Full Day
Duration
2/10
Fitness Level

Our Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens Tour 

View the iconic sites; the remarkable and breathtaking scenery at the world famous Giant’s Causeway and the thrill of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Then travel along the equally famous and dramatic Causeway Coastal Route.

Contrasting 

Explore impressive exposed cliffs and beaches of the North Atlantic coastline; then, in contrast, experience the off-the-beaten-track’  tranquility and charm of the diverse and beautiful Antrim Glens that look over the Irish Sea to Scotland. 

Sights and Sounds

Absorb this wonderful and epic landscape overlooking the hedgerows from the van. We balance this with many stops for photo opportunities and exploration. The sounds of the crashing waves, the salty taste from the sea on your lips, the wind whistling past your ears, combined with the birds soaring above and the possible sighting of dolphins and seals – are all part of this legendary land’s beauty.

Knowledgeable and Safe

Flip, your local-guide and driver, from an Environmental Science background, will chat about the natural history, wildlife and heritage that is on show throughout the tour.  He explains the landscape’s incredible formation at the Giant’s Causeway and other sites along with historical and mythical stories that bring the place to life. As a former RNLI Helmsman and a Coastguard Cliff Team member you are in safe hands throughout your tour.

(THIS TOUR IS INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED BY GIANT TOURS IRELAND)

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Diamond, Ballycastle (or pick-up & drop-off at your Hotel or B&B if nearby by special arrangement)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 9:00 AM for a prompt departure at 9:15 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable layered clothing, hiking boots/strong shoes, hat, waterproof jacket & trousers & (fingers crossed) sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional tour guide & driver On-board Tea & ‘Real’ Coffee with a morning snack (available at stops)
Guided Walking tour of the Giant’s Causeway with time to explore Transportation in a VW Transporter Shuttle (long wheel base)
NOT INCLUDED
Giant’s Causeway visitor centre entrance fee. (NOT required to visit the site)
Lunch

9:00 AM Meeting Time, departing promptly at 9:15 AM

View the stunning sights of the Causeway Coast & Antrim Glens –

1

The Rope Bridge at Carrick-a-Rede

Choose to cross the bridge as the fishermen did for centuries during the Atlantic Salmon migration over to the island they named ‘the rock in the road’.
 
2

Ballintoy Harbour & The Hidden Beach

A beautiful white limestone harbour dating from our industrial heritage past with many fascinating features on display.
3

UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Giant's Causeway

Guided Walking Tour & free time to explore

Be amazed by the incredible hexagonal volcanic rock columns & hear the formation story of the site, and wider area, over millennia.  You’ll appreciate how the locals invented the myth of a giant stonemason; how else could ‘the stones’ have been created?

4

Lunch stop, Ballycastle

Choices for you here, but, we recommend you enjoy our very own Ursa Minor Économusée Craft Bakery Cafe.
5

Murlough Bay

Experience the breathtaking views across to Rathlin Island, the Scottish Islands of Islay & Jura & the Mull of Kintyre.  Driving right down to the shore to enjoy the magical atmosphere that the bay offers.
6

Torr Road to Cushendun

Arguably the best ‘wee winding road’ in the country with magnificent coastal views from a height to arrive at the whitewashed Cornish style village of Cushendun.
7

Grenariffe Waterfalls

Take the short walk into see the the HorseShoe Falls & the Falls of the Mare.  You may be lucky enough to see a Red Squirrel.
8

Return to Ballycastle

Driving off the main road for some distance to view Corrig Wood & Glendun Viaduct then past Loughareema, The Vanishing Lake to bring the tour to an end.

5:00 PM: Approximate return time

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