Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin

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Take a trip through the landscapes and settings that help bring Westeros to life on the big screen with the Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin.

Beginning in Dublin City Centre, the Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin transports you to the world created by George RR Martin in A Song of Ice and Fire. However, before you reach your first destination, your guide will regale you with Irish history and legends as you pass through the verdant countryside.

From 78 per person

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Tour details

  • Northern Ireland is part of the UK. With this in mind please remember to carry some Pound Sterling, as Euro will not be accepted here.

  • A large section of the tour involves walking, sometimes over uneven surfaces. A moderate level of fitness is advised. Tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

  • This tour is not suitable for children under 10 years. If you are bringing a child that is used to travelling, a separate seat must be booked for each child. Children must also use a child seat, provided by the parent/guardian.

  • Meeting point

    Check in 15 minutes before departure
    outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
    Parnell Square N, Dublin 1

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 6:45 am (Jan – Dec)

  • Tour ends

    At approx 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm back at the meeting point

  • Where

  • Live guide speaks

  • Travel by

  • Tour type

  • Tour operator

  • Cancellation policy

    48 hours or more before start: full refund less 5% booking fees.
    After that time or no-show: no refund.

  • Exclusions

    Food & Drink
    Entry fees
    Gratuities (optional)

  • Things to bring

    Appropriate clothing
    Comfortable shoes
    Packed lunch
    Infant or booster seat for children

  • Trademarks

    Game of Thrones is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

  • Disclaimer

    This tour is independently operated by Finn McCools Tours. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones.

Full description

After stopping for coffee and snacks, you will be treated to some of the most iconic filming locations from the GOT TV series. Walk along the real-life Kings Road at the famous Dark Hedges.

This tour will also make a stop at one of Northern Ireland’s most beloved landmarks: Giants Causeway. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for any visitor. Created by a volcanic eruption, the landscape of Giants Causeway boasts 40,000 striking, hexagonal basalt columns.

While here you will learn about the history of the area, as well as the local legends associated with it. This is also the perfect place to get some memorable holiday snaps! With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, it makes for a great photo opportunity.

Giant's Causeway Air Photo
Giant’s Causeway Air Photo

But that’s not the only place you’ll have a reason to take out your camera. As you travel, you will be treated to picturesque views as you drive through the Glens of Antrim. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland!

The tour will then stop at Ballintoy Harbour. This idyllic coastal location features as the Pyke harbour Lordsport. We see Theon Greyjoy sail into this port when he returns home to the Iron Islands.

After Ballintoy Harbour we will visit Larrybane Quarry. Larrybane Quarry is the site of Renly Baratheon’s Camp before he got killed by the Shadow Prince and also where Margaery and Renly watched Brienne of Tarth fight Ser Loras Tyrell. Larrybane is one of the most sheltered locations along the north coast.

Lastly, you will get a chance to explore Belfast City Centre. Wander along its busy shopping streets and take in its historic buildings, before getting back on the bus and returning to Dublin.

The Game of Thrones Location Tour from Dublin has everything that the GOT superfan needs! With iconic filming locations and a knowledgeable guide by your side, this is the perfect Westeros experience!

Tours pick up and drop off outside Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1. Morning pick-up is at 06.45hrs. Drop-off is between 19.30 – 20.30hrs. All times and durations are approximate and can vary due to conditions and weather. The order of the tour itinerary is also subject to change.

Locations (7)

2. The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad

The Dark Hedges / Game of Thrones Kingsroad
The Dark Hedges / Game of Thrones Kingsroad

Leaving central Belfast in the morning, the first official stop is the Dark Hedges (around 20 minutes), known as the location where Arya Stark made her escape down The Kingsroad. Journey down the tunnel-like avenue of intertwined beech trees, and spend a few minutes at the site where Ayra Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing.

3. Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim

Stop at the Giant’s Causeway (around 1 hour 30 minutes). Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with ample time for discovery. 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.

Explore the place and hear the legend of Finn McCool. The Causeway consists of 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns formed during a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago.

Duration: around 1½ hours

4. Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport, Pyke

Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport, Pyke
Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport, Pyke

Onward to Ballintoy Harbour (where you will get around one hour) to enjoy one of our favourite filming locations on this tour. Experience the scene where Theon comes home for the first time. Your guide will show you where Theon was baptised in front of Balon and Yara, and where Euron was drowned and crowned to be king.

The directors of Game of Thrones® used this site extensively to film. Enjoy the most beautiful harbour in Ireland and take in the views and reflect on all the magic and mystery of Game of Thrones®.

Duration: around 1½ hours.

5. Larrybane Quarry / Renly Baratheon’s Camp

This quarry is also featured in Game of Thrones. In season 2 this is where King Renly set up a camp in The Stormlands. It is also where the tournament took place where Brienne of Tarth was introduced.

Duration: 20 minutes

6. Glens of Antrim

We will now start heading back to Belfast, taking an off the beaten path that winds through the GLENS OF ANTRIM

No other tour company will take you on a route going over the Glens of Antrim, you will enjoy a spectacular view of Glenariff, the queen of the glens, while travelling through the valleys on the side of Glendun, this is the most scenic route of the day.

7. Belfast

As the city centre itself is very small and compact, 45 minutes is more than enough time to explore the city centre. See interesting things like Titanic Memorial Gardens next to Belfast City Hall, the shopping streets, Belfast entries and some of the modern art in the city. Note that Northern Ireland is part of the UK and uses Pound Sterling.

Duration: about 45 minutes

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin

  1. Francesca A.

    My family and I went on this tour last October 2019. We had a great time. Francesca and Sylvester were very good! Because we were in this tour, we didn’t need to worry about parking. They dropped us off and picked us up with ample time to look around. This way we got to see more places in just a day. They let you know how much time you have to look around and how much time til the next stop so you can plan your time. If you have limited time in Ireland, this is definitely a good tour for you!

    The bus ride was comfortable. It had an overhead compartment for backpacks. The seat in front also had a pocket for more stuff you need. The bus did not have restrooms, but most of the stops did. From Dublin, our first stop was in Belfast where we bought lunch and snacks. And we also got dinner take out in Belfast before heading back to Dublin.

    Francesca was informative and entertaining! We really enjoyed this tour!

  2. Antonio P.

    The Nothern Ireland tour of Game of Thrones sites was great! Best way to spend the day. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Ireland.

    It was great seeing and hearing about Ireland’s history.

  3. Andre

    I went on this tour in Feb 2020. We had so much fun! Kelvin the guide told us lots of behind-the-scene secrets. The locations themselves are stunningly beautiful! My friend booked this tour for us. I am not a big fan of the Game of Thrones but I still enjoyed the day. That is because the guide also told us a lot about Ireland and Northern Ireland. So it makes the tour more fun and more interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour! Thanks again Kelvin!

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