Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour

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Discover Northern Ireland’s top attraction with this Private Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour from Belfast. Which allows visitors to enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery our country has to offer. on this Full Day trip from Belfast, we visit the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland the famous Giants Causeway. 

Visit attractions like Dunluce Castle and, Old Bushmills Distillery, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. At the Giants Causeway climb the fascinating stones and admire the scenic splendor of the surroundings.

The rugged, raw elemental beauty of the Causeway Coastal Route truly captures the thrill of an adventure in Northern Ireland.  The road hugs the coastline giving incredible seaside views, passing unspoiled beaches, and sheltering under rugged cliffs. You may even see Scotland.

We end the day with a short Belfast City Tour taking in the Wall Murals, Peace Walls, Falls Road, Shankill Road, and more.

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Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary It can be modified to suit your individual needs and desires

Leave Belfast approx. 8:00 am. Time changes with every customer. Please note: This tour needs a minimum of 10 hours.

The Dark Hedges: One of the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges were used as a set for the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It was the famous King’s Road in Season 2. The hedges were planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges.

Dunluce Castle:We continue a wonderful day with a photo stop at Dunluce Castle. We arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world. Prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. Home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route we pass through Bushmills, famed for the fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world.

Old Bushmills Distillery: The area has a long tradition of distillation. According to one story, as far back as 1276, an early settler called Sir Robert Savage of Ard’s before defeating the Irish in battle fortified his troops with “a mighty drop of aqua vitae” In 1608, a license was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips Irish adventurer by King James I to distil whiskey. (You will not be able to take an official tour of the Distillery due to time constraints) The Old Bushmills Distillery is only open Monday to Saturday.

Lunch Stop: We can stop for lunch in a nice Irish pub to sample our good food and maybe a cheeky pint of Guinness. Or if you want to keep it simple then have a nice portion of fish and chips and not forget mushy peas, from one of the local chip shops.

Giant’s Causeway: We continue along the coastal drive with fantastic views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. We visit the 37,000 basalt columns whose tops form “stepping stones” leading from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. They reappear on the island of Straffe, hence the legend that this was a road built by the giant Finn McCool to enable him to cross over to Scotland. Truly an amazing wonder of the world!

White Park Bay: A Beautiful scenic beach at the very tip of Ireland and the closest country from here would be Iceland which is 800 miles away.

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (Photo stop at the viewing point, (You will not be able to cross the bridge due to time constraints, we can stop at the viewing point for photos)

Coastline Views: We travel along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic drives in the world, now rated as one of the world’s great road journeys. We transport you by windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery, and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

Belfast Sightseeing Tour

International Wall Falls Road Murals: Northern Ireland has become famous for the murals painted in almost every area of the country. They often depict the history and political views of both traditions and are a way of marking territory.

Clonard Monastery: Clonard Monastery is a Catholic church and monastery, located off the Falls Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The complex was developed by the Catholic Redemptorists’ religious order. Members of this religious order came to Belfast originally in 1896.

Bombay Street memorial garden: In 1969, a sectarian mob burned 1,500 residents from their homes on Bombay Street, Belfast Around 1,500 Catholic families were left homeless. 

Peace Wall: The first peace lines were built in 1969, following the outbreak of the 1969 Northern Ireland riots and the Troubles They were built as temporary structures meant to last only six months, but due to their effective nature, they have become wider, longer and more permanent.

Shankill Road and Murals: The Shankill Road (from Irish, Seanchill, meaning “old church” is one of the main roads leading through west Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland It runs through the working-class, predominantly loyalist area known as the Shankill.

Crumlin Road Jail/Gaol: Crumlin Road features two imposing structures of Belfast’s criminal justice system, the Crumlin Road Gaol (Jail) and Courthouse. Please note there is no time for the official Crumlin Road Jail tour.

Additional Information
  • This is a private Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour / activity. Only your group will participate
  • Private Tour and Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury MPV
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from any location within Belfast Centre)
  • Free Port pickup and drop-off included (Within Belfast)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off included (Within Belfast)
  • Private Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour
  • Our Tours do not include Entrance fees
  • Admission charge to Giants Causeway, Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages

Departure: Location changes with every customer depending on individual requirements please ensure that your pick-up location is included in your booking inquiry. This tour begins with a pick-up from any location within Belfast City Centre Free of charge.  Any location outside of Belfast will be at an additional cost.

We pick-up from

  • Belfast Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour
  • Address, or Intersection, Monument/Building
  • Airport

 Airports

  • Belfast International Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Belfast City Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Airport pickup and drop-off included (Within Belfast)
  • Also Available outside Belfast Anywhere in N. Ireland / Dublin at an Additional Cost.

Port
Belfast Northern Ireland Ports Belfast Cruise Terminal
Free Port pickup and drop-off included (Within Belfast) We adjust our times to suit the ship’s arrival and departure.

Return Details
Returns to the original departure point or anywhere within Belfast city center

  • There is a walking on what are sometimes uneven surfaces during this tour. Please come dressed appropriately for not only the season, but also for the activity
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Lightweight raincoat just in case

We can stop for lunch in a nice Irish pub to sample our good food and maybe a cheeky pint of Guinness. Or if you want to keep it simple then a nice portion of fish and chips and not forgetting mushy peas, from one of the local chip shops

Q: How long is Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour?
A: Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour approximately 10 hours long.

Q: What is the typical group size for Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour?
A: Group sizes for Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour are capped at a maximum of 7 travelers.
We also cater to large groups (price on request)

Q: What languages is Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour offered in?
A: Giants Causeway and Belfast City Tour is offered in English and Turkish

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Frequently Asked Questions

From Belfast’s Great Victoria Street, take the train to Coleraine. The journey should last about 1 hour 15 minutes. When you arrive in Coleraine, get either the 170 or 420 bus, both of which run directly to the Giant’s Causeway.

51 miles
 
How far is it from Belfast to Giant’s Causeway? The distance between Belfast and Giant’s Causeway is 51 miles. The road distance is 60.9 miles.

The Giant’s Causeway itself is free to enter and it is possible to do a self-guided tour around the area. The main attraction is undoubtedly the causeway’s 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, and natural rock formations such as the ‘Giant’s Boot’, the ‘Organ’ and the ‘Wishing Chair’.

Visiting the Giant’s Causeway needs some consideration if you are not at least of average fitness. The visit includes a roadside climb down to the rocks but more importantly the steep climb back up. Allow at least 3 hours on a fine day to explore the site.

How long will my visit take? As the Titanic Experience is a self-guided tour, the duration does depend upon pace and level of interest of our customers, however an average visit lasts 1½ – 2½ hours. This is normally followed by 30mins – 1 hour on board SS Nomadic.

You Can Visit the Giant’s Causeway Without Paying

To skip the fees simply park away from the visitors centre. The lot at Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway is just a few pounds and a short walk away. You may also find a local farmer who will let you park and walk from his land for a small fee.

To walk onsite to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and Causeway Hotel, you can park in the nearby seaside village of Portballintrae and walk part of the Causeway Coast Way, (called the Yellow Trail on our maps) and then the Green Trail which links to the Red Trail.

Tourists began to flow to the Giant’s Causeway during the nineteenth century. After the National Trust took over its care in the 1960s and removed some commercialism, the Causeway became a well established tourist attraction. Visitors were able to walk over the basalt columns right at the edge of the sea.

It’s easy to reach the Giant’s Causeway – it’s just 60 miles north of Belfast. … You can wave to Scotland en route – the Scottish mainland is just 13 miles away in some parts, such as Tor Head in Northern Ireland to the Mull of Kintyre.

There are two ways to experience the Giant’s Causeway. Admission prices.
 
 Online priceStandard price
Adult£13.00£13.50
Child£6.50£6.50
Family*£32.50£32.50
Under 5sFREEFREE

giantscausewaytickets.com/admission-prices

Visitor info | Giants Causeway Admission prices

Formed 50 to 60 million years ago, during the Paleogene Period, the Giant’s Causeway resulted from successive flows of lava inching toward the coast and cooling when they contacted the sea.

Giants Causeway info | Locations | Legent

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