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  • Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

    1. Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, and Belfast Tour

    Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on this day trip from Dublin. Visit the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, and Belfast.

    Depart Dublin and travel North, stopping at a service station along the way for breakfast to buy lunch and to stretch your legs. Your first attraction is to take a 5-minute photo stop at the famous and picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle. Afterward, head to the Giant's Causeway, formed from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Enjoy at least 2 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to the hexagonal columns, often referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." Take in the fantastic views of the Irish Sea and then spend around 20 minutes traveling along the avenue of intertwined beech trees known as "Dark Hedges." Planted in the 18th-century by the Stuart family, the beautiful sight was used in the Game of Th...

    Special thanks to the driver Vedran, very professional and knowledgeable. He has a kind heart that he always consider dropping off customer to the closest and convenient location. As for Daniel the young energetic tour guy, he is the first person I met during tour, bring gifts and games onboard to cheer up customers, great job! We enjoyed the trip so much, Giant Causeway, Belfast Titanic and the famous filming location Black Hedges. We have a wonderful and memorable day at Northern Ireland! Highly recommend this trip!

  • Belfast: Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones Locations Tour

    2. 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.

    The tour was really nice and the tour guide is energetic and entertaining at the same time! Very recommended!

  • From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

    3. From Belfast: Giant’s Causeway Fully Guided Day Trip

    With your guide, take the Causeway Coastal Route to experience the global landmark, the Giant’s Causeway like never before.  From Belfast, journey in a luxury bus through the bustling seaside towns of Northern Ireland. Your first stop is Carnlough, a tiny traditional Irish fishing village, and an excellent stop to soak in the region’s atmosphere. The mythical impetus of this route will then propel you on to the Caves at Cushendun where you’ll have the option to take a guided walk to the caves if you’re curious enough. Indulge in your Game of Thrones fantasy by visiting The Dark Hedges, the ancient avenue of beech trees used as a filming location in the epic HBO series. Spend 30 minutes here before moving on to the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy where you can refuel on a hearty lunch.  The Giant’s Causeway, the piece de resistance of the day, is next on your itinerary. Traverse the wonder...

    Beautiful scenery. Driver and tour guide Derek made the trip highly enjoyable and he was very informative. Giving us a broad insight into Irish history ,keeping us entertained with his humour and anecdotes along the way.

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

    4. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones Tour

    Depart Dublin and discover some of most photogenic locations in Northern Ireland on a Game of Thrones locations tour and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway.  Journey down the tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees known as the Dark Hedges, and spend about 10 to 15 minutes at the site where Ayra Stark, Gendry, and Hot Pie escaped on the King's Road. Continue to the Giant's Causeway to enjoy around 1.5 hours exploring the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to scenic Ballintoy Harbor, and discover where Theon was baptised in front of Balon and Yara, and where Euron was drowned and crowned to be king. Enjoy around 40 minutes to take in the views and reflect on all the magic and mystery of Game of Thrones.  Drive through the Glens of Antrim to go to Belfast. You will enjoy around 1 hour of free time to a...

    très bonne journée dans les belles terres irlandaises! le guide était aussi très intéressant

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

    5. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Tour and Whiskey Tasting

    Meet your friendly guide and board the bus from the Dublin City Gallery in the early morning, then set out on a full-day adventure to Northern Ireland. Leave the busy city behind and head into the luscious, rolling countryside landscapes on your way to the first destination of the day, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. Arrive at Bushmills, which is the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, and meet their resident whiskey expert. Enjoy a tasting session of some of the distillery’s most beloved whiskeys, including a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, and reserve whiskey. Head to the idyllic Dark Hedges next, which is the most photographed natural phenomenon in Northern Ireland. Spend 20-minutes at the site taking photos, and learn about how the hedges were planted more than 270-years-ago by the Stuart Family as a driveway to their mansion. Continue the tour through the sprawling rural surroundi...

    Fantastic day out. Got lucky with the weather so enjoyed the causeway. But the whiskey tasting was the highlight for me. Best tour we took on our trip to Ireland. Fantastic guide and driver. Very well planned tour

  • From Dublin: Game of Thrones Tour

    6. 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 T...

    The tour was amazing well planned amazing views great info of each location and tour guide antony was amazing and whacky needs to improve scottish accent

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Belfast Tour in Spanish

    7. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway and Belfast Tour in Spanish

    Leave Dublin at 8:00 AM and head north. Your first stop is the world famous UNESCO heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway. Here you can marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants and its unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns! Here you will also have time to grab a spot of lunch in the breath taking surroundings. As you travel back through the breathtaking countryside, make a stop at the iconic Dark Hedges. Formed from a corridor of beech trees, this is one of the most famous filming locations in the whole Game of Thrones series! The scene where Arya disguises herself as a boy to avoid capture. From here, head to the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Get a view of the city as you travel through to visit the impressive Titanic museum you will have 2 hours to take in the magnificent attraction and the shipyar...

  • Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour w/ a 2-Day City Tour Pass

    8. Belfast: Game of Thrones Tour w/ a 2-Day City Tour Pass

    Game of Thrones Tour: You will travel by luxury coach departing Belfast at 09:00 from central Belfast. During the day, you will be submerged in the stories of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. You will be taken to some of the best known film locations used in the show such as Larrybane, Carnlough Harbor and of course, the iconic Dark Hedges. Upon arrival at the Dark Hedges a range of props (cloaks and swords) are provided for you to use. Imagine that you are disguising yourself to avoid being captured by the Brotherhood or be adventurous and make up your own story. Once you reach the Dark Hedges, let your imagination run wild. The tour will include a separate Game of Thrones expert guide rather than a driver/ guide as used by other operators. This tour will be suitable for the avid fan as well as the curious. No trip to the famous Antrim Coast would be complete witho...

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

    9. 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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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,679 reviews

Our guide Derek is a very funny guy which bring lots of fun and jokes during the trip and make you not feel boring while you're sitting in the coach on the road between the spots. He also talk about Irish history which give you a bit idea of Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland. The view is amazing in Northern Ireland, there're lots of places where used in the Game of Throne, would strong recommend to visit。

Great day out with informative and knowledgeable driver/guide. Would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast. We booked online prior to travelling but folk who booked in Bekfast the day before got the day trip cheaper than us.

We had an amazing day and the guide was just fantastic! Really entertaining yet very informative. You see a lot in one day but it doesn't feel rushed at all.

Antonio and Nicolas are the best tourguide and driver ever! We stopped by many beatiful places on the way to destinations.

It was lovely, the tour guide was funny and nice. Also enjoyed the coastal route scenery