Dubrovnik, Croatia

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Top things to do in the “Game of Thrones” City of Dubrovnik

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Are you a big fan of the television series Game of Thrones? Are you fascinated by tremendous ancient castles and dazzling coastlines? If the answer is yes, come to Dubrovnik! This is probably one of the most famous and touristic cities in Croatia, where visitors can find everything from beautiful old town to quality seafood restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and romantic seaside resorts. Here are some things you won’t want to miss here.

Hike Through the city walls

As soon as you enter the old town through the Ploce Gate from the North, don’t be overwhelmed by the massive city walls that surround it. These walls are open to visitors daily between 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM. The walk through all parts of the city wall lasts between 1 to 2 hours, depending on weather conditions. The total length of the wall is 1.24 miles but there are a lot of stairs and most likely a long line in front of you.

Stroll along the squares and palaces

Upon arrival, you might easily get lost in tons of narrow streets and similar squares around the old town. The most major square includes the area surrounding the Clock Town and Orlando’s Column, where most locals and tourists gather as a meeting point. The Church of Saint Blaise is to the south of the Bell Tower. You should not miss this area!

Experience the nightlife

One of the best things to experience in Dubrovnik is the lively local nightlife. You will be amazed to find every street corner lit up and live music on the street or indoors at ancient looking bars.

Visit a church

Dubrovnik has some stunning Baroque churches, cathedrals, and monasteries such as the Franciscan Monastery, Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the St. Blasius Church. Most of these religious buildings can be entered for free and are worth seeing. The architecture alone will leave you inspired.

Relax on the beach

Dubrovnik has many tourist beaches such as Banje Beach near the old town. But you may want to take a ferry to escape these popular crowded places and head to the beautiful Lokrum Island and relax. Here you will find fewer crowds and more time to enjoy all that the beach has to offer.

Tour the Game of Thrones

Strolling around the old town, you will find many advertisements with the Game of Thrones tour sign. One of the best tours is run by Tour the Game of Thrones. It is a private walking tour given by knowledgeable guides. You can customize your tour or take one of their carefully designed ones. Either way, you will not only see some of the best filming locations but some of the best places Dubrovnik has to offer.

Come visit Dubrovnik, the center of the Seven Kingdoms, and enjoy all this city has to offer!

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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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