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.
0920 Boarding from outside the Top Shop entrance on Chichester Street, leave at 0930
(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.)
DARK HEDGES around 20 – 30 minutes
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.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY 1.5 – 2 hours
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.
BALLINTOY HARBOUR around 1.5 hours
The location for Theon Greyjoy’s return to the Iron Islands, this small coastal village 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.
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.
1700 – 1730 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 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm, same place
Things to note:
- 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.
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Mece on 19 Oct 2018
Tara did a brilliant job – giving us the perfect match of facts, humor and giving us clues. Marc was driving and we felt save each moment. (I know what I’m talking about – I drove two days on my own…;o))) – Thank You both for a great day.
Jana V. on 16 Oct 2018
Gavin was great fun and told just the right amount of stories. The tour takes you to stunning places and you have enough time to walk around and have a look at the beautiful sights! Really liked that there was music on the bus which created a really nice atmosphere.
Catherine F. on 8 Oct 2018
I thought I had posted this a few days ago but it hasn’t appeared so I will do again. My family and I (grown children) did the Game of Thrones tour with the Giant’s Causeway. I am not a huge Game of Thrones fan, but it was a wonderful day with our driver Captain John and Irieal our guide. We saw all the sights and Irieal was full of knowledge and fun facts which he happily shared with us. Truly a highlight of our trip. I would definitely put this on your “not to be missed” list.
Anna Q. on 8 Oct 2018
My boyfriend thought this was a fantastic tour! My friends had recommended it even though they know I’ve only seen a season of Game of Thrones. The views were breathless and our tour guide (Derrick (?)) was great, especially summarizing the scenes for me at each location without spoiling too much for me :) And he was pretty darn funny.
David A. on 6 Oct 2018
The guide told us a lot of interesting stories and legends. We really enjoyed the GoT filming locations and Giant s Causeway was amazing!
Ariam O. on 28 Oct 2018
We did two tours with them would have done three but they didn’t have room … great tour guides … John and Yuri were our two drives and they were amazing making sure we got on time to each location. The dynamic between the guide and drivers were great on time and vary professional… they let you rest and eat on the bus pack snakes but they make a stop to use the bathroom and purchase snake and the gas station they made our experience here in Ireland great
Julie T. on 28 Oct 2018
I was lucky to have this trip with tour guide Daniel and driver Andy. They were very nice, helpful and gave all information that I needed. The trip was full of unforgettable moments, mesmerizing views, interesting stories and funny jokes. Totally recommend.