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Old City, History & Culture Tour

Your Guru: Viktor
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4.9
158 ratings
  • Dubrovnik
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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

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

About the Tour

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...  


 IMPORTANT!
- 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.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: BEHIND the FOUNTAIN by Dubravka 1836 restaurant, OUTSIDE the walls. Tall guy with black cap/hat.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (158)

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4.94
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4.78
Expression
4.87
Quality
4.92
Route
4.76
Kinnari
18 Jun 2022 Cardiff
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Travelled in group - Jun 2022

Fantastic history narration

Sebastian
16 Jun 2022 Vienna
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Viktor took us on a great tour! The places and objects we stopped were well thought through, and the sheer amount of information he was able to provide, was overwhelming. Besides that, he also had tips for other activities. 10/10

Marlies
11 Jun 2022 Vienna
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Tautvydas
10 Jun 2022 Dubrovnik
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Amazing tour and very informative, recommend it!

Stefanie
29 May 2022 Hanover
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Travelled alone - May 2022

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!