Shore Excursion from Belfast: Including Giants Causeway and Belfast City.

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Shore Excursion from Belfast: Including Giants Causeway and Belfast City.
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The tour begins at the Belfast Cruise Terminal where your driver will be waiting for you to being your tour. You will first tour the north coast and visit the world famous Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site. The area consists of approximately 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns. From the Causeway, the tour will make a photo stop at Dunluce Castle, before heading to Belfast city for a panoramic sightseeing tours.
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In Brief

Belfast, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
8 hours
Whenever there is a ship in Belfast port
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Antrim, Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

We will collect you in style in a luxury Paddywagon Coach. Your tour begins with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland. We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences.

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

We allow ample time at the Giant's Causeway to make your way down to visit this famous World Heritage Site. It is a 20 minute walk from the Drop Off point to the amazing Causeway site, but there is a shuttle bus that operates for a small charge, ideal for those not comfortable walking up and down the steep gradient (hill) to the Causeway. The hexagonal basalt rocks really look like they were man made and this leads the people in Ireland to believe they were carved by Ireland's most famous Giant Warrior: the great Finn MacCoole. There is also a suggestion they may have been formed by Volcanic activity 60 million years ago. There is a charge of £11 payable at the site to visit the new Causeway visitor Center which has shops, a multimedia show and restaurants.

Stoppage times are dependent on your cruise liners schedule**

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Antrim Coast Road, Northern Ireland

We enjoy amazing sights as we take a panoramic drive along the North Coast of Antrim, - also known as the Causeway Coast. This area is recognized by the Government as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is truly breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and wonderful views of Scotland.

Stop At: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Road Co. Antrim, Portrush BT57 8UY Northern Ireland

We will stop for one of the most impressive photo opportunities in Ireland, the magnificent Dunluce Castle. Part of this impressive ruin crumbled into the sea in the 1600's. This castle is connected to the mainland by a bridge and was once the stronghold of the McDonnell clan. The backdrop of the ocean and North Coast make this a really dramatic photo stop!

Duration: 10 minutes

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

We visit the most popular natural phenomena in Northern Ireland, the Dark Hedges. The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family to impress their guests upon arrival to their house. Most of you will recognize the Dark Hedges as King's Road from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is a wonderful photo-stop and an opportunity to be a part of a real life set!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast BT2 7BA Northern Ireland

In the afternoon we return to Belfast City for a panoramic sightseeing tour. We will show you the highlights of this vibrant City, including City Hall, the River Lagan, Queens University, St Anne's cathedral and Prince Albert memorial Clock. After the panoramic tour, we will allow free time for more sightseeing and shopping if your departure time allows.

PLEASE NOTE: If your ship is leaving earlier than normal we will have to alter the itinerary as necessary.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Belfast Harborwalk, Front Street, Belfast, ME 04915

We structure each tour to make sure you are back on board in ample time for departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.


  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from your ship
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - The Dark Hedges


  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees - approximately £11 payable at the Giant's Causeway site for visitor facilities
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Port of Belfast, Belfast BT3 9AG, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our visit to Belfast was excellent thanks to a memorable visit to Giants Causeway, which is a breathtaking place to see and hike. Our stop in the city of Belfast itself was quite brief, but we got a flavor for it, and our driver and tour guide in the "Paddy Wagon" gave us an excellent history of the economics and politics of the region; the bus itself was very comfortable, included wi-fi, and made the experience even more pleasurable. We would definitely book through Viator again!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
John was a fantastic tour guide. Pickup at the cruise port was on time and easy. The Giants Causeway was an amazing sight. We toured downtown Belfast after lunch in a lovely small town. John gave lots of informative narration on the coach. He also entertained us with his Irish songs and jokes. I definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Really enjoyed the beautiful Bushmills coast and Giants Causeway. Wifi on the bus was nice! Didn't know what to do with the time in Belfast...should have read up in advance. City Hall has great exhibit and tour which you should sign up for online.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Fantastic sights along the coast and the Giants Causeway did not disappoint. Tour guide and Driver were excellent.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Relaxing and well organised tour to have time to explore the Giants Causeway and have time for lunch in Belfast. Our tour guide/driver Lee was very informative and gave a good overview of the past troubles in Belfast.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was just an outstanding tour. Our driver Brian was really knowledgeable and entertaining. His knowledge of Belfast was excellent and we had a better than average experience. He allowed us time at the Causeway and then some beautiful sights of the countryside which is absolutely beautiful. We also had an excellent tour of Belfast along with a good historical perspective of Northern Ireland's place within the United Kingdom and what is going on today. It was better than average day for sure.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018
Brian, our coach driver and tour guide made this tour the best of all our tours. He took us to all the usual sights and then some. He gave us the history of the geography and some much more. Kud0s to Brian
• Submitted 02 Sep 2018
Be careful on this trip as one of the pasengers slipped on the Giant Causeway and fractured her ankle. That being said this tour is amazing an well worth it.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
Loved this tour! So much better than going through the cruise line.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
We had amazing tour and really enjoyed every minute of it. Leigh was very knowledgeable with the history of Northern Ireland. Belfast is a beautiful city and the Giants Causeway is so worth the visit.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
I am not sure what I expected from this tour. The Giants Causeway pictures that I saw were rather unusual but I though it was just another natural anomaly. When we got there it was rather hard to believe. Natural geometric shapes everywhere that you can walk on and walk up to. I would suggest, however, that you plan to take the buss back up the hill. It is a long way. The tour of Belfast was also well done. Good choice.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Excellent excursion. The Giant's Causeway was on my bucket list so I had high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. Guide and driver were terrific.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
OMG - We had the best day! Val was AMAZING... informative, funny, entertaining - The day was blustery, rainy but it didn't matter because our driver/guide was the best! He had us laughing, singing, chanting and enjoying every stop along the way! Loved the countryside and would love to go back to Belfast for more touring! Thanks for a great day!
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
Another fantastic tour, would have like to have spent two days in Belfast the history of the City is amazing.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
We were on the Paddywagon through Viator. We were picked up and dropped off right at the cruise pier. The driver/tour guide, Leigh, was wonderful, with boundless knowledge about the history of Ireland. The bus was nice and comfortable and was easy to recognise. The sight of the Giant's Causeway was wonderful. I would recommend visitors bring along a poncho in case it rains and Irish weather is totally unpredictable and umbrellas are no match with the wind. Proper footwear is a must.The restaurant where lunch was organised for the group was efficient, food was good, hot and totally inexpensive. The tour of Belfast at the end of the tour was also wonderful. Like the rest on the bus, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it was money well spent. If you have just one day to do shore excursion at Belfast, I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Wow, what a great tour! Highly recommended.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2017
Paddy wagon provided a great tour. Their driver VAL should be in show business. He made the tour with his knowledge and humor combination.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Had a great tour with Val he made the trip fun and interesting. Causeway is wonderful but needed more time in Belfast.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
Great small group tour with FABULOUS driver/guide Val! He was informative and REALLY FUNNY! Unfortunately Giants Causeway was crowded with tourists, so we were unable to get decent photos. Highly recommend, especially if you get Val!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
Our shore excursion bus was the first out the gate and the first to the site! Amazing opportunity! Can't recommend Paddywagon Tours enough! Great, knowledgeable and funny guides!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
It was interesting excursion. Our guide Val was excellent. Very informative, efficient, cheerful.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
Very enjoyable! Tour guide had a great personality and was very informative. Bus was comfortable. Recommended!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2017
Perhaps giants causeway was main takeaway from cruise. Simply amazing. Going thru tiny towns and beautiful scenery
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Our tour guide/driver was Don. Again he was amazing. The Giants Causeway was spectacular. We have walking problems and the way to the causeway was a fairly long walk. The park provided a round trip shuttle from the top for 2 pounds each. This was well worth it. I highly recommend this tour primarily for the Giants Causeway. On our way to Belfast, we stopped in a small town for lunch price of the lunch not included and then took a drive thru tour of Belfast with a couple of photo stops before returning to our ship.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017

In Brief

Belfast, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
8 hours
Whenever there is a ship in Belfast port