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Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Split to Dubrovnik, where you will tour inside the historic city walls and along the limestone streets of the Old Town.  First, enjoy a scenic ride along the Dalmatian Coast, stopping once or twice for panoramic views across the Adriatic Sea. This is the Mediterranean as it used to be, before the onslaught of mass tourism. Upon arrival at the pearl of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik, take an official guided tour of the city’s historic monuments.  Each corner of Dubrovnik is a unique experience, and the 90-minute tour is enough to visit attractions such as the monumental Pile Gate, located at the top of Stradun, Dubrovnik’s famous street of limestone, polished by years of footfall. Go to the Franciscan Monastery, where 30,000 volumes, 216 incunabula, and 1,500 valuable handwritten documents are stored in the library. The cloister is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city and houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, dating back to 1317. A little further on, encounter the Renaissance splendor of Sponza Palace, notable for its portico and columns, and elaborate stone carvings. Today it is home to Croatia’s State Archives.  Your guided tour ends at St. Blaise Cathedral, dedicated to the city’s patron saint and protector. Built on the ruins of a 12th-century church, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1667, then rebuilt in a Baroque style.  You are now free to explore the town by yourself. Feel free to climb the city walls and walk the full 1.24-mile (2-kilometer) circuit, offering breathtaking views across a sea of terracotta tiles and the boats and cruise liners in the bustling port.  Try some authentic Croatian dishes in local taverns, or just enjoy a cup of coffee in an al fresco café and watch the world go by. On your way back to Split we will make a short stop for oyster tasting in Ston which is famous for its very well preserved town walls, its salt works, and its oysters.

From Split & Trogir: Dubrovnik Guided Day Tour

From Split & Trogir: Dubrovnik Guided Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Dubrovnik and its fortified Old Town. Come across major local landmarks and enjoy plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. Travel along the Adriatic coast and visit Ston for the chance to try their famous oysters. Start your tour on a very comfortable air-conditioned bus, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the view of the breathtaking Mediterranean scenery. Based on the previous agreement with the driver, you can stop to stretch your legs and take some fantastic photos. After arriving in Dubrovnik, one of the most outstanding tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, you will meet your local guide and start an hour-and-a-half-long walking tour through the narrow streets of the historic core of Dubrovnik. Explore this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site and learn everything about its history and monuments. Take in Renaissance and Baroque architecture, red brick roofs, and long walls that have resisted enemy attacks through the centuries. Explore the Old Town's central street Stradun, the Franciscan Monastery, the renaissance Rector's Palace, the town walls, the Lovrjenac Fortress, and many picturesque squares and churches. After the walking tour with the local professional guide, you will have enough time to explore Dubrovnik independently. Make the most of your free time and stop by one of the local restaurants to taste some delicious traditional food. It's not a bad idea to ride on the cable car to the top of the Srd Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking view of Dubrovnik and its surroundings. You can also go to the local beach, take a quick swim, buy tickets for the Walls, and look at the city from a completely different angle. Since you have approximately four hours of free time, plan your activities before the trip since it is impossible to do all listed above. This perfectly well-spent day in Dubrovnik, you will get back on the bus and start your journey back to the northwest alongside the Adriatic coast. We’ll pass the villages of Orašac, Trsteno, Salona, and Elaphiti islands to our side to arrive in Ston where you will have the opportunity to taste our famous freshest oysters. Just the right break before arriving back in Split.

From Split: Blue Cave and 5 islands-Day Tour

From Split: Blue Cave and 5 islands-Day Tour

The tour starts with a visit to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The Blue Cave is a natural phenomenon that is famous for its vibrant blue color that illuminates the cave's interior. The light is caused by the sun's reflection off the white seabed, creating a surreal and stunning visual effect. You will be taken on a small boat to the cave where you can admire the natural beauty of this magnificent cave. The tour then takes you to the island of Vis, where you can explore the charming fishing village of Komiža, sample some of the local cuisine, and relax on one of the island's many beautiful beaches. Nex stop of the tour is Stiniva beach. Stiniva beach is a secluded and picturesque beach located on the southern coast of the island of Vis in Croatia. It is situated in a narrow cove that is surrounded by high cliffs, which gives the beach a unique and stunning appearance. The beach itself is quite small and is covered in white pebbles, making it a great spot for sunbathing and relaxation. Next, you will visit Pakleni Islands, a group of 20 small islands and islets located off the coast of Hvar island in Croatia. They are known for their stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and secluded beaches, and are a popular destination for boating, swimming, and sunbathing. The islands got their name from the resin that was once collected from the pine trees on the islands and used for shipbuilding - the Croatian word for resin is "paklina", hence the name "Pakleni" (which means "hellish" in Croatian, although the islands themselves are anything but hellish). The tour continues with a visit to the island of Hvar, where you can explore the historic town of Hvar, visit the impressive Fortica Fortress, and enjoy some of the local food and wine.

Group tour: Dubrovnik Walking Tour (1h duration, 9:30am, 6pm

Group tour: Dubrovnik Walking Tour (1h duration, 9:30am, 6pm

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.

Dubrovnik: Private speedboat tour of Elafiti islands

Dubrovnik: Private speedboat tour of Elafiti islands

A half-day trip to the Elafiti Islands offers a wonderful taste of the stunning beauty and rich history of this small archipelago just a short distance from Dubrovnik. The trip includes a visit to two of the islands, Kolocep and Lopud, where you can spend a few hours exploring the picturesque villages, swimm in the crystal-clear water, and soak up the sun on the beac. On Kolocep, you can visit the Blue Cave and take a refreshing swim in its dazzling waters, or explore the island's lush greenery and ancient olive groves. On Lopud, you can enjoy the stunning sandy beaches and visit the historic Franciscan Monastery, which dates back to the 15th century. Throughout the trip, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery and turquoise waters, making it an ideal opportunity for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. You'll also have the chance to taste some of the local delicacies, such as fresh seafood and locally produced wine. As the half-day trip comes to an end, you'll head back to Dubrovnik, feeling refreshed and energized by the natural beauty and serene atmosphere of the Elafiti Islands. Overall, a half-day trip to the Elafiti Islands promises a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty and rich history of this small but magnificent archipelago.

Jewels of Hvar – Guided Walking Tour

Jewels of Hvar – Guided Walking Tour

Start the journey in front of the Spanish Fortress from the 16th century, one of the most magnificent landmarks of the entire island. Admire breathtaking views and calming atmosphere while hearing intriguing facts regarding the history and heritage of Hvar. As you stroll the very heart of Hvar decorated with streets and landmarks full of history, witness majestic Town loggia with a clock from the 15th century. Explore the majestic corners of the island’s most significant public square and admire Hvar’s first cathedral. Discover intriguing stories and become familiar with the history of the island. Stumble upon one of the first municipal theaters in Europe and explore Hvar’s Arsenal, a historic building from the 14th century that over the centuries served various purposes. Discover fascinating Franciscan Monastery and end the tour on a site that overlooks Hvar’s beautiful harbor, adorned with stunning scenery.

Prokoško: A Day Tour to the Forgotten Village from Sarajevo

Prokoško: A Day Tour to the Forgotten Village from Sarajevo

Embark on an unforgettable full-day tour to Prokoško Jezero, where you'll traverse the captivating towns of Kiseljak and Fojnica, unveiling the hidden treasures of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In just an hour's drive from Sarajevo, you'll find the hidden gem of the Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica, founded in the 14th century and a testament to the rich cultural and religious heritage of the region. As you journey through the charming town of Fojnica on your way to Prokoško Jezero, take a moment to visit the monastery and marvel at its stunning architecture and serene atmosphere. Step inside the beautifully preserved church, and let the intricate details of the ancient stone walls transport you back in time. The Franciscan Monastery is not only a significant religious site but also a hub of cultural activity in the region. Its library houses a vast collection of rare and valuable manuscripts, including some of the oldest Bosnian Glagolitic texts. History and culture enthusiasts will find this a must-visit destination, immersing themselves in the rich heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continuing on your journey, experience the breathtaking beauty of Prokoško Lake, nestled in the stunning Vranica mountain landscape. The road to the lake may be narrow and rocky, but the journey is worth it for the stunning views and authentic Bosnian cuisine prepared by local families. After a scenic 45-minute drive from the Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica, you'll arrive at Prokoško Lake, where you can spend up to 3-4 hours taking in the peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty of the area. Adventurous travelers can even try their hand at an Atv ride, while those seeking relaxation can simply unwind and enjoy the serene surroundings. As the day comes to a close, you'll make your way back to Sarajevo, a journey that takes about 1.5 hours. Take in the last glimpses of the stunning countryside as you reflect on the memorable experiences of the day. This tour truly offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Cavtat: Cavtat Historical Tour and Franciscan Monastery

Cavtat: Cavtat Historical Tour and Franciscan Monastery

Immerse yourself in the rich and fascinating history of Cavtat. and visit its most significant sites and hidden gems. At the meeting point, you will discover details about the Franciscan Monastery and its church, as well as learn about the life and work of Frano Supilo, a prominent Croatian politician and a tragic historical figure from the early 20th century. During the walk along the beautiful seaside promenade around the Rat peninsula, you will find out why there are very few remains of the once significant Roman colony of Epidaurus in today's Cavtat, and you will hear an interesting story about the "Russian House," which used to be a gathering place for renowned artists. On the way to the Cemetery of St. Rocco, your guide will introduce you to the life and work of Ivan Meštrović, the greatest Croatian sculptor and the architect of the Račić Mausoleum. He will also share with you the tragic circumstances that led to the sudden death of the distinguished family resting within it. In the courtyard of the birthplace of the painter Vlaho Bukovac, you will learn the most exciting details about his childhood and discover why he is considered the most significant Croatian painter by many. The monument on the eastern side of Cavtat's waterfront is dedicated to Baltazar Bogišić, a scholar and collector who left his entire estate to his hometown. On this tour, you will discover details from his fascinating life. In the immediate vicinity, you will also find the house of Tino Pattiera, an opera singer who was the main star of renowned opera houses in the first half of the 20th century. At Villa Banac, you will learn the story of its wealthy owner and the visit of an English Duke and his wife, who arrived here for a vacation by seaplane. The walk conveniently concludes on the northern side of Hotel Croatia, where you will discover the remains of a 2000-year-old ancient villa with a breathtaking view of Cavtat.

Dubrovnik Walking Tour with 4 Main Museums

Dubrovnik Walking Tour with 4 Main Museums

Walking Tour and visiting Franciscan Museum and Old pharmacy. The pharmacy is one of the oldest in Europe that has been operating continuously for centuries in the same place where it is still located today.Rupe, Ethnographic Museum, It was built in 1590, on the ground floor of the building there are holes in the ground where grain was stored. The Rector's Palace was the official residence for the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa. Maritime museum there are documents, diaries, maps of the maritime past and maritime trade of the Dubrovnik region, from 15th century.

Franciscan Monastery Makarska: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Split to Dubrovnik, where you will tour inside the historic city walls and along the limestone streets of the Old Town.  First, enjoy a scenic ride along the Dalmatian Coast, stopping once or twice for panoramic views across the Adriatic Sea. This is the Mediterranean as it used to be, before the onslaught of mass tourism. Upon arrival at the pearl of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik, take an official guided tour of the city’s historic monuments.  Each corner of Dubrovnik is a unique experience, and the 90-minute tour is enough to visit attractions such as the monumental Pile Gate, located at the top of Stradun, Dubrovnik’s famous street of limestone, polished by years of footfall. Go to the Franciscan Monastery, where 30,000 volumes, 216 incunabula, and 1,500 valuable handwritten documents are stored in the library. The cloister is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city and houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, dating back to 1317. A little further on, encounter the Renaissance splendor of Sponza Palace, notable for its portico and columns, and elaborate stone carvings. Today it is home to Croatia’s State Archives.  Your guided tour ends at St. Blaise Cathedral, dedicated to the city’s patron saint and protector. Built on the ruins of a 12th-century church, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1667, then rebuilt in a Baroque style.  You are now free to explore the town by yourself. Feel free to climb the city walls and walk the full 1.24-mile (2-kilometer) circuit, offering breathtaking views across a sea of terracotta tiles and the boats and cruise liners in the bustling port.  Try some authentic Croatian dishes in local taverns, or just enjoy a cup of coffee in an al fresco café and watch the world go by. On your way back to Split we will make a short stop for oyster tasting in Ston which is famous for its very well preserved town walls, its salt works, and its oysters.

From Split & Trogir: Dubrovnik Guided Day Tour

From Split & Trogir: Dubrovnik Guided Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Dubrovnik and its fortified Old Town. Come across major local landmarks and enjoy plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. Travel along the Adriatic coast and visit Ston for the chance to try their famous oysters. Start your tour on a very comfortable air-conditioned bus, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the view of the breathtaking Mediterranean scenery. Based on the previous agreement with the driver, you can stop to stretch your legs and take some fantastic photos. After arriving in Dubrovnik, one of the most outstanding tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, you will meet your local guide and start an hour-and-a-half-long walking tour through the narrow streets of the historic core of Dubrovnik. Explore this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site and learn everything about its history and monuments. Take in Renaissance and Baroque architecture, red brick roofs, and long walls that have resisted enemy attacks through the centuries. Explore the Old Town's central street Stradun, the Franciscan Monastery, the renaissance Rector's Palace, the town walls, the Lovrjenac Fortress, and many picturesque squares and churches. After the walking tour with the local professional guide, you will have enough time to explore Dubrovnik independently. Make the most of your free time and stop by one of the local restaurants to taste some delicious traditional food. It's not a bad idea to ride on the cable car to the top of the Srd Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking view of Dubrovnik and its surroundings. You can also go to the local beach, take a quick swim, buy tickets for the Walls, and look at the city from a completely different angle. Since you have approximately four hours of free time, plan your activities before the trip since it is impossible to do all listed above. This perfectly well-spent day in Dubrovnik, you will get back on the bus and start your journey back to the northwest alongside the Adriatic coast. We’ll pass the villages of Orašac, Trsteno, Salona, and Elaphiti islands to our side to arrive in Ston where you will have the opportunity to taste our famous freshest oysters. Just the right break before arriving back in Split.

From Split: Blue Cave and 5 islands-Day Tour

From Split: Blue Cave and 5 islands-Day Tour

The tour starts with a visit to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The Blue Cave is a natural phenomenon that is famous for its vibrant blue color that illuminates the cave's interior. The light is caused by the sun's reflection off the white seabed, creating a surreal and stunning visual effect. You will be taken on a small boat to the cave where you can admire the natural beauty of this magnificent cave. The tour then takes you to the island of Vis, where you can explore the charming fishing village of Komiža, sample some of the local cuisine, and relax on one of the island's many beautiful beaches. Nex stop of the tour is Stiniva beach. Stiniva beach is a secluded and picturesque beach located on the southern coast of the island of Vis in Croatia. It is situated in a narrow cove that is surrounded by high cliffs, which gives the beach a unique and stunning appearance. The beach itself is quite small and is covered in white pebbles, making it a great spot for sunbathing and relaxation. Next, you will visit Pakleni Islands, a group of 20 small islands and islets located off the coast of Hvar island in Croatia. They are known for their stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and secluded beaches, and are a popular destination for boating, swimming, and sunbathing. The islands got their name from the resin that was once collected from the pine trees on the islands and used for shipbuilding - the Croatian word for resin is "paklina", hence the name "Pakleni" (which means "hellish" in Croatian, although the islands themselves are anything but hellish). The tour continues with a visit to the island of Hvar, where you can explore the historic town of Hvar, visit the impressive Fortica Fortress, and enjoy some of the local food and wine.

Group tour: Dubrovnik Walking Tour (1h duration, 9:30am, 6pm

Group tour: Dubrovnik Walking Tour (1h duration, 9:30am, 6pm

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.

Dubrovnik: Private speedboat tour of Elafiti islands

Dubrovnik: Private speedboat tour of Elafiti islands

A half-day trip to the Elafiti Islands offers a wonderful taste of the stunning beauty and rich history of this small archipelago just a short distance from Dubrovnik. The trip includes a visit to two of the islands, Kolocep and Lopud, where you can spend a few hours exploring the picturesque villages, swimm in the crystal-clear water, and soak up the sun on the beac. On Kolocep, you can visit the Blue Cave and take a refreshing swim in its dazzling waters, or explore the island's lush greenery and ancient olive groves. On Lopud, you can enjoy the stunning sandy beaches and visit the historic Franciscan Monastery, which dates back to the 15th century. Throughout the trip, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery and turquoise waters, making it an ideal opportunity for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. You'll also have the chance to taste some of the local delicacies, such as fresh seafood and locally produced wine. As the half-day trip comes to an end, you'll head back to Dubrovnik, feeling refreshed and energized by the natural beauty and serene atmosphere of the Elafiti Islands. Overall, a half-day trip to the Elafiti Islands promises a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty and rich history of this small but magnificent archipelago.

Jewels of Hvar – Guided Walking Tour

Jewels of Hvar – Guided Walking Tour

Start the journey in front of the Spanish Fortress from the 16th century, one of the most magnificent landmarks of the entire island. Admire breathtaking views and calming atmosphere while hearing intriguing facts regarding the history and heritage of Hvar. As you stroll the very heart of Hvar decorated with streets and landmarks full of history, witness majestic Town loggia with a clock from the 15th century. Explore the majestic corners of the island’s most significant public square and admire Hvar’s first cathedral. Discover intriguing stories and become familiar with the history of the island. Stumble upon one of the first municipal theaters in Europe and explore Hvar’s Arsenal, a historic building from the 14th century that over the centuries served various purposes. Discover fascinating Franciscan Monastery and end the tour on a site that overlooks Hvar’s beautiful harbor, adorned with stunning scenery.

Prokoško: A Day Tour to the Forgotten Village from Sarajevo

Prokoško: A Day Tour to the Forgotten Village from Sarajevo

Embark on an unforgettable full-day tour to Prokoško Jezero, where you'll traverse the captivating towns of Kiseljak and Fojnica, unveiling the hidden treasures of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In just an hour's drive from Sarajevo, you'll find the hidden gem of the Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica, founded in the 14th century and a testament to the rich cultural and religious heritage of the region. As you journey through the charming town of Fojnica on your way to Prokoško Jezero, take a moment to visit the monastery and marvel at its stunning architecture and serene atmosphere. Step inside the beautifully preserved church, and let the intricate details of the ancient stone walls transport you back in time. The Franciscan Monastery is not only a significant religious site but also a hub of cultural activity in the region. Its library houses a vast collection of rare and valuable manuscripts, including some of the oldest Bosnian Glagolitic texts. History and culture enthusiasts will find this a must-visit destination, immersing themselves in the rich heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continuing on your journey, experience the breathtaking beauty of Prokoško Lake, nestled in the stunning Vranica mountain landscape. The road to the lake may be narrow and rocky, but the journey is worth it for the stunning views and authentic Bosnian cuisine prepared by local families. After a scenic 45-minute drive from the Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica, you'll arrive at Prokoško Lake, where you can spend up to 3-4 hours taking in the peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty of the area. Adventurous travelers can even try their hand at an Atv ride, while those seeking relaxation can simply unwind and enjoy the serene surroundings. As the day comes to a close, you'll make your way back to Sarajevo, a journey that takes about 1.5 hours. Take in the last glimpses of the stunning countryside as you reflect on the memorable experiences of the day. This tour truly offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Cavtat: Cavtat Historical Tour and Franciscan Monastery

Cavtat: Cavtat Historical Tour and Franciscan Monastery

Immerse yourself in the rich and fascinating history of Cavtat. and visit its most significant sites and hidden gems. At the meeting point, you will discover details about the Franciscan Monastery and its church, as well as learn about the life and work of Frano Supilo, a prominent Croatian politician and a tragic historical figure from the early 20th century. During the walk along the beautiful seaside promenade around the Rat peninsula, you will find out why there are very few remains of the once significant Roman colony of Epidaurus in today's Cavtat, and you will hear an interesting story about the "Russian House," which used to be a gathering place for renowned artists. On the way to the Cemetery of St. Rocco, your guide will introduce you to the life and work of Ivan Meštrović, the greatest Croatian sculptor and the architect of the Račić Mausoleum. He will also share with you the tragic circumstances that led to the sudden death of the distinguished family resting within it. In the courtyard of the birthplace of the painter Vlaho Bukovac, you will learn the most exciting details about his childhood and discover why he is considered the most significant Croatian painter by many. The monument on the eastern side of Cavtat's waterfront is dedicated to Baltazar Bogišić, a scholar and collector who left his entire estate to his hometown. On this tour, you will discover details from his fascinating life. In the immediate vicinity, you will also find the house of Tino Pattiera, an opera singer who was the main star of renowned opera houses in the first half of the 20th century. At Villa Banac, you will learn the story of its wealthy owner and the visit of an English Duke and his wife, who arrived here for a vacation by seaplane. The walk conveniently concludes on the northern side of Hotel Croatia, where you will discover the remains of a 2000-year-old ancient villa with a breathtaking view of Cavtat.

Dubrovnik Walking Tour with 4 Main Museums

Dubrovnik Walking Tour with 4 Main Museums

Walking Tour and visiting Franciscan Museum and Old pharmacy. The pharmacy is one of the oldest in Europe that has been operating continuously for centuries in the same place where it is still located today.Rupe, Ethnographic Museum, It was built in 1590, on the ground floor of the building there are holes in the ground where grain was stored. The Rector's Palace was the official residence for the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa. Maritime museum there are documents, diaries, maps of the maritime past and maritime trade of the Dubrovnik region, from 15th century.

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