A Giants Causeway Adventure

A Giants Causeway Adventure
Price: $149.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes and hat. Rain protection if necessary. Camera for photos.
Restrictions Must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. OK for a collapsible wheelchair and walker, but the excursion is not wheelchair friendly. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is not recommended for those with a fear of heights.

A Giant's 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, along with a photo-stop at the viewing gallery of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which was first erected by fishermen in 1755

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 on 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 stop at a local village on the return journey to stretch your legs and take some more amazing photos to remember your day--you might even have an opportunity to enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee, or a stronger drink (not included), but we will leave that decision up to you!

On your way back to the city, you will be taken on a tour that allows you to journey along the Peace Wall and lets you marvel at the world famous Belfast murals on Falls and Shankill roads.

Be sure to book your Giant's Causeway & Antrim Coast full day tour today so you too can walk in the footsteps of giants on this scenic Irish experience.

4.5 Stars4.4 / 5  |  14 ReviewsReview This Tour
Nice scenic itinerary
June 11, 2022
Comfortable bus. Outstanding driver and guide. Plenty of time at Giants Causeway. Time for lunch in a quant Pub. Nice drive along the coast and a short driving tour of Belfast. All in all a nice day in Northern Ireland
Reviewer: Doug D
4 Stars
Great Guides
September 15, 2019
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: Ian
5 Stars
Great excursion!!!
June 11, 2019
Giant's Causeway and the Rope Bridge were highlights of this excursion. One of our best excursions.
5 Stars
Giants Causeway Adventure, Dublin Ireland
June 09, 2019
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: Ruby Weitzell
4 Stars
Excellent tour
September 17, 2018
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: Sandy Simonson
5 Stars
Definitely Interesting Natural Formations
September 06, 2018
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: Diane Jacobson
3 Stars