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From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

1. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion. Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundings, stopping at the ruins of Dunluce Castle for a photo op. The next destination of the day is the iconic Giant’s Causeway, which is Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. Enjoy 2-hours at the site, taking photos of the magnificent seascape and fascinating stone columns, some of which reach 40 feet into the air. Finally, spend at least an hour of free time in Belfast to explore at your own leisure and visit some of the city center attractions. Make the most of the opportunity to pick up a souvenir of your trip, or grab some snacks for the return journey to Dublin. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved on the way back to Dublin.

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Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway & Antrim Private Tour

2. Belfast: Full-Day Giant's Causeway & Antrim Private Tour

Start your tour from the center of Belfast and head to the north coast through Antrim. Visit the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, the famous Giant’s Causeway, made up of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Head to Old Bushmills Distillery to discover Belfast's long tradition with distillation. Visit Dunluce Castle, one of the most dramatic ruins in the world, for a photo-stop. Move on to Dunseverick Castle, destroyed by General Robert Munro in 1642 and his Cromwellian troops in 1650. As you head over the Knocksoghey Brae, be greeted by spectacular views on Ballintoy Harbor. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots and as the Iron Islands. Move on to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, near the charming village of Ballintoy. Choose to cross the bridge to support the National Trust, enjoy a coastal walk, or visit the charming tea-rooms on the site. Finally, make your way back to Belfast along the Antrim Coast Road to see fine views of Rathlin Island, and on a clear day, see the Scottish coast 13 miles away.

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Dublin: Giant's Causeway & Glens of Antrim Day Tour

3. Dublin: Giant's Causeway & Glens of Antrim Day Tour

Meet your group and your tour representatives at Dublin’s Connolly Station at 7:10 AM for the 7:35 AM departure of the Enterprise Service to Belfast. Your tour begins when the train arrives in Belfast and you head to the famous Antrim Coast Road, crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim. Stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and cross if you are brave enough! You’ll be able to look out over the horizon, maybe even getting a glimpse of the Scottish coast on a clear day! From here, the tour takes you to the stunning Giant's Causeway, with a photo stop to admire medieval Dunluce Castle. Afterwards, you’ll return to Belfast, where you’ll board the train to Dublin, arriving at Connolly Station at approximately 10:15 PM.

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From Belfast: Private Northern Ireland Highlights 2-Day Tour

4. From Belfast: Private Northern Ireland Highlights 2-Day Tour

Make the most of your time in Northern Ireland with a private and customizable 2-day tour from Belfast. See the country's most iconic sights including Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. On day 2, see the capital city's highlights on a guided Belfast city tour. Day 1 Discover the magic of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giants Causeway on a full-day trip from Belfast. Enjoy some of the most beautiful Antrim coast and Causeway coast scenery that Northern Ireland has to offer and visit some of the North's best attractions. Climb across the stones of the jewel in the crown that is the Causeway coast at the Giant's Causeway. You can also visit attractions such as Dunluce Castle and Old Bushmills distillery. If you're feeling courageous, cross the nail-biting Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Travel back to Belfast along the Antrim Coastal Road and take in incredible views of the seaside, unspoiled beaches, and sheltering under rugged cliffs. You may even see Scotland on a clear day. Day 2Take away the stress of planning a tour itinerary that covers the historical context of Belfast’s conflict-related sights with a private guided tour. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on a private tour of the city's sights and murals, and gain an intimate insight into landmarks such as the Shankill murals, Clonard Monastery, and Titanic Quarter. Travel in a private vehicle and relax with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Drive through the once war-torn streets with your guide where now the murals tell the history. Pass through the Peace Wall that still divides the working-class communities of the Catholic Falls and Protestant Shankill.

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What people are saying about Old Bushmills Distillery

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Fantastic tour. Well planned, well organized with a very knowledgable and funny guide (forgot his name; it was a very Irish name). The Causeway itself is gorgeous, a must-see if you are visiting Ireland. Love the whiskey tasting bit of the tour the most (of course!). We got to try different ones (already included in the tour price, no extra charges!) and have learnt a lot more about whiskey. Also got to stop at the Dark Hedges and Belfast, making the trip even more interesting. A long day but a fruitful one. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a full Irish experience. Make sure to put on your warmest jacket. We visited in Jan 2019. It was really cold once you got out of the bus. Thank you again for the amazing experience!

Sadly the trip I originally booked got canceled due to low attendance. The company gave me the option to cancel or book a different tour (which was the same tour except the whiskey tasting). The people were very helpful and apologetic about it. I choose the other tour and I do not regret it. It was amazing!!! Daniel (Guide) and Brian (Bus Driver) were great fun and made the trip seem like it was flying by. Daniel played music from Irish artists throughout the trip and talked about Irish history. It was a fun and informative trip.

Fantastic day out. Got lucky with the weather so enjoyed the causeway. But the whiskey tasting was the highlight for me. Best tour we took on our trip to Ireland. Fantastic guide and driver. Very well planned tour

Was amazing more importantly our guide Shawn is amazing, funny and supportive.

Great excursion

This was a wonderful day trip. The guides were extremely helpful and fun.