Following the Trails of Game of Thrones

Trending Destinations in Europe

The HBO hit show Game of Thrones is about to release its 8th and final season. As known to all fans, many scenes of the show are filmed in real-world locations. Here are some of the most famous places you can put on your GOT travel bucket list!

Iceland

Most of the sceneries set The Wall and north of the wall were filmed in Iceland. As a country with frozen landscape and volcanoes at the same time, this is the perfect portrayal of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Aurora on the Kirkjufell

Attractions to Visit:

  • Reynishfjara Beach: one of the most impressive black-sand beach in Iceland, featuring an amazing cliff. This is the beach at Eastwatch by the sea where the night’s watch guarded the wall
  • Kirkjufell: the amazing scenery of Arrowhead Mountain in the show, also the most photographed mountain in Iceland.
  • more places to visit in Iceland

Spain

Toledo, Spain. Alcazar and the ancient city on a hill over the Tagus River, Castilla la Mancha medieval attraction of Espana.
Toledo, Spain. Alcazar and the ancient city on a hill over the Tagus River, Castilla la Mancha medieval attraction of Espana.

Spain itself is definitely attractive enough for all tourists. It is the sunniest place in entire Europe with the best beaches. There is so much to see, to taste, and to enjoy in Spain, not to mention it is one of the main filming locations for Dorne in Game of Thrones. Even though Dorne is out of the picture for season 8 (maybe? who knows!) We still miss this vibrant land in the show.

Attractions to Visit:

  • Seville: the Real Alcazar Palace is the royal palace of Dorne in the show which has grown its fame over the past couple years. The palace has stunning gardens where Trystane Martell and Myrcella Baratheon grew feelings for each other.
  • Caceres: Caceres is a new location introduced in Season 7 of GOT. The Castle of Trujillo was the set of Casterly Rock, the residence of House Lannister, during the attack of the Unsullied.
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The United Kingdom

As the inspiration of the entire series, U.K has to be one of the most prominent shooting spots on the list. Many plots in the North took place in Northern Ireland, including Winterfell (the home of the Starks), Castle Black (the base camp of the Night’s Watch), and some parts of Kings Landing (the capital and political center of the show).

Attractions to visit:

  • Castle Ward: the filming location of Winterfell, residence for the Starks in the show.
  • Dark Hedges: the filming location of Kingsroad, a pathway between Kings Landing and the North. The Dark Hedges is one of the most beautiful tree tunnels in the world.
  • more places to visit in the UK

Croatia

Croatia has become the new traveler’s favorite place to go ever since the launch of the show. The small country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe has a unique and exotic culture and it was heavily featured in the show.The picturesque view and sunny weather during the summer days also make it a top destination for GOT fans.

Attractions to Visit:

  • Old Town of Dubrovnik: wandering around the street, you will find yourself emerged in the marketplace of Kings Landing. The city was the main filming location for the fictive capital in the show.
  • Mineeta Tower: The tower stands at the highest point of Dubrovnik, where tourists can overlook the orange rooftops of the entire city. This is also the House of the Undying of Oarth, where Daenerys Targaryen saw many visions and prophecy of her future.
  • more places to visit in Croatia

 

Top 6 Spring Break Destinations

Let’s Go! This Year’s Top 6 Spring Break Destinations

As Bart Simpson says, “Cowabunga, dude!” That’s the perfect motto to take with you on Spring Break this year. This is a time of year where college students get a week of vacation, often choosing to spend their time on a tropical beach with their friends. It is also a convenient time for a family vacation, since many deals pop up. At TakeTours.com, we have all kinds of vacation packages to some of the best tropical locales. Keep reading to discover this year’s Top 6 Spring Break Destinations.

Miami Beach

Top 6 Spring Break Destinations
It’s always sunny in South Beach, Miami

Miami can sometimes be on the pricier side, but with the sheer amount of activities available, you might consider it worth the price. Miami has one of the best nightlife scenes in the U.S., and you’ll be able to find countless nightclubs and parties to let loose. Of course, there is Miami Beach, where you can relax, get tan, and go for a swim, along with a variety of other water activities.

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Sweet Escapes On Valentines’ Day

Scratching Your Head Looking For Sweet Escapes On Valentine’s Day? 

Valentine's Day Romantic Getaways
Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaways

Valentine’s Day is one week away! For those who are scratching your head to figure out a romantic getaway, here are some awesome ideas:

Valentine's Day Romantic Getaways
Happy tourists taking a self portrait with phone in front of Duomo cathedral,Milan – Couple travelling in Italy

Enjoy the Last Bit of Winter in a Ski tour

A couple days ago on Groundhog Day, our legendary Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring for 2019 – while the majority of us are glad, this is not necessarily good news for all the snow lovers out there! You’d better cherish the moment and take your loved ones to a ski trip while supply last.

2-Day Vermont Mount Snow Ski Tour from New York

 

Wine is a must: a day trip to Napa Valley

Good wine is a must for any celebrations. For those who are close to the wine country, Valentine’s Day is the perfect timing to take a trip to Napa Valley. You can visit some of the best wineries in the U.S and enjoy wine-tasting.

1-Day Napa Valley, Sonoma Wine Country, and Muir Woods Tour from San Francisco

 

Splurge for the Special Day

Is it possible to get a round trip to Niagara Falls from New York in a day? Yes of course! Surprise your other half with this luxurious excursion to the spectacular view by taking this airplane trip. This is probably a once in a lifetime experience.

1-Day Fly to Niagara Falls Tour from New York

 

Weekend at the Tropical Paradise

One of the many meanings of the word “aloha” is love – which makes Hawaii the place to go if you are looking for an expedition to a tropical island. Enjoy a couple’s spa session, followed by a romantic private dinner at the beach. Sounds like a good plan isn’t it?

3-Day Hawaii Deluxe Tour from Hilo/Honolulu (Big Island)

 

The Disney World Never Gets Old

Pay a visit to the Walt Disney World should always be an ace option for lovebirds – after all, what would be better than celebrating your love in a fairy tale? You can start your day from taking a romantic Carriage ride, to ending it with a kiss under the splendid firework show. Hold on to those Valentine-themed photo shoots – you will be looking at them over and over again remembering this wonderful date.

2-Day Orlando Theme Parks Tour from Miami (2 Parks at Your Choice)

 

For more Valentines’ Day inspirations, check out our Valentines’ Day page https://www.taketours.com/deals/romantic-getaways/

Ski Trip Packing Checklist

What To Pack And Not To Pack? Ski Trip Packing Checklist

Ski Trip Packing Checklist
Ski Trip in Winter

Winter clothes are much bulkier, so before traveling this winter, remember to really think about whether you really need something before packing it! At TakeTours.com, we thought we’d help out with a bit of the anxiety and give you some friendly tips for your ski trip packing checklist you may or may not already be aware of:

  • Consider packing a duffel bag instead of a suitcase; you’ll get a little more wiggle room on storage space. If you prefer a suitcase, we would recommend bringing an empty duffel bag in your suitcase to use on the way back, if needed.
  • Remember to bring WARM clothes, such as sweaters, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, socks (waterproof whenever possible, We recommend hiking socks!).

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TakeTours.com Cyber Monday Sale – featuring tours from as low as $1!

Biggest Discount of the Year! – Join us for Cyber Monday Sale

TakeTours.com Cyber Monday Sale - featuring tours from as low as $1!
Cyber Monday at TakeTours

Cyber Monday is the biggest day for online shopping of the year. Mimicking retail stores, ecommerce has improved on the American tradition of Black Friday. No need for carrying bags or getting stuck in traffic, the best deals can be found right in the comfort of your own home. At TakeTours.com, we have the biggest discounts of the year for this special day sale (November 26th). In fact, tours are starting at just $1!

Opening at midnight on Monday November 26th, dozens of tours will be discounted to the lowest prices we’ve ever advertised! No matter where you are, or where you want to go, TakeTours has a Cyber Monday deal just for you. Shop from the comfort of your home and pick the deal that works for you and your family