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Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

1. Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Immerse yourself in the city of ‘King’s Landing’ with a guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous sights, as seen in Game of Thrones. Explore Westeros’ capital city with local guides, who will take you to the most famous filming locations and let you in on the secrets of its production. Instantly recognize where parts of the story played out while your guide shares anecdotes and shows you iconic images from the series. Visit the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress (Red Keep) and admire the seemingly endless fortified walls where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. See the Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and was pelted with dung or put yourself into the shoes of Cercei as she was taking her walk of shame through the city. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories and as your guide may well have been a Game of Thrones extra or stand-in and have the opportunity to take a photo on the famous iron throne!

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy free time in the picturesque towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva, and embark on a sightseeing ferry across the Boka Kotorska Bay. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls

4. From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls

Tour starts from Dubrovnik with a coast ride to Neum (short coffee break possible) and across the border directly to Kravice waterfalls where you get some free time (approx. 1.5 hours). Enter the natural park and explore it or simply rest with a glass of wine or beer, enjoying the view. After the Kravice waterfalls, it is time for Mostar. First, you meet a local guide for a tour through the streets, sights, and interesting places of Mostar. Usually, during that time, you already have an idea of where to spend your free time that follows. Three hours are simply perfect for shopping and researching on your own, before returning to Dubrovnik.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar & Kravica Waterfalls Small-Group Tour

5. From Dubrovnik: Mostar & Kravica Waterfalls Small-Group Tour

East and west met in this country and remained together for nearly 600 years. Ever since it became part of the Ottoman empire, Bosnia changed into a country full of contrasts. This tour offers a unique opportunity to meet the neighboring country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country full of cultural diversities and contrasts, enriched with oriental Turkish influence that was part of the Ottoman empire for nearly 400 years. Don't miss the visits to mosques from the 16th century, oriental architecture and the famous UNESCO protected Old Bridge, rebuilt after the war and a masterpiece of oriental art.  Together with the Old Bridge and the oriental side of Mostar, learn about the recent history of this region, the devastating war, and what life is like today in the small Balkan country. Optional stops on this tour are Počitelj, a small oriental settlement or a 45-minute stop at Kravice Waterfall. Don't miss exploring the oriental side of the region, visit the third most visited European sanctuary; try some continental food, or enjoy a Turkish coffee.

Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

6. Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

Hang on tight for an exciting zipline tour in Dubrovnik and enjoy taking 2 zipline rides. Feel your adrenaline rush as you see panoramic views of the old town and surrounding landscape. Meet your guide and start your tour with a panoramic drive to Mount Srdj, overlooking Dubrovnik's old town. During your drive, witness what made the mountain a place of cultural importance to the locals and why its name is embedded in the history books of the city. Reach the top and have a briefing with your zipline guide. Afterward, familiarize yourself with the equipment and try ziplining on a short training course. Once the group is ready, take 2 rides down the zipline lines with a breathtaking view of Dubrovnik's old town, the sea, and the surrounding landscape. Safely follow your guide as they take you through the whole experience and take you back to land.

Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

7. Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

A stroll around Dubrovnik’s city walls is a must-do for every visitor to Croatia. The best way to see it is to come before everyone else does — so join this tour to get to the city walls as soon as the gates open, on either a shared or private tour. As you walk, learn from your guide about how the wall was built, sprinkled with exciting legends and funny tales.   After climbing some steps, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the main street Stradun and the skyline of the Old Town. Walk along 2 kilometers of the wall to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the skyline that still speaks of the splendor of a town that was a wealthy republic for 450 years. Six meters deep in some places, the walls are dotted with forts looking out to both sea and land. Your tour ends on the highest point along the wall, the top of Minceta Tower, where the view is not to be missed.

Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

8. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Complete Tour

9. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Complete Tour

Begin your Game of Thrones experience with a walking tour in Dubrovnik Old Town. Recreate the walk of shame, and visit King's Landing port, Flea Bottom, the Red Keep, the Iron Throne, and much more. Benefit from the services of your main guide, Katja, who worked on the set as a costume designer. Hear all the gossip, filming problems, funny stories, and interesting details from a firsthand source. After your walking tour, complete your experience like a true fan.Head out of Dubrovnik to the sites up to 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the city, accessible only in a vehicle. Then, visit Trsteno Arboretum, one of the oldest Renaissance gardens in Europe. In Game of Thrones it is a set for the Royal gardens around Red Keep. Then it's on to the amphitheater where the Mountain fought Prince Oberyn. Explore the unmissable setting for one of the most surprising and bloody scenes from the show. Finally, visit Srđ hill, the setting for the King's Road, the 2000-mile highway that runs the length of the Seven Kingdoms. Ascend the hill in a cable car to take stunning photos of Dubrovnik. Return to Dubrovnik satisfied that you have seen every important filming location.  

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

10. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

Start the tour at Pile Bay which is located at the foot of Lovrijenac Fortress. After a quick introduction to sea kayaking with your licensed tour guide, embark on your adventure into the waters of the Adriatic Sea.  Begin the tour by paddling around Lokrum, making several stops to rest and hear stories about the area from your guide. Paddle past the Lokrum Caves and the nudist beach as you float on the crystal clear waters and switch off from all thoughts in this paradise setting. After around 5 km of kayaking, stop for a well-deserved break at the Betina Cave, approaching the beach from the eastern side. Here, enjoy about 40 minutes of free time to eat sandwiches, swim, snorkel, and cliff jump if you're feeling adventurous. Having stretched your legs, hop back into your kayak and continue along the Dubrovnik coastline. Paddle underneath the city walls as you listen to the fascinating stories about the city from your guide. Take pictures of the city from a unique perspective which will leave you with unforgettable memories of your trip. Finally, arrive back at Pile Bay where your adventure ends.  

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,035 reviews

Loved this Trip, very special. I think it would have been Even better if after the sun went down part of the boat was turned into a small music/dance area. That would leave the top furthest away part for those who just wanted to chill. We went on the Trip as friends so nothing romantic. Therefor it would have been great With a wee bit music/dance after sunset.

We did a day trip to Montenegro from Croatia. The bay and the mountains surrounding it are stunning and the guide was hilarious in the best way possible. Would have stayed more in Kotor and skipped Budva though.

The tour was breathtaking, absolutely great! The guide knew a lot about Dubrovnik, took care of everyone very kindly. For me an absolute must if you are in Dubrovnik!

Lots of fun, extremely informative, both the GOT stories and historical information. Guides were outstanding!

It was a great trip! Highly recommend! Bring your swimsuit if it’s a hot day.