Just like millions of people around the world, we at Authentic Ireland are massive fans of George R.R. Martin's epic masterpiece! We are rightfully proud that so much of the show is filmed on our picturesque green island, and therefore delighted to offer a Game of Thrones tour that guides you to all the best filming hotspots. From Winterfell to Storm's End, The King's Road to the Haunted Forest, this tour features a great variety of Game of Thrones filming locations. And as you delve deep into the world of Westeros, it just so happens that beautiful Irish scenery, breathtaking coastal vistas and a wealth of stunning visitor attractions are quite impossible to avoid! Your itinerary includes the Giant's Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the 2,000 foot sea cliffs at Slieve League, and much, much more!
While there are no cars in Game of Thrones, this tour does include some driving. Read this article on driving in Ireland authored by our master in-house driving expert.
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Included Unique Activities
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Giant's Causeway Admission
Guinness Storehouse Tour
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Dublin
1 NightDavenport Hotel
The Davenport is one of Dublin’s most famous landmark hotels, and offers luxury 4-star accommodation in the heart of the capital. The façade of the Davenport dates from 1863 and was formerly a gospel house. Today, the hotel boasts a vast array of guestrooms with elegant and modern décor to ensure your utmost comfort. Situated on the doorstep to Merrion Square in Dublin city centre, iconic highlights such as Trinity College, the National Gallery, and Grafton Street are an easy stroll away. With a number of facilities available to guests, The Davenport is the ideal choice for both business and leisure trips. At the very center of the historical heartland of Dublin, there is no better way to experience the Irish culture than by staying at The Davenport Hotel.
A tranquil color palette and contemporary furnishings of soft leather and polished mahogany offer a sanctuary from the bustle of Dublin city. With a variety of room types and configurations, there is a perfect match for every occasion. All guestrooms are spacious and fully equipped with any amenities you might require.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Marble Bathroom
- Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
- 50” Smart TV with Chromecast
- Air Conditioning
- Direct Dial Telephone
- European & American Electrical Sockets
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Personal Safe
- Trouser Press
- Iron & Ironing Board
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service
The Davenport Hotel features a wonderful array of dining options for every meal. Sit back in blue sofa chairs while enjoying your meal on marble tabletops, or sip drinks at the bar. With a dish to satisfy every appetite, choose from Irish classics and international favorites such as Beer Battered Haddock or Gnocchi Alla Romana. The restaurant at The Davenport is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all featuring nutritious and seasonal local produce to ensure the very best dining experience. Whatever the occasion, be sure to leave room for dessert – a true specialty at The Davenport.
On the Map: Dublin, Ireland's Capital City is located on the east coast of the country, and is well served by infrastructure linking it to all parts of the Emerald Isle.
Dublin is a lively cosmopolitan city brimming with culture. You could spend your time strolling the streets soaking up the atmosphere, relaxing in its cafes and bars or you could check out its myriad historical, literary and cultural delights. The 8th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, must be viewed. It is on display at the impressive Trinity College, Ireland's first university (founded 1592) in the heart of Dublin. For the rest of your time, it is up to you how much you want to pack in. Phoenix Park, twice the size of New York City's Central Park, Georgian Dublin around Stephen's Green, the National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Jail and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops on your tour. Then there's the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. A visit to Dublin's Temple Bar to experience the lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin's best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street, the shopper's street of choice. Purchasing a 'hop-on, hop-off' Dublin Bus Tour ticket is a great way to get around and see all the major sites at a very reasonable cost.
2 NightsEuropa Hotel
As coined by the hotel itself, the Europa Hotel in Belfast boasts a colorful past and a bright future. Set ideally on Great Victoria St., many of the city highlights are mere steps from the door, including Belfast City Hall, the Grand Opera House, and beautiful Botanic Gardens. Since opening in 1971, the Europa has welcomed a number of world leaders, journalists, and other famous personages, with U.S. President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton amongst some of their most esteemed guests. Today, visitors are invited to enjoy any of the hotel’s 272 guestrooms as they explore the rich cultural and political history of Belfast. An array of world-class facilities and dining experiences ensure that the Europa is the perfect complement to a holiday in Northern Ireland.
The Europa Hotel boasts an impressive range of guestrooms, all stylishly decorated and featuring the latest in modern amenities. Guests can unwind in their en suite Rainfall shower, and are guaranteed a restful night’s sleep on their King Koil “cloud beds.”
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Egyptian Cotton Sheets
- Complimentary WiFi Access
- 32” LCD TV
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- In-Room Safe
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Espa Toiletries
- Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Service
- Room Service
The Lobby Bar is the ideal stop for a drink or quick bite to eat, and is hugely popular amongst both guests and locals. Plush velvet chairs and dark wood molding fill the space with charm as visitors are urged to sample the delicious menu or enjoy the renowned Saturday Jazz sessions every weekend.
It would be no surprise for guests to glimpse a famous face when relaxing in the Piano Lounge. Expertly blending comfort and glamour, this space embodies the Europa’s vibrant history. The lounge offers one of Belfast’s most renowned Afternoon Teas, fantastic cocktails, and features live performances from the house pianist on Friday and Saturday evenings.
With a deep passion for food and using the very best of local ingredients in every meal, the Causerie Restaurant serves traditional breakfast and dinner each day. Set in relaxed surroundings that capture the best of current trends, guests are invited to try any of the mouthwatering menu items that have been carefully created to suit every taste.
On the Map: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is located in the northeastern corner of the country in County Antrim. Belfast is well served by a network of good roads, including the M1 motorway from Dublin City.
Approximately one third of the population of Northern Ireland - about half a million people - live in Belfast. It's setting is very attractive, nestling in a semicircle of hills, where the River Langan enters Belfast Lough. The city got it's name from Beile Feirst "the mouth of the sandy ford" - and was founded in 1177 when the Anglo-Normans built a castle here. It began to really expand in the 17th century with the development of the local linen and shipbuilding industries (the Titanic was built here). Sights to see in Belfast City, the Belfast City Hall, built of Portland stone in Classical Renaissance style, dominates the city center. The Linen Hall Library, founded in 1788 is an absolute delight, a cultural centre with exhibitions, a Theater & Performing Arts Archive and a Genealogy and Heraldry collection. Away from the city center you have the Ulster Museum in the Botanic Gardens, near Queens University which has miles of galleries and exhibitions. This lively and friendly city, with historic buildings standing side-by-side with modern creations is a delight not to be missed.
2 NightsThe Cove Lodge
The Cove Lodge
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Power Shower
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Trays
- Orthopedic Mattress
1 NightLeixlip Manor
Built in 1798 on the townland of St Catherine’s Park on the border of Kildare and Dublin, Leixlip Manor is the centrepiece of 27 acres of beautiful parkland with four acres of formal gardens including an attractive Victorian-walled garden with a generous mixture of mature trees. The beautiful Manor House Hotel was re-opened in December 2017 having undergone a restoration to its former glory. The Luxuriously restored Manor House Hotel is one of three viewing points from its palatial neighbor, Castletown House, along with the Beautiful Barn and Connollys Folly.
The Hotel has a total of 27 en-suite bedrooms which includes 8 luxury Bedrooms and Suites in the Manor House and 19 traditional rooms in the Courtyard.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Premium TV channels
- Premium bedding
- Free newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Deep soaking bathtub
- Bathtub or shower
- Iron/ironing board
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Room service (limited hours)
- Separate bedroom
The Redwood bar
The Redwood Bar is the perfect spot for friends to meet for a scone and a coffee when taking a stroll around the grounds, meeting the ponies or when catching up on the Terrace over a glass of wine. The team has prepared a fabulous Bar Menu which changes daily offering tasty treats and Sandwiches. In the evenings the bar offers a relaxed setting for couples calling in for a quiet drink to catch up on the days events and our own hotel guests relaxing and planning their next adventure.
The Manor Rooms Restaurant
This beautiful room is full of period features and guests may enjoy this gorgeous room for Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner in the evening. The popular Afternoon Tea is also served in the Manor Rooms. Sunday Lunch has always been important at Leixlip Manor hotel and Sunday Lunch is served in the Manor rooms.
On the map: The name "Leixlip" comes from the Old Norse Lax Hlaup which means "salmon leap". The was the name given to the area by Vikings when they established a settlement near the confluence of the river Liffey and Rye Water in the 9th century. The salmon leap itself was a pair of large waterfalls which are now gone from view following the installation of a hydroelectric power station in the mid-1940s.
After the Vikings, the Normans arrived and built a Castle overlooking the two rivers in 1132 known as Leixlip Castle. In 1732, the nephew of Speaker Connolly, William Connolly, bought the castle, and in the same year, Arthur Guinness began a small brewery on the banks of the Liffey beside the Main Street. The brewery moved to St. James’s Gate, Dublin in 1759 and has become one of the best- known global brands.
Thomas Connolly’s wife, Lady Louise, was responsible for the building of The Obelisk between Leixlip & Celbridge known as Connolly’s Folly, in 1740 and the Wonderful Barn, built in 1743.
- Meet & Greet Airport Transfer on Arrival
- Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package
Points of Interest
Glens of Antrim, County Antrim
Titanic Belfast, County Antrim
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
The Dark Hedges (Bregagh Road, Ballymoney), County Antrim
Larrybane Head (GoT's "Renly Baratheon's Camp"), County Antrim
Killybegs, County Donegal
Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal
Slieve League, County Donegal
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