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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.

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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.

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From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

3. From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

Witness first-hand the stunning scenery featured in the world famous HBO series, Game of Thrones, on this full day excursion. Your first stop will be Carnlough, the quaint seaside town that served as the setting for some of the series’ most dramatic scenes. Continue on to Cushendun Caves, which was the background for ships sailing from Westeros as well as the location of the caves where Melisandre gives birth to a murderous shadow baby in season 2. This is also where Jamie Lannister had his last fight on his failed attempt to save Cersi in season 8.   Your next stop will be Larrybane Quarry, which played a large role in both seasons 2 and 6 of the series—your guide will point out to you the many scenes you will recognize at this location. Take a lunch stop at Fullerton Arms, a hotel in which many of the cast stayed while filming. Check out the themed dining room with its very own Iron Throne.   Continue on to the small town of Ballintoy, which was used for exterior shots of Pyke, where Theon Greyjoy returns from Winterfell to start negotiations with his father. As this region is difficult to access, you'll be sure to enjoy a quiet tour away from large coaches. Visit Giant’s Causeway, created by a giant volcanic eruption 50 to 60 million years ago, leaving 40,000 interlocking basalt columns up to 12 meters high. See Dunluce Castle, the House of Greyjoy, built on the top of sheer-sided cliffs 100 feet above the ocean. Finally, see the Dark Hedges, a beautiful avenue of beech trees which starred as the King’s Road in the series.

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Game of Thrones: Private Filming Locations Day Tour

4. 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

Sean was one of the best tour guides ever! He knew when to share information and when to allow the participants time to relax. We learned so much about the history and culture of Ireland and spent sufficient time at each stop. This excursion was well organized.

We've missed some places due to the current circumstance but I'm still giving 5 stars as the whole trip was enjoyable. They made the best out of what was available. Stuart was very informative and funny throughout the whole trip. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was an amazing tour from start to finish. Amanda tour guide and Stewart was the driver they were fantastic. Would highly recommend this tour..

Really really good! The driver and guide was excellent. A long day but we saw so much and learned so much about GoT & NI!

Danny was a great tourguide and gave many interesting insights to Irish culture & history. I totally recommend this tour!