Dubrovnik, Croatia

Game of Thrones, Wine & Oysters

Last Saturday’s Game of Thrones tour turned out to be extremely interesting from a gourmet point of view as the timing coincided with the annual Oyster Festival in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. The oysters from the Bay of Mali Ston near Dubrovnik are renowned for their exquisite taste and quality and March is generally the time when they are at theGOT Tour Dubrovnikir tastiest and plumpest.

The annual Oyster Festival in Dubrovnik is generally organized on the last Saturday in March, as a reprise of the Feast of St Joseph in Mali Ston, where these oysters are actually grown and harvested. Aside for being well known for its oysters, Mali Ston is a famous for its massive 5,5km-long wall which connects it with the other medieval town on the other side of the hill, Ston. Both of these ancient towns could actually be used as  potential filming locations as they really seem like something out of the “Song of Ice and Fire” world. It is also important to mention that the wiDubrovnik GOT tournes from that region are considered to be among the best ones in Croatia.

The tour with Lisa and James started just as any other Game of Thrones tour, but I soon realized that we had other things, apart from the GOT, in common as both of them shared my enthusiasm with the local food delicacies and wine. The Oyster Festival provided a nice and interesting break on which even GRRM might have been envious about. The Mali Ston oysters were accompanied by the Rukatac and Plavac wine varieties which hailed from the Peljesac peninsula. We couldn’t resist but to take a bottle up to the City Walls and raise our glasses to the beginning of another great season.

Dear Lisa and James, thank you for this great tour! This was the first time that I enjoyed Rukatac on the walls. Who knows, I might even make this a custom from now on 😉

  • Lisa posing at Riots scene
  • James posing as Jaime
  • Red Keep and famous Sansa pier
  • Lisa&James at Blackwater Bay
  • Blackwater Bay from above
  • Swordfight for Joff's Nameday
  • Lisa and James posing at S5 location
  • Oyster fest in Dubrovnik
  • Wine & Oyster break!
  • Khalessi pose

Great service and wonderful guides

Everything about this tour was exceptional. My initial enquiry to Tom was replied to very quickly and booking the tour was very efficient. We met Karmen at the very well explained meeting point for first part of the tour in the old town. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the city as well as Game of Thrones. She shared so many interesting facts about the show, showing us all the various filming locations and explaining how scenes were put together. I have a fear of heights which she managed to work round and also offered us some great advice about walking the city walls as I was nervous about doing this. Karmen also recommended a couple of restaurants which were great and when she discovered my husband works for a brewery she pointed out a little craft beer place. After this part of the tour Karmen took us to meet Neno for the second part of the tour. Neno drove us up to a stunning viewpoint and pointed out another filming location. We then set off for the Trsteno arboretum, we arrived to discover it had been closed due to very high winds. Neno was so apologetic, it was completely out with anyone organising the tours control but we were only charged for the first part of the tour which we felt was very decent of the company. Neno also dropped us back to our hotel rather than in the old town which was hugely appreciated. Both Neno and Karmen are fabulous guides, full of knowledge about both GoT and the history of the city and country. The advice about restaurants, things to see and how to tackle walking the walls all meant that not only did we have a great time on the tour with them we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our time in Dubrovnik. Thank-you.
Karen Convery,
Glasgow, Scotland

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