Let "Game of Thrones" Inspire Your Next Vacation

By N'dea Yancey-Bragg

Want to spend a little time living in Lannister luxury? Book one of these incredible accommodations, and you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped onto the set of Game of Thrones. With its breathtaking Moorish architecture, centuries-old cities, and stunning castles, it’s no wonder why Spain was chosen as backdrop for the sixth season of HBO’s most popular show. In addition to its incredible natural beauty, Spain has fantastic accommodations to match. Glampers can join the fight for the Iron Throne, or simply enjoy Tyrion’s favorite pastime and sit back with a glass of Spanish wine.

After a long day of trekking through the real life filming locations, glampers can return to these one-of-a-kind accommodations and feel like they’ve never left the set. From castles that will make you feel like the King of North to desert yurts that look like a Dothraki camp, the options are endless. One thing is for sure; you’ll never want to leave your amazing Game of Thrones inspired accommodation.

Private Castle for Rent on a Secluded Island, Spain


Get the royal treatment at this incredible castle set on a secluded island in the Burguillo reservoir. There may not be an Iron Throne inside, but there is a Castle Tower with incredible views of the surrounding area. This luxurious accommodation is the perfect place to plot your next takeover—or just relax on one of the many beaches surrounding the property.

Family Cottages with Complimentary Breakfast in Cadiz, Spain


With their stunning yellow walls, high ceilings, and tall arches, these cottages in Cadiz are reminiscent of the Real Alcazar, where many scenes in the city of Dorne were filmed. The actual palace is located not far away in Sevilla, so glampers can easily plan a day trip to visit the set. And, unlike Dorne, there are white sand beaches just 10 minutes away.

Mongolian Luxury Yurt with Private Bathroom and Kitchen in Lanzarote, Canary Islands


Want to spend a weekend getaway pretending to be Khaleesi with a few friends? Look no further than this gorgeous Mongolian yurt. With the Spanish desert in the background glampers will feel like they’ve just set up camp with the Dothraki. There’s even horseback riding in the area.

Secluded and Peaceful Glamping Cottage in Sierra Mountains, Spain


If you’ve ever dreamed of guarding the wall with Jon Snow, this stone cottage nestled in the majestic Sierra de Aracena Mountains is about as close as you can get in Spain. Prepare yourself because winter is coming, and at this glamping site that means skiing, snowshoeing, and trekking through the surrounding mountains. Just keep an eye out for white walkers!

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Weekend Trips from Florence

By N'dea Yancey-Bragg

Often called the “cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence attracts millions of tourists with its rich history, fashion, and food. Whether you’re looking for art and architecture or just a plate of pasta and a nice glass of wine, Florence has it all—but the real hidden gems lie in the Tuscan countryside. Everyone loves a bit of big city sightseeing and exploring, but our incredible weekend trips from Florence you simply can't miss.

1960s American-Style Caravans on Mediterranean Coast, Italy

Want to spend your Italian weekend away a little differently? Stay in one of these four caravan rentals, each decorated with a different theme and fully furnished. These caravans combine the best of both worlds: a unique accommodation complete with all the comforts of a luxury hotel.

As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also be fully immersed in the natural beauty of Italy, with its tall cypress and cork trees at your back and the clear Mediterranean water in front of you. You can watch a movie under the stars in the outdoor cinema, go on a wine tasting, or take a dip in a nearby hot spring. If you want to get a taste of the local culture, there’s even a shuttle service to take you to the ancient seaside town of Grosetto.

Secluded Domes Perfect For Stargazing, Italy

What could be better than sleeping under the stars in the Tuscan countryside? Probably nothing, let's be honest, but just to be sure, check out these “dome rooms,” which are transparent tents connected directly to your private room in the house. Before you venture too far, be sure to sample local cuisine, from fresh organic cakes to apertivos with vino cotto and mistral.

Even in this peaceful and remote location, there’s tons of activities that glampers will love, from guided tours of the vulcanelli, a mysterious geological phenomenon, and literary meetings with authors in Le Marche, to crochet classes taught by the lovely 93-year-old Amelia, who’s always ready to share the tricks of the trade. After a day of adventure and activity, lay back and do some stargazing away from the bright lights of Florence.

Antique Watchtower Overlooking Italy's Tuscan Countryside


Speaking of rooms with a view, you can’t get much better than the full 360-degree panorama at the top of this ancient watchtower. The beautiful rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside and Mediterranean coast will undoubtedly produce some incredible Instagram photos!

Come down from your tower to explore the countryside, including quaint nearby villages, such as Civita de Bagnoregio and Pitigliano. It's the perfect spot for outdoorsy glampers looking to trek through the natural park, go for a bike ride, go kayaking, and so much more. What's more? This luxurious stone watchtower is the only one available in the Natural Park of Maremma—you can't get more unique than that!

Mediterranean Beach Coast Lodging Tents in Tuscany, Italy

All the fun of beach camping, plus all the comforts of a luxury hotel and minus all the work of pitching your own tent? Sign us up! These deluxe safari tents are just 40 meters from the Italian coast and come fully equipped with all the amenities of a beach resort.

If you need a change of scenery, but still want to relax by the water, check out the beautiful salt lake surrounded by native flora and fauna tucked away in Burano Wildlife Preserve. Although you’ll hardly want to leave this little slice of paradise, you can still see more of this beautiful country, thanks to the resort's pre-planned excursions in local towns like Sovana, Capalbio, and Saturnia. You can even take a mini cruise to nearby islands before you return to your luxurious safari tent for some quality R&R.

Florence isn't the only place we have incredible glamping sites in Italy. Find out more on our Discover Italy page, and start planning your Italian adventure!