6 Days Belfast to Dublin.
Highlights Include: Titanic Belfast, Winterfell Castle, & Game of Thrones film locations.
Game of Thrones Experience
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN / BELFAST: Welcome to Ireland! After collecting your bags, you will meet with your driver in the arrival’s hall at Dublin Airport. Shortly afterwards, you will depart and make your way towards the Man O War Pub for breakfast. Afterwards, depart and make your way towards Belfast. Visit the Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous ill-fated liner through state-of-the-art displays. Later, check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure in Belfast. This evening enjoy dinner in your hotel. (B/D)
Hotel Name: Europa Hotel
DAY 2 GAME OF THRONES FILM LOCATIONS: This morning after breakfast, meet with your experienced Game of Thrones guide and depart of a full day excursion to see some of the best Game of Thrones film locations in Northern Ireland. Experience the wild & rugged landscapes of the North Coast as your driver guide takes you to the various ‘best spots’, many of which are peaceful and not crowded with tourists. With the wind in your hair and as you breathe in the purest Irish Sea air, stand atop Fair Head Sea Cliff and savor the breathtaking views from Dragonstone Castle. This is where Jon Snow first met Daenerys ‘Mother of Dragons’ – remember that scene in season 7 where Jon reached out to touch Khalessi’s dragon. Next you are off along narrow twisting country lane ways to Murlough Bay passing through early cottage settlements known locally as Clachans and where deer & sheep roam wild. Murlough Bay is steeped in history and surrounded by spectacular landscapes; it is the place that time truly did forget. Film location for Slavers Bay & Renlys Camp. Other key film locations include Cushendun Sea Caves where Melisandre gave birth to the Shadow Baby. Ballintoy Harbor, also known as the Iron Islands, where they filmed the memorable scene where Theon renewed his faith to the ‘Drowned God’. Downhill Beach & view of Mussenden Temple, where Melisandre burns the seven gods’ effigies – the ‘Lord of Light’. The Dark Hedges, also known as the ‘Kings Road’, the Dark Hedges are mystical interlocking beach trees, through which Arya Stark escaped from Kings Landing. Return to Belfast where your evening is free. (B)
Hotel Name: Europa Hotel
DAY 3 WINTERFELL: After breakfast, depart from Belfast to experience the real Westeros with a visit to the Winterfell Castle movie set at Castle Ward a beautiful 1000 acre sprawling demesne used for filming the epic adaption of George RR Martins Game of Thrones novels. Your tour guide will show you around Winterfell Castle & Demesne sharing fascinating stories about how the film sets where created onsite and some insider gossip about what the cast got up to behind-the-scenes. Your guide will also show you exclusive behind-the-scenes video clips, notebooks and photographs from the actual filming days. Afterwards enjoy lunch in a local hotel called The Cuan, where the cast would stay when filming in Winterfell. In the Cuan you will find the first of ten Doors made from the fallen beech trees from The Dark Hedges, which were uprooted by Storm Gertrude in January 2016. Each door has been intricately designed and carved to represent a different episode from Game of Thrones, Season 6. The Cuan was very honored to be handpicked by Tourism Ireland and HBO to receive the first Door of Thrones. Later, return to Belfast where your evening is free. (B/L)
Hotel Name: Europa Hotel
DAY 4: BELFAST / BOYNE VALLEY / DUBLIN: After breakfast, depart from Belfast and make your way towards Dublin. Pause to visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. Tour one of them to see how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely with the movements of the sun. Afterwards, visit The Hill of Tara, located near the River Boyne. The Hill of Tara is an archaeological complex that contains a number of ancient monuments, and, according to tradition, was the seat of Árd Rí na hÉireann, or the High King of Ireland. Recent scholarship claims that despite the rich narratives derived from mythologies, Tara was not so much a true seat of kingship, but a sacral site associated with kingship rituals. Afterwards, continue on to Dublin for overnight. (B)
Hotel Name: Aisling Hotel
DAY 5 DUBLIN: Enjoy a full day at leisure in Dublin. This evening, experience an enchanting evening of Irish folklore and storytelling while enjoying a candlelit traditional Irish dinner in a local Dublin Pub. (B/D)
Hotel Name: Ashling Hotel
DAY 6 DUBLIN / USA: After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
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