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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!

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Cross the border to Montenegro from Dubrovnik and explore the treasures of the Bay of Kotor on a full-day guided tour. Visit the picturesque towns of Perast and Kotor and take in the breathtaking views of Our Lady of the Rocks on an optional bay cruise. Depart Dubrovnik in the morning in an air-conditioned vehicle and head for the Croatian/Montenegrin border. Stop at the border for a coffee break before continuing to your first stop, Perast. Arrive at the town of Perast and embark on a short 15-minute guided tour followed by 45-minutes of free time. Admire its Baroque architecture and lush hillsides before boarding your reserved boat for a scenic cruise on the Bay of Kotor (if option selected). Sail to Our Lady of the Rocks island, an artificial island situated in the heart of the bay. Disembark for a guided visit of the island and step inside the idyllic blue-domed church and museum. Then, resume your boat tour to Kotor, soaking up the views of the Montenegrin coastline lined with orange-roofed houses and sloping hills. If you choose not to take the cruise, relax on a scenic bus ride along the coast to the old town of Kotor. On arrival, join a 30-minute guided tour if you like, or discover the town at your own pace. Follow your guide through the narrow streets of this UNESCO-listed town, located on the only natural fjord of its kind. After the tour, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to browse local shops, try traditional cuisine, or walk beside the 4.5-kilometer city walls. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations. Finally, board the bus once more for a comfortable ride back to Dubrovnik.

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 Kotor, Perast, and Budva, and embark on a sightseeing ferry across the Boka Kotorska Bay. 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 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, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, by van and a short ferry trip across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

4. 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 at 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.

Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

5. 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 Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

6. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on a day trip from Split with your entry ticket and a guided tour. Listen to interesting stories about Croatia before arriving at the park. Walk the path around the lakes and relax on a boat trip. Make your way to the tour office in the morning and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction and start driving out of the city, admiring the Croatian countryside and listening to live commentary on your way to the park. Arrive at the lakes and explore the upper and lower waterfalls. Take amazing photos by the water and discover flowing springs, flowering meadows, and mysterious caves. Rest your feet after the trail with a train ride and a scenic boat trip on the turquoise water with banks of lush green trees. Take one last look at the waterfalls before returning back to Split.

Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

7. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a guided walking tour of Split and explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's second largest city. Uncover sights like the Saint Domnius Cathedral along the way.  Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace from the Roman Empire which now forms about half the Old Town of Split. Stop to view its open colonnades in the palace's central Peristyle square. Continue to the impressive Saint Domnius Cathedral, which is thought to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original form. Hear about the story of Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park. Stroll along the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea. Finish your tour where it began at the Golden Gate.

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

8. 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. Join your local guide for a tour of 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.

Hop On Hop Off Panoramic bus - Zagreb City Tour

9. Hop On Hop Off Panoramic bus - Zagreb City Tour

This is the perfect opportunity to customize your own tour, you can hop-on, hop-off at any stop to explore Zagreb at your leisure. With this service, you can pick and choose your journey and discover everything there is to see of Croatia's historic capital. With just one ticket you can get on and off at as many stops as you like. Free WIFI is provided on board. Make the most of all the advantages and discounts that your Zagreb City Tour booklet provides you with, just present your booklet when when purchasing the listed services and save money. With the coupons you get discounts at selected attractions, shops and restaurants in Zagreb. Hop On Hop Off Zagreb City Tour operates every day and is the best (and cheapest) option to see the main attractions in the Zagreb in the shortest period of time.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Trip to Mostar and Kravice Falls

10. From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Trip to Mostar and Kravice Falls

Cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and experience the natural beauty of Kravice waterfalls on this day trip from Dubrovnik. Ride in a spacious and air-conditioned vehicle and discover the top sights in Mostar on a guided walking tour.   Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Relax in the vehicle with plenty of space to stretch out. Ride along the coast to Neum and stop for a short bathroom and coffee break. Arrive at the Kravice waterfalls where you can purchase a ticket into this fairytale-like landscape where numerous falls plunge into a turquoise lake surrounded by lush vegetation. Continue to the ancient town of Mostar where a local guide will greet you. Stroll through the streets to see a fascinating combination of Italian, Ottoman, and Dalmatian architecture. Spend three hours of free time shopping or stopping to purchase lunch after your guided tour before returning to your accommodation in Dubrovnik.

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Took a tour at short notice with the City of Bones Agency, to 'a wine tasting and Cavtat city'. Azra collected me in her car, as there were just 3 of us in total. It was an really great experience, the wines, salads, cheeses, meats and liquors were all excellent in the small family business we visited. Top class. Cavtat was beautiful. I've already recommended this agency to some fellow tourists and I hope to avail of Azra's services again myself. I hope others have equally enjoyable experiences with this agency.

Our guide Marco was extremely knowledgeable and gave us great insight into Zadar/Croatia's past. Marco was able to give an entertaining tour whilst ensuring we understood the history and answered any questions we had. We did this tour at the beginning of our holiday so it was a great way to get to know the city. This tour is highly recommended and well done to Marco for making it so enjoyable.

The tour was interesting and our tourguide radiated expertise and excitement for the subject. It was a pleasure listening as our tourguide explained city's various history from ancient Rome through Veteniese empire to modern day.

Driver picked is up at the agreed time and drove us to each of the towns detailed in the itinerary with advice on where to go and eat. Recommended for small group <4 who like to travel independently

Amazing experience. Loved the free booze haha but also the staff were very accommodating and overall, the sunset was beautiful. The music set was very good too ;)