Game of Thrones and Dubrovnik are forever connected. Ever since the second season was filmed in the city the two have been joined eternally. With the six season recently broadcast and the seventh season due to be filmed in Dubrovnik at the end of the summer we decided to check out the Dubrovnik “Game of Thrones” offer.
Over a dozen locations around the historic city of Dubrovnik have been used by the HBO production team, as well as the island of Lokrum and the Trsteno Arboretum. The best way to check out all the locations in the city is to take a walking tour; all of the locations are within walking distance. We checked out a tour with the professional guide Ivan Vuković, basically we tagged along.
The Game of Thrones tour started in the city, on the Stradun, with a briefing of what to expect, it was a two-hour tour. We moved onto the Pile Gate, through the Pile Park and then onto the Bay of Pile where the Battle of Blackwater was filmed. We had walked less than 250 metres and already we had passed four Game of Thrones locations. And at every location there was a photo explanation of the real life location where we were standing.
Onto one of the highlights of the tour, the St. Lawrence Fortress, the location for so many sections from season two to season six. The views over the Old City are stunning and the Game of Thrones atmosphere was special.
Back into town and onto more Game of Thrones scenes, including the iconic steps where the “Walk of Shame,” was filmed. Our knowledgeable guide was not only well clued-up on the city, but he was also a keen Game of Thrones fan. Every question throw at him but the group was answered in seconds, truly a great tour.
Check out the Dubrovnik – Game of Thrones tours here.