▷ The 5 Best Game of Thrones Tours In Dubrovnik [2022 Reviews]

Game of Thrones is easily one of the most legendary television series in the history of TV. The intricately genius storylines were formatted over perfectly from the original books by George RR Marin, but something that really brought the series to life was the scenery.

It’s hard to think of a series that could even come close to the natural beauty that seen in GoT, and what makes it even more fascinating is their use of real-world locations.

If you’re looking to see some of the most iconic film locations in Dubrovnik and Split, then you’re in the right place. We have all the top Game of Thrones tours in Croatia available!

Best Game of Thrones Tours

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Departure:Variety availableBrsalje ul. 2, 20000, DubrovnikAphrodite and Pan Statue, Ul. Svetog Đurđa 4, 20000, Dubrovnik
Departure Time:10:15 amVariety availableVariety available
Duration:5 to 9 hours5 hours2.5 to 3 hours
Includes:Transportation, local guide,
Entrance to: Dubrovnik city walls, Fortress Lovrijenac, Fortress Klis, Diocletian's Palace cellars, Trsteno Gardens
Guide, driver, and transport by air conditioned carGuide, swords (Oathkeeper, Longclaw, Needle, Dothraki Arakh) and props for guests, visuals to compare with real locations, map of Lokrum island (Qarth)

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Quick Answer: The 5 Best Rated Game of Thrones Tours for 2022

  1. Exclusive Combo: ‘Game of Thrones’ in Dubrovnik and Split
  2. Complete Game of Thrones Experience in Dubrovnik
  3. Game of Thrones Extended Tour
  4. Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Boat Tour
  5. Exclusive: ‘Game of Thrones’ Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Game of Thrones Tour Reviews

1. Exclusive Combo: ‘Game of Thrones’ in Dubrovnik and Split

Exclusive Combo: 'Game of Thrones' in Dubrovnik and Split

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 5 to 9 hours
  • Departure: Variety available
  • Departure Time: 10:15 am
  • Includes: Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, local guide, Dubrovnik city walls entrance, Fortress Lovrijenac entrance, Fortress Klis entrance, Diocletian’s Palace cellars entrance, Trsteno Gardens entrance – if option selected

Next up, we bring you the Exclusive Combo: Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik and Split tour! This combo tour expands upon the sites you get to see, though the tour is notably longer. However, if you have up to an entire day to go sightseeing, we can’t recommend this option enough!

This tour does have quite a bit of flexibility, in that you can opt for the “basic” tour option which is just 3.5 hours long. Alternatively, you can choose to add on the Trsteno Arboretum upgrade option which tacks on another 5+ hours along with some of the most iconic Game of Thrones film locations.

After meeting up with your guide, you’ll first head to the location of the Diocletian’s Palace located in the heart of Split. Explore the Throne Room, as well as the cellars where the Unsullied and Grey Worm defeat their masters.

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After, take a brief journey to Klis Fortress in an air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle. This 2,000-year-old fort is certainly imposing, offering beautiful mountainous views over the city and Adriatic Sea. In GoT, it served as the city of Meeree.

If you choose to upgrade, you’ll continue into Dubrovnik and start exploring Old Town streets. There are various filming locations from King’s Landing, like where Robert Baratheon claimed the Iron Throne. See Lovrijenac Fortress, where you’ll see Blackwater Bay – both sites were where countless important battle scenes were held.

If you’ve selected the Trsteno Arboretum upgrade option, you’ll board a minibus and travel there. Used as the Palace Gardens in King’s Landing, it’s absolutely beautiful and seems to transport you to another world.

 

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2. Complete Game of Thrones Experience in Dubrovnik

Complete Game of Thrones Experience in Dubrovnik

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure: Brsalje ul. 2, 20000, Dubrovnik
  • Departure Time: Variety available
  • Includes: Guide, driver, and air conditioned car

If you’ve always wanted to immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones (without the risk of danger), then you’re in the right place.

The Complete Game of Thrones Experience in Dubrovnik tour is one of the most comprehensive of its kind, providing you with a local guide who knows all about the area in relation to the show. They’ll take you to all the best views and filming locations for one of the best experiences possible!

Start off by meeting up with your guide and the rest of your group at a central point in Dubrovnik that’s easy to access. It’s very easy to identify, as it has a black Targaryen umbrella with red dragons there. Before you make your way to the first stop, you’ll be taken through scenes at King’s Landing Port along with Bay of Blackwater.

That alone is surely impressive, but you’ll then take stairs to St. Lawrence Fort, or Fort Lovrijenac. This is where the Red Keep is located – in this magnificent fortress sitting on top of a 121-foot sheer rock that overlooks the sea!

The guide will show you scenes filmed there, comparing them to the exact views you and your group will have.

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Take some time for photos or a restroom break before heading to the top terrace where you’ll see marvelous vistas of the city wall. You’ll probably recognize quite a few scenes filmed there, as well.

Walk down through Old Town, where many scenes were filmed. Your guide will tell you all about the city’s history, and how its main street was used for filming other productions like Robin Hood and Star Wars too!

Pass the Monument of Ivan Gundulic, a famous poet, and the most famous staircase in the world. See where the “Walk of Shame” took place, and later on, check out the infamous Iron Throne! Mount Srd and Trsteno Arboretum also have a fascinating history and background, and you’ll have time to take photos here too.

 

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#3 Game of Thrones Extended Tour

Game of Thrones Extended Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Departure: Aphrodite and Pan Statue, Ul. Svetog Đurđa 4, 20000, Dubrovnik
  • Departure Time: Variety available
  • Includes: Professional guide, swords (Oathkeeper, Longclaw, Needle, Dothraki Arakh) and props for guests, visuals to compare with real locations, map of Lokrum island (Qarth)

Perhaps you want to go trek around fortresses and churches and immerse yourself into the GoT universe. The only potential issue is that you don’t have the time to fit in a full-day tour! Not to worry, because the Game of Thrones Extended Tour is just perfect for those with a schedule packed full of events!

Lasting around 2.5 hours to 3 hours (depending on traffic and other factors), there are multiple start times available. This makes the tour really easy to fit into a busy day, and packs in a lot of knowledge and sightseeing so you won’t be missing out on anything. In fact, this tour is one of the most fun we’ve personally been on!

Meet up with your guide and the rest of your group and get ready for action! The small group size allows passage through narrow alleys and smaller sights, and the ability to ask your guide anything. Speaking of which, your guide actually helped film the series and has insider perspective that you wouldn’t know or see otherwise.

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You’ll see top landmarks like the Lovrijenac Fortress, where the Red Keep was. Scenes like Joffrey’s Nameday Tournament, the Purple Wedding, etc. were all filmed here. See Dubrovnik’s West Harbour, or “The Docks of King’s Landing” where the Battle of Blackwater Bay was most notably filmed.

Pile Gate/King’s Landing Gates, The Rupe Museum/Littlefinger’s Brothel, Church of St. Ignatius/Walk of Shame staircase, and many other important film locations are all on the agenda as well.

What makes it an even more immersive experience, is that you’ll get to play with swords and props from the show!

 

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#4 Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Boat Tour

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Boat Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Departure: Porat Dubrovnik, Ribarnica ul. 1, 20000, Dubrovnik
  • Departure Time: Noon
  • Includes: Professional local guide, round-trip boat ride to Lokrum island, walking tour on the island, visit to the Iron Throne Room

Perhaps you’re really short on free time or you don’t really want to spend that much time checking out Game of Throne film locations. Whatever the case may be, this is a different type of tour that will suit your needs well.

The Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Boat Tour clocks in at 1.5 hours, but comes filled with real location sightings and fun facts about filming and the places themselves!

Kicking off at noon, it’s a great way to sleep in and enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading out on your adventure. Start in the Old Town Port, where you’ll meet your guide and rest of your group. Board the ferry and sail about 15 minutes to Lokrum Island.

En route, you’ll see Villa Šeherezada, which you may recognize as where Tyrion spent a while before leaving King’s Landing.

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Arrive at the Island Lokrum pier, where you will be able to admire its incredible natural and manmade beauty. The island itself is actually a nature preserve full of lush greenery and stunning beaches.

Take a 30-minute stroll around the gardens of the “City of Qarth”, and the Benedictine monastery which houses the infamous Iron Throne! Your guide will give you time to take plenty of photos and check out the room. This is a great experience if you’d like to take younger children or older adults, as it doesn’t involve a ton of walking or sitting in the sun.

As there are so many affordable ferries operating regularly throughout the day, you can choose to go back with your guide or hop on a later ride.

 

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#5 Exclusive: ‘Game of Thrones’ Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure: Brsalje ul. 1, 20000, Dubrovnik
  • Departure Time: 10:15 am
  • Includes: Local English-speaking guide, round-trip transport from the Old Town to Trsteno Arboretum (if 4.5h tour option selected), City Walls entrance ticket (if 3h or 4.5h tour option selected), Fort Lovrijenac entrance ticket

Here’s another great tour that’s neither too short nor too long! The 3-hour excursion covers all of the most famous Game of Thrones film locations in the area, and does so by walking around. The Exclusive: Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik knows that that’s one of the best ways to learn about and see these mythical places!

As if that alone weren’t reason enough to sign up for this adventure – it’s also incredibly budget-friendly. That makes it a great activity for the entire family to join in on, but is also nice if you’re looking for an educational tour that will give you some “behind-the-scenes” insight.

You could easily take a map and go see these sights without a guide. However, what really makes this tour cool is the added commentary and experience that the guide provides. They actually worked on the set of the series, and will tell you highly interesting anecdotes and facts about the process!

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First up, is Pile Gate and the Old Town city walls, before heading over to Fort Lovrijenac/the Red Keep. Constructed in the 11th century in the span of just 3 months, it’s truly exemplary of the workmanship and resistance to the Venetian Republic during that time.

Take some time to admire the phenomenal views of the surrounding sea and city, as your guide shows you specific film sights.

If you want to catch sight of the red King’s Landing roofs and pristine views of Blackwater Bay, you’ll love the walk along the 82-foot-tall (in some places) city walls. Throughout the entire time, your guide will offer educational commentary about the area, and how it relates back to the GoT filming.

You can opt for an upgrade option to Trsteno Arboretum if you’d like, which includes comfortable transportation there. Filled with countless different types of trees and plants and beautiful architecture, it was also used as the location for King’s Landing palace gardens.

 

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Dubrovnik Travel Guide

Best Game of Thrones Tours

Getting There

Until relatively recently, there were no direct flights from the US to Croatia and you’d have to have a connecting flight from a major European city. Now, that’s definitely not the case, as Lufthansa, Delta, United, British Airways, Air France, KLM, Swiss, Qatar Airlines, and US Airways all offer direct flights to Dubrovnik.

To get to Split from Dubrovnik, the easiest way is by plane. The plane ride is about 40 minutes, so it’s not bad at all.

Getting Around

Getting around Dubrovnik is quite easy, thanks to their solid public transportation system. While there aren’t any trams, trains, or metros like you may find in larger cities, it’s still very accessible.

Bus – Routes 1A, 1B, and 1C are probably the ones you’ll use the most, as they connect the harbor and bus station at Gruž to the Pile Gate. The latter being one of the main entrances into the Old Town (which is probably where you’ll spend the most time). Route 4 is also a solid option as it services most hotels and ends around Hotel Dubrovnik Palace.

Taxis – Located right outside both Pile and Ploče gates, along with Gruž, the bus station, and Lapad. You can grab an Uber too, if you prefer an app-based service.

Car – We don’t recommend this option, for various reasons. One, due to the high quantity of tourists running around, you don’t want to deal with the chaos it can cause due to the one-way system. Two, parking is pretty expensive, especially during high season (summertime). Three, Old Town is pedestrianized anyway.

Getting around Split is quite different, but there are still many reliable options.

Car – This is a little bit easier and less stressful than it is driving in Dubrovnik. However, it’s definitely going to be more expensive to rent a car than to take public transport or even call a cab.

Bus – Called Promet Split, the local bus system is a bit difficult as there’s no English translation for anything. However, it’s super affordable and you can get all the way to the medieval town of Trogir for less than 4 bucks!

Walking – If you’re going to be hanging around Old Town, you’ll find that just walking is enough. It’s also incredibly efficient, as the tourist-heavy areas can get packed with cars. Not to mention, Marmontova Street and Riva are both car-free so you will want to walk here anyway.

Ferry – If you want to go to any nearby islands, you can simply take a ferry from the Old Town terminal.

Taxi – Taxis are pretty cheap anyway, so if you don’t feel like walking back to your hotel it’s a nice alternative. Even longer rides will still probably clock in at less than 10 bucks. Uber is an option as well, but prices can vary quite a bit.

Where to Stay

There are a lot of great places in Dubrovnik, but as it’s so spread out, you will really want to focus on what your priorities are and stay around there.

Old Town – Old Town is our personal favorite, and is where you’ll find incredibly well-preserved medieval structures like churches, squares, and a naturally beautiful background for it all. Boutique Hotel Stari Grad and The Pucic Palace are ultra-luxe, while Palacio Celeste and Bota Palace are nice middle-of-the-road options. Leonarda Baroque House and Villa Monte Santo are absolutely gorgeous and very affordable.

Ploče – Ploče is very close to Old Town’s southern entrance, and features some of the most impressive hotels in the city. Not only that, but you have great museums, a cable car up to the summit of Mount Srd, and amazing coastal views. Apartments Fortes Fortuna, Skywalker Oasis, Villa Paulina, Hotel Excelsior, and Villa Dubrovnik are all luxurious options located very close from Old Town.

Pile – If you’re a history junkie, you’ll love the incredible medieval wall views, along with an old fort and various beaches. Just about any kind of budget flies here and you can grab a bus to any part of town from Pile. Not to mention, the hotels tend to be more affordable. Atento Apartments, Room PlaceForYou, and The Peak of The 13th Century Walls are all stunning hotel options.

Lapad – If you’re going with the entire family, you may want to check out Lapad first. It not only holds the longest beach in all of Dubrovni, but has beautiful seafront hotels, with buses that’ll take you right to Old Town.

As the second-biggest city in the country, it balances modern with the old perfectly. There are a few neighborhoods that we recommend.

Old Town – Old Town is always the favorite, especially if it’s your first time here. You’ll be close to all the main attractions, great restaurants, cafes, and activities. Cornaro Hotel is the best luxury option, while Centro di Centri Rooms is a nice middle-of-the-road, and Ćiri Biri Bela is great if you’re on a budget.

Radunica – If you’re on a budget, check out Radunica. It’s super close to Old Town, is absolutely beautiful with stone walls, stunning architecture, and has many solid hotels. Ellure Luxury Suites and Marvie Hotel & Health are best for luxury options. House Sandra is a nice middle option, and Apartments Veky 3 is the go-to for a budget option.

Bacvice – If you’re in search of beachside living, it’s hard to beat Bacvice. Located just 15 minutes walking from Old Town, you have the best of both worlds! Not to mention, if you’re into nightlife, you’ll have tons of beach bars and clubs nearby. Check out Hotel Park Split for high-end stays, Best Location Rooms for a mid-range option, and Apartment Simone or Dreams Apartment Bacvice if on a budget.

Restaurants and Eating Out

Kopun – If you’re looking for traditional Croatian food, Kopun is a top option. There are tons of old recipes, ensuring that you’ll always have something new to try.

Konoba Jezuite – This breathtaking location is perfect for gathering with friends and making new ones! Konoba is a word referring to a place of getting together, and that’s exactly what this is. It’s a very traditional, beautiful experience on a lovely terrace and gorgeous buildings!

Orsan – If you’re by the sea, you have to enjoy the seafood and views! Located right on the water, it’s fresh and perfect for day or night. Even if you’re not a seafood fan, there are delicious homemade cakes and vegetarian dishes available!

Lokanda Peskarija – Great for any budget, it is located in the old local harbor, taking you back in time. You’ll find, as the name suggests, fish and seafood dishes and black risotto.

Nautica – In the mood for fine dining or date night? Then check out Nautica, with phenomenal views of the Adriatic Sea, along with 2 fortresses!

Split is no different than Dubrovnik, in that the vast amount of restaurants essentially serve the same thing: pizza, pasta, risotto, or it’s a grill. Traditional food here is Mediterranean for the most part, but there are some with Balkan influences.

Fine Dining – Check out Zrno soli for beautiful views close to the beach, amazing food, and friendly locals. Kadena features interesting dishes with twists on traditional food. Konoba Nikola has fresh seafood, and is located in a more hidden area.

Mid-Scale – Konoba Fetivi is a tavern-type space with regional dishes mainly consisting of seafood, though some meat dishes are offered. It’s very small and family-run, but the atmosphere is hard to beat. Plus, their outdoor terrace is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening. Villa Spiza is another little charmer located in a tiny alley. It seats less than 15 people, but the flavors are rich and authentic.

Wine Bars – There are tons here, but MoNika is particularly cozy with friendly staff (and the owner!). You’ll also get some delicious tapas to pair with!

Nightlife and Entertainment

There are a ton of bars in Dubrovnik, though a bit lacking on the club side. However, you can find plenty an underground rave located in an old fortress!

Revelin Culture Club – Speaking of fortresses, this one is a 16th-century one with insane party vibes! If you want to go all out with bottles of champagne and dance until daylight, this is the place to do it.

Copacabana Beach – This is a place for partying at just about any hour, but is great if you are looking to sip on cocktails during daylight.

Lazareti – Live DJs are found almost every night here! You have the main building with DJs and live acts, a dancefloor, a balcony with a bar, and an open courtyard.

Latino Club Fuego – It may seem a bit random, but you can find all kinds of mainstream dance music here, along with some live Croatian rock-pop bands, and more.

Banje Beach Club – You can get here either by land or sea. In the daytime, it serves as a fine dining restaurant, and at night, a cocktail bar club!

D’Vino – Perhaps you’re looking for a more intimate setting or are simply looking for delicious wines. You’ll find both here, and be able to try some of the countries best vinos.

Cave Bar More – If you ever had the desire to have some drinks in a cave, this one’s for you. You have to try it at least once!

Split is definitely a party town, with tons of options available!

Charlie’s Bar – All the backpackers seem to go here, making it a great place to meet other travelers and people from around the world. If you’re looking for cheap but strong drinks, here you go.

Square/Lvxor – You could always take your own drinks and sit in the main town square and enjoy the local company and live music.

Gaga Bar – This small bar features incredible cocktails with indoor/outdoor seating (and standing) that’s always full of people!

Fabrique – This trendy place is relatively new, with a more upscale vibe. If you’re looking for a nice cocktail accompanied by some delicious BBQ, you have to check it out.

Inbox Club – If you’re a fan of electronic music and massive parties, check out Inbox. It’s located right on the water and is always an adventure!

Central the Club – The kind of club you’d expect to find in Miami, it sports an enormous disco ball, lasers, with the possibility to reserve tables.

Weather

Dubrovnik definitely has seasons, with short, warm summers and long, cold, wet winters. The summers can get pretty hot, but in September and October you can still enjoy warm weather without it being too hot or cold. Split is pretty similar, though it has hotter summers and wetter winters!

Attractions

The Old City Walls – While they’ve always been a popular tourist attraction, they exploded in popularity after being featured in the huge TV series, Game of Thrones. Originally built in the 10th century, they were made to protect against invaders. Here, you’ll find the Bokar Tower, Fort Lovrjenac, Revelin Fortress, and Minceta Tower.

Walk Through Straden – You’ll find some of the most picturesque views here, from cafes and restaurants, to the white limestone paving itself that dates back to the 1400s!Make sure to check out the War Photo Limited located just steps away.

Dubrovnik Cathedral and Treasury – Built on top of the site of the original cathedral that dated back to the 6th century (unfortunately destroyed by earthquakes), this Baroque-style cathedral features 3 aisles, apses, and incredible interior décor.

City Gates – The infamous Pile Gate has been the main entrance for hundreds of years, and used to be surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge built in the 1500s! The Ploce Gate is also very interesting!

Fort Lovrijenac – Often referred to as “Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar”, it sits 37 meters above the Adriatic Sea and managed to defend itself quite well against various Venetian sieges starting in the 11th century. With thick walls, 2 drawbridges, and 3 terraces, it’s now used for festivals and theatrical performances at times.

Split also has a ton of sites to see!

Diocletian’s Palace – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is incredibly well-preserved and its basement was even one of the set locations for Game of Thrones! Protected by at towers located at each of the 4 entrances, it is enormous. You’ll also find the Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral of St. Domnius, and Brace Radica Square here.

Ivan Mestrovic Gallery – This amazing Croatian artist started his residence in the 1930s, and his gallery began a bit over 20 years later. It includes 86 statues consisting of marble, stone, bronze, wood, and gypsum, and there are plenty of drawings.

Marjan Stairway and Forest Park – Want to burn some calories without going to the gym? Hike up the 314 steps to enjoy the wonderful Telegrin vantage point. The forest park has enormous pine trees, and relaxing walking trails, with incredible views.

Split Archaeological Museum – If you’re into history, you have to make a visit here. Founded in 1820, it houses over 150,000 items including stone carvings from Salona, Greco Hellenistic ceramics, Roman glass, tons of ancient clay lamps, and much more.

Storm Klis Fortress – This is another one that made an appearance in Game of Thrones, located on a limestone bluff. The small museum on-site teaches you all about its brutal past, and they even let you climb over fortifications inside!

Tips

  1. Be prepared for crowds. This goes for Dubrovnik and Split. There will be crowds, especially in the summertime. If you go in September or October, you’ll still have nice weather with much fewer tourists.
  2. Try to get out of the Old City. There is so much beauty outside of the town centers, even though you definitely need to spend time there as well.
  3. Give yourself enough time. There’s a ton to do, like villages and islands located all around these cities.
  4. Make sure to tip in restaurants. Just like in the US, 10 to 20 percent is appropriate. However, feel free to tip more than that if you’d like!
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Robert is a content writer and editor at World Guides to Travel where he shares his love for the great outdoors. He also writes in-depth travel blogs for other websites around the world. Robert is passionate about the environment and uses his writing to educate people about the advantages and importance of sustainable living. Robert enjoys creative writing. In 2009, his children’s novel Sally Hemings & the Good Associates won the Children’s Fiction section of the You Write On Book of the Year Award.
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