A Giants Causeway Adventure
A trip to Ireland will not be complete without a visit to the legendary Giant's Causeway! Volcanic activity helped forge this wonder of the world some 60 million years ago. Other tour highlights include the ruins of Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and a scenic drive through Dark Hedges, famed by the hit TV series Game of Thrones.
Depart Belfast and journey to the seaside town of Ballycastle to join the Antrim coast. With its spectacular scenery, this is an expedition any visitor to Ireland must do. The world famous Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. The 6 km of sheer cliffs rising to over 90m and forming a series of bays are spectacular. Check out the thousands of basalt columns whose tops form "stepping stones" leading from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. They reappear in the island of Straffe, hence the legend that this was a road built by the giant Finn McCool to cross over to Scotland. Truly an amazing wonder of the world.
Along the route, you'll experience one of the most dramatic drives in the world, now rated as one of the world's greatest road journeys. See windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery, and fabulous unspoiled beaches. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce, a medieval Irish castle on the Antrim Coast. If time allows, there is an optional visit to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, first erected by salmon fishermen in 1755. Many fans of the popular TV series Game of Thrones will recognize the scenic drive through Dark Hedges with its 200 year old beech trees canopying over the roadway.
Be sure to book your Belfast tour today so you too can walk in the footsteps of giants on this scenic full day Irish experience.
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.