Giant Tours Ireland

September 7, 2022

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 Giant Tours very own Hodor on a Game of Thrones® tour.

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.

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