Giants Causeway Tour

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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Day Tours from Belfast to Giants Causeway

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The Giants Causeway tour Discover the breath-taking beauty of the Northern Ireland Antrim Coast in a day with our Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast.  We offer Giants Causeway tours from Belfast departing from Belfast City at 9am with our passengers travelling 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.

Visit Giant’s Causeway by travelling with us through stunning countryside, small towns, and villages, steeped in medieval myths and legends. Our Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast stops at numerous famous ancient local attractions and locations. These stops include Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy Harbour, Giants Causeway tour, Dunluce Castle, Old Bushmills Distillery, and lastly The Dark Hedges. 

Following this, if time permits the Giants 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 Tour are the pinnacle day tour when visiting the North of Ireland, and a trip with a wow factor that visitors are guaranteed to remember. Although this packed day tour will stop at many stunning scenic locations and attractions, the Giants 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. 

Trips to Giants Causeway also include other famous places on our day tour including the Dark Hedges (King’s Road) and Ballintoy Harbour (Iron Islands), both famous for their appearances in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Passengers on this Giant’s Causeway Tour will never be bored, with lots to see and endless photo opportunities, this trip will make your Ireland visit extra special.

Legend has it that the columns are remnants of a causeway constructed by a giant. According to the tale, the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), from Gaelic mythology’s Fenian Cycle, was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and constructed the causeway across the North Channel to facilitate their meeting. In one version of the legend, Fionn emerges victorious over Benandonner. Alternatively, realizing the immense size of his opponent, Fionn hides from Benandonner. His wife, Sadhbh, aids in the deception by disguising Fionn as a baby and placing him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the “baby,” he assumes that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants, and flees back to Scotland in terror, destroying the causeway behind him to prevent pursuit. Interestingly, across the sea on the Scottish isle of Staffa, there are identical basalt columns, part of the same ancient lava flow, at Fingal’s Cave, suggesting a possible influence on the story.

The ownership and management of the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site are under the responsibility of the National Trust. This site ranks among the most sought-after tourist destinations in Northern Ireland, with over 998,000 visitors recorded in 2019

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Giant's Causeway Tour Route Map

Departure & Return Location

3 Donegall Square East

free pick up location 3 Donegal Square East  all other locations there will be additional charges 

Or at your hotel, cruise ship or another location in Belfast

Departure & Return Time

Departs 9:00 am, Returns 4:00 pm

 

Complementaries

Included/Excluded

  • Giant's Causeway Tour from Belfast
  • Luxury Vehicle - Vehicle Used Depends On Group Site
  • Experienced Driver / Local Tour Guide
  • Belfast City Hotel Pickup & Drop-off - Extra Charge Applies If Outside Belfast City Centre
  • Food & Refreshments
  • Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge Crossing
  • Giants Causeway Visitor Centre Entrance
  • Dunluce Castle Tour
  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery Entrance Fee and Tour
  • Airport Pickup

Itinerary

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. For anyone that looks to visit Giants Causeway, this is a must.

*Additional Admission Fee: £13.50 Per Person

Place Note Tickets Must Be Purchased Before You Travel

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/northern-ireland/carrick-a-rede

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.

giants causeway tour Follow in the footsteps of giants and legends, and hear the marvelous 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. The Giant’s Causeway has now been listed as the 8th Wonder of the World.

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. Our Giant’s Causeway tour is perfect for Game of Thrones with many recognisable locations.

*Additional Admission Fee:
Adults £6.00 Children £4.00

This is Ireland’s oldest working distillery and home, of course, to the famous Bushmills Irish Whiskey brand. Their original permission to distill whiskey was signed by King James I in 1609. They have been distilling on this site ever since. Trips to Giant’s Causeway, a stop at the Bushmills Distillery is a must.

*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.

Durations

5 - 7 hours
Fullday (+7hours)

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The Causeway Tour cost is from £450 for 1 – 4 guests, increasing thereafter by £60 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.

You can pay your driver on departure.

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 cabs 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:

Giant’s Causeway
Dunluce Castle
Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge
Ballintoy Harbour
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.

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Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 1 1 £0
2 2 2 2 £450
3 3 3 3 £900
4 4 4 4 £1,350
5 5 5 5 £1,740
6 6 6 6 £2,130
7 7 7 7 £2,520
8 8 8 8 £2,910
9 9 9 9 £3,300
10 10 10 10 £3,690
11 11 11 11 £4,080
12 12 12 12 £4,470
13 13 13 13 £4,860
14 14 14 14 £5,250
15 15 15 15 £5,640
From: £450

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