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Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

1. Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

Make your way to Banje Beach to meet your guide and get a demonstration on how to kayak in safety. Then, paddle under the ancient fortifications of Dubrovnik's Old Town and make your way to the island of Lokrum. See the botanical gardens and the summer residence of the Austrian emperor Maximilian from the sea. Learn about the history of the area and hear about some of the mysterious legends from your guide. Kayak along the shore of the island and discover the hidden caves. Get some time to go for a swim at Betina Cave or snorkel with the amazing marine life. Enjoy the complimentary fresh fruit and drinks in the sun and take up the challenge and get an adrenalin rush on an incredible cliff jump.

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Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

Visit iconic Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, such as King's Landing, Blackwater Bay, 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 screen caps and teach you about the film making 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.

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Dubrovnik: Epic Game of Thrones Walking Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Epic Game of Thrones Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, arguably the most recognizable filming location of the very successful TV series Game of Thrones. Follow in the footsteps of Tyrion, Sansa, Joffrey, and many others as you visit the location of King's Landing. Witness how the film crew transformed Dubrovnik’s historical landmarks into places in the capital of Westeros. Let your eyes wander across the bay, where Stannis Baratheon tried to take over King's Landing to sit on the Iron Throne in the epic Battle of Blackwater. Enter the Red Keep and see places where Joffrey is always up to mischief, and take a look at the location where Margaery Tyrell and Joffrey celebrated their Purple Wedding. Or, put yourself in the position of Cersei waiting for her walk of atonement to start.  Listen to behind-the-scenes stories of Game of Thrones and find out what some of the main actors experienced during their stay here in Dubrovnik. The Old Town is full of streets and places which witnessed some of the most epic scenes of the series – you'll feel just like a visitor in King's Landing.  And for a touch of fun, little 'Drogon' will accompany you on the tour so you can take a lot of stunning pictures with him sitting on your shoulder.

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Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

4. Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

A stroll around Dubrovnik’s city walls is a must-do for every visitor to Croatia. The best way to see it is to come before everyone else does — so join this tour to get to the city walls as soon as the gates open, on either a shared or private tour. As you walk, learn from your guide about how the wall was built, sprinkled with exciting legends and funny tales.   After climbing some steps, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the main street Stradun and the skyline of the Old Town. Walk along 2 kilometers of the wall to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the skyline that still speaks of the splendor of a town that was a wealthy republic for 450 years. Six meters deep in some places, the walls are dotted with forts looking out to both sea and land. Your tour ends on the highest point along the wall, the top of Minceta Tower, where the view is not to be missed.

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Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

5. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

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Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour

6. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour

Discover one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Dubrovnik Old Town and the city walls surrounding it reveal the unique history of this place, spanning over 1400 years. This private tour starts with a walk around the walls, which are 2 kilometers long up to 40 meters high. See beautiful views and hear fascinating stories from your guide. Medieval houses, towers, fortresses, and a stunning landscape awaiting you. One of the highlights is climbing the Minceta Tower, offering the highest viewpoint from the city walls. The second part of the tour takes you through the Old Town, to stroll the stone cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. You will visit the most impressive and exciting places this area has to offer. On Stradun, the main street in the Old Town, you have the chance to feel the pulse of this city. Every narrow side street has a different story to tell. At the end of this private experience, you will know everything you need to about Dubrovnik, and more.

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Dubrovnik: Early Bird Walking Tour

7. Dubrovnik: Early Bird Walking Tour

The tour begins at the first light of the sun as you walk through a maze of narrow streets while the town is still sleeping. Departing from the main entrance gate next to Amerling Fountain, the first stop is for the magnificent view at Fort Lovrijenac where you’ll get an introduction to its rich history. The walk continues over the shiny main street Stradun that you can only see empty this early in the morning. Get a real feel for its beauty and hear about the many legends and curiosities to get a more picturesque presentation of the city’s history. Using side streets known mainly by the locals, the tour covers all the highlights of the city including St Blaise's Church and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Take the opportunity to experience the life of the citizens living in the Old Town before the tour finishes, just as the crowds start to emerge.

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Old Town Dubrovnik Walking Tour

8. Old Town Dubrovnik Walking Tour

On this walking tour, you will get an overview of the entire history of Dubrovnik from the 7th century onwards. The tour will take you through the city walls and through the entire Old City of Dubrovnik, where you will see all of the historical sites, as well as important areas for the locals. This tour will not only teach you about the history of the city, but it will also tell you the untold stories of curious events. Your local guide will also show you all the best places to shop for souvenirs and typical Croatian products, as well as point you in the direction of the most delicious traditional food served in the city. 

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Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

9. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

This walking tour offers Dubrovnik's original history from its founding all the way through present day - but a little spice has been added with great legends and amusing curiosities. Visit beautiful spots, and be exposed to mysterious, enchanting, and unique tales. Get to know the man who protected the city from an attack by the Venetians centuries after his death. What does time mean to inhabitants and how accurate is it? Get to know places where good luck is challenging you and the misfortune awaits you. Here you can find out more about Dubrovnik experience a different side of the "Pearl of the Adriatic“. Your local guide will be glad to give you useful information and tips for the rest of your stay in Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner

10. Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Climb aboard the 16th-century wooden ship “Karaka” for a romantic sunset dinner cruise in Dubrovnik. Relax under a starlit sky, and enjoy breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and red-tiled roofs. Marvel at islands twinkling in the twilight, such as Lokrum just off the coast. Listen to the ambient sounds of background music as your dinner is served. Dine on a menu of Dalmatian cuisine: Fish menuCold salad with mussels, grilled fish fillets, potato salad, green salad, Home made cake, fresh fruit Meat menuDalmatian smoked ‘buđola’ (smoked ham), grilled chicken fillets, grilled pork fillets, green salad, homemade cake, fresh fruit Vegetarian menuTomatoes with mozzarella, vegetables risotto, green salad, homemade cake, fresh fruit Taste fresh seasonal fruit, and sip champagne under the moonlight!

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5,861 reviews

Davor was knowledgeable, hilarious and charming all in one. The tour was mainly booked for my boyfriend who’s a GoT fan but by the end of the tour it made me want to watch the show as well! Very fun tour, gorgeous views, epic photo opportunities and a host who has you laughing from start to finish. Highly recommend!

We had an amazing and unforgettable experience with Davor. So many interesting facts from behind the scenes of the Game of Thrones. A lot of other historical moments around the city. He is a good actor himself :) we had so much fun.

Mario was a great guide! Funny, professional, and gave a well-rounded tour about Game of Thrones and how it fit into the wider picture of European history and the impact it had on Dubrovnik.

My husband was a Game of Thrones fan and enjoyed Davor's quizzes. I enjoyed learning about Dubrovnik's history and location production information. Davor was a great tour guide.

Great tour from Mario, informative and funny - thanks for being flexible and for answering all my burning questions!