Insight Vacations Journeys to Winterfell, Dorne and Castle Black

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Tour the settings of the Seven Kingdoms before winter arrives

Insight Vacations journeys to Game of Thrones set for the Water Gardens of Dorne (aka the Alcázar Palace in Seville, Spain)

Insight Vacations journeys to Game of Thrones set for the Water Gardens of Dorne (aka the Alcázar Palace in Seville, Spain)

Insight Vacations®, the leader in luxury and premium escorted journeys, is giving fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” multiple opportunities to explore the countries that served as settings for some of the fantasy series’ scenes and kingdoms.

Insight Vacations®, the leader in luxury and premium escorted journeys, is giving fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” multiple opportunities to explore the countries that served as settings for some of the fantasy series’ scenes and kingdoms. As Season Six premieres, fans can trace the footsteps of their favorite characters on popular itineraries and in a variety of styles.

The “home base” for the series’ production team is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where many of the large interior sets are located – Winterfell, Castle Black, the High Hall of the Eyrie, the Great Sept of Baelor, and several others were filmed here. While the indoor studios are not open to the public, Ireland was used as the standard filming location for generic scenes portraying the frigid regions of the Seven Kingdoms. Insight guests can explore the Emerald Isle’s wildly rich and enchanting landscapes on “Country Roads of Ireland,” encountering ruined castles, quiet lakes, and legendary characters along the way.

Spain has hosted many “Game of Thrones” sets, and it is suggested that a large portion of Season Six will be filmed in this culturally vibrant country. Seville has been frequently utilized as the setting for Dorne, and the Plaza de Toros, an active bullfighting ring, was the ideal location for Meereen’s infamous fighting pit. Guests on the “Highlights of Spain” tour experience Seville’s distinctive character with the guidance of a Local Expert, who presents the passion and history of this fierce the region with the highlight of a Flamenco show and fiery delectable cuisine.

The stunning country of Iceland was used as the set for the frozen landscapes of the Night’s Watch. The frigid lands beyond the Wall were filmed on actual glaciers in Iceland’s national parks, including the glacier at Snæfellsjökull. This awe-inspiring glacier, as well as its surrounding hills, was used to represent the Fist of the First Men, as well as the unforgiving frozen mounts of the Frostfangs. Known as the Jewel of West Iceland and home to the country’s most famous volcano, guests enjoy a fascinating exploration of the park’s many famous sites on “Natural Wonders of Iceland.”

For more information, please visit us at insightvacations.com, and join the conversation using the hashtag #InsightMoments on Facebook and Twitter. For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.

About Insight Vacations
For more than 38 years, Insight Vacations® has been designing the world’s finest escorted travel itineraries. As the experts in Europe, Insight offers over 100 journeys across the continent, covering more of Europe than any other operator. Insight Vacations also offers the same legendary high standards and carefully curated itineraries in North America, South America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations is an exclusive collection of unique journeys that elevate travel beyond the ordinary at every moment. Guests traveling with Luxury Gold stay at the finest hotels, dine on the epicurean regional cuisine at featured Michelin-starred restaurants and enjoy an unmatched collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and sightseeing.

All Insight itineraries are expertly designed for smaller groups with a maximum of just 40 guests. Each tour includes the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as “traveling concierge,” and Signature Experiences that provide a unique and revealing look into the history and culture of each destination. The authentic flavors of each country are celebrated through included Signature Dining experiences, Insight hotels are handpicked for their high quality and desirable central or scenic locations and the Insight motorcoach is specially customized to provide Business Class legroom. With the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration Insight has reimagined vacations to truly escape from the ordinary.

About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.

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