The Game of Thrones series has come to an end. But the show can live on if you head across the Atlantic to visit the various filming locations in real life.
Many of these destinations have seen a tourism boom thanks to Game of Thrones fans in the past years. If you want to go see them for yourself, here’s a very useful map.
It was put together by tour company Lawrence of Morocco after Season 5, but even if it is a bit dated, it still features the most recognizable spots in the many countries where the show was filmed.
Here is the map, and we’ll give you our tips to find cheap plane tickets to go there at the end, because while some of these destinations are sometimes featured as is on our curated cheap flight deals page, others aren’t… but that doesn’t mean you should pay full price to go there.
Flying to European destinations for less
This is the most effective tip to fly to Europe for less, yet not many travelers know about it. It’s certainly less convenient but it could save you hundreds of dollars on your flights (Flytrippers’ other cofounder Andrew once saved over $800 on a single ticket to Eastern Europe this way).
You can always save money on travel if you are willing to sacrifice a little bit of convenience, that’s precisely why the myth that travel is expensive is still going strong (unfortunately): most people want travel to be convenient (that can be expensive).
The thing is, flights within Europe are crazy cheap. Usually less than $100 per direction, often even under $50. As long as you avoid July and August of course, which you should do anyway to avoid the crowds of tourists and high accommodation prices (unless you really don’t have a choice).
Last winter, we even took 8 flights for $200 ($25 each). The more flexible you are, the cheaper it is (this is true of anything in the world of travel).
So here’s the trick: instead of paying $1,200 and more to fly to either Croatia, Spain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Malta or even Morocco, you should simply buy the cheapest roundtrip you can find to Europe. From that city, another separate flight to your destination will be pretty cheap in most cases, and the total price will come out much lower than buying the entire itinerary on one ticket.
For example, flights from Canada to London are often $700 roundtrip, and London to Belfast is $80 roundtrip… but Canada to Belfast can be $1,200 or more. Canada to Croatia is also often $1,200… but Canada to Paris is $800 and Paris to Croatia is $200. So you can save hundreds of dollars and get to visit an extra city too!
Obviously, this won’t work 100% of the time and involves a bit more research but it can definitely be worthwhile. We’ll be updating our article with detailed instructions soon, but you can still see the essential.
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For Game of Thrones fans, the destinations on this map are must-sees. And some of them are pretty impressive whether you are a fan or not.
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Cover image: portion of the map (photo credit: Lawrence of Morocco)
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