If you weren't too disgusted at the ending of "Game of Thrones," we have good news for you: You can continue the Westeros adventures with a cruise to the HBO mega-hit's filming locations through Cruise Croatia.
The luxury cruise will set sail in July or August 2020 with prices starting at $1,895 per person for a lower deck cabin and $2,395 for a VIP cabin with a private balcony. Why so pricey? Well, for one, it's pretty exclusive: Only 38 passengers will be on board. The "Game of Thrones" cruise is a week-long adventure, taking off from Split, Croatia, and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia, or vice-versa depending on your date and package choice. Here are all the details you need to know about the Seven Kingdoms-themed cruise through the Adriatic Sea.
Amenities Fit for Royalty
Cruisers will sail on the MV Antaris, which launched in May 2019. You'll get a breakfast buffet, fresh fruit, a four-course lunch and an evening meal each day, with wine, beer or soft drinks included with lunch; unlimited coffee, tea and filtered water are included. All cabins are air-conditioned, and you'll have free Wi-Fi on the ship. The Antaris has a small pool and hot tub as well as a bar, restaurant and plenty of sun loungers. Your cruise will also have an onboard "Game of Thrones" expert to guide you on tours to make sure you don't miss any settings from the iconic series. No word on whether or not there's an Iron Throne.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception as well as a themed farewell party on their last night, plus "Game of Thrones" goodie bags upon arrival onboard.
Day at Diocletian's Palace
While in Split, cruisers will experience the UNESCO listed Diocletian's Palace, where Daenerys Targaryen trained her beloved dragons in the cellar. Later, guests will tour the Klis fortress, which was the backdrop for Meereen, where Daenerys liberated slaves and crucified its rulers. Fans can also tour Zrnovnica, where Missandei's bathing scene was filmed.
Waterfall Tour and Hvar
Travelers will explore Sibenik for a guided tour of Krka Waterfalls National Park, Krka Monastery and Visovac Island. Within the city, you can wander about and explore local gems like the 15th century St. John's Church. You'll get to experience the relatively isolated island of Vis, where "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" was filmed and take a guided tour and tasting at the Vidović Family Winery. You're then free to explore the city's offerings, including a local museum and a seafront village.
Cruisers will also get to explore Hvar and the island's famous illuminated Blue Cave in Bisovo, followed by free meandering about the island, where you can experience the continent's oldest community theater, landmarks like the Renaissance cathedral and scenic local eateries, as well as avid nightlife.
Local Dining and 'Game of Thrones' Palace Gardens
Korčula — the birthplace of Marco Polo — is the next island, rife with bars and restaurants. Cruisers will also enjoy a visit to Mljet National Park, where cruisers can enjoy a guided bicycle tour. In Slano, cruisers will get a tour of the Trsteno Arboretum, which served as the palace gardens in Kings Landing, and a wooden boat ride to an oyster farm to sample the local offerings (including brandy).
Dubrovnik Walking Tour
Dubrovnik is full of historic architecture — and it's where Khaleesi met the Spice King in the show. Your resident "Game of Thrones" expert will conduct a lengthy walking tour throughout the city to ensure you take in all the sights it has to offer, including filming sites from the Old Town and the Meineeta Tower, which was used in scenes of "Game of Thrones" where Daenerys and Jorah Mormont attempt to break into the City of the Undying.
Not enough ice and fire for you? Cruise Croatia also offers an extension to stick around a bit longer to explore more of Dubrovnik, including the 16th century Lovrijenac fortress (which was used in the King Joffrey tournament scene), the Pile Gate (where Sansa Stark and Lord Baelish plan their escape after Joffrey's murder) and Lokrum Island (where the Spice King meets with Khaleesi).