Game of Thrones Premium Tour from Belfast

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Journey through the real-life Westeros on this fully-guided Game of Thrones Premium Tour from Belfast. Taking in 7 locations along Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast, this is an adventure not-to-be-missed! With this tour, you get the opportunity to explore the Seven Kingdoms in a style befitting royalty.

This tour sells out early. We suggest that you book well in advance (2+ weeks).
Entry to Giant’s Causeway Visitors Centre and Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge crossing included!

From 40 per person

Covid-19 safety measures

We here at Irish Tour Tickets would like to thank all our customers for their patience and cooperation during this difficult time. It is a difficult time for the tourism industry as COVID 19 has impacted the world in ways none could have thought. Taking the smallest things for granted is something that will not be done when this pandemic passes us. That is why Irish Tour Tickets has been busy at work to make sure that when you want to enjoy the small and big things, we will be there to help you!

What have we done since lockdown?

During our time in ‘lockdown’ we have taken the time to complete an impeccable clean of our vehicles. We sterilised every seat, floor, and railing that our passengers could encounter. This is being done daily. Risk assessments have been carried out and updated regularly, so we are in line with local regulations.

Our shop where you will come to visit or check in is also receiving regular deep cleans so when it is time, our colleagues can come into help with your inquiries in a safe, sterile environment.

We have been keeping up to date with all recent advice and changes to help stop the spread of COVID 19. Therefore, we will be implementing changes for when we are ready to show you Belfast once more.

To combat the spread of COVID 19, we will be implementing the following:

There will be a limit on how many passengers will be seated on our vehicles for our day tours. We have a range of coaches that go from 16 right up to 50 seats. Social distancing measures will be implemented to ensure that our passengers are safe whilst visiting Northern Ireland. Seats will be blocked that are too close to other passengers or our colleagues. Face to face seats will be blocked.

We will be providing liquid hand sanitizer for passengers getting on and off the coach as each stop of the tour. Our buses are being cleaned daily to help stop the spread. Our colleagues are to wash their hands every time before they board a vehicle. Masks will be providing when joining our tour.

Vouchers will be shown on technological devices so there is no cross contamination. We will have posters on vehicles to remind our customers of the social distancing regulations. We will direct you to where your coach will be waiting, and no bottles of water will be given.

As an extra procedure, Irish Tour Tickets will now be carrying out temperature checks on all passengers boarding our coaches/buses. This is to ensure the spread of COVID 19 is lessened when taking our tour. Please be ready for your temperature to be taken.

If your temperature is above NHS guidelines, you will be denied entry onto the coach/bus and advised to go home and self-isolate.

If this was to happen to you, your booking will be cancelled and refunded within company guidelines.

We hope that this information puts your mind at ease, and we hope to see you soon! We will all come out stronger after this and will enjoy life to its fullest! We thank our customers for their support and understanding during this uncertain time. A last thank you to our staff who are working so hard to make sure that we are ready to go once this is all over.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!
IRISH TOUR TICKETS TEAM.

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Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of the Cast & Crew.
  • Experience a full coastal adventure from Belfast.
  • Props provided for photos on location.
  • Travel with the official transport of the hit show.
  • Myths & Legends history of areas we travel.
  • Stops where refreshments can be purchased.
  • Full round trip from Belfast.

Tour details

  • Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge crossings have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

  • This tour is not suitable for children. However, children of any age can join the tour if they are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • Parents/guardians bringing their children must book tickets for themselves and for their children.

  • All children under 3 must travel in a child seat, which must be provided by the parent/guardian.

  • Meeting point

    Check in at 8:45 am at Irish Tour Tickets Shop, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA (facing the Grand Opera House)

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 9:00 am

  • Tour ends

    Tour returns approx. 6:30 pm to Belfast City Centre

  • Duration

  • Where

  • Live guide speaks

  • Travel by

  • Tour type

  • Tour operator

  • Cancellation policy

    24 hours or more before start: full refund.
    After that time or no-show: no refund.

  • Exclusions

    Food & Drink
    Gratuities (optional)
    Infant or booster seat

  • Extras

    Lunch in Fullerton Arms

  • Things to bring

    Appropriate clothing
    Comfortable shoes
    Infant or booster seat for children under 3 years

  • Trademarks

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

  • Disclaimer

    This tour is independently operated by Irish Tour Tickets. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones.

Full description

This luxury coach tour takes in all of the most iconic filming locations in this spectacular part of the world. You will explore Carnlough Harbour, where the Waif attacked Arya Stark. You’ll also see the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to the Shadow Baby. And all the while learning about the history and heritage of the area from your local tour guide.

Game of Thrones Tour / Sword Fighters
Game of Thrones Tour / Sword Fighters

The tour will also bring you to two of Northern Ireland’s most famous attractions. If you dare, you’ll get the chance to cross the centuries-old Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge. You’ll also get to soak up the splendour of Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also have the chance to dine like a king in The Fullerton Arms, a Game of Thrones-themed restaurant.

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

The Game of Thrones Premium Tour from Belfast gives you a unique experience, jam-packed with must-see locations and insider knowledge. This chance to see, first-hand, the stunning settings of Westeros can’t be missed by any GOT fan! Also, you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank to afford it!

The Game of Thrones Premium Tour from Belfast operates on both a Winter schedule (November – February) and a Summer schedule (March – October). Both schedules have check-in at 8:45hrs, with departure at 9:00hrs. During the Winter schedule, the tour returns to Belfast City Centre at approx. 18:00hrs. Tours return at approx. 18.30hrs during the Summer schedule.

Tours operate daily. We also accommodate for small, private tour groups. For more information please contact us using the contact form on this page.

Patrons are advised to wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking during the tour, across sometimes uneven surfaces. A moderate level of fitness is advised.

Entrance to the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre and a Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge crossing are both included in the ticket price. In the case of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge being closed due to bad weather or repairs, patrons will be refunded £4 off their ticket price.

Food at The Fullerton Arms during the lunch stop is not included in the ticket price and must be purchased separately.

Locations (11)

2. Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle
Carrickfergus Castle

A medieval castle as impressive and memorable as any in found in Westeros! The pageantry, chivalry and the monarchy of the time all played a part in Carrickfergus Castle’s incredible history! It being built in the same time zone as the HBO series is set, makes this castle an absolute must see first stop. The sieges, the murders and the executions carried out here all connect this incredible piece of medieval architecture directly to the series!

3. Carnlough / Braavos

Carnlough Harbour / Braavos Canal
Carnlough Harbour / Braavos Canal

Series six saw Carnlough harbour feature for the first time. This harbour although built in the nineteenth century during the famine years, still retains an olde world charm, which meant that it didn’t seem out of place when it first appeared in Game of Thrones. Few go swimming in the harbour today, but there was a time when “a girl just might”!

4. Cushendun Caves / The Stormlands

Game of Thrones - Cushendun Caves ~ A Cove in the Stormlands (02)
Game of Thrones - Cushendun Caves ~ A Cove in the Stormlands (02)

This area has many strong links with the series! It is a stunning coastal location with incredibly rugged yet beautiful geological features! What happened in these Cushendun caves took many committed fans by surprise.  Melisandre’s shadow baby was born here and for a while this area was very “dark and full of terrors”

5. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Guaranteed crossing included on our premium tours, option to upgrade to crossing (small fee payable) on the day of your tour. *Subject to numbers.
This area is one of the most naturally stunning of all the sites used in Northern Ireland. The rope bridge plays a major part in a series characters storyline. Although not compulsory, for those who wish to cross the bridge there is one requirement; courage!

6. Larrybane Quarry / Renly Baratheon’s Camp

Game of Thrones - Larrybane ~ The Stormlands & Nagga’s Hill, Old Wyk
Game of Thrones - Larrybane ~ The Stormlands & Nagga’s Hill, Old Wyk

Much has happened in this limestone quarry: Brienne of Tarth defeated Ser Loras of the Flowers, Littlefinger seeks out Catelyn Stark who arrived to negotiate with King Renly. Even Euron, Theon and Yara have made fleeting”appearances!

8. Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport

Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport
Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport

Ballintoy Harbour, on Ireland’s north coast, is the Game of Thrones filming location for Lordsport, the main port of Pyke. One of the Iron Islands, Pyke is the home of Theon and Yara Greyjoy.

In A Song of Ice and Fire, Pyke is described as an island rich with mines containing iron, lead and tin. Due to its rocky landscape, Ballintoy Harbour was considered to be the perfect location to recreate the island.

We see this location for the first time in Season 2 of GOT. It is to here that Theon returns home after his time as a ward in Winterfell. It is here that we are first introduced to Yara, who Theon does not recognise and mistakes for a commoner, who he then attempts to seduce.

Aside from playing an important part in the world of the Seven Kingdoms, Ballintoy Harbour boasts an inherent attractiveness. Its panoramic coastal views, bustling wildlife, and quaint atmosphere make it a wonderful place for a relaxing visit.

History also abounds in this area. Centuries’ old structures, such as Ballintoy Church and Dunseverick Castle, are just waiting to be explored. Ballintoy’s maritime culture and heritage also runs deep, and is still very much alive and celebrated among the locals.

9. Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s very own “Eighth wonder of the World.”  No eloquent description will ever do it justice!  Only seeing it is believing. The Giants and Fairies that inhabit this area in Irish mythology make their Game of Thrones equivalents look more like Darby O’Gill and the little people.

10. Dunluce Castle / Pyke Castle of House Greyjoy

Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy
Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy

This now-ruined medieval castle was the inspiration for many local fantasy writers! It’s cruel past, the enmity between wealthy families and the ruthless resolution of disputes gives Dunluce castle more than a passing resemblance to “the Dreadfort” or “Harrenhal”!  It is an ideal, if somewhat chilling location for a photo stop!  This Ulster Dreadfort has endured turmoil and murder every bit as horrific as any of the castles of Westeros…

11. The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad

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

You may have escaped the scheming and duplicity of the capital!  However, escaping by way of the Kingsroad has its own dangers. Beware the “Grey Lady,” for in reality, Melisandre has nothing on her!

Reviews (22)

22 reviews for Game of Thrones Premium Tour from Belfast

  1. Mehul J.

    Very good tour which covers awesome locations at a reasonable price. We enjoyed so much and had a great time. Guide was very friendly and having good knowledge.

  2. Tony L.

    We had an excellent tour, we learned so much about The Game of Thrones and ancient lrish history. Brian is an excellent guide he knitted history, legend and the drama of GOT seamlessly together, it was a wonderful experience on a beautiful day in such a beautiful part of the world, highly recommended! Thank you Nick the driver for your friendliness, patience and a smooth drive on the tour.

  3. Kym C,

    Awesome day spent with Sharleen (guide) and Davey (driver). Great scenic driving, film locations great. Yummy lunch stop. Sharleen was a GOT extra so had lots of stories to share. Highly recommended

  4. Robert L.

    Brilliant well organised trip , our driver Alan and guide Pete we’re both 10/10

  5. James R.

  6. Shelley F.

    Great day out whether you are a game of thrones fan or not. Bryan the tour guide was knowledgeable and made the trip interesting talking about Irish history and the parallels it had with the show. Seamus the driver got us everywhere safely too

  7. Amanda S.

    Great time!! Lots of good history knowledge.

  8. Julie-Anne W.

    Fantastic fun tour, great locations. Tour guide had great knowledge and made the tour great fun… would highly recommend!!!

  9. Jen T.

    Erin was awesome – very funny

  10. Susan S.

    Amazing tour, we absolutely loved it and our tour guide Sharleen was so informative and entertaining. The tour was great value for money and just loved the locations. The Giant’s Causeway was stunning too.

  11. Eadaoin F.

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  14. Gemma K.

    Our tour was fantastic. Even though we were hungover we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide for the day really made it. She was great. Highly recommend..

  15. Ana J.

    IT WAS AMAIZING TOUR, WE HAD ALOT OS FUN ON THE BUS AND IT WAS ALWAYS ON TIME.

  16. Stephen P.

    Brilliant guide who had been an extra and nice coach. We enjoyed the GOT theme BUT far too much time on other points of interest such as the Causeway and aRope Bridge. Why not simply run a Game of Thrones tour only?

  17. Simon T.

    Great tour, would have appreciated a little longer at the dark hedges and the caves.

  18. Michelle M.

    Great tour, spectacular scenery and Sharleen was an excellent guide.

  19. Nif S.

    Our tour guide, Rachel, was positively amazing! She was professional, funny, knowledgeable & kept the entire group entertained from beginning to end. The sights were beautiful. Sean, our driver, was fabulous as well.

  20. Muhammad S.

    Magnificent. Our your guide was very friendly and had adequate knowledge.

  21. Frank C.

    We had a brilliant and lovely day. The tour guide and driver were great, I loved the guides since of humour. I am not a fan of G.O.T. fan, but my wife loves it. Many thanks to all involved.

  22. Alan F.

    Very good tour with some great game of thrones locations to visit. Also the rope bridge and giants causeway were excellent attractions to experience. Rachel our tour guide was lovely and enthusiastic at her job and Nick our bus driver kept us safe on the narrow roads and cliff edges. Tour was also reasonably priced. We enjoyed this tour.

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