Best of Giant's Causeway & Antrim Coast

9 hours | Belfast | B F S - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Antrim Coast
  • Giant's Causeway
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Antrim Coast
One of the loveliest coastlines in Northern Europe, the Antrim Coast boasts both the shore, with its tiny fishing villages and small resorts, and the countryside, with sweeping views of farmland, villages and rolling moors.

Giant's Causeway
Renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, the causeway is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World and is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. According to myth, the giant Finn McCool used the basalt columns to form the causeway into stepping stones so he could travel from Ireland to Scotland to visit his lover, a Scottish giantess. Scientists, however, believe the mainly hexagonal columns resulted from cooling lava flows. Visit the Giant's Causeway Visitor Center, a short walk of approximately three-quarter-mile path down to the cliff bottom will provide you with a breath taking view of the causeway, a fascinating natural wonder.

What you will see along the way:
Your scenic drive along the Antrim Coast travels through the town of Larne, the most modern and the most ancient of places. Today, the town combines a historical past with a modern port. You will also drive past the fine harbor of Carnlough, bustling with yachts and pleasure boats. Then it's on through Ballycastle (Town of the Castle). Home to an ancient castle built by the Earl of Antrim in 1609, it's the oldest surviving remains of Bonamargie Friary.

Photo Opportunity:

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge links the mainland to tiny Carrick Island with geological attributes that have earned it a designation as a Special Scientific Interest. Stand at the viewing point (you will not cross the bridge) and photograph the span and the 80-foot-deep chasm below. Imagine this bridge as it once was-used by fishermen, with a single rope handrail and very widely spaced slats. Today, there is a new and safer bridge, but it's still not for the faint of heart!

Dunluce Castle
Fill your camera with images of Dunluce Castle, one of Ireland's most romantic and breathtaking castles, perched on the rocky Antrim coast.

Lunch:
You'll enjoy a stop for tea/coffee and scones during your morning drive, then later in the day delight in the flavors of Northern Ireland with lunch in a local hotel. Sample lunch menu features fan of melon, roast topside of beef, and strawberry and kiwi pavlova.

Special Notes:

Passengers using the transfer bus at Giant's Causeway may encounter a wait in line and delays.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a narrated drive to Ballycastle with Refreshments en route

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:45
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Photostop of Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch at a Local Hotel

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Visit to Giant's Causeway

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship stopping for a photo at Dunluce Castle

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes