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2-Day Titanic Itinerary

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 Alright, not going to lie, I'm a little obsessed with the Titanic. By a little, I mean A LOT! Not just by the movie starring Leo and Kate, but by the story. It is only fitting that I do a Titanic post since Ireland (particularly Belfast) is where the ship of dreams got her start. DAY ONE 🅐 Start your day off with a cup of coffee in Titanic Quarter. The Paper Cup offers coffee and plenty of breakfast options to get your day started on the right foot.  🅑 Once you've finished breakfast, make the short walk to the Titanic Belfast  . This is the largest visitor experience in the world and tells the tragic fate of the ship. Complete with interactive exhibits, hands on displays and recreated cabins, this is a Titanic lovers dream! The coolest thing about the museum? It is situated in the same exact location the Titanic was built.  If you need a little snack or some lunch, pop into Bistro 401 and get some traditional Fish and Chips or other Titanic goodies.  🅒 Once you've had y

Explore Star Wars Fliming Locations

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 The Wild Atlantic Way is a very well known route along Ireland's coastline. Its rugged cliffs and moody skies make the perfect backdrop for the story of Rey, Luke, and the ongoing battle with the Dark Side. Along with the stunning landscape, George Lucas was so appreciative of the warm welcomes and genuine enthusiasm, he took out advertisements to thank them! 🅐 Brow Head, next to the Mizen Head Peninsula, is the filming location for the craggy caves and mine shafts in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Across the arched bridge hovering over the water is the signal station. If you are brave enough to make the cross, make sure to look down and try to spot seals, dolphins, and maybe even some whales! If you get hungry after your daring adventure, grab a bite at the Mizen Cafe. If you have time...  Lookout for Fastnet Rock, known as Ireland's Teardrop. This was the last sight of Ireland emigrants before leaving their home, often forever 🅑 The Southern Peninsulas are something out of a s

4-Day Game of Thrones Road Trip

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Home to more Seven Kingdom locations than anywhere else in the world, Northern Ireland has been dubbed "Game of Thrones Territory."With this itinerary, you will be able to emerge yourself in real-world Westeros and experience some of the actual features from the series.  Before getting started, I recommend downloading the Game of Thrones Filming Locations App designed by the Northen Ireland tourist board. It has a map of all of the filming sites and will show you exactly what episode was filmed there. Pretty neat and handy! They also have some additional locations I don't mention here.          DAY ONE For the first day we are traveling through haunted forests, ill-fated camps and Winterfell. 🅐  Tollymore Forest  is home to redwoods, century old stone structures and white walkers! In the series it is referred to as the Haunted Forest and is most noticeable for the scene where the Starks find the direwolves and also where we first encounter the white walkers.  . . 🚗 30 m