Spice up your Tour in our Black Cabs!

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At the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the world was shown the biggest and best of British music throughout the last century. Pioneering Acts such as Madness, The Who, Queen, Annie Lennox etc merging with more modern and upcoming acts such as Take That, Jessie J, Tine Tempah, Taio Cruz, One Direction and Emeli Sande and the accompaniment of acts such as world class Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell  and over 200 of the Royal Ballets most elite dancers, closed the Games with not just a bang, but a thermonuclear explosion!

However, for us, what excited us most was the use of Black cabs by The Spice Girls.

                                                            

For their one off performance, the ladies were transported into the Olympic Arena and driven around the stage on custom made Black Cabs to their number one hits ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Spice Up Your Life’

      

 The taxis themselves are a symbol of one the city’s most earliest forms of transport, the Hackney Cab, (where the term, Black Hack is derived from) In relation to our own tours, for years Belfast has played host to hundreds of these cabs, that ferry people to all parts of  the city and beyond.

 

With the history of the city being so vitally intertwined with the history of the cabs, you will not find a tour anywhere else in the world that is conducted the way a Black Taxi/Cab tour is.

 

  

The vehicle is a truly unique and valuable symbol which will always be sought out by people from all over the world! And you don’t have to be a Spice Girl to share this experience!

Game Of Thrones | ‘Magical and Mystical Sets- The Dark Hedges’

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Paddy At The Dark Hedges

One of the most captivating sites along the North Coast is The Dark Hedges. Planted in the 18th Century, these fascinating Beech trees have grown over the years to almost intertwine with each other and are favorites with photographers and painters.It even has it’s own ghostly background, adding a further air of magical mystery to it, this no doubt added to its appeal in regard to the G.O.T producers, and leaving viewers in awe with the closing shots in season two.

Rush Hour at The Dark Hedges

Rush Hour at The Dark Hedges!Ayra and Gendry in Game of Thrones

 Ayra and Gendry in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones | Ballintoy Harbour

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Aside from The Dark Hedges, other points along the North Antrim Coast that have been featured in the show are Ballintoy Harbor. This remarkable site is so rich in versatility that it  has been doubled up in episodes as numerous different sites.

We see it first when Theon Greyjoy returns home to The Iron Islands seeking help from his estranged father.

We later see Theon and his sister ride along the shore at the far end of the harbor. Whereas on the opposite side of the harbor in a secluded little Beach viewers can first see our own, great Liam Cunningham who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, wait on the shore with Stannis Baratheon.

Game of Thrones | Northern Ireland’s Transformation

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A Game Of Thrones

With sales world wide, the award winning work of George R.R Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire, has begun filming it’s third season. After the fantastic response and success  on both sides of the water with the first installment A Game Of Thrones,  the HBO creators has commissioned filming to continue in this great and versatile country for the foreseeable future.

Described by HBO the series details how-

“Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the ‘Game of Thrones.’

A new original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. Winter is coming soon to HBO.

This series has left everyone entranced, waiting for more.

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