Giants Causeway Tour

Tour Overview

We are headed to one of the most northern points of Ireland during the Giant's Causeway tour. Keep your eyes out the window because we will be passing views you do not want to miss! During the scenic drive, our knowledgeable tour guides will fill you in on the history of the area.

Our first stop is at the Dark hedges a beautiful stretch of road surrounded by intertwining trees planted in 1775

Next stop on the Giant's Causeway tour visits the town of Ballycastle where you will test your nerves on the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge! The rope bridge is included in the tour and connects the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede.

For lunch, we will stop in the village of Ballintoy. On a clear day on the ocean, you'll be able to see all the way to the Orkney Islands.

After we are fed and refreshed, we are ready for the main attraction of the day - The Giant's Causeway. Take a walk on over 40,000 hexagonal shaped rocks and marvel in this geological anomaly. It is a sight to see!

We will head back to Belfast for an hour and a half to explore the city on your own before returning to Dublin.

Tour Itinerary

6:30am

Our Giant's Causeway tour departs from the Suffolk Street tourist center which is located outside the old stone church. We will hop on the bus and head north out of Dublin towards Belfast! 

10.00AM

We visit the dark hedges made fomous by their appearance in the game of thrones. The stretch of road was planted with 150 beech trees in 1775. The trees intertwine across the road creating a fantastic spectacle.

10.30am

We are off to visit the famous "Carrick-a-Rede" rope bridge which is managed by the National Trust. To show our support for this conservational charity, we have included the price of the rope bridge in the tour ticket. Take a look around on our 20 minute walk to the bridge, you might seem some native wildlife along the way! If you can take your eyes off the bridge during your walk across, you'll see the breathtaking views of the Rathlin Island and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland!

12:00pm

We will take a short break to stretch our legs and breathe in the fresh air! We will drive though the city of Ballintoy which gives up amazing views over Whiteparks Bay and Portbradden. Once we arrive at the Giant's Causeway, we recommend walking to the very peak of the cliffs to enjoy the stunning panoramic view! Next, head back down to the point referred to as the "Organ" which is a formation of basalt columns that come together to look like organ pipes. For lunch, you can pack your own lunch for a scenic picnic by the sea or eat at The Nook or the Cauaseway Hotel.

3:00pm

Our Giant's Causeway tour will give you a beautiful, full length picture of Dunluce Castle along our route to Belfast. This castle is regarded as the most romantic castle in the country and was home to the McDonnell Clan. Dunluce Castle was found to be the primary inspiration for the fictional castle "Clair Paravel" in CS Lewis's series, "The Chronicles of Narnia". After we finish visiting this beautiful site, we will pass through the town of Bushmills which is home to Ireland's first hydro power plant. This lively town is also the proud maker of Bushmills Irish Whiskey!

4:00pm

Our final attraction on the Giant's Causeway tour is the city of Belfast. Everyone will have an hour to explore this historic city on their own. A few of Belfast's top attractions include: the historic Titanic Quarter, Belfast City Hall and the main shipping district if you would like some souvenirs from this great city!

7:30pm

We will arrive to Dublin and reminisce about the day's events on the Giant's Causeway tour!

Additional Information

Weather in the Giants Causeway can change very quickly it is advised to bring a rain coat just to be safe.

The currency used in Northern Ireland is Pound Sterling, you can get your currency changed in Dublin. Alternatively you can use your credit or debit card that you use in Dublin, your bank may apply charges.

Essential Tour Information

Departing Country: Ireland

Departing City: Dublin

Departing From: Departs Suffolk Street outside the old stone church at 6:30 am daily

Languages: English

Duration: All Day

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