Giants Causeway Cliff Path Walking & Coach Tour 

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THIS TOUR IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Dear Customer,

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this tour is temporarily out of operation. We hope to get this back up and running as soon as possible with the deadline being 1st April 2021.

We are however beginning the operation of some tours. On 3rd July 2020 the Belfast City Sightseeing Tour is back and from the 20th July 2020 our Giants Causeway Tour and Game of Thrones Tour will begin again. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

The guided clifftop walk at the Giant's Causeway is an all-inclusive, full-day luxury coach tour from central Belfast which includes a spectacular 5 mile (8k) coastal hike along some of the best cliff views in Europe, a visit to the Causeway stones, Causeway visitor centre, a Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge crossing and a stunning coastal drive through the Glens of Antrim, fishing villages and a photo stop at Carrickfergus Castle. (Please note the coast walk is a shorter, 4-mile coastal walk, in winter).

As part of a larger coach tour, you will depart from Belfast making your way inland directly to the Giant's Causeway, where you will be met by your dedicated walking tour guide. Instead of departing the coach you will be transported further along the coast to Dunseverick Castle ruin (or Portballintrae in winter). The hike is suitable for those of average fitness with an interest in spending some quality time in the outdoors. At just 5 miles the walking tour includes amazing views, time for photographs, points of interest guided commentary, a quality visit to the main Giant's Causeway site and a brief visit to the visitor centre before rejoining the main coach tour. (Walking time including a visit to the stones is three and a half hours in summer and two and a half hours in winter with most tours enjoying ample time of approximately 20 minutes on the causeway stones). It is essential to bring a packed lunch to eat on the coach after your walk.

The tour continues to the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge where your tour ticket to cross are included (weather permitted). The bridge is 20 metres across and 30 metres above the sea, connecting the mainland to a small island. 

After your cliff walk to the Giant's Causeway and your exhilarating rope bridge crossing you can rejoin the coach for a relaxing and utterly beautiful coastal drive. The journey includes the beautiful coastal locations of Cushendun, Cushendall, Glenariff and Glenarm as you drive along the world-famous Antrim Coast Road. The final stop along the coast is a photo opportunity at the amazing Carrickfergus Castle built in 1177.

The tour including the small group cliff walk, guided coach tour from Belfast, access to the causeway visitor centre, rope bridge crossing and coast drive is just £57 per person. (Purchased separately these attractions and tours would cost £79.50!). The minimum age for the cliff hike is 12, it is recommended that those aged between 12 and 16 have experience doing long walks.

Cliff hike places are limited, on very rare occasions, if the weather forecast suggests strong winds on the high cliffs, we may alter the walking route slightly.

Please note that the cliff hike option means you will not visit the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery nor see Dunluce Castle ruin. All cliff walkers will need to bring their own light portable lunch to be eaten either on the hike at rest stops or on the coach after the walk.

10 Great Victoria St - 10 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA, UK

Giant’s Causeway Tour with Cliff Walk

SUMMER SCHEDULE (March - October)

  • Check-in at Irish Tour Tickets at 9:00 am
  • Depart Belfast at 9:15 am
  • Brief comfort stop at Giant's Causeway visitor centre
  • Meet your dedicated walking tour guide from 'Away A Wee Walk'.
  • Cliff walkers dropped off at Dunseverick Castle ruin to begin the 5 miles (8km) cliff hike to the Giant’s Causeway (3 hours and 30 mins including the visit to the Stones, approx. 20 minutes and a further short comfort stop back at the visitor centre).
  • Rejoin main coach tour and eat packed lunch.
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (ticket to cross included in price).
  • Drive through Cushendall, Waterfoot and Cushendun villages along the Glens of Antrim.
  • Stop at Carnlough (comfort stop)
  • Carrickfergus Castle (photo opportunity)
  • Return to Belfast at approx 6:30 pm

WINTER SCHEDULE (November - February)

  • Check-in at Irish Tour Tickets at 9:00 am
  • Depart Belfast at 9:15 am
  • Stop at Carnlough (comfort stop)
  • Drive along the famous Antrim coast road including Cushendall, Glenariff and Cushendun villages.
  • Coast walkers get dropped off at Portballintrae (toilets) where they will meet their walking guide from Away A Wee Walk. Hikers begin the 4 mile (6.5km) coast walk from Portballintrae to the Giant’s Causeway winter version excludes highly scenic, high cliff views but includes a beautiful beach walk and lovely coast scenery – high cliff path is both too long and too muddy in the winter.
  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (ticket to cross included in price).
  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
  • Return to Belfast approx 6.00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: ALL TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. IRISH TOUR TICKETS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS.

  • Check-in at Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 9:00 am
  • The tour departs at 9:15 am
  • Confirm with your driver that you are doing the cliff path walk part of the tour.
  • Drop off in Belfast City Centre at approx 6:30 pm (5.30 pm winter schedule)

Warm Clothing
Please come dressed appropriately for not only the season but also for the activity. In our experience hiking shoes or boots are better than trainers. Denim jeans are never a good idea in inclement weather. Layers are best, a base layer with something warm/windproof followed by a waterproof layer. Please dress for any weather. There is no such thing as cold weather, just wrong clothes!

Packed Lunch
You spend a sizeable part of your day out in the stunning Irish landscape. Bring a light and portable lunch which you can either eat at the main view point (Hamilton's Seat) along the cliffs or on your coach drive to the rope bridge.

  • Luxury coach
  • Guided cliff path walking tour
  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge crossing
  • Entrance to Giant’s Causeway Visitor’s Centre
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Optional shuttle bus from Giant's Causeway Stones.
  • Free cancellation of booking up to 72 hours before departure date, no admin fee imposed.
  • Free change of date up to 12 hours before departure date, no admin fee imposed. Change of date can be within 1 year of purchase.
  • Anything canceled within 12 hours will not be refunded.
  • Cancellation of some attractions may not be accepted. These are set forth by the attractions themselves and not Irish Tour Tickets.
  • Please note, on occasion, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge may be closed due to inclement weather. If the rope bridge is closed on the day of your tour, a refund of £4.00 will be issued. To claim this refund you need to send us an email within 72 hours from the date of travel. (This refund is not applicable for discounted tickets/winter sale offer)
  • Irish Tour Tickets are not made liable for any closures of attractions due to extreme weather.
  • All tours operated by Irish Tour Tickets are subject to minimum numbers.

Covid-19 Information:

  • All refunds for disruption due to Covid-19 that have been requested on or before 25th June 2020 will be processed by 30th June 2020.
  • Timescales for any refunds requested after 25th June 2020 will be communicated as soon as possible.

The tour runs on: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Winter Schedule (November - February). 

The tours run on: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on Summer Schedule (March - October).

  • Hikers will miss Dunluce Castle (year-round) and Bushmills Distillery (in summer).
  • Lunch will be portable/ eaten on the hike. Hamilton’s seat is a natural area to accommodate this (weather permitting) or on the coach after the hike.
  • Hikers are still able to cross the rope bridge and get between 20 - 30 minutes on the stones (in the event of the Carrick-A-Rede Rope bridge being closed due to weather conditions or for repairs, a £4.00 refund will be issued)
  • Hiking boots are strongly recommended, a raincoat is essential, we suggest to avoid jeans.
  • The cost is £57 (includes trip to Causeway). This tour will need a minimum of 2 people to do the Walk on Winter schedule.
  • If it is VERY windy the tour may be amended (not cancelled) to a shorter walk/alternative route. Very rare occasions the walking tour is cancelled due to the weather (usually once a season) whereby walkers can receive a partial refund to the standard tour rate.

 

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    Please note: the hike is a broad but open cliff-top path. The path undulates and is uneven on occasion and it can be wet or muddy underfoot. Solid walking shoes or boots are essential, as is appropriate weather-proof clothing
 
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