5. From Belfast: Hop-on Hop-off Northern Ireland Bus Tour
Discover the best of Northern Ireland by a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Explore some of the most famous towns and attractions within the region, with stops at the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Ballintoy, Carrickfergus, and many other points of interest.
Choose from several departure times from Belfast and stop where you want on the route. Spend as much time as you like exploring and discovering the sights and attractions.
After departing Belfast, the bus makes its way to northern Antrim and eventually up the Causeway route with several stops along the way. Jump off where you want, explore, and when you're ready, take the next available bus to the next stop.
In addition to the Giant's Causeway, some of the stops included on the route are:
The Dark Hedges
Stroll along the atmospheric avenue of beech trees leading to Gracehill House. Located outside the village of Armoy. Game of Thrones fans will know this location as the Kingsroad.
Hop off at the charming town of Bushmills and pay a visit to the Old Bushmills Distillery. Take an optional tour, and learn about one of the most popular international Irish whiskey brands.
Stroll through the village and see The Fullerton Arms Hotel where door No.6 from the Game of Thrones series is on display. Walk to Ballintoy Harbour which was the setting for Pyke and the Iron Islands in the series. Be sure to walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge to the lookout point.
Discover this charming seaside town. Explore the ruins of Dun-a-Mallaght, Dunraineya, and the ruined Dunaneeny Castle. You can also take the ferry to Rathlin Island.
Visit Mary McBride’s pub is which is the home of Door No.8 from Game of Thrones. Explore the Cushendun Caves where parts of the series were also filmed. Stop at the Ruins of Carra Castle or visit Glenmona House and forest grounds.
Carrickfergus Town and Carrickfergus Castle
Explore one of the oldest towns on the island of Ireland. Visit numerous historic landmarks such as the eponymous Carrickfergus Castle, the oldest Norman castle in Ireland.
Visit the Andrew Jackson Cottage, where the parents of the 7th President of the United States were born. Make a stop at the Carrickfergus Museum and learn about the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area.
After exploring these and other fascinating landmarks, hop back on the bus for a relaxing journey back to central Belfast. If you have still a lot to do on your itinerary, use a multi-day pass to start the journey again the following day and pick up where you left off.