Game of Thrones-Inspired Travel
Game of Thrones, the hit HBO series, is now back on the air and fans the world over are once again getting their fix of battles, drama and scenic wonder. Travel companies are getting onboard too and introducing packages that allow you to step inside the world of Game of Thrones. Here are a few to inspire your next screen to vacation experience (see our other looks at this genre of travel: travel to movie sets, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Wonder Woman).
Trek like the Free Folks through tectonic plains and lava fields when you take the Game of Thrones Season 7 Iceland Tour: Winter is Here with luxury travel provider Zicasso. Highlights from this package include:
- Enjoy a panoramic view of Vik’s black-sand beaches, where Jon Snow and his unexpected crew of three teams up on a dangerous mission north of the Wall;
- Discover Grjótagjá, a small lava cave and thermal spring that was Jon Snow and Ygritte’s secret love hideaway;
- Follow in the footsteps of the Hound and Brienne of Tarth when walking along the rocky cliffs of Thingvellir National Park, scenery for the impregnable Eyrie
Game of Throne fans who felt the tension as Cersei Lannister seized power in King’s Landing will love the exotic architecture of Spain showcased on this 12 Day Season 7 tour with Zicasso. The tour visits some favourite locations featured in previous seasons, while also venturing into new cities like San Sebastian, Bilbao and Cáceres.
Highlights of the “Season 7 Spain Tour: Fire & Blood” include:
- Be the first to visit the newest filming locations of Game of Thrones Season Seven, such as Trujillo Castle, featuring as the Lannister family stronghold of Casterly Rock
- Visit the hilltop castle of Highgarden, the seat of House Tyrell, at one of the best-preserved castles in Andalusia, Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
- Indulge in the ambiance of medieval Girona, which served as filming locations for Braavos, the Great Sept of Baelor, and Horn Hill (Castle of Saint Florentina, a medieval 11th-century castle, and the ancestral home of House Tarly) in Season Six
- Wander the Ruins of Italica in Seville, once a Roman-age amphitheater for gladiators, return to the limelight in one of the show’s climactic moments.
The throne room in Game of Thrones sits in Split, where an ancient palace was built 1,700 years ago by the Roman Empire. The streets of Split are the sight of many scenes like the attempted assassination of Grey Worm, where the slaves rose against their masters in Meereen. You can experience Split as one of 46 stops on Busabout’s Hop-on-Hop-off network and as the most popular departure point for Croatia Sail boats.
Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
This beautiful city in Morocco was featured as Yunkai in the Game of Thrones world. This is one of the first slaver cities featured in season three. This city features red sand walls, right-angled geometric houses cascading down rocky hills and was built as a fortress in the desert. Make it a part of your Game of Thrones trip. Feel like making your stay an extended one? Take a look at Busabout’s 8-day Morocco Highlights trip.
With information from Busabout and Zicasso.