A Gem on the Coast – Giant’s Causeway – Giant’s Causeway Tour
Our Giant’s Causeway tour takes you to the land of legends, a breathtaking coastline leading all the way to the Giant’s Causeway – UNESCO World Heritage site and geological wonder.
At Diamond Chauffeur Ireland private tours our commitment to quality enables us to deliver the results which our clients expect. You will receive an authentic travel experience, knowledge and passion, friendly peopled hospitality and rich Irish heritage. You will experience a journey, not just a list of destinations. Our aim is to help you feel the stories through tour guiding.
The Giant’s Causeway tour along the county Antrim coast is acknowledged to be one of the most spectacular drives anywhere. This is one of the most exciting journeys any traveller can experience. The landscape is astonishingly varied, from dramatic cliff’s, unspoiled beaches and tranquil bays to enchanting villages, castles and monuments. Embrace a Giant Spirit.
We will tailor the tour to your itinerary as there are many attractions in the County of Antrim.
- Glenarm Castle – The village of Glenarm has a history going back to the 11th century. Glenarm Castle is the home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family. The present castle has been in the McDonnell family since it was built in 1636. The estate and gardens have several events throughout the year with the castle itself occasionally open to the public to enjoy on designated days. Before taking up residence at Glenarm, the family lived most notably at Dunluce Castle on the north coast. The stables are now converted into a delightful coffee shop for refreshments, a place to relax and engage with the locals. Steensons the jewellers of the hit tv series Game of Thrones are located in the village, you can visit their workshop and experience the art of jewellery making.
- Cushendall village – Step back in time and get lost amidst unspoilt landscapes, the picturesque coastal villages considered the capital of the Glens of Antrim. The village was basically built by the Marchioness of Londonderry on the money raised from the extraction and export of the local Limestone.
- Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean. Suspended above the sea, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago. The Islands white stone wash fisherman cottage was home and shelter for the brave hardy men.
- Ballintoy Harbour – Ballintoy is a village on the County Antrim coast. A small fishing harbour located at the bottom of a steep hill featured in the TV series Game of Thrones when Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) returns to Lordsport Harbour.
- Giant’s Causeway – Stone amphitheatre, Lava plateau, Heritage Site, geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legends. The 40,000 Basalt left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago intrigue and inspire worldwide visitors. The Visitor Centre unlocks the stones mystery and tells the mythology story of Fionn McCool.
- Bushmills Distillery – Bushmills Irish whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim. The original grant to distil was signed in 1608 by King James 1st and whiskey has been distilled since then using the local river water and Irish barley. Bushmills is the only distillery in Ireland to make triple distilled single malt whiskey. Triple distillation is at the heart of all Bushmills whiskey and creates a unique taste of smoothness and richness. During your tour you will experience all the sights and smells of the whiskey making process.
- Dunluce Castle – Guardian of the coastline – The McQuillans (Scottish mercenaries) built the castle in 1500, it was taken by the McDonnell’s who came from the Scottish Isle of Islay in 1554. The McDonnell family who also own Glenarm Castle still own the castle today. Sorley Boy McDonnell claimed the castle after the Battle of Orla 1565. Sorley Boy retrieved the cannons from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship Girona, just of shore and mounted them on the castle walls. Maeve Roe daughter of Lord McQuillan of Dunluce was imprisioned to the tower after refusing to marry Rory Og. On a stormy night Maeve fled to the Mermaid Cave beneath the castle with her lover Reginald O Cahan, they set of in a rowing boat but were dashed against the rocks and cliffs and perished. It is said on stormy night’s that you can hear Maeve cry out from the tower!!!