Tour Code: 8962P4
Duration: 13 hours
Discover the legend of the Giant’s Causeway on a 12-hour scenic tour that also includes a visit to Belfast, and the imposing Dunluce Castle atop the basalt cliffs of County Antrim. Enjoy panoramic views of Scotland's Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island and visit the medieval fortress of Dunluce Castle. You will learn about the MacDonald clan and see the stunning hexagonal basalt rocks of the Giant's Causeway. The day will conclude with a tour of Belfast city center and a drive of the scenic coastal roads of County Antrim.
On this day tour, you will enjoy a full-day scenic tour to the basalt rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. Formed more than 60 million years ago, the legend of the rocks features an Irish giant named Finn who was challenged to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland.
The tour departs from Dublin, stroll along the windswept path of County Antrim on arrival, and get panoramic views of the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island. Continue along the coastal road, and enjoy wonderful views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden.
It is then time to explore the 37,000 basalt “stepping stone” columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Towering from the cliff, and disappearing under the sea to reappear on Straffe Island, learn the legend of Finn before driving along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic roads in the world.
See wind-blasted cliffs and unspoiled beaches of Northern Ireland. Stop at Dunluce Castle to tour the former residence of the McDonnell clan, considered by many to be the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route, pass through a town famed for its fantastic whisky, Bushmills. End with an orientation tour of Belfast city center, including City Hall, Victoria Square, and the famous Titanic Dry Dock, where the famous ocean liner was built.