Okay - I confess. I am a die-hard fan of Game of Thrones..an addict, a binge-watcher. I've even nicknamed my little Shorkie "Tyrion" because I see some of his personality in her. I root for Arya Stark when she seeks her revenge. I live for the day when Daenerys and Tyrion put the Lannisters down. But, as an avid traveler, I am fascinated by the castles and ruins and landscape of every scene. I simply want to be there and see it all - up close and personal!
And now...here is our chance GOT fans! What a perfect gift for the Game of Thrones fans in your life...especially if you BOOK BY JANUARY 12TH because YOUR COMPANION FLIES FOR FREE! Yes...FREE...for your choice of dates between June 11 - Sept 17, 2017.
From the very first episodes through the latest season, this series has used dozens of locations throughout the beautiful landscapes of Northern Ireland. Available exclusively through Groupit Travel, now you can experience for yourself some of the key locations used for filming the popular series...beautiful Downhill Strand where Melisandre and Stannis Baratheon burn the statues of the Seven...the sprawling Castle Ward complex, transformed into Winterfell, home of the House of Stark...the unique Dark Hedges, scene of Kingsroad in season two...the filming locations for the Iron Islands...and more!
Day 1: Dublin Arrival
Start in County Meath and visit the impressive Trim Castle, founded in 1173 by the Norman, Hugh de Lacy, and where a scene from Braveheart was filmed. The castle is one of the largest and best preserved in Ireland. Check into your hotel and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your fellow travelers. Your evening includes a visit from Trim Living History to view and see a demonstration of Medieval weapons and armor.
Day 2: Binevenagh Mountain, Downhill Strand & Mussenden Temple
Leave Trim and start exploring Westeros from the television series as you pass the beautifully remote Binevenagh Mountain and visit the early Christian settlement of Monasterboice. Drive to Downhill Strand, known in the series as Dragonstone. Continue exploring the dramatic coastline and visit Mussenden Temple, built in 1785, this building is now one of the most photographed in Ireland.
Day 3: Dunluce Castle & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Drive to visit the picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle, which is perched atop basalt rock jutting out over the sea. The castle was filmed in the popular television series as the House of Greyjoy on the Iron Islands. Continue your journey to the unique and legendary Giant’s Causeway, made of hexagonal columns formed 60 million years ago. End your day exploring the Seven Kingdoms with a visit to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
Day 4: Dark Hedges, Cairncastle & Shillanavogy Valley
Leave your hotel this morning and continue your journey as you drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, for lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Pass the Dark Hedges in County Antrim, where Arya Stark made her escape down Kingsroad in season two. Explore the Cushendun Caves where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow creature. Continue your travels to stop and view Cairncastle, an open area of many hills and beauty and used to film scenes from season one, four and five. Visit Shillanavogy Valley which sits under the Slemish Mountain and enjoy a close up look at the area filmed as the Dothraki grasslands.
Day 5: Belfast Sightseeing & Shane’s Castle
Embark on a sightseeing tour around Belfast, including the University area, and visit Crumlin Road Gaol to learn about the jail’s 150 year history. Travel along the shores of Lough Neagh to Shane’s Castle, built in the 1300’s on the edge of the lake. The lough and castle were used in seasons one and five. The caverns underneath are used for filming the crypts in Winterfell. Return to Belfast for dinner with your group in the hotel restaurant tonight.
Day 6: Tollymore Forest Park & Castle Ward
Drive along the scenic Strangford Lough – an area with close ties to St. Patrick. It was transformed into the Narrow Sea for the television series. Visit the haunting ruins of Inch Abbey, and explore Tollymore Forest Park in County Down. Spend some time at Castle Ward, a 14th century castle complex transformed into Winterfell, home of the Starks, for filming of the series. Enjoy admission to the movie set, dress up in authentic outfits, and pose for countless photo opportunities. Drive to your hotel in Newcastle for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Depart Dublin for Home
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; D: Dinner
To redeem the Companion Fly Free offer, both passengers must be booked on the same flight with Aer Lingus, American, United, or Delta Airlines and place a $350 per person deposit on the land portion of the tour. Air purchase is instant...meaning you'll have to pay for the airline ticket up front when we book you.
If you're interested in learning more about this incredible travel opportunity, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 919-578-9028, ext. 101. And here's hoping we run into our favorite cast members while we're there!
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