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Our full day Giants Causeway tour from Belfast remains our flagship daily full day tour. Unlike other tour companies we operate all year round!
We have years of experience in showing you one of the most beautiful parts of planet Earth in our modern, luxury coaches. Every tour is guided by a fully qualified and passionate guide who will ensure that you are enriched and engaged by your visit.
We can pick you up free of charge from any city centre hotel (this must be arranged and confirmed 24 hours prior to departure). To Book Online complete the form below or give our customer services team a call on +44 (0)28 9031 0101. If you have any specific queries about the itinerary just get in touch and we will assist you in any way we can.
Giants Causeway & Antrim Coast Tour from Belfast
A Unique Full Day Tour Travelling the Opposite Way from the Rest
Tour Departs: 09:30 – Returns: 18:00 (Approx)
Travel with us to what is commonly called “The eighth wonder of the world”. Travel in one of our award winning coaches along the Causeway Coastal Route – voted one of world’s 5 most spectacular drives!
We depart Belfast and travel inland to the north coast – most other tours return to Belfast inland but this allows us to beat the big crowds and queues, we return to Belfast taking in the incredible scenery along the Antrim Coast Road. Going our route ensures you can maximise your time at each attraction and spend less time waiting on stragglers returning to the coach.
- Tour departs from ‘ Irish Tour Tickets ‘ shop – 10 Great Victoria Street – Belfast
- Check in at 9.15am
- Depart Belfast at 9.30am
- Travel inland straight to the Causeway Coast
- Visit Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
- Arrive at Dunluce Castle
- Arrive at the Giants Causeway site – stay for two hours approx
- Enjoy crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
- Travel along the scenic Antrim Coast Road
- Stop at the coastal village of Carnlough
- Return to Belfast approx 6.00pm
- Adults: £20.00 during Spring sale
- Students / Seniors: £17.50 during Spring sale
- Children up to 16 years: £12.50 during Spring sale
Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
Antrim Coast Road
Our daily tour departs from Belfast seven days a week. We will pick you up from any Belfast city centre hotel – simply email us at email@example.com after booking online and we will confirm back to you and advise your pick up time.
How The Giants Causeway was Created
Geology and the Scientific Explanation
During the Paleogene period, Antrim was subject to intense volcanic activity, when highly fluid molten basalt intruded through chalk beds to form an extensive lava plateau. As the lava cooled rapidly, contraction occurred.
While contraction in the vertical direction reduced the flow thickness (without fracturing), horizontal contraction could only be accommodated by cracking throughout the flow. The extensive fracture network produced the distinctive columns seen today.
The basalts were originally part of a great volcanic plateau called the Thulean Plateau which formed during the Paleogene period.
Irish Version of Events
Legend has it that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner.
One version of the legend tells that Fionn fell asleep before he got to Scotland. When he did not arrive, the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. To protect Fionn, his wife Oonagh laid a blanket over him so he could pretend that he was actually their baby son.
In a variation, Fionn fled after seeing Benandonner’s great bulk, and asked his wife to disguise him as the baby. In both versions, when Benandonner saw the size of the ‘infant’, he assumed the alleged father, Fionn, must be gigantic indeed.
Therefore, Benandonner fled home in terror, ripping up the Causeway in case he was followed by Fionn. Another variation is that Oonagh painted a rock shaped like a steak and gave it to Benandonner, whilst giving the baby (Fionn) a normal steak.
When Benandonner saw that the baby was able to eat it so easily, he ran away, tearing up the causeway. The “causeway” legend corresponds with geological history in as much as there are similar basalt formations (a part of the same ancient lava flow) at the site of Fingal’s Cave on the isle of Staffa in Scotland.