Explore the ‘Seven Kingdoms’ and Beyond with Insight Vacations

first_imgDELRAY BEACH, Fla., July 18, 2017 – The seventh and penultimate season of HBO’s much-loved show “Game of Thrones” is finally here! Any fan worth their Valyrian steel sword will be glued to the TV for the next few weeks to learn the fate of Jon Snow, Daenerys, Cersei, Littlefinger, Melisandre  – and all the other characters that have enthralled and enraged them for the past six years. If simply watching the show isn’t enough, Insight Vacations® can help fans of the epic fantasy series walk in the footsteps of their favorite characters. The glorious landscapes, cities and monuments of Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and Croatia served as settings for the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, from frigid Castle Black to balmy Meereen. Insight, the leader in luxury and premium escorted journeys, offers dozens of itineraries in these countries. And while Insight can’t provide a dragon for transport, they can get you there in the comfort of a luxury motor coach, with an expert Tour Director at the helm. It should come as no surprise that Iceland’s stark, snowy landscapes stand in for the frigid lands “beyond the wall” where the Wildlings, the Night’s Watch and the White Walkers battle it out. The awe-inspiring glacier and surrounding hills in Snæfellsjökull National Park depict series landmarks like The Fist of the First Men and the unforgiving Frostfang mountains. Known as “the jewel of western Iceland” and home to the country’s most famous volcano, the park’s many famous and fascinating sites can be explored by Insight guests on the 10-day “ Natural Wonders of Iceland” itinerary. No “Game of Thrones” travel guide would be complete without a nod to Croatia. Krka National Parkwas used to shoot many of the countryside scenes in the series, and the exquisite fortress city ofDubrovnik is instantly recognizable as King’s Landing. Dubrovnik, with its Venetian gothic architecture and marble-paved renaissance squares, was also used in scenes depicting Qarth and Slaver’s Bay. Insight offers several itineraries that highlight the beauty of Krka or Dubrovnik, including “ Country Roads of Croatia,” “Eastern Capitals and the Dalmatian Riviera,” “ Treasures of the Balkans” and“Dalmatian Elegance.” Spain has been the scene of many “Game of Thrones” shoots. The city of Seville has been frequently used as the setting for Dorne, and the Plaza de Toros, an active bullfighting ring, appears in the show as Meereen’s infamous fighting pit. Guests on the “Highlights of Spain” tour not only get to immerse themselves in Seville’s distinctive “Dornish” architecture, culture and history, but also explore four other cities, see a fiery flamenco show, and indulge in delectable Spanish cuisine. Northern Ireland is not only where the show’s interior scenes are filmed – sound stages in Belfast double as Winterfell, Castle Black, the High Hall of the Eyrie, and the Great Sept of Baelor – it’s also where many of the outdoor scenes depicting the Seven Kingdoms are shot. On Insight’s “Country Roads of Ireland,” the Emerald Isle’s wildly rich and enchanting landscape, ruined castles, and quiet lakes make guests feel as if they’ve traveled right into the heart of Westeros, whether they’re Team Stark or Team Lannister. For reservations, agents can contact Insight Vacations at 800-582-8380. Insight pays a minimum of 10% commission on land.For more information, please visit us at www.insightvacations.com, and join the conversation using the hashtag #INSIGHTVACATIONS or #INSIGHTMOMENTS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  About Insight Vacations Insight Vacations® is “in a class of its own,” providing premium escorted journeys that embody The Art of Touring in Style® . Guests are introduced to more than 50 countries in Europe and North America, with destinations expertly brought to life by renowned Tour Directors. Now is the time to take pleasure in authentic Signature Experiences, exciting regional cuisine and excellent hotels always handpicked for their great locations in the heart of the action. Guests enjoy a variety of smaller group touring styles guaranteed to suit all preferences and fulfill travel dreams. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive Officer, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. As an official Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, TTC is dedicated to bringing the industry together with a shared goal of benefiting local communities and the environment.last_img

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