With the upcoming premiere of the final season, fans of Game of Thrones are already feeling bittersweet about the last episodes of their favorite show. Your love for the series doesn’t have to stop with watching it on the couch, instead, book a trip to one of these fantastic locations of the filming of the series for a travel adventure you’ll never forget.
It’s perhaps one of the most recognizable filming locations of the series, and tourism in Dubrovnik has exploded since the premiere of Game of Thrones. It’s the location of Kings Landing and appears in many episodes across several seasons. You can walk the city walls, book guided tours, and see all 19 sites within the historic city walls.
It’s a picturesque city on Croatia’s Adriatic coast and is the perfect place to rent a boat or try a water excursion. GetMyBoat boat owners and tour operators in Dubrovnik offer everything from sightseeing tours to parasailing, letting you explore this ancient gem while relaxing on a boat deck. The waters are a sparkling sapphire blue and in the heat of summer, jumping out for a swim will be a refreshing relief.
Sibenik is another popular destination in Croatia for Game of Thrones fans to visit. It is the filming location from season 5 as the city of Braavos. Sibenik boasts its own host of amazing boating and water experience opportunities. It’s the perfect jumping-off point for island-hopping, jet ski excursions, and city tours from the water. Admire various castles and architectural features of Sibenik from the sea, soaking up the sun as you cruise around with a boat captain to provide a tour.
If you’re traveling to Seville, Spain, there’s no doubt you’ll spend an afternoon exploring the Real Alcazar. This stunning structure is the set for Dorne scenes from Game of Thrones, and it’s even more impressive in real life. Plan to spend a few hours wandering the gardens, and admiring the stunning tile work and fountains of this palace.
After your tour of this famous filming site, make your way to the water for a boat tour or a kayaking trip in Seville. There’s a variety of cruising options to choose from - including a kayak and tapas tour! Eat your way around the city as you paddle and admire the beautiful architecture.
Beyond the studio in Belfast where many of the special effects scenes are shot, Northern Ireland is home to several famous filming locations of Game of Thrones. You can take day trips to the nearby places like Tollymore Forest Park, (the Forest of the North) or venture further out to see many forests and coastal locations of different scenes.
County Antrim, County Down, and County Fermanagh are all regions with various spots that are featured in the series. With a rugged, stunning coastline that was the scene of the Stormlands, it’s also a great place to get out on the water.
Depending on where you end up, you can find and reserve boating experiences like yacht cruises, canoe rentals, or stand-up paddleboarding to relive your favorite scenes and enjoy the beauty of Northern Ireland.
Gozo and other spots of Malta have been used in filming for season one of Game of Thrones. Various locations in Malta are recognizable in other films and even music videos. Unfortunately, the idyllic Azure Window, where Daenerys and Drago had their wedding, a landmark of this important episode of the show collapsed in 2017 after a damaging storm. Despite the loss of this crucial feature of the set, Gozo and surrounding areas of Malta are worthy of a visit for any Game of Thrones fan, and spending time cruising around by boat is a must.
The waters here are a stunning turquoise, and there’s a lot of beautiful architecture to see. From Popeye’s Village to the islands of Gozo and Comino, to the old buildings of Valletta, there’s no reason to not plan at least one day of boating during a visit to Malta.
It’s a well-known fact that Iceland is brimming with hidden gems and stunning scenery, many spots which have served for filming locations in Game of Thrones. Most of the scenes were filmed in National Parks and areas of glaciers, like North of Westeros, Jon and Ygritte's Love Nest, and "North of the Wall," so there aren’t as many boating opportunities right on these sets, but you can revel in all the natural beauty of Iceland on various boat tours and other outdoorsy experiences. If you want to see glaciers up close, book a whale-watching tour and experience the magic of Iceland after hiking to the famous filming spots.
While many of the more captivating filming sites of season three of Game of Thrones are inland in Morocco, Essaouira is one coastal place that hosted the series. Venture here to see where Daenerys meets the Unsullied Arm (season 3, episode 4). With its medieval city walls right on the sea, it’s a picturesque spot in Morocco to spend a few nights or enjoy as a day trip from Marrakech or other major cities.
If you want to get out and enjoy the sea, book a surfing lesson or other watersports experience with GetMyBoat during your stay in Essaouira. It will be a great way to cool off after touring the city walls in the Moroccan sunshine.
If you love the show, don’t let the obsession end when the series does. Book a trip to a Game of Thrones location in 2019 for an adventure you’ll never forget, and don't forget to tag us in your photos (@GetMyBoat) if you're out on the water.