5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
Leave Belfast to visit filming locations used in the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series on a private tour, and explore the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway, too! While the epic fantasy drama has been filmed all over Europe, many of the key scenes are filmed in Northern Ireland. See iconic sites with a ‘Game of Thrones’ expert as your private guide, and hear insider gossip about popular characters like Tyrion Lannister. After visiting places such as Ballytown, Carrick-a-Rede and Ballintoy Harbour, enjoy free time to explore the rocks at the Giant’s Causeway.

Highlights

  • 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

Private Tour: Game of Thrones and Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast

See sights linked to the 'Game of Thrones' TV series!

Start your day with a hotel pickup from your central Belfast hotel and travel along the scenic Causeway Coastal Route. As you travel north, your private guide will talk to you about the popular Game of Thrones TV series, adapted from George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgable and was able to show us all of the great places were the GOT was filmed. We were lucky to have such amazing weather too. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is a fan of the GOT series or just interested in some of the history of this amazing country.
Our guide had an unfortunate incident with his iPAD and was unable to bring pictures that go along with the tour. We were told that he would forward them to our email. We are still waiting........

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing! The tour guide Philip was definitely a expert in all things related to Game of Thrones. The sights were beautiful and the information Philip give us was vast. We really enjoyed the tour and our guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fantastic day out. Philip was a brilliant guide and we saw so many GOT sites as well as getting a stunning tour of Northern Ireland. Full of insights and little quizzes on the show which my sixteen old son loved. Highly recommended for all GOT fans.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Best tour I've ever been on! The tour guide picked me and my friend up from our hostel and took us all over Northern Ireland's coastline. He gave us all of the real history of the area we went through as well as anecdotes about how areas were chosen for the show and also what the actors/crew dealt with while filming at each spot. Fantastic tour, fantastic guide! He even tried to talk our way into the studio, but they were filming at the time, so we couldn't get in, but we appreciated the effort!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

4 of us took the personalized tour and we were not disappointed. A knowledgeable guide, mostly excellent weather and the great locations added up to a memorable day. We even managed to get up to a set that had been active that day. Our trip was made even better when 2 of us bumped into "Sam Tarly" and got their photos taken with him. Unlikely to happen every time but there's a decent chance of bumping into cast and crew in Summer/Autumn. Thoroughly recommended for all GoT fans. Oh yes and Belfast is ace too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The best tour ever. Phillip was articulate, knowledgeable, amusing, clever and conscientious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We absolutely loved it!!! We will be telling all of our friends about it. Our tour guide, Philip, was amazing and so knowledgable about the history of Northern Ireland and the show Game of Thrones. We were definitely intrigued. We would rate the tour above the top of the range and would definitely do it again. Thanks for making our first (but definitely not our last) trip to Northern so wonderful.

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