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Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

1. Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour

Tour the coastline of Northern Ireland on a day trip from Dublin in a comfortable bus. Follow your guide as you visit iconic sights, including 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 Thrones series and the Transformers movie. Lastly, go to Belfast to see the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic ocean liner. Stop next to Belfast City Hall and spend approximately 1.5 hours exploring the city. Do some sightseeing, shopping, and grab some food before continuing the journey home.

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

2. 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 admire the city sights. See the famous Crown bar, Belfast City Hall and its Titanic memorial garden, Big Fish and Albert’s Clock. Finally, you will be back in Dublin by around 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

From Dublin: Full-Day Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour

3. From Dublin: Full-Day Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour

Visit some of Northern Ireland's most iconic Game of Thrones filming locations on this tour, departing from the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Stop halfway for a short break and comfort stop and enjoy onboard entertainment during the journey, including a Game of Thrones quiz to see who will be crowned King or Queen in the North. Arrive at Tollymore Forest Park, where you will enjoy a 3-kilometer trek and discover several iconic locations, including where the Nights Watch first encountered the White Walkers and where the Stark's found the dead Direwolf and her litter of pups. After your morning trek, travel to Strangford Lough, a small fishing village where you will break for lunch. After lunch, visit Old Castle Ward, the location of Winterfell from season one. Take a 3-kilometer afternoon trek around the estate to visit locations including Walder Frey's Twins and Robb Stark's Camp in the Riverlands. As your return trip to Dublin begins, stop for a quick visit to Inch Abbey, the location where Robb Stark was declared King in the North. Here your guide will provide real wool Stark cloaks, Stark banners, and replica swords and shields for photo opportunities.

Tour in Spanish: Game of Thrones

4. Tour in Spanish: Game of Thrones

Your first stop is Tollymore Forest park, known as the “Enchanted Forest” in the series. This is where the “White Walkers” began their march into the realm of men. Take a walk to what is possibly the most famous location in the series the “stepping stones”. Next on your journey is medieval Inch Abbey. Situated on the river Quoile, this location was used in various Game of Thrones scenes. In the distance you will also be able to see Downpatrick Abbey, the resting place for the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Next, move on to Castle Ward, better known to Game of Thrones’ fans as Winterfell, the ancestral castle and seat of power of House Stark. The site of this imposing 18th century mansion has magnificent views of lakes, forests and medieval buildings. It is also home to many filming locations of the series. You will also have the opportunity for some lunch here. From here, start making your way back to Dublin along the spectacular coast road. Stop at one of the small towns, Newcastle en route. Maybe relax with an Irish coffee at what is known as “Charlie Chaplin’s Hotel” – the Slieve Donard resort. You will arrive back in Dublin at around 7:30 PM.

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

5. 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 shipyards where the famous ship was built. Titanic Belfast was recently voted the World’s best tourist venue and you will truly feel the soul, the history and the odyssey of this ship through this interactive exhibition. Here at the site are also the Titanic Studios, where the globally famous series of Game of Thrones was filmed. From there go straight back to Dublin where you will arrive back in time to enjoy a traditional dinner in the city and reminisce over the amazing experiences of the day!

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 812 reviews

It was Mark's first time as a tour guide and he nailed it. He was always ready to answer any questions and if he didn't know the answer he would come back to you after doing even more research. The tour was excellent, highlight of the day was the visit to the Giants Causeway. We had 2 hours to wander by ourselves. We ticked everything else on the list. I truly recommend this tour since it was fantastic.

We had a great time with Patrick on this tour. He’s funny, passionate, and is a clear Irish patriot! Loved hearing about a little bit of Irish rock and roll history as well. Giant’s Causeway was quite incredible- unliked anything we’d ever seen. Sure, the drive is a little lengthy from Dublin, but Patrick made it interesting and engaging! Thanks so much Patrick!

Very well guided tour. It was also perfectly timed to avoid staying in one place for too long and to use time most effectively.

Interesting and not obvious tour. The times were perfectly marked. The guide was very nice and helpful.

We were given so much time for each location, which was so nice to be able to explore!