Are there any Extra Fees ontop of the listed price?
Do I need to show my receipt to the guide/driver?
How much does it cost to do a bespoke private tour?
What should I wear for a tour?
– It is possible to get all four seasons in one day!
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Quality glass-bottled water, tea & good ‘real’ coffee is provided on board (that is available at stops).
Your chosen tour may not be all-inclusive so consider bringing a packed lunch although there will be recommended cafes & coffee shops en route. You may wish to bring additional snacks with you.
What is the cancellation policy?
- At any time: 50% of total tour price
- Less than 14 days notice: 75% of total tour price
- Less than 7 days notice: 100% of total tour price
It is recommended that you have suitable travel insurance to cover any losses that may arise from cancellations.
Do I need a reservation or can I just show up?
Will a tour be cancelled due to bad weather?
Please heed Billy’s quote & dress for the conditions because unless there is an extreme weather event all tours will go ahead. It is warm, comfortable & dry inside the van, we may spend less time at particularly exposed stops if the weather dictates.
Many sites & locations look even more dramatic & arguably better on wet & stormy days!
What weather and climate should I expect?
We have a Maritime Climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. This means a mild climate without seasonal temperature extremes. This is despite being on roughly the same latitude as central Canada & Siberia!
However, we are on the North Coast of Ireland & exposed to the prevailing westerly winds off the North Atlantic Ocean that bring winds & the rain.
June, July and August can be the warmest months, pushing a whopping 20°C (68°F) usually with a sea breeze. December, January & February being the colder months, but with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing, yet generally having more frequent storms.
The general rule is this: Winter – horizontal rain. Summer – vertical rain & sometimes sun!
The rules appear to be changing regarding the rain seasonally with April 2017 the lowest rainfall on record with the early summer months generally being the driest.
The height of summer provides 16+ daylight hours with long bright evenings with sunset after 10pm!
✓ Professional tour guide & driver
✓ On-board Bottled Water, Tea & ‘Real’ Coffee with a morning snack (available at stops)
✓ Guided Walking Tour of the Giant’s Causeway site with time to explore
✓ Transportation in a long wheel base VW Transporter Shuttle
✗ Giant’s Causeway visitor centre entrance fee (this is NOT necessary to view the Causeway site)
✗ Lunch & additional snacks
The Dragonstone Cliffs at Fair Head
Visit the Dragonstone Cliffs to walk along the top of the dramatic 600ft Fair Head cliffs to see the awesome landscape and seascape outlooks and go on a ‘dragon hunt’ – sightings unfortunately not guaranteed!
23 Million Viewers per Episode!
View the amazing scenery and breathtaking surroundings. You will easily understand why HBO chose theNorth Coast and Glens for the back drop for Game of Thrones ® – the biggest TV show in the world!
“Hanging out with Hodor” – Terri D, NZ
Flip, your local-guide and driver was a Stand-In for Hodor in ‘The Door‘ and ‘The Mountain‘ in ‘Oathbreaker‘ and ‘The Winds of Winter‘, Season 6. As a result there will be additional behind the scenes stories and anecdotes from his experience – others’ involved in the filming may appear…!
(THIS TOUR IS INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED BY GIANT TOURS IRELAND. IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR AFFILIATED WITH HBO OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ‘GAME OF THRONES®’)