8 Days in Spain (Game of Thrones Tour)

AESU

September 1 – 8, 2018 I will be traveling to Madrid, Seville, Granada and Barcelona, Spain through AESU travel.

Complete tour details HERE.

DAY 1: TRAVEL TO MADRID

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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.

Meals: In-flight

DAY 2: MADRID

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Retiro Park / Puerta del Sol / Cervantes Monument

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.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: MADRID – SEVILLE

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Gardens of the Alcazar / Gardens of the Alcazar / Ruins of Italica

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.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: SEVILLE

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Osuna’s Renaissance Bull Ring / Game of Thrones Scene – Khaleesi / Casa Curro

Today 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Options: Osuna Excursion

DAY 5: SEVILLE – CORDOBA – GRANADA

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Cordoba / Tyrion and Varys by crossing the Guadalquivir River by way of the Roman Bridge of Cordoba/ Long Bridge of Volantis

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.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6: GRANADA – BARCELONA

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Alhambra / Dornish Water Gardens / Costa Brava

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

DAY 7: BARCELONA

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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 Montjuic 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Options: Girona and Sailing Excursion

DAY 8: US DEPARTURE

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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