That Game of Thrones season finale was brutal! Here’s a silver lining for GOT fans. Those picturesque Seven Kingdoms may be fiction but the locales are not. Why not plan your next adventure to one of these exotic locales?
1. Croatia (Dubrovnik) is the location of King’s Landing. Think evil Cersi, bewildered Sansa and the Blackwater Bay battle. The coastal town of Dubrovnik doubles at the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. There are many walking tours available to explore back streets and take in the views from an 11th century fortress.
2. Northern Ireland, rugged with castles and woodlands is the perfect setting for Winterfell (we are still reeling from “that thing” that happened to the family at the wedding), Dark Hedges (a natural tree arch), the Iron Islands (Gray Cliffs of Ballintoy Harbour) and the caves where Melisandre did a really creepy thing.
3. Iceland. North of the Wall—a snowy wilderness where Jon Snow takes his journey from the Wall to…beyond. That snowy wilderness is Skaftafell National Park. Become a Ranger of the Night Watch for a day and hike the Vatnajokull and Svinafellsjokull glaciers.
4. Malta. Need a warmer climate? Try going back to Season 1 when Daenerys and Khal Drogo get married at Azure Window which is a natural archway of rocks. That archway can be found on Gozo island in Malta
5. Spain (Seville). Have you fallen in love with the Water Gardens? Then indulge in a trip to Spain where you can tour the Water Gardens, Dorne, a palace of the Martells, etc., in Madrid, Seville, Osuna and Granada.
There are tours-a-plenty if you do a search for “Game of Thrones” tours online. Here are a few links: http://www.viator.com/Europe-tourism/Game-of-Thrones-Sites-in-Europe http://www.gameofthrones-winterfelltours.com http://www.gameofthronestours.com
We’d love to offer dragon rides at Excelsior Limousine. Until we get our hands on one, consider our perfectly regal town cars or SUVs for ground transportation to LAX. Let the adventures begin.