The 5 Best Game of Thrones Tours in Ireland, RANKED

Are you a GOT fan visiting Ireland and want to follow in the show’s footsteps? Then here are the 5 Best Game of Thrones Tours in Ireland that you can do.

The 5 Best Game of Thrones Tours in Ireland, RANKED

Whether you find yourself in Dublin or Belfast, there are plenty of opportunities to get on a Game of Thrones tour. Ever since the series began filming in 2010, fans became obsessed with visiting the film locations around the world.

To this day, thousands have visited Croatia, Spain and Iceland, which is where parts of the series have been filmed too, but for those wanting to see the mystical forests, inspiring castles and rugged mountain ranges, then Ireland is the place to go.

Some of the major locations you may be familiar with, which are located in Northern Ireland, are the Dark Hedges, the House of Greyjoy (Dunluce Castle) and The Haunted Forest (Tolleymore Forest), just to name a few.

So, if you fancy getting up close and personal with all things GOT, then we have thefive best Game of Thrones Tours in Ireland for you.

5. Winterfell Trek from Belfast – follow in the footsteps of the Lannisters


This tour departs from Belfast and lasts 11 hours in total. It takes you to the real Winterfell Old Castle Ward, where you will become familiar with many landmarks from the series, being guided by an extra in the show. 

When you’ve explored all there is to see here at the Castle Ward estate in County Down, you’ll head to the enchanting Tollymore Forest which was used as Wolfswood and The Haunted Forest.

Run by: Game of Thrones Tours

Meeting time: 08.15am

AddressJurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria St, Belfast BT1 6DY (Meeting Point)

Prices: From £45 per person

More info: HERE

4. Giants Causeway and Game of Thrones Locations from Dublin – the ideal trek for the tourist in you  

Set off on the drive from Dublin to your first stop at the enchanting Dark Hedges, a spot that had short screen time but became world famous anyway, before continuing on to Dunluce Castle and Ballintoy Harbour.

As well as this, you will spend time at the having time majestic Giants Causeway and some time in Belfast City itself. This is an ideal tour for GOT fans who also want to see what Northern Ireland to offer.

Run by: Finn McCools Tours

Meeting Time: 06.35am

AddressDublin City Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland (Meeting Point)

Prices: €166.50

More info: HERE

3. Game of Throne Tour from Dublin – an epic day trip from the capital

Carnlough was the scene for Braavos Canal in GOT.

This popular tour beings by setting off from the capital and then takes you north to the top film locations of Game of Thrones and it sets off early with an air-conditioned bus, starting one of the best Game of Thrones tours in Ireland off right.

You will visit locations such as the city of Braavos, The House of Greyjoy, The Kings Road and much more. Pair this with iconic costumes at your disposal and a Game of Thrones themed lunch, and you’ve got yourself an epic day trip.

Run by: Wild Rover Tours

Meeting Time: 07.15am

AddressDublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland (Meeting Point)

Prices: €45

More info: HERE

2. Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour – one of the best Game of Thrones tours in Ireland

The Dark Hedges in County Antrim.

This 9-hour tour from Belfast takes in iconic locations such as Cushendun, Carnlough, Larrrybane and The Dark Hedges as well as stopping off at The Giants Causeway and the winding Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, and concluding with a unique lunch stop at a Game of Thrones themed restaurant.

Run by: Irish Tour Tickets

Meeting Time: 08.45am

AddressIrish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA (Meeting Point)

Prices: £16

More info: HERE

1. Iron Islands, Giants Causeway & Rope Bridge from Belfast – for the die-hard GOT fans

Iron Islands, Giants Causeway & Rope Bridge from Belfast – for the die-hard GOT fans
Ballintoy Harbour is the location for the fictional Pyke Island.

This action-packed day, lasting 10 hours, is for those die hard GOT fans who fancy fitting in as much as they can. All the tour guides were extras in the series, so you can guarantee an authentic experience with some inside knowledge.

From Belfast you’ll get to visit many of the film locations, including The Dark Hedges, Renly’s Camp and the Iron Islands beach, as well as getting to experience The Glens of Antrim, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and The Giants Causeway. Not to mention, they carry Iron Born costumes for you to sport when you arrive on Pyke Island.

Run by: Game of Thrones Tours

Meeting Time: 07.45am

AddressJurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria St, Belfast BT1 6DY (Meeting Point)

Prices: From £45

More info: HERE

Taking a Game of Thrones tour in Ireland is a once in a life time experience for any GOT fans out there. Sure, you may have visited some other of the series locations around the world, but there’s a reason Northern Ireland was chosen amongst these other locations, and you’ll see why.

The Northern coast is home to historic castles, eerie forests, rugged coasts and unique beaches, as well as dramatic mountain backdrops, the reason that film scouts chose this part of the world as Game of Thrones territory.

A guided tour to these locations will take you behind the scenes, and will point out many things you may not have known should you visit by yourself. Some of these tour guides have starred in the show as extras, so be sure to get the inside scoop, and one thing is for sure, you will not want to forget your camera on one of these tours, because the scenery is just fantastic!

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