THIS 1 DAY TOUR TO THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY ALSO INCLUDES CARRICK A REDE ROPE BRIDGE, Dark Hedges – Game of Thrones, DUNLUCE CASTLE & BELFAST CITY.
Jump aboard our tour to one of the Ireland’s Wonders! Explore the mystical mythology of Northern Ireland and the story of Finn McCool (helped) by volcanic activity, the Irish Giant who built the Causeway. This is a site of World Heritage and is therefore ranked alongside Mount Everest and the Giant Redwoods of California for its importance.
Our guides will bring their own slant on the stories and myths and wil ensure that you have an experience of a lifetime.
We also take in a visit to the “Carrick-a-Rede” rope bridge, price included, where the brave can face their fears and cross over. A trip to Ireland cannot be completed without a visit to Ireland’s first World Heritage site.
To begin, departure takes place outside the old stone church located off of Suffolk Street (sitemap is available within the link to the booking page) which is the governmental tourist office near Grafton Street and is directly located inside of the church. More specifically, the office is called “Dublin Tourism”. Once you’ve found the location of departure, you’ll meet your fun-loving and very knowledgeable tour guide who will introduce you to your fellow travel companions!
Our First stop of the day is the Dark Hedges. This fantastic stretch of road was planted with Beech trees by James Stuart in the 1700s. The intertwining trees create an amazing specticle and were featured in the Game of thrones.
Next, we will stop for a short while to breathe in the fresh air while having an energizing stroll around the area with plenty of ideal photo opportunities. Afterwards, we will head towards the renowned Giants Causeway. From there we will drive through the charming village of Ballintoy as well as having the surreal opportunity of seeing spectacular views over Whiteparks Bay and Portbradden. Once we arrive at the Causeway, we highly suggest strolling up to the very peak of the cliffs so that you’re able to enjoy a panoramic view of the causeway then descend down to the point referred to as the “Organ” for which you will be highly impressed by this wondrous sight. As for a bite to eat, you can either pack your own lunch for a picnic by the sea or choose from dining at The Nook or the Causeway Hotel.
Once you’ve finished with lunch, we’ll head off towards the famous “Carrick-a-Rede” rope bridge which is managed by the National Trust. In order to show our personal support for this conservational charity, we include the price of the bridge-tour within the overall budget of our packaged deal. Also, you may notice some of the native wildlife along the way as you prepare for the 20 minute descend up to the bridge for your courageous “leap of faith”. As you fearlessly walk across, you will genuinely notice the breathtaking views looking out towards the Rathlin Island’s and Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.
Next, we will jump aboard the bus once again around 3:00pm to head towards the grand city of Belfast. Our tour will be setup as a roundabout route so that you’re able to capture a full-length picture of the praised about Dunluce Castle, the most romantic castle in all of Ireland which was home to the McDonnell Clan for many years. Not to mention, that the Dunluce Castle has been referred to as the primary inspiration for CS Lewis’s fictional castle “Clair Paravel” which was established in her popular series, “The Chronicles of Narnia”. In addition, we’ll be passing through the spirited town of Bushmills where Ireland’s very first hydro power plant was originally built as well as being the proud makers of a wonderful brand of whiskey!
Once we’ve arrived at the notable city of Belfast, you’ll be allotted an hour or so to go about sightseeing at your own convenience. We recommend visiting the main shopping district for souvenirs, the historic Titanic Quarter and of course the Belfast City Hall. Afterwards, we’ll finish up our fun filled adventure by making our way back to Dublin all within a days’ time.
To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!