GAME OF THRONES TOUR – WINTER 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 at Vetus Itinera Travel Agency, are thrilled to offer you a completely authentic Game of Thrones experience in Croatia.
DAY 1 – King’s Landing, Dubrovnik
Welcome to 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 Danaerys, the Queen of Dragons, gave freedom to her fire-breathing flying creatures.
You will also 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 2 – Blue and Green secrets of Imotski
Today we travel to the town of Imotski, whose ancient stone architecture is a new home to the Game of Thrones. On the northwest outskirts of town, 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 Danaerys, both deeper than you can imagine.
We will visit the famous vinery and have a wine tasting before we continue our tour.
On our way, we will see some of the other filming locations such as Baško polje, a beautiful scenery underneath the mountain Biokovo and its million dolar view to Dalmatian islands, a place where Danaerys also found her rest and comfort.
We will have our dinner at Omiš town right next to the mystical river Cetina.
DAY 3 – Šibenik, The New Thrones
We welcome you to the New Throne, so to say, the City of Šibenik, whose fortified walls and ancient architecture are yet to be 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 GoT world, Šibenik and its fortresses are most probably to represent Braavos, the greatest and most powerful of the Free Cities.
Move away from the city and return to nature, as we welcome you to 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 3 course homemade meal.
DAY 4 – Kaštela, Trogir – Doreen
Kastela means castles in Croatian and this part of the Dalmatian coast is rife with them. Located between Split and Trogir, the “town” of Kastela is actually composed of seven coastal villages built around 15th and 16th-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 Kastela bay and built fortified mansions. Because of it, Kastela serve perfectly as a set for the mystery region of Doreen.
Trogir – an amphibian city, so old that its foundations – Illyrian, Hellenistic and Roman, under the current medieval versions – literally grow up out of Adriatic is the perfect continuity of our GoT story. But not just because of the historical monuments and palaces (the whole old town of Trogir is under UNESCO protection) but also because of its myths and legends that fulfill the story (Kairos- ancient Greek God of opportunity, luck and favorable moments).We’ll end the day with a magical dinner.
DAY 5 – Split, Klis
Follow the path of Danaerys 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.
Walk the path to the 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 Danaerys. 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.