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Game of Thrones Private tours

Spain

See the landscapes of the Game of Thrones filming locations in Spain. Your personal guide will extend this experience with details of local culture and history. 

It was filmed and will be filmed in several exotic locations.

Sophia's Travel, an award winning US based travel agency is pleased to announce several tours specifically created to visit
these locations.

Sophia's Travel has brought to you other tours in the past associated with Band of Brother's, Harry Potter, and the
Fabled Grimm Brothers stories and rhymes on locations associated with the books and movies.

Our fourth installment is on location in Spain.  

This is a sample itinerary customized for each client

Game of Thrones, Spain

 

Day 1  Arrival Barcelona, meet and greet in airport. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight 5* Eurostars Barcelona design or similar

DAY 2, Barcelona 
Breakfast

Our point of entry to Barcelona is the historical district. We will see one of the most beautiful examples of the Catalan Gothic style
with the imposing Santa Maria del Mar church. From there we will head towards the Gothic quarter where we will see the Cathedral,
the Palau de la Generalitat, the Town Hall, the small streets that lead to the Plaza Real. La Rambla, an area joining the statue of Columbus
 with the Plaza Catalunya, passing through the Boqueria Market. 

Break for lunch (not included)

We resume our visit to Barcelona's Modernist expression on its most emblematic street, the Paseo de Gracia. This and other
adjacent and parallel streets comprise numerous private residences designed by Domenech and Gaudi, as well as by other architects
from Catalonia's most powerful bourgeois period. One prominent block is the Manzana de la Discordia where Gaudi's Casa Batllo,
Domenech's Casa Lleo, Morera and Puig  Cadafalch's Casa Amatller stand in rivalry with each other.

These artists also created the masterpiece La Pedrera, the Montaner i Simon Publishing House, and the Casa de les Punxes on
Diagonal street, respectively.

The industrial Guell family commissioned many works from Gaudi's of which we will see the Guell Park.
The Avenida Diagonal will take us to the great Modernist artist Antonio Gaud's masterful, albeit unfinished work, the Sagrada Familia. 

Overnight 5* Eurostars Barcelona design or similar

DAY 3, Barcelona / Excursion Canet de Mar  and Girona  (10 hours)

Breakfast

We will travel to Canet de Mar and will see the fantastic Castillo de Santa Florentina, where scenes for the 6th
season will be filmed even it is still unknown which of the Kingdoms will this Castle simulate.

Continue to Girona 

The origins of Girona trace back to the Roman age: we will discover its history while visiting the wonderful Romanesque
and Gothic Cathedral with its famous tapestry of the Creation as well as the well preserved Jewish quarter, the
Call of Girona. 
It seems both, the Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter "El Call" have also been selected for the 06th Season
of the series Game of Thrones. Even it is not sure, it seems scenes representing Oldtown (with new Greyjoy
and Tarly) will be filmed here
.

Return to Barcelona

Overnight 5* Eurostars Barcelona design or similar


DAY 4, BARCELONA - Peniscola - Valencia
Breakfast

Travel to Peniscola, tour 2 hours
Although it is not known which scenarios have been chosen, it seems the Castle Castillo de Papa Luna from
13
th
 and 14th Centuries, could represent the Principality of Dorne, as occurred with the Real Alcazar of Seville. 

The castle is located on the highest point of the city. It was built by the Knights Templar on the remains of an old Moorish citadel.
It was built with walls of carved stone. Most of the rooms had barrel vaults. It is a sober and solid construction. It was the residence
of Benedict XIII, who turned it into a palace and papal library when he moved to Peniscola in 1411.

Continue to Valencia for overnight.

Tour Valencia for 3 hours.

We will have the opportunity to discover Valencia. Our visit will start in the heart of the city where we can see a portion of the ancient
Roman walls adjacent to Arab additions and the medieval Christian gates.
Currently it is the Gothic Cathedral with its Miquelet tower that takes center stage. The Arab-designed narrow streets reveal a city
once encircled by rivers. A stroll through the side streets takes us to shopping centers, the Plaza Redonda, the Market, and finally,
the great symbol of Valencian power, the Silk Exchange from the 15th century.
Since the age of the Caliphs, the Tribunal of Water for the Gardens of Valencia has gathered at one of the cathedral portals to
render judgment in medieval and effective manner over abuses of their most precious commodity: water. 

Overnight in Valencia 5* Hotel Hospes Palau Del Mar or similar

DAY 5, Valencia - Almeria - Granada            

Breakfast

We will enter Andalucia.
Visit Almeria (2 hours )

Our first stop will be in Almeria, whose Fortress Alcasaba also been selected for the 06th
 Season.

Continue to Granada and overnight

Overnight in Granada, Hotel Hospes Palacio Del Bailio or similar

DAY 6, Granada

Breakfast

Visit Granada (2,5 hrs):

We begin our journey in La Alhambra, masterful work of the Nazrids, the last dynasty of the Hispanic Muslims.
In its rooms, patios and gardens, we understand the fascination that water and vegetation have wielded over the Islamic culture,
and how we are still today seduced by their legendary romantic tales. We will attempt to appreciate, despite the obvious contrasts,
the beauty of the Palace of Emperor Carlos V.

A stroll through the Albaicin district reveals the well known Arab facet of the Andalusian culture, prior to discovering the mark
left on Granada by a Christian Spain: the Renaissance Cathedral with the Royal Chapel and the tombstones of the Catholic Kings. 
Finally, we will wander through the old district, the lively Plaza Bib-Rambla and the narrow streets that surround it. 

Optional:
enjoy a Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte Quarter

Overnight in Granada, Hotel MA Nazaries Business or similar


DAY 7, Granada - Cordoba

Breakfast

Travel to Cordoba

Visit Cordoba (2.5 hours)
 
The Roman Bridge of Cordoba will serve in the 5th Season to recreate the entrance to the City of Volantis.

Cordoba was likely the most powerful city in Al-Andalus, and was so in its most spectacular phase. The great mosque bears
witness to this period, very well preserved despite, or perhaps because of, its conversion to a cathedral.
A worship center for the third religion is not lacking; a Jewish synagogue surrounded by its aljama or Jewish Quarter and the
remembrance of the great rabbinic thinkers. 
We finish the day with a stroll through the streets of the old district and its charming patios.

Overnight in Cordoba
  Hospes Palacio Del Bailio or similar

DAY 8, Cordoba - Osuna - Sevilla           

Breakfast

Travel to Osuna

Visit Osuna (2,5 hours)

Osuna, whose Bullfightarena from the beginning of the 20th
 Century served as one of the most important scenes of the
Season with an impressive Combat of Gladiatiors in Meereen presided by Daenerys, that can be seen in the 9
th
 Episode
of the 5
th
 Season.

Continue to Sevilla

Overnight in Sevilla 5* Hotel Palacio Villapanes or similar

DAY 9, Sevilla

Breakfast

Visit Sevilla (3 hours)

Of the three capitals that the Muslims had in Andalusia, it was Seville that the Christian kings chose for themselves. 

King Pedro I had the Royal Palaces built, one of the most prominent works of Mudejar style art.  

This Palace "Real Alcazar de Sevilla" recreates Dorne in the 5th Season, with popular characters such as Nikolaj Coster
Waldau and Jerome Flynn. Only two sequences where filmed in the interior of the Alcazar, in the Room "Salon de Embajadores"
but also the Gardens, fountains and ponds of the Monument represent other areas of the Kingdom of Dorne.

We will continue visiting other monuments of the city. Here too the imposing Gothic Cathedral occupies the grounds of the mosque, leaving only the Patio de los Naranjos and the ancient minaret, the Giralda bell tower from which one can enjoy a panoramic view of all Seville. A stroll through the picturesque quarters such as Santa Cruz, beckon us to savor a special selection of tapas.

Overnight in Sevilla 5* Hotel Palacio Villapanes or similar

DAY 10, Sevilla - Madrid

Breakfast

Travel to Madrid

VISIT Madrid (4 hrs):

A first glimpse of Madrid provided by a scenic tour will allow us to appreciate the dimension and beauty of this city of three million
inhabitants and its urban development over the last 150 years. We will see the vital points of the city, the Paseo de la Castellana,
the Manzanares River, Alcala Street and Gran Via; the Salamanca district, urban expressions from the Arturo Soria garden-city
to the more recent Plaza de Castilla district, the Colon, Espana and Atocha squares, and extensive green areas.

Overnight in Madrid 5* Hotel Villa Real or similar


DAY 11, Madrid Departure

Breakfast or picnic bag due to early departure.

Transfer to the Madrid Airport for departure.

 

This is a sample itinerary customized for each client

From $20,500  price for 2 people

The program cost includes:

  • Accommodations per itinerary, 5* hotels,  tax and breakfast daiy included

  • 24 Hour Emergency Assistance

  • Private driver per itinerary

  • English speaking private guides with knowledge of Game of Thrones  per itinerary in each location

  • Entrance fees per itinerary

  • Private Airport transfers

 Program price does not include:

  • Meals and drinks others than those listed

  • Airfare, Insurance

  • Gratuities, Personal expenses

 

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