Zadar Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Dejan
Quality Verified Registered on August 04, 2020

I am a tour guide, boat skipper, and freelancer with a major in history from Zadar, Croatia. I am born in Zadar but moved to Korčula and stayed there from age 3-14. Then I moved to Split during high school. By the end of High school, I started learning Web Design in HTML. CSS and Java Script and made my first web page I returned to Zadar when I enrolled at University. I have a major in history. During the study, I worked various jobs and learn graphic design which I did as a freelancer, and also started learning 3d modeling. My thesis was Migration from Dalmatia in 1860. until 1918. I am interested mostly in social history, modern history, and migrations. I am learning Spanish and German in my free time because interest in exploring Latin America and Croatian communities in that area which was part of the research in my thesis. I worked in high school as a history teacher. I have some experience of working with people from many countries as I am renting rooms as a part of my house. I am also hosting people with Couchsurfing and Warmshowers. Currently, I am the most popular host on both platforms in Zadar. I have a certificate to work as a tour guide in Zadar county and a tour operator in the whole of Croatia from 2020. As a freelancer, I mostly worked with web and graphic design and recently 3d modeling. From September 2021 I have a certificate as Unity Programmer and Level Designer in Game and App Development. Currently I am working on games and aplications for Android and PC. Also I am travelling outside Croatia almost every year since I was 19 mostly by attending music festivals. I really like music so we can talk about that as well. Currently, I am developing one educational board game for Android. My walking tour is mostly history and art history oriented but I intend to adjust my walking tour depending on the people who booked it so I don't always go the same route. I am trying to make it a very complete experience in my beloved city. Feel free to ask me anything regarding your stay in Croatia as well.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

I will take a walking tour of Zadar from the city gate. I will tell a brief history of the city. Walking tour is based about telling past and present overview of city. For each site I will tell story about its past and what is meaning for city today. After the introduction, I will describe the fortification system in Zadar in the 16th century. In more detail, I will describe the construction and meaning of the city gate and how the entrance to the city was built also, I will describe the Ponton Bastion and the Forte Bastion.

We continue to the Cinco wells Square where there is Captain Fort and the Jelena Madio public park opened in 1830 by Baron von Welden. Later in the walking tour, we will continue to the old entrance to the city. The next stop is the Church of San Simeón. I will explain all about the phases of the church and how it changed its title. I will also explain the political situation that led to the making of the Chest of Saint Simeon.
Later, we will pass by the Rector's palace in Zadar. The next stop on the tour is the People's Square with its buildings. After that, we can go to the market where the remains of the church of Santa María are. The longest walking tour will be to the Church of Saint Grisogonus and then to the Forum. In Forum I will introduce you to St. Donats Church and St. Mary's Church. At the last stop, the tour will go to the Cathedral of Saint Anastasia or the Church of Saint Francis. The tour ends with the Sea Organ.

Tour Itinerary:

The Landgate
Square of the Five Wells
Jelena Madio Park
Church of Saint Simon
People's Square
Church of Saint Grisogonus
Church of Saint Mary
Church of Saint Donato
Cathedral of Saint Anastasia
Church of San Francisco

My walking tour is mostly history oriented because I graduated with a major in history so I designed my walking tour in accordance with my most prominent competencies. However, I always intend to adjust my walking tour depending on the people who booked it so I don't take always the same route and don't cover the same topics. Expect some jokes as well :-) Feel free to ask me anything regarding your stay in Croatia.

The location of the meeting point s Five Wells Square. You have a photo of the location in the photo gallery. If you want to do shorter than 2 hours and 30 minutes I can adjust depending on the others in the group.

For any of your questions regarding the walking tour and your stay in Croatia contact me on +385919411145. I have WhatsApp as well

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Trg pet bunara 1, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
    Trg pet bunara 1, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
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    I will be on Five Wells Square. Call me on +385919411145 if you cannot find me

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Roman Forum

    I will show reconstruction of Roman forum and animation video of 3d reconstruction of its interiors and exteriors.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sea Organ

    We finish tour with explainibg symbolism of Greetings To The Sun and Sea Organ. I will explain how only place in the world where you can listen to live music played by the nature functions and why is one of the highlights of the walking tour.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Greeting to the Sun

    I will tell walkers story about how city was surrounded by walls for centuries and how boardwalk was build after walls were removed in second half of 19th century and why now Zadar is considered as a city with most beautiful sunset in the world.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of St. Anastasia

    I will tell you a story how it took centuries to build Cathedral and what it makes obe of the most important highlights of the walking tour.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Crkva sv. Donata

    One of the emblems of the city deserves special recognition.

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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Prakhar 10 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Detailed tour with lots of historical information. The great thing is that Dejan compares stories from mythology and history to present day, making it a very memorable tour and leaving you with some food for thought. At one point we were also within a functioning bar and optical shop to visit hidden spots! Highly recommend!
Josie 09 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
We had a fabulous time on our walking tour and Dejan knew everything there was to know about the city. Would 100% reccomend
Stheffn 08 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Great tour! A lot of knowledge about Croatia and Zadar!
Martin 04 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Dejan was an excellent guide. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Zadar’s history and presented it in a very entertaining way. The 2.5 hours flew by and we had a great time.
Annelies 04 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
It was very nice, lots of funny details. A really good guide!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 50 people.
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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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