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Location tours start for 'Game of Thrones' fans

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Location tours start for 'Game of Thrones' fans
Extras at the bullring in Osuna during filming of Game of Thrones. Photo: Cristina Quicler / AFP
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As the fifth season of the hit TV show is just about to start, fans of the epic can follow in the footsteps of Khaleesi with a visit to those locations that were filmed in Spain.

Anticipation is building as the start of Game of Thrones Series 5 is fast approaching. The new series begins on Sunday, April 12th and for those who are acquainted with Seville and nearby Osuna, some of the settings of George RR Martin's fantasy world may appear quite familiar. 

One travel company has even launched its very own Game of Thrones luxury tours for the die-hard fan.

Gallery: Top stops on Game of Thrones Spain tour

US based luxury travel website Zicasso is offering a tour of Season five filming locations in Spain:

"We have chosen to focus exclusively on Spain as the centerpiece filming location for Season 5. Here, guests will enter the world of Dorne, visiting the filming locations where viewers will be introduced to the powerful Martell family, while exploring three registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites," Zicasso told The Local in a statement.

The tour will also soak up the culture of Madrid, Seville, Osuna and Granada.

Series 5 will be broadcast at the same time in Spain as in the US, meaning keen Spanish viewers will have to set their alarms - the first episode is set to air at 3am on the night between Sunday April 12th and Monday April 13th.

The latest series of the popular Home Box Office (HBO) series filmed in locations such as the Real Alcazar palace in Seville, a classic example of Islamic architecture that includes tranquil courtyards surrounded by columns and elaborately tiled hallways.

The tour also takes in Osuna, a town in Seville province, whose bullring is the scene for an epic battle during the series.

"We’ve seen great interest from fans of TV series or movies to not only visit the filming locations, but to really immerse themselves in the history and culture of those destinations," said Steve Yu, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Zicasso.  

"For the first time, fans of Game of Thrones will get to experience the filming locations in Spain—a country that is so rich in its history of epic battles and dueling kingdoms.  Fantasy truly meets reality on this unique Spanish journey!"

But the tour is certainly not cheap. It will set you back €1,768 ($1,899) per person, including accommodation, transport and entrance fees. International flights are, however, not included in the package, so you will have to find your own way to Spain.

Gallery: Top stops on Game of Thrones Spain tour

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