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Valar Morghulis again to all my dear Thronies!

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Now that we've seen that Jon Snow is alive we can go on with the tours... Unfortunately only one scene from the 6th season was shot in Dubrovnik - Cersei waiting for the boat that brings princess Myrcela's coffin to King's Landing.

In my previous blog I wrote a description of the shorter version of Game of Thrones walking tour and this time I would like to write about the longer, full day, tour.

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones full day walking tour starts with scenic drive to Trsteno village. Trsteno is situated approx 15 min drive north from Dubrovnik. Our drive takes us to the coastline where they shot the scene with Jaime Lannister and Bronn.

Tour continues to the Arboretum park, the oldest arboretum in  this part of the world. Founded in 15th century by noble family Gozze who ordered to all sea captains to bring from their voyages plants and seeds. We will take the walk through the park to the beautiful terrace where Olenna Tyrell has had her lemon cakes. We will also visit Neptun's fountain where Dontos gave purple necklace to Sansa, just before her wedding with King Joffrey.

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Drive takes us back to Dubrovnik and our driver will drop us off at Gradac Park, park that used to be the place where in the medieval times Dubrovnik Republic hanged all the traitors... It is funny when I tell you that on the same spot King Joffrey died on his wedding day, the Purple Wedding.

Next stop is Lovrjenac fortress, or as they named it in the show the Red Keep... All about that visit you can read in my previous blog, so Joffrey's name-day celebration, scene when the peasants tried to rape Sansa but Hound saved her, when Tyrion slaps Joffrey and the last but not the least - conversation between Cersei and lord Baelish - what is power, knowledge or power.

Walking down to Kolorina bay we have to stop to take the photos where all the fans stop - place where Sansa stood watching the ships sail by.

Next stop - the city walls, 1,9 Km long, over 1000 steps and every single step is worth the visit. Of course, there is a huge difference between King's Landing and Dubrovnik since so much was digitally added but here you will walk the same path Cersei and Tommen walked, you can run the same way Daenerys runned while looking for the entrance to the House of the Undying, and you will see the place there Mountain practiced for his fight with Oberyn.

Walking through the narrow streets of the Old Town we will stop in front of the Rector's Palace to see the place where Daenerys asked the Spice King to send his ships to conquer King's Landing... and she was rejected.

SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! We will do the walk of shame but instead of entering the castle (that doesn't exist) we will turn right and take the boat to paradise aka Lokrum island. It is also known as a ''cursed island'' since according to the old legend the Benedictine priests cursed it when they have been evicted from the island. Priests sailed around the island the whole night holding the candles upside down saying the prayers in reverse order... all the owners of the island shall die by unnatural causes. It is also known as the ancient city of Qarth and here we will visit the garden where the welcome party for Daenerys took place. If you watched the show carefully then probably you noticed that most of the decorations in the garden were peacocks - sure they were since there is a whole colony of the peacock living here!

What else can we do to finish such a tour if not by sitting on the Iron Throne! The Benedictine Monastery holds inside the original replica of the throne and the visitor's center was established here in 2015.

After all this walking the best way to relax and re-charge your batteries is to jump to the crystal clear blue sea and carpe diem!

Even longer version will follow so stay tuned....

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