Causeway Coast Cliff Path Walking Tour

The Giant's Causeway cliff path walking tour consists of a spectacular 8km hike along some of the best cliff views in Europe with a dedicated walking tour guide.

Giant's CausewayCarrick a Rede Rope BridgeAntrim Coast & GlensCarrickfergus Castle

Join Tours Ireland on our Causeway Coast Cliff Patch Walking Tour as we depart Belfast (as part of a larger coach tour) making our way inland directly towards the Giant's Causeway. Instead of departing the coach at the Giant's Causeway, you will be met by our dedicated walking guide and transported to Dunseverick Castle (or Portballintrae in winter) to begin your hike.

The 8km hike (6.5km in winter) is suitable for most people of average fitness and includes amazing views of the Antrim Coastline with plenty of times for photographs and to take in the history and information provided by your walking tour guide. The total walking time is approximately 3.5hrs (2.5hrs in winter) which includes 30mins of quality time at the famous Giant's Causeway basalt stones before rejoining up with the larger tour group for the remainer of the tour.

The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge provides the next stop on our tour as your ticket includes a pass to cross (if you dare) the 20m bridge lingering 30m above the sea from the mainland to the small island of Carrickarede.

Following your cliff walk and rope bridge crossing you can relax on the beautifual coastal drive through the Glens of Antirm, as we pass through the coastal villages of Cushendun, Cushendall, Glenariff and Glenarm on our return journey along the Antrim Coast Road. Our final stop before we reach Belfast is a photo opportunity at the 800-year-old Carrickfergus Castle.

Our tours run 5 days a week all year round – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Minimum age for the cliff hike is 12 and it is recommended those between 12 and 16 have experience of long walks.

Places on the Causeway Coast Cliff Path Walking Tour are limited. On rare occasions we may alter the walking route due to adverse weather conditions. We advise all walkers to bring their own packed lunch to eat during a rest top on the hike or on the coach afterwards.


Standard Pair (2 Tickets – Save £20):

Tour Details

Pick Up:
Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast
Drop Off:
Belfast City Centre

Causeway Coast Cliff Path Walking Tour Itinerary

SUMMER SCHEDULE (March - October)
  • Check in at Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 9:00am

  • Depart Belfast at 9:15am

  • Brief comfort stop at Giant's Causeway visitor centre

  • Meet your dedicated walking tour guide from 'Away A Wee Walk'.

  • Cliff walkers dropped off at Dunseverick Castle ruin to begin the 5 mile (8km) cliff hike to the Giant’s Causeway (3 hours and 30 mins includes visit to the Stones, approx. 20 minutes and a further short comfort stop back at the visitor centre).

  • Rejoin main coach tour and eat packed lunch.

  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (fee included in price).

  • Drive through Cushendall, Waterfoot and Cushendun villages along the glens of Antrim.

  • Stop Carnlough (comfort stop)

  • Carrickfergus Castle (photo opportunity)

  • Return to Belfast at approx 6:30pm

WINTER SCHEDULE (November - February)
  • Check in at Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 9:00am

  • Depart Belfast at 9:15am

  • Carrickfergus Castle

  • Carnlough

  • Drive along the famous Antrim coast road including Cushendall, Glenariff and Cushendun villages

  • Coast walkers get dropped off at PORTBALLINTRAE (toilets) where they will meet their walking guide from Away A Wee Walk. Hikers begin the 4 mile (6.5km) coast walk from Portballintrae to the Giant’s Causewaywinter version excludes highly scenic, high cliff views but includes a beautiful beach walk and lovely coast scenery – high cliff path is both too long and too muddy in the winter)

  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery

  • Return to Belfast approx 6.00pm