Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip from Belfast

Day Trips & Excursions in Ireland

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Check off the highlights of Northern Ireland on this full-day tour from Belfast. Marvel at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage site; brave a walk across the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge; see memorable film locations such as the Dark Hedges and the Dunluce castle and enjoy spectacular views along the Antrim Coast.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern IrelandYou'll have chance to stop along the way to admire the  Dark Hedges, a key filming location for hit TV series Game of Thrones, for 10 - 15 minutes. The trees were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their Gracehill Manor. It is now very well known to amateur photographers.  Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandEnjoy around 1.5 hours to marvel at the spectacular landscapes at the  Giant's Causeway, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. It has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will see why once you have visited the place. This is one of the world's greatest natural attractions. According to mythology, Finn built the Causeway as stepping stones to cross the Irish sea in order to battle Benandonner, a Scottish giant. Although a giant himself, when Finn reached Scotland he saw that Benandonner was almost twice his size, and immediately retreated with his rival in pursuit. Finn’s wife disguised him as a baby, and on seeing the child, Benandonner fled home fearing how enormous it’s father must be.  Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandContinue along the coast to the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, a 66-foot (20-meter) long bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean, linking the mainland to the Carrick-a-rede Island. You'll have around 1 hour and 20 minutes to explore, which is plenty of time to brave the bridge crossing or hike along the coast, enjoying views of nearby Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre. You will be able to cross the bridge for free if the weather is nice and the bridge is open on the day. Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern IrelandEnjoy a photo stop at the beautiful Dunluce Castle. These Castle ruins are famous for being the best castle ruins in Ireland to photograph. Making the average amateur photographer look like a profesional. The tour will include this stop only from the 12th of April until the 1st of September.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Ballycastle Beach, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandWe will be driving along the famous  coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle where you will enjoy a fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island and maybe even a glimpse of Scotland. 

What’s included

  • Crossing of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge when the weather is nice and the Bridge is open
  • All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views