Tour Code: 5936P13
Duration: 9 hours
While the hugely popular 'Game of Thrones' TV series, adapted from George Martin’s 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels, is filmed all over Europe, many of the key locations are based in Northern Ireland. You will get the chance to see seven iconic sites from seasons one through four, including Dragonstone, Lordsport Harbour, and the Giants Causeway, with guidance from your very own Maester. The Maester, a local guide and fan of both the books and TV series, will discuss information from the 'Game of Thrones' series, recalling incredible tales of legend and local history that could come right out of the books.
Departing from central Belfast, you’ll take a short stop at a location from season six where Arya falls in the water after being stabbed, before heading off to the caves where Red Priestess Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her murderous shadow assassin. Remember that the night is dark and full of terrors.
Lunch (at own expense) will be taken in the small coastal town of Ballycastle, hometown of actor Conleth Hill (who plays Varys, master of whisperers) and Michelle Fairley (who played Catelyn Stark).
Your journey continues with a visit to the camp of Renly Baratheon of Storm’s End, and gives you the chance to cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The next destination is Lordsport, the port town on the island of Pyke, in the Iron Islands, to witness where Theon Greyjoy would return to his family and betray those who raised him and where Euron nearly drowns.
A crucial part of any trip to Northern Ireland is to see the UNESCO–listed Giant’s Causeway. Although it hasn’t been featured in Game of Thrones, the spectacular site is a must see, and you'll have roughly 1.5 hours to explore.
You’ll have time for a quick photo stop at Dunluce Castle, the 17th century ruins that were used as the exterior of the House of Greyjoy on the show.
The journey back to Belfast includes one final stop at the Dark Hedge, with its natural archway of intertwined trees. The road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and the place where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing. Pose for pictures, then return to Belfast, where you will be dropped back in the center of the city.