(Small Group) Shore Tour from Belfast

(Small Group) Shore Tour from Belfast

Small group tours are perfect for those seeking a semi- private experience on shore.
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Tour Operated by Elegant Irish Tours


This small group shore excursion follows exactly the same route as our popular group coach shore excursion from Belfast.

Operated by our 5 star sister company Elegant Irish Tours, the small group vans seat no more than 25 passengers and allow for a particularly intimate day on shore.

Our tour begins at the Belfast Cruise Terminal. We drive to the north coast and visit the Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage site. The area consists of approximately 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, some believe to be formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. However, many of us Irish people believe that it was built by our Celtic warrior giant Finn MacCool as a walkway to Scotland.

NB: Your (small group) ticket includes the £8 Giants Causeway Visitor Centre entrance fee (lunch may be had at the Visitor Centre or in a number of different towns depending on our departure time from the boat).

Afterwards we will return to Belfast City, where we will enjoy a panoramic tour of this fine city, seeing highlights such as the City Hall, Queens College, Titanic Quarter, and Belfast Cathedral. If time allows there will be time for shopping and sightseeing in the City Centre. We will adjust all the timings on the tour to suit your ships departure time, and will have you back in ample time for the ship's departure.

The list of all ships and dates will be published here once finalised by the Belfast Port Authority.

In the meantime, if your dates have been confirmed by your cruise operator you can go ahead and book at 2023 rates on the booking calendar on this page - all dates for the new season have been made live for your convenience.

Rates will be increased for 2024 shortly. Book now for any date at the 2023 rate and cancel free of charge up to 24 hours prior to departure.

If you do not see a tour scheduled for the ship and date you are traveling upon - please contact us - and we may decide to schedule a tour if there is likely to be enough demand.
  • Departs Belfast Cruise Ship terminal at 8:00 am or should your ship dock later, 30 min after arrival

    We will collect you in style in a luxury small group van (maximum 25 passengers). Your tour begins with a scenic drive up through the Glens of Antrim to the North Coast of Ireland.

  • Scenic North Coast Drive

    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.

  • Giants Causeway

    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.

  • Dunluce Castle: Photo Stop.

    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!

  • Belfast City

    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.

  • Return To Cruise Ship

    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.


EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.


You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

When to Book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. You can book up to 60 minutes before departure if there are still places available.

  • 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. - Belfast Cruise Ship Terminal
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. Learn more about cancellations.

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