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Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

1. Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Immerse yourself in the city of ‘King’s Landing’ with a guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous sights, as seen in Game of Thrones. Explore Westeros’ capital city with local guides, who will take you to the most famous filming locations and let you in on the secrets of its production. Instantly recognize where parts of the story played out while your guide shares anecdotes and shows you iconic images from the series. Visit the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress (Red Keep) and admire the seemingly endless fortified walls where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. See the Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and was pelted with dung or put yourself into the shoes of Cercei as she was taking her walk of shame through the city. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories and as your guide may well have been a Game of Thrones extra or stand-in and have the opportunity to take a photo on the famous iron throne!

Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

2. Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

Witness the Kravica Waterfalls, hidden in the forests of Bosnia-Herzegovina on a day tour. Visit the city of Mostar and learn the history of the region with a professional guide. Depart Dubrovnik and journey to the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue to the small coastal town of Neum, admiring the pretty scenery of the Adriatic coast along the way. Arrive at the Kravica Waterfalls to see the tufa cascades of the River Trebižat drop 25 meters through the forest. In spring, witness the dramatic falls, while in summer and fall, enjoy a swim in the shallow pools. Drive to the historic city of Mostar to explore the old town and see the famous Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Take a short walking tour with a local guide and learn more about the town before enjoying free time.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

3. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy free time in the picturesque towns of Perast and Kotor. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, join your tour host at the meeting point for a relaxing drive back to Dubrovnik.

From Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Island-Hopping Trip with Lunch

4. From Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Island-Hopping Trip with Lunch

Set off on an island-hopping cruise to the Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit beaches, historical churches, vineyards, and olive groves at your own pace and try Mediterranean delicacies. If you choose the hotel pickup option, be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the harbor. Once at the harbor, climb aboard the boat and settle in for a cruise along Dubrovnik's coastline. Set sail to your first stop, the island of Lopud, where you will have free time to explore the island as you like. Relax on the sunny shores or visit the sandy beach at Šunj Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs, hike along the car-free roads to explore untouched nature or discover the island's famous heritage, including old ruined fortresses and a Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, sail to the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago, Šipan. Disembark to explore the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves. At your final stop, Koločep, relax with a swim in the crystal-clear waters off the coast or take a stroll through the pine forests before returning to Dubrovnik. During the cruise, quench your thirst with unlimited local wine, water, and various soft drinks. Sample homemade olive oil and the best homegrown vegetables for that real Mediterranean experience. For lunch, choose between grilled fish or chicken or a vegetarian menu, all served with potato salad.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

5. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and on the seas near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several on-sea stops at points of interest along the way. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes of free time at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and rest at its popular cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills and Dubrovnik's first quarantine zone. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

6. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning near Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

7. Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

Start your journey in Dubrovnik and enjoy a less than 2-hour drive with your English-speaking driver. Discover the scenic routes of Croatia and across the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. First, stop at the Kravica falls, one of the best-kept secrets of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The falls created by the river Trebizat provide a relaxing background for swimming and picnics in summer. Then, continue to your next stop, the city of Mostar. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town. Then marvel at the Old Bridge that crosses the river Neretva. Finally, stop at the medieval town of Počitelj, before going back to Dubrovnik.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

8. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

Dubrovnik: Day or Sunset Kayak Tour with Snorkeling & Snack

9. Dubrovnik: Day or Sunset Kayak Tour with Snorkeling & Snack

The starting point for this tour will be from Pile Park Beach. Everyone will receive equipment and then your guide will give you a short explanation of the basics of kayaking, paddling, safety and similar issues.  First, go around the city walls passing near the old town port and going all the way to Betina Cave, where you will have a half an hour break for a snack, snorkeling, swimming, and cliff jumping. Afterwards, continue with your tour and paddle around the beautiful Lokrum Island with several stops at caves and various bays. You will also get to explore the Dubrovnik city walls from the water. 

Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

10. Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

Visit iconic Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, such as King's Landing, Blackwater Bay, and the Red Keep, and even get a photo on the Iron throne. The tour starts with a short walk to the first filming location, which is known in "King's Landing" as Blackwater Bay. It's one of the major settings where several scenes were shot. Your tour guide will show you screencaps and teach you about the filmmaking process of GoT. Next, climb up the staircase to the "Red Keep“ to enjoy a beautiful view over the Adriatic Sea and Old Town Dubrovnik. Afterward, it's time to enter the gates and stroll the streets of the King’s Landing. Out of many locations, the staircase of the Great Sept of Bailor is a particular highlight. Fans will recall that Cersei’s walk of shame was filmed here, one of the most pivotal moments in the show.  For the big finale, you will jump on the ferry to Lokrum island. This beautiful oasis just outside of Old Town was the setting for the city "Qarth". In season two, it was the city Daenerys found shelter in after the death of Khal Drogo and after getting lost in the desert. The finale and highlight of the tour is a visit to the throne room in the Benedictine monastery for a picture on the Iron Throne. Afterwards you can stay on the island enjoy some nature. It offers opportunities for swimming, hiking, cliff diving as well as restaurants and bars. Ferry is leaving every half hour/hour (depending on the time of the season) and the crossing takes only 15 minutes.

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Insider Tips: Planning a trip to Dubrovnik

Martina and Jürgen, the authors of PlacesofJuma, share their travel experiences from around the globe. With a passion for photography, they are constantly in search of the most stunning destinations and places.

What should I do on my first trip to Dubrovnik?

On your first trip to Dubrovnik, you should definitely explore the historic Old Town and visit the impressive city walls. The Old Town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list back in 1979 and is replete with historical treasures, ancient churches, and charming alleyways. A stroll along the city walls is one of the best things to do in Dubrovnik, as you have breathtaking views of the historic center and the Adriatic coastline. Just avoid the midday heat as there is little shade along the 2-kilometer route — in the morning is perfect, and there are fewer crowds.

What are some hidden gems to see in Dubrovnik?

Betina Cave Beach is a hidden gem along the scenic coast of Dubrovnik. It's concealed in a cove and can only be reached by sea, either by boat or kayak. Dubrovnik's cliff bars are a must-visit for those in the know, too. Located on the cliffs directly below the city walls, they're perfect for cocktails and unparalleled sunset views. Adventurous types might want to skip the bars and head here for cliffdiving.

How much time should I spend in Dubrovnik?

For purely sightseeing, two days in Dubrovnik are sufficient. If you also want to enjoy the beaches and take trips to places like Mostar or Kotor, plan for at least a week. Among the most impressive beaches is Banje Beach, located right next to the Old Town, with almost surreal colors and breathtaking views. Sveti Jakov Beach is slightly off the typical tourist routes and has a picturesque rocky backdrop. There are stunning beaches on the nearby Lapad Peninsula, with a wide variety of bathing spots and watersports opportunities.

What food is Dubrovnik known for?

Dubrovnik is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine. Notable culinary highlights include fresh seafood platters with mussels, fish, and squid. Another famous dish is peka, in which meat or fish is slow-cooked with vegetables and spices in a cast-iron pan under a bell-like cover. Olive oil, seasonal vegetables, and regional herbs play a vital role in Dalmatian cuisine, particularly in Dubrovnik. Cevapcici, which are grilled minced meat rolls, are popular in the city too.

What is the best way to get around in Dubrovnik?

Exploring the car-free Old Town of Dubrovnik is only possible on foot. The narrow streets and historical landmarks can be easily reached. Outside the Old Town, especially for shorter distances, Uber is a practical and cost-effective option for convenient and quick transportation to various places in and around Dubrovnik.

What are the best months to visit Dubrovnik?

The best time to visit Dubrovnik is in May and June when temperatures are typically pleasantly warm but not excessively hot — ideal conditions for sightseeing and beach days. Crowds are also not as overwhelming as in the peak months of July and August. Additionally, the surroundings are still lush and green, making the landscape around Dubrovnik particularly charming.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Dubrovnik?

The Old Town of Dubrovnik, also known as Stari Grad, is unquestionably the best neighborhood to visit. This historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the heart of the city. The Old Town is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, ancient city walls, charming alleyways, historic churches, and cultural landmarks like the Rector's Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Here, you'll find the authentic pulse of Dubrovnik, adorned with cozy cafes, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Don't miss the local market right by the cathedral known as Gundulićeva Poljana.

What are the best neighborhoods for food?

The Old Town plays host to most of Dubrovnik's culinary highlights. In addition to the restaurants and cocktail bars on the main streets and squares, don't miss the side streets where a wealth of gastronomic treasures are hiding, like cozy local cafes and taverns serving delicious food at more affordable prices, including fresh seafood and regional delicacies.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Dubrovnik?

The Lapad Peninsula is one of the best options for a perfect stay in Dubrovnik. Here, you'll find several beautiful beaches, a wide selection of top-notch hotels, and the historic Old Town can be easily reached by bus or taxi.

What's are 4 insider tips for a person traveling to Dubrovnik?

• Parking: Finding a parking spot at short notice can be tricky and expensive. Plan in advance where you want to park and consider using public transportation or Uber to get into the city center.

• Uber and Taxis: Taxis are convenient transportation options in Dubrovnik, especially for shorter distances. Ensure that the taxi meter is on when using a taxi, or use Uber.

• Price comparison: Prices at restaurants and bars as costs can vary significantly. To avoid unpleasant surprises, always take a look at the menu first.

• Book early: If you want quality accommodation, book it well in advance, as the best hotels and vacation rentals can fill up quickly.

What are your favorite GetYourGuide experiences in Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack
Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour
Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour
Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

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Rosa was knowledgeable and friendly, and was a fantastic guide. She shared many interesting facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the city of Mostar. I am so glad I booked this day trip and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Rosa!

Very good and used. The guide, Ivo, very professional and friendly, totally recommended.

Mathew was very knowledgeable and entertaining with the tour. Everyone enjoyed it!

Our tour guide was great, so friendly and knew everything in so much detail.

Tour guide was nice and the schedule was reasonable