Step onto the shores of Kings Landing

Few shows have captured global imagination as much as multi-award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. A small group or private tour of Croatia is highly recommended for Game of Thrones fans. Such is the wealth of filming locations all across Croatia, you’d be hard-pressed not to think you’d landed in the real-life Seven Kingdoms!

Entire cities and regions have doubled up as GoT counterparts: Most easily recognizable are King’s Landing (Dubrovnik), and Meereen (Split); keen fans will also recognize Qarth (in Lokrum), Braavos (Sibenik), the Eyrie (Ston), and the wilds of inner Westeros (Krka National Park). 

Dubrovnik and Split are a must for any Game of Thrones tour. A walking tour of Dubrovnik and its’ city walls will take in Pile Gate ( entrance to King’s Landing), Lovrijenac Fortress (the Red Keep), Trsteno Arboretum (King’s Landings’ palace gardens), Bokar Fortress (Pile Harbour and the Blackwater Bay), and the St. Dominika Street (Cersei’s ‘walk of shame’). In Split, you’ll discover Diocletian’s Palace (Daenerys’ throne room and dragon keep), Zrnovnica (Meereen gates), and Klis Fortress (the crucifixion of Meereen’s slave rulers). 

Our specialist GoT small group or private tours will take in as many of these locations as possible. Led by our expert tour guides – huge fans of the show themselves – you’ll discover hugely significant filming locations from all across the series, alongside all the other great highlights of Croatia – scenery, beaches, fine food, memorable accommodation, and fantastic hospitality.

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Game of Thrones Tours Filming Locations in Croatia

Our exciting Game of Thrones tour includes privately guided tours to a number of iconic filming locations in the series.

Klis Fortress

Klis Fortress - City of Meeren

This ancient fortress just outside the city of Split, has an enviable mountain location offering exceptional views over Split and the gorgeous Adriatic ocean. The fortress has been used a strategic stronghold resisting countless attacks and protecting nearby Split, it has also served as a royal castle to many ancient Croatian Kings.

Klis Fortress was used in the series to film Daenerys seizing the city of Meereen and freeing the slaves from their masters. This dramatic fortress offers forms a key plot in the series where Khaleesi punishes the rules of Meereen by nailing them to crosses for all the slaves to see.

Diocletian Palace basement

Diocletian's Palace - Where the Dragons are kept

The 1700-year-old UNESCO listed Diocletian’s Palace is the most famous landmark in Split and plays another key role in the series. The palace was originally built by one of Rome’s greatest emperors Diocletian as his retirement residence. The cellars of this famous palace were used to store rubbish over the years until 1952 when it was excavated to allow visitors to walk through the tunnels.

It is within the palace walls and cellars that Daenerys trains her 3 dragons and is also where the scene in season four takes place where the slaves sit around the fire and decide whether or not to support her.

St. Dominika Street

St. Dominika Street - Streets of Kings Landing

St Dominika Street is based within Dubrovnik’s UNESCO listed Old Town and features narrow lanes and ancient stone houses.

This picturesque street was used in several of the Game of Thrones scenes throughout the series. These include the killing of King Robert’s illegitimate sons by Queen Cersei and Queen Cersei being forced to walk through the town naked as a sign of penance. Rumor from the set has it that more than 1,000 actresses applied for the role as her naked body double to play the part.

Lovrijenac Fortress

Lovrijenac Fortress - The Red Keep

Built in the 16th century, this fortress features 12m thick walls and was built by the Croatian’s to avoid the impending invasion by the Venetian’s. The logic behind this cunning move was that the Venetian’s would see the fortress and believe that it was an impregnable fortress around the city to protect it. In any case, it worked and avoided Dubrovnik being captured.

The fortress was used in the series as the Red Keep where numerous scenes were filmed including the tournament to honor King Joffrey’s name day.

Lovrijenac Fortress and Pile Bay

Pile Bay - Blackwater Bay

Based on the Western side of the city, Pile offers superb views of Bokar Fortress and Lovrijenac Fortress. It was once a key transport hub for sailors arriving to the western side of the city and even today remains a popular spot for eagle-eyed photographers.

It features heavily in the series and is used as Blackwater Bay. One of the main scenes, as featured in series three, was filmed here where Sansa Stark and Lord Baelish discuss escape plans following King Joffrey’s death.

Trsteno Arboretum

Trsteno Arboretum - Palace Gardens of King's Landing

These lush gardens which offer truly breathtaking views over the Adriatic ocean were built in the 15th century. Set just outside Dubrovnik, the Trsteno Arboretum was used in the filming of Game of Thrones as the palace gardens to Kings Landing. It is in these gardens in season three that you witness Sansa Stark revealing secrets about King Joffrey to Lady Olenna. It is also in these gardens that Lord Varys and Lady Olenna actively discuss the safety of Sansa Stark and where you feel the plot to poison King Joffrey would have materialized.

Mineeta Tower

Mineeta Tower - House of the Undying

The Mineeta Tower is the highest point in the city of Dubrovnik, which offers unrivaled views across the enchanting Old Town. Visitors to the tower can walk along the city walls and marvel at the terracotta rooftops in the Old Town below.

This prominent tower was used in the filming of Daenerys and Jorah Mormont attempting to enter the House of the Undying as Daenerys attempts to retrieve her stolen dragons.

 

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