For over 20 years, George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books have transported us to exotic locales without leaving the library. Then the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones, showed us where to find these destinations in our own world. The stairs of the Great Sept, the fighting pits of Meereen, the Water Gardens of Dorne, they’re all real locations and they’re waiting for you in Spain!
Discover Spain combines the best of Spain with exhilarating Game of Thrones filming locations. AESU will highlight our favorite GOT scenes within Spain’s best known cities and take you to the hidden towns, forever changed by the GOT franchise. AESU organizes all the details so you can focus on immersing yourself in the scenery of Westeros and Essos and the beauty and culture of Spain.
Experience the Spanish style of living in Madrid and the culture of Seville. Taste the cuisine
of Granada and marvel at the architecture of Barcelona, all the while imagining yourself
adventuring through Dorne, Braavos, King’s Landing, Meereen and more.
Travel to Madrid
Take off on your overnight flight to indescribable Madrid and start a one-of-a-kind, European adventure, where you’ll see the real-life cities and architecture that inspired the most exotic imagery in the Game of Thrones universe.
Use this free afternoon in Spain’s capital to explore Retiro Park and Madrid’s colorful plazas. Visit the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes monument, perfect photo ops. Tonight meet fellow travelers at our orientation and savor local specialties at a traditional, Spanish tapas dinner.
Madrid and Seville
This morning, we travel south by train to Seville where the Moorish architecture will inspire us as it did the Game of Thrones producers. On our city tour, we will visit places that evoke the striking landscapes of Dorne and the imposing architecture of Kings Landing. We’ll explore ancient Roman fortresses and medieval palaces, all the while imagining ourselves feeding Daenerys’ dragons in the ruins of Italica
or challenging the Thirteen in the gardens of the Alcazar.
This morning, adopt the Spanish pace of living. Enjoy a free day of exploring to fully embrace the culture of Seville. You can also join us for an optional tour to the small town of Osuna, a town that was home to the Game of Thrones cast and crew during season 5. We will visit Osuna’s renaissance bull ring, the filming location for the Daznak’s Pit scenes. Grab lunch at Casa Curro, the favorite restaurant of the GOT cast. Then return to Seville to continue the afternoon at your leisure.
Options: Osuna Excursion
Seville, Cordoba, Granada
Today, join us on a morning trip to Cordoba, the Andalusian equivalent of Volantis. Follow in the footsteps of Tyrion and Varys by crossing the Guadalquivir River by way of the Roman Bridge of Cordoba, which doubles as the Long Bridge of Volantis. Then climb the Torre del Oro and channel Samwell Tarley exploring the High Tower of Oldtown. This evening, a quick train ride takes us
through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the hilltop city of Granada.
Granada and Barcelona
After breakfast, join us for a guided tour through Granada’s historical sites, followed by a trip to the Alhambra. Be dazzled by the reflecting pools and carved walls that inspired the Dornish Water Gardens. Tonight we board a high-speed train to Barcelona. With the blue Mediterranean by our side, we zigzag along the Costa Brava and in just over 5 hours we make our way to Barcelona, the ‘city of dreams’. Upon arrival, join us for a late night dinner at a local, Catalonian restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Use your free day in Barcelona to see Gaudi’s art nouveau cathedral, the Picasso Museum, and the flower markets of Las Ramblas or take the funicular up to Montjuich for a panoramic view of the harbor. You can also join our final optional excursion. It begins with one last GOT adventure in Girona, the city where the Braavos market scenes are filmed. Deliberate over season 7 rumors on the stairs that
Jaime rode up to challenge the High Sparrow or relive Arya’s flight from the Waif in the winding, medieval streets. Then we return to Barcelona and enjoy a relaxing lunch aboard a private sailboat, enjoying the Spanish sun while the Mediterranean coastline passes by. Use the rest of your
free afternoon for some last-minute souvenir shopping and then see an authentic Flamenco show with us as a farewell to our Spanish, GOT adventure.
Options: Girona and Sailing Excursion
It’s not good bye, just hasta luego! Today we fly home with memories to last a lifetime or at least until the next season premier.
Meals: Breakfast, In-flight
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