Getting down to the last few days of the cruise!
On Monday we ported in Dubrovnik. I was the most excited to visit Dubrovnik when I found out that is where they filmed Game of Thrones. We had pre-booked a Game of Thrones tour in the city through Viator.
The boat offered a bus shuttle to the old city area. It was $16 round-trip, per trip.
We went down to the old city a little early before our tour. When we got there it was beautiful out.
We decided to go into the city to check it out.
When our tour started we went to Fort Lovrijenac first. It was up high on the hill, outside of the city gates.
Our tour guide was a local who told us about applying multiple times to be on Game of Thrones and never making it. She also told us all about the history of the city and showed us pictures of where we were and the scenes from the movie.
The architecture was beautiful. I can understand why they choose to shoot the show there.
The city itself has a giant wall around it. In the show that is the wall surrounding King’s Landing.
As we were in the fort it started to rain…then it started to pour.
They had forecasted rain, so I had a poncho with me.
I was ok with the rain. I had to put my camera away, but I wanted to keep going on the tour. Our guide kind of kept us in the fort, hoping it would pass. After about 20 minutes we told her we wanted to see the rest of the tour so we went down into the city.
The city wasn’t the best for rain. Water was literally falling down stairs like a waterfall!
Most of the city are small alleys and stairs. Cars are not allowed inside the walls. Even when they film they have to carry everything in.
We saw where Cersei started her walk of shame.
Then stopped at a few other filming locations.
Then we learned about a famous guy who has a statue and everyone rubs his nose!
After we walked through the city, we headed onto the wall (no not that wall).
The ground was slippery in the city, and the wall was just as bad. Now we had to make sure we didn’t fall over!
In the show they digitally add the Red Keep and the other taller buildings.
As we were on the wall the storm got worse. It started raining really had and then the lightning started.
We decided to get off the wall. Standing on the highest point with metal umbrellas seemed like a bad idea. At this point our tour was over anyway. I had wanted to go around the whole city wall, but once you got off you had to pay to go back up again.
Instead we went and found the Iron Throne replica. If you bought a souvenir the photo on the throne was free. The prices there were crazy though!
At this point we were soaking wet, it was pouring and the food prices were astronomical. We decided to head back to the boat.
Of course about 30 minutes after we got back the rain stopped and the sun was shining.
My original plan was to go to the bar in the side of the wall that I had read about called Bouza Bar. Cheryl and I kept debating if we should pay the $16 again to go back, but in the end decided not to. I wish I had now, but something for me to keep on my bucket list!
That night we had dinner and then went to the piano bar.
Three more days left and I was running low on clothes!!