Tour Code: 15106P1
Duration: 10 hours
Spend a memorable day visiting what is undoubtedly Northern Ireland's most infamous attraction. Travel by coach on a journey you will remember for a lifetime, taking in the spectacular natural beauty that is the Antrim Coastal Road, Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Giant's Causeway, and the Game of Thrones locations, including the Dark Hedges plus much much more. This tour travels the entire coast road from Belfast which is a must-see area of outstanding natural beauty. Not all tours to the Causeway include this but is widely known to be best route to the causeway. To leave this out of your tour would be a big loss!!
Fully-Guided Giants Causeway Day Tour with Game of Thrones locations
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Dark Hedges "Kings Road Game of Thrones location"
Plus much much more
Game of Thrones Sites:
Magheramourne Quarry (Castle Black first seen in episode 103 "Lord Snow")
Larrybane Quarry (King Renly and Queen Margaery meet Catelyn Stark - Season 2)
Carnlough Village (Arya Stark swims in the harbour - Season 6)
The Dark Hedges (Kings Road, Arya's Escape - Season 2)
Your tour will depart from Belfast on a guided journey that you will remember for a lifetime, taking in the spectacular natural beauty that is the Antrim Coastal Road.
Shortly after embarking, our first stop will be at Carrickfergus Castle. This 12th century Norman castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Ireland. Besieged by the Scots, Irish and the French, the castle is steeped in history and is where King William III first set foot in Ireland in 1690. We will then travel the entire coastal route along the Antrim coast road and you will be able to marvel at the breath-taking views of the Glens of Antrim whilst also having time to sample the scenic delights and idyllic charm of the quaint little towns and villages you will be passing through, including the following: Glenarm, Carnlough, Cushendall and Ballycastle, the home to the one and only 400 year old ‘Oul Lammas Fair’.
The next stop will be at the Carrick-a-Rede ropebridge with its death defying 100ft drop with crashing waves and views across to Rathlin island and Scotland the Mull of Kintyre (cross at your own risk, weather permitting, at own expense) 1km walk.
We then travel on a short journey through Ballintoy to the Giants Causeway. There will then be a lunch stop at Giant's Barn for 30 minutes (own expense). You can bring your own lunch. Then we will visit the main attraction of the day and the mythical wonder that is the ‘Giants Causeway‘. The Giants Causeway is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of life’s must-see geological phenomenon often called the 8th wonder of the world. Follow in the footsteps of the giants of Irish folklore, Finn MacCool and Benandonner, and stand on the hexagonal shaped stones (which are estimated to be a staggering 62-65 million years old) whilst also enjoying the awe inspiring and majestic views. Can you spot the Giants Chair or the Giants organ Carved into the basalt rocks? Choose which path you take to the Causeway, or if you don't wish to walk, use the shuttle bus (small charge).
After the Causeway we will visit 'The Dark Hedges' used in the Game of Thrones television series "The Kings Road".
We will then travel inland back to Belfast returning at 6.30 to 7.30pm depending on season. If you have a flight from the international airport, we can arrange a taxi to the airport before the time we would arrive in Belfast.