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Pile Gate Tours

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Pile Gate
Constructed in 1537, this sturdy gate on the west wall of Dubrovnik’s Old Town was once locked nightly—and the wooden drawbridge leading to it was raised—to prevent intruders from gaining access to the city. More recently, the gate served as a filming location for Game of Thrones, as the site where King Joffrey was unceremoniously pelted with cow dung. 

The Basics
As the main entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, Pile Gate is a natural starting point for any traveler exploring the city on foot. A stone bridge links the outer and inner gates, both of which feature statues of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik’s patron saint. Most walking tours of Dubrovnik Old Town pass through the gate.

Some Game of Thrones tours also stop at the gate, as well as other filming locations on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast, including Fort Lovrijenac, which doubles as the Red Keep, and Trsteno Arboretum, which serves as the gardens of King's Landing. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pile Gate is a must-see for first-time Dubrovnik visitors and history buffs.
  • A tourist information center is located on the Stradun, just past the gate. 
  • Pile Gate is one of several access points for Dubrovnik’s ancient city walls. 
  • The gate has a ramp and is accessible to wheelchair users and strollers.

How to Get There
Pile Gate is situated in the western wall of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and most city buses stop here. The gate is a 3-minute walk from Dubrovnik West Harbor and a 5-minute stroll along the scenic Stradun, the Old Town’s main thoroughfare, from the Old Port. Gruž Port, where many larger cruise ships dock, is about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) away. 

When to Get There 
Dubrovnik is busiest in July and August, with Thursdays through Sundays drawing most crowds. During these times, bottlenecks do form at Pile Gate, especially when crowds of cruise ship passengers arrive en masse. To avoid getting stuck in one of these, come before 10am or after 4pm.
 
The Gates of Dubrovnik
Pile Gate is one of three entrances to Dubrovnik Old Town. On the eastern wall stands Ploče Gate, which is approached via a drawbridge that—as with Pile Gate—was once raised at night to defend against potential invasions. The walled city’s northern entrance, Buža Gate is not as dramatic as Pile or Ploče, but still worth a visit. Be aware that from Buža Gate you’ll have to navigate down a lot of steps to reach the Stradun.
Address: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

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Discover ‘Game of Thrones’ film sites of Dubrovnik on this walking tour that takes in the real-life attractions used for some of the show’s locations. As you explore the city’s World Heritage-listed Old Town with your guide, enjoy views of the red-roofed skyline you know as King’s Landing. Follow in Joffrey’s footsteps at Lovrijenac Fortress, stand where Ayra Stark stood, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about filming in the city. When booking, you can choose to upgrade to include a tour to Trsteno Arboretum, which was used as the palace gardens. This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else.
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Mt Srd Cable Car Ride plus Old Town and City Walls Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Super Saver: Mt Srd Cable Car Ride plus Old Town and City Walls Walking Tour

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Get more for your money with this Dubrovnik Super Saver that combines a cable car trip up to Mt. Srd and a walking tour of the Old Town and the city walls. Ascend up the craggy Mt. Srd in the spacious comfortable cable car affording incredible views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. Then descend to the Old Town and begin an information-packed walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Finally, climb up to the walls, strolling along the medieval fortifications while learning about the fascinating history of the city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Walks - Game of Thrones 2 h Walking Tour + Iron Throne Photo

Dubrovnik Walks - Game of Thrones 2 h Walking Tour + Iron Throne Photo

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Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones on this walking tour of Dubrovnik, the set for the fictional King's Landing. You'll hear behind-the-scenes tales and facts from your guide as you explore, stopping at all the major filming sites to explore and take photos. Enjoy plenty of time to ask questions of your multilingual guide as you travel.
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  • 2 hours
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Dubrovnik Walks - Old Town 1.5 h Discovery Tour

Dubrovnik Walks - Old Town 1.5 h Discovery Tour

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Dubrovnik is known for its history and architecture, but appreciating its many sights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Forget the guidebook and learn from a local on a tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, exploring landmarks including the Franciscan Monastery, Stradun monument, Cathedral of the Assumption, and more. Enjoy the intimate perspective of a walking tour as you gain insight into the city’s far-reaching heritage and culture.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Game of Thrones Extended Tour

Game of Thrones Extended Tour

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Tour Dubrovnik like a royal on this Game of Thrones-themed tour of the city. Follow a guide who was directly involved with Game of Thrones filming en route to top Dubrovnik landmarks such as the Lovrijenac Fortress (the filming site of the Red Keep), and play with swords and props from the show—an exclusive experience fans love. This small-group tour is limited to just nine people for a friendly and personalized outing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car

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Get off your ship and see the most of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by booking this fun, info-packed guided shore excursion. Enjoy jaw-dropping views from atop Mt Srđ, the tall rocky mountain that towers over Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and then stroll the streets of the ciyt with your guide, stopping at the town’s famed sights and landmarks and learning about the intriguing history of Dubrovnik.
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  • 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

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First-timers, even third timers, should not miss this info-packed walking tour of Dubrovnik. Stroll the limestone-covered streets of Old Town, or Stari Grad, with a knowledgeable guide learning the secrets behind the palaces and plazas, cloisters, and cathedrals. Start the tour in the morning, the best time of day to walk the streets of the city. Go from the clock tower to the Assumption Cathedral, traversing the entire Old Town while learning about the history of the place.
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Dubrovnik Walks Combo: Old Town & Ancient City Walls - 2 tours at a discount

Dubrovnik Walks Combo: Old Town & Ancient City Walls - 2 tours at a discount

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Learn why Dubrovnik is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on this tour of the city’s Stari Grad, or Old Town, and its thick centuries old city walls. See the monasteries and churches, the palaces and the burgher houses, learn the history behind them, and stroll the streets with your guide. Hear about daily life in Dubrovnik during the Middle Ages, as well as, during the battles in the early 1990s. Then ascend to the walls, getting great views of the city and the sea. This Combo is a great way to get two tours—of the city and the walls—at one discounted price.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour Dubrovnik

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour Dubrovnik

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Discover Dubrovnik with a local guide on this walking tour though Old Town. Stroll Stradun Street and visit sites and landmarks such as Fort Lovrijenac (also known as "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar"), Pile Gate Onophrio’s Fountain, Rector's Palace, and more. The tour concludes with a walk on a nearby beach that’s popular among locals.
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  • 2 hours
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Dubrovnik Combo: Cable Car Ride to Mount Srd and Old Town Tour

Dubrovnik Combo: Cable Car Ride to Mount Srd and Old Town Tour

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Get the most out of your stay in Dubrovnik by booking this comprehensive combo out. First ascend via cable car Mt Srđ, the craggy mountain that towers over the city, for jaw-dropping views of the walled medieval town. Then, head back down and go on a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, strolling its limestone-blanketed streets and learning about the history of some of its most famous landmarks from St Onofrio’s Fountain to the Cathedral of the Assumption.
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Shore Excursion: Exclusive 'Game of Thrones' Tour(with City Walls ticket)

Shore Excursion: Exclusive 'Game of Thrones' Tour(with City Walls ticket)

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Immerse yourself in King’s Landing, also known as the set in Dubrovnik for the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones' on this Viator Exclusive guided tour. Stand in the center of many of the filming locations in the fictional capital of the Seven Kingdoms. With a local guide, hear gossip about the shooting of the series, see important sites such as the staircase where the infamous ‘walk of shame’ was filmed. This is one shore excursion that any fan of the series should not miss. If you have more time free, upgrade to include a visit to Trsteno Arboretum, the park that features as the King’s Landing palace gardens.
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Exclusive Combo: 'Game of Thrones' in Dubrovnik and Split

Exclusive Combo: 'Game of Thrones' in Dubrovnik and Split

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Go all ‘Game of Thrones’ while in Split by booking this cool combo tour. This Viator Exclusive allows you to walk in the footsteps of your favorite GoT character. Travel to the fictional city of Meereen and stop by the mountainside fortress of Klis. Then go to the real UNESCO World Heritage-listed Diocletian’s Palace. On the second day, go to Dubrovnik and get all the gossip about the series and the filming of the show. Please note: Depending on the availability of the tour, you can decide on the day and the order in which you wish to do the tour.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

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After disembarking from your ship in Dubrovnik, take this exciting shore excursion to the 12th-century city walls of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ See this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site from above, as you traverse the walls with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the fascinating history of Dubrovnik and how the walls have stood the test of time.
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  • 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Ghosts and Mystery Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Ghosts and Mystery Walking Tour

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Discover an alternative side of Dubrovnik on this small-group, evening walking tour. Setting off from the Boninovo cliffs after dark, you’ll visit some of the city’s spookiest corners, from a historical graveyard and Gradac Park to Renaissance–era palaces. As you go, your guide will share macabre stories and centuries-old legends from the city’s long history. The tour concludes in the Old Town, at the centrally located Pile Gate.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Epic "GAME OF THRONES" Tour

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Designed for fans of the epic HBO series, this Dubrovnik ‘Game of Thrones’ tour takes you behind the scenes in Old Town to the filming locations fantastically transformed into King’s Landing. Gaze out over Blackwater Bay, dare to step inside the Red Keep, and follow Cersei’s walk of shame. Hear inside stories from the set, and feel the weight of the Iron Throne for yourself with a power-hungry photo op.
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  • 2 hours
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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Sea Kayak and Snorkeling Small-Group Tour

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Sea Kayak and Snorkeling Small-Group Tour

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After your cruise ship docks in Dubrovnik, ensure you’ll see the city from a totally fresh perspective by booking this exciting kayak and snorkeling shore excursion. No previous kayaking or snorkeling experience is necessary. The guide will teach you right there on the spot! Learn about the history of the city from the local guides and spend some time snorkeling below the surface of the Adriatic Sea, gawking at marine life. This small-group tour ensures you’ll have an amazing excursion.
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  • 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

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Want an insider’s look at Dubrovnik? After your cruise ship docks at the new port of Dubrovnik, take this informative and fun shore excursion to get an action packed introductory tour of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ Start the tour in the morning, which will allow you to see the highlights of the city, and then do further exploring in the afternoon. Traverse the Old Town, or Stari Grad, from the Ploce to the Pile Gates, with a guide at your side and learn about the fascinating history of the place.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour (entrance ticket included)

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Spend a morning discovering Dubrovnik’s crowing jewels — its medieval walls and UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town — on this 3-hour walking tour. Stroll along the Stradun, the Old Town’s main promenade, topped and tailed by Orlando’s Column and Onofrio's Fountain. Take in ancient landmarks such as the Franciscan Monastery and the Church of St Blaise before deviating down side streets lined with shops, restaurants and further architectural delights. Then, cap your tour with a walk along the city walls for sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea.
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  • 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Old Town Walking Tour plus Sea Kayak and Snorkeling

Dubrovnik Super Saver: Old Town Walking Tour plus Sea Kayak and Snorkeling

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Combine city sightseeing with a sea kayaking and snorkeling experience on this full-day Dubrovnik Super Saver that saves you 10 percent! Begin the day with a casual walking tour of the city’s UNESCO-World-Heritage-listed Old Town, strolling down the limestone-paved Stradun, the widest street in city of narrow lanes, as well as ancient churches and monasteries. Then, hop in a kayak and do some paddling in the azure-colored Adriatic, heading over to the leafy island of Lokrum. This tour is limited to no more than 20 people.
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  • 1 day
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Dubrovnik 2 Hour Walking Tour

Dubrovnik 2 Hour Walking Tour

Learn from your local guide about Old Part of Dubrovnik Town and explore its monuments including the Franciscan Monastery, the monuments in Stradun, Cathedral of the Assumption, and more. Enjoy the personal experience of a walking tour while you learn about the heritage and ancient culture of the city.
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  • 2 hours
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$107.90
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Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls

Walls of Liberty: an audio tour of Dubrovnik's rich history along the city walls

Journey through the centuries of history on a self guided audio tour of this breathtaking city where you’ll hear the tales of war, conflict and the political struggles that Dubrovnik has endured, including the last siege during the Homeland War from the early 1990s. Despite all the hardships from the past, the city still stands strong and proud and offers visitors breathtaking views and scenes that will leave a big impression all on their own. Highlights include: - The panoramic views of the old city and the clear blue Adriatic sea - The Fort of St Lawrence and the legend about its beginnings - The story of the catastrophic Big Earthquake 1667 - St John Fort and the maritime endeavours of Dubrovnik - Minčeta Tower, the symbol of the city's independence - The siege of Dubrovnik 1991-1992
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Private Dubrovnik War Stories Tour with Local Expert Guide

Private Dubrovnik War Stories Tour with Local Expert Guide

Return to the event that formed Dubrovnik - the Homeland War. This private tour will show you what occurred previously to the war and tell you all about the horrendous actions happening during the war. Travel through Old Town and listen to all the war tales only locals know of. ● Private tour of Dubrovnik ● Your guide will tell you all about the times of war in this ancient city ● Visit the Memorial Room of the Defenders and take a glance at the photographs!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Game of Thrones Tour in Dubrovnik with Friendly Local Guide

Game of Thrones Tour in Dubrovnik with Friendly Local Guide

Follow the Game of Thrones scenes filmed in Dubrovnik. See numerous relics in Old Town including Lovrjenac Fort and Pile Gate that appear in the successful HBO series. Discover Dubrovnik’s past with your expert guide. ● Traverse locations where the show was filmed ● Skip the trouble of navigating through the city and follow your guide ● Hear about local history and view landmarks like Pile Gate
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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Private Walking Tour in Dubrovnik: Must See and Hidden Gems with Local Expert

Private Walking Tour in Dubrovnik: Must See and Hidden Gems with Local Expert

Discover Dubrovnik along with your private local guide on a refreshing walking tour through Old Town. Take a stroll on Stradun Street and visit beautiful sites and historical landmarks like Fort Lovrijenac, also referred to as "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar", the Pile Gate Onophrio’s Fountain, the breathtaking Rector's Palace, and more! The tour through Old Town concludes with a slow and inspirational walk on a nearby beach, popular among locals. This adventure gives you a truly different perspective on the city. ● Connect with history on a walking tour through Dubrovnik ● Explore the city with a friendly local guide ● Private tour — only your group participates ● Soak up the captivating local history and culture
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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