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Game of Thrones, Westeros, and Giant's Causeway from Belfast

The first stop will be Carncastle (Nights Watch Beheading). It was here on the windswept Antrim Plateau that Game of Thrones kicked off in dramatic fashion with Ned Stark beheading the Night’s Watch deserter, witnessed by Jon Snow, Theon Greyjoy, and the Stark brothers Robb and Bran; and where Catelyn captures Tyrion Lannister whom she suspects of trying to kill her son. When Bran, Rickon, Osha, and Hodor head north to The Wall it is also from the land above Cairncastle that they take a last look back at Winterfell. The second stop will be Cushendun Caves (birth to the shadow baby). The Caves at Cushendun were formed over a period of 400 million years and extreme weather conditions in Ireland. They are found just beyond the beautiful coastal village of Cushendun and we access them by foot next to the Bay Hotel and Cave House.There will then be a comfort break at Carnlough.The tour will then go to Larrybane, Carrick-a-Rede (Storm’s End). Located along the stunning North Coast close to Carrick-Rede Rope Bridge, this area is exceptional in is natural beauty. Larrybane headland, which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, had large caves underneath which once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms. Despite having been quarried in the 1950′s this quarry is still worth a visit for its exceptional views. Fans will recognize this location as Storm’s End.The next stop will be Ballintoy Harbour (The Iron Islands). As you come over the Knocksoghey Brae from Ballycastle or in from Whitepark Bay you are greeted by spectacular views, each one featuring Ballintoy Church. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots and as the Iron Islands.After Ballintoy Harbour the tour will make its way to the Giant's Causeway. The 'Game of Thrones' itinerary is a great way to discover some key filming locations of the show along the stunning Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland. Plotting a path through the scenic splendor of the Seven Kingdoms, it takes you to where so many of the pivotal scenes were shot. The Game of Thrones itinerary not only brings to life the drama of the series, but also provides a front row seat at locations steeped in local myth and legend, where ancient warriors walked long before leading men. Thus, no tour would be complete without a stop at the Giants Causeway! The last stop for the day is The Dark Hedges. This beautiful avenue of beech trees has been used as the location for the Kingsroad in the hit show. It was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century and intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the Dark Hedges remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.

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Giant's Causeway, 'Game of Thrones' 2-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin – BelfastMake your own way to Connolly station in Dublin to meet your host and board your train to Belfast. Sit back, and enjoy the scenic ride along the eastern coast of Ireland. As you travel, listen to your host share fascinating details about the areas you pass by.On arrival in Belfast, receive a ticket to the Titanic Belfast visitor center and a hop-on hop-off bus pass. With the rest of the day free to spend at your leisure, the hop-on hop-off bus allows you to travel easily between Belfast’s top sights. Board your bus from any of the stops, and listen to the live or recorded commentary as you travel through the city, hopping on and off at your leisure. See the Itinerary for a list of stops.Perhaps hop off in the Titanic Quarter to redeem your Titanic Belfast ticket. See the dock where the cruise ship was built and wander around a reconstruction of some of the Titanic’s rooms. You can visit the Peace Wall, and leave your thoughts alongside those of the Dalai Lama, Justin Bieber,  and Bill Clinton.After exploring the city, check into your 4-star hotel in the city center.Overnight: 4-star HotelDay 2: Belfast – Game of Thrones filming locations – Giant’s Causeway (B)Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, then travel by coach along the Causeway Coastal Route to begin your tour of sites from the TV show, Game of Thrones. As you travel, listen to your guide talk about the series that was adapted from George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels.Stop in the town of Cushendun to visit the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her shadow baby. Hear tales of the power struggles and trysts between the noble families of Westeros, and learn about the exploits of King Joffrey Baratheon.Then continue on to Ballycastle to see where Varys was born as a slave in the Free Cities, and travel to the Dark Hedges. With its archway of intertwined trees, the road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and the place where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing.Head to the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy for a pub lunch (own expense) before traveling to Larrybane where several major scenes were filmed.Your final stop is the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. While it hasn’t been used in Game of Thrones, it's one of the Causeway Coast’s must-see sights. The captivating natural wonder consists of hexagonal rock columns that mysteriously fit together. Hop across the stones and hear myths surrounding them from your guide.After exploring Giant’s Causeway, board your coach and travel back to Belfast to catch your return train to Dublin.

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Premium Game of Thrones Locations Noon Departure Tour Inc. Giant's Causeway

Jump onboard your luxury coach in central Belfast at 12pm, giving you plenty of time on the morning of your tour.First stop will be Carnlough. Carnlough Harbour is where Arya Stark was repeatedly stabbed by the waif. Arya then jumps into the freezing water to escape and crawls up the steps into the streets of Braavos.Next stop will be Cushendun where we visit the cave which featured Melisandre giving birth to the Shadow Assassin!Next on the itinerary is the Dark Hedges. Possibly the most recognisable of the locations where Arya Stark makes her escape down the Kings Road. You will get the opportunity to great photos with our cloaks and swords at this location.Even though there was no filming of the hit HBO series at the Giant's Causeway, no trip to County Antrim is complete without a stop at the Causeway. Included in the price of the tour is the admission to the Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre and an optional free walking tour or self guided multilingual tour.Everyone will be ready for a hearty meal by this stage, so the next stop will be at a local restaurant which offers a great value local menu to choose from (Meal not included in price of tour)After dinner it's time to cross the Carrik-A-Rede Rope Bridge. You cannot be this close without taking the opportunity to make this crossing- but please don't do a Balon Greyjoy! The cost of the crossing is included in the price of the tour.The dramatic setting of Dunluce Castle makes a great photo stop before the coach points back towards Belfast for the most direct route to arrive in the city by approximately 10.30pm

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Game of Thrones Location Kayaking Tour (The Stormlands, Cushendunn caves)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Caves of Cushendun, Cushendun, County Antrim, Northern IrelandThis tour allows you to see the Cushendunn Caves from the water and have the opportunity to kayak around the caves and the harbour which are famous for being the Cave where Melisandre cave birth to the shadow assassin.Duration: 1 hour

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Game of Thrones Westeros Way 8 Day Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Belfast - You begin your holiday on arrival to your accommodation in Belfast. If you arrive early you can use this time to take a Black Taxi Tour of the city, visit the Titanic experience or the Botanic Gardens.Day 2: Game of Thrones Bus Tour and Winterfell Experience - Today you will travel South from Belfast on a bus tour exploring some of the locations located around Carlingford Lough & the Mourne Mountains. Overnight in Belfast. Walk Details: The tour will include two treks, totalling 6km during the day. Day 3: Dothraki Sea in the Glens of Antrim - As you travel east towards Larne you will pass along a section of the Antrim Way, Shillanavoghy Valley, which is know to Game of Thrones fans as the Dothraki Sea. Overnight in Larne. Walk Details: Distance: 16kms.  Duration: 5hours.  Day 4: Harrenhall & Winterfell - You will hike North, with the route starting with a gentle climb as we contour around Agnews Hill, continuing along to the Sallagh Braes. From here you will follow the Ulster Way north along a beautiful ridgeline, until you descend into the quaint village of Glenarmm. Overnight in Cushendall. Walk Details: Distance: 20kms. Duration: 6hours. Day 5: Melisandre's Cave, Renly's Camp, Road to Pike & The Stormlands: En route to Ballycastle, your driver will stop at Cushendun to allow you visit Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to the dark spirit. After you see the caves you will be transferred to Murlough Car Park to start your walk on Fairhead. More importantly though you will follow in the footsteps of King Renly, visiting his Camp at Murlough Bay. Overnight in Ballycastle. Walk Details: Distance: 12kms. Duration: 3hours. Day 6: Iron Islands and Giants Causeway - Walk the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge – the scene of Balon Greyjoy’s death . As you continue west, you will come to the Giants Causeway, which may not have appeared in the show yet, but has to be visited on any trip to the Northern Coast. Bushmills for your overnight. Walk Details: Distance: 18kms. Duration: 4.5hours. Day 7: Castle Greyjoy and Coast of Dorne - Not long after starting off you will come to Castle Greyjoy (Dunluce Castle), the first of your iconic locations today. At the end of your hike, along this stunning coastline, you will come to Portstewart Promenade.Walk Details: Distance: 19 kms Day 8: Departure - Following a hearty breakfast you will bid farewell to the North, getting the bus south to Belfast for your return home, be it by plane, ship or Dragon!

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6 Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

ItineraryDay 1: Cork, Blarney Castle and CobhStop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, County CorkCheck-in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston Station Arrive into Cork Kent Station for 09:35, we transfer to our Railtours Ireland tour coach through Cork City to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle and Gardens, built in 1446 by Dermot Mc Carthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney and we recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.Depart Blarney Castle for Cóbh, via the city centre and a short city tour.On arrival at Cóbh we will visit St Colman’s Cathedral. We will then proceed down along the sea front passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Centre, home to the Queenstown Story. The centre also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration; 3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh (principally to the United States) including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage centre.Depart Cóbh by train to Killarney.The rest of the evening is free and there is a large selection of cafés, restaurants and bars in Killarney town as well as many opportunities for live traditional Irish music entertainment.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Killarney City CentreDay 2: Ring Of Kerry TourStop At: Ring of Kerry, County KerryYou will be collected from your accommodation at 09:45 (or as directed by our Killarney representative) for your Ring of Kerry tour.There are plenty of stops along the Ring of Kerry for morning tea, lunch and photo stops etc. Ireland’s highest mountains are located in Kerry and Carrauntouhil, which can be seen en route. It is the highest, standing at 1041 metres. We will make a stop at the Kerry Bog Village Museum, which gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in rural Ireland in the 18th century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe. Later on the approach to Waterville there are views (weather permitting) of the Skellig Rocks (islands), where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed. We will make several photo stops, a stop for lunch and one final stop at the pretty village of Sneem, for about 30 minutes, or as directed by your tour leader.An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and runs through its many passes and valleys along the shores of Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay. There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland's most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through the many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park. At the end of the tour you will be brought to the railway station at Killarney.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Killarney City CentreDay 3: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, GalwayStop At: Bunratty Castle, Bunratty, County Clare07:30 Depart Killarney by road to Limerick to join the Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Tour.Arrive into Limerick where we will join our Railtours Ireland tour coach. Limerick has a population of about 90,000 and its city charter was granted in 1197AD, making it older than London! As we cross the river Shannon which is Ireland’s longest river you will see views of King John’s Castle to the right. The castle was completed in 1200 and marks the origins of the city. Limerick’s most famous author, Frank Mc Court, grew up here and was the setting for his book, ‘Angela’s Ashes’. Limerick is also the birthplace of celebrated BBC radio DJ, Terry Wogan and Hollywood star, Richard Harris. We will pass the GAA grounds of Páirc na nGael –the home ground of County Limerick’s Hurling and Gaelic Football teams. Limerick is also the home of Irish Rubgy and we will pass Thomond Park, the Rugby stadium. After a brief city tour we travel onto Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The castle was completed in 1425 and, after many years of neglect, has been restored to its former glory. There is also a folk park here which you will have time to explore.After the visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk park we make our way to Co. Clare. There is a lunch stop at O’ Connor’s Pub in Doolin before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher, among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. There is plenty of time to visit Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and your host will advise you of the departure time. From here we take the coast road for much of the way to Galway, with time for photos along The Burren. This is a national park and the word Burren comes from the Irish Language, it means ‘rocky place’. It is a unique lunar landscape of limestone which was described in 1649 by one of Oliver Cromwell’s men as: “No tree to hang a man, no water deep enough to drown him and no soil deep enough to bury him”. Today the Burren is noted for its diverse Flora with few parallels elsewhere in Ireland or, indeed, Europe. We continue along the coast road to Black Head, passing the quaint coastal villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara before joining the main road to Galway. At the end of the day the coach will set you down at Eyre Square in the centre of Galway City adjacent to your hotel (and the railway station). You will be directed to your hotel by your host and your evening is free in Galway.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Galway City CentreDay 4: Connemara and Kylemore AbbeyStop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore, County Galway, Western IrelandEnjoy your full Irish Breakfast, check out of your hotel.10:05 Depart from Galway Train Station and our conducted tour of Connemara leaves Galway to the village of Moycullen. From Moycullen the road rises and falls towards the lovely village of Oughterard on the shores of Lough Corrib, traditionally regarded as Ireland’s premier angling centre. Now the gateway to Connemara opens, and the breathtaking colours of this unspoilt countryside are revealed in all their natural splendour. At Maam Cross, the Connemara "crossroads", there is a replica of the cottage used in the 1950s John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara film "The Quiet Man", which was filmed here. From Maam Cross our tour heads out to Leenane, Kylemore Abbey and Letterfrack, in the shadow of purple mountains rolling down to blue and green rocky valleys, reflecting the rich and varied colours of Connemara. There is a lunch break at Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, an 18th century castle now owned by the Benedictine nuns who run an excellent pottery, gift shop and restaurant here. Letterfrack is one of Ireland’s major national parks. The colourful town of Clifden has been one of Ireland's leading holiday resorts for generations. It is an excellent touring centre beloved by the walker, the biker, the hiker or the fisherman. It was here too, at Derrygimlagh Bog, near Clifden that aviation history was made when Alcock and Brown crash landed after their historic transatlantic flight in 1919.Back at Maam Cross again and the road turns southwards now through the Screeb, Costello and Rossaveal. Rossaveal is the departure point for ferryboats to the Aran Islands and is also a major fishing port. We are now in the Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking area, of Connemara, where Gaelic or Irish is still the everyday spoken language of a bilingual people. Our tour of Connemara heads homewards towards Galway City now, along the shores of Galway bay, through the Gaeltacht villages of Inverin and Spiddal and looking out across the blue waters of the Atlantic at the unique limestone of the Burren and the hills of Clare. After your day's touring you will be returned to Galway Station. Upon arriving at Galway Station please present your Railtours Ireland ticket and travel pack at the ticket barrier and you will be directed to your reserved seats on the train, where you host will be waiting for you.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Galway City CentreDay 5: Aran Islands Tour Stop At: Aran Islands, Dublin, County DublinAran Islands Tour Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Dublin City CentreDay 6: Giants Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope BridgeStop At: Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCheck in for 07:35 departure from Connolly StationArrive into Belfast Central Station for 09:45 where we will be met by our tour coach to continue on our journey along the Causeway Coastal Route, along Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast. Upon arrival, guests can see one of Belfast’s most well-known landmark, the two Harland & Wolfe Cranes which are nicknamed Samson and Goliath.Leaving Belfast, we proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. Further north we arrive at the fishing village of Carnlough, where we stop for about 15 minutes. We continue on passing the coastal villages of Glenariff, Cushendall and Cushendun. There are stunning views of the sea to the right and the mountains or the Glens of Antrim to the left; you can even glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.Lunch stop is at Bushmills Distillery – lunch is not included and a tour of the distillery is not possible due to time restrictions.Our next stop is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!We then head for Dunluce Castle for a photo stop before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we stop for about 2 hours. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, we head back to Belfast city to return to Dublin, arriving at 22:15 (20:15 November - March)Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Dublin City Centre

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