GIANT’S CAUSEWAY AND BUSHMILLS WHISKEY TASTING TOUR FROM DUBLIN
Join our exclusive tour to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland that also includes a Whiskey tasting at the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey distillery. During this whiskey tasting, the resident whiskey expert will tell you all about the fantastic 10 year old, 12 year old and Distillery reserve whiskey that you will be tasting. The very first distilling license was given to sir Thomas Phillips in 1608. The distillery uses Irish Barley and the water from a local stream to create their whiskey to this day. You do not want to miss this tour!!
Itinerary for our Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Whiskey Tasting Tour
0630 Start boarding outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
0645 We leave Parnell Square North and head to Northern Ireland.
The Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion known as Gracehill Manor. The Dark Hedges is a long driveway that was planted with beech trees and it is now the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. We will spend around 20 minutes here for some pictures. A picture here is definitely bound to earn you a few likes!
Dunluce Castle (photo stop)
Enjoy a 5 minute photo stop at the most beautiful castle ruin in Ireland. Dunluce Castle is a sight be behold. It was built in the 13th century and the ruins still remain seen to the public.
We will then take you to the Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery. The original grant to distil was signed in 1608. Since then, there has been distillation on this site, using Irish barley and the water from their own stream, River Bush. There will be a tasting section at the Distillery. You will be given 3 samples: 10 year old, 12 year old and Distillery reserve whiskey. (Note: The legal drinking age in Northern Ireland is 18.)
Next we will spend 2 hours at a UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Giant’s Causeway. This sight is definitely not one to be missed if you are planning a trip or are in Ireland. This natural phenomena contains over 60,000 hexagonal basalt columns, some of which even reach 12 feet into the air! The Giant’s Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Some of Ireland’s most exotic and rare fauna grows at the Giant’s causeway due to the climate at this attraction.
Next we will spend at least an hour in Belfast City. Here you will be able to visit the Crown bar, Big Fish, Albert’s Clock and many more attractions in the city centre while you do some shopping or buy snacks for your way back to Dublin. Belfast has some amazing architecture for passengers to be in awe of. Spend your time in Belfast wisely and begin to learn more about the city which was once knows as the most dangerous city to live in during the Troubles to now being known as one of the best cities to visit in Northern Ireland.
Arrive back in Dublin around 7:30pm/ 8:30pm
*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather. Galway is not necessarily the last stop of the tour.
If you have any questions about this Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Whiskey tasting tour from Dublin, or any of its stopping off points, please feel free to get in touch. Explore Ireland in style with Finn McCools Tours!
6:45 am, outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1
Around 7:30 pm – 8:30pm, 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.