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Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

1. Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you visit the avenue of trees known as the Dark Hedges, used as the King's Road location where Arya became friends with Gendry and Hot Pie. Continue to the ruins of Dunluce Castle, said to be the inspiration for Harrenhal. Next, make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway and explore the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns.  Next visit the Fullerton Arms, a Game of Thrones-themed pub and restaurant in Ballyintoy, lunch at your own expense. Then, go to the village of Cushendun to see the caves formed by over 400 million years of extreme weather conditions. During your tour, you will also stop at the Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and Larrybane Quarry. At the end of your tour, you will return to Belfast City Centre where you will be dropped off back at the meeting point.

From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

2. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

Depart Dublin and discover some of most photogenic locations in Northern Ireland on a Game of Thrones locations tour and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway.  Journey down the tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees known as the Dark Hedges, and spend about 10 to 15 minutes at the site where Ayra Stark, Gendry, and Hot Pie escaped on the King's Road. 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. Continue to scenic Ballintoy Harbor, and discover where Theon was baptised in front of Balon and Yara, and where Euron was drowned and crowned to be king. Enjoy around 40 minutes to take in the views and reflect on all the magic and mystery of Game of Thrones.  Drive through the Glens of Antrim to go to Belfast. You will enjoy around 1 hour of free time to admire the city sights. See the famous Crown bar, Belfast City Hall and its Titanic memorial garden, Big Fish and Albert’s Clock. Finally, you will be back in Dublin by around 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

3. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

Leaving central Belfast in the morning, the first stop is the Dark Hedges for 30 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 for around 2 hours to discover this UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to the Giant's Causeway and enjoy around 2 hours exploring the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns formed during a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Admire this incredible place on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and hear the legend of Finn McCool. Onward to Ballintoy Harbour where you will get around 1 hour to enjoy one of the 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. Enjoy the most beautiful harbour in Ireland as you take in the views and reflect on all the magic and mystery of Game of Thrones. Go back to the Causeway coastal route to return to Belfast, and enjoy beautiful view of islands just off the coast like Rathlin Island, Sheep Island or even Scotland on a nice day.

From Belfast: Giant's Causeway & Game of Thrones® Locations

4. From Belfast: Giant's Causeway & Game of Thrones® Locations

See some of the most photographed sights in Northern Ireland on a scenic tour from Belfast and discover Game of Thrones location sites along the way. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you visit the avenue of trees known as "Dark Hedges," used as the King's Road location where Ayra became friends with Gendry and Hot Pie. Next, make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway and get 1.5 hours to explore the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns.  Spend an hour visiting Ballintoy harbor. This amazing little harbor looks like it was built as a set for Game of Thrones and is one of the most beautiful harbors in Ireland. Many scenes were filmed at Ballintoy, including Theon coming home for the first time, Theon being baptised, the crowing of the new king of the Iron Islands, Balon Greyjoy's burial and many more. Continue to Larrybane Quarry, where Catelyn Stark met one of the new kings, where King Renly set up camp in The Stormlands, and where the tournament took place that introduced Brienne of Tarth to the story. Take the opportunity to capture a photo of the stunning Dunluce Castle, before making your way back along the winding roads of the Glens of Antrim back to Belfast.

Game of Thrones: Private Filming Locations Day Tour

5. Game of Thrones: Private Filming Locations Day Tour

Start with pickup from your chosen location in Belfast or at a specified meeting point in Ballycastle and begin your journey to some of the most iconic locations from Game of Thrones. Depart promptly at 9:00 AM and visit several locations surrounding Ballycastle, right at the heart of The North Coast. Less time is spent traveling between the sites, with more time to enjoy each individual location. Travel to the village of Cushendun and visit the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to her "shadow baby". See Door No. 8 at Mary McBride’s pub in the village. Continue to Murlough Bay, used as the location of Renly's Camp and Slavers Bay. Next, see the Dragonstone Cliffs of Season 7 located on Fair Head, Ballycastle. Next, make your way to Ballintoy village and Larrybane Quarry. Visit Door No. 6 at the Fullerton Arms pub in the village. Stop at the harbor, used as the location of Free Cities in the series, where Varys was born. Discover the Hidden Beach located nearby. Taking a break from Game of Thrones, discover more of the area's mythical history and discover the famous Giant's Causeway on a guided walking tour. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, visit the King's Road which was the route of Arya's escape from King's Landing. Also, spot Door No. 7 at Gracehill Estates before finishing up the tour in the evening, with drop-off back in Ballycastle or Belfast.

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What people are saying about Ballintoy Harbour

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based on 791 reviews

Guide was awesome. He was very helpful and very knowledgeable about everything we toured. We had a question about where to find souvenirs and he researched what he could and had seen from other tours. He pointed us in the right direction. He was cognizant about time constraints and was able to keep to the time line all day even when other travelers were putting us behind. His personality and humor were wonderful!

We had an amazing tourguide who entertained us in a very informative and humourous way throughout the day. The tour covers so many beautiful sights and is definitely worth its money.

Bus was comfortable. Driver (Stuart) was great. Giant Causeway was everything and more than I expected.

Great tour. Saw lots of the country. Knowledgeable driver. Very organised.

We enjoyed so much thanks to our lovely bus driver Sturd.