Game of Thrones 7 day Northern Ireland Escorted Tour
Game of Thrones .. explore Northern Ireland. The HBO series is filmed in stunningly beautiful places, most of which are remote and hard to find in Northern Ireland. We travel you deep into old growth forests, along wild sea cliffs, across rocky beaches, into caves and crumbling medieval ruins. S tep into the show and experience the Bran Package with your group. Enjoy admission to the movie set- where filming took place. Become one of the Stark Family as your dress up in authentic Game of Thrones outfits and get special instruction from 'Jon Snow' on archery.
Day 1: Dublin Arrival Start in County Meath and visit the impressive Trim Castle. Trim was a major center of the English Pale in the Middle Ages. During that period, it contained strategic castles, abbeys, friaries and a cathedral. The town has associations with the Duke of Wellington, who lived here, and with Kings John and Henry of England. The castle was the setting for the film “ Braveheart”.
The castle is one of the largest and best preserved in Ireland. Check into your hotel and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your fellow travelers. Your evening includes a visit from Trim Living History to view and see a demonstration of Medieval weapons and armor. (D)
Day 2: Binevenagh Mountain, Downhill Strand & Mussenden Temple Leave Trim and start exploring Westeros from the television series as you pass the beautifully remote Binevenagh Mountain and visit the early Christian settlement of Monasterboice. Drive to Downhill Strand, known in the series as Dragonstone. Continue exploring the dramatic coastline and visit Mussenden Temple, built in 1785, this building is now one of the most photographed in Ireland. (B, D)
Day 3: Dunluce Castle & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Drive to visit the picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle, which is perched atop basalt rock jutting out over the sea. The castle was filmed in the popular television series as the House of Greyjoy on the Iron Islands. Continue your journey to the unique and legendary Giant’s Causeway, made of hexagonal columns formed 60 million years ago. End your day exploring the Seven Kingdoms with a visit to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. See the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, offering some heart-stopping views of the surf below(B, D)
Day 4: Dark Hedges, Cairncastle & Shillanavogy Valley Leave your hotel this morning and continue your journey as you drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, for lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Pass the Dark Hedges in County Antrim, where Arya Stark made her escape down Kingsroad in season two. Explore the Cushendun Caves where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow creature. Continue your travels to stop and view Cairncastle, an open area of many hills and beauty and used to film scenes from season one, four and five. Visit Shillanavogy Valley which sits under the Slemish Mountain and enjoy a close up look at the area filmed as the Dothraki grasslands. (B, D)
Day 5: Belfast Sightseeing & Shane’s Castle Embark on a sightseeing tour around Belfast, including the University area, and visit Crumlin Road Gaol to learn about the jail’s 150 year history. Travel along the shores of Lough Neagh to Shane’s Castle, built in the 1300’s on the edge of the lake. The lough and castle were used in seasons one and five. The caverns underneath are used for filming the crypts in Winterfell. Return to Belfast for dinner with your group in the hotel restaurant tonight. (B, D)
Day 6: Tollymore Forest Park & Castle Ward Drive along the scenic Strangford Lough – an area with close ties to St. Patrick. It was transformed into the Narrow Sea for the television series. Visit the haunting ruins of Inch Abbey, and explore Tollymore Forest Park in County Down. Spend some time at Castle Ward, a 14th century castle complex transformed into Winterfell, home of the Starks, for filming of the series. Enjoy admission to the movie set, dress up in authentic outfits, and pose for countless photo opportunities. Drive to your hotel in Newcastle for an overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 7: Depart Dublin for Home Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; D: Dinner
7 days Dublin to Dublin
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