Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hire A Tour Guide On Vacation

Is it worth it to hire a tour guide on vacation?


If you have never gone on vacation and hired a private tour guide, you may be missing out on some truly amazing experiences. Maybe you read guidebooks, consult the Internet and read reviews about where to go. That’s a great start but shouldn’t be your determining factors on what to see when you get where you are going. There are large group tours for those who want to sightsee and develop friendships and there are those knowledgeable, private tours that help you sort through the must-sees and the maybes. These are the people that live where you are going and can help you see a place like you’ve never seen before.

On your vacation, every minute counts. So plan your trip wisely. If you have decided to vacation in Croatia, there are some interesting tours you can take, depending on what you want to see and where you want to go. Of course, if you are reading this article, you are interested in taking a tour of the Game of Thrones and you want to visit all the filming locations that made this show so epic. We get it, we are fans too. And that’s what makes us more qualified than most.

At Tour the Game of Thrones, we are tour guides who live and work in and around Dubrovnik. We obviously know the ins and outs of the city and its surroundings. This is great so that you can not only see where the Game of Thrones was filmed but you will learn some history about the city as well. But what we offer is so much more. We are fans of the amazing show and so when you tour the places where it was filmed, you are gaining knowledge from fans that are geeked out as you are! We think that really says something.

There are plenty of people who will approach you on the streets telling you that you can pay them to get you into a museum or attraction with no waiting in line. These are not certified guides and it will end up costing you more money than it is worth. If you are going to use a private guide, like Tour the Game of Thrones, plan ahead and talk via email with a guide before you even get to your destination. They are a wealth of knowledge and will help you get the most from your visit.

All in all, a certified private guide will be worth the money. When you take into consideration the investment you make in your vacation, adding a few hundred dollars to complete the experience is a small price to pay. Having the ability to ask questions as you go and engage in a dialog with the guide makes it all worthwhile. Tour guides arrange reservations so you don’t have to wait in most lines to enter popular attractions.

When you come to Dubrovnik, Tour the Game of Thrones and get the most out of your Croatian vacation.


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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