Get up close with one of the few remaining Irish castles still lived in by the same family for hundreds of years. Sadly, as it is a private home, we cannot visit, but our tour will uniquely take you to an amazing vantage point above Glenarm to view this Gothic masterpiece in all its glory.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Carnlough Library, Carnlough, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

A stopover in Carnlough will reward you with views of its beautiful limestone harbour, its railway bridges, the hotel once owned by the Churchill family and of course your first Game of Thrones location of the tour.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Travel through the Queen of the Nine Glens of Antrim - an inspiration for Narnia in the CS Lewis novels - and home to the tumbling waterfalls and ancient woodlands of Glenariff Forest Park.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cushendall Local Information Office, Cushendall, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Before we visit Cushendall we take a stop at Agnew's Field and marvel at the sheer scale of Glenariff Glen and the ruins of the ancient Redbay Castle. The village itself has at its heart the 'Curfew Tower' and the magnificent murals celebrating the Irish game of Hurling.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Cushendun Village, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

This pretty seaside village is a conservation area in the ownership of the National Trust. Admire its half-slated homes in the Scottish style and the sculpture of Johann the goat and the story of his tragic end.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Torr Head, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Torr Head Scenic Route curves its way across the high cliffs of the Antrim Coast, with amazing sea views and the Scottish coast just 12 miles distant. Admire deep green inlets and otherworldly rock formations before reaching the astonishing Murlough Bay.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Murlough Bay and Fair Head, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

This amazing bay is accessed by a narrow road that winds its way from the limestone cliffs that feature as the Stormlands in Game of Thrones, to the rocky shoreline with its limestone and basalt rock features, battered year-round by North Atlantic Ocean.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ballycastle Harbour, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

We will stop at this celebrated seaside resort for lunch (depending on season) at the award-winning Marconi Bar and Bistro with its famous seafood dishes - Ballycastle being the first place to send and receive wireless radio signals by Marconi's team - then head along the coast to Kinbane.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kinbane Castle, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The ruins of Kinbane Castle sit on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, overlooking the churning waters of the Straits of Moyle, Rathlin Island and the Scottish Islands. Marvel at the tumbling waterfall and the sea caves far below the coastal path.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

View the Rope Bridge from above from Portareevy Lookout Point and enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline and views across to Scotland.

Stop At: Giant's causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Giant's causeway is the most visited natural attraction in Ireland and is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. With its astonishing collection of over 40,000 basalt columns, it is one of the must-see natural wonders on this spectacular coastline.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunluce castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Nearly 250 years in construction, the clifftop location of Dunluce castle has attracted artists and photographers for years. One of the most impressive castle ruins in Ireland, this stop will appeal to your inner artist.

Duration: 15 minutes


Hotel pickup and drop-off in Northern Ireland

Bottled water

Light refreshments

Driver guide dependent on booking

Live commentary on board

Local professional guide

Professional photographer guide

Transport by air-conditioned Private Vehicle

Entry/Admission - Carrickfergus Castle

Entry/Admission - Glenarm Castle

Entry/Admission - Glenariff Forest Park

Entry/Admission - Torr Head

Entry/Admission - Murlough Bay and Fair Head

Entry/Admission - Kinbane Castle

Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway

Entry/Admission - Dunluce Castle


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks

Tips and Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup from Dublin (available at extra cost)

Entry/Admission - Ballycastle Harbour

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 3 people per booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

All of our experiences are private, either by luxury car or by luxury minivan. Most of your experience will take place in the outdoors, well off the beaten path and away from crowds, with the exception of some high volume areas like the Giant's Causeway, where safety measures are also in place.

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  • 20-Oct-2022

    We had an amazing day with a wonderful guide who tailored the day to our interests. We highly recommend this tour.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    The coastal experiences, laughing with my son, and fantastic history! Fergal made this trip memorable and we would absolutely do it again!

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Anyone traveling with kids knows how difficult it can be, but Fergal made it so easy! He picked up my son and I from Belfast and took us all around Northern Ireland to places we would have never known about otherwise! He was able to engage my moody pre-teen and even make him laugh!! I could not have asked for a better day and would 100% take this trip with him again!

  • 04-Oct-2022

    We loved every part of the trip but probably the beautiful waterfalls in Glenariff Forest Park stands out. We have gone on many trips and Fergal is one of the best guides we have had. We strongly recommend Fergal and his Northern Highlights Tour . It was the highlight of our Ireland trip.

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Feral was an amazing guide. He picked us up promptly from our Belfast hotel and from there on, he made sure the day suited us in every way. We saw so much of the beautiful north coast. He had great picture opportunities for us. Water and candy bar in case we got peckish! All in all a 10 * day

  • 23-Sep-2022

    The trip we did with Fergal was amazing. He was so accommodating to cust9omise it as we were doing another tour the next day with some cross over spots. We never could have covered all those sites . Ten out of Ten ! Highly recommend if you are in Belfast

  • 22-Sep-2022

    Fergal was a fantastic guide full of knowledge. The itinerary was packed full and there were so many beautiful sites. We could not have asked for a better day. We took some incredible photos, but unfortunately the site is not letting me upload them.

  • 22-Sep-2022

    Fergal arrived at our hotel promptly and in an immaculate car. Within minutes it was as if he was an old friend showing us the sights. After chatting about our likes he mapped out the most wonderful day for us, including a scenic picnic seaside. He was so incredibly knowledgeable and provided us with lots of history and information, and he took us off the beaten path, which is just what we wanted! At the end of the day we had a lovely dinner together and parted as friends. This tour was worth every penny and then some! Thank you, Fergal for giving us the perfect and memorable day. Til we meet again my friend, stay out of the mizzle and save some blackberries for us! 😁❤️

  • 21-Sep-2022

    An absolutely amazing day full of some of the most beautiful sights as well as information about each stop. Fergal has impeccable timing when it comes to getting to the more touristy spots at just the right time and even offers suggestions on getting great pictures even when there is a bit of a crowd. 100/10 would do this again!

  • 09-Sep-2022

    The trip we did with Fergal was one of our favorite activities during our three weeks stay in Ireland. He gave us a little tour of Belfast then headed out into the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland. Fergal's love and knowledge of this area is vast, and he shares it in such a way as you can't help but fall in love with it too. We highly recommend this trip.

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