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Tour Three

The Giants Causeway & North Antrim Coast 9-Hour Tour

Step into a world of history, breathtaking landscapes, and iconic landmarks with our 9-hour tour that takes you on an unforgettable journey through Northern Ireland's treasures. From the mystique of ancient castles to the unique rock formations of the Giant's Causeway, you'll be captivated at every turn.

Itinerary

Tour Highlights

Carrickfergus Castle

Scenic Costal Drive Glens Of Antrim

Ballygally Castle

Glenarm Castle

Carrick-A-Reed Rope Bridge

Giant's Causeway

Bushmills Distillery

Dunluce Castle

The Dark Hedges

1. Carrickfergus Castle - Our journey begins with a visit to the magnificent Carrickfergus Castle, one of Ireland's best-preserved castles, steeped in history. Take a leisurely walk, capturing stunning views and memorable photographs.


2. Scenic Coastal Drive - Travelling along the coast, we pass through picturesque towns and villages, offering ample opportunities for photo stops. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and coastal vistas along the Giant's Causeway coastal road and the Glens Of Antrim.


3. Ballygally Castle - En route, catch a glimpse of Ballygally Castle, reported to be the oldest occupied building in Ireland. Learn about the castle's intriguing history and the famous ghost stories associated with it.


4. Glenarm Village and Castle Walls - Discover the enchanting Glenarm Village and explore the historic Glenarm Castle walls. This stunning castle, dating back to the 1750s, is steeped in history and culture.


5. Carnlough Harbour - Immerse yourself in the beauty of Carnlough Harbour, a picturesque fishing village with a rich history. Featured in Game of Thrones as Braavos, this sleepy harbour offers a glimpse into the world of the hit HBO series.


6. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Viewing Point - Enjoy a panoramic view of the world-famous Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, suspended almost 100m above the Atlantic Ocean. Please note that bridge crossing requires advance ticket purchase and additional time allocation would need to be purchaced in advance. The crossing of the bridge takes aprox 120 minutes with a 1km walk to the bridge from the car park and 240 stairs down and a very steep set of stairs at the end and usually a long wait in line before crossing and then repeat the journey back.(NOTE our set tour does not do the crossing)


7. Ballintoy Harbour - Visit the charming Ballintoy Harbour, known for its sandy beach, rugged rocks, and lime caves. Recognised as the home of Theon and Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, this location offers stunning coastal views.


8. Dunseverick Castle Ruins - Step back in time as you explore the historic ruins of Dunseverick Castle, perched on the Causeway coastline. Absorb the atmosphere of this ancient castle and its connection to the Dalriada Gaelic kingdom.


9. The Giant's Causeway - Witness Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and the eighth wonder of the world - The Giant's Causeway. Marvel at the unique hexagonal rock formations resulting from volcanic activity. Note that an advance ticket purchase is required for entry to the visitors' centre only and the stones are free of charge to visit but car parking is charged at £10.00 (paid locally) (NOTE our set tour doesn't include the visitors centre)


10. Causeway Hotel - Savour a delicious lunch at the historic Causeway Hotel, known for its character and delightful culinary offerings. Indulge in freshly baked scones, hot meals, and beverages, including their renowned Baileys hot chocolate and Bailey’s coffee. (not included in price)


11. Dunluce Castle Viewing Point - Enjoy a scenic drive through Bushmills town, culminating in a visit to the Dunluce Castle viewing point. Admire the impressive castle ruins perched atop the North Antrim coast. Additional time and advance ticket purchases may be required to enter the ruins and additional time allocation would need to be purchaced in advance.(NOTE our set tour does not include entering the castle)


12. Bushmills Distillery - Experience the world's oldest licensed distillery, Bushmills Distillery, which has been crafting whiskey since 1608. Explore the distillery, browse the shop, and consider indulging in a whiskey-tasting experience. Please note that advance ticket purchases may be required for the distillery tour and additional time allocation would need to be purchaced in advance for the tour. The Distillery Tour takes aprox 90 minutes to complete. (NOTE our set tour does not include the tour but does allow time to do a tasting at your own expense)


13. Dark Hedges - Conclude your tour at the famous Dark Hedges tree tunnel, a captivating avenue of Beech trees dating back over 300 years. Known for its appearance in Game of Thrones, this natural wonder provides a memorable ending to our journey before we head back home via the motorway.


Please note that the tour duration is approximately 9 hours from pickup to drop-off, considering factors such as weather, queuing, and mealtimes. However, we strive to make the most of our time together and provide a fulfilling experience. The tour can be customised to suit your preferences, and we are open to incorporating additional attractions upon request. This tour would normally have enough time to include either the Rope Bridge crossing or the Distillery tour without purchasing extra time.

FAQs:

  • How long is the tour?

    • The tour is approximately 9 hours from pickup to drop off.

  • Are tickets required in advance?

    • Yes, for attractions like the Carrick-A-Reed Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, and Bushmills Distillery & we can help book these for you.

  • Can the tour be adjusted?

    • Absolutely! We're flexible to accommodate your preferences and interests.

  • Is the tour accessible for those with mobility issues?

    • Yes BUT only to certain sites, we can provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles on request and there is as much, or as little walking as you wish. Also during peak hours, a bus runs to and from the Giant's Causeway stones at an additional cost of £1. The Rope Bridge walk has 400 gradient stairs and is over 2km walk to and from the bridge and this can be replaced with the view point only if you wish.

Tailored Experiences:
If there's something not on our list that you're keen on, or if you wish to adjust the itinerary, please let us know. We also offer tailored experiences, including specialized tours across Northern Ireland.

Embark on Your Adventure Today!

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