Zicasso in the News

Travel Channel host Anthony Melchiorri joins TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones with the latest trends to help you book a vacation in the new year, including the return of the travel agent! Zicasso gives travelers access to not only travel agents but travel experts who truly specialize in your trip.

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Today

Date Published 

1.13.2017

With the release of the first Lord of the Rings film 15 years ago, New Zealand was suddenly thrust on the travel radar for a whole new generation. Zicasso offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the movie set and a private, after-hours tour of the design studio where the original movie props were crafted, all while visiting the quintessential destinations of New Zealand.

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Lonely Planet

Date Published 

12.30.2016

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, Zicasso has created a 15-day itinerary that takes fans behind the scenes and to filming locations, including a visit to the local silversmith shop, responsible for crafting the ring that ruled them all.

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Fodor's

Date Published 

12.28.2016

Essaouira, branded as a paradise for surfers and adrenaline seekers, was transformed into the port town of Astapor, where Daenerys Targaryen acquired her army of "unsullied" in HBO's "Game of Thrones." The crew shot scenes in the fortified Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an easily accessible part of Zicasso's tailored 10-day Game of Thrones tour of Spain and Morocco.

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CNN

Date Published 

11.18.2016

You can combine two holidays into one by spending Christmas on Easter Island. The tour includes a private tour of wineries in the Colchagua Valley, Chile's prime wine region; to northern Patagonia for some trekking, horseback riding and rafting; back to Santiago before flying to Easter Island for a snorkeling excursion and outings to see the famous moai statues.

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Chicago Tribune

Date Published 

11.8.2016

If you want to catch Pokemon and see the sights Down Under, bespoke tour operator Zicasso has created a family vacation for you. Parents and kids can play the popular mobile app game Pokemon Go while sightseeing with a private tour guide.

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Los Angeles Times

Date Published 

10.11.2016

Terrain goes from glacial to whitewater to forests on Zicasso's Trails of Patagonia Tour. The luxury tour operator gives travelers adventure without the logistical struggle.

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CNN

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9.8.2016

On Zicasso's private three-week Adventure and Romance Tour of Italy and Greece, travelers take a moonlit gondola ride in Venice, explore the seaside terraced villages of Cinque Terre and relax on the beaches in Santorini.

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New York Times

Date Published 

9.1.2016

Zicasso now sells a bespoke Pokémon-inspired family tour to Australia and New Zealand, designed with families in mind. A private guide (who is also a Pokémon expert) will show travelers around Sydney Harbour and Milford Sound, while giving tips on hunting down Pokémon, including Australasia’s resident Kangaskhan.

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Wall Street Journal

Date Published 

8.18.2016

This trip to Australia and New Zealand is led by a private tour guide who provides educational context regarding the significance of the landmarks included on the itinerary, while also imparting tips on where to catch particular types of Pokémon.

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TheStreet

Date Published 

8.11.2016

If you love HBO's epic medieval drama "Game of Thrones," you might be a candidate for Zicasso's “Season 6 Tour of Spain.” It’s a 12-day private tour that blends several story lines with displays of Spanish culture and heritage.

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Los Angeles Times

Date Published 

7.7.2016

To commemorate Miguel de Cervantes' 400-year anniversary of his death and to celebrate the 401-year anniversary of the completion of his most famous work, Don Quixote, Zicasso has specially handcrafted a tribute tour that blurs the line between poetry and fantasy in modern day Spain.

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Smithsonian

Date Published 

6.20.2016

Game of Thrones fans can now take the ultimate fan trip. Head to Spain for a 12-day GOT-inspired tour, where you will roam the streets of Braavos, Dorne, and other show highlights. 

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Travel + Leisure

Date Published 

6.17.2016

Another Zicasso tour, the Game of Thrones: A Unique Tour of Croatia, leads fans through various Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia, with a day and a half devoted to the ancient city of Dubrovnik, the primary site of King’s Landing exterior shots for seasons two through five.

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Mental Floss

Date Published 

6.5.2016

The Miguel de Cervantes 400-Year Tribute Tour is a spellbinding trip that lets you experience Spain’s Golden Age like the writer himself did. Over the course of eight days, you’ll visit the most important places in Cervantes’s life.

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UrbanDaddy

Date Published 

5.26.2016

For the ultimate Game of Thrones fan, luxury travel service Zicasso has released its newest Game of Thrones Season 6 Tour. The package includes a stay in a 10th century castle, a private hot air balloon ride, a paella culinary class, and more.

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Elle Decor

Date Published 

5.10.2016

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the renowned Spanish writer and author of the enduringly popular “Don Quixote. On this Spain tour, a Cervantes expert provides background on the author and his works and takes travelers to the convent where he is buried. 

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New York Times

Date Published 

5.6.2016

The Miguel de Cervantes 400-Year Tribute Tour starts in Madrid — where Cervantes’ tomb was discovered last year — and visits the places that inspired his epic novel and Quixote’s quest to become a knight... Dine on manchego and wine, sleep in medieval paradores (Spain’s version of a luxury hotel), tour vineyards, and joust windmills at your peril.

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Travel + Leisure

Date Published 

4.30.2016

Zicasso offers an immersive Game of Thrones tour of Spain and a unique 7-day Game of Thrones trip through Croatia, providing an in-depth experience to the best filming locations. The tour also includes falconry lessons.

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GQ

Date Published 

4.19.2016

Zicasso is offering a 12-day Game of Thrones Spain Tour of Season 6, which combines Thrones sites with other Spanish attractions while spending time in Barcelona, Costa Brava, Tortosa, Almeria, Granada, and Seville.

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Chicago Tribune

Date Published 

4.14.2016

As Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its sixth season on April 24, luxury travel service Zicasso has put together an epic 12-day Game of Thrones Season 6 Spain Tour of the hit show's gorgeous locations in Spain, which serves as the real-life setting for the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos. Thrones fanatics will likely go nuts for the way it "seamlessly blends several of the ongoing storylines with thrilling displays of Spanish culture and heritage," Zicasso promises.

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Maxim

Date Published 

4.4.2016

Experts at transforming fantasy into reality, Zicasso has put together a tour that spans three countries – England, Iceland and Ireland. The 10-day private tour, ​“The Tour Awakens” in a Continent Far, Far Away, takes you into another world, filled with resistance fighters, dark lords, troopers and a neverending search for Luke Skywalker. 

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About Travel

Date Published 

4.1.2016

"Downton Abbey is coming to a close this Sunday, but fans have the chance to relive the show with the new Tribute to Downton Abbey Tour, a 9-day private trip through England and Scotland showcasing some of the most recognizable filming locations of the series."

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New York Times

Date Published 

3.9.2016

"The Zicasso travel agency offers a lavish, 10-day Game of Thrones Tour of Spain and Morocco, with the Spanish portion taking up the first half of the trip. It goes through Seville and Osuna, where the tropical fictional kingdom of Dorne and the slavers’ city of Meereen are filmed, respectively, and also journeys through Spain’s oldest city, Càdiz."

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Fortune

Date Published 

3.8.2016

Downton Abbey—the record-breaking Masterpiece series-turned-pop culture phenomenon—will bid a final (and undoubtedly very proper) farewell on PBS. As viewers prepare for life without the Crawley clan and their lovable staff of servants, online luxury travel company Zicasso is keeping the Grantham spirit alive with a “Tribute to Downton Abbey Tour."

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Mental Floss

Date Published 

3.2.2016

With the new “Spirits of Japan Tour," travelers get a firsthand look at some of the country’s top [spirit] producers. The 12-day itinerary includes tours of sake breweries that date as far back as the 1600s; visits to two of Osaka’s leading beer breweries, a visit to Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, home of the #1 single malt whiskey in the world, dinner at the three-Michelin-star Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo, and much more.

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New York Times

Date Published 

10.4.2015

"Travelers who opt for this tour spend 12 days haunting Japan’s finest sake makers, distilleries, breweries, and restaurants, all while exploring some of the country’s most beautiful sites."

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Travel + Leisure

Date Published 

10.2.2015

"Toast Japan's culinary and distillery prowess with a private 12-Day tour offered by Zicasso."

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Los Angeles Times

Date Published 

10.1.2015

It's the height of summer, but "winter is coming" to Spain. Fans are flocking to Game of Thrones-themed tours of Spain, and they're also looking for plot parallels in real-life Spanish politics.

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NPR

Date Published 

6.15.2015

Zicasso introduces a new luxury tour inspired by HBO's epic hit series 'Game of Thrones,' taking travelers on an immersive 8-day journey through filming locations of Season 5, including three registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Forbes

Date Published 

4.6.2015

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