Ireland Movie Tours
Star wars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Princess Bride,The Quiet Man, Braveheart, Far and Away, P.S. I love you, Ryan's Daughter & The Field. See Ireland through Hollywood's movie lens. Visit the beautiful scenery and historic buildings that have been made famous by the movies filmed there. Take your own private driver guide and see some off the beaten track sites and hidden gems or self drive a fantastic Ireland road trip. For a longer coastal drive see our Wild Atlantic Way tours.
Ultimate Game of Thrones Film Location Tour
Our Game of Thrones Tours bring you to stunning scenery, even for those who aren’t fans of the big TV show. Travel the Causeway Coastal Route, stop at the windswept plateau of the Giant’s Causeway. Head along the coast and don’t miss Larry Bane Head (Storm’s End), Cushendun Caves, The Dark Hedges (The King’s Road), Ballycastle (home to the real Lady Catelyn Stark and Varys while filming) and Ballintoy (Pyke) Harbour. Stand on the spot where Lannisters schemed, stroll in the footsteps of the Starks! Head to Belfast city and take your time through the impressive Titanic Experience museum. Discover what life was like on board the famous ship and about the lives that were lost on that fateful day.
The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour Includes luxurious accommodation, and a full day VIP tour of the iconic Game of Thrones filming locations in County Down - including a chance to meet the real-life Dire Wolves used in the show. Also an optional add on of County Antrim Game of Thrones film location private driver tour.
Experience the real Westeros with this full day tour, visiting up to 30 filming locations, including Winterfell Castle.
The full-day tour includes:
-Visiting up-to-30 key filming locations
-Knowledgeable tour guide
-Private transport in an executive mini-van
-Behind the scenes DVD clips and photographs
-Meet the real life dire wolves from the show
Guarantee - We’ve heard winter is coming, so if it snows on your tour you’ll get your money back!
Ireland Movie Tour
To stretch your legs a little farther, take your time and travel south for the rest of Ireland's famous film sites. See our suggested itinerary.
Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin, settle into your city centre hotel.
Day 2 - Dublin city sightseeing, see movie locations: Dublin castle, Kilmainham gaol.
Day 3 - Dublin to Kilkenny, via Wicklow see Kilruddery House, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. Movie sets for PS I love you, Braveheart, Far and Away, King Arthur.
Day 4 – Kilkenny to Kerry- See Rock of Cashel & Kilkenny Castle
Day 5 –Kerry- Drive the stunning Ring of Kerry to see the Skellig Michael Island featured in the recent Star Wars Movie.
Day 6 – Dingle Road trip: Movie locations: The Quiet Man, Ryan’s Daughter, Leap year & Far & Away.
Day 7 – Kerry to Galway – See Buntratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher (Harry Potter, The Princess Bride)
Day 8 – Galway – Galway City sight seeing day
Day 9 – Galway – Visit the Aran Islands (Location of the "Man of Aran" Documentary 1934)
Day 10 – Galway to lavish Co. Laois 1820’s Manor House Hotel – The real "Downton Abbey" Experience.
Day 11 – Laois to Dublin – Visit the Boyne Valley & Trim Castle, film set of Braveheart.
Ireland Movie Tours
Day 1 - Arrive in Dublin
Your airport transfer take you to your city centre hotel and relax after your flight. Stretch your legs and get to know your surroundings by exploring Dublin city centre.
Day 2 - Dublin City Sightseeing Day
Your second day in Dublin you should enjoy some sightseeing in Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Don’t miss the Guinness Store house for the history of the famous pint of stout, Trinity College for the Book of Kells, Temple Bar for the pubs and people watching or Dublinia Museum for the history of the Vikings in Dublin. Dublin has had many movies filmed in its historical streets. See Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol and the beautiful city Georgian streets. Eat in a Michelin star restaurant and discover gourmet Ireland.
Day 3 – Dublin to Kilkenny
Meet your driver guide or collect your car hire and head south to the lovely Glendalough in the Wicklow mountains, see Kilruddery House, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough, movie sets for PS I love you, Braveheart, Far and Away, King Arthur. Wicklow has been named the Hollywood of Ireland! Head on to Kilkenny, visit the medieval castle built in 1195 and take in the sites of the historical town. Stay in a country estate hotel and step back in time. To further explore the east of the country see our Ireland's Ancient East tours.
Day 4 – Kilkenny to Kerry
Head for the famous Rock of Cashel. This was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster. It is one of the most visited heritage sites in Ireland. Check into your hotel, refresh. Take a stroll through Killarney or Kenmare.
Day 5 – Ring of Kerry
Drive the world famous coastal ring drive of the Ring of Kerry. Experience the raw beauty of 179kms (111 miles) of the country’s most scenic peninsula routes. The combination of rugged sea, spectacular mountains and small traditional villages will not fail to impress. Highlights are the view of the Skellig Islands where Star Wars was recently filmed, and lunch overlooking the Atlantic in a seaside hotel.
Day 6 – Dingle Peninsula
The second of the Kerry peninsulas, this day drive is beautiful. This remote place is steeped in history and the sightseeing is stunning. The area is a “Gaeltacht” region where the people speak the Irish language as their first language. Stop in Dingle town for a fish lunch and some shopping. The stunning landscape had led to dozen movie locations including The Quiet Man, Ryan’s Daughter, Leap year & Far & Away.
Day 7 – Kerry to Galway
This morning head out of Kerry towards Co. Limerick. Visit the restored Bunratty Castle to experience life in mediaeval Ireland. Drive out to the coast and drive through the Burren, this rocky nature reserve has unique flora and fauna and many archaeological sites. Head for the coast and the awesome Cliffs of Moher. The magnificent cliffs are the top of the list of sights to see in Ireland. Soaring 702 ft above the sea, the view is fantastic. Settle into your Luxury Castle hotel were movie stars Maureen O’ Hara and John Wayne stayed and filmed in the 1950’s movie “The Quiet Man”
Day 8 – Galway city sight seeing day
Spend the day getting to know the colourful city of Galway. Get to know it’s history on a guided tour or simply sit in a pub and listen to some local traditional music.
Day 9 – Aran Islands
Take the ferry to the Aran Islands. Inishmore is the biggest of the islands and most popular. Hire a bike and cycle across the island to Dun Aonghasa, a semi circle stone fort overlooking the Atlantic. This famous archaeological site has had people living here since 1500BC. The island is definitely worth a visit.
Day 10 – Galway to Laois
Lavish choice in an opulent 1820’s Manor house. This is the real Downton Abbey experience. Explore the grounds, go lake fishing, clay pigeon shooting or visit the stunning art collection. You will step back in time.
Day 12 Laois to Dublin via the Boyne Valley
First visit Newgrange (c 3,200 B.C.), it is the best-known monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne, predating the ancient pyramids by 400 years and Stonehenge by 1000. The fantastic visitors centre will fascinate you. Visit Monasterboice, an early Christian site with a round tower and 10th Century High Cross, the Hill of Tara (seat of the high Kings of Ireland) or Trim Castle, the largest Anglo- Norman castle in Ireland and part of Braveheart’s film set. Settle into your hotel outside Dublin for a good night sleep before your flight home.
Day 11 Home
Let your airport transfer bring you to the 30 min drive to Dublin airport for your flight home.