Derry Walking Tours

Giants Causeway Tour

Our Giant's Causeway day tour is a luxurious coach journey around the North coast with numerous stops along the way, with plenty of walking time to absorb the heritage and myths.

8 hours

EASY

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Anyone who has heard of Northern Ireland has heard the story of the Giants Causeway.

There is so much to see along the North Coast on the way to the Giants Causeway. This is one of our favourite tours for the qualified guides. This tour entails an exclusive private bus journey around the coast with numerous stops along the way, with a walking tour at stops to allow participants the time to enjoy all the surroundings. Groups, couples, classes and families have enjoyed this very tour. Tours of the Giants Causeway take 7 hours depending on what you would like to see. This tour leaves from Belfast and Derry and our knowledgeable tour guides will take you through the scenery in a timely manner spending time looking at key points of attraction like Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Optionally, although not essential you can have Bushmills Distillery Official Guided Tour, visit inside the Dunluce Castle Ruins, go into The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and actually cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

We have various options on this tour for you to choose – you decide. Our Tour Guides are more than happy to recommend places to eat, drink and stay so please do ask when you are booking your tour today!

Situated near to the Giant’s Causeway on the North coast in County Antrim, Bushmills is one of Ireland’s most historic and interesting distilleries. Although the area was granted a license to distil in 1608 the distillery itself can trace its origins back to around 1784 when a small and rather insignificant enterprise was set up. It is recognised as the oldest licensed distillery in the world today. It is currently owned by Casa Cuervo of Mexico. Bushmills Distillery uses water drawn from Saint Columb’s Rill, which is a tributary of the River Bush. Whiskey tasting is a must.
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. It was seized by the ambitious MacDonnell clan in the 1550’s, who set about stamping their mark on the castle under the leadership of the famous warrior chieftain Sorely Boy MacDonnell during an era of violence, intrigue and rebellion. In the 17th century Dunluce was the seat of the earls of County Antrim and saw the establishment of a small town in 1608. Visitors can explore the findings of archaeological digs within the cobbled streets and stone merchants’ houses of the long-abandoned Dunluce Town. The dramatic history of Dunluce is matched by tales of a banshee and how the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639. In more recent times it was in use as the location of Castle Greyjoy in The Game of Thrones. It is estimated that tens of thousands of fans of the popular HBO series visit Dunluce Castle every year while on tours around the show’s many key film locations in Northern Ireland, of which we have had the pleasure in guiding them.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills. Northern Ireland’s first UNESCO Heritage Site is a geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legend. Recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s most precious landscapes is cared for by the National Trust, a registered conservation charity founded to protect beautiful and special places for ever.

With you in mind?

Ensuring our customer’s comfort and enjoyment, we will take care of you in every possible way. You can book this Donegal tour as a standalone tour or part of a package as we can arrange onward journeys to other parts of, Ireland, Northern Coast and Derry if requested.

Check out our (DMC) Destination Management Company page here. We will pick you up and drop you off at your desired accommodation at the time decided by you. Your vacation is in your time and you got the right to enjoy it your way. Unlike other tour guide companies, we don’t enforce a timetable to make you uneasy over a tight schedule. Go ahead and make a reservation now and I look forward to meeting you very soon.

Tours can be cancelled without any fees.

Please Note:

  • Wheelchair accessible,
  • Stroller / Pram accessible
  • Animals or pets allowed
  • Wear suitable clothing for Irish weather
  • No Food or Drink please.

You can start this experience at the following places.

Belfast Pick Up Location
Donegall Place, Belfast BT1, Northern Ireland, GB

 

Derry Pick Up Location
Guildhall Street, Londonderry BT48, Northern Ireland, GB

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