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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!

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

2. 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.

Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

3. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-h walk takes you through our beautiful Old Town, where you can 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, the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. Like the Franciscan Monastery, D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column, and Rector’s Palace. 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 walk will give a thorough background on the essential role of Dubrovnik 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. The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the city was protected by its leaders' diplomatic skills and the surrounding walls and fortifications. The leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm in constant threats from enemies. Buy your tickets at the City Walls entrance, then take a historic 2-hour walking tour focused on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. Go to the top of the fortifications and be guided around the mesmerizing walls. Take in the breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, which were crucial to the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. You will have a background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the world’s history.  Please note that the two tours run according to schedule, not necessarily one after the other. At the time of booking, you choose the time of the first tour. Tour Schedules 1. Discover the Old Town (1.5-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 10 AM May, June, and September: 10 AM, 12 PM & 6 PM July: 10 AM, 12 PM & 4 PM August: 10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM 2. Walls & Wars (2-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 12 PM (reservation mandatory) May, June, and September: 9:15 AM & 3:30 PM July: 9:15 AM and 6 PM August 1-19: 9:15 AM & 5:30 PM August 20-31: 9:15 AM & 5 PM

1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

4. 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

Rich in cultural monuments, Dubrovnik is the one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns of the Mediterranean. Get an insider's view of the Old Town on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Meet your guide at Pile Gate, then stroll around the narrow streets of Old Town Dubrovnik to experience the history and culture of this magnificent walled city. Your local guide will show you the city's finest sights and all the splendid buildings of Old Town will be viewed along the way. In front of the Pile Gate entrance, you'll see the circular Onofrio's Fountain, which is connected by aqueduct to a spring 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) outside the town. Then see the Franciscan Monastery, containing a restored sculpture of the Pieta and a gorgeous cloister dating back to the 14th century. Continue walking to Dubrovnik's Renaissance highlight, the Sponza Palace. Other highlights on this tour include Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace, and the Church of St Blaise.

Dubrovnik: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the gem of Dubrovnik, the lively and spectacular city that has had a turbulent past but today is a beautiful and thriving urban city. On this audio tour, you will learn about the war in 1991 that devastated the town and how it turned into the safe city it is now. Walk down the marble streets and see the old city walls and mighty St. John’s Fortress while enjoying the breathtaking views of the sea. You'll also see Brsalje Square, the Franciscan Monastery, the Synagogue, Sponza Palace, Orlando's Column, St Blaise Church, Rector's Palace, the Dubrovnik Castle, Rupe Museum and the Marin Drzic House. There is also an optional addition to see the Dominican Monastery.

Dubrovnik Private Small-Group Walking Tour in Spanish

6. Dubrovnik Private Small-Group Walking Tour in Spanish

Enjoy a 2-hour private walking tour of the old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Starting at Pile Gate, you’ll walk along the city’s elegant main street and see its most important sights. Highlights include the Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio`s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando`s Column, the Bell Tower, the Church of St. Blaise, the Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral, and more. The old city is surrounded by more than a mile of walls, with a tower at each corner. Take a stroll along Stradun, the centuries-old main promenade. At one end of this street you’ll admire the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery, whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites in the city. At the other end, you’ll see the church of St. Blaise, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Rector's Palace. After exploring Dubrovnik’s historical heritage, your guide will take you to Santa Maria, the oldest district of the city, where you’ll experience the real Dubrovnik. Discover the hidden quarter of Buza, frequented almost exclusively by the locals. Here the door of St. Stjepan opens to reveal a view over white rocks and blue sea to Lokrum Island. On the way back to Stradun, you’ll visit Ulica od Puca, a street best known for its traditional jewelry shops, old barber shop, and small churches.

Dubrovnik: City Walking Tour with Blind Food Tasting

7. Dubrovnik: City Walking Tour with Blind Food Tasting

First time in Dubrovnik? Or maybe your second time? Don't worry there are still a lot of things to be learned. After brief decription about how Dubrovnik was established find out the legend about 3 stone carved masks that you can see on Pile Gate. Enter Stradun and find out about Onofrio Fountain, St. Claire Monastery and stroll through the Ulica od Puca. Try to find by yourself a miracle of nature - cypress tree that's growing on the facade. Discover the unknown facts about Rector's Palace, St. Blaise Church and Orlando Coloumn. Walk on the breakwater Porporela as a local and enjoy in a beautiful view on the island of Lokrum. And now when you feel tired and hungry come to beautiful charming restaurant to relax and to have the best time of your life. Try to guess what's for your brunch/lunch or dinner, compare your list to your friends list and see who was better. 1 bottle of water, tea and coffee included.

Family Walking Tour in Dubrovnik

8. Family Walking Tour in Dubrovnik

Exciting family tour in Dubrovnik is the most rewarding adventure program for the kids and their parents.  Our family-friendly local professional guide will take care of the most impressive sightseeing’s. Have you ever been in a medieval fortress walls? It is a large citadel of 2 kilometers in length! Your kids will be charmed to be there. You will deep into atmosphere of medieval city as a defender. The tour has an easy pace and includes a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. You will know the secret of old Onofrio fountain, located at the center of the Dubrovnik. You will visit sea aquarium and Maritime museum. The must see objects in a list of sightseeing’s of Dubrovnik.

From Split: Dubrovnik Guided Day Trip

9. From Split: Dubrovnik Guided Day Trip

Stroll through Dubrovnik's old town, dotted with historic landmarks and hidden treasures, on a guided walking tour. Be transported from Split for an insightful adventure, then enjoy free time to wander around the medieval streets and discover the beauty of this Adriatic gem. Board your bus in Split and drive to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, meet a local guide to dive into the streets of the historic center, filled with monuments from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Walk through the main street of Stradun and reach Orlando’s Column, once used for public punishment. Admire the Gothic-Renaissance Sponza Palace and the famous Rector’s Palace, as well as the beautiful church and monastery. Learn about the city's fortified walls, built to surround and protect it, which have stood strong throughout the centuries. Afterward, take some free time to continue exploring at your own pace. Choose to climb the city walls up to Srd Mountain to take in panoramic views of the area, or try some traditional food in one of the charming restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, walk to a nearby beach for a swim. Finally, sit back on your air-conditioned bus as you drive back to Split.

Dubrovnik: Private Walking Tour in Spanish

10. Dubrovnik: Private Walking Tour in Spanish

Starting at Pile Gate, you’ll walk along the city’s elegant main street, seeing its most important sights. Highlights will include the Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio's Fountains, the Sponza Palace, Orlando's Column, the Bell Tower, the Church of St. Blaise, the Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral, the city walls, and more. The old city is surrounded by more than a mile of walls, with a tower at each corner. Afterwards, take a stroll along Stradun, the centuries-old main promenade. At one end of this street you’ll admire the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery, whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites in the city. At the other end, you’ll see the church of St. Blaise, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Rector's Palace. After exploring Dubrovnik’s historical heritage, your guide will take you to Santa Maria, the oldest district of the city, where you’ll experience the real Dubrovnik. You can discover the hidden quarter of Buza, frequented almost exclusively by the locals. Here, the Door of St. Stjepan opens to reveal a view over white rocks and blue sea to Lokrum Island. On the way back to Stradun, you’ll visit Ulica od Puca, a street best known for its traditional jewelry shops, old barber shop, and small churches.

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What people are saying about Orlando's Column

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What a fun and insightful tour! Getting to see the old city on foot while also learning about the amazing history of Dubrovnik was so worth it! If you can request a guide, go for Marin. He's a local and has some pretty cool Game of Thrones related stories in addition to his knowledge of the city!

Bruno our guide was very knowledgeable about the show, had many stories, and was generally fun. He also answered many questions that were unrelated to the show. Warning: if you are not completely into the show, this is not the tour for you.

Good overview of Old Town with stops at multiple locations and an informed but also amusing commentary about Dubrovnik’s history. Great trip to do early on in a stay to give you your bearings.

A must for any GoT fan!! Gorgeous scenery, a friendly guide, Josip, who intertwines history, behind the scenes, and TV magic in his tour :)

Great tour. Our guide Branco was so knowledgeable and very thorough. Would definitely recommend this tour.