Tour Code: 7572P1
Duration: 13 hours
Explore some of the filming locations used by HBO's Game of Thrones and see the Giant's Causeway, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a well-rounded Ireland experience perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and the country alike. Please be advised that this is a film location tour, not a re-enactment tour.
Please be advised this is a film location tour that is mixed with a Giant's Causeway Tour. Designed to give you a full rounded experience of Norther Ireland and as an extra, show you some of the fantastic locations that were used in the Game of Thrones filming.
Going via Belfast, you'll have about 45 minute to explore, stretch your legs, sight see, or get some breakfast.
Arya's Escape / Dark Hedge (around 10 mins): This beautiful and historic avenue of arching beech trees has stood its ground for centuries. Known for being one of the most photogenic natural phenomena in N.Ireland, there is little wonder as to why Dark Hedges was chosen as the scene for Arya's nail biting escape to Winterfell. And so do many other scenes, like the arrival of princes, knights and many more.
Now a quick photo stop at Dunluce castle (around 5 mins), which was the inspiration for Harrenhal.
You will then get to enjoy the Giant's Causeway (around 1 hour 30 mins): Formed in the aftermath of an ancient volcanic eruption, the Causeway consists of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Although this odd, interlocking stone pattern stretches all the way to Scotland, nowhere is it more perfectly preserved than in Northern Ireland. Sometimes referred to as the seventh wonder of the world, the Giant’s Causeway was declared a world heritage site in 1986.
We then travel to King Renly's Camp / Larrybane (around 10 - 15 mins) where Renly swears to Lady Stark that he will avenge Ned's death. Larrybane was also used very heavily in the filming of season 6 where Yara, Theon and other Ironborns discuss who the next King/ Queen of Iron Islands should be.
Next is Theon's Return / Ballintoy Harbour (around 40 mins): Ballintoy is a small coastal village, known as a “raised beach.” Situated in one of the most picturesque parts of Northern Ireland but is most notable as the location for Theon Greyjoy's return to the Iron Islands. Also used in the scenes where Theon baptised and Euron drowned and crowned. Burning of bannermen by Stannis/ Melisandre and burial of Balon Greyjoy also filmed here.
Shadow baby Birth / Cushendun Caves (around 20 mins): Cushendun is a small village found nestled within the Glens of Antrim. It's easy to be fooled by its serene surroundings. But turn the corner and you arrive at the dark caves, where Melisandre gave birth to a shadow assassin in front of a shocked Davos Seaworth.