Old City, History & Culture Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Brsalje ul 1 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia
    Brsalje ul 1 20000 Dubrovnik Croatia
  • 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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Preethi 28 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Excellent guide! Very knowledgeable, gave us a lot of interesting insights into the history of dubrovnik. 2.30 hours felt like a movie with his detailed narration . Absolutely enjoyed it :) would highly recommend this tour, it was a perfect start for our holiday in dubrovnik.
Priya 27 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Best tour out there! So funny and interesting!
Mustafa 22 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Be ready to take lots of information from a professional Hostorian☺️
Julie 17 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Viktor was such a delight! He was so knowledgeable and showed us the best of Dubrovnik! He took us all over town - from quaint hidden spots to majestic overlooks. He shared stories ranging from quirky factoids to extensive Dubrovnik history and all of it amazing! We were so lucky to have him as our guide! Highly recommend his tour for any Dubrovnik traveler!
Bhar... 17 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Viktor was a really good guide. We very much enjoyed our time on the tour. He took us to spots which were less crowded and spoke in detail of the history of Dubrovnik/Croatia.
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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