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Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

1. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Dubrovnik: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center

2. Dubrovnik: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center

Hop aboard a convenient shared transfer between Dubrovnik airport and Dubrovnik city center. Transfers from the airport are linked to flight arrivals - each bus departs the airport approximately 30 minutes after each flight arrival. Customers can alight at either the Old Town of Dubrovnik, or at the main bus station in Gruž. Buses back to the airport depart from Dubrovnik city center 120 minutes before each international flight, and 90 minutes before each domestic flight. Buses depart from the main bus station in Gruž and make one stop in Dubrovnik (cable car bus stop) before continuing to Dubrovnik airport.

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

3. 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!

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

4. 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: Epic Game of Thrones Walking Tour

5. 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

6. Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

Visit iconic Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, such as King's Landing, Blackwater Bay, 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 screen caps and teach you about the film making 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: 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.

Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

9. Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

Make your way to Banje Beach to meet your guide and get a demonstration on how to kayak in safety. Then, paddle under the ancient fortifications of Dubrovnik's Old Town and make your way to the island of Lokrum. See the botanical gardens and the summer residence of the Austrian emperor Maximilian from the sea. Learn about the history of the area and hear about some of the mysterious legends from your guide. Kayak along the shore of the island and discover the hidden caves. Get some time to go for a swim at Betina Cave or snorkel with the amazing marine life. Enjoy the complimentary fresh fruit and drinks in the sun and take up the challenge and get an adrenalin rush on an incredible cliff jump.

Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner

10. Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Climb aboard the 16th-century wooden ship “Karaka” for a romantic sunset dinner cruise in Dubrovnik. Relax under a starlit sky, and enjoy breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and red-tiled roofs. Marvel at islands twinkling in the twilight, such as Lokrum just off the coast. Listen to the ambient sounds of background music as your dinner is served. Dine on a menu of Dalmatian cuisine: Fish menuCold salad with mussels, grilled fish fillets, potato salad, green salad, Home made cake, fresh fruit Meat menuDalmatian smoked ‘buđola’ (smoked ham), grilled chicken fillets, grilled pork fillets, green salad, homemade cake, fresh fruit Vegetarian menuTomatoes with mozzarella, vegetables risotto, green salad, homemade cake, fresh fruit Taste fresh seasonal fruit, and sip champagne under the moonlight!

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8,057 reviews

Brilliant kayaking experience on the Dubrovnik coast! Our guide was very patient and lovely. He explained everything so well and made even the nervous kayakers feel at ease. We got a bag full of fruit and water which was appreciated! They have barrels to take your bags and photos in etc, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet. My favourite part was kayaking close to Lokrum island and then stopping at the hidden beach cave. We had a swim there and it was insanely beautiful! It can only be reached by kayak or boat so this was a special treat. Turquoise and warm waters. I just wish we could have had more time there! Definitely recommend this activity, you’ll have so much fun.

10/10 would recommend. Doris was an incredible tour guide/photographer/comedian, she was so knowledgeable about Dubrovniks history and Game of Thrones and beautifully intertwined them both throughout the tour. The tour brought us to the filming sites for Blackwater bay, the red keep and the shame steps as well as the gardens of Qarth finishing with the Iron throne. Though the tour is 3 hours, if you get the boat to Lokrum to see the gardens and throne, you can actually make a full day out of the Island of Lokrum with lovely Restaurants, beautiful gardens and really nice swimming spots. 100% worth a go if you’re into GoT and want to see/learn more about Dubrovnik!

Very knowledgeable guide, very informative and helpful. My partner and I now have better understanding into the history of Dubrovnik upon visiting museums etc...

Josip was a great tour guide, very informative and fun. He had a lot of stories to tell, would highly recommend.

It was fantastic. Really knowledgeable guide and great locations.