Discover the breath-taking beauty of the Northern Ireland Antrim Coast in a day with our Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast. Departing Belfast City at 9am, passengers on this day tour travel in a luxury air conditioned vehicle to County Antrim. Visitors will discover and see first hand the natural wonders and stunning scenery that the Northern Irish Antrim Coast is world famous for.
Travelling through stunning countryside, small towns and villages, steeped in medieval myths and legends the Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast stops at numerous famous ancient local attractions and locations. These stops include: Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy Harbour, Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Old Bushmills Distillery and lastly The Dark Hedges. Following this, if time permits the Causeway Tour departs back to Belfast taking the Causeway Coastal Route towards Carrickfergus Castle. If time is limited the tour will take the shortest route possible back to Belfast, by motorway and not the coastal route.
Our Giants Causeway Tours are the pinnacle day tour when visiting the North of Ireland, and a trip with wow factor that visitors are guaranteed to remember. Although this packed day tour will stop at many stunning scenic locations and attractions, the Giant’s Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 8th Wonder of the World, is the most famous stop of all. Famous for its folklore tales involving the Irish Giant, Finn McCool and large basalt columns of hexagonal stones that step gently into the sea, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the most amazing places on earth. Other famous places this day tour will visit include the Dark Hedges (King’s Road) and Ballintoy Harbour (Iron Islands), both famous from their appearances in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Passengers on this Giant’s Causeway Tour will never be bored, with lots to see and with endless photo opportunities this trip will make your Ireland visit extra special.
Jurys Hotel, Street Victoria Street, Belfast
Or at your hotel, cruise ship or another location in Belfast
Departs 9:00am, Returns 4:00pm
Suspended almost 100 ft (30m) above sea level, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge on the Causeway Coast was first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755. Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building – a fisherman’s cottage) is the final destination.
*Additional Admission Fee: £6 Per Person
Ballintoy Harbour is a small fishing harbour at the end of a very small, steep road, which passes the entrance to Larrybane and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The harbour was used as the scene of The Iron Islands in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Follow in the footsteps of giants and legends, and hear the marvellous tale of Finn McCool. Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site, the ancient causeway was formed 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions. The iconic, basalt columns, along with the coastal views, will mesmerise and inspire.
Game of Thrones fans will recognise this medieval 16th century castle as the House of Greyjoy. The castle has its own ‘real life’ drama, including the legend of a banshee and how the kitchen (including the kitchen staff) fell into the sea on a dark and stormy evening.
*Additional Admission Fee:
Adults £5.50 Children £3.50
This is Ireland’s oldest working distillery and home, of course, to the famous Bushmills Irish Whiskey brand. Their original permission to distil whiskey was signed by King James I in 1609. They have been distilling on this site ever since.
*Additional Admission Fee:
Adults £9 Children £5
The Dark Hedges is one of the most iconic scenes in Game of Thrones. You will instantly recognise it as ‘The Kings Road’. This unique avenue of Beech trees was originally planted to serve as an impressive entrance to the Georgian Mansion, Gracehill House.
The Causeway Tour cost is from £300 for 1 – 4 guests, increasing thereafter by £50 per person. All group sizes are catered for.
This price excludes the entrance fee to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre as well as all other associated entrance fees to Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
For peace of mind, you can request an invoice to pay in advance. Alternatively you can also pay a deposit online to reserve the tour and then pay the remainder with cash on the day of your tour. The choice is yours.
The Giant’s Causeway Tour typically lasts 7 hours. It is best if you have plenty of time but we understand that some of our guests are restricted by cruise ship times. Please inform us of your needs at the time of booking so we can design the tour around your specific schedule.
Yes, wheelchair friendly vehicles are available. If you have any disabled needs, please make us aware at the time of booking so the appropriate vehicles can be provided.
Our tour typically departs from Jurys Hotel, Street Victoria Street, Belfast. However, we can also collect you and drop you off at your hotel, cruise ship or at various locations in Belfast. Please inform us of your preference at the time of booking.
* Additional fees do exist for locations outside of Belfast City Centre.
This tour visits our most famous and popular locations on the Causeway Coast, namely:
Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge
The Dark Hedges
Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
The driving distance from Belfast to Giant’s Causeway is 62 miles via the inland route. If taking the coast road the distance is 82 miles.
Either way the drive is beautiful, with extensive lush green farmland and countryside as far as the eye can see. The coastal route is particularly beautiful, featuring magnificent scenery, that is rated some of the best in the world.
Anyone can visit the Giant’s Causeway without paying. Access to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre however is paid for except to National Trust Members who get in for free.
Visitors who pay to access the Visitor Centre can avail of on-site parking, entry to the exhibition, cafe and shop access, an audio guide and if desired a guided walk.
To find out information about admission prices please visit the Giant’s Causeway Tickets website.
The Giant’s Causeway is spectacular and is considered one of the world’s natural wonders. Formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago the Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Nature Reserve.
Breath-taking scenery and myths and legends that make for a great tale, make the Giant’s Causeway a great stopping point on a jam packed North Coast adventure.
To find out more information about the locations on our causeway tour please visit the websites listed directly below: