About UsVisit the Film Locations on Northern Ireland's North Coast
Well, you really couldn’t get any more authentic if you tried. If you are a Game Of Thrones® fan then visit Northern Ireland and go on a specialist guided tour with our very own Hodor on Game of Thrones® tours.
Flip has a background in environmental science and has years of experience volunteering with the RNLI and Coastguard rescue and previously worked as a Ranger and Guide at the busy Giant’s Causeway UNESCO Heritage Site and at the thrilling Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
But when Game of Thrones® Season 6 was in production, whilst working at The Rope Bridge site, Flip had the good fortune of being spotted and selected to be a stand in actor when Game of Thrones® Directors visited the Kingsmoot set. Following this and then having appeared in three episodes on the show for the major ‘larger than life’ characters of The Mountain and Hodor, people now on his tours have the opportunity to hear the copious amounts of behind-the-scenes stories from Flip’s filming experience. Hodor was a much loved character and Flip was involved in the actual scenes that led to his tragic and extremely sad end in The Door!
Following this experience and as a huge fan of the HBO Hit Series, with a passion for the North Coast, Flip enrolled on a tour guiding course, bought a lovely VW van, created a brand and has never looked back since. He created his own Game of Thrones® Private Tours based in the beautiful town of Ballycastle, that is the mid point on the Causeway Coastal Route and at the heart of the many filming locations. Bringing fans to the actual locations and spots, in Flip’s backyard, where the iconic cast and talented crew work to create the masterpiece which has enchanted people around the globe.
This tour allows visitors to immerse themselves in the stunning places which have made Northern Ireland the ideal filming location by going off the beaten-track with tourists who were keen to avoid the more crowded tourism hotspots that will bring you to places which can’t be reached on large coach tours. It’s Flip’s authentic experiences which enables him to bring small groups of dedicated Game of Thrones® fans to see and stand on the exact locations which most visitors do not get to.
During his tour our very own Hodor will tell some behind the scenes stories and anecdotes from the show and experience with the cast which gives Flip the valuable content for his tours which has seen his visitors rate Giant Tours Ireland so highly. All of the reviews are 5 star rated scoring excellent on TripAdvisor and this is something that Flip has worked hard to achieve and is extremely proud of.
The Tourist Boards employ Flip for all tour guiding and transportation for Game of Thrones® journalists, bloggers and film crews who visit Northern Ireland from around the world who travel to specifically immerse themselves in this captivating experience which they then share with their audiences globally. He gets to meet and show around incredible Game of Thrones® professional fans and authors, such as Elio and Linda of Westeros.org who are close personal friends’ of George R. R. Martin! A private tour of this level is an absolute must for any Game of Thrones fans’ bucket list so make sure you visit and tick it off. Not only do you get to hang out with ‘Hodor’ hearing behind the scenes stories and background.
Of course if you are not a fan of the biggest TV show worldwide then you can also have the chance to explore the North Coast of the island of Ireland with a local man who is passionate about his place. Flip takes his many global visitors along the world famous and dramatic Causeway Coastal Route, a road that follows the shore through the bays and coves of the Antrim Glens to the northern shoreline and Causeway Coast , as recommended as a must-see destination by Lonely Planet and National Geographic. With a man who understands the geography, geology and landscape
formations. Including impressive cliffs, long, sandy beaches and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giants Causeway. Get to meet the friendly locals along the way, experience the tranquility and charm of the landscapes and the views of our neighbouring Scotland on a clear day.
And of course if you are in Northern Ireland and want something special, Flip can also take you on a customised tour or a multi day tour, so if you have something in mind simply contact Flip and he will work with you to ensure you leave with a great story to share.
Visit the real-world Westeros—Northern Ireland aka Game of Thrones® territory—and go on a private and specialist tour with Flip at Giant Tours Ireland.