Visit memorable filming locations from HBO® 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 Northern Ireland's capital.The largest ever Game of Thrones® public display will open from 11th April -1st September 2019, and will be an important part of the show’s incredible legacy in Northern Ireland.The exhibition will give fans the experience of a lifetime, dropping them into the center of the Seven Kingdoms for a personal look at the artistry and craftsmanship behind the award-winning series.As the only Dublin tour company to include the Exhibition (no extra charge!) this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this.Note that due to the inclusion of the exhibition during summer we will not be visiting Ballintoy harbour.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern IrelandAt the Dark Hedges 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. Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Antrim Coast Road, County Antrim, Northern IrelandAs 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.Stop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandSpend 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! Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern IrelandHear 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. Please note that from 11 April to 01 September we will not be visiting this location as instead we are visiting The Game of Thrones Touring Exhibition in Belfast (Included in your ticket)Duration: 1 hourStop At: TEC BelfastOnly from the 11th of April until 01st of September:Step inside Westeros and the lands beyond at GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition.Featuring a unique mix of immersive environments, interactives, and multimedia content, this all-new exhibition drops fans into the centre of the Seven Kingdoms with an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones®. Game of Thrones: The dramatic exhibition combines costumes, authentic props and majestic settings from all seven seasons to create an immersive Game of Thrones® experience like no other.Fans will get an up-close and personal look at the artistry and craftsmanship behind the Emmy award-winning series, as well as the opportunity to: •Experience the wintry landscapes of the North, the tree-lined pathway of the Kingsroad, and the regal settings of King’s Landing• View the conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors and the iconic costumes of House Targaryen•Explore Castle Black, the home of the Night’s Watch•Step into iconic settings like the House of Black and White and the frozen lands Beyond the Wall•Reach the show-stopping centrepiece of the iconic Iron Throne Room, where visitors can gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in all its foreboding glory.Bend the knee...and experience GAME OF THRONES®.Finn McCools is the only tour operator in Dublin that will bring you to this exhibition and as a part of our tour we included the entrance of your ticket in the price.This is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Belfast City Hall, Belfast, Northern IrelandTo finish the day of we will drop you in central Belfast, where you'll have around one hour of free time to admire the city sights, stretch your legs, or grab some snacks. Explore Belfast with it's dark history and see how this city has transformed to become a major European hub.Duration: 1 hour