GIANT’S CAUSEWAY AND BUSHMILLS WHISKEY TASTING TOUR FROM BELFAST
Itinerary for our Giant’s Causeway and Whiskey Tasting Tour from Belfast
0920 Boarding in Belfast, from outside the Top Shop entrance on Chichester Street. Leave at 0930
Note: This tour actually starts and ends in Dublin. Belfast is the second stop of the tour. If you are planning to go to Dublin on the same day after this tour, you can pay an extra £15 per person to get a ride to Dublin. Drop off in Dublin is at around 7:30pm – 8:30pm, at the top of O’Connell Street, around a 5-minute walk to the Spire. You can bring your luggage; there is a storage compartment underneath the coach.
Visiting the Dark Hedges
This landmark contains over 150 beech trees which were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family. The trees were planted as a decorative entrance to their mansion, now known as Gracehill Manor. You will have 20 minutes to spend here and get amazing pictures at the most photographed location in the North of Ireland.
Dunluce Castle (Bonus 5-min photo stop for summer)
The Giant’s Causeway Tour
The Giant’s Causeway is one of the most beautiful sites that Northern Ireland has to offer. This natural phenomena was created by a volcanic eruption that left over 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns on the north coast. Some of these reach over 10 feet in the air! The Giant’s Causeway was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
Known to many, Bushmills Distillery is the oldest licensed distillery in the world, with the license to distill being granted in 1608. The distillery uses resources on site to make their whiskey , including the water from the river onsite and Irish barley. There is of course a whiskey tasting stop at the Distillery where an in-house whiskey expert will describe the differences between the 3 different types of whiskey available ; 10 year old, 12 year old and the distillery reserve whiskey.
Note that the legal drinking age in Northern Ireland is 18. Please book a child ticket for anyone that is under 18. If you are under 18, even if you have bought an adult ticket, you will not be given any samples. As this is a whiskey sample tasting tour, and for the safety of our driver, guide and other passengers on board, drinks are not transferrable and each person can only have up to 3 shots of whiskey.
1700 – 1730 Back in Belfast
**Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about this Giant’s Causeway and Whiskey tour from Belfast.
9:30 am, 31 Chichester Street, Belfast (outside Top Shop entrance, across the road from Garrick bar)
Around 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm, same place
Things to note:
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility. A fair bit of walking involved.
- Not suitable for wheelchair users or anyone with a walking difficulty.
- Not suitable for children under 8. If your child is very used to travelling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
- Legal drinking age in Northern Ireland is 18. Please book a child ticket for anyone that is under 18. If you are under 18, even if you have bought an adult ticket, you will not be given any samples.