Tour Code: 7572P2
Duration: 14 hours
Take the full Coastal route from Belfast to the Giants Causeway. Explore Ireland in a unique way that most people don't get to. See Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and embark on an unique 14-hour guided trip from Dublin and visit the beautiful location of Giants Causeway and venture across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
Meet your guide in central Dublin in early morning to start your trek to Belfast where you will spend approximately 45-minutes. Belfast has a very compact city center as a legacy of the Troubles.
The next stop, Dark Hedges, will be a 10-15 minute stop. The Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion Gracehill Manor. The most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland.
Next stop, Bushmills Distillery, the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. 400 years of experience in the art of making whiskey guarantees a very good shot of whiskey. Stop for 20 minutes to sample the whiskey and take a few pictures. After, do a quick 5-minute photo stop at arguably some of the most picturesque ruins in all of Ireland, Dunluce Castle. This is the type of location that makes even a picture taken on your smartphone look like a pictures taken by professional.
Then you'll get to experience the beautiful location of Giant's Causeway for at least 1.5 hours. This must-see World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and for good reason. Magnificent seascape and of course the awe-inspiring hexagonal/polygonal stone columns that form the legendary causeway itself, some of which reach 40 feet into the air. The Giant’s Causeway was declared a world heritage site in 1986. Here you can have a sit down lunch if you prefer. We added the extra lunch stop time onto the Causeway stop.
The brave will have the opportunity to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (crossing fee not included). Carrick-a-Rede is an abandoned fishing island located just a few miles from the Giant’s Causeway. This 90ft deep, 60ft wide chasm is traversed by a traditionally built rope bridge which rewards the daring visitor with arguably the best views in the country. Spend approximately an hour and 20 minutes there.
After, get back on the coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle and Cushendun where you will enjoy fantastic view of islands just of the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island or maybe even a glimpse of Scotland. Stop for 20-minutes at the closest point between Ireland and Scotland, Cushendun, as the last stop before returning to Belfast. The guides will also tell you the story of the statue of Johann the Goat.
Another unique part of the tour will be going across the Glens of Antrim with amazing panoramic views, instead of driving around them, on the way back to Belfast.
Returning to Dublin at approximately 8:30pm.