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:
- 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.
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Reviewed by nhoran2018 on 18 Apr 2018
Tour was excellent with lots of information. It kept very well to time and was s lovely way to spend the day
Reviewed by Julie R on 7 Mar 2018
Tara was a super guide, friendly, funny and interesting! A really interesting day, along with a GoT fan guide who knows what she is talking about , around awesome locations. Definitely worth it !
Reviewed by earpmrs on 22 Mar 2018
Brilliant day out and such good value. Iriel our guide was so knowledgeable and Nikolai was a fab driver. Certainly worth the day and it don’t matter if you’re not a games of thrones fan, it still is a great day out.
Reviewed by John H on 28 Feb 2018
The tour, tour guide, the route taken, and especially the weather was class A. Everything was just perfect. Thanks Lara for everything.
Reviewed by hereford101 on 21 Mar 2018
This trip is well worth the money , it’s a very busy tip so book early , the guide was very knowledgeable and funny , highly recommended
Reviewed by john k on 15 Mar 2018
We booked this for a Sunday which I would have thought that it was the best day of the week to go. As it happens the weather was the main concern which proved to be a good day.there isn’t much in the way of food available so the coach stopped at a service station to stock up for the day, which was fortunate as we didn’t get anything before. Make sure you take good footwear as there’s a fair bit of trekking
Reviewed by Chloe B on 15 Mar 2018
I don’t usually like going on bus tours, but this one changed my mind for good! The locations we visited were fantastic, and very well organised. It was clear where we’d have to go, where we could use bathrooms and when we had to be back on the bus. The coach was quite comfy too, and our driver Nicholas was so kind. Most importantly, our guide Tara was such a delight to listen to! The tour was a good mix of being able to look outside the window in peace while listening to traditional music and listening to her telling us great and funny facts about Ireland! Would absolutely recommend, and might even do it again myself!