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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
We are seeking guests who would like to feature in short interviews on tour. A professional photographer / videographer will travel with you and will interview you for a short video about your experience and take some highlight photographs. The rest of the day will be yours to relax as normal. If you'd like to participate, we'll offer you free tickets and will also share copies of amazing photos for your own personal album. Naturally, we'll need you to sign a short waiver allowing us to use the content on our website(s).
To apply, simply A) film a short video message introducing yourself / yourselves (60 seconds approx - nothing fancy - you can shoot on an iphone) , B) Pick the date(s) (Monday to Friday) upon which you'd like to travel and C) email both to firstname.lastname@example.org (or share on Google Drive). Applications to other Paddywagon email addresses / social media accounts will not be considered. Applications without video submissions will not be considered.
You'll need to apply at least 36 hours before your tour (72+ hours advance notice is preferable). If our videographer has a slot available on your date of travel we'll let you know by return email.
We are now accepting applications for 13MAY19 / 14MAY19 / 15MAY19 / 16MAY19 / 17MAY19 / 20MAY19 / 21MAY19 / 22MAY19 / 23MAY19 / 24MAY19 / 27MAY19 / 28MAY19 / 29MAY19 / 30MAY19
Hope to hear from you soon!