Bushmills Castle & palace tours

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From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway and Game of Thrones Day Tour

1. From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway and Game of Thrones Day Tour

Discover the beauty of the Antrim coast and the world-famous Giant’s Causeway on a guided day tour. You will first visit Carrickfergus Castle before traveling on towards the old Antrim coastal route where you will wind through the small towns and villages, hearing the stories behind each one. Heading further along the coast before traveling through the nine Glens of Antrim, hearing the myths and legends of the fairies and leprechauns that reside in these Glens. Then, travel through the coastal town of Ballycastle before arriving at the Portaneevy View Point to see Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge from a distance. Stop to admire the views at White Park Bay and hear the stories behind the beautiful sights. Visit a number of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones locations; travel by Carnlough Harbour where Arya Stark swam, pass by Magharmorne Quarry where Castle Black is located, and finish at The Dark Hedges which was Kings Road. The final stop of the day is at the Giant’s Causeway where you can explore the historic stones and learn about the legend of the Giant Finn MacCool, and how and why he built the Causeway. After all your exploring is done you will travel directly back to Belfast via the inland route.

Belfast: Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Dunluce Castle

2. Belfast: Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Dunluce Castle

Discover the famous Giant's Causeway on a guided tour from Belfast. Visit the Dark Hedges, made famous in Game of Thrones, and admire the scenic views around Dunluce Castle. Depart Belfast and travel by coach to The Dark Hedges, a beautiful avenue of beech trees planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century as an impressive feature of the driveway to their Gracehill Manor. Continue to the Giant's Causeway to marvel at 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. Learn about the legend of Finn, said to have built the causeway to cross the Irish Sea to fight a Scottish giant known as Benandonner. Enjoy impressive views of Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre. Take around 2 hours to explore and look around. Stop for a picture at Dunluce Castle, a now-ruined medieval castle. Capture this photogenic castle built in the 13th century and hear how it has inspired many TV programs, poems, and songs.

Dublin: Giants Causeway Tour in Spanish

3. Dublin: Giants Causeway Tour in Spanish

Travel to the Giant's Causeway along the coastal drive with fantastic views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. You will visit the 37,000 basalt columns whose tops form “stepping stones” leading from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. They reappear in the island of Straffe, hence the legend that this was a road built by the giant Finn McCool to enable him to cross over to Scotland. Following the steps, you will experience one of the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges, which were used as a set for the hit TV series Game of Thrones. The hedges were planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century, with the intention of impressing visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges. Next on your tour, you will travel to the small picturesque village of Ballintoy, another famous location for several Game of Thrones sets. You will recognize the landscapes here from season 2, in which they were used in some of the most crucial scenes in the series. You will then travel along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic drives in the world, now rated as one of the world's best road journeys. You will travel by windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery, and fabulous unspoiled beaches before reaching your next port of call, Dunluce Castle, which was home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En-route you will pass through Bushmills, famed for its fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world. Your final stop will be at the Belfast City Center, where you will have approximately 60-minutes free time to enjoy and explore Northern Ireland's capital before returning to Dublin at approximately 8:30PM.

From Belfast: Private Giant's Causeway County Antrim Tour

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

From Belfast: Giants Causeway Full-Day Private Guided Tour

6. From Belfast: Giants Causeway Full-Day Private Guided Tour

The Giants causeway is the only unesco world heritage site in Northern Ireland. Situated on the beautiful North coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking views, this is a must see for anyone traveling to our wonderful country. Often called the eighth wonder of the world, the Giants causeway is a magical, mythical and mysterious place to visit. Made up of over 40 thousand polygonal columns. These stones were created more than 60 million years ago. Was it volcanic activity or a dispute between two giants?? Let us take you there and you can decide for yourself when you see it firsthand. Travel in comfort in your own private vehicle, along with a professional local guide and enjoy some Irish craic (fun) at no extra cost!! Itinerary: Arrange pickup time and location. Travel to the Giants causeway taking in the breathtaking scenery of Ireland's North coast. Visit many areas of interest for example: Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (viewing point only) Ballintoy harbour The Giants causeway Dunluce Castle Bushmills Distillery (optional) Dark hedges The above itinerary is a template and can be tailored to suit if requested. The Giants causeway tour is an all day adventure lasting approximately 8hrs, although this can change in certain circumstances for example cruise ship schedule etc.....

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 379 reviews

The Giant’s Causeway trip was amazing! As a solo traveller for the first time I was a bit nervous, but the trip was very well-structured, with enough time to do everything I wanted to, and I got to have an amazing experience with very little planning/effort on my part. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to explore more of Northern Ireland beyond just Belfast, because the views of the Antrim coastline were remarkable, as were the Dark Hedges. All in all, just very good craic, and very good value for money.

Took the red route- it was a real treat to see Giant’s Causeway from above. It does involve steep slopes down narrow hillsides but well worth the rough terrain and extra steps! Well organised tour and a super guide!

Excursão obrigatória para quem vai a Belfast. Excelente guia, muito simpático e com sentido de humor. Recomendo a 100%

What a great day and our tour guide Lindsay ( don’t know if I spent it right ) was amazing and so much fun

Lovely experience. The driver/guide was amazing. Highly recommend