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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 on the seas near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several on-sea stops at points of interest along the way. 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 of free time at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and rest at its popular cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills and Dubrovnik's first quarantine zone. This tour will give 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: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

2. 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

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 near 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 Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4. Dubrovnik Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Get to know Dubrovnik at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the tour app (instructions received via email after booking), set out on an adventure where you'll walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Walk around the medieval old town, take photos of the landscapes, and explore famous sites where “Game of Thrones” was filmed. As you explore, work with your team or compete against them to complete the scavenger hunt. Start your tour at the imposing Pile Gate! Visit Large Onofrio's Fountain with its dreamlike design. Photograph the Clocktower in incredible detail and marvel at the miraculous St. Blaise's Church. The Rector's Palace will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of the Gothic-Renaissance style. Afterwards, Porporela is waiting for you, don't forget to take pictures! Dubrovnik cathedral will leave you speechless with its magnificent architecture. Admire the Church of St. Ignatius, said to be miraculous. Learn about Marin Držić, the country's greatest artist and national symbol, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Bokar Fortress, a spot that is always busy and enchanting, reminds you of something from a well-known TV series, which broke the viewership counters? Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events.

Dubrovnik: City Wall Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Dubrovnik: City Wall Self-Guided Audio Tour

Journey through centuries of Dubrovnik's history with a self-guided audio tour of the city walls. Hear tales of war, conflict, and political struggles, including the last siege during the Homeland War. Save your data with offline access to audio, maps, and geodata through a smartphone app.  Begin your tour by purchasing a ticket for the city walls and heading to the Pile Gate. Take a historical and cultural look behind the fortifications of Dubrovnik with this tour that was crafted by a local guide.  Unlock anecdotal stories as the map takes you on an inspiring walk around the walls. Have the freedom to move at your own pace and feel free to stop wherever you feel like it, either for a drink or to take some photos. Admire highlights like panoramic views of the old city and the clear blue Adriatic sea. Learn about the legend behind the Fort of St Lawrence. Be moved by the story of the catastrophic earthquake of 1667 and immerse yourself in the maritime endeavors of Dubrovnik at St John Fort.  Then, get up close to the Minčeta Tower, the symbol of the city's independence. Relive the siege of Dubrovnik that lasted from 1991-1992. Gain a broader sense of the historical importance of Dubrovnik and take a glimpse of its stunning architecture.  Enjoy the option to see the city walls from home with a virtual tour and get unlimited use of the tour after your booking confirmation.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Extended Tour

6. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Extended Tour

Set off on foot and explore Game of Thrones all over Dubrovnik. Climb the stairs of the Red Fort, reenact the Starks' final reunion at King's Landing pier, and enter the city through great gates. Explore prominent filming spots and admire the view. Meet your guide in front of the Pile Gate and begin your climb up the stairs of Fort Lobrjenac. Take in stunning views of the Old Town and spot the many scenes that have been filmed there. Just seconds from the Gate, discover a hidden corner of the city and reenact the Starks' final reunion and farewell in the show's finale. Find the beach where Myrcella was sent away and returned from Dorne. Feel like Jamie returning home as you enter the city gates and wander the streets where the Rebellion took place with Joffrey. Stroll through narrow alleys of the old city and find the Littlefinger brothel. At the Sept of Baelor, there is only one word that can be said: SHAME! Take a few steps into the Chancellor's Palace and cross the Narrow Sea at the Spice King of Qarth Palace. Experience the crazy moments of Khaleesi and compare the built scene with the real location in Dubrovnik at the Drogon's Skybridge. Continue the walk and follow in Cersei's footsteps and watch her enter a Red Keep in the city, with time to play with the weapon collection there. At last, reach the terrace in front of the might Revelin Fortress. Enjoy the view of Lokrum Island, Duel Arena, and learn more about Qarth, Oberyn, Mountain, Dothraki deserts, and more. Overlook the old town port and share the last moments of King's Landing with Jon Snow, before he must head back to the night watch.

Dubrovnik: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

7. Dubrovnik: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the imposing Pile Gate! Visit Large Onofrio's Fountain with its dreamlike design. Photograph the Clocktower in incredible detail and marvel at the miraculous St. Blaise's Church. The Rector's Palace will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of the Gothic-Renaissance style. Afterwards, Porporela is waiting for you, don't forget to take pictures! Dubrovnik cathedral will leave you speechless with its magnificent architecture. Admire the Church of St. Ignatius, said to be miraculous. Learn about Marin Držić, the country's greatest artist and national symbol, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Bokar Fortress, a spot that is always busy and enchanting, reminds you of something from a well-known TV series, which broke the viewership counters?

Dubrovnik: City Walking Tour with Blind Food Tasting

8. Dubrovnik: City Walking Tour with Blind Food Tasting

First time in Dubrovnik? Or maybe your second time? Don't worry there are still a lot of things to be learned. After brief decription about how Dubrovnik was established find out the legend about 3 stone carved masks that you can see on Pile Gate. Enter Stradun and find out about Onofrio Fountain, St. Claire Monastery and stroll through the Ulica od Puca. Try to find by yourself a miracle of nature - cypress tree that's growing on the facade. Discover the unknown facts about Rector's Palace, St. Blaise Church and Orlando Coloumn. Walk on the breakwater Porporela as a local and enjoy in a beautiful view on the island of Lokrum. And now when you feel tired and hungry come to beautiful charming restaurant to relax and to have the best time of your life. Try to guess what's for your brunch/lunch or dinner, compare your list to your friends list and see who was better. 1 bottle of water, tea and coffee included.

Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

9. Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Dubrovnik with hidden gems that only a local can show you. Get to know Dubrovnik on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, from culture, history, and local lifestyle - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Dubrovnik at its best thanks to your local guide’s knowledge and stories. Check out main landmarks like Stradun, Rector’s Palace, Pile Gate and uncover city secrets that will show you the city from a different perspective. As they say, the locals know best! Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

10. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Dubrovnik and see an iconic location from Game of Thrones on this engaging phone game. Discover Onofrio's Fountain, West Harbour, Ethnographic Museum, and more. Start the game at Ploce gate. Take the role of a soldier fighting against invaders. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2.5-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Gradac Park.

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What people are saying about Pile Gate

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based on 5,291 reviews

The tour is a must when you visit Dubrovnik and if you are a GOT fan. Our guide took us through the various spots, the red keep, the Pile gate, the Jesuit Steps and even told us behind the scenes stories of various scenes during the tour. A very nice experience.

Davor was a great guide. His English is excellent, he knew a lot about Dubrovnik, has a sense of humour, made it interesting and did a great job. We really enjoyed our tour with him.

Unforgettable experience. Pre instruction was well explained. Safe. You are always with the team and the instructor. You are given free time to snorkel in the cala with many fishes

Fantastic experience. Our guide, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten, was funny, personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Branko was an enthusiastic and interesting guide. We enjoyed our time learning about the history of Croatia.