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Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

1. 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 near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. 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 at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives 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

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 Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

3. Dubrovnik Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour in Dubrovnik. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and experience Dubrovnik while enjoying the flexibility of exploring at your own pace. After downloading the tour app (instructions received via email after booking), set out on an adventure where you'll walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Walk around the medieval old town, take photos of the landscapes, and explore famous sites where “Game of Thrones” was filmed. As you explore, work with your team or compete against them to complete the scavenger hunt. The tour includes stops at Pile Gate, Large Onofrio Fountain, the Bell Tower, St. Blaise, Rector’s Palace, Porporela, Dubrovnik Cathedral, St. Ignatius, the House of Marin Drzica, and Fort Bokar, Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Extended Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Extended Tour

Set off on foot and explore Game of Thrones all over Dubrovnik. Climb the stairs of the Red Fort, reenact the Starks' final reunion at King's Landing pier, and enter the city through great gates. Explore prominent filming spots and admire the view. Meet your guide in front of the Pile Gate and begin your climb up the stairs of Fort Lobrjenac. Take in stunning views of the Old Town and spot the many scenes that have been filmed there. Just seconds from the Gate, discover a hidden corner of the city and reenact the Starks' final reunion and farewell in the show's finale. Find the beach where Myrcella was sent away and returned from Dorne. Feel like Jamie returning home as you enter the city gates and wander the streets where the Rebellion took place with Joffrey. Stroll through narrow alleys of the old city and find the Littlefinger brothel. At the Sept of Baelor, there is only one word that can be said: SHAME! Take a few steps into the Chancellor's Palace and cross the Narrow Sea at the Spice King of Qarth Palace. Experience the crazy moments of Khaleesi and compare the built scene with the real location in Dubrovnik at the Drogon's Skybridge. Continue the walk and follow in Cersei's footsteps and watch her enter a Red Keep in the city, with time to play with the weapon collection there. At last, reach the terrace in front of the might Revelin Fortress. Enjoy the view of Lokrum Island, Duel Arena, and learn more about Qarth, Oberyn, Mountain, Dothraki deserts, and more. Overlook the old town port and share the last moments of King's Landing with Jon Snow, before he must head back to the night watch.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

5. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Dubrovnik and see an iconic location from Game of Thrones on this engaging phone game. Discover Onofrio's Fountain, West Harbour, Ethnographic Museum, and more. Start the game at Ploce gate. Take the role of a soldier fighting against invaders. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2.5-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Gradac Park.

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What people are saying about Pile Gate

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,454 reviews

Brilliant kayaking experience on the Dubrovnik coast! Our guide was very patient and lovely. He explained everything so well and made even the nervous kayakers feel at ease. We got a bag full of fruit and water which was appreciated! They have barrels to take your bags and photos in etc, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet. My favourite part was kayaking close to Lokrum island and then stopping at the hidden beach cave. We had a swim there and it was insanely beautiful! It can only be reached by kayak or boat so this was a special treat. Turquoise and warm waters. I just wish we could have had more time there! Definitely recommend this activity, you’ll have so much fun.

Branko was an exceptional guide. Very good English and he spoke and educated us the entire time on the history of Dubrovnik. Pointed out key historical aspects of the construction and design of this beautiful city! Audio headsets were fantastic and helped us hear when we were a little far away from our guide. I used an earplug in my other ear to block out competing sounds from other people walking by.

Favor was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He shared so much interesting information and fun facts with us. His narrative kept us captivated throughout our tour. The group size of 6 was perfect.

Very knowledgeable guide who seemed to love his home town and genuinely want us to know about its fascinating past both historic and recent. An essential part of the visit to Dubrovnik.

Branko our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He took us on a really interesting fact filled walk. He was also very entertaining.