History Tours in Croatia

From the Illyrian tribes to Roman palaces, medieval towns to Yugoslav military tunnels.


Whether urban or off the beaten track, Croatia's history is unavoidable, fascinating, and complex, and is evident in everything - architecture, culture and traditions, defining the personality of each region. Fallen empires, medieval castles, incredibly intact Renaissance and Roman ruins, Yugoslavian tunnels, abandoned villages, astounding archaeology and hidden island monasteries - this alluring mix is what makes Croatia so unique. Step into the mysteries, triumphs, and tragedies of the past on our engaging walking tours of the cities, from continental Zagreb to the coastal vestiges of the Roman Empire in Split, and the illustrious golden age of the magnificent Dubrovnik. Get an insider insight into the local perception of both past and present times. Because we are so passionate about history, our special interest tours are carefully crafted experiences that enrich, inform and most ideally, surprise - leaving you with a unique and touching perspective.

Slovenia's Lake Bled


Slovenia's National Treasure

Welcome to one of the most 'storybook' settings in Europe where the natural beauty and romantic ambiance of Slovenia put on a spectacular show – the magical Lake Bled! An emerald green lake with Slovenia's only island is surrounded by alpine forests, a castle perched high on the ridge and the snowcapped peaks of the Julian Alps in the backdrop.…

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Zagreb, Ljubljana

Stories of Ljubljana


History, Elegance and Friendly Charm

Ljubljana, the delightful capital of Slovenia, is a city known for its friendly, welcoming people, an abundance of culture and the famous ornate bridges spanning the river Ljubljanica. A city with a small-town feel, Ljubljana seems designed for walking and socializing outside, with an intellectual, proud and creative spirit to the culture. As you stroll the attractive streets of its…

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Zagreb, Ljubljana

Castles of Croatia


Fairy tale castles, Baroque beauty and hearty food!

Just a half hour from the hustle and bustle of Zagreb, travel 500 years back in time! Step back into the illustrious past of Zagorje, the beautifully romantic region north of Zagreb. Private tour of Zagorje castles is an exceptional oportunity to explore the historic treasures of the area. Filled with medieval and Renaissance fortresses, Baroque estates and over fifty…

half day

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Zagorje

Stories of Šibenik


Walking tour of Šibenik

Quiet Šibenik sits at the gateway to both the stunning Kornati islands and Krka waterfalls National Parks, making it an ideal base for exploring central Dalmatia or a perfect en route break on your journey along the coast. Secret beauty of Šibenik hasn't been recognized yet but its recent fame as filming location for the wildly popular Game of Thrones…

half day

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Šibenik, Zadar, Split

Revive Medieval times at Klis Fortress


Private archery & swordplay class

Between the mountains of Mosor and Kozjak, at an altitude of some 360 meters, gaze away at the lands of Bosnia and Croatia like the ancient Romans, Mongol Tatars and Turkish sultans once did. Or Daenerys Targaryen, for that matter. You are at the fortress of Klis, the guardian of the region’s history from its dawn to the present day.…

half day

easy

Split

The Heart of Hvar Cultural Tour


Explore the people and secrets of the island!

Beyond the sun, sea and famous nightlife, Hvar holds a history of 2400 years and more UNESCO treasures than any other island in the world! From the palatial home of the island's true Renaissance man, poet Petar Hektorović, to the candle-lit 'garage wine tasting' with Croatia's most famous boutique vintner, stroll down the memory lane of this beautiful island and…

half day

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Hvar island

War tour of Zadar


War tour of Zadar and its hinterland

One of our most thought-provoking and poignant tours focuses on the first half of the 1990s when the city of Zadar and its surroundings were strongly affected during the fierce Croatian War for Independence. Zadar was a focal point during the conflict and faced some of the most tragic days in all of its 3,000 years long history such as…

half day

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Zadar, Šibenik

A Glimpse of Orient in Mostar


The unique story of contrasts bridged

The entire Balkan region is a fascinating mix of tradition, ethnicity and heritage, where one's experiences can vary from village to village, as proud communities uphold the traditions of their ancestors. The majestic Old town of Mostar is a unique slice of Europe's multicultural history, with the gap between two entirely different communities spanned by an Ottoman Old Bridge over…

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Split, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo

Stories of Split


Walking tour of Diocletian's palace!

If only the walls could talk! Split is a city of stories, literally an open-air museum that begs for a voice to sort out the layers of history that sit remarkably preserved and unfussed about in this atmospheric and wondrous Roman ruin. There is a unique feeling to Split, the bits of ancient civilization sitting in the midst of modern…

half day

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Split

Roman Heritage of Split and Salona


As if the Romans were still here

The Roman Empire, so long gone, yet when walking in certain areas of the world, it feels as though not more than a blink of an eye has passed since its existence. The ransacked town of Salona and the immense Diocletian's Palace in Split, the most remarkable Roman ruins on the southern Dalmatian coast, are two such sites. Irrevocably connected…

half day

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Split

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…

half day

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Dubrovnik

Illyrian Mysteries


With Domagoj Nikolić!

Forget all you know about Dalmatia and the Adriatic history for now. The most monumental sites are not on the coast: it is not Dubrovnik, Split or Zadar that hold the most fascinating and mysterious wonders of ancient history. Hidden in the Dalmatian inland, far from the main tourist hubs, Illyrian Dalmatia is a wonderful mystery! The story of the…

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Imotski

Jewish Heritage of Split


The intricate tiers of Jewish history in Split

Explore Split with an added perspective of the intriguingly rich Jewish heritage that lies concealed within the palace walls of the city center. In the narrow alleys, amongst layers of history, discover one of Europe's oldest synagogues and hear the stories of Jewish people and their culture which played an important role in the society of a city founded on…

half day

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Split