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Dubrovnik Early Bird City Tour

Your guru: Vlaho
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  • Dubrovnik
  • Available in: English

About the guru Vlaho

Dear travelers, I welcome you to my hometown of Dubrovnik where I was born and raised. Let me tell you the history and the way of life as a local who has been living and working in the Old City for many years. Even in the hardest of times, during the recent Homeland War in Croatia, I was here, proudly defending the "Grad" and its people, as we, the locals call Dubrovnik wi... More »

Dear travelers, I welcome you to my hometown of Dubrovnik where I was born and raised. Let me tell you the history and the way of life as a local who has been living and working in the Old City for many years. Even in the hardest of times, during the recent Homeland War in Croatia, I was here, proudly defending the "Grad" and its people, as we, the locals call Dubrovnik with a capital G, meaning: „The City". As a fellow traveler who's traveled to every continent of the world, I know what it's like to be a tourist, so give me the opportunity and pleasure of meeting you and showing you this fascinating and enchanting Old City. As quoted by the famous Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw: "If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik". I truly believe that being a local and having many years of experience working in tourism will guarantee you only the best of the service and pleasure during your visit. So, why not choose one of the offered tours and get to know the little hidden secrets only the natives know, that have made Dubrovnik a unique and very special world known city, called „The Pearl of the Adriatic". Be my guest, take a tour and explore the depths of Dubrovnik and its divine surrounding area, dive into the history, culture, gastronomy, language, nature, art, tradition, customs, …. and enrich your knowledge and return home with the desire of coming back again! Looking forward to meeting you. Vlaho

About the tour

DON'T BE BUNDLED IN A GROUP OF MANY AMONG MANY OTHER GROUPS IN THE OLD CITY! Join me before the crowds come rushing in from the cruise ships and take a walking tour through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old City in the start of the day and visit the city’s major landmarks and hear about the history and the way of life in Dubrovnik through many centuries up to now! As you step through the gates of old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city.

Beginning at Pile Gate, at the western entrance to the Old City, you will be guided to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (we won't enter any churches or museums). See: Pile Gate, Cove of Kolorina, Onofrio’s Fountains, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, Stradun (the main street), The Cathedral, Church of St. Blaise, The Wide Street, Square of Ivan Gundulić, some locations were recent popular movies were filmed, like the Game of Thrones and much more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen to stories and remarkable facts through the many centuries of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the recent past during the Homeland War. The tour ends in the Luža Square (the main city square).

Meeting point
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How to find me: Meeting point is in front (NOT INSIDE) of the restaurant Nautika by the big plane tree.
Tour duration: 2 hours

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Ratings (11)

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Nichola Manning

22 days ago

Very knowledgeable guide. Not a long walk. Some steps involved. Good historical content. Guide could have included more cultural information. Food and humour goes down well, slightly missed a trick.

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Response from Vlaho:

Thanks for the out-standing review! A trick?! I'm training at the moment to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but it's not going well! Sorry, I don't seem to have it to be a magician, I'm only a guide! Best wishes in life! Vlaho
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Luiza Pereira

1 month ago

It was totally worth it to wake up early and walk on the streets of Dubrovnik old town listening to Vlaho, while the crowds of tourists where not there yet. Vlaho was a great guide, he knows a lot about history and shared a lot of nice information and also his personal feelings about the tourism in the city as a local.

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Paul

1 month ago

Great tour the history of dubrovnik and we even had got references very frendly

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John

1 month ago

Vlaho was an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of Dubrovnik as well as a personal understanding that comes with being a residence. His English speaking skills were outstanding and his friendly manner helped to make the tour very enjoyable.

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Kellie

3 months ago

Vlaho kindly agreed to an early bird tour on Friday when I inquired. He usually offers this tour on Wednesday’s but we were only in town from Thursday till Saturday. Our family highly recommends Vlaho. He is so knowledgeable and we all learned so much about Dubrovnik. He also pointed out some places to have gelato, a coffee with locals, etc. I especially love that we did the tour at 7:00, before the hordes of other groups. Thank you so much Vlaho.

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Shaguna

4 months ago

Very informative tour. Vlaho is quite knowledgable and knows the city well. There were no other people for the tour, but he was kind enough to take just our family. He has a subtle sense of humour that we could relate to and enjoyed. One bonus for us was his knowledge of Game Of Thrones locations. Unfortunately, our planned tour of Game of Thrones locations got cancelled, but Vlaho pointed out most spots in the tour, so we were happy :)

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Response from Vlaho:

Dear Shaguna, Thank you for the very good grades. I'm glad you enjoyed your "private free walking tour"! Kind regards, Vlaho

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