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Dubrovnik: Epic Game of Thrones Walking Tour

1. Dubrovnik: Epic Game of Thrones Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, arguably the most recognizable filming location of the very successful TV series Game of Thrones. Follow in the footsteps of Tyrion, Sansa, Joffrey, and many others as you visit the location of King's Landing. Witness how the film crew transformed Dubrovnik’s historical landmarks into places in the capital of Westeros. Let your eyes wander across the bay, where Stannis Baratheon tried to take over King's Landing to sit on the Iron Throne in the epic Battle of Blackwater. Enter the Red Keep and see places where Joffrey is always up to mischief, and take a look at the location where Margaery Tyrell and Joffrey celebrated their Purple Wedding. Or, put yourself in the position of Cersei waiting for her walk of atonement to start.  Listen to behind-the-scenes stories of Game of Thrones and find out what some of the main actors experienced during their stay here in Dubrovnik. The Old Town is full of streets and places which witnessed some of the most epic scenes of the series – you'll feel just like a visitor in King's Landing.  And for a touch of fun, little 'Drogon' will accompany you on the tour so you can take a lot of stunning pictures with him sitting on your shoulder.

Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

Visit iconic Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, such as King's Landing, Blackwater Bay, and the Red Keep, and even get a photo on the Iron throne. The tour starts with a short walk to the first filming location, which is known in "King's Landing" as Blackwater Bay. It's one of the major settings where several scenes were shot. Your tour guide will show you screencaps and teach you about the filmmaking process of GoT. Next, climb up the staircase to the "Red Keep“ to enjoy a beautiful view over the Adriatic Sea and Old Town Dubrovnik. Afterward, it's time to enter the gates and stroll the streets of the King’s Landing. Out of many locations, the staircase of the Great Sept of Bailor is a particular highlight. Fans will recall that Cersei’s walk of shame was filmed here, one of the most pivotal moments in the show.  For the big finale, you will jump on the ferry to Lokrum island. This beautiful oasis just outside of Old Town was the setting for the city "Qarth". In season two, it was the city Daenerys found shelter in after the death of Khal Drogo and after getting lost in the desert. The finale and highlight of the tour is a visit to the throne room in the Benedictine monastery for a picture on the Iron Throne.

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.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones And Iron Throne Walking Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones And Iron Throne Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters from "Game of Thrones" on a 2-hour walking tour of Dubrovnik, and learn how the walled city was utilized as a setting for dozens of scenes in the legendary TV series. Visit Fort Lovrijenac and learn how it doubled as the Red Keep in King's Landing, capital of the fictional 7 Kingdoms. Get incredible views over the city walls from the terrace where Tyrion and Varys exchanged witticisms. Discover other locations, such as Gradac Park where the Purple Wedding took place and Lokrum Island, site of the magical city of Qarth. After a short break to re-enact scenes and take photos, descend to King’s Landing Docks and see the beach where Myrcella was sent to Dorne, and Jamie returned to King’s Landing without her in series 6. Roam through Blackwater Bay, and then leave Westeros to cross the Narrow Sea to discover Rector’s Palace. Recreate part of Cersei's punishment on the "Walk of Shame" and get your photo taken on the Iron Throne.

Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour

Discover one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Dubrovnik Old Town and the city walls surrounding it reveal the unique history of this place, spanning over 1400 years. This private tour starts with a walk around the walls, which are 2 kilometers long up to 40 meters high. See beautiful views and hear fascinating stories from your guide. Medieval houses, towers, fortresses, and a stunning landscape awaiting you. One of the highlights is climbing the Minceta Tower, offering the highest viewpoint from the city walls. The second part of the tour takes you through the Old Town, to stroll the stone cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. You will visit the most impressive and exciting places this area has to offer. On Stradun, the main street in the Old Town, you have the chance to feel the pulse of this city. Every narrow side street has a different story to tell. At the end of this private experience, you will know everything you need to about Dubrovnik, and more.

Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds

6. Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds

Get to the city walls as soon as the gates open on this guided walking tour in Dubrovnik. Uncover the secrets of this must-see city sight on a shared or a private tour. Capture pictures of sweeping views from the top of the Minceta Tower.  Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point and begin your early morning adventure. As you walk, learn from your guide about how the wall was built. Listen to exciting legends and funny tales about the city.   Get started by climbing some steps in the cool morning air to be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the main street of Stradun and the skyline of the Old Town.  Stroll along 2 kilometers of the wall to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the sparkling Adriatic Sea and a skyline that still speaks of the splendor of a town that was a wealthy republic for 450 years.  See how the wall is six meters deep in some places and pass by forts looking out to both sea and land. End your tour at the highest point along the wall, the top of Minceta Tower, where the view is not to be missed.

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

7. 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!

National Park Mljet Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

8. National Park Mljet Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Your excursion starts with a drive from Dubrovnik to the port of Gruz. At Gruz the tour boards a boat (catamaran) for the Island of Mljet. Disembark the boat at Polace for a drive to Pristanište. Next you will take a leisurely hike in the National Park Mljet, taking a tour of Big and Small Lake with a guide who will provide background information about the National park and the island. On this unique inland lake, the tour takes a boat ride to the small island of St. Mary where you will visit the beautiful Benedictine Monastery. You will also tour the island upon arrival. Finally, enjoy lunch followed by free time that you can use for swimming or just a walk on this beautiful island. The tour returns to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Complete Tour

9. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Complete Tour

Explore the city of Dubrovnik, or ‘King’s Landing’, and see the famous sights of Game of Thrones with a guide who also worked on the set of the TV show. Get an introduction about filming in all countries and problems with extras in different countries. Hear the stories about actors in real life before you go back to the bay of Blackwater and King's landing port. After exploring the locations of the scenes head towards the Red Keep or the Fort of St.Lawrence. Take photos of Lokrum Island and the city walls of Dubrovnik. See the spot where the purple wedding took place and learn facts about Joffrey in real life. After a 10-minute break, continue visiting all scenes from King's Landing. You will learn also learn facts about the history of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Recreate the walk of shame with the help of your guide and find out what the walk of shame should have looked like in the first place and take a free photo on the Iron Throne. After some free time to rest and eat, take a 3-hour journey in a car to see all other locations outside Dubrovnik. Visit the King's Landing gardens (Trsteno botanical garden), King's Road (top of Srđ hill), and an abandoned hotel where Mountain killed Prince Oberyn.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

10. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

This walking tour offers Dubrovnik's original history from its founding all the way through present day - but a little spice has been added with great legends and amusing curiosities. Visit beautiful spots, and be exposed to mysterious, enchanting, and unique tales. Get to know the man who protected the city from an attack by the Venetians centuries after his death. What does time mean to inhabitants and how accurate is it? Get to know places where good luck is challenging you and the misfortune awaits you. Here you can find out more about Dubrovnik experience a different side of the "Pearl of the Adriatic“. Your local guide will be glad to give you useful information and tips for the rest of your stay in Dubrovnik.

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Great tour! We are fans of the show, but you don’t have to be to take the tour - but obviously there will be spoilers. Our tour guide, Ivo (not sure about the spelling) was also fantastic - was on time, very humorous and super friendly. It was also cool that he was an extra on the show and shared his experiences being on set. The tour was also a great way to learn about how the city of Dubrovnik evolved during the tapping of GOT. We went during the winter, so we were also thankful that we were able to get a booking since they can fill up - especially during peak seasons. Great tour and I highly recommend it!

Sir Davos… Oh sorry Davor has a lot information about Game of Thrones and how it was filmed… He is so nice and always make jokes… We started very energetic but at the end of the tour the energy wasn’t the same… I only recommend to put a little bit energy at the end… Everything was fun…

We had such a great time with Ivo. He explained with reference and an entertaining style. We shared a lot of laughs, especially when we talked about his experience being an extra in a purple Wedding shoot. I hope to see him again soon on another trip. Very recommended..

Really enjoyable tour, Davor was very knowledge and made the tour really entertaining. If I came back I’d definitely book with him again just for the craic of it!

Great experience, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would recommend.