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Belfast Shore Excursion: Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

  • Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and Dark Hedges tour
  • Use your time in Belfast to see the sights on a shore excursion
  • Gaze at the island of Carrick-a Rede amid rugged coastal scenery
Belfast Shore Excursion: Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
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Belfast Shore Excursion: Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
When your cruise ship stops at the Belfast docks, check out some of Northern Ireland's must-see sights on a day-long shore excursion. The day trip starts with a visit to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which connects the mainland to a tiny island. Head onward to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway with its thousands of basalt rock columns, and then spend time at the Dark Hedges, a beguiling tunnel of beech trees that was used as a filming location in Game of Thrones. Note that access to cross the rope bridge is at your own expense.
What to Expect

The Causeway Express tour will cover:

Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge - The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede. It spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below.

There will be a small fee to pay to cross the bridge, but this is optional. The price for this will be £6.00 per person.

 The Giants Causeway - An area of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, the stones are one of Northern Irelands most famous landmarks, a must see!

Last, but not least, The Dark Hedges - Romantic, atmospheric, tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees, planted in the 18th-century. This attraction was used to film some parts of the world famous TV show 'The Game Of Thrones.'

Please note some stops are time dependent, so the bus driver will give you a set time to return to the bus. This is to ensure everything runs smoothly and everyone gets the same amount of time at each destination.

Reviews (20)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Day Out

We didn't feel that we could visit Northern Ireland without a visit to Giants Causeway and this tour sounded great as it threw in a few other experiences along the way. We had a really enjoyable day out. The scenery is just stunning and from...More

Thank jillsproston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Breath Taking

I travelled with my husband to do this amazing trip and it really did exceed our expectations. The staff at Allens Tours were very friendly and helpful. I called them a while before our trip to discuss tour options, and they helped me pick accommodation...More

Thank Trudy G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Would have gotten 5 stars if the bus was better

Found through the internet and one of few tours with all above and Dark Hedges. Found out it’s a big tour bus and it’s an old one with cramped seats. However the weather was accommodating for most parts (partial sunny/showers), guide was entertaining and locations...More

Thank Wan M
Reviewed 5 September 2018
They promise to show a lot but do not

We were promised Carrickfergus, quarry, Antrim coast, Carrick a rede bridge, and giant's causeway. We were told that the tour does not go to the distillery any more. When the driver came, he only wanted to take us to the dark hedges, giants causeway and...More

1  Thank preetime
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Wonderful Countryside to Tour

We had a long, but very interesting tour of Belfast. We did more of the countryside as opposed to the city, although we were able to see the murals which were fascinating. The Giant Causeway is a must see, as are the Dark Hedges (especially...More

Thank kazimmer25
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