Old City, History & Culture Tour

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Viktor
Quality Verified Registered on July 18, 2020

I'm a local fellow and experienced licensed guide with MA in Political science. Interested in history, culture, literature, politics, economics, nature.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This tour starts by the western gates of the Old City and it's a combined overview of the most important landmarks, the overall history and culture of Dubrovnik.
First learn how the city, also known as The Pearl of Adriatic, came to be, how it grew and became one of the largest walled cities in Europe.

Then immerse yourselves into the turbulent political history of the city and Croatia, and you will soon realize why Winston Churchill once said that the peoples of the Balkans produce more history than they can consume.

In this tour you will also learn about the republican spirit and classical notion of freedom (Libertas) which was cherished by the nobles and notable commoners of the premodern Republic of Dubrovnik, and you will realize that we have a lot to learn from these people.

You will see: 

  • Kolorina Cove
  • Saint Lawrence Fortress (without entering) 
  • Pile Gate (western gates and moat) 
  • Large Onofrio's fountain
  • Jesuit stairs (Walk of Shame stairs)
  • Jesuit Church
  • The Cathedral (without entering) 
  • Rector's palace (without entering) 
  • The Main square 
  • Orlando’s Column 
  • Sponza palace and more...  

- Maximum number of participants: 12
- I suggest you take a bottle of water.
- If you're late and unable to make contact, you can catch up: climb the little hill just by Lovrjenac Fortress.

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  • Meeting point:
    Brsalje ul 1 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia
    Brsalje ul 1 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia
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    BEHIND the FOUNTAIN by Dubravka 1836 restaurant, OUTSIDE the walls. Tall guy with black cap/hat.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Eloy 16 Jan 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Muy recomendable
Alannah 12 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Lots of fun. I loved how we avoided the main road and explored the lesser known parts of the old city.
Colleen 31 Dec 2022
The Hague

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
We had a great time on our tour! Viktor is extremely knowledgeable about local history and culture, and shared tons of knowledge. Highly recommend his tour!!
VIVEK 31 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Viktor is one of the best guides I have come across . Good depth of knowledge history facts he develops curiosity in the listeners and makes them question their thinking and beleif systems . Loved it.
shiyu 28 Dec 2022

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
Highly recommend Viktor's tour, detailed 3-hour overview of Dubrovnik history and culture and he also sent us YouTube link of tourist attractions in movies vs in reality. 😁😁😁
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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