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Viator, Inc.

April 21, 2016 09:39 ET

"Game of Thrones" Goes on Vacation: Perfect Travel Experiences for Five Popular Characters

April 24th Premiere Sparks Viator 3-Day Flash Sale With 15% Off Game of Thrones Tours

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2016) -  Ever wondered what the characters of Game of Thrones would be like on vacation? (Hello, can you say, "travel insurance?") The team at Viator, a TripAdvisor company and the leading resource for exclusive Game of Thrones tours, has. Using the traits portrayed on screen, Viator has selected the perfect tour for five of the series' most popular characters. And as the U.S. premiere date of April 24th nears, Viator heralds the new season of "Game of Thrones" with a special 3-day sale on all tours to filming sites along with the debut of an epic and inspiring infographic -- "Game of Thrones by Viator."

The Character: Tyrion Lannister 
The Tour: The Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl in Dublin - Led by two professional musicians, this tour includes stops at some of Dublin's most iconic pubs that could themselves be part of the GoT backdrop and frequented by Tyrion with names like Temple Bar, Oliver St. John Gogarty's and Isoldes Tower. Cobbled back alleys along the River Liffey provide the route traveled by this band of merry music makers.

The Character: Daenerys Targaryen (aka Khaleesi) - "Mother of Dragons"
The Tour: Dragon's Back Hiking Tour in Hong Kong Island - An escape from the hectic city center, brave travelers navigate the undulating ridge that resembles a dragon's back, and are rewarded with stunning views of southern Hong Kong Island and its surrounds. Hikers descend to Big Wave Bay where they can jump in for a swim, rent a board for surfing or relax on the beach.

The Character: Arya Stark
The Tour: Roman Gladiator School; Learn to Become a Gladiator - Hone your sword skills like Arya under the guidance of members of the Historic Group of Rome near the Colosseum on the historic Appian Way. Class begins in full costume: traditional belt, tunic, leather gloves and training sword (rudis). Learn the basic skills before summoning your imagination to fight off ferocious lions and battle other sword-wielding gladiators.

The Character: Sansa Stark
The Tour: Paris Shopping Tour Discount Couture - While Sansa was almost Queen, you don't need a royal's budget to dress like one. Meet your guide, a local fashion insider, in the 6th arrondissement and set off on a walking tour of the city's best-kept secrets for designer discounts. Visit resale shops where fashion editors and photographers sell garments from photo shoots and off the runways at steep discounts as well as sample sales where you can find one-off items, prototypes and pieces from last season's collections.

The Character: Jon Snow - Member of the Night's Watch
The Tour: Lake Myvatn Day Trip from Akureyri - Explore the countryside of Northern Iceland (aka "North of the Wall" where Jon's lost love resided) on this (very) full day tour. Stop at the Goðafoss waterfall, where sheets of water crash down across a 30-meter-wide cliff, continue to Dimmuborgir to see towering rock pillars created by a volcanic eruption about 2,000 years ago, then explore the warm underground river at the Grjótagjá rift. After a break for dinner take a dip in the soothing Mývatn Nature Baths.

Walk the GoT Walk
Ranked among some of TripAdvisor's most well rated activities; the "Game of Thrones" can be yours for the taking. Travelers can put themselves in the shoes of the characters and experience the stunning landscapes and architecture that are such important elements of the series with nearly 20 Game of Thrones-themed tours across Europe (Croatia, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Malta, and Spain) and Morocco. The Viator Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour of Dubrovnik, available only through Viator, includes an exploration of King's Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. The new Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Panoramic Cruise with Karaka brings travelers aboard the very same ship that sailed Daenerys Targaryen. Spain has become a prominent filming location for the series and related tours include Viator Exclusive: Game Of Thrones Guided Day Trip to Girona from Barcelona (for King's Landing with a Spanish twist) and the Seville and Osuna Guided Game of Thrones Tour (Danzak´s fighting pit and Southern Westeros).

Tweet All About It - 15% off GOT Tours Premiere Weekend
Travelers who want a first-hand, Game of Thrones experience can take advantage of Viator's GoT premiere weekend promo. From April 22 to 25, travelers will be directed through special links on Facebook (ViatorTours), Instagram (ViatorTravel), Twitter (ViatorTravel), Pinterest (ViatorTravel), Tumblr (ViatorTravel) and G+ (Viator) to activate the 15% discount on all GoT tour purchases. Viator email subscribers will also receive access to the special promotion, and sign-up is free and easy.

For more information on Viator's Game of Thrones experiences and some fun facts -- including the average price per hour of filming the Game of Thrones vs. the average price per hour of taking a Game of Thrones tour -- check out this awe-inspiring GoT infographic created by Viator. Find the latest deals, promotions, contests and news at www.viator.com or follow Viator on Facebook (ViatorTours) and Twitter (ViatorTravel).

About Viator
Viator, a TripAdvisor company, is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 2,000 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator's 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 1 million verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do. In addition to the flagship site -- Viator.com -- travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world's top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator -- travel with an insider.