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Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

1. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

Dubrovnik: Early Bird Walking Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Early Bird Walking Tour

The tour begins at the first light of the sun as you walk through a maze of narrow streets while the town is still sleeping. Departing from the main entrance gate next to Amerling Fountain, the first stop is for the magnificent view at Fort Lovrijenac where you’ll get an introduction to its rich history. The walk continues over the shiny main street Stradun that you can only see empty this early in the morning. Get a real feel for its beauty and hear about the many legends and curiosities to get a more picturesque presentation of the city’s history. Using side streets known mainly by the locals, the tour covers all the highlights of the city including St Blaise's Church and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Take the opportunity to experience the life of the citizens living in the Old Town before the tour finishes, just as the crowds start to emerge.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

3. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

This walking tour offers Dubrovnik's original history from its founding all the way through present day - but a little spice has been added with great legends and amusing curiosities. Visit beautiful spots, and be exposed to mysterious, enchanting, and unique tales. Get to know the man who protected the city from an attack by the Venetians centuries after his death. What does time mean to inhabitants and how accurate is it? Get to know places where good luck is challenging you and the misfortune awaits you. Here you can find out more about Dubrovnik experience a different side of the "Pearl of the Adriatic“. Your local guide will be glad to give you useful information and tips for the rest of your stay in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Old Town Discovery: Cable Car and Walking Tour

4. Dubrovnik Old Town Discovery: Cable Car and Walking Tour

Your getting-to-know-you session with Dubrovnik, historical diplomatic liaison for the easy and west, begins with a cable car ride from the newly-opened cable cars station in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. You'll be treated to a panoramic view of Dubrovnik, showcasing the greatness of the entire city and its surrounding hills and centuries-old Dubrovnik rooftops. On the return journey to the main Station, your tour guide will lead you by foot to the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Though it has been subject to fires and catastrophic earthquakes, the gorgeous city has always risen again to retain its title as the world-famous treasury of cultural monuments. Choose to spend time within the Walls of Dubrovnik with included entry. Today's walking tour will introduce you to the best of Dubrovnik, one of the largest and most luxurious open-air museum towns in existence. To start off the day, the famous Croatian tourist center awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts, which have preserved and enhanced Dubrovnik’s Renaissance spirit. Travel down labyrinths of short, narrow stone streets, the marketplace, palaces, towers, monasteries, and houses - each of which is more than 300 years old! This city's harmony, simplicity, and appreciation of beauty have, through the ages, become the basic philosophy of life for the residents of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik: History and Game of Thrones Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: History and Game of Thrones Walking Tour

Take this tour to learn about the history of Dubrovnik and see the filming locations of scenes from the hit show, Game of Thrones. The first stop of this tour is Pile Bay. Have a beautiful view of Fort Lawrence which was depicted as the Red Keep in the show. From Pile Bay, head to the main entrance gate of the old town, Pile Gate. Used as a filming location for riots, this area was closed off to the public during its use. Fortunately, it's now open and you'll be able to walk through it as your guide tells you important details and historical facts about how it's changed over the centuries.  Enter the main street and walk past monuments in which your guide will explain their significance and origins. See the Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio Fountain, and St. Saviors Church. Get off the beaten track and see the hidden corners locals frequent and see the town from a different perspective.  Walk down a side street that hides many interesting stories from the past that will make you feel like you're living in the history of old Ragusa. Stumble upon Gothic Rector's Palace and gaze at what is arguably the most beautiful building in Dubrovnik with its Venetian details. Finally head to the location of one of the show's most iconic scenes. See the walk of shame steps that appear much smaller than they are in the show. Hear from your guide about details of filming and difficulties experienced to gain a much deeper knowledge of the show's production.

Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik to Split

6. Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik to Split

After getting picked up from your Dubrovnik hotel, get ready to be amazed by the beauty of Split. Split is the main cultural and economic center of Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia. The main hub of the old town is the famous Diocletian’s Palace constructed by Roman emperor Diocletian 1700 years ago. Today it is one of the best preserved examples of late Ancient architecture. Many remains from the Roman period, as well as from other past periods, can be seen in Split. The Peristil (emperor's square), the Cathedral of Split, the bell tower of St. Duje, and the Mestrovic gallery are the most famous among them. The narrow passages and small streets of the city are vibrant and alive with the spirit of the Mediterranean and the numerous museums and galleries offer valuable artistic and historical collections. Visit Split and walk down the famous waterfront called Riva to feel the atmosphere of this beautiful city. A local expert guide will show you most important parts of Split in a walking tour. After the tour you will have time to explore Split on your own before returning to your comfortable minivan where you can relax on the drive back to Dubrovnik. On the drive back stop by the site of the road and buy some organic products like mandarins and honey.

Dubrovnik: Fall of Communism and Life Under the Siege Tour

7. Dubrovnik: Fall of Communism and Life Under the Siege Tour

Go on a 2-hour journey through most of the 20th-century history of both Dubrovnik and Croatia. Starting with the collapse of Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I, this tour provides an insight into the complicated 20th century of the Balkan region. The fascist rule in World War II was marked by racial laws and concentration camps. Beautiful forts turned into torture chambers, with prosecution and death lurking on every corner. The resistance partisan movement organized by the Communist Party led by Tito started a civil war against fascists. Communist Yugoslavia reunited with the Southern Slavic nations, and it's dictator Tito became one of the most prominent politicians of the Cold War. Communism in Croatia was brought to an end through the disastrous Homeland War. The Siege of Dubrovnik was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, being an attack on both the people and culture of Croatia. The tour begins from Luza Square in front of Orlando's Column. From there it will follow two parallel storylines: the first one presenting the 20th century of both Dubrovnik and Croatia, and the second one picturing the bombing of Dubrovnik in the Croatian Homeland War. Multimedia is provided by a licensed guide, and your tour also includes a visit to the Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders.

1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

8. 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

Rich in cultural monuments, Dubrovnik is the one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns of the Mediterranean. Get an insider's view of the Old Town on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Meet your guide at Pile Gate, then stroll around the narrow streets of Old Town Dubrovnik to experience the history and culture of this magnificent walled city. Your local guide will show you the city's finest sights and all the splendid buildings of Old Town will be viewed along the way. In front of the Pile Gate entrance, you'll see the circular Onofrio's Fountain, which is connected by aqueduct to a spring 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) outside the town. Then see the Franciscan Monastery, containing a restored sculpture of the Pieta and a gorgeous cloister dating back to the 14th century. Continue walking to Dubrovnik's Renaissance highlight, the Sponza Palace. Other highlights on this tour include Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace, and the Church of St Blaise.

Full-Day Tour of Ancient Montenegro from Dubrovnik

9. Full-Day Tour of Ancient Montenegro from Dubrovnik

Visit Montenegro and admire its stunning natural beauty, Mediterranean culture and ancient heritage on a day-trip from Dubrovnik. On the drive to the town of Risan, pass by the beautiful Konavle region and the bays of Kotor. See scenic valleys, rolling hills and traditional villages. In Risan, your guide will show you the main sights of this ancient town, including a beautiful Roman villa with exceptionally well-preserved floor mosaics of Hypnos, the Roman god of dreams. Next, a short boat ride from the baroque shore town of Perast will take you to one of the two islets in the bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. Visit the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor and enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor!

Dubrovnik: Private Walking Tour in Spanish

10. Dubrovnik: Private Walking Tour in Spanish

Starting at Pile Gate, you’ll walk along the city’s elegant main street, seeing its most important sights. Highlights will include the Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio's Fountains, the Sponza Palace, Orlando's Column, the Bell Tower, the Church of St. Blaise, the Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral, the city walls, and more. The old city is surrounded by more than a mile of walls, with a tower at each corner. Afterwards, take a stroll along Stradun, the centuries-old main promenade. At one end of this street you’ll admire the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery, whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites in the city. At the other end, you’ll see the church of St. Blaise, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Rector's Palace. After exploring Dubrovnik’s historical heritage, your guide will take you to Santa Maria, the oldest district of the city, where you’ll experience the real Dubrovnik. You can discover the hidden quarter of Buza, frequented almost exclusively by the locals. Here, the Door of St. Stjepan opens to reveal a view over white rocks and blue sea to Lokrum Island. On the way back to Stradun, you’ll visit Ulica od Puca, a street best known for its traditional jewelry shops, old barber shop, and small churches.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 991 reviews

Jelena was energetic and passionate about the history of her city! She gave you lots of information without being too overwhelming. She connected with all of us and gave us good recommendations for things to do in the city. Would highly recommend!

We had Ivana as our tour guide for a small group tour of the old town. She was absolutely fantastic, gave some really interesting facts about the history and the town and answered all our questions. I thoroughly recommend!

Very knowledgeable guide, very informative and helpful. My partner and I now have better understanding into the history of Dubrovnik upon visiting museums etc...

Jelena is an excellent tour guide- knowledgeable, adaptable to the needs of the situation. She covered all the highlights of the town

Both cable car tour and the walking tour were enjoyable and a great memory of Dubrovnik