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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: Game of Thrones Tour

2. 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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From Belfast: Game of Thrones Full-Day Luxury Private Tour

3. From Belfast: Game of Thrones Full-Day Luxury Private Tour

Explore some of the 25 filming locations of the hit TV show Game of Thrones. After hotel pickup in Belfast, head to the Dark Hedges. Drive along the King's Road, which led Ned Stark to his death and Arya Stark away from King's Landing.  Next explore Ballyintoy Harbor, location of Theon Greyjoy's return to the Iron Islands. Move on to Larybae quarry, where Renly and Queen Marjery watched the Queen’s brother and Brienne of Tarth fight in season 2. Visit Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Dunluce Castle, known as the House of Greyjoy. See Cushendun Caves, a 400 million-year-old formation used in series 2 for the birth of Melisandre's monstrous shadow baby. See the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before making your way back to Belfast along the Antrim Coast.

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What people are saying about Cushendun

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. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The best bus tour trip ever. it was so much fun and full of humor. the best part was the driver of the bus ( sorry, forgot his name). he has such knowledge of the entire place. one must definitely go for it.

The driver gave a lot of information durning the whole journey. And it is easy to find the picking point. I am so happy to have a great time on that day.

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!