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$71.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Tour from Dublin

Meet your guide in central Dublin start your day. To break up the drive on the way, we will stop at a service station so you can get some coffee or breakfast. Occasionally we will pick up a few more passengers from Belfast on the way as well. You'll get to experience the beautiful location of Giant's Causeway for around 1.5 - 2 hours. This must-see World Heritage Site is Northern Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and for good reason. Magnificent seascape and of course the awe-­inspiring hexagonal/polygonal stone columns that form the legendary Causeway itself, some of which reach 40 feet (12 meters) into the air. The Giant’s Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Here you can have a sit down lunch if you prefer. The extra lunch stop time is added into the Causeway stop.You then get on the coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle where you will enjoy fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island or maybe even a glimpse of Scotland.The next stop is Carrick­-a-­Rede Rope Bridge. Carrick­a­Rede is an abandoned fishing island located just a few miles from the Giant’s Causeway. This 90­ft deep, 60­ft wide (27m deep, 18m wide) chasm is traversed by a traditionally built rope bridge which rewards the daring visitor with arguably the best views in the country. Spend approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes there. When the weather is nice and the bridge is open, you can cross the Rope Bridge for free!The Dark Hedges, will be a 20 to 30-minute stop. The Dark Hedges were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their mansion Gracehill Manor. It is now the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland.Another unique part of the tour will be going across the Glens of Antrim with amazing panoramic views, instead of driving around them, on the way back to Belfast. Last stop of the day is Belfast. You will spend approximately 1.5 hours here. Belfast has a very compact city centre as a legacy of the Troubles, also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict. Visit the Crown bar, Big Fish, Albert’s Clock and many more attractions in the city centre while you do some shopping or buy snacks for your way back to Dublin. You will return to Dublin at approximately 7:30pm/ 8:30pm*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.

$33.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Giants Causeway Tour From Belfast

Your tour is designed to visit as many sights as possible in one day, so you'll have chance to stop along the way to admire the  Dark Hedges, a key filming location for hit TV series Game of Thrones, for 10 - 15 minutes. The trees were planted 270 years ago by the Stuart family as a driveway to their Gracehill Manor. It is now very well known to amateur photographers.  Next, enjoy around 1.5 hours to marvel at the spectacular landscapes at the  Giant's Causeway, made up of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. It has often been described as the 8th wonder of the world. You will see why once you have visited the place. This is one of the world's greatest natural attractions. According to mythology, Finn built the Causeway as stepping stones to cross the Irish sea in order to battle Benandonner, a Scottish giant. Although a giant himself, when Finn reached Scotland he saw that Benandonner was almost twice his size, and immediately retreated with his rival in pursuit. Finn’s wife disguised him as a baby, and on seeing the child, Benandonner fled home fearing how enormous it’s father must be.  Continue along the coast to the   Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, a 66-foot (20-meter) long bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean, linking the mainland to the Carrick-a-rede Island. You'll have around 1 hour and 20 minutes to explore, which is plenty of time to brave the bridge crossing or hike along the coast, enjoying views of nearby Sheep Island and the Mull of Kintyre. We will be driving along the famous  coastal route and go through beautiful coastal towns like Ballycastle where you will enjoy a fantastic view of islands just off the coast like Sheep Island, Rathlin Island and maybe even a glimpse of Scotland.  Make a final stop in   Cushendun, the closest point between Ireland and Scotland with amazing views of Scotland on a clear day, then drive back to Belfast over the  Glens of Antrim, taking in dramatic views along the Antrim Coast.   Your tour ends back in central Belfast around 5:30pm - 6:30pm.   *Please note that all times are approximate.   The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.

$39.07 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$355.62 Cultural & Theme Tours

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 Europa Hotel or Fitzwilliam Hotel in BelfastDay 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.

$47.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Giants Causeway and Game of Thrones Sites Tour from Belfast

Leaving central Belfast in the morning, the first official stop is the Dark Hedges (around 15 - 20 minutes), known as the location where Arya Stark made her escape down The Kings Road. Journey down the tunnel-­like avenue of intertwined beech trees, and spend a few minutes at the site where Ayra Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing. Stop at the Giant's Causeway (around 1 hour 30 minutes). Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with ample time for discovery. Continue to the Giant's Causeway to enjoy around 1.5 hours exploring the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the place and hear the legend of Finn McCool. The Causeway consists of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Onward to Ballintoy Harbour (where you will get around one hour) to enjoy one of our favourite filming locations on this tour. Experience the scene where Theon comes home for the first time. Your guide will show you where Theon was baptised in front of Balon and Yara, and where Euron was drowned and crowned to be king. The directors of Game of Thrones used this site extensively to film. Enjoy the most beautiful harbour in Ireland and take in the views and reflect on all the magic and mystery of Game of Thrones. We will then take you back to the Causeway coastal route. Enjoy the beautiful view of islands just off the coast like Rathlin Island, Sheep Island or even Scotland on a nice day. Last but definitely not least, are the caves in Cushendun (around 20 minutes). This is where Ser Davos Seaworth brought Melisandre to give birth to the baby assassin who killed Renly Baratheon. After this stop, we will drive through the Glens of Antrim to go back to Belfast.*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.

$1082.31 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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.  D ay 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!