Visit locations from the real world Westeros that is Northern Ireland. Coaches depart central Belfast daily.

• See Dunluce Castle, the Dark Hedges, and more.

• Explore Antrim's coast and learn about local mythology.

• Stop for lunch at Fullerton Arms (own cost).

• Free hotel pick-up available on request.

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About The Game Of Thrones Day Tour:

This exciting excursion covers some of the most iconic filming locations featured in HBO's hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. Highlights include Carnlough Village, whose harbour stood in for the waterways of Braavos; Larrybane Quarry, where Renly Baratheon's military camp was located, and the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre births the Shadow assassin.

You'll also visit locations not directly featured, but with a palpable air of Westeros about them. Expect a photo stop at Dunluce Castle, whose ghostly ruins bare an uncanny resemblance to Castle Pyke. Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge also await discovery.

Coaches depart the Irish Tour Tickets office on 10 Great Victoria Street every day. Free hotel pick-up can be organised for anyone booking at least 24-hours in advance. A detailed itinerary for both the summer and winter seasons is available below. Check out our gallery here for images of the tour.


today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except December 24-27.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English-speaking guide.

schedule Tour Times:

  • Depart: 09:00 (arrive by 08:45).
  • Return: Approximately 18:30.

place Departure Point:

  • No Pick-Up: Irish Tour Tickets Office (10 Great Victoria Street).
  • Pick-Up: City centre hotels (see bottom of Bookings Tab for details). Hotel pick-ups must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance.

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  • Approx. 9 hours.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Lunch - Participants are encouraged to bring their own packed lunch. Other options you may wish to consider are:
  • 1) The Giant’s Causeway Nook Café.
  • 2) The Causeway Hotel (also its adjoining shop).
  • 3) Fullerton Arms Pub.

Summer Itinerary (March - October):

  • 1) Hotel pickups (if requested) - 08:15.
  • 2) Check-in at the Ticket Office (10 Great Victoria Street) - 08:45.
  • 3) Depart Belfast from Irish Tour Tickets - 09:00.
  • 4) Carnlough Village.
  • 5) Cushendun Caves.
  • 6) Giants Causeway (stay approx. 1.5 hours, Visitor Centre entry included).
  • 7) Dunluce Castle (stay approx. 15 minutes).
  • 8) Fullerton Arms (Stop for lunch at this Game of Thrones themed restaurant. The cost of the food itself is not included).
  • 9) Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge + Larrybane.
  • 10) The Dark Hedges (Kings Road).
  • 11) Arrive back in Belfast (Ticket Office) - Approx. 18:30.

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Winter Itinerary (November - February):

  • 1) Hotel pickups (if requested) - 08:15.
  • 2) Check-in at the Ticket Office (10 Great Victoria Street) - 08:45.
  • 3) Depart Belfast from Irish Tour Tickets - 09:00.
  • 4) Carnlough Village.
  • 5) Cushendun Caves.
  • 6) Fullerton Arms (Lunch itself is not included in the price).
  • 7) Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge + Larrybane.
  • 8) Giant’s Causeway.
  • 9) Dunluce Castle.
  • 10) The Dark Hedges (Kings Road).
  • 11) Arrive back in Belfast (Ticket Office) - Approx. 18:00.

Example Itinerary:

Your journey from Belfast to Westeros begins outside the Irish Tour Tickets Office on Great Victoria Street. Be sure to check in at 08:45 on your chosen date, as the coach will embark on the first leg of the tour at 09:00. Complimentary hotel pick-up is also available (see above).

As you make your way out of Belfast, peer up at the Samson and Goliath cranes. These real world giants are even more breathtaking when viewed up close.

Following a scenic coastal road out of Belfast you'll pass Carrickfergus Castle, a Norman era fortification that's borne witness to countless power struggles throughout the centuries. Listen as your guide recounts tales of sieges, murders and executions every bit as memorable as those from the TV series.

The first stop is a location from season 6, Carnlough Village, whose rustic 19th century harbour proved ideal for Game of Throne's location scouts. It was used to represent the waterways of Braavos, most notably the canal into which Arya Stark jumped after being stabbed by the Waif. Fans with sharp eyes and a good memory may even recognise the same waterside stairway that Maisie Williams' character clambers up after evading her nemesis.

Continue onto Cushendun Caves, a spot that's become synonymous with the series due to a particular scene featuring Melisandre, Ser Davos and the Shadow assassin in season two. As well as its relevance to Game of Thrones the Cushendun Caves are an impressive piece of geology popular with all kinds of Northern Irish day trippers. Your guide will intersperse commentary about the caves as a film location with traditional tales of myth and legend.

Proceeding onto Giant's Causeway you'll meet with a chance to explore this natural wonder on foot. Listen as your guide paints a colourful vocal picture of the area's mythology, a story of warring giants and magical fairies. There's also interactive exhibitions at the Causeway Visitor Centre, entry to which is included in the tour price.

Close to the tour's half-way point you'll make a brief photo stop at Dunluce Castle. The violence and intrigue that permeates the history of this place gives it a touch of the Harrenhal, and numerous local fantasy writers have derived inspiration from its crumbling ramparts and cliff top perch.

By now you've probably worked up an appetite that Hot Pie himself would have a job satiating, so let the Fullerton Arms be your banquet hall. This traditional Northern Irish pub features one of the ten intricately carved wooden doors produced during the filming of season 6. Even its dining room pays homage to Game of Thrones, with banners of the various warring houses proudly on display plus a replica of the Iron Throne.

After lunch the tour will move onto the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. This iconic attraction is alluded to in season six during a rather unceremonious change of leadership for the Iron Islands. Participants are welcome to cross during the stopover, but should note that the fee will only be included from April 1st, 2019. Saying that, you may wish to hold off altogether if your surname is Greyjoy.

Directly opposite the rope bridge is Larrybane Quarry. Amidst its windswept, limestone cliffs you'll witness the spot where Brienne of Tarth beats Ser Loras in a tournament fight to win a place in Renly Baratheon's Kingsguard. It's also where Catelyn Stark comes to negotiate with Renly on behalf of her son, Robb Stark. Larrybane and the rope bridge are both part of the same 1.5 hour stop.

Final stop on the Game of Thrones day tour is the enchanting Dark Hedges, a vaulted boulevard of beech trees that has served as the poster child of Northern Irish GoT locations since the series' inception. On screen it portrays King's Road, along whose length Arya Stark travelled during her escape from King’s Landing. After leaving the Dark Hedges the coach will make its way back to Belfast (approx. 18:30).

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

NOTE | This tour has a 24-hour closeout period to help control participant numbers. If you would like a tour within the closeout period feel free to contact us at (info@cityxplora.com). We will check availability and open places accordingly.

• Without Hotel Pick-Up:

Please either print or present your ticket voucher on a mobile device to staff at the departure point - Irish Tour Tickets Office (10 Great Victoria Street). It will allow you to access the Game of Thrones coach. Be sure to check in by at least 08:45. Coaches set out on the tour at 09:00.

• With Hotel Pick-Up:

Hotel pick-up is available as long as you book at least 24 hours in advance of your desired departure date. Please email (info@cityxplora.com) to arrange a pick-up. Please note that pick-ups are not available from the following hotels: Fitzwilliam Hotel, Jurys Hotel, Travelodge Hotel, Ibis City Centre, Holiday Inn Hope Sreet and Ten Square.

Those who request hotel pick-up are asked to be ready in the lobby for at least 08:15.

• With 48-Hr Belfast Bus Tour:

Get a 48-hour pass for the City Sightseeing Belfast bus tour. This can be picked up from the Irish Tour Tickets office before or after your Game of Thrones tour. Passes are valid from the point of first use, so you won't loose any time while exploring the filming locations.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

• Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to departure date will incur a 10% administration fee.

• Refunds for cancellations less than 72 hours prior to departure date or 'no-shows' are non-refunable.

• All requests for date changes will be accommodated to the best of the operator's ability.

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