Tour Code: 7572P1
Duration: 13 hours
Visit memorable filming locations from HBO's Game of Thrones and the UNESCO-listed natural wonder of the Giant's Causeway on this full-day tour from Dublin. Get the inside scoop on Game of Thrones filming in Northern Ireland as you stop at sites such as the Dark Hedges, Cushendun Caves, Ballintoy Harbour and Larrybane. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people and includes round-trip transport from Dublin by air-conditioned coach.
Make your own way to Parnell Square at 6.45am to meet your guide and small group of no more than 12 people. Set out on the around 2-hour journey to Northern Ireland, and relax aboard an air-conditioned coach. The first stop is Belfast, where you'll have around 45 minutes of free time to admire the city sights, stretch your legs, or grab some breakfast (own expense) at one of the many cafes or restaurants.
Then, venture into the fantasy world of Game of Thrones as you tour some of Northern Ireland's most memorable filming locations from the hit HBO series. Stop by the Dark Hedges, where you'll have around 10 minutes to stroll beneath the dramatic arched trees, snap photos of the natural wonder, and hear from your guide why it was chosen for the scene of Arya's nail-biting escape from King's Landing.
After a quick photo stop at Dunluce castle (around 5 mins), which was the inspiration for Harrenhal, continue along the magnificent Antrim Coast to the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage site and one of its most visited attractions. Enjoy around 1 hour and 30 minutes to admire the spectacular landscapes, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions.
Continue to Larrybane and learn how it was the site of King Renly's Camp, where Renly swears to Lady Stark that he will avenge Ned's death, as well as doubling up as the Iron Islands in Season 6. After around 10-15 minutes to explore, continue to the picturesque coastal village of Ballintoy, where you'll have around 40 minutes of free time. Hear how Ballintoy Harbour served as the location for Theon Greyjoy's return to the Iron Islands, as well as scenes such as Theon's baptism, Euron's crowning, the burning of bannermen by Stannis/ Melisandre, and the burial of Balon Greyjoy.
There's just time to visit the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to a shadow assassin in front of a shocked Davos Seaworth, before setting out on the journey back to Dublin. Your tour ends back in central Dublin around 8pm.