Welcome to Glens of Antrim

Two waymarked footpaths traverse the region: the Ulster Way sticks close to the sea, passing through all the coastal villages, while the 32km Moyle Way runs inland across the high plateau from Glenariff Forest Park to Ballycastle.

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Glens of Antrim activities

$135.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Northern Ireland Rail Tour with Giant's Causeway from Dublin

Departing from Dublin Connolly Station you'll travel by train to Belfast (light breakfast available onboard). Upon arrival in Belfast, your coach tour will head to the famous Antrim Coast Road, crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. From here, you can glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day. Note that the bridge is open from March to October only and there's a small local charge if you cross the bridge.Next, you'll continue to the stunning Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal basalt columns. It's fun to walk around, so be sure to wear good walking shoes!After making a photo stop at historic Dunluce Castle, it's time to return to Belfast to catch your train to Dublin Connolly Station (snacks available)

$74.21 Day Trips & Excursions

Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour from Dublin

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion Gracehill Manor. It is now the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Bushmills Distillery is the oldest working distillery on the beautiful North Coast. Our guide will share with you historic information about whiskey making in Ireland and Scotland.Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThis must-see World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and for good reason. Magnificent seascape and of course the awe-­inspiring hexagonal/polygonal stone columns that form the legendary Causeway itself, some of which reach 40 feet (12 meters) into the air. The Giant’s Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern IrelandEnjoy a photo stop at the beautiful Dunluce Castle. This 13 century castle ruin is known as the nicest photo opportunity of all castles in Ireland and will make any amateur photographer look like a profesional photographer. Please note the tour will include this stop only from 11th of April until the 1st of September.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCarrick­a­Rede is an abandoned fishing island located just a few miles from the Giant’s Causeway. This 90 ­feet deep chasm is traversed by a traditionally built rope bridge which rewards the daring visitor with arguably the best views in the country. When the weather is nice and the bridge is open, you can cross the Rope Bridge for free!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Glens of Antrim, County Antrim, Northern IrelandAnother unique part of the tour will be going across the Glens of Antrim with amazing panoramic views, instead of driving around them, on the way back to Belfast.Stop At: City Hall, Belfast, Northern IrelandYou will spend approximately 1 hour in Belfast. Belfast has a very compact city centre as a legacy of the Troubles, also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict. Visit the Crown bar, Big Fish, Albert’s Clock and many more attractions in the city centre while you do some shopping or buy snacks for your way back to Dublin.Duration: 1 hour

$67.36 Outdoor Activities

Belfast Shore Excursion: Giants Causeway and Belfast Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Belfast Harborwalk, Belfast, MaineWe will collect you in style in a luxury Paddywagon Coach. Your tour begins with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland. We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences.Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandWe allow ample time at the Giant's Causeway to make your way down to visit this famous World Heritage Site. It is a 20 minute walk from the Drop Off point to the amazing Causeway site, but there is a shuttle bus that operates for a small charge, ideal for those not comfortable walking up and down the steep gradient (hill) to the Causeway. The hexagonal basalt rocks really look like they were man made and this leads the people in Ireland to believe they 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.Stoppage times are dependent on your cruise liners schedule**Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Antrim Coast Road, County Antrim, Northern IrelandWe enjoy amazing sights as we take a panoramic drive along the North Coast of Antrim, - also known as the Causeway Coast. This area is recognized by the Government as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is truly breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and wonderful views of Scotland.Stop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern IrelandWe 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. This castle 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!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast, Northern IrelandIn the afternoon we return to Belfast City for a panoramic sightseeing tour. We will show you 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, we will allow free time for more sightseeing and shopping if your departure time allows. PLEASE NOTE: If your ship is leaving earlier than normal we will have to alter the itinerary as necessary.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Belfast Harborwalk, Belfast, MaineWe structure each tour to make sure you are back on board in ample time for departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.

$130.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Northern Ireland Sightseeing Tour from Belfast

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast, Northern IrelandTake a tour of the highlights of Belfast including its majestic City Hall, the grandeur of the Stormont Estate, the University Quarter and the wonderful maritime history of the Titanic Quarter. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern IrelandOne of the oldest and largest intact Norman Castles in Ireland, it has sat on the shores of Belfast Lough since 1177. Stop to take photos of this majestic buildingDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern IrelandGet up close with one of the few remaining Irish castles still lived in by the same family for hundreds of years. Sadly, as it is a private home, we cannot visit, but our tour will uniquely take you to an amazing vantage point above Glenarm to view this Gothic masterpiece in all its glory.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Carnlough Library, Carnlough, County Antrim, Northern IrelandA stopover in Carnlough will reward you with views of its beautiful limestone harbour, its railway bridges, the hotel once owned by the Churchill family and of course your first Game of Thrones location of the tour.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim, Northern IrelandTravel through the Queen of the Nine Glens of Antrim - an inspiration for Narnia in the CS Lewis novels - and home to the tumbling waterfalls and ancient woodlands of Glenariff Forest Park.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cushendall Local Information Office, Cushendall, County Antrim, Northern IrelandBefore we visit Cushendall we take a stop at Agnew's Field and marvel at the sheer scale of Glenariff Glen and the ruins of the ancient Redbay Castle. The village itself has at its heart the 'Curfew Tower' and the magnificent murals celebrating the Irish game of Hurling. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Cushendun Village, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThis pretty seaside village is a conservation area in the ownership of the National Trust. Admire its half-slated homes in the Scottish style and the sculpture of Johann the goat and the story of his tragic end.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Torr Head, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Torr Head Scenic Route curves its way across the high cliffs of the Antrim Coast, with amazing sea views and the Scottish coast just 12 miles distant. Admire deep green inlets and otherworldly rock formations before reaching the astonishing Murlough Bay.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Murlough Bay and Fair Head, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThis amazing bay is accessed by a narrow road that winds its way from the limestone cliffs that feature as the Stormlands in Game of Thrones, to the rocky shoreline with its limestone and basalt rock features, battered year-round by North Atlantic Ocean. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ballycastle Harbour, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandWe will stop at this celebrated seaside resort for lunch (depending on season) at the award-winning Marconi Bar and Bistro with its famous seafood dishes - Ballycastle being the first place to send and receive wireless radio signals by Marconi's team - then head along the coast to Kinbane.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kinbane Castle, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe ruins of Kinbane Castle sit on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, overlooking the churning waters of the Straits of Moyle, Rathlin Island and the Scottish Islands. Marvel at the tumbling waterfall and the sea caves far below the coastal path.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandView the Rope Bridge from above from Portareevy Lookout Point and enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline and views across to Scotland.Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThe Giant's Causeway is the most visited natural attraction in Ireland and is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. With its astonishing collection of over 40,000 basalt columns, it is one of the must-see natural wonders on this spectacular coastline.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern IrelandNearly 250 years in construction, the clifftop location of Dunluce Castle has attracted artists and photographers for years. One of the most impressive castle ruins in Ireland, this stop will appeal to your inner artist.Duration: 15 minutes

$261.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Dublin to Northern Island 2-Day Tour with Giant's Causeway

This 2-day guided trip by train and comfortable coach includes an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel plus breakfast – a delightful and comfortable way to experience the city of Belfast and the natural wonders of Northern Ireland!Day 1: Dublin – BelfastMeet your friendly host upon check-in at Dublin Connolly Station for your 1:20pm train departure, and head to your first destination – Belfast. When you arrive in the city, transfer with your guide by local train to your hotel on Victoria Street. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening to get to know Belfast and explore as you like.Overnight: 4-star hotel in BelfastDay 2: Belfast – Dublin (B)Enjoy breakfast among members of your tour group before pickup from your hotel. Then, board your comfortable coach for the world-famous Antrim Coast Road!09:30 pick up from your hotel.Leaving Belfast we proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. Further north we arrive at the fishing village of Carnlough, where we stop for about 15 minutes. We continue on passing the coastal villages of Glenariff, Cushendall and Cushendun. There are stunning views of the sea to the right and the mountains or the Glens of Antrim to the left; you can even glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.Lunch stop is at Bushmills Distillery – lunch is not included and a tour of the distillery is not possible due to time restrictions.Our next stop is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today, visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!We then head for Dunluce Castle for a photo stop before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we stop for about 2 hours. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, we head back to Belfast to return to Dublin.Returning to Dublin Connolly Station at 22:15hrs. (Arrives at 20:15hrs November - February)

$610.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Giant's Causeway, 'Game of Thrones' Private Tour from Belfast

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandTravel back in time and see Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCarrickfergus Castle is a Norman Castle. Built in 1177 by John de CourcyDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandSee how they make the world famous Bushmills Distillery is Ireland's oldest working distillery, licensed in 1608Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dunluce Castle, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern IrelandDunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle built in the 13th century. In the Game of Thrones it was Castle GreyjoyDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCarrick a Rede Rope bridge spans 20 metres and is the link to the island of CarrickaredeDuration: 2 hoursStop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern IrelandSee the Kings Highway in all its glory.Duration: 30 minutes

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