Dubrovnik, Croatia

Game Of Thrones Recap

Halfway through the final season of Game of Thrones


We just can’t contain ourselves. We just finished episode 4 of Season 8 of the Game of Thrones and there are four more epic episodes left. We’ve seen so much in so little time it’s hard to imagine what lies ahead! What’s even better is that HBO announced there will be several spinoffs of the popular show in the years ahead. That may possibly mean more filming in Croatia!

If you are a big fan of the series, you should come to Croatia and see where much of it was filmed. Come now and watch the series as the world is watching while you look out your hotel room window and see King’s Landing! In Croatia, the show is aired at the same time the United States premieres it so expect to stay up until 3 am to catch it. Catch a little sleep and then Tour the Game of Thrones and see it all close-up!

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched episode 3 or 4 (if you are on this site reading, we don’t know why you haven’t) you may want to skip the next few paragraphs.

Let’s get to the show for a minute. The battle of Winterfell…OMG! Episode 3, titled “The Long Night,” aired on April 28 and was it epic! This final clash was a masterpiece of tension and release, goosebumps and heartbreak, grandiosity and intimacy. It mixed genres (horror, action, drama), shots and place of actions as it shifted from the chaos of the fighting in and around Winterfell to the claustrophobic terror of the crypts to the dragon fighting in the winter sky.

The killing of the Night King had to have been the most surprising and thrilling moment of the whole episode. To be taken down by Arya Stark was a surprise but a wonderful and poetic scene. Jorah dying the way he would have wanted, protecting his beloved Khaleesi and Beric saved Arya so she could save everyone else. The main takeaway from this episode was that everyone fought the Night Walkers together, as a unit of humans, not as separate people from different lands. It really was amazing to watch.

That takes us to episode 4, titled the Last of the Starks had some epic moments in its own right however took some time to get there. Perhaps I was still reeling from last week’s episode that I was expecting nothing would compare. It did, however, hold its own. It seems now there is one last battle to fight: against Cersei and King’s Landing. Grey Worm had to watch his beloved Missandei lose her head in one of the show’s crueler executions, all at the hand of Cersei. This is setting the show up for an epic battle and we can’t wait to see it!

Now that we are in the throws of the Game of Thrones Season 8, there is no better time to visit Croatia and see where a lot of the magic happened. There are tours every day and at Tour the Game of Thrones, you are guaranteed a private tour each and every time.


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King's Landing at its best!

Tom took us on two amazing adventures during our time in Dubrovnik. Day 1: Kings Landing and the City Wall. Day 2: We saw were they filmed much of Lady Olenna's scenes, paired with a wine tour and a mussel tasting. We are big GoT fans and Tom really knows his stuff. The best part was his ability to seemlessly combine GoT highlights with his Croatian history and his personal life experiences. Keep up the great work Tom!
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