Our tour begins at the Belfast Cruise Terminal. We drive to the north coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage site. The area consists of approximately 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, some believe to be formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. However, many of us Irish people believe that it was built by our Celtic warrior giant Finn MacCoole as a walkway to Scotland. There is a charge of £8 payable at the site for visitor facilities (lunch may be had at the Causeway or in a number of different towns depending on our departure time from the boat).
Upon returning to Belfast City, we take a tour of city’s highlights such as the City Hall, Queens College, Titanic Quarter, and Belfast Cathedral. Depending on the time of your departure, there might be time for some shopping in the City Center.
Once we collect you at Belfast ship terminal, our journey starts with a scenic drive via Antrim coastline, known as one of the world’s most beautiful driveways. We take in the stunning scenery that holds the title of an Area of Outstanding Beauty while we head to our destination – Giant’s Causeway.
We arrive at the magnificent Giant’s Causeway where, according the the legend, Ireland’s famed giant Fionn McCool build a path in order to reach Scotland and fight Scotland’s biggest giant Angus. From a scientific point of view, around 50 million years ago intensive volcanic activity shaped the Causeway we see today. After exploring the Causeway and enjoying some time at the famous rope bridge, Carrick a Rede Island and Visitor’s Center, we shall have enough time for optional lunch or snacks (not included in the price). Proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Giant’s Causeway is a must see during you visit to Ireland.
After experiencing the magic of Giant’s Causeway we head back to Belfast where you will have time to explore this extraordinary city that has been in the shadows for so long but is now on Lonely Planet’s 10 must see cities in the world. Some of the highlights include: Titanic Experience, Queen’s College, City Hall or the peace wall that has been a symbol and a reminder of more troubled times in Belfast that are now a part of the past.
You will even have enough time for some shopping before we return you to the ship terminal, with plenty of time before departure, after an amazing day which you will surely never forget!
***Departing from Belfast port at 07:30 am or if your ship should dock at a later time, 30 minutes after arrival
***Return to port 1,5h before ship departs