After a confusing start looking for the right bus (the tour operator was under a different name), our guide (Gail) was very knowledgeable and caring, and gave us lots of information. At the Causeway she handed us over to a local guide who leisurely walked us down, stopping at various points for stories. A shuttle bus is available for the return up the hill.
Reviewer: VERA MITROVICH
Giant's Causeway and the Rope Bridge were highlights of this excursion. One of our best excursions.
Reviewer: Ruby Weitzell
First of all I can't say enough good about Shore Excursions. We have used them 3 times in 3 areas of the world and NEVER been disappointed! That being said, my favorite trips have been with very small groups. However, certain outings naturally attract and/or require big groups. This happens to be one of the large group tours, never my preference. However, they do a great job, their guides are very knowledgeable and I intend to continue booking my tours through Shore Excursions whenever and wherever possible.
Reviewer: Sandy Simonson
We had a group of thirty with an excellent guide (former history teacher) and driver. The castles were fun to see but the highlights were the driving along the Coast, countryside and then the Causeway and rope bridge. The bridge isn't for everyone; we thought it a "once and done" type of thing but we would definitely go back to the Causeway. We enjoyed the tour of Belfast at the end and are appalled that the remains a wall dividing two religious groups. But then aren't virtually all skirmishes/wars somehow involved with religion? Here is it 2018 and co-existence in the world still is impossible, sad to say.
Reviewer: Diane Jacobson
The Giant's Causeway natural formations were very interesting to see. It was very crowded since we were there in August and the time there was very limited. It would be a good place to visit off season and with a lot more time. Bring your raincoat just in case since it is right on the coast.
Reviewer: Denise L Rose
The Antrim Coast was beautiful. The rope bridge was a must do and the walk down to the Giants Causeway was a long one but well worth it. This excursion will not disappoint.
Reviewer: Mark Klein
An amazing wonder of the world. Worth the long drive from the port. Wear good walking shoes.
Reviewer: Erin Dwyer
The causeway tour itself was quite good. But the ending city tour was simply a drive through rundown parts of Belfast to look at wall separating Catholics and Protestants during the Troubles. That was a waste of time.
Reviewer: Gary Malo
Both guide and tour were excellent
Nice small group. After a nice drive to the Causeway, we were dropped off and had a approx. 15 minute walk down to the Causeway. There is also a shuttle you can take down. Our driver did not go with us, which was fine. We didn't really need a guide. We stopped at BallyCastle for lunch and our driver recommended a good place for lunch. We were unable to stop at the rope bridge. Our driver said it was out of their control. Whoever runs the rope bridge decided there were too many buses and we were not given permission to go. Just be aware that this may not be part of your trip.
This tour was everything we expected it to be. We had a small group of 14 people. The large van was clean and comfortable. Our driver was very informative and a very capable driver. The Giant's Causeway was amazing and we were given ample time to walk down, look around, and walk back up. It's about a 15 minute walk from where the van left us down to the Causeway. The driver does not accompany you down, which was fine. We stopped in BallyCastle for a lunch stop. Our driver recommended a very good restaurant there. He had us back in Belfast early so he was able to give us a nice drive by tour of Belfast which was not originally included. I have used Shore Excursions in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
I booked five of us on this tour and we all thought it offered excellent value. We were picked up at the ship and took a more direct route to the causeway to beat the crowds. We were blessed with lovely weather, our tour guide was entertaining and informative. After the causeway, we had a beautiful coastal drive, then finished up with a city tour of Belfast before being dropped off at our ship.
Absolutely best excursion of my 9 port trip. Hiked around trails with plenty of time and enjoy the scene. I am shocked so many didn't get off the bus to experience it.