County Antrim
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  • Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    1. Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you visit the avenue of trees known as the Dark Hedges, used as the King's Road location where Arya became friends with Gendry and Hot Pie. Continue to the ruins of Dunluce Castle, said to be the inspiration for Harrenhal. Next, make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway and explore the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns.  Next visit the Fullerton Arms, a Game of Thrones-themed pub and restaurant in Ballyintoy, lunch at your own expense. Then, go to the village of Cushendun to see the caves formed by over 400 million years of extreme weather conditions. During your tour, you will also stop at the Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and Larrybane Quarry. At the end of your tour, you will return to Belfast City Centre where you will be dropped off back at the meeting point.

    The tour was really nice and the tour guide is energetic and entertaining at the same time! Very recommended!

  • From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

    2. From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

    With your guide, take the Causeway Coastal Route to experience the global landmark, the Giant’s Causeway like never before.  From Belfast, journey in a luxury bus through the bustling seaside towns of Northern Ireland. Your first stop is Carnlough, a tiny traditional Irish fishing village, and an excellent stop to soak in the region’s atmosphere. The mythical impetus of this route will then propel you on to the Caves at Cushendun where you’ll have the option to take a guided walk to the caves if you’re curious enough. Indulge in your Game of Thrones fantasy by visiting The Dark Hedges, the ancient avenue of beech trees used as a filming location in the epic HBO series. Spend 30 minutes here before moving on to the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy where you can refuel on a hearty lunch.  The Giant’s Causeway, the piece de resistance of the day, is next on your itinerary. Traverse the wonder...

    Beautiful scenery. Driver and tour guide Derek made the trip highly enjoyable and he was very informative. Giving us a broad insight into Irish history ,keeping us entertained with his humour and anecdotes along the way.

  • Giant's Causeway and Belfast Titanic Experience from Dublin

    3. Giant's Causeway and Belfast Titanic Experience from Dublin

    This full-day tour takes you from Dublin to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The pickup time from Dublin City Gallery is at 7:15 AM until 10 April 2019. From the 11 April 2019 onward, the pickup time will be at 6:45 AM. Visit the Titanic Museum and spend 1.5 hours learning the story of the Titanic ocean liner and her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story comes alive with innovative technology, scale models and more. See the Giant's Causeway, comprising about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Spend 1.5 hours getting up close to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. You will have the time to walk along the cliffs overlooking the Causeway taking stunning pictures, before going for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself. The tour will then include a photo stop at the magnificent Dunluce Castle. This 13 century castle ruin is known as th...

    Really enjoyed the tour. Everything was organized well. Professional knowledgeable guide told us about country's history, attractions we seen and answered all questions. The only thing - I wish there is more time at the Titanic museum, was just a brief visit. Though overall can recommend this tour.

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

    4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

    Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day trip that boats spectacular views from start to finish. Visit both Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway and soak up the coastal scenery of Norther Ireland.

    From Dublin, go first to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed via exhibits that explain her construction, launch, and history in 9 different galleries. You’ll also be swept away to the Giant’s Causeway. While there, marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants, and the unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns.

    Enjoy plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk along the cliffs overlook...

  • From Belfast: Giant's Causeway Guided Tour with Admissions

    5. 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.

    Trip was efficiently organised, times quite clearly given at each stop. The driver, Stuart, was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. I really enjoyed the whole day

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

    6. 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.

    Had an absolutely brilliant day on land and sea with our guide Paddy. It was such a fun and completely different way to see the coastal areas of Northern Ireland! From what we understand this is the only way to see the Carrick a rede rope bridge right now since it is closed for the year. Felt so lucky that even though we couldn’t cross we still got to see it and other tours can’t. Can’t recommend this tour enough, especially if you want to do something completely different from all the other tours.

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

    7. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

    Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion. Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundi...

    Fantastic day out. Got lucky with the weather so enjoyed the causeway. But the whiskey tasting was the highlight for me. Best tour we took on our trip to Ireland. Fantastic guide and driver. Very well planned tour

  • From Belfast: Game of Thrones' Belfast Winterfell Trek

    8. From Belfast: Game of Thrones' Belfast Winterfell Trek

    Depart Jurys Inn Hotel and drive the scenic Ards Peninsula to the village of Portaferry. Here you will take a short ferry ride across the 'Narrows'. Arrive at Old Castle Ward the location of Winterfell from season one. Take a morning trek around the estate (3kms in total) to visit locations including Walder Frey's Twins and Robb Stark's Camp in the Riverlands. After the morning trek you will then stop for lunch at a charming guesthouse, restaurant and pub in Strangford village (cost not included). You will also have the opportunity to see one of the famous Doors of Thrones. After lunch, visit Inch Abbey the location where Robb Stark became King in the North. Here your guide will provide real wool Stark cloaks, Stark banners, and replica swords and shields for photo opportunities. Afterwards you will travel to Tollymore Forest park. Here you will trek (3 kms) and discover the place wher...

  • From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

    9. From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

    Witness first-hand the stunning scenery featured in the world famous HBO series, Game of Thrones, on this full day excursion. Your first stop will be Carnlough, the quaint seaside town that served as the setting for some of the series’ most dramatic scenes. Continue on to Cushendun Caves, which was the background for ships sailing from Westeros as well as the location of the caves where Melisandre gives birth to a murderous shadow baby in season 2. This is also where Jamie Lannister had his last fight on his failed attempt to save Cersi in season 8.   Your next stop will be Larrybane Quarry, which played a large role in both seasons 2 and 6 of the series—your guide will point out to you the many scenes you will recognize at this location. Take a lunch stop at Fullerton Arms, a hotel in which many of the cast stayed while filming. Check out the themed dining room with its very own Iron T...

    The tour was amazing well planned amazing views great info of each location and tour guide antony was amazing and whacky needs to improve scottish accent

  • Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure - Myth & Legends

    10. Belfast: Giant's Causeway Coastal Adventure - Myth & Legends

    Head out on the old Antrim coastal road to the northern tip of Ireland on this full-day tour from Belfast. Pass 12th-century Carrickfergus Castle en route. Stop in the picturesque village of Carnlough and take a walk by the small harbor. Continue along the coast and then through the Glens of Antrim, hearing the myths about the fairies and leprechauns said to reside there. Stop for lunch in the coastal town of Ballycastle, before heading to the Giant's Causeway. You'll hear the legend about the Giant Finn MacCool and the uniquely shaped stones. Enjoy access to the visitor's center and explore the history with insightful commentary from your audio guide. End the tour with photo stops at Dunluce Castle and the famous Dark Hedges

    Stuart was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable and very funny. Even though I’m not a GOT fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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What people are saying about County Antrim

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 392 reviews

Our guide Derek is a very funny guy which bring lots of fun and jokes during the trip and make you not feel boring while you're sitting in the coach on the road between the spots. He also talk about Irish history which give you a bit idea of Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland. The view is amazing in Northern Ireland, there're lots of places where used in the Game of Throne, would strong recommend to visit。

A great day out and Derek was an excellent, entertaining and informative tour guide. A mix between a great driving tour and really good sightseeing of Northern Ireland. A really memorable day and massive thanks to Derek for making the day safe and enjoyable for such a big group.

The Tour Guide and Bus Driver was so friendly and very accomodating, got plenty of jokes too and are so knowledgeable of the history of the places we visited. They have stories of fantasy and folklore that is entertaing and inspiring to listen to.

Great day out with informative and knowledgeable driver/guide. Would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast. We booked online prior to travelling but folk who booked in Bekfast the day before got the day trip cheaper than us.

It was lovely, the tour guide was funny and nice. Also enjoyed the coastal route scenery