Come along with us on an in-depth history tour through Dubrovnik. We’ll meet at Pile gate, the western city gate and start off by learning about the fascinating beginnings of Dubrovnik and the construction of the city walls.
Next, we’ll enter the old city and hear about one of the oldest water supply systems in Europe after which you can fill up your water bottle at a 16th-century fountain. Then we'll visit the nearby Franciscan Monastery, which is home to one of the oldest continually working pharmacies in Europe.
We’ll continue through the narrow alleys of the old town, hearing amazing stories of daily life in Dubrovnik during the 15th and 16th centuries. As we walk, we’ll pass one of the oldest orphanages in Europe and then visit Gundulic Square. The square is named after the renowned 17th century poet Ivan Gundulic, known as the godfather of Croatian literature. The square is also home to a lively, open-air green market, which we’ll stop by briefly to explore.
Next, we’ll marvel at Rector’s Palace up close, where the city’s founding fathers once dispensed their wisdom. It’s also one of the most beautiful palaces within the city walls. We will then continue on towards Dubrovnik’s cathedral where will stop to hear amazing facts about the city’s origins.
Our next stop will be at the small gate to the old city port where we’ll learn about the city’s rich naval history and hear tales about how Dubrovnik defended itself against pirates! Then we’ll stop to admire the Dominican Monastery and see one of the largest Romanesque churches on the Dalmatian coast. Here we’ll meet a local lady who does traditional embroidery work.
Continuing to Zudioska Street, we’ll pass the oldest Sephardic synagogue in the world and then come to our last stop: Luza Square. Here we will see the Church of St. Blaise and learn about Dubrovnik’s Patron Saint. Near the church are Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace, which you’ll hear some interesting facts about.
At this point, the tour comes to an end. Feel free to continue exploring or head back to your hotel.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, entrance to the Franciscan monastery.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.