NORTHERN IRELAND HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
Build your own tour! Northern Ireland’s first hop off hop off tour up to the Giant’s Causeway!
Hop On Hop Off tour of Northern Ireland with several stops along the way to maximize your time spend exploring and discovering Northern Ireland.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Northern Ireland with our hop on hop off tour departing from Belfast every hour. This tour takes you on a journey through some of the most stunning landmarks in the country. First, we stop at Bushmills, a charming village renowned for its whiskey distillery. Next, we head to the Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder of hexagonal basalt columns formed by volcanic activity. Our journey continues to Ballintoy, a picturesque fishing village set against the rugged coastline. We then visit Carrick-a-Rede, a historic rope bridge spanning a deep chasm and offering panoramic views of the coast. Our tour also includes a stop at Carnlough, a charming village known for its historic harbour and scenic setting. Finally, we visit Carrickfergus, a medieval town with a rich history and castle overlooking the harbour.
Join us on this tour to experience the beauty and history of Northern Ireland.
Itinerary for the Hop On Hop Off Northern Ireland tour
Our coach leaves at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon from Victoria Street in Belfast. Choose your own time to start the tour!
All tickets valid form the start of your trip as booked and the consecutive days there after depending on your ticket. For example, if you book a 3-day ticket for 10 August, your ticket is only valid for 10, 11 and 12 August.
Another example – If you want to take the tour only on 10 August and on 17 August, you will have to buy two 1-day tickets, one for 10 August and another one for 17 August. You cannot use a 2-day ticket in this case.
Stop no. 1 – Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills is a charming, historic village located on the north coast of Antrim. The village is renowned for its iconic distillery, which is said to be the oldest licensed distillery in the world. Visitors can take a optional tour of the distillery to see how the famous Bushmills Irish whiskey is made. The village also boasts charming pubs and shops, as well as a beautiful, old-fashioned post office. Bushmills is a delightful destination that will captivate visitors with its rich history, beautiful scenery and friendly locals.
Earliest pick up time: 08:30
Last pick up time: 17:30
Stop no. 2 – Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway is a unique geological formation located on the coast of Northern Ireland. It consists of around 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Visitors can walk along the causeway and explore the incredible natural beauty of the area, with breathtaking views of the sea and cliffs. There are also legends associated with the causeway, such as the story of the giant Finn McCool who is said to have built the causeway to reach Scotland. The Giant’s Causeway is a must-visit for anyone on a hop-on bus tour in Northern Ireland.
Earliest pick up time: 08:40
Last pick up time: 17:40
Stop no. 3 – Ballintoy
Known for its stunning coastal views, Ballintoy is a popular tourist destination, particularly for its natural beauty and history. The village boasts a small harbour and a beautiful beach, both of which are popular spots for fishing and relaxing. Ballintoy is also home to several historical landmarks, including the ruins of an old church and an iron ring fort. Visitors can also enjoy a walk along the stunning cliff-top path, offering breathtaking views of the coast and surrounding countryside. With its charming atmosphere, Ballintoy is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Northern Ireland.
Earliest pick up time: 08:50
Last pick up time: 17:50
Stop no. 4 – Carrick-a-Rede
Carrick-a-Rede is a historic bridge that connects the mainland of Northern Ireland to a small island. It is situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Antrim Coast and offers panoramic views of the rugged coastline and crystal clear waters below. The bridge was originally built for salmon fishermen but now attracts tourists from all over the world. Visitors can take a hop on tour of Northern Ireland and experience the thrill of crossing the bridge and exploring the island. It is a perfect location for those who love nature, adventure, and breathtaking scenery. Carrick-a-Rede is a must-visit attraction for anyone touring Northern Ireland.
(Tickets to the Bridge to be booked in advance, although it can be purchased on the day at the bridge depending on how busy they are)
Earliest pick up time: 08:55
Last pick up time: 17:55
Stop no. 5 – Carnlough
Carnlough is one of the most picturesque coastal villages in Northern Ireland. The village is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including the rolling hills of the Glens of Antrim and the rugged coastline of the Irish Sea. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the harbour or hike to the top of Slieveanorra Mountain. The charming village centre offers a range of local shops, pubs, and restaurants, perfect for a bite to eat or a drink after a long day exploring the area. Don’t miss the stunning Victorian-era St. John’s Church and the historic Carnlough Harbour, both of which offer a glimpse into the area’s rich cultural and maritime heritage.
Earliest pick up time: 10:00
Last pick up time: 19:00
Stop no. 6 – Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus is a charming, historic town in Northern Ireland, situated on the coast of Belfast Lough. It is renowned for its well-preserved castle, which dates back to the 12th century and is one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland. Visitors can explore the castle’s ramparts and dungeons and take in the stunning views from the top. The town’s cobbled streets and charming architecture make it a delightful place to wander around, and there are plenty of cafes, shops, and pubs to enjoy. With its rich history, beautiful scenery, and friendly atmosphere, Carrickfergus is a must-visit on any Northern Ireland tour.
Earliest pick up time: 11:00
Last pick up time: 20:00
Drop off – Back to Belfast
106 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 4PE (outside Passport Office)
Leaving at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon
Things to note:
- Please book 1 seat per child / infant and bring your own child seat.
- All tickets valid form the start of your trip as booked and the consecutive days there after depending on your ticket.