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.

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

Easter at the Vatican!

Is the Vatican City in your bucket list?

Easter at the Vatican!
The Vatican

Easter Sunday is celebrated in many ways around the world. Many Americans identify Easter with pastel-colored eggs and a big, fluffy bunny that leaves candy for children. The history behind Easter tells a very different story, centered around the Christian religion, Easter is a feast that ends a 40 day stretch of fasting and penance. In combination with the spring-time weather, Easter at the Vatican marks a time of renewal.

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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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President Day Weekend: Affordable Pre-Spring Destinations

 

Get Inspired by the 5 Best Spring Destinations in the U.S.

President Day long weekend is right around the corner! This time of the year is perfect for a 3-day excursion to embrace nature if you are tired of the cold weather. Taketours picked out 5 best destinations for the season, get inspired and pack your bags!

Waves breaking on the rocks on a sunny day during a spectacular ocean view on the Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Honolulu, HI
February in Hawaii is part of the big wave season, various of surfing competitions are held at the North Shore of Oahu. In addition to the blue blue oceans, the weather is not bad by this time of the year as well. Plus the more affordable price compared with the winter holiday season, a trip to Honolulu satisfies all needs.
3-Day Hawaii Honolulu, Pearl Harbor Tour from Honolulu with Round Trip Airport Transfer

Yosemite National Park, CA
In the middle of February, it is time for the famous “Fire Fall” view in Yosemite National Park. When the sunlight hits the Horsetail Fall in Yosemite Valley, it would appear as if there is lava streaming down the cliff. This rare scene can be only witnessed on a couple of special dates around mid-February, so try your luck!
3-Day San Francisco, Yosemite, 17 Miles Drive and Monterey Tour from Los Angeles

Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon is worth visiting any time of the year – you will not find such wonderfulness of nature elsewhere. Fewer crowds will be gathered at the Canyon – good news for photographers. Early spring also brings the milder temperature to the national park, and visitors can witness the splendid sunset at the rocky peaks cloaked with colorful hues.
3-Day Grand Canyon South Rim, Las Vegas Tour from Los Angeles

Niagara Falls, NY
Winter in Niagara Falls is even more fascinating than the summertime. The great fall will be frozen like an ice-coated fortress, a spectacular scene you would not find anywhere else.
2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York/New Jersey

Everglades National Park, FL
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wildlife conservation in the United States. The national park’s distinct location just above the Caribbean islands makes it home for thousands of hundreds of wildlife species. Winter dry season is the best time for wildlife viewing in the park – those alligators and water birds will congregate by the water, perfect for observation.
3-Day Miami, Everglades Park All Inclusive Tour from Orlando

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Japan And South Korea: Two New Destinations To Explore

Explore Japan And South Korea. Two Beautiful Destinations Not To Be Overlooked.

Mount Fuji and Cherry Tree
Mount Fuji and Cherry Tree

Japan and South Korea are two countries you need to witness, breath, experience and feel for yourself. From high speed trains with bento boxes to feast along the way, intriguing fire rituals at Shinto shrines, to bathing in rejuvenating hot springs after a long day of activities. Japan and South Korea will have you coming back for more!

TakeTours is excited to provide customers with more destination options in Asia. The first tours have been released in partnership with leading local tour operators in Japan and South Korea. We expect to release more tours and vacation packages across Asia in the upcoming months as we establish partnerships with the major tour companies in the region. It’s exciting to expand tour services in these two countries, giving customers more options to travel!

Himeji, Japan – April 3, 2016: Himeji Castle with beautiful cherry blossom in spring season. It is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture

Japan is known for being a sovereign island country in East Asia. It is often called the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Korea is the perfect balance between modern and traditional. It’s also known for some delicious food like their famous BBQ and exotic kimchi. Every year, these two beautiful countries host millions of tourists looking to explore and learn the countries’ fascinating history.

Korean style architecture at Bukchon Hanok Village
Traditional Korean style architecture at Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea.

FIT (Free Independent Travelers) are becoming an increasingly popular and affordable option compared to customized/private tours or personal tours. We are excited to help travelers easily search, compare and book tour tickets online as they arrange their East Asia trips.

Crowds pass below colorful signs in Akihabara
Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2015: Crowds pass below colorful signs in Akihabara. The well known electronics district specializes in the sales of video games, anime, manga, and computer goods.

Our partners offer sightseeing tours and vacation packages from one day to multi-days. Tours in Japan and Korea can be taken from bustling Tokyo and zen-like Kyoto to playful Osaka and connect to popular destinations like Nara, Todaiji, Nagoya, Gangwondo and more.

Tour packages  include transportation and hotel accommodations for the duration of the trip. Don’t let us tell you everything. Start planning your Asia getaway today and see it first hand.