- Private Game of Thrones TV location tour from Belfast including a Giant’s Causeway visit
- Learn all about the popular HBO series and characters, like King Joffrey, from a private guide
- See the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to a shadow baby and then visit the town of Ballycastle
- Pose for photos on the Dark Hedges road before crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
- Stop to enjoy lunch at picturesque Lordsport Harbour
- Explore the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway site at leisure
What You Can Expect
Stop in the town of Cushendun and walk to the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her ‘shadow baby’ who went on to slay Renly Baratheon. Hear tales of the power struggles, battles and trysts between the noble families of Westeros, and learn gossip about the morally dubious King Joffrey Baratheon.
Travel by minivan to Ballycastle to see where Varys was born as a slave in the Free Cities, and after stretching your legs on a stroll, travel to the Dark Hedges road. With its natural archway of intertwined trees, the road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and the place where Ayra Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing. Pose for pictures, and then continue your journey north.
The next destination is Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – an iconic crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. While not used in Game of Thrones, the bridge is framed by magnificent headland that provided a backdrop for several scenes. After your guide points out the places that featured in key stories enjoy some free time to take a walk across the bridge.
Take a break for lunch (own expense) at Ballintoy Harbour (Lordsport Harbour in the series) and then travel to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway to explore at leisure. While the location hasn’t been used in Game of Thrones, the site is the Causeway Coast’s showpiece, and it’s well worth visiting while in the area. Walk around admiring the hexagonal rock columns and gaze out at the crashing waves along the dramatic coastline.
Board your minivan and travel back to Belfast, making one last stop at Downhill Strand – a place that featured as Dragonstone during the burning of the Seven Idols of Westeros. Your tour then finishes in the early evening back at your Belfast hotel.
Phillip and driver Stephen were outstanding. Phillip's insights about the GoT sites and Irish history made the difference. Private tour was fantastic. We had no detailed idea before hand what the specific sites were, Phillip brought his Ipad with the scenes which we viewed before each stop. Stephen's driving was top-rate, his knowledge of shortcuts and back roads ensured we wasted little time between stops. I would recommend to any GoT fan. This tour was worth every penny.
Great tour guide and driver. We were picked up and dropped off at the hotel. The coach was small and comfortable. The tour and IE history were fascinating. Many thanks.