You’ve crammed the first five seasons into one viewing marathon, sneered at King Joffrey, and cowered behind the sofa when the white walkers appeared. Now travel to the Game of Thrones set destinations that have captivated audiences across the globe. On this nine night holiday fit for a Khaleesi, visit the locations that have helped bring Westeros and Essos to life, from the windswept mountains of Iceland to the sun-kissed shores of the Adriatic Sea. We‘ll take you to the terracotta-hued city of King’s Landing to the contrasting wild landscapes north of The Wall with savvy guides who helped scout for locations for the show.
City of Kings
Fly into Dubrovnik, one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful walled fortresses, and spend the next four nights at the Villa Dubrovnik overlooking the UNESCO site and fictional capital of the Seven Kingdoms; King’s Landing.
After a good night’s rest you’ll be met by your guide for your private tour of the city dubbed ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’. One of the most iconic and notorious locations from the series, you’ll be taken to Srd Hiil to soak in the beautiful panoramic views of the old city set against the blue waters and surrounding islands. Next up, you’ll reach giddy heights as you climb the city walls, an uninterrupted flow of ramparts almost 2 km in length. Pass the Pile Gate and relive the stories of how King Robert Baratheon fought his way to power, and how the Targaryen family were exiled from the land. For a last stop on your tour of King’s Landing you’ll stop to take in the magnificent views of ‘Blackwater Bay’, the site of the bloody battle when Stannis Baratheon tried to take the Iron Throne from King Joffrey. Head back to your hotel and catch the sunset before a king-sized feast of incredible seafood.
Take to the seas
The following morning you’ll be met by your guide and private skipper outside the hotel for a short boat transfer to Lokrum Island, a mysterious island home to many legends and myths. Here you’ll be given a private tour of the Benedictine Monastery, used by the show as the chilling house of the Undying in the city of Qarth. You’ll then sail onto the small seaside village of Trsteno, home to the 500-year old Asian plane-trees. This site is home to the Trsteno Arboretum, used as the gardens of King’s Landing palace and as a Red Keep – home of the kings of the Seven Kingdoms.
From here set sail around the Elafiti Islands – a breathtaking archipelago of thirteen islands. These gem-like islands of the Adriatic are a site of unique beauty, covered in woodland and with white, rocky outcrops that enhance the deep blue of the sea. Learn how to sail like Khaleesi and Ser Jorah around the isles’ many coves, hidden bays, sandy beaches and fishing villages, where you can stop off to sunbathe and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Stop off for lunch at one of the island’s local seafood restaurants before heading back to your hotel. Spend your last two days relaxing at your hotel soaking in the rays overlooking the ocean and indulging your senses at the luxurious spa.
Winter is coming
From the coast of Croatia, fly north to the icy expanse of Iceland. A land of volcanoes, glaciers and otherworldly landscapes, you can see why Iceland is the perfect setting for the treacherous land North of the Wall. For the next five nights you’ll travel around the island taking in the powerful views and natural wonders that set the scene for the menacing north of the Seven Kingdoms.
Head south from the airport with your guide to one of our favourite spots on the island; Hotel Ranga. The following day along with your guide who helped scout these locations for the show, you’ll explore the south coast of Iceland and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Head to Skaftafell National Park where you’ll trek up the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier, the largest icecap in the world outside the arctic regions, and where Jon Snow walked North of the Wall. Take your time to marvel at the sweeping vistas, dominated by sparkling white glaciers, jagged grey-blue mountains and seemingly endless black sand beaches.
Next up its the bubbling Geysir hot springs and thundering waterfalls of Þingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. This dramatic volcanic area is one of the locations for the series’ 4th season and is set on top of a vast, geothermal field dotted with multi-coloured mud pools, hissing steam vents, hot and cold springs, and primitive plants. For a final thrill head to Hvítá river, to speed through the spectacular nature surroundings in an river-jet boat trip down white water rapids.
Going North of the Wall
Today you’ll literally head over the wall to Lake Mývatn, located in the heart of north-east Iceland about 105 km south of the Arctic Circle. This epic region is the filming location for The Wall itself, where the wildings roam. Your guide will take you on a trek around the surreal lava craters and cave formations, where you can view the sulphur streaked mountains in the distance. After your hike take a dip in the natural baths to soak your muscles and take in the views.
From the wilds of the north you’ll head back south to explore the Dettifoss waterfall before heading back to civilization in the uber-chic city of Reykjavik for a night staying at the design bolthole Hotel 101. Enjoy the steaming powers of the Blue Lagoon, and enjoy a few of our top pick of the city’s restaurants and after dark haunts before catching your flight home.