Be 'throned' with film locations and sights on a Private Tour of Dubrovnik, a city that is flanked on its coast by the Adriatic’s famously clean waters and on the other side, a hulk of the limestone crags which surge into the skies.
Dubrovnik is a beautiful baroque city, perfectly re-sculpted following the terrible, devastating 1667 earthquake, whose old centre is enclosed by high unbreachable walls in some places.
The beautiful metropolis exudes drama and history. Therefore it is no surprise when it was chosen as a location in the television series Game of Thrones.
Forget the photo menu tourist haunts of Prijeko and head to the old town to consider a table at a renowned restaurant instead, the name meaning 'young rooster' in Croation, any specialty you can eat here in your private sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik. For seafood, the well known Bota Sare is famous for it calming oysters. For some local fast food, you can’t beat the beautiful Beach eating cafes, with outstanding views of the actual town over the water. Read More...
Minceta Tower, Where Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen Sought the Entrance to the House With the Undying Game of Thrones Private Tours Available in Dubrovnik
Over recent years Dubrovnik's finest grape juice for grown-ups, Malvasia (to never be confused with Malvasija on the rest of Croatia) has begun to appear on restaurant menus.
Capture this deliciously dry white when it's possible to, or setting off into the Konavle vineyards to find it out on your guided tour.
Known in stunning Game of Thrones being Qarth, the woody Isle of well known Lokrum tempts a short way off of the shores in the mainland.
You can have a sightseeing boat tour, or go out by sea kayak and be different!
All game of thrones fans should check out key locations like the Lovrijenac Fortress (the Red Keep) as well as the Minceta Tower, where Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen sought the entrance to the House with the Undying.
There are plenty of organised Game of Thrones private tours available.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in Dubrovnik
St. John's Fortress
This stunning fortress built in 1346, gives the impression of being impenetrable. It Guards the entrance to the old port; coming off the cruise ship for a day get a private tour. It now contains the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum. So a great way to spend a few hours or sit on the many seats around the fort and take in the impressive views. This another location used in the filming of the television series Game of Thrones.
War Photo Limited
An excellent exhibition of the difficulties suffered by the people of the region during wartime. The area covering Dubrovnik while it was under siege was particularly interesting, but the whole museum is fantastic! The photography here is stunning, and they explain everything in the context of what happened during this horrific time in photographs. There is also shorts film showing the devastation of what the war has done to this city.
Before entering you will see a small stone gargoyle head protruding from the bottom left of the entrance. The head stands some half a meter above the ground; Legend has it that if you manage to hop onto the head, keep your balance, and take off your shirt while still standing to face the wall, you will be lucky in love! This church is now a pharmacy and still in use! The interior is superb to see and ideal for history buffs!
This is THE grand entrance to the old town of Dubrovnik. You will almost have a feeling of entering into the world of Game Of Thrones! Once you enter the gate, you are about to explore one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe. You will love the ancient city, and this is a must on a guided tour. Beautiful statues and little winding streets just add to the historical feel of this beautiful place.
Dubrovnik Cable Car
The cable car is a fabulously cheap way to view all over the Old town and further afield. Great restaurants at the top to relax and take in the scenery with very reasonable prices. A must if you are in Dubrovnik. The view of the Dalmatian coast is breathtaking to see from the cable car, and it is such a smooth ride. Fabulous area to take photographs and look down and see the devestation caused by the war.
Skar Winery Dubrovnik
If you fancy a change and want to spend an evening sampling the local wine and finding out about how they manufacture the red and white, pop along and sit with the lovely owners and they also can provide some nibbles for you at a small charge. It is a small winery but full of character and an excellent way to spend a few hours one or two nights even!! Attentive owners and staff make this an ideal place to visit!
The stunning skyline with seashore, hills and the beautiful old town will take your breath away. Also the dungeon of dragon mother "Game of Thrones" is situated in the palace. The ticket is inexpensive, and tour guides are helpful. The narrow lanes, the shiny stone streets, the way the Romans have left this place is amazing.
The Arena in Pula
A walk through time to see the importance of preserving a historical, archaeological monument. The arena was built to entertain people over 2000 years ago and is still used for classical and rock concerts! A lot of effort has been put into displaying original artefacts they way they were used. An interesting place to visit with a very informative local tour guide.
Trogir Historic Site
An enchanting ancient town, the cobbled streets are worn smooth by centuries of walking and the many cafes situated along almost all the roads serve excellent food. Visit the old fort with a guided private tour and learn how it was built to protect the residents from marauders and was inhabited by the Venetians during the 14th century.
Gornji Ugao Tower
Zadar is a breath of fresh air. The town is perfect to have a stroll through if you arrive by cruise ship, grab a private tour of the real Croatia, The wailing of the sea organ sounds quite eerie and captivating As the waves roll over the steps, air is compressed into organ pipes, and results are hypnotising. Bucket list this place while in Croatia.
Travel Tips for Dubrovnik
Best Time To Visit Dubrovnik
Tour Dubrovnik is from the beginning of September and mid-October when temperatures aren't incredibly hot. The sea remains hot for these two months, an ideal time to take a dip into the sea rather than your savings. The peak season has arguably the nicest weather with average high temperatures fluttering around 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Prices drop from October through to end of April, but so will the temperatures and the beach appeal!
Typical Costs in Dubrovnik
Cost per day would be around 65$ that includes food, drinks and transport to get you around. The cheapest way to stay would be to go live with a local person in their home; they are standing around at the bus station waiting to ask if you would stay with them and it's much cheaper than booking a hotel, and you can be part of the culture. try and prebook your tours before you go as it works out a lot cheaper.
Know Before Visiting Dubrovnik
The wine and beer are seriously underrated as they are fabulous so enjoy a glass or two !! guides are available everywhere throughout the city and rates are excellent. Sit down with a local for a chat as they love to get to know the visitors arriving and all about you, there are happy to discuss their culture. From late april bring mosquito spray as they are a nuisance and get everywhere!
Weather in Dubrovnik
The Winter months in Croatia are extremely cold, and prices are low. The Croats love Christmas time, even with all the snow, plus there's skiing as well. The summer coast is lovely, with the Adriatic warm enough for swimming, spring and early summer the best. The Peak season gets the most sun, followed by Split, Korčula Island and Dubrovnik. Your tour operator can advise on best times for travelling.