The Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle
Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Giant's Causeway: Walk in the footsteps of giants where waves crash on a honeycomb of 40,000+ basalt columns formed by an ancient volcanic eruption.
- Dunluce Castle: See the magnificent medieval castle perched on a jagged cliff that inspired C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Irish countryside: Enjoy views of rolling green hills and wildflower meadows on a relaxing sightseeing drive.
About this Belfast tour
Your journey along Ireland's northern coast, with its rolling countryside and thrashing sea, will bring you to the mythical land of the Giant's Causeway, a mass of hexagonal basalt columns packed so tightly and perfectly together that nature must have had a giant helping hand. Or so the legend goes.
Among the rocky cliffs and hills of the medieval kingdom of Ulster there lived giants, men as tall and strong as the gargantuan rocks along Ireland's coast. They could scale cliffs and move mountains; their very steps shook the earth. There, along the Antrim coast, giant Finn McCool stood tall.
Finn kept close watch on his most fearsome enemies, the giants living far across the North Channel in Scotland; he particularly hated Benandonner, who constantly taunted him from his perch on the Scottish coast. Finally, Finn challenged Benandonner to a fight, and he built a causeway of six-sided cobblestones, urging his rival giant to cross it and meet his match.
As the story goes, Benandonner and Finn never had that fight, but they did come to an unspoken truce: The giants tore up the causeway, forever separating their two kingdoms and leaving thousands of stepping stones along the ragged shore. On your trip to Giant's Causeway, you can walk in their footsteps and feel like a giant among ordinary humans.
Behind every great man
The cowardly Finn only escaped his battle with Benandonner thanks to his clever wife. After Finn saw Benandonner's size, he went to his wife for help to avoid battling his gigantic opponent. She disguised him as a baby and laid him in a cradle. When Benandonner got a glimpse of the size of the "baby," he retreated in terror just imagining the size of the father.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please exit the security marquee to meet your guide. Please look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
A Shuttle bus to the Causeway is available for a small fee. Sterling only. There is a large visitor center located at the Causeway that has a large selection of souvenirs, snacks and beverages available.
There is approximately one mile of walking at Causeway, over uneven ground. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Scenic, Bus Tour
22-seat Mini Bus
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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