Shore Excursion: Giants Causeway Tour (Small Group)

Enjoy hassle-free access to the Giant’s Causeway straight from your cruise port on this shore excursion from Belfast, with convenient round-trip transfer via coach. As well as free access to the Giant’s Causeway, this tour includes stops at Portaneevy with stunning views of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Rathlin Island, Dunluce Castle, and village of Ballycastle, while your local guide’s commentary provides insider insight into life along the Antrim Coast.

Please note:

Ships docking before 8.00am please leave the ship at 8.00am.

Ships docking after 8.00am please leave the ship as soon as it docks and we will be waiting at the port.

Extra Leg Room on Smaller Buses makes this the ideal way to travel.

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Small Groups

Realising time is limited and the importance of arriving back to Belfast port on time for departure, smaller Buses (19,24 and 26 seat buses) are used which makes the tour more personal and easily managed. Smaller numbers means less time spent waiting on people returning to the bus and more time spent at the sites.

Cruise Ship Tours Belfast

Odyssey Coach Tours provide a different type of tour for cruise ship passengers.


Realising time is limited and the importance of arriving back to Belfast port on time for departure, we use smaller coaches which makes the tour more personal and easily managed. This allows us time to see Belfast City along with our Giants Causeway Bus Tour.

We will take the Giants Causeway Bus Tour in reverse. All the other Tour operators finish the Tour at the Giants Causeway, this way we avoid the convoy of buses and queues on cruise ship days. We use 19,24 and 26 seat buses.

All Giants Causeway Tours will be picked up at and returned to Belfast Port.

When leaving the Welcome Tent at the port turn right and our Guides (Blue Jackets) and buses will be waiting for you. Your tour will begin 30 mins after the first passenger leaves the ship.

We will pick you up at the port when your ship arrives before starting your tour which includes a city tour on your return to Belfast where you will visit the wall murals, Peace Walls, Falls Road, Shankill Road and the Titanic Quarter.We will start the tour with a Photo stop at Dunluce Castle before making the short journey to the Giants Causeway then onto Portaneevy with its stunning views of Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Rathlin Island.We will visit the picturesque seaside town of Ballycastle for a 1 hour stop for lunch before returning to Belfast with a short comfort break in the small Harbour village of Carnlough along the way via the coast road one of the most scenic drives in the world.We will be back at Belfast port in ample time for your ships departure.

We adjust our times to suit the ship’s arrival and departure your bus will be waiting at the port. It is important you leave the ship as soon as it docks

Our experienced Drivers and Guides will advise you every step of the way.

National Trust Members – bring your membership card!

Tour Itinerary

  • We will depart from Belfast port and travel inland straight to the Giants Causeway where you will spend 1 hour 30 mins at the stones/visitor centre.
  • We will then make a photo stop at Dunluce castle before making the short journey to Portaneevy with its stunning views of Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge and Rathlin Island.
  • After leaving Portaneevy we will visit the picturesque seaside town of Ballycastle for a 1 hour lunch stop.We will then travel along the Coast road, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the way we will stop in the small fishing village of Carnlough for a short comfort break.
  • After leaving Carnlough we will make our way back to Belfast along the Coastal route for your extended City Tour before returning to Belfast port in plenty of time for your ship’s departure.

Lunch stop in the quaint little seaside town of Ballycastle (1 hour)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Shore Excursion cancellation policy.
We will issue a full refund up until 7 days before your arrival after that if we resell your seat we will issue a full refund, if for any reason the ship does not dock we will issue a full refund.

Tour Price: £59

Our Destinations

Giants Causeway

Giants Causeway ToursCommonly called “The eighth wonder of the world” the Giant’s Causeway is Irelands only World Heritage Site. During your visit to the highlight of the tour you can spend some time climbing over the ancient stones, snapping photos, and enjoying the myths and legends that surround this world famous attraction.

Antrim Coast Road

North Coast Sept 2011

To travel along the Causeway Coastal Route is to experience one of the most dramatic drives in the world. Regarded as one of the World’s Greatest Road Journeys this stunning coastline will transport you past rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoilt beaches.

Carnlough Harbour

Located in beautiful Carnlough village, this picturesque harbour is mostly availed of by pleasure craft and small fishing vessels.  The harbour offers excellent opportunities for sea fishing and specialised cruises.  The harbour is a must-see addition to our tour of the Antrim coast – a very special location in the history of Northern Ireland.

Dunluce Castle

Duncluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim. Clinging fast onto a dramatic clifftop and accessible via a bridge from the mainland, Duncluce is thought to be the most romantic and picturesque Castle in Ireland dating back to the 14th C.


Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Northern IrelandDiscover the world famous Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. Weather permitting, the brave among us can make the terrifying trip across the bridge that was originally erected by salmon fisherman. For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on land, why not decide to take one of the exhilarating walks and enjoy the stunning views.