Game of Thrones Self Drive Tour 6 Days
5 Night Tour From $656 pps
This tour arrives/departs from Belfast but these arrival/departure points can be customized to include other airports such as Dublin.
Destinations / Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Belfast
Welcome to the buzzing city of Belfast! We suggest you start your Game of Thrones Tour of Northern Ireland right here, in the capital of Northern Ireland. There is so much to see in Belfast - you will definitely not get bored. We admit, most of the sights here are not GoT related - but really, who would want to miss the Titanic Museum or a Black Taxi Tour of Belfast City?!
While exploring the Titanic Quarter, you will come across the Titanic Film Studios where some of the Game of Thrones scenes were filmed. You won't be able to go in an have a peak though, sorry!
Day 2: County Down
- Tollymore Forest Park, near Newcastle: This is the home of the Wildlings (and the White Walkers...)
- Inch Abbey, near Downpatrick: backdrop for the "Twins" - Walder Frey's Twin Castles.
- Castle Ward, near Strangford: Welcome to Winterfell, the home of House Stark. Doesn't look exactly like it did in the show, but you will still get the feeling...
Day 3: Antrim Coast
- Shane's Castle, near Randalstown: A ruin on the shores of Lough Neagh. Was used as a location for the Tourney of the Hand in Season 1
- Shillanavogy Valley, Glens of Antrim: This was the very first Dothraki Camp in Season 1.
- Cairncastle: Remember the first ever spisode of GoT? When Ned Stark beheads this Night's Watch deserter? This scene was filmed here. Also the scene where Catelyn Stark captures Tyrion Lannister.
Day 4: Antrim to Derry
- Cushendun Caves: The Red Priestess gave birth to the Shadow Baby in these caves
- Murlough Bay: One of the most beautiful bays on the Antrim Coast. Theon Greyjoy and Yara were riding here on their way to Pyke
- Ballycastle: a lovely little village. Parts of it were used as backdrop for the Free Cities where Varys was born.
- Dark Hedges, near Armoy: Definitely make the 30 minute detour to Armoy where the Dark Hedges are located. These were popular even before GoT was filmed here. They can be seen in Arya's escape from King's Landing
- Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: Another famous attraction on the Causeway Coast. Will you dare to cross the bridge? Carrick-a-Rede was also used as the background for Storm's End (seat of House Baratheon)
- Ballintoy Harbour: This cute little harbour can be seen in GoT as Lordsport Harbour on the Pyke & Iron Islands
- Giant's Causeway: The most popular and absolute must-see attraction on the Causeway Coast! Nope, it wasn't in GoT (yet?) - but make sure to visit anyhow!
- Mussenden Temple & Downhill Strand: Remember the scene in Game of Thrones when the 7 idols of Westeros were burned? This was filmed on Downhill Strand and looking up from the beach, the Mussenden Temple can be seen, too.
Day 5: Derry City
Waking up in historic Derry City, today you will explore this historic city, the second largest city in Northern Ireland. It is known as being a center for culture and creativity and there are countless festivals held in the this vibrant city throughout the year, so you may lucky enough to catch one on your visit!
Take a walking tour or city bus tour and learn all about the importance of this city and how it has emerged from the shadows of the past. And a walk around the famous Walls of Derry are a must!
There are lots of museums and cultural centers for you to visit from the beautiful Guildhall to St. Columba's Cathedral to the Tower Museum....not to mention the countless bars, restaurants and shops.
This wonderful city has something for everyone, so enjoy your time in this vivacious and fun city!
This is your final day in Northern Ireland. You have enjoyed both the highlights of this stunning region and seen some of the main places where filming for Games of Thrones took place So next time you tune in and watch the show, be sure and pick out those scenes filmed in Northern Ireland.
Today wind your way back to Belfast City for your flight home. Time dependent you may revisit some of the places you have seen or perhaps decide to tour some new ones.
Northern Ireland's beauty, the charm of her people, her epic and powerful history, all infused with the myth and legend of this mesmerizing region will remain with you for years.
Stunning and magical, moving and memorable - this tour is a homage not just to Game of Thrones but to the region that brought it to life - Northern Ireland.