Stories of Zadar

Treasures of the 3,000-year-old city!


Thanks to its atmosphere of a laid-back, yet elegant coastal town and a history as the region’s capital for 1,300 years, Zadar was voted the top choice by European Best Destinations in 2016! A city that has risen from the ashes of the tumultuous 1990's to become a thriving and stunning city proud of its heritage and surrounding beauty definitely has a story to tell. Explore what makes this city so special and join us on a thought-provoking walking tour of Zadar!

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Duration:   half day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Zadar

Available all year round

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The Sea Organ
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Skyline of Historic Zadar
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The Cathedral
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The famed waterfront
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The Gold and Silver of Zadar
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St. Francis Monastery Courtyard
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The Historic Squares
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People's Square

Tour description


The ancient coastal city of Zadar boasts a fascinating pre-Roman and Roman era history, lovely marbled streets and a charming café scene that lures locals and travelers alike to sit and people-watch for hours over cups of steaming dark coffee and region's original maraschino liquor. Discover the historically rich and architecturally beautiful city of Zadar in a walking tour with our expert local guide, learning about the way of living in Zadar and how it has changed over centuries.

Begin your exploration marveling at the tremendous 16th century fortifications that still guard parts of the city and walk through one of Zadar's landmarks, the monumental Land gate in a small harbor of Foša, decorated with a marvelously sculpted statue of a lion. Then make your way around to Zadar's ancient Roman Forum, admire the main square, the remarkable church of St. Donatus and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia.

Explore Zadar's stunning sacral art exhibition: Gold and Silver of Zadar and learn about the legend of St. Simon and the French knight Anton who lost his life in search of his loved one. And then touch the same ancient walls that the Crusaders crossed when they ransacked the city in 1202. As your guide leads you through the grid of narrow streets to the heart of the Old Town, learn about Zadar's long and tumultuous history, devastation in the World War II and the Croatian Homeland war and its bright new present as the Croatian tourism jewel.

Our walk includes visit to the waterfront to listen to the sea play Zadar's internationally famous Sea Organ!

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation in Zadar region by our 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.

 

The Church of St. Donatus

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The symbol of Zadar is the renowned 9th ct. church of St. Donatus, named after the bishop that had it constructed. It is the largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia and one of the most impressive examples of the centralized Carolingian period in Europe. Through its history, its function was not always sacral; during Venetian, Turkish, Austrian and Napoleon rule, it was used as a storehouse and during the brief Italian rule as an archaeological museum. Because of its stark interior and excellent acoustics, today it is a splendid venue for the annual International Festival of Medieval Renaissance Music.

Quick Info

AIRPORT NEARBY

Zadar

HARBOR NEARBY

Zadar

WEATHER

48°F  /  9°C

LOCAL TIME

8:14 PM

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Stories of Zadar

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Treasures of the 3,000-year-old city!

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