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Belfast: Giants Causeway and North Coast Small Group Tour

1. Belfast: Giants Causeway and North Coast Small Group Tour

Excite and challenge your senses with a feast of beauty, sights and smells that have to be experienced first hand. After getting picked up from your hotel in Belfast, begin your journey along the beautiful North Coast. Take in the breathtaking beauty and scenery this leisurely drive has to over as you stop at fishing villages and pass through glens and valleys. Listen to your guide as they recount myths and legends along the way, from the arrival of Scottish clans to the battles of Giants and why wolves or snakes have no place in Northern Irish landscapes. At your first stop, experience the beauty of the famous Dark Hedges which formed the backdrop of that iconic Game of Thrones scene. Later, walk in the footsteps of giants on the Causeway, or if you dare, cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge. This tour has something for everyone, young and old alike, using drone technology you can also see the coastline from a birds-eye view, making the tour perfect for those with mobility issues who still want to see the sights. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Belfast at the end of the day.

From Belfast: Game of Thrones Full-Day Luxury Private Tour

2. From Belfast: Game of Thrones Full-Day Luxury Private Tour

Explore some of the 25 filming locations of the hit TV show Game of Thrones. After hotel pickup in Belfast, head to the Dark Hedges. Drive along the King's Road, which led Ned Stark to his death and Arya Stark away from King's Landing.  Next explore Ballyintoy Harbor, location of Theon Greyjoy's return to the Iron Islands. Move on to Larybae quarry, where Renly and Queen Marjery watched the Queen’s brother and Brienne of Tarth fight in season 2. Visit Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Dunluce Castle, known as the House of Greyjoy. See Cushendun Caves, a 400 million-year-old formation used in series 2 for the birth of Melisandre's monstrous shadow baby. See the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before making your way back to Belfast along the Antrim Coast.

Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway & Antrim Private Tour

3. Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway & Antrim Private Tour

Start your tour from the center of Belfast and head to the north coast through Antrim. Visit the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, the famous Giant’s Causeway, made up of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Head to Old Bushmills Distillery to discover Belfast's long tradition with distillation. Visit Dunluce Castle, one of the most dramatic ruins in the world, for a photo-stop. Move on to Dunseverick Castle, destroyed by General Robert Munro in 1642 and his Cromwellian troops in 1650. As you head over the Knocksoghey Brae, be greeted by spectacular views on Ballintoy Harbor. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots and as the Iron Islands. Move on to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, near the charming village of Ballintoy. Choose to cross the bridge to support the National Trust, enjoy a coastal walk, or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Finally, make your way back to Belfast along the Antrim Coast Road to see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day, see the Scottish coast 13 miles away.

Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

4. Belfast: Causeway and Antrim Coast Private Tour

Travel along the Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world’s 5 most spectacular drives, and discover some of Ireland’s most exciting spots. Start your day with a stop at beautiful Ballycastle before travelling on to Giant’s Causeway. Spend some time climbing over ancient stones and untamed landscapes. And when you have explored enough, take a well-deserved break at one of the local cafes to enjoy a delicious lunch. After your meal, visit the ancient ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo opportunity. Visit Bushmills, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, and browse the extensive gift shop, or make a quick visit to the bar to have a taste of the famous drink. Your next stop will be Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge. Take a trip across the bridge if you're brave enough, or take an exhilarating walk to enjoy the stunning views if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on land. Finalize your adventure with a relaxing drive to Belfast through the 9 Glens of Antrim.

Giant's Causeway: Guided Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour

5. Giant's Causeway: Guided Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour

This tour reveals some of the unique history of Northern Ireland and includes the only available crossing of the iconic Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Meeting your guide on the mainland, you will walk along the cliff path and cross the spectacular bridge, waves crashing below you. You’re about to become one of the few people who have stepped beyond this bridge to the tiny island of Carrick-a-Rede. Built in 1755, the Bridge was a pathway to a fishing industry that sustained local families for centuries. It does hang 30 metres above the sea though, so cross it if you dare (yes it's safe). Once you conquer the rope bride you can visit an old fisherman's cottage and learn the identities and stories of the men who worked and lived there. With views of the Antrim shoreline and the bay below this is the Ireland some people only see photos of: the real Emerald Isle. You will also learn about the daily catch and how to tie fishing knots. If you're hungry after all that you can enjoy a hamper made up of local produce from an array of artisan producers including chocolatiers, brewers, distillers and a few tasty surprises.

Belfast: North Irish Coast and Giant's Causeway Private Tour

6. Belfast: North Irish Coast and Giant's Causeway Private Tour

Drive the North Antrim Coast to Carnlough harbor, most famous for the Game of Thrones, then through the nine Glens of Antrim. You will be passing through Glendun, the smallest of the nine glens but by far the most beautiful. Arrive at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge where you can brave the bridge if you dare, followed by some well-earned lunch. After this, you travel along the Causeway Coast and arrive at the Giants Causeway, famous for the legend of Finn McCool and a must-see world heritage site. After leaving the Causeway you will visit the world-famous Bushmills Distillery where you will taste the oldest whiskey in the world in their 1608 bar. You’ll visit the majestic Dunluce Castle before starting your return journey to Belfast. Finally, as you journey back towards Belfast you will take in the Dark Hedges made famous as the ‘Kings Road’ in the Game of Thrones.

Private Tour of Giant's Causeway

7. Private Tour of Giant's Causeway

The first stop of the day is the beautiful town of Carrickfergus so you can have a walk around the 12th-century castle and see the stone walls and ancient harbor. You will also drive past Magheramorne Quarry which has featured in HBO’s TV series Game of Thrones and has been used to film scenes for Castle Black, Hardhome and The Wall. You will travel along the fantastic Antrim coast road with the Irish sea on your right and the Glens of Antrim on the left of the coach. We will be passing the spectacular Glens of Antrim and crossing the Glen Dun Bridge before climbing to the top of Glen Dun and then descending into the town of Ballycastle. You will stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge before moving on to the old quarry of Larrybane. The highlight of the day is your stop at Giant's Causeway, where you will be able to walk across the stones themselves. The  last stop of the day before returning to Belfast is a stop at the amazing Dark Hedges.

From Belfast: Private Northern Ireland Highlights 2-Day Tour

8. From Belfast: Private Northern Ireland Highlights 2-Day Tour

Make the most of your time in Northern Ireland with a private and customizable 2-day tour from Belfast. See the country's most iconic sights including Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. On day 2, see the capital city's highlights on a guided Belfast city tour. Day 1 Discover the magic of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway on a full-day trip from Belfast. Enjoy some of the most beautiful Antrim coast and Causeway coast scenery that Northern Ireland has to offer and visit some of the North's best attractions. Climb across the stones of the jewel in the crown that is the Causeway coast at the Giant's Causeway. You can also visit attractions such as Dunluce Castle and Old Bushmills distillery. If you're feeling courageous, cross the nail-biting Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Travel back to Belfast along the Antrim Coastal Road and take in incredible views of the seaside, unspoiled beaches, and sheltering under rugged cliffs. You may even see Scotland on a clear day. Day 2Take away the stress of planning a tour itinerary that covers the historical context of Belfast’s conflict-related sights with a private guided tour. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on a private tour of the city's sights and murals, and gain an intimate insight into landmarks such as the Shankill murals, Clonard Monastery, and Titanic Quarter. Travel in a private vehicle and relax with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Drive through the once war-torn streets with your guide where now the murals tell the history. Pass through the Peace Wall that still divides the working-class communities of the Catholic Falls and Protestant Shankill.

From Belfast: Private Giant's Causeway County Antrim Tour

9. From Belfast: Private Giant's Causeway County Antrim Tour

Launching our new VIP Luxury Private Tour for this Summer Season. We value our guest experience, putting you at the heart of everything we do, and this summer we aim to go that extra furlong for your comfort and style. Offering esteemed guests the new Luxury VIP Private Tour to The Giant’s Causeway. Exclusively bringing you a combination tour that encompasses the essence of quality and comfort to your most desired locations. Luxury Giant’s Causeway Tour brings you the ultimate experience, on this full-day tour Experience a jam-packed day filled with Northern Ireland's top attractions, including the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Old Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce castles. This tour lasts from the time you wish to start until you are finished - no rush it's Ireland! Cruise ship visitors are time-sensitive and must be returned on time, so we are flexible with our timings to suit you, so you can spend as long as you want at any venue. Your tour will begin from your pickup location, where you will meet your driver/guide for the day. There we will begin our journey to the north coast traveling through the rolling farmland of County Antrim. 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 unspoiled beaches, and sheltering under rugged cliffs. You may even see Scotland on a good day! Carnlough Village: Our first stop of the day takes us into the amazing picturesque fishing village of Carnlough for a quick comfort break. Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge: Next stop we visit one of the most visited places in Northern Ireland amazing Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge where you can, of course, cross the bridge which spans a chasm over 75ft in height. The lovely coastal path provides a spectacular walk with stunning sea and cliff views. Next stop Giants Causeway, Commonly called ‘the 8th wonder of the world’, 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. Lunch Stop: we can stop for lunch in a nice Irish pub to sample our good food and maybe a cheeky pint of Guinness. Or you can sample some locally caught fish in one of the best fish and chips shops and of course not forgetting the mushy peas. Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery: Our next stop of the day is at Bushmills Whiskey Distillery which has been creating beautiful ‘water of life ‘since 1608 making this the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Dunluce Castle: We continue a wonderful day with a photo stop at Dunluce Castle. We arrive at one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the world. Prepare to be amazed at the way this old castle hangs over the edge of the cliffs. The Dark Hedges: last stop is one of the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges.

Giant's Causeway: Private History and Heritage Walking Tour

10. Giant's Causeway: Private History and Heritage Walking Tour

Visit the Giant's Causeway, one of Ireland’s biggest attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the basalt rock formations and see why people have been visiting since the 17th century. Tour the site with a local guide whose family has worked in the area for nearly 130 years. Meet your guide and listen to the interesting history and heritage of the Giant's Causeway. Hear how friends and neighbors developed the local tourism industry and set the standards of Irish hospitality. Be introduced to the people from the Causeway and have an intimate connection through storytelling. Follow your guide as they show you around the site, including a tour of the National Trust Visitor Centre. Hear legends and tricks of the trade that have made the local tourism industry what it is today.

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What people are saying about Bushmills

Our guide was early for the trip, did not have to wait for the pickup at the hotel. We had a large van for the five of us. Frank was the driver and he had chips, water, jaffa cakes, and umbrellas for us. He showed us the sites, talked about the history of the area and his own personal connection with the it, and growing up in Belfast during "the troubes". We stopped at the Bushmill Inn for lunch. Very good food with a nice charming atmosphere. (Frank ask us what type of food that we wanted and whether in a restaurant or pub, we let Frank pick) The wind was blowing hard and raining for most all of the trip, but Frank worked though it by doing the trip in a different order to minimize the time in the rain, and made the day most enjoyable. I would recommend this trip.

One of our most enjoyable travel experiences ever. Bobby was an informative and knowledgeable guide. He whizzed us up to North Antrim in no time at all and showed us some wonderful sights. From the "Dark Hedges" of GOT to the wonders of the Giant's Causeway we were amazed at what we saw. We were unable to get into Bushmills or visit the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge because of COVID closures so Bobby compensated by extending the tour to include an impromptu trip around the Belfast Troubles area on both sides of the Peace Wall. A wonderful day out.

Our guide, Bobby, was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He went out of his way for my Son and I. The scenery was beautiful and a "must see". Very happy with this tour!

Bobby was an amazing guide! Not only did we have a fantastic time on the tour, we learned so much from him! I would recommend a tour with him to anyone who is visiting Northern Ireland!

Very enjoyable tour.

The driver was entertaining. The taxi was comfortable. The scenery unforgettable.