Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast (Including Game of Thrones Film Locations) 


Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage site of Giant’s Causeway
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Fully guided tour
  • Dunluce Castle
  • Antrim Coast Road
  • The Dark Hedges

Depart Belfast and travel along one of the top 5 scenic drives in the world, the Antrim Coastal Route. First stop on the tour is Carrickfergus Castle which is a Norman castle build in 1177, after 800 years of history the castle still looks incredible today.

After around 45 minutes travelling along the Antrim Coast Road the next stop is Carnlough Harbour for a comfort break. A short walk across the road will reward you with the first film location in Game of Thrones, Carnlough Harbour. The harbour has not changed in hundreds of years and features in many paintings.

As the tour proceeds along the Coastal Road the next stop is a viewing point sitting above the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Unfortunately the bridge is closed for coach tours but the viewpoint has the ideal view.

The Iconic Dark Hedges is next on the itinerary and provides one of the best Instagram opportunities of the day. Fans of Game of Thrones will instantly recognise this as the Kings Road from Game of Thrones. Whether you are a fan of the show or not, these 300 year old beech trees is an incredible sight. This will be our main lunch stop of the day and you are welcome to eat your pre packed lunch that you brought with you or we would recommend selecting from a menu and eating at The Dark Hedges Hotel.

The next stop is the highlight of the tour and what you have come to see, the Giant’s Causeway. The Giant's Causeway has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world, and once you have visited the site you’ll quickly see why. The area consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcano eruption 60 million years ago. This is one of the world’s great natural attractions although many Irish passionately believe the Causeway was built by the Celtic warrior hero Finn McCool. We will tell you the story and let you decide.

After the Giant’s Causeway the last stop of the day is the new viewpoint above Dunluce Castle. Home to the McQuillan family who built the fortress around 500 years ago. Game of Thrones fans will immediately recognize the House of Greyjoy .One of the most spectacular castle ruins anywhere in the world, Dunluce Castle is located on top of cliffs that collapse into the North Atlantic below. The Castle’s dramatic history of violence, intrigue and rebellion is matched by the scandal and betrayal committed by the Greyjoys in Game of Thrones.

It's now time to sit back and relax for the journey back to Belfast and to check your phone for all the incredible memories you will take with you.

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All parents/guardians planning to bring a child must book a child ticket. All children under the age of 3 are required to use a child seat. Parents/Guardians are responsible for supplying their own child seat.

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Giants Causeway - Giants Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SZ, UK

Schedule

  • Check-in at 8:45am
  • Depart Belfast at 9:00am
  • Carrickfergus Castle
  • Carnlough Harbour
  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (Viewpoint)
  • The Dark Hedges (Lunch Stop)
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Dunluce Castle (Photo Stop)
  • Antrim Coast Road
  • Return to Belfast at approx. 6:00pm
  • Check-in at the tour shop, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 8:45am
  • Tour departs from the tour shop, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast. BT2 7BA (facing the Grand Opera House) at 9:00am
  • Drop off in Belfast City Centre at approx 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: ALL TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS.

There is a lot of walking on what are sometimes uneven surfaces during this tour. Please come dressed appropriately for not only the season but also for the activity.

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain coat

*For your safety, we have a limited number of booster seats for children. Please request one at the time of booking.

  • Luxury coach.
  • Qualified and entertaining tour guide.
  • Dunluce Castle. (Photo Stop)
  • Please check-in 15 minutes before departure time.

Giants Causeway
The Giants Causeway, commonly called ‘the 8th wonder of the world', it is the only world heritage site in Ireland. During our stop here you can spend time climbing over the ancient stones, snapping photos and reflecting on the myths and legends of this very unique area.

Dunluce Castle
We then make our way to Dunluce Castle for a photo opportunity. This now-ruined medieval castle sits perched on the edge of a basalt cliff and is one of the most picturesque castles anywhere in Ireland.

Carnlough Village
Our second last stop of the day takes us into the picturesque fishing village of Carnlough for a quick comfort break. The village stop is a fitting end to your trip as you take in the quaint harbour used by pleasure boats and small fishing vessels in an area rich for both sea and fresh water angling.

Antrim Coast Road
The Antrim Coast Road is widely agreed to be one of the finest stretches of road anywhere in the world. The road hugs the coastline giving incredible seaside views, passing unspoilt beaches and sheltering under rugged cliffs. You may even see Scotland on a good day!

Carrickfergus Castle
Our last stop is at Carrickfergus Castle, situated on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. This Norman Castle, which dates back to 1177, was besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French for centuries. It remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland and presents a great opportunity for photographs.

All that then remains to be done is to sit back and relax on the comfortable journey back to Belfast in one of our luxury coaches. This really is a must take tour, and with the combination of our luxury coaches, experienced, friendly tour guides, and wonderful attractions, you would be mad to miss it!

  • 15% cancellation fee up to 72 hours before the departure date.
  • 25% cancellation fee up to 12 hours before the departure date.
  • Anything canceled within 12 hours will not be refunded.
  • Cancellation of some attractions may not be accepted. These are set forth by the attractions themselves.
  • Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions you will not be able to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
  • We are not made liable for any closures of attractions due to extreme weather.
  • All tours are subject to minimum numbers.

We have a limited number of children's booster seats available. If you require one please request at the time of booking.

 
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