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Shore Excursions

Our most recommended County Antrim Shore Excursions

Belfast: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. Belfast: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Take a two-deck open-top bus tour around Belfast to experience all the city has to offer in 1 or 2 days. This sightseeing ticket makes stops at 19 locations around the city so you can discover each of them at your leisure. The tour takes in the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, travels between the peace lines and walls, and provides panoramic views from the top deck. Hop off at any stop, walk around as long as you like, and be picked up every 30 to 40 minutes at the same point. Your ticket also gets you discounted entrance fees to some of the top Belfast attractions. STOP 1 - Donegall Square WestSTOP 2 - SSE Arena - Odyssey, W5 Discovery, Cinema, Bowling STOP 3 - Titanic Quarter - Premier Inn STOP 4 - HMS Caroline - Titanic Dock, Green Light - Maritime Mile STOP 5 - Titanic Belfast - Titanic Visitor Experience, SS Nomadic STOP 6 - St. George’s Market - Market Days - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday STOP 7 - Great Victoria Street - Crown Bar, Europa Hotel, Grand Opera House STOP 8 - Dublin Road - Golden Mile, Etap Hotel STOP 9 - Shaftsbury Square, Lavery's Bar, Crescent Arts Centre STOP 10 - Queens University - Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Tropical Hot House STOP 11 - Eglantine Avenue - International Football Stadium, Lisburn Road Shopping STOP 12 - Culturlann McAdam O'Fiaich - Art Gallery, Bookshop and Gifts STOP 13 - Falls Road - Falls Memorial Garden, Bobby Sands Mural STOP 14 - International Peace Wall - Peace wall, St Peter's Cathedral STOP 15 - Peace Wall - Sign The Famous Wall STOP 16 - Spectrum Centre - Shankill Road - Murals History STOP 17 - Remembrance Garden - Shankill Road STOP 18 - Crumlin Road Jail House STOP 19 - Donegall Street - Cathedral Quarter St Patricks, St Anne's Cathedral

From Belfast: Causeway Express Tour Shore Excursion

2. From Belfast: Causeway Express Tour Shore Excursion

This tour, specially created for cruise ship passengers, will cover some of the area's best sites, including Belfast City Hall and the International Peace Wall. Heading up inland, visit the Dark Hedges made famous by Game of Thrones TV Series, which is a romantic, atmospheric, tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees planted in the 18th century. Next, head to Dunluce Castle for a photo stop. The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. First built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north County Antrim by the MacQuillan family around 1500, the earliest written record of the castle was in 1513. Last but not least, you'll see the Giant's Causeway, an area of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns - the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

Rail Tour from Dublin: 6 Days All of Ireland

3. Rail Tour from Dublin: 6 Days All of Ireland

Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Cork (breakfast available). We visit Blarney Castle, the Queenstown Story at Cobh, then train to Killarney for two nights B & B with en-suite facilities. Day 2 10.00 depart Killarney on Ring of Kerry tour. We have a wonderful day viewing some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, including Dingle Bay. We also see the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Overnight in Killarney. Day 3 07.30 transfer from Killarney to Limerick, to join the Cliffs of Moher Tour, visit Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, O'Connors Pub at Doolin, Galway Bay, overnight Galway City in 3 star Hotel (2 nights). Day 4 10.30am transfer to Connemara Airport for flight and tour of Inishmór, largest of the Aran Islands Day 5 10.00 depart Galway for tour of Connemara, including Kylemore Abbey after which we depart Galway by train, arriving Dublin Heuston 20.45 transfer by tram to three star hotel for two nights (room only). Day 6 Check in Dublin Connolly Station at 07.10 departure for the Giants Causeway tour. At Belfast we join our tour and head to the famous Antrim Coast Road crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede* rope bridge (Mid March - October only. Glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. We continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway next, seeing Dunluce Castle (photo stop only). We return to Belfast and our train to Dublin arriving at Connolly station at 22:20 for second night in three star hotel. Depart Monday/Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday (March to October only) * Price is per person sharing Single Room Supplement applies

From Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway Shore Excursion

4. From Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway Shore Excursion

Your shore excursion will begin at Belfast Cruise Terminal, where your driver will be waiting for you to begin the tour. Begin with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the north coast of Ireland. Better known locally as the Causeway Coast, this area is considered an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your main stop will be the Giant's Causeway, where you will have plenty of time to take in the beauty of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, the tour will return to Belfast along the Antrim Coast Road for a panoramic sightseeing tour, where you will experience the highlights of this vibrant city, including City Hall, the Lagan River, Queens University, St Anne's Cathedral and Prince Albert Memorial Clock.

From Belfast: Full-Day Giants Causeway Land and Boat Tour

5. From Belfast: Full-Day Giants Causeway Land and Boat Tour

Travel in luxury coach from Belfast to County Antrim to see the Giant's Causeway. Learn the history and legend behind the unique coastline on a boat and land tour alongside an expert guide. Meet your guide at the departure point and begin your journey up the Causeway Coastal Route to Ballycastle for some unique sightseeing. Travel along the coastline in a comfortable boat. Enjoy entertaining commentary from the ship's captain and your guide, as they take you along the cliffs toward the Carrick-A-Red Rope Bridge. Have your camera ready for the dolphins and spectacular views. Break for lunch in Ballycastle, and continue to The Giant's Causeway, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit an 800-year-old Norman castle and Carnlough Harbour, a filming location for Game of Thrones.

From Belfast: Private Giant's Causeway County Antrim Tour

6. 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.

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What people are saying about County Antrim

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Although the bus was taken from a point in the city, they had the courtesy to pick us up at the cruise terminal. We were also returned to the same terminal at the end of the tour. The driver was explaining all the points of interest. He was even patient and waited for the uncivils who took more than 15 minutes to return after the agreed time at the Giant's Causeway. Very satisfied with the service, I recommend it.

Signed up for the express tour but ended up getting put on the longer one. Not sure why. Got to see some nice places along the way, castle, rope bridge, a few game of thrones stops and had a nice mural tour at the end. Was longer than we were planning for but nice that it worked out. Scenery was outstanding along the drive. Great tour guide and the Causeway is spectacular and a highlight of our British Isles trip.

Highly recommend the tour. Lots to see and plenty of time to see the sites. The guide/driver coordinated the pick up time with our ship's arrival. He also saved us some nice seats in the middle of the bus rather than have us all sit at the back. We enjoyed his sense of humor. Really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

A great tour, an awesome route with lots to see and do. We had a great tour guide, but he had bad luck that day!. Our planned lunch stop was unexpectedly closed, and he also lost his wallet. But he soldiered on, and finished strong.

Great way to see some of the top attractions and get some history at the same time from the on board narrative.