‘Valor Morgulis,’ as they say in Westeros. Roughly translated it means that the seventh series of Game of Thrones is back on our screens from July 17.
Lannister fever and Targaryen frenzy will once more grip the nation, with thrilling new instalments of everyone’s favourite TV cocktail of dragons, usurpers, queens, zombies and copious nudity.
Today’s Big Deal from OMGHotels.com offers a chance to get up close and personal with some of the series’ iconic locations, with a Belfast stay and an unforgettable Game of Thrones tour around the stunning scenery of the Northern Ireland coast.
The Game of Thrones tour requires an overnight stay in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s vibrant capital that has embraced the cultural opportunities presented by both Game of Thrones and Titanic.
Choose from a one or two-night stay in a central 3* or 4* hotel.
The offer is based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Choose your own way of travelling to Belfast (there are numerous ferry and flight options). The offer is available for May Early Bird deals or June-August dates.
The Big Deal option 1 is the May Early Bird deal for an overnight stay in a 3* or 4* Belfast hotel plus a Game of Thrones Tour.
Option 2 is the May Early Bird deal for an overnight stay in a 3* or 4* Belfast hotel plus a Game of Thrones Tour.
Option 3 is for an overnight stay in June-August in a 3* or 4* Belfast hotel plus a Game of Thrones Tour.
Option 4 is for a two night stay in June-August in a 3* or 4* Belfast hotel plus a Game of Thrones Tour.
Hotel accommodation will be at either the three star Jury’s Inn, or the four star Malone Lodge. Both hotels offer central city locations, wi-fi, comfortable rooms and optional breakfast.
Coast and castles
The highlight of your visit is the Game of Thrones Tour, a daylong (approximate duration nine hours) tour by air-conditioned coach, guided by the same people who transport the cast and crew of the show. Cult TV meets Northern Ireland’s gorgeous natural scenery in a memorable day.
Times: Daily at 9am March – September.
Departing from central Belfast, you’ll take a short stop at a location from Series 6, before heading off to the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her ‘shadow assassin.
Lunch at Ballycastle: This is the hometown of Conleth Hill (who plays Varys) and Michelle Fairley (who plays Catelyn Stark). There will be a venue you will stop at on the tour where hot and cold food is served, or you can bring your own supplies.
Renly’s encampment and Lordsport: Visit the camp of Renly Baratheon of Storm’s End and cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The next location is Lordsport, the port town on the island of Pyke, in the Iron Islands, home of the Greyjoys.
The Giants Causeway: Not a GoT location, but an unmissable UNESCO site, with 90 minutes to explore.
The House of Greyjoy: You’ll have time for a quick photo stop at Dunluce Castle, the 17th century ruin that was used as the exterior of the House of Greyjoy on the show.
Photo stop on the Kings’ Road: The journey back to Belfast includes one final stop, the Dark Hedges, with their natural archway of intertwined trees. The road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and is the place where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing.
Today’s Big Deal from OMGHotels offers an unmissable invitation for Game of Thrones fans to soak up the spectacular scenery of Northern Ireland and witness where some of the show’s most dramatic scenes were shot. With plentiful photo-opportunities, it’s a great chance to get a little closer to the fantastic world of Westeros.