Belfast Private Tours (1-6 people)

These private car tours include walks (2-3km)

 

Although these are private car tours, please note that to see the best Game of Thrones® locations involves some long walks, for example to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (2kms), at the Giant’s Causeway (2kms) although there is a shuttle bus to and from the stones costing £1 each way, at Castle Ward Estate (3kms) and at Tollymore Forest (3kms).

Accordingly, for those who wish to see all the Thrones locations on each route, these full film locations experiences are not recommended for anyone with limited mobility. Please wear outdoor footwear and dress appropriately for the Northern Irish weather.

CHOOSE FROM TWO OPTIONS

THE NORTH TOUR OR THE SOUTH TOUR

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY NORTH OF BELFAST

 

07:45 Meet Adrian ‘The Other Ser Davos’ at your chosen pickup point

Your guide Adrian featured as a photo double for Ser Davos Seaworth! He will pick you up at your hotel, guesthouse or AirBnb, wherever you chose as the pickup point.

08:00 Departure

Depart Belfast taking the Causeway Coastal Route, passing Carrickfergus Castle and Magheramorne Quarry, location of Castle Black and the Wall.

Comfort stop at Carnlough

Morning comfort stop for coffee and restrooms.

Photo stop at Cushendun Caves

Photo stop in the caves where Melisandre gave birth to a dark spirit.

Cross Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Cross Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, but don’t look down, it’s 30m (98 ft) to the rocks below!

Visit Renly’s Camp and Iron Islands Kingsmoot

Larrybane Chalk Quarry, where Brienne bested Ser Loras Tyrell and Catelyn brought news of Robb’s rebellion to Renly and his army. Also the location of the Iron Islands Kingsmoot in season 6.

Lunch in the Fullerton Arms

A charming guesthouse, restaurant and pub in Ballintoy on the north coast, see fullerton-arms.com.

Visit the Iron Islands

Visit to Ballintoy Harbour, location where Theon came ashore on Pyke Island, where Theon later rededicated his faith to the ‘Drowned God’, where Ser Davos seeks the help of Salladhor Saan for the Battle of Blackwater Bay, and where Gendry escapes Dragonstone in a rowing boat.

Visit the Giant’s Causeway

Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, the geological marvel of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed in the Paleogene Period, 50-60 million years ago.

Photo stop at the Dark Hedges

Photo stop at the haunting avenue of beech trees, through which Arya and Gendry escaped King’s Landing.

17:30 Drop-off at your chosen destination

Arrival back in Belfast and drop-off.

 

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY SOUTH OF BELFAST

 

08:15 Meet Adrian ‘The Other Ser Davos’ at your chosen pickup point

Your guide Adrian featured as a photo double for Ser Davos Seaworth! He will pick you up at your hotel, guesthouse or AirBnb, wherever you chose as the pickup point.

08:30 Departure

Depart from Belfast past Scrabo Tower and down the Ards peninsula to Portaferry.

Ferry across ‘the Narrows’

Ferry ride from Portaferry to Strangford, across the mouth of Strangford Lough. The name Strangford is derived from Old Norse Strangr-fjǫrðr, meaning ‘strong fjord’, describing the fast-flowing narrows at its mouth. If the ferry is cancelled due to bad weather, Adrian will take a different route to Winterfell.

Morning trek at Winterfell (3km)

Visit to Castle Ward Estate. There are nine Game of Thrones® film locations on site, all close together. A 16th century castle and stableyard is the film location of Winterfell. Nearby, on the wooded shores of Strangford Lough, a 15th century Tower House (small castle) served as one of Walder Frey’s Twins and as the location of Robb’s Camp in the Riverlands. Other classic scenes filmed nearby include the spot where Brienne of Tarth dispatched three Stark bannermen and where Tyrion and Bronn were ambushed by the Stone Crows of the Vale.

Lunch in the port of Strangford.

There are a few great lunch venues in the village of Strangford. We recommend The Cuan, a pub on the village square in the port of Strangford.

Inch Abbey: King in the North

Photo stop at the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian Abbey where Catelyn and Robb hear terrible news from King’s Landing, and Robb’s bannermen pledge fealty to him as the ‘King in the North’. For those who want to get fully immersed in the mood of the North, in the trunk of the coach there are plenty of Northern cloaks and Stark shields, helms and swords.

Afternoon Trek in Tollymore Forest (3km)

Arrival at Tollymore Forest Park. This forest park, covering 630 hectares (1,600 acres) was used as the backlot for many key scenes, including where Wills finds the dismembered bodies in the snow, Tyrion and Jon’s campfire on their journey north to the wall, and the bridge where the Starks discover a dead direwolf and her pups.

18:00 Drop-off at your chosen destination

Arrival back in Belfast. Adrian will drop you off at any place of your choosing.

Prices for 2020

£600 for the full day

NOTE: Entrance fees to venues are not included in this basic car tour price

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MEETING POINT – YOUR CHOSEN PLACE

NORTH TOUR – WE RECOMMEND DEPARTURE TIME OF 08:00

SOUTH TOUR – WE RECOMMEND DEPARTURE TIME OF 08:30