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Comprehensive tour of the city
Day 1: Dublin – Belfast Make your own way to Connolly station in Dublin to meet your host and board your train to Belfast. Sit back, and enjoy the scenic ride along the eastern coast of Ireland. As you travel, listen to your host share fascinating details about the areas you pass by. On arrival in Belfast, receive a ticket to the Titanic Belfast visitor center and a hop-on hop-off bus pass. With the rest of the day free to spend at your leisure, the hop-on hop-off bus allows you to travel easily between Belfast’s top sights. Board your bus from any of the stops, and listen to the live or recorded commentary as you travel through the city, hopping on and off at your leisure. See the Itinerary for a list of stops. Perhaps hop off in the Titanic Quarter to redeem your Titanic Belfast ticket. See the dock where the cruise ship was built and wander around a reconstruction of some of the Titanic’s rooms. You can visit the Peace Wall, and leave your thoughts alongside those of the Dalai Lama, Justin Bieber, and Bill Clinton. After exploring the city, check into your 4-star hotel in the city center. Overnight: 4-star Hotel Day 2: Belfast – Game of Thrones filming locations – Giant’s Causeway (B) Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, then travel by coach along the Causeway Coastal Route to begin your tour of sites from the TV show, Game of Thrones. As you travel, listen to your guide talk about the series that was adapted from George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Stop in the town of Cushendun to visit the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her shadow baby. Hear tales of the power struggles and trysts between the noble families of Westeros, and learn about the exploits of King Joffrey Baratheon. Then continue on to Ballycastle to see where Varys was born as a slave in the Free Cities, and travel to the Dark Hedges. With its archway of intertwined trees, the road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and the place where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing. Head to the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy for a pub lunch (own expense) before traveling to Larrybane where several major scenes were filmed. Your final stop is the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. While it hasn’t been used in Game of Thrones, it's one of the Causeway Coast’s must-see sights. The captivating natural wonder consists of hexagonal rock columns that mysteriously fit together. Hop across the stones and hear myths surrounding them from your guide. After exploring Giant’s Causeway, board your coach and travel back to Belfast to catch your return train to Dublin.
Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops:
• The Titanic Shipyards • The Titanic Dock and Pump-House • Parliament Buildings and Stormont Estate • Laganside Area • St. George's Market • Cathedral Quarter • High Street and Bridge Street • Albert Memorial Clock • St. Anne's Cathedral • Crumlin Road Gaol and Courthouse • Clifton House (Belfast Poor House) • Peace Line • Shankill Road • Falls Road • Political wall murals • Queen's University • Belfast City Hall • Belfast City Center
Commentary on the train
A fully commentated tour of all the Northern Irish highlights of Game of Thrones
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking a double occupancy room, please specify in 'Special Requirements' whether you prefer a double or a twin-bed room (subject to availability)
No luggage restrictions, travelers are responsible for their own luggage
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. Ensure that your Travel Visa requirements are in order
Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
Connolly Rail Station, Dublin
Returns to Dublin at approximately 10:15pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:05pm (Sundays)