GAME OF THRONES TOUR – SUMMER IS COMING!
Game of Thrones is a world of its own, a fantasy realm with a rich, detailed history and iconography that captivates you and makes you feel an integral part of its vivid storyline. No wonder Croatia was chosen as a crucial filming location for the fourth season of the show, since its history reaches far into ancient times, and its architecture and monuments speak of eras long gone. We are thrilled to offer you a completely authentic Game of Thrones Summer tour!
DAY 1 - Split
Arrival to the Split Airport. Transfer to the hotel. After check in, free time for individual programmes. Dinner at the hotel restaurant.
DAY 2 – Split, Excursion to Šibenik (The New Throne) & NP Krka with stop in Bravoos (Kaštela)
After breakfast they will have a transfer to Šibenik.
First stop is Kaštela, castles in Croatian, and this part of the Dalmatian coast is rife with them. Located between Split and Trogir, the “town” of Kaštela is actually composed of seven coastal villages built around 15th century castles. At the time, upper-crust families in Split felt greatly threatened by the march of the Ottoman Turks into Europe. One by one, they filed into Kaštela bay and built fortified mansions for themselves. Because of it, Kaštela serve perfectly as a set for the mystery region of Doreen the mighty.
After Kaštela we welcome you to the New Throne, known as the City of Šibenik, whose fortified walls and ancient architecture were seen in the fifth season of the Game of Thrones. Šibenik is known as The King’s City, for it was the court of Croatian King Krešimir the 4th in the 11th century, and now you’ll witness it fusing with the world of the Game of Thrones. A perpetual stronghold for many rulers, Šibenik is protected by four fortresses on each of its side: the Fortress of St. Nicholas, St. Michael, St. John and the Šubićevac Fortress. In series, Šibenik and its fortresses represented Braavos, the greatest and most powerful of the Free Cities.
Then we’ll move away from the city and return to the nature, where you can’t miss the Krka National Park, the backdrop to numerous nature scenes in the show’s fourth season. It is a breathtaking place, and its cascading waterfalls will leave you mesmerized and refreshed, as you swoon into the greens of its flora and the blues of its crystal clear water.
We’ll finish the day with a dinner in a beautiful, picturesque agro tourism state where you’ll enjoy both the ambient as well as a delicious three-course homemade meal.
DAY 3 – Split, sea excursion to Hvar, Pakleni, Vis, Blue and Green cave
After you finish the breakfast, we will transfer you to the speedboat and start our semi-private five islands tour.
First stop is lovely Island of Hvar, the sunniest place on Earth, a favorite destination to those who know how to travel well, and a perfect backdrop to A Game of Thrones. A peaceful retreat or perhaps Slaver’s Bay? The island’s capitol is an ancient town of the same name, rich with history and a thriving art scene.
Hell’s Islands, or ‘Paklenjaci’ is a group of small picturesque islands just outside of Hvar, and a destination easily reachable by speed boat. Many have found peace and seclusion on Hell’s Islands, as they are home to charming taverns and small family hotels. Time moves slowly here.
Second stop in our nautical journey is the Island of Vis – raw, isolated from the mainland, charismatic and beautiful. Your tour of Vis wouldn’t be complete without visiting a tiny nearby island called Biševo. With an official population of fifteen souls, the limestone Island of Biševo is the home of the Blue Cave, one of the most magical places in the Mediterranean. Located in the Balun Bay, the Blue Cave was initially described and painted by Baron Eugen von Ransonet, and until the 18th century, was accessible only by diving. Illuminated by both the Sun and the Moon, the inside of the cave glows with an incredible aquamarine light and it will leave you breathless.
DAY 4 – Split, excursion to Radmanove Mlinice – Blue & Red lake Imotski-Ston-Dubrovnik
We will travel to the amazing Radmanove Mlinice situated at the river Cetina and then we will proceed to Imotski, whose ancient stone architecture is a new home to the Game of Thrones. You’ll travel to a place where fantasy does indeed meet reality, as you’re introduced to the natural wonders of the Red and Blue Lake. Red, like the blood of the fallen, and Blue, like the royal attire of Daenerys, both deeper than you can imagine.
We will also stop to see some of the other filming locations such as Baško polje, a beautiful scenery underneath the mountain Biokovo and its million dollar view to Dalmatian islands, a place where Daenerys also found her rest and comfort watching the sea and islands.
In Imotski we will visit a winery and treat ourselves with a wine tasting. On our way to Dubrovnik one of our stops is the Great Wall of Croatia – Ston Wall. Not only famous by it great walls but also well known for the oyster which we will definitely try out.
Just before we reach Dubrovnik we will have a dinner stop at Ombla river and enjoy delicacies.
DAY 5 – Excursion to Dubrovnik (King’s Landing)
After breakfast private transfer to Dubrovnik. Finally, the legendary City of Dubrovnik. For most of its history, a republic of its own and a beacon of diplomacy, Dubrovnik’s independent spirit is as strong as ever. You already know this city, for this is King’s Landing, a host to the revelries of Robert Baratheon, the excess lifestyle of Prince Joffrey, and the cunning wit of Tyrion Lannister.
Walk onto Red Keep, here known as Lovrijenac Fortress. Follow the trails of Arya Stark, and see where Daenerys, the Queen of Dragons, gave freedom to her fire-breathing flying creatures.
Walk through the palace gardens of King’s Landing, where gossip and intrigue foreshadowed battles, a place known in our world as Arboretum Trsteno. This luscious combination of green plant-life and superb architecture of yesteryear tells tails of royalty, and is the oldest arboretum in this part of Europe.
DAY 6 – Split (Meereen), excursion to Klis-Žrnovnica mill and quarry-Diocletian’s palace
Guests will have a breakfast and free time till 16:30 when the tour starts.
There we will follow the path of Daenerys as she seeks to conquer Slaver’s Bay and free the slaves of Meereen. The 1700-year-old Mediterranean metropolis of Split transforms into Meereen, as you start the final chapter of your tour at Diocletian’s Palace, its ancient basements and narrow streets, where freed slaves sought revenge upon their masters.
Most amazing panoramic view you will see from top of Klis Fortress, as it transforms into the Meereen throne, where Daenerys set the slaves free and crucified their wicked owners.
Travel to the suburbs, to the town’s quarry, where the Unsullied battled for Daenerys. Then we will continue to the town of Žrnovnica, whose green mill was used for Missandei’s bathing scene – the perfect spot to have a finishing dinner.
DAY 7 – Split
Guests will have breakfast. After that check out and transfer to the Split airport.