GIANT’S CAUSEWAY COASTAL TOUR
Regularly rated as one of the top 5 scenic routes in the world, this day tour offers a wonderful opportunity to experience Northern Ireland’s stunning coastline and visit the world-famous Giant’s Causeway.
Derry – Ballycastle
With so much to see and experience on this day tour, your driver-drive will take the more direct route to begin your Causeway Coastal experience at the picturesque seaside town of Ballycastle. There will be time for a wee dander (short stroll) around the marina before your Giants Causeway Route experience begins.
Ballycastle – Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Your first scenic photo-stop offers breathtaking views of the rugged North Antrim coastline, Carrick-a-Rede, Rathlin Island and even the coastline of Scotland on a fine day. Suspended almost 100 ft above the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge provides an exhilarating opportunity to walk out to a small island across an ancient volcanic chasm. The original rope bridge was made by local salmon fishermen back in 1775, but today’s rope bridge is still for the faint-hearted!
The Giant’s Causeway
Nicknamed ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’, the Giant’s Causeway is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also boasts a brand-new world-class visitor centre. The Giant’s Causeway is truly a natural wonder comprising over 40,000 interlocking polygonal basalt columns formed 60 million years ago following a massif volcanic eruption.
Click here to read the legend of how the Giants Causeway got its name.
The Giant’s Causeway – Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
You don’t have to be a whiskey lover to enjoy the fully guided experience tour of Ireland’s oldest working whiskey distillery at Bushmills. A visit to Old Bushmills also offers a chance to enjoy lunch in their cosy café or browse the gift shop.
Bushmills Whiskey Distillery – Dunluce Castle
The 17th century ruins of Dunluce Castle sit perched on dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean. Dunluce Castle was once the medieval stronghold of the McDonnell Clan and in recent years the iconic castle served as a film location for the Game of Thrones series. Have your camera at the ready.
Dunluce Castle – Mussenden Temple
Mussenden Temple offers spectacular views of the stunning North Derry coastline. The viewing temple and now ruined Downhill House were built by the eccentric Bishop Harvey in the 18th century. Take a stroll on the grounds, and you will understand why the famous author C.S. Lewis – author of ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ – got so much inspiration from holidaying in the area as a young boy.
Downhill Strand – Derry
Downhill Strand is a beautiful, golden, sandy beach stretching from beneath the sea cliffs of Mussendem Temple for 7 miles westwards. The sense of space is naturally uplifting as you watch white-crested Atlantic waves break against the far shoreline. Keep a look-out also for any trains heading along the coast before they disappear into the cliffside tunnel.
Due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, our tours may be changed on a daily basis. Please contact us (028 7151 1690) for updates on the tour.
There can be times when we will need to walk to specific attractions. Please come dressed appropriately for the season but keep in mind, the weather in Northern Ireland can be cold at any time of the year.
- Warm clothing
- Comfortable shoes
- A print out of your boarding ticket/voucher
- Discounts for some events and attractions
- Admission fees into attractions
- Lunch at Nancy’s Barn
- Online tickets are valid for up to 1 year after purchase
- Free cancellation of booking up to 72 hours before departure date, no admin fee imposed.
- Free change of date up to 12 hours before departure date, no admin fee imposed. Change of date can be within 1 year of purchase.
- Anything cancelled within 12 hours will not be refunded.
- Cancellation of some attractions may not be accepted. These are set forth by the attractions themselves and not City Sightseeing Derry.
- You can present the voucher either through print out or on your device (i.e mobile, tablet)