Booking this experience brings you discount for other cool activities you can do in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, a beautiful city on the coast of Croatia, is a must-visit destination for fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones. It is the real-life location of King’s Landing, the capital city of the Seven Kingdoms in the show. Dubrovnik’s stunning architecture, historic landmarks, and breathtaking coastline served as the perfect backdrop for many of the show’s iconic scenes.
Discover the beauty of the Old Town, its medieval fortresses, narrow stone streets and beautiful Adriatic sea, see where the popular series was filmed, recreate your own Game Of Thrones scene, take pictures and make all your friends at home envious for not coming along!
For the more adventurous, we prepared a list of cool Game Of Thrones things to do in Dubrovnik, such as playing in an escape room where you can be a hero for a day trying Save King’s Landing, or setting out on a panoramic cruise dressed in your favourite character (costumes provided).
Follow this guide for a complete Game of Thrones experience in King’s Landing (Dubrovnik), one of top Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia.
Booking this experience brings you discount for other cool activities you can do in Dubrovnik
This treasure hunt experience will take you around the best Game of Thrones locations in the old town of Dubrovnik. To find your way around you have to solve a series of puzzles and challenges that will put your wit, team work and communication skills to work.
During the game there is plenty of time to take pictures / selfies in the awesome filming locations you will recognize from the TV show (one must take a picture on the walk of shame while visiting Dubrovnik).
Game of Thrones walking tour is a perfect way to explore the city, discover the GOT filming locations and also learn a bit about history.
Typical walking tour is around 2 hours, and takes you through all the filming locations in the Old Town. Enjoy the city’s picturesque ambiance and recollect the scenes from the popular HBO TV series, all with an expert guide by your side.
If you have more time, take the full tour (around 3.5 hrs) that includes a trip to Trsteno Arboretum, historical garden that starred as the palace gardens in King’s Landing.
Otherwise, if you are more independent, take a self-guided tour. Download the map with all the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik and set yourself on an exploring adventure around town.
For a different view of the city’s magnificent walls, take a kayaking tour to Dubrovnik’s green oasis, Lokrum island.
Regular kayaking tour lasts around 2.5 hrs while the Game of Thrones kayaking tour is about 4.5 hrs long and includes a GOT guided tour of the island.
You get water, sandwiches, dry bag, snorkels and wetsuits (if necessary). Definitely it is all you need for an amazing sea adventure.
Be sure also not to miss getting your very own Game of Thrones memorabilia. The original Iron Throne that was used during filming is on the island, as HBO donated it to the city. Obviously you will make all your friends jealous for not coming along.
Get on board of the traditional Karaka ship from the times of Dubrovnik Republic. Immediately you will feel like you have sailed back in time and immersed yourself in history. Sail around Dubrovnik on the same ship used to film Game of Thrones.
Discover GOT behind the scenes, take cool photos in costumes on board and sip on Dragon Blood cocktails. Definitely you will enjoy this unique 1 hour experience, with its beautiful panoramic views of the Old Town.
If you book both the walking tour and panorama cruise, very attractive Game of Thrones activities in Dubrovnik, you get a discount.
After exploring the Old Town and filling your bellies with food, head out to Lapad bay for some different scenery. Half way down the promenade is cafe bar Promenade with its Game of Cocktails, GOT inspired cocktail list.
Try how the Mother of Dragons tastes like, and see for yourself how big actually The Imp is. Unusual and exotic ingredients like violet liqueur, passion puree and magic mix with their distinctive flavours will surely delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Careful though, one too many and you might be knocked off your feet and starting your own walk of shame.
Lokrum island is a beautiful nature reserve, but also home to the original Iron Throne HBO used during filming. Taking your very own picture on the real Iron Throne is gonna be probably the best souvenir you will have from this trip!
Find out fun facts about the series and how the cast felt filming in Croatia, in a free GOT exhibition. Take advantage of this unique opportunity tucked away on the islands, in the Monastery.
Exploring this charming little island full of bunnies and peacocks is something you do not want to miss in Dubrovnik!
Find a perfect souvenir to bring back home to your friends and family in the official Game of Thrones shop. This is the only shop that has a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne you can take pictures on.
To take pictures on the throne, you have to buy a souvenir or pay a 10 euro fee.
Tip: play the Game of Thrones escape room and get a free picture on the Throne
The Lovrijenac Fortress is a stunning location that was used as the exterior of the Red Keep in King’s Landing. This fortress is a must-visit for Game of Thrones fans, as it’s where several iconic scenes from the show were filmed. The fortress is also a great location for tourists, offering a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea.
The Pile Gate is the entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik and was used as the entrance to King’s Landing in season 2 of Game of Thrones. This gate has historical significance as it dates back to the 16th century and was used as a defense mechanism for the city.
St. Dominic Street is a charming street located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It was used as the market in King’s Landing in season 2 of Game of Thrones. Tourists will love exploring this street, as it’s full of shops, restaurants, and beautiful architecture.
The Jesuit Staircase is located within the Old Town Dubrovnik and was used as the location for Cersei’s walk of shame in season 5 of Game of Thrones. This location is worth a visit for its historical significance, as it was built in the 18th century and is a stunning example of Baroque architecture.
The Rector’s Palace is a beautiful palace located in the heart of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It was used as the exterior of the Spice King’s Palace in Qarth in several seasons of Game of Thrones. Tourists will love exploring the palace, as it’s full of history and culture.
The Minčeta Tower is one of the most iconic locations in Dubrovnik. It was used as the House of the Undying in Qarth in season 2 of Game of Thrones. This location is worth a visit for its historical significance, as it was built in the 15th century and offers a stunning view of the city.
Lokrum Island is a beautiful island located just a short boat ride from Dubrovnik. It served as the location for the city of Qarth in season 2 of Game of Thrones. Tourists will love exploring the island, as it’s full of lush botanical gardens, historic landmarks, and beautiful beaches as well as the home to the original Iron Throne used to film Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik.
Located just outside the city walls, Gradac Park offers stunning views of the city and the Adriatic Sea. The park was transformed into the King’s Landing gardens for the Purple Wedding scene, where King Joffrey Baratheon met his untimely demise. Visitors can explore the park, which features beautiful greenery and historic landmarks, and relive the infamous scene from the show.
The Hotel Belvedere served as the filming location for several scenes in the show. While the Hotel Belvedere is no longer open to the public due to renovations, fans can still visit the location and take photos outside the hotel. It’s located just outside the city walls, so it’s a convenient stop for visitors who are exploring the city.
Trsteno Arboretum is located about 20 minutes outside of Dubrovnik and is the oldest arboretum in Croatia, dating back to the 15th century. In the show, it served as the gardens of the Red Keep, where several scenes featuring fan-favorite characters such as Olenna Tyrell and Sansa Stark took place.
Visitors to Trsteno Arboretum can explore the gardens and enjoy the stunning scenery, which includes a variety of exotic plants and trees. They can also visit the famous Neptune Fountain, which was featured in several Game of Thrones scenes.
The locals do whatever they can to stay away from the Old Town because of the notorious crowds and heat that comes with the summer months. If you are visiting Old Town Dubrovnik filming locations in the summer here are some local tips:
In conclusion, Dubrovnik is a must-visit destination for Game of Thrones fans and tourists alike. The city’s stunning architecture, rich history, and beautiful landscapes make it the perfect location for filming a TV series. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a unique travel experience, a self-guided tour of the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik is an adventure you won’t want to miss.
We hope these ideas of Game of Thrones things to do in Dubrovnik will inspire you for a great GOT holidays.
If you tried one of these, please leave a comment bellow and tell us how it was. Or tell us what other cool and interesting activities you would recommend other travellers to do and Game of Thrones fans in Dubrovnik!