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Northern Ireland Coastline Full-Day Tour from Belfast

Belfast, United Kingdom

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The Giant's Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site and the natural wonder makes a popular choice for a day trip, located along the scenic Antrim Coast Road. This full-day tour from Belfast makes it possible to maximize your time, combining a tour of the Giant's Causeway with visits to nearby attractions such as the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Carrickfergus Castle and Dunluce Castle.
  • Full-day tour of Northern Ireland and the Giant’s Causeway from Belfast
  • Soak up the scenery along the Antrim Coast Road
  • Explore the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk over the Atlantic Ocean on the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Visit the atmospheric ruins of Dunluce Castle
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Live commentary on board
Local guide
Tour escort/host
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Donegall House, 7 Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GB, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in central Belfast and soak up the scenery on the drive through the Glens of Antrim. After a short stop for photos at Carrickfergus Castle, continue along the rugged Antrim Coast to reach the first stop of the day – the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Brave a walk across the historic rope bridge (March-Oct only; extra cost), which passes 100ft (30m) over the Atlantic Ocean and connects the coastal cliffs of Northern Ireland to Carrick-a-Rede Island.

Next, enjoy free time to explore the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site. Snap photos of the extraordinary natural wonder as you clamber over its unusual basalt columns and look out over the windswept coast. Be sure to ask your guide how the Giant’s Causeway got its name too – Irish mythology tells stories of a giant named Finn MacCool.

After strolling along the Giant’s Causeway, stop for lunch at one of the coastal restaurants (own expense), before starting the journey back to Belfast. Along the way, stop to roam the ruins of the seafront Dunluce Castle, and hear how the medieval castle was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones.

After an action-packed day, end your tour back in central Belfast.
Stop At:  
Visit Belfast
Depart from outside visit Belfast, Facing the grand City Hall.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Antrim Coast Road
Travel on the famous Causeway Coastal route, Voted in the top 6 drives in the world. Tip sit on the right hand side of the bus if you can, Stunning sea views.
Stop At:  
Carrickfergus Castle
Norman castle built in the 12th Century, Looks every bit as good today as it did then ! Photo stop from outside.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Glens of Antrim
Travel through the glens of experience disappearing roads and vanishing lakes, Learn of local folk lore and myths & legends.
Stop At:  
Carnlough Harbour
Refreshment stop, In a stunning Irish fishing village time has almost forgotten.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Caves of Cushendun
Visit the famous Cushendun caves, Used in Game of Thrones, Walk along a hidden cove, Journey into the Caves - Stunning.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ballycastle Beach
Ballycastle, Lunch stop time allowing.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Visit the famous rope bridge, Walk the plank and make the crossing if your brave enough! Crossing is £9 per person, Pay on arrival if you wish to cross. Money goes to the National Trust, A charity, Highly recommended.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Giant's Causeway
Visit the famous Giants Causeway, Free to walk on and explore. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous feuding Giants . ( Please note we do not recommend the visitors centre, tourist trap £12.50 per person extra, It is only a gift shop, Small display, restaurant, Spend your time exploring the magical giants causeway)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
City Hall
Return to Belfast - Tour ends
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Diamond Leisure Transport ltd

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What is the maximum group size during Northern Ireland Coastline Full-Day Tour from Belfast?
This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

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26 Reviews
3 stars
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Giant causeway and norther ireland
, Oct 2020
The tour was very pleasant and interesting with the tour guide that describes all the places with knowledge, highly recommended!
Coastal tour late September
, Sep 2020
Very informative tour, lots of stops & weather was good too , great guide keeping us entertained throughout the tour.
, Sep 2020
Great value for money trip. Knowledgeable guide and friendly driver. Definitely recommend to anyone interested!
Thumbs up
, Sep 2020
Our tour guide was very clear, informative and good sense of humour. He looked after everyone and gave us loads if interesting info and good clear advice about timings. We did a trip which merged the causeway and GOT tours. Saw alsorts had a great lunch at the place he booked and enough time in each place Would thoroughly recommend. It was also safely risk assessed.
Amazing day out!
, Sep 2020
A full day of beauty, history and adventure! Very good value for money. Lovely, informative tour guide. Some stops are quite short (but this is to fit in so many views into one day). If you're susceptible to losing track of time, the tour guide will make sure you're not left behind.
Great day tour to giant's causeway.
, Mar 2020
Paul was our guide and we had a wonderful day touring with him. He shared lots of cultural and historic information as well as personal experience with the areas visited. He has a great sense of humor. All this put together with some awesome sights gave us a fantastic tour experience. We are also especially glad we booked the tour that traveled on the coast road. It was a beautiful scenic drive. The weather was quite fickle- alternating all day from periods of sunshine, rain, sleet and lots of cold wind- but somehow almost everytime we got off the bus, the sun came out for just long enough to enjoy the sights. Thanks Paul!
Great day!
Hayley S
, Jun 2019
Even though the weather was dreadful, this tour was wonderful. Our guide was funny and could tell you everything you'd want to know about all the locations at the stops we made. All the locations and scenery were too beautiful for words. I wasn't brave enough to cross the rope bridge, because of the wind and rain, but others in our group were! The Giant's causeway is every bit as good as you'd expect, and the little stop we made at Ballintoy harbour was so charming. The tour was well timed and made it so easy to see 4 or 5 amazing sites in one day.
Excellent tour especially for Game...
Silvia Beatriz R
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour especially for Game of Thrones fans as tour guide sorry, can't remember her name had inside information on it. She made the trip enjoyable. The views were excellent. Giant's Causeway was worth visiting. Time devoted to each place was perfect.
Minha cereja do bolo.
, Jun 2019
Giant's Causeway era meu sonho de consumo . Consegui realizá-lo. Incluímos Belfast no roteiro para ser mais perto.

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