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Our most recommended Belfast Shore excursions

From Belfast: Causeway Express Tour Shore Excursion

1. From Belfast: Causeway Express Tour Shore Excursion

This tour, specially created for cruise ship passengers, will cover some of the area's best sites, including Belfast City Hall and the International Peace Wall. Heading up inland, visit the Dark Hedges made famous by Game of Thrones TV Series, which is a romantic, atmospheric, tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees planted in the 18th century. Next, head to Dunluce Castle for a photo stop. The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. Last but not least, you'll see the Giant's Causeway, an area of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns - the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure w/ Tickets

2. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure w/ Tickets

Depart central Belfast onboard your luxury coach and head out onto the world famous causeway coastal road, voted one of the worlds best drives! Our first stop of the day is Carrickfergus castle where you will have time to grab a quick photo, the castle was built in 12th century by the Normans and still looks incredible even today. Next we will travel through the glens of antrim and navigate the tight famous coastal road to carnlough harbour, a picturesque Irish fishing village that time has almost forgotten. Disembark and stretch your legs, and explore the harbour or grab refreshemnts and use the toilets. We now travel deeper into the glens of antrim and to cushendun caves, discover the stunning caves and enjoy spectacular views over looking the mull of kintyre in Scotland which is easy to see on any clear day. The iconic dark hedges is our next port of call, and is one of the most instagramable spots in Northern Ireland, you will have the chance to walk along the famous road and also grab lunch at your own expense at the local pub. After lunch we re-board the coach and head to the highlight of the tour, the Giant's Causeway. At Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, you’ll spend some time climbing over the ancient stones and enjoying the myths and legends that surrounds this world-famous attraction at no extra cost! After the Giant’s Causeway, we make a short stop at the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle where you can grab a quick photo before heading back to central Belfast for the final leg of the tour.

Belfast : Giant’s Causeway and Antrim coast day tour

3. Belfast : Giant’s Causeway and Antrim coast day tour

On this full day Giants causeway tour we will drive along the Antrim coastal road taking in the beautiful views. we well stop at Carnlough a small fishing village for refreshments On our way to the Giant’s Causeway we well also visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Bushmills whiskey distillery and Dunluce Castle or some of the filming locations for the game of thrones if you prefer. The tour last about eight hours so the day is yours to choose what you want to do. So why not go on a Giant adventure. .

From Belfast: Giants Causeway Full-Day Private Guided Tour

4. From Belfast: Giants Causeway Full-Day Private Guided Tour

The Giants causeway is the only unesco world heritage site in Northern Ireland. Situated on the beautiful North coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking views, this is a must see for anyone traveling to our wonderful country. Often called the eighth wonder of the world, the Giants causeway is a magical, mythical and mysterious place to visit. Made up of over 40 thousand polygonal columns. These stones were created more than 60 million years ago. Was it volcanic activity or a dispute between two giants?? Let us take you there and you can decide for yourself when you see it firsthand. Travel in comfort in your own private vehicle, along with a professional local guide and enjoy some Irish craic (fun) at no extra cost!! Itinerary: Arrange pickup time and location. Travel to the Giants causeway taking in the breathtaking scenery of Ireland's North coast. Visit many areas of interest for example: Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (viewing point only) Ballintoy harbour The Giants causeway Dunluce Castle Bushmills Distillery (optional) Dark hedges The above itinerary is a template and can be tailored to suit if requested. The Giants causeway tour is an all day adventure lasting approximately 8hrs, although this can change in certain circumstances for example cruise ship schedule etc.....

From Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway Shore Excursion

5. From Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway Shore Excursion

Your shore excursion will begin at Belfast Cruise Terminal, where your driver will be waiting for you to begin the tour. Begin with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the north coast of Ireland. Better known locally as the Causeway Coast, this area is considered an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your main stop will be the Giant's Causeway, where you will have plenty of time to take in the beauty of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, the tour will return to Belfast along the Antrim Coast Road for a panoramic sightseeing tour, where you will experience the highlights of this vibrant city, including City Hall, the Lagan River, Queens University, St Anne's Cathedral and Prince Albert Memorial Clock.

Belfast Shore Excursion: Giant's Causeway and Belfast Tour

6. Belfast Shore Excursion: Giant's Causeway and Belfast Tour

The tour begins with a scenic drive through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland. It is truly breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and wonderful views of Scotland. Ample time is given at the incredible Giant's Causeway, a famous World Heritage Site. It is a 20-minute walk from the drop-off point to the Causeway site or a shuttle bus operates for a small charge. The hexagonal basalt rocks really look like they were manmade, and this leads the people in Ireland to believe they were carved by Ireland's most famous Giant Warrior, the great Finn MacCoole. Stop for one of the most impressive photo opportunities in Ireland, the magnificent Dunluce Castle. Part of this impressive ruin crumbled into the sea in the 1600s. This castle is connected to the mainland by a bridge and was once the stronghold of the McDonnell clan. In the afternoon you return to Belfast City for a sightseeing tour that takes in the highlights of this vibrant city, including City Hall, the River Lagan, Queens University, St Anne's cathedral, and Prince Albert memorial Clock.

Rail Tour from Dublin: 6 Days All of Ireland

7. Rail Tour from Dublin: 6 Days All of Ireland

Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Cork (breakfast available). We visit Blarney Castle, the Queenstown Story at Cobh, then train to Killarney for two nights B & B with en-suite facilities. Day 2 10.00 depart Killarney on Ring of Kerry tour. We have a wonderful day viewing some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, including Dingle Bay. We also see the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Overnight in Killarney. Day 3 07.30 transfer from Killarney to Limerick, to join the Cliffs of Moher Tour, visit Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay, overnight Galway City in 3 star Hotel (2 nights). Day 4 Get the ferry to Inis Mor and explore the largest of the Aran Islands. After lunch in Kilronan, enjoy a tour of the ancient fort Dun Aengus, admiring its sharp cliffs and dramatic seascapes. Day 5 10.00 depart Galway for tour of Connemara, including Kylemore Abbey after which we depart Galway by train, arriving Dublin Heuston 20.45 transfer by tram to three star hotel for two nights (room only). Day 6 Check in Dublin Connolly Station at 07.10 departure for the Giants Causeway tour. At Belfast we join our tour and head to the famous Antrim Coast Road crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede* rope bridge (Mid March - October only. Glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. We continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway next, seeing Dunluce Castle (photo stop only). We return to Belfast and our train to Dublin arriving at Connolly station at 22:20 for second night in three star hotel. Depart Monday/Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday (March to October only) * Price is per person sharing Single Room Supplement applies

From Belfast: Full-Day Giants Causeway Land and Boat Tour

8. From Belfast: Full-Day Giants Causeway Land and Boat Tour

Travel in luxury coach from Belfast to County Antrim to see the Giant's Causeway. Learn the history and legend behind the unique coastline on a boat and land tour alongside an expert guide. Meet your guide at the departure point and begin your journey up the Causeway Coastal Route to Ballycastle for some unique sightseeing. Travel along the coastline in a comfortable boat. Enjoy entertaining commentary from the ship's captain and your guide, as they take you along the cliffs toward the Carrick-A-Red Rope Bridge. Have your camera ready for the dolphins and spectacular views. Break for lunch in Ballycastle, and continue to The Giant's Causeway, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit an 800-year-old Norman castle and Carnlough Harbour, a filming location for Game of Thrones.

Belfast: Giants Causeway and North Coast Small Group Tour

9. Belfast: Giants Causeway and North Coast Small Group Tour

Excite and challenge your senses with a feast of beauty, sights and smells that have to be experienced first hand. After getting picked up from your hotel in Belfast, begin your journey along the beautiful North Coast. Take in the breathtaking beauty and scenery this leisurely drive has to over as you stop at fishing villages and pass through glens and valleys. Listen to your guide as they recount myths and legends along the way, from the arrival of Scottish clans to the battles of Giants and why wolves or snakes have no place in Northern Irish landscapes. At your first stop, experience the beauty of the famous Dark Hedges which formed the backdrop of that iconic Game of Thrones scene. Later, walk in the footsteps of giants on the Causeway, or if you dare, cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge. This tour has something for everyone, young and old alike, using drone technology you can also see the coastline from a birds-eye view, making the tour perfect for those with mobility issues who still want to see the sights. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Belfast at the end of the day.

Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

10. Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

Travel along the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world’s 5 most spectacular drives, and discover some of Ireland’s most exciting spots. Start your day with a stop at beautiful Ballycastle before travelling on to Giant’s Causeway. Spend some time climbing over ancient stones and untamed landscapes. And when you have explored enough, take a well-deserved break at one of the local cafes to enjoy a delicious lunch. After your meal, visit the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo opportunity. Visit Bushmills, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, and browse the extensive gift shop, or make a quick visit to the bar to have a taste of the famous drink. Your next stop will be Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge. Take a trip across the bridge if you're brave enough, or take an exhilarating walk to enjoy the stunning views if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on land. Finalize your adventure with a relaxing drive to Belfast through the 9 Glens of Antrim.

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4.7 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Our guides were excellent Brian and Paddy. They were very informative. I learned so much about the Irish History. Pro's: Pro's great way to see most of the country and learn about the history from a professional. Everything was included as far as tickets, hotels and breakfast. I enjoyed being with other travelers and we made lasting friendships. Cons: We are on a schedule and so could not spend as much time as we wanted at some of the sights and venues. Lunch place was always predetermined so you were stuck going only to their choice. Most places were pretty good by average cost of the meals were 40-50 Euros per couple. It would have been nice to have a day off in the middle to rest a bit. Overall it was a great way to see the country for the first time.

The tour was well organized- our guides met us every step of the way and ensured comfort and safety. The planned days went smoothly. It can be hard to be on the bus when you would like to stop for more photos! Reserved first class train seats were appreciated. The chosen hotels were nice, clean, comfortable and well located. The food was good. We really enjoyed the other travelers in our group. This is a nice way to see Ireland for the first time.

Met from our cruise ship at the port. Very friendly tour guide and driver (Gavin and Kieran), both very knowledgeable and took time to talk to everyone individually. We had plenty of time at each of the stops and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Giant's Causeway, even though it was raining, was a fantastic experience. The whole trip was great and to finish with a tour of Belfast was insightful.

Great experience they won’t be doing the bridge until February 2023 so if you want to see that only way is by car yourself but everything else was great

It was grand, our guide Troy was very nice, funny and helpful. Told us everything we needed to know and more. Beautiful sceneries.