Half Day
Duration
2/10
Fitness Level

Half Day Causeway Coast Iconic Site Tour

Showing off the amazing iconic locations of the area. View the incredible, breathtaking scenery of the world famous Causeway Coastal Route that is studded with sandy beaches and clifftop paths.

Exploration

Walk and climb on the dramatic 60 million year old volcanic rocks at the Giant’s Causeway and see the cliffs and beaches of the North Atlantic coastline.

Bring Your Camera

Absorbing this epic landscape from the height of the van looking over the hedgerows. We balance driving with many stops for photo opportunities and discovery.

Sights and Sounds

A guided walking tour is provided at the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. 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.

Flip, your local-guide and driver, from an Environmental Science background, will chat about the natural history, wildlife and industrial 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 stories that bring the place to life. 

(THIS TOUR IS INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED BY GIANT TOURS IRELAND. IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR AFFILIATED WITH ANY LARGE TRACT LAND OWNING ORGANISATIONS WITH CHARITY STATUS)

 

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 1:00 – 1:30 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 & bottled water with a morning snack (available at stops)
Guided Walking Tour of the Giant’s Causeway with time to explore Transportation in a long wheel base VW Transporter Shuttle
NOT INCLUDED
Giant’s Causeway visitor centre entrance fee. (NOT necessary to view the Causeway site) 
Lunch or additional snacks

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

View the stunning sights of the Causeway Coast –

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

The Giant's Causeway, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Guided Walking Tour with 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.  Appreciate why the locals invented the myth of a giant stonemason; how else could ‘the stones’ have been created?

4

Return to Ballycastle

Driving inland to view the Dark Hedges, or the Kingsroad to GAME OF THRONES® fans, then follow beautiful Glenshesk to bring the tour to an end.

1:00 - 1:30 PM: Approximate return time