Make your trip a memorable one by spending a day on our Giants Causeway tours from Belfast. You will enjoy a comprehensive visit to one of Northern Ireland’s most famous attractions. There’s no need to read about the rich history; instead let our tour guide provide the facts and figures while you dedicate your energy to taking in its beauty.
Travel to the site in comfort aboard one of our coaches, and let yourself be enchanted by the gorgeous sites, lush beauty of the Irish landscape, and of course, the causeway itself. Don’t worry about checking a map or stopping for directions, we will ensure you see the best spots and get plenty of time to explore the causeway.
Antrim Coast Tour
The Causeway will not be the only amazing site you will discover with us! Our tour intinerary provides plenty of highlights and a unique local look at Northern Ireland. We will stop at Carrickfergus Castle, a 12th Century Norman castle that is deemed one of the best preserved in the country.
You will also have the chance to absorb the breathtaking sight of the Glens of Antrim, while having time to enjoy the delights and charm of the quaint villages along the way. You will see preserved medieval castles, the French castle where King William III first set foot in Ireland in 1690. Learn about local customs, and so much more!
Giant’s Causeway Tour Bus Destinations
Our guided Causeway bus tour is full of exciting sites and rich with historical information. Below are just a few things you can expect to see along the way:
A famous castle known for its abundant salmon fishing, and of course, the haunted mysteries!
Featuring a picturesque harbour and distinctive character.
A 19th Century red curfew house still fully preserved to this day.
The home to the one and only 400 year-old ‘Oul Lammas Fair’.
Carrick a Rede (Giant’s Causeway Rope Bridge Tour)
See the remarkable rope bridge (and cross at your own risk) to take in stunning views of Rathlin Island.
A quaint and delightful coastal town with gorgeous harbours and shops.
Giants Causeway Café
Stop in for a 30 minute lunch and a rest before venturing out for more.
The Giants Causeway Tour
The main attraction is last but certainly not least on your tour. Here we will see the magnificent outdoor museum, beautifully maintained gardens, awe inspiring views and breathe in the fresh sea air.
Book Your Tour Today!
The Giants Causeway tour departing from Belfast starts at 9.30am daily from our office. We are also happy to offer complimentary shuttle pickups from your hostel or guesthouse with prior arrangement.
To learn more about our Giants Causeway tour prices starting from Belfast call us on 0044 2890 915 613 or book online today.
History About the Causeway
It is one of the most distinct and popular tourist destinations in Northern Ireland. It is a large area where approximately 40,000 basalt columns are clustered. They rise out of the sea of the Antrim Coast and are one of the most beautiful and natural areas in the country. Surrounded by mystery, history, and rich with natural beauty, it is a sight you don’t want to miss on your visit to Northern Ireland.
Today, the Giants Causeway visitor centre attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually. People come to take in the natural and unique beauty of the area. Whether you believe local legends or chalk them up to folklore, the rock formations are a unique natural wonder to behold. The folktales say that the formation was built by an Irish warrior and giant Finn McCool. He is said to have laboured tirelessly over the construction in hopes of bringing his girlfriend from Scotland over to Ireland. Others speculate he used a shovel and pick to create this path across the sea, motivated by the desire to face and eventually beat his rival, Benandonner.
The variations of tales add an interesting story and touch of adventure to tours offered in the area, although science has a different explanation. Geologists believe that the Causeway was created by an increase in volcanic activity millions of years ago. The rocks have been dated to 50-60 million years ago and their unique look is said to have formed through the heating and cooling process. When molten rock rose through small fissures in the earth’s surface, the uniquely shaped and very distinct lava plateau formed. The lava cooled quickly, contracting and leading to different cooling rates between rocks. These contrasts created the formation of the basalt columns.
The ‘Giant’s Eyes’, seen as circular formations in the causeway, were formed through erosion over time. Less progressed weathering can be identified in rocks by their reddish bands of colour. In addition to these geological wonders, the area is home to rich aquatic ecosystems, with colourful lichen, marine life, birds, and distinct plants.
This beautiful site is now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, drawing even more visitors to marvel at its distinct landscape each year. If you are planning any tours of Ireland, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see this enchanting sight. Booking a tour is the best way to learn about its history, local significance, and fully appreciate the unique beauty the area has to offer.
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