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4 Reasons to go on a Private Game of Thrones Tour in Dubrovnik

As city breaks go, there’s few that can match up to the history and beauty of Dubrovnik. The ancient city walls, which still bare scars from its worn-torn past, provide a permanent reminder of how Dubrovnik has managed to survive – and thrive – for over five centuries. But did you know that you can book a private Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik?


Walking through the narrow cobbled streets and bustling markets is a flashback to times gone by. This palpable feeling of yesteryear, along with its setting alongside the picturesque Adriatic Sea, made it the perfect location to represent the mythical kingdom of Westeros from the HBO series Game of Thrones.


Game of thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik


Private Game of Thrones Tour in Dubrovnik


The popularity of the TV series has led to a tourism boom in the city, with fans from all over the world visiting to get a taste of writer George RR Martin’s fantasy world. That’s led to Dubrovnik’s private tours selling out almost every day.


We’re going to tell you why they’re so popular, and why you should take one, below:


Season Eight is Still Months Away


The coastal city of Dubrovnik, which is famed for its terracotta rooftops, has played host to some of Game of Thronesmost famous scenes since season two. 


From standing in the same spot where Joffrey Baratheon took his last breath to take the same walk of shame as Cersei Lannister, a visit to the picturesque city is one of the best ways to fill in the wait for the final season. The views alone are a reason to go on a private Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik, but we admit that isnt the only reason! 


Private Tours Offer Greater Flexibility


One of the joys of being on holiday is that you aren’t tied to any strict timetable; you’re free to do what you want when you want. A private tour plays very much into this ethos, with the choice of pick up location, meeting time and tour itinerary all in your own hands.


Gaining access to many of the filming locations involves climbing ancient stone stairwells, so the added bonus of being able to go at your own pace is something you can enjoy when you book a private Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik.  This also means you can stay at certain filming locations longer than others. There’s no one hurrying you along to the next spot, which means you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself into the fictional city of Westeros.


You Won’t Miss Out on Any Information


All private tours are carried out by an experienced local tour guide who will be able to tell you about some of the city’s hidden gems that can’t be found online.


Having a walking and talking encyclopedia about all things Dubrovnik means you’ll get the chance to find out about how the city came to be the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Other juicy tidbits of information, such as how the production company handled watching crowds and where the cast went out for drinks, will all be conveyed over the course of a tour.


While guides of larger group tours often try their best to convey this information to a crowd, it’s easy for it to get lost amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. Thankfully, with a private tour, you have the added reassurance that your guide will always be within earshot.


Enviable Holiday Snaps


No holiday photo album is complete without a snap of The Iron Throne, and in Dubrovnik, you can sit on an exact replica!


Other photograph opportunities include standing on the spectacular city walls, which were famously attacked by the Baratheons in season two, and the beautiful gardens of Trsteno Arboretum, where Sansa Stark has numerous meetings with the Tyrell family.


Being in a private group means you won’t have to compete with hordes of other tourists and you can re-take any photographs until you get the perfect shot.


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Nia McKenna

Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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