I recently went to Ireland to cement my nerd cred by going on not one, but twoGame of Thrones filming location tours. The first one was with Finn McCool’s; the second with Game of Thrones Tours. Each tour left from Dublin and cost around 60 Euro, each lasted about 12 hours, and each featured a lively collection of international nerds as patrons. Aside from those similarities, the two tours offered very different experiences. Both were spectacular, and well worth taking for any fan. Let me take you through my experience.
The trip began fittingly, as the in-flight entertainment on Aer Lingus featured episodes of Game of Thrones season 7. The flight was six-and-a-half hours—just enough time to binge the whole season and really get in the mood for my visit to Westeros.
I landed in Dublin on Friday morning and had the day to explore the city before getting to bed early in order to be on time for the 6:45 a.m. departure for the Finn McCool’s tour.