Belfast (Game of Thrones & Titanic) tour from Dublin

BELFAST (GAME OF THRONES & TITANIC) TOUR FROM DUBLIN

New and exclusive for Spring / Summer 2019! The Belfast tour from Dublin shows you the highlights of Northern Ireland's capital and visits the HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition & Titanic Belfast!

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INTRODUCTION










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The North has become a must-see for any traveler and lover of Ireland. This little corner of our motherland was so ever present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn.

The Belfast (Game of Thrones & Titanic) Tour from Dublin combines the much loved highlights of Paddywagon’s classic Belfast route from Dublin with exclusive stops at both Titanic Experience & HBO’s Official “Game of Thrones” - The Touring Exhibition (select one or both - see itinerary below for full details).

Enjoy time at leisure to explore Northern Ireland's capital & perhaps let us introduce you to local guides, characters and customs of both the Ulster Irish and Ulster British communities while you travel in your Black Cab tour of Belfast (optional). Paddywagon is a 100% Irish company and we take great pride in our strong links and friendships with all parts of the community in Belfast.

This tour also visits the Celtic crosses at the 6th century monastic site of Monasterboice, set in picturesque countryside. The ruins are of an early Christian settlement. The site houses two churches built in the 14th century or earlier, including a round tower, however the highlight are the 10th century high crosses. This is for many a photographic highlight of their time in Ireland.

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ITINERARY

Dublin to Belfast

With everyone on board at 08:30, the day begins with a two hour drive from Dublin to Belfast. Sit back and watch Dublin city fade into the background as we enter the green Irish countryside and receive a primer to the history and culture of Northern Ireland from your guide.

Monasterboice Celtic- Christian Ruins

Half way to Belfast we'll leave the highway and make a short pit stop at the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See an amazing 10th century stone round tower in pristine condition and learn how our ancestors sought refuge there from vicious Viking raids in the area. Touch the most beautiful hand carved stone Celtic crosses in Ireland, standing tall over the Irish countryside for over 1,000 years.

Option A - Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition

Designed by GES Events in collaboration with HBO® Licensing and Retail, this dramatic exhibition combines costumes, authentic props and majestic settings from all seven seasons to create an interactive and immersive Game of Thrones® experience like no other.

Located in the TEC Belfast, in the footprint of the legendary Titanic Studios, where much of the series was filmed over a 10-year period, allows fans to authentically immerse themselves in the mythical lands of Westeros and Essos, as well as relive the trials and tribulations of those who struggle for survival in the shadow of the Iron Throne, ahead of the highly anticipated season eight release.

The exhibition will give fans the experience of a lifetime, dropping them into the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at the artistry and craftmanship behind the Emmy award-winning series.

We visit the exhibition from 01MAY19 to 30AUG19 - a unique opportunity for all fans of HBO Game of Thrones. (This day tour will still operate after this exhibition closes its doors in Belfast. The extra time will be allocated to time at leisure. See calendar above for all available dates after 01SEP19).

Enjoy approximately 60 minutes to explore the exhibition at leisure. If you select this option from the booking calendar above, your entrance fee (GBP 17.50) will be included in the cost of your ticket.

Option B - Titanic Experience

Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city and dockside where it all began.

Enjoy approximately 120 minutes to explore the exhibition at leisure. If you select this option from the booking calendar above, your entrance fee (GBP 19.00) will be included in the cost of your ticket.

Option C - Both Exhibitions (Supplement Applies)

For those of you who would like to visit both attractions this is possible. A EUR 20.00 supplement will be required to cover the additional entrance.

Time at Leisure

Arrive in Belfast where you'll enjoy approximately 2 hours at leisure (time at leisure is dependent upon your choice of exhibitions above, Some guests will have less than 2 hours at leisure accordingly).

Consider an optional Black Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill Roads along with the infamous political murals and the "Peace Lines" (walls) separating Irish Nationalist and British Loyalist neighbourhoods. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet and all the leading guidebooks. The Black Taxi fare is GBP 12.50 per person (approx. EUR 15.00).

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Take the free time for lunch and shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area.

Use your free time to explore this magical city. Visit the Crown Liquor Saloon for a glass of Bushmills Whiskey or check out Belfast's own leaning tower, the “Albert Clock”.

Depart Belfast for Dublin

We'll regroup around 16:00 and head back towards Dublin (maybe with a few bags of souvenirs from the Game of Thrones store!). After crossing the border we'll return through the rolling countryside of County Louth. We'll make a comfort stop en-route if required and drop you off in Dublin at approximately 18:30.