Game of Thrones Tour in Dubrovnik

If you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, um, why not? Stop reading this right now and go watch! I’ll be here when you’re done. It is the most widely watched show in the world, not to mention the most popular TV show of all time with a six million dollar budget per episode and epic film locations.

King's Landin

One of those epic locations happens to be Dubrovnik, Croatia which serves as the capital of Westeros, King’s Landing.

Again, if you are not watching, you may want to reconsider your life’s choices.

I found a private tour for myself and a group of people who were all in town to attend a wedding. We are all big time GOT dorks enthusiasts, as was the guide Antun, which was super fun.

The Major Locations

The Red Keep

The Red Keep Dubrovnik

This is actually Fort Lovrijenic which looks down at the walled old town of Dubrovnik. It’s a bit of a hike to get up here but well worth it. The views are stunning!  Many scenes shot here including Joffrey’s name ceremony and Cersei’s “power is power” speech to Littlefinger.

Game of Thrones DubrovnikHaving a Cersei moment looking down at my subjects in King’s Landing.
Battle of the Blackwater

The water just between the fort and the walls were used in the Battle of the Blackwater.

This pier was used in many scenes including when Littlefinger tried to convince Sansa to escape from King’s Landing.

Game of Thrones Tour DUbrovnik

These little doors represented a poor area of town where the slaying of King Robert’s bastards took place.

Game of Thrones Dubrovnik


The City Walls

The walls around Dubrovnik are often used in various ways.  One section served as the House of the Undying in Qarth. Varys and Tyrion plotted their battle strategy looking out from the walls.

Game of Thrones Dubrovnik

I’m just plotting where to have my next cocktail!

Game of Thrones Dubrovnik


The Joffrey Riots

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones

That infamous scene where the King and his party walked down these steps and riots ensued.

The steps below were used when somebody would stand on the top and speak to a crowd. One example was when anti-Joffrey sentiment was rising in the city.

Game of Thrones Dubrovnik


The Atonement Steps

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones

Ahh…Cersei’s walk of shame. One of the most memorable scenes of the series. We were sort of dying to re-enact this.  At this point Antun had a surprise…props!  Some swords including Arya’s sword, needle and best of all, the shame bell.

I had to play with Needle. “Stick them with the pointy end!”

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones

This tour had a lot of real history too which was very interesting.

Here is a link to the tour.

Happy Game of Throne-ing!

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About The Author

Cherene Saradar

Cherene is a travel expert with 30 years of experience in over 100 countries and 7 continents. She has traveled solo to over 50 countries. She is also a nurse anesthesiologist with over 20 years of healthcare experience. Her passions include wildlife travel and visiting wine regions of the world.


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  3. Laura | 28th Jul 16

    Great post Cherene!! Beautiful photos and unique experience !!

    • csaradar | 30th Jul 16

      Thanks so much!

  4. Sherri | 24th Jul 16

    Awesome experience! I have yet to watch GOT because I’m waiting on a certain someone to watch it with from the beginning!
    What a beautiful part of the world that is!
    Thanks for the tour!

    • csaradar | 27th Jul 16

      I can’t wait for the both of you to watch!! Glad you liked the post!

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