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Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

1. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

Hang on tight for an exciting zipline tour in Dubrovnik and enjoy taking 2 zipline rides. Feel your adrenaline rush as you see panoramic views of the old town and surrounding landscape. Meet your guide and start your tour with a panoramic drive to Mount Srdj, overlooking Dubrovnik's old town. During your drive, witness what made the mountain a place of cultural importance to the locals and why its name is embedded in the history books of the city. Reach the top and have a briefing with your zipline guide. Afterward, familiarize yourself with the equipment and try ziplining on a short training course. Once the group is ready, take 2 rides down the zipline lines with a breathtaking view of Dubrovnik's old town, the sea, and the surrounding landscape. Safely follow your guide as they take you through the whole experience and take you back to land.

Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

3. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-h walk takes you through our beautiful Old Town, where you can discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column, and Rector’s Palace. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa. This walk will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere. The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was not only protected by the diplomatic skill of its leaders, but by the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm. Buy your tickets at the City Walls entrance, then take a historic 2-hour walking tour focused on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. Go to the top of the fortifications and be guided around the mesmerizing walls. Take in the breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. This walk is an undoubted highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. Please note that the two tours run according to schedule, not necessarily one after the other. At the time of booking, you choose the time of the first tour. Tour Schedules 1. Discover the Old Town (1.5-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 10 AM May, June, and September: 10 AM, 12 PM & 6 PM July: 10 AM, 12 PM & 4 PM August: 10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM 2. Walls & Wars (2-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 12 PM (reservation mandatory) May, June, and September: 9:15 AM & 3:30 PM July: 9:15 AM and 6 PM August 1-19: 9:15 AM & 5:30 PM August 20-31: 9:15 AM & 5 PM

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

Start the tour at Pile Bay which is located at the foot of Lovrijenac Fortress. After a quick introduction to sea kayaking with your licensed tour guide, embark on your adventure into the waters of the Adriatic Sea.  Begin the tour by paddling around Lokrum, making several stops to rest and hear stories about the area from your guide. Paddle past the Lokrum Caves and the nudist beach as you float on the crystal clear waters and switch off from all thoughts in this paradise setting. After around 5 km of kayaking, stop for a well-deserved break at the Betina Cave, approaching the beach from the eastern side. Here, enjoy about 40 minutes of free time to eat sandwiches, swim, snorkel, and cliff jump if you're feeling adventurous. Having stretched your legs, hop back into your kayak and continue along the Dubrovnik coastline. Paddle underneath the city walls as you listen to the fascinating stories about the city from your guide. Take pictures of the city from a unique perspective which will leave you with unforgettable memories of your trip. Finally, arrive back at Pile Bay where your adventure ends.  

Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

5. 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

6. 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: Minicombo tour, Game of Thrones & Old Town

7. Dubrovnik: Minicombo tour, Game of Thrones & Old Town

Dubrovnik was selected as a location for filming several seasons of the popular Game of Thrones HBO TV series. Visit several of the locations used with your licensed guide, who is also a big Game of Thrones fan. As you head to each location, your guide will show you a book of photos from the series that highlights the scenes and places where the filming took place. Get to know Dubrovnik and hear fascinating stories about its past on this 1.5-hour mini combo tour. Take in the major sights in Old Town Dubrovnik and King's Landing as well.

Dubrovnik: Local Countryside Private Dining Experience

8. Dubrovnik: Local Countryside Private Dining Experience

This is by far the best gastro experience in Dubrovnik Countryside. You get to visit authentic country house and eat only locally grown produce; meat, cheese and fresh octopus directly from the sea. 'Peka' is unique historical pot used for preparing food. Dish is prepared with absence of air so it is unique combination of baking and cooking at the same time. It is made directly in the fire and ashes make it airtight. The aromas that dishes get from the local wood make it incredible and give it special taste! Besides meat or octopus under the bell, you get to try local aperitifs and homemade wine that perfectly fits the dish. Sample menu: 1. Aperitifs: Various homemade traditional brandies 2. Charcuterie: Home made bread, dry aged prosciutto and cheese from local farms make a delightful starter. Watch out, don't eat too much and spoil your lunch! 3. Peka - iron bell: This is the main star. Meat from local farms or fresh octopus directly from the sea with potatoes and vegetables from the local farm. 4. Homemade Strudel: Strudel by the lady of the House to top off your meal. Join us for this delicious experience that will indulge all your senses!

Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

9. Dubrovnik Full-Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Explore the walled Old Town of Dubrovnik and learn about the maritime Republic of Ragusa on a guided tour of the monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire Renaissance and Baroque architecture within the 2-kilometer long defensive walls and stroll down the central Stradun. See one of the oldest pharmacies in the world at the Franciscan Church and Monastery and visit the Rector's Palace and Fort Lovrijenac. Get ample photo opportunities on the pedestrianized streets, and use your free time to take the cable car to the top of Srđ Hill. Take in the magnificent views of Dubrovnik and the archipelago, or stroll around the Old Town at leisure. 

Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik

10. Traditional Dalmatian Cooking Class from Dubrovnik

One of the best things about Croatia is the amazing cuisine – fresh fish, fragrant fruits, hearty stews. Join a fun traditional Croatian cooking class and learn the secrets of the local cuisine to take home to your family and friends. Spend the day at a typical country house on the outskirts of Dubrovnik, and enjoy a welcome drink as you arrive at the house and get equipped with all the tools and instructions you need for the cooking extravaganza. Once prepped, set out to make your delectable dish. The recipes, passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next, are the most tried and tested in the region, and adored by the locals. They will vary according to the season and what is freshly available in the household garden, but on any given day, you can learn how to make anything from Dalmatian "peka" (lamb or veal baked under an iron bell), to "menestra" (cabbage and potato stew), to some homemade, Dalmatian-style bread. When your meals are finished, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor over some local wine and an epic feast at the country estate.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,376 reviews

Highly recommended! Our tour guide told us some interesting information about Dubrovnik and we kayaked at our own speed. He took us to some beautiful places and we went for swims to cool off. Optional cliff diving. Not a big tour group.

Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour - I would highly recommend it to friends and family. Our guide, Branko, was highly informative and entertaining and had great interaction with the group.

Interesting and isightful tour, given by Davor. A litttle bit of historical context of the people and formation of Croatia and the old city as it is today. Definitely recommended.

Excellent food, beautiful place, funny guide. Worth the experience!

amazing experience, Branko is on top of his game! well done