Belfast Shore Excursion: Giants Causeway and Belfast Tour

Outdoor Activities in Ireland

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4.6 out of 5

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The tour begins at the Belfast Cruise Terminal where your driver will be waiting for you to being your tour. You will first tour the north coast and visit the world famous Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site. The area consists of approximately 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns. From the Causeway, the tour will make a photo stop at Dunluce Castle, before heading to Belfast city for a panoramic sightseeing tours.
Your tour begins at Belfast Cruise Terminal where your driver will be waiting for you to begin the tour. You will begin with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland. Enjoy amazing sights as you experience a panoramic drive along the North Coast of Antrim. Also called the Causeway coast, this area is considered an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Antrim coast is breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and wonderful views of Scotland. You will then enjoy ample time at the Giant's Causeway to make your way down to visit this famous World Heritage Site. Legend states that the Causeway's rocks were carved by Ireland's most famous Giant Warrior: the great Finn MacCoole. There is also a suggestion they may have been formed by Volcanic activity 60 million years ago. There is a charge of £8 payable at the site to visit the new Causeway visitor Center which has shops, a multimedia show and restaurants. After the Causeway, the tour will stop for one of the most impressive photo opportunities in Ireland, the magnificent Dunluce Castle. Part of this impressive ruin crumbled into the sea in the 1600's, Dunluce is connected to the mainland by a bridge and was once the stronghold of the McDonnell clan. The backdrop of the ocean and North Coast make this a really dramatic photo stop! In the afternoon, the tour will return to Belfast City for a panoramic sightseeing tour, where you will experience the highlights of this vibrant city, including City Hall, the River Lagan, Queens University, St Anne's cathedral and Prince Albert memorial Clock. After the panoramic tour, you will have free time for more sightseeing and shopping if your departure time allows. Please note, if your ship is leaving earlier than normal, the itinerary will be altered. If your cruise ship is departing late evening, you will be back to the ship after the itinerary has been completed and approximately 7 hours after you have departed. If your ship is departing slightly earlier, the tour shall be adjusted as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from your ship

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees - approximately £8 payable at the Giant's Causeway site for visitor facilities


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly