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Zadar: Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Zadar: Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Get on the tuk-tuk at the meeting point and drive to Kolovare Beach for a photo stop near the clear waters. Then, enjoy the scenery on a drive to Marina Borik and see the luxury yachts. After this, drive to the Sphinx of Zadar to take photos at this iconic stone sculpture in Villa Attilia Park. Next, drive along the coast to the old town and see the Barkajoli, which is the name given to the sailors who transport people across the peninsula. Arrive at The Greeting to the Sun, a monument made of circular glass plates on a stone waterfront. Take some photos here and continue. Check out the sea organ, a musical instrument that uses the waves to play music. Finish up at the Roman Forum in the old town, and walk among these ancient ruins. Have some free time here and then get back into the tuk-tuk. Finally, return to the starting point to end the tour.

Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

Zadar represents one of the most interesting and oldest urban localities in the Mediterranean, constantly inhabited from 1000 BC. In the 1st century it became a Roman colony and acquired the characteristics of a city. You will visit remains of a Roman Forum, the biggest one built in Croatia and the center of social life at the time. Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia region from the fall of the Western Roman Empire until the end of the First World War. Hear the story of its defensive walls that the Venetian Republic built in the 16th century for protection against the Ottomans and see the picturesque port of Fosa with its beautiful Land Gate. You will walk the famous Kalelarga, the main and most famous street in the city. Stand in front of the church of St. Donat, the symbol of Zadar and see Zadar Cathedral dedicated to St. Anastasia. Zadar is famous for its Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun art installations situated at the Riva promenade. You will listen to the unique music of the sea played by the Sea Organ while learning the most interesting facts about these modern installations. Next, taste maraschino cherry liqueur, the recipe of which dates from the 16th century.

Hidden Gems of Zadar Eco Tuk Tuk Tour

Hidden Gems of Zadar Eco Tuk Tuk Tour

The real magic happens well away from a beaten path. Where we usually buy food and local specialities, where we are going to the beach, why do we have Sphinx in our city; what's so special about basketball in Zadar, where Luka Modrić played football; where Maraschino was made; who are Barkaijoli; and what history dates we remeber most - Join us for a Hidden gem tour and we'll try to answer all of thease questions and many more :) Discover Zadar’s secret spots and hidden places, and some of them you will not find on a postcard or even read about on the TripAdvisor.

Zadar: Old Town Walking Tour

Zadar: Old Town Walking Tour

Begin your immersive journey into Zadar's rich history in front of the iconic Roman Column, a testament to the city's ancient past and enduring legacy. As you gather around this historic landmark, let your guide paint a vivid picture of Zadar's origins, tracing its roots back to the days of Roman rule. From this starting point, your guide will lead you on a captivating exploration of Zadar's storied streets, each corner revealing layers of history waiting to be uncovered. Follow in the footsteps of emperors and merchants as you traverse the cobblestone pathways that wind through the heart of the city. So, gather around the Roman Column and let the adventure begin. From here, you'll delve into the fascinating history and vibrant spirit of Zadar, a city where the past and present seamlessly intertwine, creating an unforgettable experience for all who wander its ancient streets.

Zadar: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Zadar: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Learn about everyday life in Zadar on a guided walking tour. Discover the 3000-year-old Mediterranean gem's history and culture as you stroll. Take in Zadar's top attractions, including the Roman Forum, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, and the architectural sound installation known as the Sea Organ. Meet your guide in the historical Five Wells Square and learn about its significance. Then, take a walk through the ancient OId Town. Visit the Greeting to the Sun installation of photo-sensitive glass plates. Then, listen to the music produced by the waves at the iconic Sea Organ. Next, visit the breathtaking Roman Forum, the main city square during Roman times, before marveling at the unique architecture of the 9th-century Church of St. Donatus. Visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia before continuing down the famous Kalelarga Street, the main city promenade.

Zadar and Nin Highlights: Private Tour

Zadar and Nin Highlights: Private Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, we start our tour on the Seafront Promenade, taking in the most famous attractions in the city – from the Sea Organ to the Greeting to the Sun. Then, we continue to the Roman Forum Square, Church of St. Donatus and the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia. You can enjoy a Maraschino liquor tasting in one of the oldest cafes in Zadar, situated on the People’s Square. You will also visit the Museum of Ancient Glass, where you can see the glass blowing in action. Finally, enjoy some free time in Zadar before we depart for Nin. As you travel to Nin, a local guide will give you a rundown of the town’s most interesting stories. We’ll pass through the City Gates, and follow a small street to the parish Church of St. Anselm and Forum Square, where the largest Roman temple once stood on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Just a short walk away is the Church of Holy Cross, considered the world’s smallest cathedral with a monument to Gregory of Nin. Rub his big toe for good luck. Sightseeing in Nin finishes at the Nin Saltworks, where we will take you through the story behind the salt.

Sunset Zadar Eco Tuk Tuk Tour

Sunset Zadar Eco Tuk Tuk Tour

Board your electric Tuk-Tuk vehicles and head off to explore Zadar and its surroundings. Enjoy the cocktails with stunning view on one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. On our way, we will make a stop in front of Zadar Sphinx, the biggest in this part of Europe, a rare and unique monument over 100 years old. Take great photos from the view points, learn all about the Greeting to the Sun that communicates with light and Sea Organs that communicate with sound. Two monuments, different and very appealing. Walk the cobblestone streets of Zadar, the town rich in history and see its most important sites listening to the stories that will for sure take you back for centuries. The tour ends with a Tuk-Tuk ride back to the pick up location

Zadar: Private Guided Walking Tour

Zadar: Private Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to Zadar, city that is almost 3000 years old. Learn about rich history of the Zadar from Illiryian and Roman times all the way to the Venetian and later period. Meet licensed local tour guide in front of the Land gate and embark on a wonderful journey. Start from Land gate that are part of Zadar fortifications built during Venetian rule. Zadar fortifications from 15th and 17th centuries are protected by UNESCO. The tour covers all the Old Town main sights including Forum, Five Wells Square, Kalelarga, People's Square, St. Donatus Church and St. Anastasia's Cathedral, Sea Organ, and many more. Local tour guide will not only guide you through tour but will also have a lot of recommendations for your whole vacation in Zadar. Tour can end at the starting point or any other point that suit customers the most.

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5.0
(52 reviews)

Very well organised! Picked up at the cruise port and because we wanted to stay longer in the town we got a longer ride. Friendly man, he talked about “his” country with great enthusiasm. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Recommended!

The tour was very interesting! We enjoyed it very much. Tamara is the best! She gave us lots of insights about where to go in the city, where to eat etc. The sunset location was magnificent. Thank you, Tamara!

The tour was very entertaining and the fun factor was not neglected. The driver was extremely friendly and very helpful. Highly Recommended :)

Our tour guide Vines was amazing. Very informative about everything and made our day trip in Zadar a very enjoyable experience!

Luka was an excellent driver and I really enjoyed the tour with him.