Giant’s Causeway with cliff path walk – full day tour from Belfast.

A Giant’s Causeway day tour from Belfast that is unlike ALL the others.  This spectacular tour centres around a 5 mile (8k) cliff path walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway, providing some of the best cliff top views in all of Europe.   This tour ensures that you will have a truly authentic experience in the Irish landscape.  The excursion also includes a visit to the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, a stunning coastal drive along one of the top coast drives in the world and a photo stop at Carrickfergus Castle.

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“….Quite simply, one of the best days of my life…..” Lyn Dodillet, USA, Facebook review, June 2017

Beginning with a 9.15 a.m Belfast city centre departure, the coach heads inland to the coast and drops all cliff hikers off at Dunseverick Castle ruin.  You are met by a local, knowledgeable and passionate walking guide.  Over the next three plus hours you will enjoy absolutely breathtaking views along an amazing coastline.

The cliff top walk is 5 spectacular miles of wonderful wild and rugged coastal scenery.  There are breathtaking views throughout, while walking along mainly grass  or gravel paths.  The cliff tops undulate along the coast gradually getting higher.  There are stone steps, wooden stiles and ‘kissing’ gates!   The walk passes by the most northern part of Northern Ireland.  The highlight of the hike is the award winning view from Hamilton’s Seat, which has been compared by some as ‘better than the cliffs of moher’.  The hike promises to be among the best coastal hikes you will EVER do.

The hike lasts up to three hours and twenty minutes and includes time for photograph stops, guided commentary, a short snack break at the best view point plus a quality visit to the main site of the Giant’s Causeway stones, one of the top attractions in Ireland.  A fascinating geological wonder, these slowly cooled 40,000 basalt columns look man-made, the honeycomb effect is simply a wonder to behold. (Actual walking time is approximately 2 hours but with frequent stops.)

Your walking guide will return you to the coach for a continued tour to Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge.  (You can eat a light, portable lunch on the short journey to the bridge.)  In the late afternoon relax and enjoy one of the best coastal drives in the world along the Causeway Coastal Route, stopping for a comfort break (and ice-cream) before a final photo stop at Carrickfergus Castle (built in 1177) and returning to central Belfast at approximately 6.00 p.m.

During the cliff walk and the coach tour you will experience magnificent views of the Irish and Scottish coasts, fishing villages, castles, cliffs, beaches and traditional Irish towns.

“…. This one trip was the quintessence of Ireland! I’ll cherish it for the rest of my life….” Nick B, USA, TripAdvisor, April 2016

Who is it for?

The hike is suitable to those of average fitness with an interest in spending some quality time in the outdoors.  At just 5 miles the walking tour takes up to three hours and twenty minutes.

Availability and Price

Tours are available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday year round. (Please note we do a shorter coast walk of four miles from November to February due to much shorter day light hours).    The full tour including 3 plus hour guided hike and tour transfer from Belfast is just £49 per person sharing or £59 for single bookings.  Tours for three people or more can be made available on other days of the week by request.  Private group tours can be arranged by request.  The coastal route is part of a longer coastal path which can also be enjoyed as one of our multi-day walking holidays.

Please dress for the adventure in good shoes (hiking boots or hiking shoes are usually better than trainers).  Wear layers that will dry quickly in the event of a rainshower.  Irish weather is extremely mild year round.  The weather isn’t cold, only the clothes are wrong! Please note that some parts of the path can be muddy on occasion, especially in winter and early spring. 

Itinerary

Check in by 9.00 a.m. (sharp) at Irish Tour Tickets.
Depart Belfast at 9.15 a.m.
Brief comfort stop near coast.
Drop off at Dunseverick Castle – meet walking guide.
5 mile (8k) guided cliff top walk with short snack break.
Visit to the Giant’s Causeway stones main site.
Walking guide returns you to your coach.
Eat packed lunch on journey to rope bridge
Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge and comfort stop.
Coast drive with brief icecream and comfort stop.
Photo stop at Carrickfergus Castle.
Return to central Belfast at approximately 6.00 p.m.
Departure Point
Please go to Irish Tour Tickets at 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7 BA (opposite the Grand Opera House) before 9.00 a.m.
What to Bring:
Warm, wind and rain proof clothing
Good hiking boots or shoes… trainers can sometimes be fine, especially in the summer months.
Please avoid wearing denim as it stays wet and cold if the weather is very wet.
Layers are best – base, windproof and then rainproof.
Also bring a picnic, water and some snacks.
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We run EVERY tour.
Places are limited and often sell out during peak season and at weekends.
£49 per person or £59 for single bookings.
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Cancellation Policy.
Cancellations less than 15 days prior to the tour taking place will not be refunded. Cancellations before 15 days will be refunded less a 15% admin fee. We strongly recommend that you have your own travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may stop you doing your tour for whatever reason.  Please note we have never cancelled a tour due to poor weather but we reserve the right to do so.  In the event that we cancel the hike part of your tour we will refund £24 but you can continue on the ‘coach only’ day tour instead.

Giant’s Causeway cliff path walk – full day tour

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