One of the most popular television shows of all time, Game of Thrones has captured the hearts and imaginations of many all across the world. For those of you who want to experience all of your favorite locations in person, here are some of the best Game of Thrones inspired tours to take.
Iceland: Game of Thrones Tour, Reykjavik – Gray Line
The brutal and mysterious landscape of Iceland has featured heavily in the television series, and this tour takes you to some of the show’s most popular Icelandic filming locations. The incredible landscape at the Pingvellir National Park will be one of the first sights that you see, including the Trail of the Wildings from North of the Wall and the stomping ground of the White Walkers. You will also be able to explore the Settlement Era Viking Lodge, which is where a number of intricate scenes were shot, and is also the site of one of the most disturbing massacres to be featured on the show.
Malta: Game of Thrones Group Tour – Malta Film Tours
This Game of Thrones tour, offered by Malta Film Tours, is organized and led by two local actors who actually took part in the first season of the series, meaning that it does not really get much more authentic than this, as you will also be able to hear all about the experiences that come from working on the show. The first location that you will visit on the tour is The Gardens of King’s Landing, followed on by the Tower of the Hand. The Shadow Cliffs and the Red Waste come next, followed by King’s Gate, which was the main entrance to King’s Landing. Those who are fans of Ned in particular will especially appreciate the visit to the Main Square, as well as the Street of Steel and Tobho Mott’s Smithy, which was where Ned discovers Gendry. Many of these locations are only available to this particular tour, and the actors leading it have worked alongside the show’s biggest stars, making this the tour of choice in Malta.
Northern Ireland: Stones and Thrones Tour – City Tours Belfast
With Northern Ireland being the primary filming location for Game of Thrones, it comes as no surprise that there are a multitude of tours to choose from here. However, one of the finest has to be the Stones and Thrones Tour, offered up by City Tours Belfast. This is another tour in which you will be able to discover plenty of insider information, as the transportation company used is the same one that transports the cast and crew around the area.
There are two tours to choose from, each lasting around one and a half hours. The first is the Westeros tour, which includes the Giant’s Causeway, as well as other locations such as Cairncastle from the beheading scene, Dunluce Castle, known as Castle Greyjoy on the show, and The Dark Hedges, or the King’s Road. The second is the Winterfell Tour which includes the exclusive opportunity to meet Direwolf Pups Thor and Odin from the show.
Each of these tours provides you with an exclusive insight into Game of Thrones, as well as plenty of photo opportunities. Even if you are not a huge fan of the show, the majority of the stops that each of these tours will make is at a naturally beautiful or historic site, meaning that they are still well worth seeing.