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 the filming sites. Included in this tour is also a stop in Belfast where you can explore this Northern Ireland's capital.
This tour picks you up from a central location in Dublin at about 6:45 am. It then takes you to some of Northern Ireland's most memorable Game of Thrones filming locations from the hit HBO series. Stop by the Dark Hedges, where you'll have around 15 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. As we drive from the Dark Hedges to our next location, we follow a route known as the Antrim Coastal Drive. Enjoy the spectacular scenery including stony shores, densely wooded glens and the village of Bushmills, which is best associated with Bushmills whiskey. The tour then continues along the magnificent Antrim Coast to the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend around 1.5 hours admiring the spectacular landscapes, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. The “stepping stones” leading from the cliff foot disappear under the sea. They reappear in the Island of Straffe in Scotland, hence the legend that this was a road built by the Irish giant Finn McCool to enable him to cross over to Scotland. Truly an amazing wonder of the world! We then continue on to the picturesque coastal village at Ballintoy Harbour, 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, and the burial of Balon Greyjoy. Our guide will also tell you what happened behind the scene and how the locals reacted. After this stop, we will drive through the Glens of Antrim to go back to Belfast. Your last stop is Belfast, where you'll have around 45 minutes of free time to admire the city sights, stretch your legs, or grab some snacks. Then set out on the journey back to Dublin. Your tour ends back in central Dublin around 7:30pm/ 8:30pm. *This tour is independently operated and is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones. *Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.