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Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip from Belfast

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    Stop At: The Dark Hedges, off Bregagh Road, Ballymoney Northern Ireland

    You'll have chance to stop along the way to admire the  Dark Hedges, a key filming location for hit TV series Game of Thrones, for 10 - 15 minutes. The trees were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their Gracehill Manor. It is now very well known to amateur photographers. 

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU Northern Ireland

    Enjoy around 1.5 hours to marvel at the spectacular landscapes at the  Giant's Causeway, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. It has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will see why once you have visited the place. This is one of the world's greatest natural attractions. According to mythology, Finn built the Causeway as stepping stones to cross the Irish sea in order to battle Benandonner, a Scottish giant. Although a giant himself, when Finn reached Scotland he saw that Benandonner was almost twice his size, and immediately retreated with his rival in pursuit. Finn’s wife disguised him as a baby, and on seeing the child, Benandonner fled home fearing how enormous it’s father must be. 

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6LS Northern Ireland

    Continue along the coast to the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, a 66-foot (20-meter) long bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean, linking the mainland to the Carrick-a-rede Island. You'll have around 1 hour and 20 minutes to explore, which is plenty of time to brave the bridge crossing or hike along the coast, enjoying views of nearby Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre. You will be able to cross the bridge for free if the weather is nice and the bridge is open on the day.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    31-35 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4LD, UK
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Crossing of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge when the weather is nice and the Bridge is open.
    • All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour (up to 2 hours between stops, up to 9 hours for the day) and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
    • Not recommended to those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
    • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • The pick up point is in the Belfast City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
    • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
    • It is the passengers responsibility to ensure that all Visa and travel documents are in order prior to the tour. (If heading to Dublin)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 57 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    A great way to see some of the beautiful sights that Northern Ireland has to offer. Both the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-rede bridge were stunning. We only stopped at the Dark Hedges for 20 minutes which was fine with me, but other people may want...More

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    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    Thanks to Mark for being a friendly and knowledgable guide. Really smooth and organised day trip with the right amount of time at each stop. So glad I chose this company.

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    FinnMcCoolsTours, Office assistant at Finn McCools Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We aim to provide top service and thank you for your top review!

    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    We had a spectacular day on this tour. Our oldest daughter said it was her favorite of all our vacation through UK and Ireland! Chloe and Andre were very good hosts - Chloe's presentation of the history was interesting, and we enjoyed her Irish song....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MNW
    FinnMcCoolsTours, Office Assistant at Finn McCools Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Hi there Thank you for taking your time to write such an amazing review. We are very happy that you had a good time with us.

    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    I had Yuri as a driver and derrick as a tour guide. Derrick was absolutely hilarious and very knowledgeable. A legend of a guide! The tour itself was a brilliant experience as well, with enough time to explore each aspect of the journey. We got...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    FinnMcCoolsTours, Office Assistant at Finn McCools Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

    Glad to hear you had a great time on our tour. We would be happy to welcome you as our guest again.

    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    rating would have been 5 stars except for the following: walk to rope bridge was longer than expected, was told 15 minutes, took 1/2 hr. before we got there a young lady had a seizure and we were told we could not go to the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank DS416
    FinnMcCoolsTours, Office Assistant at Finn McCools Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

    Thank you for the good and helpful review. We would be happy to see you again.

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    Response from Janet C |
    We saw a few castles, I am sorry I can't remember the names of them. Too much information for my old brain to hold.
    3 November 2018|
    Response from Janet C |
    We stopped at a Restaurant/ Pub for a meal for those who wanted one.The driver( the lovely Keith) asked who would like to eat there. Once again I forget the name of the place. I opted for Steak and Guinness pie, It was... More
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