An incredible combo that not only takes you to the only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway, but also grants flexible Belfast travel with the 48-hour Belfast City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour.
This great value tour combines two of the best Belfast experiences. This combo allows you to take the hop-on, hop-off tour on any date that suits you. Choose the date for the Giant’s Causeway tour and then simply use your Belfast City Sightseeing tour ticket on any other day during your stay.
You can even split up the two days of your hop-on, hop-off ticket on either side of your trip to the Giant’s Causeway.
Giant’s Causeway Tour: Approx 8 hours
Belfast Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 48 hour
Giant’s Causeway Tour:
Till 31 Mar 2017: 9:30am
From 01 Apr 2017: 9:15am
Belfast Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
1 Oct - 31 Mar: Buses run from 10am to 3pm; every 15 - 30 minutes
1 Apr - 30 Sep: Buses run from 10am to 4:30pm; every 30 - 45 minutes
Giant’s Causeway Tour: Irish Tour Tickets shop, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA
Belfast Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: There are frequent departures from Castle Place. You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.
Giant’s Causeway Tour: Same as the start point
Belfast Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may end the tour at any of the stops
Giant’s Causeway Tour:
After departing from Belfast, your first stop in this Northern Ireland tour is Dunluce Castle. Enjoy ample photo opportunities amidst the ruins of the medieval castle scattered on the edge of a basalt outcropping.
Moving forward, you will head the Old Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest licensed whisky distillery and the only place that uses 100% malted barley in its whiskies. Indulge in a tasting session or browse through the extensive gift shop.
Driving past the picturesque Irish countryside, you will reach the major highlight of the tour, the stunning Giant’s Causeway. Spend quality time climbing over the ancient polygonal steps caused by volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. This site borrows its name from a typically Irish legend claiming that a giant named Finn McCool sculpted the columns.
Continue your tour to Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and cross the swinging bridge which spans a chasm some 30 metres deep and 20 metres wide.
You will also drive past striking villages of Cushendall, Glenariff and Cushendun, before taking a comfort stop at Carnlough.
Before returning to Belfast, your last stop would be the Carrickfergus Castle where you will get more photo opportunities.
Belfast City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
This Belfast Hop-On, Hop-Off tour covers the main attractions and districts of the city. Your 48-hour ticket allows you to hop on and off the bus as many times as you like. Its well-designated stops covers everything you need to see in Belfast.
Some of the major attractions include:
• Castle Place
• Odyssey Arena
• Titanic Belfast
• Parliament Buildings
• St Georges Market
• St Annes Cathedral
• International Wall Murals
• Shankill Memorial Garden
• Shaftesbury Square
• Queens University
You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops as per your convenience.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Free city centre hotel pickups available on request (24 hours’ notice is required before departure)
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity upon collecting your tickets. However, printed ticket is required for the hop-on, hop-off tour.
From arriving the time of being picked up at our hotel and the short drive to the tour office to check in the staff were excellent. Spotless clean coach. On to the tour itself...Brendan McNamara, United Kingdom, 02/Nov/2017
A great tour...Sandra Taylor-House, United Kingdom, 25/Feb/2018