See Game of Thrones filming places in Northern Ireland while visiting Giant’s Causeway in one day. Our Maesters will take you to Iron Islands, King’s road etc. and explain to you what happened during the filming.
0930 Boarding from outside the Top Shop entrance on Chichester Street
(This tour actually starts and ends in Dublin. Belfast is the second stop of the tour. If you are planning to go to Dublin on the same day after this tour, you can pay an extra £10 per person to get a ride to Dublin. Drop off in Dublin is around 7:30pm/ 8:30pm, on the top of O’Connell Street, around 5-minute walk to the Spire. You can bring your luggage. There is a storage compartment underneath the coach.)
1100 Arrive at the DARK HEDGES and get around 10 – 15 minutes here
Known for being one of the most eye-catching naturally occurring scenes in the world, the Dark Hedges are famous for framing the scene for Arya Stark’s exciting escape to Winterfell. These arching beech trees have remained steadfast for over two centuries waiting for you – don’t let them down! This place was used as the King’s road in the Game of Thrones. When Arya was disguised as Arry the orphan boy, she became friends with Hot Pie and Robbert Baratheon’s bastard son, Gendry, on her way back to Winterfell.
1200 Arrive at the GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and get around 1.5 hours here
Hailed by Visit Belfast and Tourism Ireland, the Giants Causeway is a must-see tourist attraction as this breathtaking World Heritage Site is one of the best places to visit in Ireland. At this stop you will enjoy the dramatic scenery and green hills as well as the hexagonal, basalt stone columns that make up the causeway.
Made up of approximately 40,000 basalt columns, the Giant’s Causeway
is said to have been created by a volcanic eruption. Although it technically reaches right to Scotland, it can only be seen properly from the coast of Northern Ireland.
You will also get to learn some of the local folklore – such as the tale of our namesake – Finn McCool! This Irish giant had a bone to pick with an enemy – a giant known as Benandonner. Finn tore up all of the earth from Ireland to Scotland, to create a path for him so they could have it out! Benandonner, after losing to Finn, was said to have fled back to Scotland, wrecking the earth as he went, and causing the hexagonal formations that we see today.
1430 Arrive in BALLINTOY HARBOUR, get around 40 minutes here
The location for Theon Greyjoy’s return to the Iron Islands, this small coastal vi
llage is one of the most pretty and picturesque on the island. Ballintoy, or “raised beach” was also used for exterior Pyke shots in the Game of Thrones TV series. In the presence of Balon and Yara Greyjoy and the other Ironborn, the baptism of Theon to reaffirm his allegiance to the God of the Sea was filmed here. Sadly for Balon, this is also the place for his burial.
1530 Arrive at CUSHENDUN CAVES, spend around 20 minutes here.
Beside the Glendun river lies the breathtakingly beautiful village of Cushendun. Nestled in the Glens of Antrim, this tiny village looks like a scene in a storybook! However just around the corner you will find the dark caves, where, in front of a surprised Ser Davos Seaworth the Onion Knight, Melisandre gave birth to a shadow assassin. This shadow with the face of Stannis Baratheon, killed Renly Baratheon in front of Brianne of Tarth. Convert to the Lord of Light today so when you are here you won’t be scared by the creepiness of the caves, for the night is dark and full of terrors…
1600 We will now start heading back to Belfast, taking an off the beaten path that winds through the GLENS OF ANTRIM
No other tour company will take you on a route going over the Glens of Antrim, you will enjoy a spectacular view of Glenariff, the queen of the glens, while travelling through the valleys on the side of Glendun, this is the most scenic route of the day.
1800 Back in Belfast
*This tour is independently operated by Finn McCools Tours. It 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.
9:30 am, 31 Chichester Street, Belfast (outside Top Shop entrance, across the road from Garrick bar)
Around 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, same place
- Groups of 12 people or more will not be accepted, even if the group make separate bookings. This is to ensure that everyone else on the bus can enjoy a good time.
- Not suitable for people with limited mobility.
- Not suitable for children under 10. If your child is very used to travelling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.