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Visit all the spectacular sites of Ireland's Causeway
Coast on our luxury day tour.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Causeway Coast on our luxury day tour
With beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque harbours and stunning ancient ruins, the Causeway Coast is renowned for its spectacular scenery and intriguing history. This ancient landscape has everything from medieval cliff-top castles, to an 18th temple and a causeway formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity. On our Causeway Coast Tour, we share all of these wonderful locations and more, taking you along the coast in the comfort of our luxury coach. You can soak up the views in between sites, while our guide will tell you everything you need to know about each of the places we stop at. As a locally-based tour operator from the area, you can trust us to deliver a personalised and fully immersive experience from start to finish. Your exploration of the Causeway Coast starts here … .
With its architecture inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Italy, Mussenden Temple overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Downhill Beach from its cliff-side perch and is well worth seeing. Built in 1785 as a summer library for the Earl Bishop’s niece, the circular temple is located in Downhill Demesne and from here you can also see the ruins of the bishop’s mansion. Time at location: 60mins
This stunning sandy beach is set against a backdrop of cliffs and sweeping scenery which inspired the Game of Thrones crew to film part of their epic series here. Awarded the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award numerous times, Downhill Beach has clear views across to Donegal and is the perfect spot for enjoying a leisurely stroll Time at location: (Viewed from Mussenden temple)
Another of the Causeway Coast’s beautiful sandy beaches, Portstewart Strand also appeared in Game of Thrones, doubling up as the fictional land of Dorne for season five. A Blue Flag beach, Portstewart Strand is popular with walkers and surfers, and stretches for two miles to the Barmouth, where the River Bann flows into the sea. It also backs onto the Barmouth Wildlife Reserve and is an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI). Time at location: 10mins (Photo stop only)
Built by the MacQuillan family around 1500, this medieval castle will be recognised by Game of Thrones fans as the House of Greyjoy, but it also has its own rather dramatic history … Be sure to ask us about the resident banshee who haunts the cliff-side and the huge Mermaid’s Cave which lies beneath. We might also have a few tales to tell about how the kitchens fell into the sea and the fact that Dunluce has a potato named after it! Time at location: 60mins
Attracting thousands of visitors annually, The Old Bushmills Distillery is the world’s oldest licensed distillery and is famous for its expertly handcrafted Irish malts. With the weather often unpredictable in Northern Ireland, we may well take a trip to the distillery if we’re unable to visit any of the locations listed here. Just chat to us on the day for details. A tour of the distillery will fill you in on its unique history and show you the different stages of the distilling process, as well as providing a sample of whiskey at the end to warm you up! Time at location: 60 minutes (tour tickets subject to availability)
Steeped in myth and legend, the Giant’s Causeway is another top-rated visitor destination on the Causeway Coast and is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the giant hands of Finn McCool or the result of ancient volcanic activity 60 million years ago, the Giant’s Causeway is instantly recognisable by its hexagonal basalt columns. Delivering yet more stunning scenery, this is a definite ‘must-see’ location. Time at location: 60 mins
This picturesque harbour is found at the bottom of a steep road which winds down to reveal a little stone café, a sandy cove and another ‘hidden’ beach. The perfect place to enjoy a walk, Ballintoy Harbour is also a Game of Thrones filming location and will be recognised by fans as Lordsport Harbour, Pyke and the Iron Islands. Time at location: 20mins
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Suspended almost 100 feet (30m) above sea level, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago and is now a popular tourist destination. It attracts thousands of thrill-seekers and birdwatchers to the Causeway Coast every year, with spectacular views from the 65 foot (20m) bridge, which stretches from the mainland over to ‘Rocky Island’. Here, you can enjoy fantastic views of Rathlin Island, Scotland and the rest of the Causeway Coast, though of course, you don’t have to cross the bridge if you don’t want to. For those who do, however – and who dare to look down – they can enjoy a unique bird's-eye-view of the crashing surf as it flows in and around the ancient caves below. Time at location: 60mins
Available: All year round.
Departure time: 9.00am Departure location: Railway Place, Coleraine. BT52 1PQ
Due back time: Approx. 5.30pm, Railway Place, Coleraine
-Price includes entrances fees to Mussenden Temple, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery (Subject to availability), Giants Causeway, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
-Hotel pick-up available on request (Causeway Coast area only)
-Belfast and Derry~Londonderry pickups are available at a cost of £80 per booking
Private Tours are available to book all-year round at a cost of £320 per day 1 - 4 persons, 5 - 12 persons, 12 plus persons availability and price on request.
Price includes entrances fees to Mussenden Temple, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery (Subject to availability), Giants Causeway, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.