Stories of Dubrovnik

Discover the fascinating history of Dubrovnik!


Magnificent Dubrovnik! Within the towering fortification walls of Dubrovnik, there is a wonderful amount of history, art, architecture and culture to take in, but it is the personal stories and insights of the people of Dubrovnik that will affect you and give you a true sense of the city's remarkable existence. From ancient to modern, triumph and tragedy, your private guided walking tour will take you around the most significant landmarks, but engage you with first-hand accounts and stories of what life in Dubrovnik was like through history to the present day.

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Duration:   half day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Dubrovnik

Available all year round

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The southern shores of Dubrovnik town
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Scenic ride to Old Town of Dubrovnik
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Quiet morning in Old Town
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The Magnificent Old Town of Dubrovnik
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The great Onofrio's fountain
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Dubrovnik's cathedral

Tour description


Dubrovnik has captivated kings and commoners alike for centuries! It's the quintessential walled city of legend—proud, grand and ancient. With its signature red and orange clay rooftops and massive stone ramparts framed by the dazzling blue Adriatic, our original, classic walking tour of Dubrovnik is the ultimate treat for visitors who want to see beyond the obvious and explore the architecture and history of this fabled city. Join us as we discover Dubrovnik and its golden age.

Our discovery begins as we enter the Old Town through one of two main city gates. Along the way, marvel at St. Savior's church, the mystical Franciscan and the grandiose Dominican church, the Onofrio's fountain, bell clock tower, Old city harbor and the Cathedral. Stop by one of the crown jewels of Dubrovnik, Knežev Dvor - the Rector's Palace, the most important building in the public life of the Dubrovnik Republic, the former house of Rector, the office of the government, the civic prison and a lively public square all at the same time. Today it is a city museum, recreating the room functions and holding many original works. If you are fortunate enough to be in Dubrovnik during its celebrated Dubrovnik Summer Festival, listening to a starlit classical concert in the open atrium of the Rector's Palace is an unforgettable Dubrovnik experience.

One of the real highlights of our walking tour is the famous Pharmacy at the Franciscan Monastery (1317). Inside is a fascinating collection of decorated jars filled with ancient remedies; unique measurement devices, together with alembics and mortars, all displayed in much of the same way as it was centuries ago. The Monastery, which also houses a museum with outstanding displays of sacral artefacts, was almost completely destroyed in the tragic earthquake of 1667, as well as severely damaged in the Homeland war in 1991.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation by our local guide and professional English speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van and entrance tickets to two attractions.
  • Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Please advise if you have any mobility issues so the tour can be adjusted accordingly.
  • OPTIONAL: We recommend to add visit to the city walls. Available at additional cost.

Walls of Dubrovnik

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The most recognizable feature of Dubrovnik are its walls that run almost 2 km (1.2 mi) around the city. Originally built as a tall wall intended to keep people and arrows away, the walls were subsequently upgraded over time, keeping up with the times and styles of warfare. The most substantial interventions on the land side took place in the 15th century, when the city feared the Turks, while the Austro-Hungarian Empire undertook significant changes on the seaside four centuries later. The most impressive tower of all is Minčeta Tower, or the Game of Thrones Tower of the Undying. Its present look, the eternal symbol of the unconquerable city of Dubrovnik, dates from the 15th century.

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AIRPORT NEARBY

Dubrovnik

HARBOR NEARBY

Dubrovnik

WEATHER

70°F  /  21°C

LOCAL TIME

6:04 PM

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Stories of Dubrovnik

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Discover the fascinating history of Dubrovnik!

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