An Epic Game of Thrones Tour From Zicasso

Young-Travelers_Valencia_Spain_Andy-Smith_Getty-Images.jpg
Andy Smith/Getty Images

Luxury travel service – and fans of “Game of Thrones” – Zicasso has put its travel minds together to come up with another, updated tour through Spain that targets some of the country’s most famous GOT fan sights. And the best part, even casual fans and history buffs will love this itinerary that blends several popular storylines with Spanish history and culture. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to historic sights, the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 Tour of Spain travels to Dorn, Kings Landing, and Meereen in 12 days.

The package includes 11-nights in premier accommodations with breakfasts including a stay in a 10 th century castle, 10 privately guided tours, six entrance fees to UNESCO World Heritage sites, private hot air balloon ride, private paella culinary class, caviar tasting, all private luxury transfers and 24/7 telephone assistance. International airfare is not included.

The journey begins in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia where guests are met by a private transfer to the hotel in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. At the five-star Mercer Hotel, guests meet their private guide for a tour of Barcelona’s famed tapas bars and stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Gothic Quarter – depicting the ambiance of “Game of Thrones.”

Day two is spent further exploring Barcelona. Wake up to strong coffee and a sweet pastry at Caleum, just like the locals. A guide meets guests for a private tour of Gaudi’s treasures, beginning at Parc Guell and then on to the Passeig de Garcia and the UNESCO World Heritage Site La Sagrada Familia.

The cathedral is currently 70 percent complete and the goal for completion is 2026, the centennial of Gaudi’s death.

On day three, guests travel to Braavos, otherwise known as Girona where you will see the city’s market, the Rambla, gothic churches and explore Girona’s Jewish community. The city doubles as the free city of Braavos in "Game of Thrones" and the home to the House of Black and White.

Here you can follow in the footsteps of Arya Stark in the Medieval Quarter with its network of narrow walkways.

From there, head to the 11th-century cathedral which serves as the Great Sept of Baelor, the center for the Faith of the Seven in King’s Landing.

Costa Brava is next, where the highlight is surely the hot air balloon ride as the sun rises in the Pyrenees. Then, guests transfer to the city of Figueres where visitors have the chance to experience the surreal life of Salvador Dali at a museum dedicated to his life.

On day five, guests explore the home of House Tarly. Visitors transfer to the city of Tortosa in southern Catalonia where visitors stop in at Castell de Santa Florentina, home to Samwell Tarly and House Tarly at Horn Hill. The dining room emphasizes the skill of Randyll Tarly, Sam’s father, as a huntsman, with wild game trophies decorating the room.

Next is Pensicola, where guests will find whitewashed houses and stone walls that depict the city of Meereen. Plaza Santa Maria’s stone archways will bring you right into the home of the Khaleesi.

Heading to the city of Valencia, guests discover the birthplace of paella, one of Spain’s most famous traditional dishes. Guests will also see Albufera and visit the serene landscapes explored by Brienne of Tarth and Jamie Lannister as they traveled along the river.

The journey then visitors Almeria, which serves as the capital of Dorne. The Alcazaba, in the foothills of the mountains, is an Arab fortress from the 10th century and home to what is now recognized as the Sunspear in the capital of Dorne and House Martell.

In Grenada, guests enjoy a scenic flight over the city and view the Sierra Mountains crisscrossing the landscape.

The tour also stops in Osuna, where you will find the fighting pits of Meereen before heading to Seville, the final destination on the journey.