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Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Belfast

1. Giant's Causeway Full-Day Guided Tour from Belfast

On this full-day excursion to the Giant’s Causeway you’ll leave Belfast at 09:45 with your Irish guide and fellow travel partners for a drive through the rolling farmland of County Antrim to the northern coast of Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Take an exhilarating walk across the rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island for a real cliff-top experience. This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views of Rathlin and the Scottish islands. Consider crossing at your own risk for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the bridge. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the causeway was built buy the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool! A new and ultra-modern visitor center is now open and provides visitors with unique audio guides and earphones that relate the story of the rock formations in many different languages. You’re guaranteed 2 hours at the Giant's Causeway on this tour before returning to Belfast.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

2. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

Depart Belfast and journey by air-conditioned coach towards the basalt rocks of the Giant's Causeway. Stop to take photos of historic Dunluce Castle and then visit the Bushmills Distillery visitors center to learn more about the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. Hear the legend of the giant Finn MacCool at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway. Enjoy exclusive access to the Giant's Causeway visitors center and a guided walking tour of the site. Brave the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge that links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Stretch your legs in the beautiful village of Carnlough on the stunning Antrim Coast Road. End with a short stop at Carrickfergus Castle before arriving back in Belfast.

Giant's Causeway: Guided Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour

3. Giant's Causeway: Guided Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour

This tour reveals some of the unique history of Northern Ireland and includes the only available crossing of the iconic Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Meeting your guide on the mainland, you will walk along the cliff path and cross the spectacular bridge, waves crashing below you. You’re about to become one of the few people who have stepped beyond this bridge to the tiny island of Carrick-a-Rede. Built in 1755, the Bridge was a pathway to a fishing industry that sustained local families for centuries. It does hang 30 metres above the sea though, so cross it if you dare (yes it's safe). Once you conquer the rope bride you can visit an old fisherman's cottage and learn the identities and stories of the men who worked and lived there. With views of the Antrim shoreline and the bay below this is the Ireland some people only see photos of: the real Emerald Isle. You will also learn about the daily catch and how to tie fishing knots. If you're hungry after all that you can enjoy a hamper made up of local produce from an array of artisan producers including chocolatiers, brewers, distillers and a few tasty surprises.

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What people are saying about Carrick-a-Rede

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based on 5 reviews

Great tour but would have appreciated being informed that the rope bridge was still closed due to government Covid restrictions before I got on the bus. Great guide and over 2 hours at Giant’s Causeway along with breath taking scenery and a good bunch on the bus made for a pleasant day. This tour is a must do in Northern Ireland especially if you don’t want to navigate and drive by yourself.

We wanted to see the best of the northern coast and the Giant’s causeway without the hassle of driving on our own, especially when car rental is pretty pricey these days. The tour met these expectations. Our driver/guard Stuart did a fantastic job. He explained everything and paced the activities well. I enjoyed his good sense of humor and storytelling.

Beautiful tour of the Northern Ireland countryside from Belfast. Transport and duration are well planned and just right to visit some sightseeing points. Our bus driver was also our tour guide and gave us some background information on the places we visited.

Fantastic trip, amazing tour guide and definitely worth the money! My only complaint is that the rope bridge is no longer open to large tour groups and we only found this out whilst on the way there.

It was amazing to see all of those different towns and villages in county antrim along the coast and through the Glen's.