Tour Code: 8617P3
Duration: 1 day
Enjoy a tour of the awe-inspiring Northern Ireland coastline including a visit to the majestic Giant’s Causeway. This wonderful Giant's Causeway tour also includes a visit to the Dunluce Castle, the opportunity to cross the swinging Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
The tour departs form from Belfast. You will travel along the famous Antrim Coast Road, with views across Scotland. Listen to an interesting live commentary as you marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Antrim Coast and the Glens of Antrim. As you leave Belfast, there will be a short photo-stop at Carrickfergus Castle to give you a taste of what is on offer on the day ahead.
Enjoy the first main stop of the day, where the adventure enthusiast can make the adrenaline-pumping trip across the swinging Carrick-a-rede Rope bridge, and back again (March - October only, weather permitting). The bridge spans a chasm some 30 metres deep and 20 metres wide. Earlier it was a single hand rail and widely spaced slats which fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island.
Then travel onward to the main highlight of the tour, the Giants Causeway, Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and view its incredible rock formations. Dotted around the coast, you will come across small sheltered harbors and slipways, fishermen’s cottages and rock formations. Spend some time climbing over the ancient stones, before making a retreat to one of the tempting cafes or restaurants at the Causeway for lunch (own expense).
End this activity packed day with a visit to the ruins of the ancient Dunluce Castle. Admire the breathtaking scenery all around this ancient castle. The castle is one of the most extensive ruins of a medieval castle in Northern Ireland. You can then relax on the comfortable journey back to Belfast.