The HBO original series Game of Thrones was filmed in several exotic locations throughout Europe. The coastal region of Croatia just happened to be one of these locations. There are numerous areas along the Croatian coast where many scenes of Game of Thrones were shot. As a result, thousands of tourists come to Croatia from around the world each year to visit them. This region of the country is called Dalmatia. It lies adjacent to the beautiful aqua blue Adriatic Sea. Today, I’m here to introduce the best Game of Thrones Croatia.
The Best Game of Thrones Croatia Tours
If you plan on traveling to Croatia to visit these settings from the show, there are many different tours that you can go on to see them. Below are the top 4:
1) The Ultimate Game of Thrones Croatia tour by Bus
If you want to see as many sites from Game of Thrones as you can in the shortest amount of time, then you will want to take this bus tour. You’ll go to the historic town of Trogir which is where the City of Qarth was filmed. As you move on to the city of Split, you will see the locations for The Slave Rebellion, The City of Meereen, and the Throne Room of Daenerys. Other notable sites include The Gardens of Red Keep in Trsteno, the Journey to Meereen in Makarska, and King’s Landing in Dubrovnik.
2) The Split Tour
The coastal Croatian city of Split has beautiful beaches and scenery. When you take this Game of Thrones Tour, you will be seeing all the locations from the show that were filmed in Split. Diocletian’s Palace is one of the best Game of Thrones sites in this city.
If you go into the historic basement of this palace, you will see the throne room of Daenerys. And if you remember the dragons that were imprisoned on the show, you will recognize the dungeon which caged them. As for the city streets, you will recognize them as being the place where the Slave Rebellion occurred. Other notable sites in Split include Klis Fortress and the water mill where Missandei had her bathing scene.
3) Dubrovnik Tour
Dubrovnik is a city which features the remains of an Old City. You will recognize this Old City because there are huge stone walls from the 16th century which surround it. When you go on the Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Tour, you will see why this city was used for many of the show’s scenes.
First, you will climb the stairs of the famous Fort Lovrjenac. This is where the Red Keep of King’s Landing was filmed. Once you get to the top, you will get to see where the Hound saved Sansa, where Joffrey got slapped by Tyrion, and the location of the Purple Wedding. You will recognize many of the areas from King’s Landing, including the Docks and Gates. When you later go to walk down the streets of the city, you will notice Littlefinger’s Brothel and the Walk of Shame.
4) Game of Thrones Croatia 5 Days Experience
There are just too many locations to visit from Game of Thrones that it cannot be done in 1 or 2 days. You will need to take the 5-Day Experience tour to truly see all your favorite sites that were filmed in Croatia. When you begin this tour, you will be taken to King’s Landing and you’ll have a chance to walk onto the surface of the Red Keep. As you continue on the trails, you will recognize the place where the Queen of Dragons released her fellow flying dragon creatures back into the free world.
Day two will be the Path to Meereen. This is where Daenerys got retribution against the cruel slave owners. As you continue walking, you will see the palace gardens and the Walls of Ston from the 16th century that are 3.5 miles in length.
On Day three, you will visit the beautiful island of Hvar. It is a very sunny location with many smaller and attractive islands around it. The Blue Cave is on this island and it is said to be magical.
On Day four, you will go to the City of Sibenik to see the New Throne. This is actually called The King’s City by the locals. In the 11th century, King Kresimir IV held his court here. There are even 4 fortresses which surround the city as a way of protecting it.
On the fifth and final day of the Game of Thrones Croatia tour, you will visit the city of Split and walk its narrow streets. The tour will further take you into Diocletian’s Palace and down into its ancient basements. Contact Vetus Itinera if you are interested in the 5-day Game of Thrones Croatia tour.
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