HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ending this summer
If we’ve learned anything from the last season of “Game of Thrones,” we know that winter is here. Although the time is near for fans to say goodbye to HBO’s beloved show, the world of Westeros lives on through CIE Tours International. With tour stops ranging from the rolling hills of Winterfell in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to the icy chill from Beyond the Wall in Iceland, CIE Tours is a leading resource for everything “Game of Thrones.”
Ireland and Iceland are two of the top destinations made famous by “Game of Thrones.” With the help from CIE Tours’ native guides, travelers can explore the gorgeous scenery that has served as the shows backdrop for eight seasons.
For fans who want an uninterrupted Westeros adventure, custom group tours are also available to craft private itineraries with help from native insight. Sites available for custom groups include a trip down “the Kings Road” at the Dark Hedges and a tour of Castle Ward, which is home to House Stark at Winterfell.
Here are just a few itineraries that are sure to excite any “Game of Thrones” fan:
- Northern Welcome: Travelers start at the Glens of Antrim – known as “The Dothraki Sea” on the show – where fans can practice speaking Dothraki while looking out at the photogenic Causeway Coast. Fans will also recognize the site for the fatal scene where Ned Stark beheads the traitor from the Nights Watch. Other tour highlights include a trip to the natural wonder of The Giant’s Causeway; Belfast, with its Victorian architecture and Titanic Belfast; and a stop in Dublin, which includes a visit to the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis.
- Jewels of Ireland: This aptly named tour takes guests on a 14-day adventure that spans the country. Travelers can learn to “pay the iron price” at Ballintoy – site of the fictional Iron Islands, which is home to House Greyjoy. More photogenic destinations follow, including The Dingle Peninsula’s Slea Head Drive; the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet from the Atlantic; and Slieve League—Europe’s highest sea cliffs.
- Taste of Iceland: Located just 45 minutes from the culture and attractions in Reykjavik, travelers will venture through Thingvellir National Park – known as the impregnable Eyrie, one of the sites featured on Arya Stark’s journey with The Hound. Next, life Beyond the Wall begins in Skaftafell National Park. The area’s wintery landscape will immediately be recognized as home to the Night’s Watch, Wildlings and the dreaded White Walkers.