Lannister, Stark or Targaryen? It doesn't matter which you prefer, with this excursion from Dublin you'll discover the real places in Northern Ireland where Game of Thrones was shot.
Leaving from the centre of Dublin towards Northern Ireland, our first stop will be The Dark Hedges, an avenue of beech trees planted 350 years ago. Since then their boughs have intertwined like grasping fingers, forming a menacing, haunting tunnel. That's why it was chosen by HBO for the scene where Ayra Stark, Gendry and Hot Pie escaped on their way being transported to Castle Black, and it's the perfect location to take some eerie photographs to take home with you.
The world famous Giant's Causeway is our next stop: a sight unique in the world, made up of 40,000 interlocking hexagonal columns of stone, each one springing from the water at a different height. Today it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been called the '8th wonder of the world' - a symbol of Ireland and an absolute must see for any visitor to the Emerald Isle.
Next onwards to Ballintoy Harbour, one of the most beautiful harbours in the country, and one which the Game of Thrones crew left almost entirely untouched as it became the fictional location of Pyke Harbour. You might remember it as Theon Greyjoy’s point of return, as well as where Theon was baptised, and the location that they use in season 6 for the scene “the drowning and crowning of the new king”.
Now on our way back to Dublin, we take the coastal route through the Glens of Antrim, offering spectacular views, before heading to Belfast for a flying visit, seeing sights such as the Belfast City Hall, and the Titanic Memorial Gardens, before hitting the road back to Dublin, where we'll arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 pm.
Per personUS$ 58
12 -13 hours
The tour is exclusively in English.
Return transfer to and from all the locations visited on this day trip.
Knowledgeable English speaking guide.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Dublin local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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