Old City, History & Culture Tour

Duration: 2h
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: 15
- I suggest you take a bottle of water
- if you're late, please contact me on WhatsApp 00385 98 933 6062

Due to Croatian law, the official price of the tour is: 0,10 Euro per person 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Brsalje ul. 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Brsalje ul. 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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    By NAUTIKA restaurant, OUTSIDE the walls. A relatively tall guy.

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ulica od Puča
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Vrata od Pila
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Church of St. Salvation
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Velika Onofrijeva Fontana
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Jesuit Stairs
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Saint Ignatius
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Sponza Palace
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Crkva sv. Stjepan (ostaci)
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Rector's Palace
  • 13
    Outside visit
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Orlando's Column
  • 15
    Outside visit
    St. Blaise's Church

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).

Tour opinions

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Paloma 17 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Viktor is an exceptional guide. He knows a lot and transmits it in a clear and pleasant way. Thank you very much!
Robert 11 May 2024
El Cerrito

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Viktor’s ability to summarize the history and culture of Dubrovnik was superb.
Zeyuan 09 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Sehr informativ und interessante Sichtweise, jedenfalls viel mehr als nur Geschichte weitergeben.
Dario 06 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Can absolutely recommend it. Very informative and fun. 👏
Élise 06 May 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Viktor is vary knowledgeable and interesting guide who speaks excellent English. He told us about the history and culture of Dubrovnik, stressing the Rebulic of Ragusa's values of freedom, public service and working together. On the Lovrijenac fortress is inscribed in Latin "Freedom is not for sale, not even for all the riches of the world". He showed us not just the main historical sites but also out-of-the-way areas in the Old Town and told us about how things were in the time of his grandmother and of the war of 1991 which his father fought in. This is an in-depth tour of the history and cultural values of Dubrovnik through the ages. Viktor also emailed us tips and links for spending our time in Dubrovnik, including many links to the Game of Thrones scenes filmed in Dubrovnik. Highly recommended.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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