GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Ancient Old City– Finest tour of Dubrovnik #2023

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Vedran
Quality Verified Registered on November 26, 2019

Greetings visitors, my name is Vedran. I am born and grew up in Dubrovnik, my profession is licensed tour guide. Wherever I travel I like to know culture, gastronomy, history, archaeology, way of life and above all the most fun activities to make most of the time wherever I am. So if you came to explore Dubrovnik, this tour is the perfect way to fill all of your needs. Allow me to lead you throughout Old town, I promise you'll have a great time. Meeting point:

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Tour description

With this free walking tour, you will explore Dubrovnik center as a local would. I will make sure that you discover all the secrets and beauty of this city.

For 450 years the city-state Republic of Dubrovnik (latin: Ragusa) held independence (14th-19th cent.) between big and powerful rivals and natural disasters in very turbulent European medieval times.

"Old Town" was the birthplace, origin - capital of the Dubrovnik Republic, a center of once small size but significant maritime power.
Today Old Town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO world heritage site, a location that is almost like a big open museum where time almost stopped for centuries. Surrounded by ancient 2 km ditched city walls with numerous towers, bastions and forts. 

Walking route:

From the City gates of Pile (west entrance), through a stone bridge with a wooden suspension below the tower, via main street Stradun (Placa) to the City gates Ploče (east entrance) and few little streets by side.

Why take this tour?

From founding to modern everyday life. You will have insights about life, interesting narratives, and much more about how the ancient Old Town of Dubrovnik managed to accomplish notable status and discover the most symbolic places, monuments with tips & activities to do.

**payment of the tour will be charged according to the valid price list of legal business subject, all in accordance and respect with the laws and duty of the Republic of Croatia!

STARTING POINT on Pile SQUARE, more precisely in corner of Restaurant Nautika (address:  Brsalje 3)

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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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    In (right) corner of Restaurant Nautika (Brasalje 3 addres) * Link:

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Vrata od Pila
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Velika Onofrijeva Fontana
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ulica od Puča
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Rector's Palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sponza Palace
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Ploče Gate

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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Charlotte 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
This was an engaging and really informative tour led by Vedran. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Dubrovnik!
Maria 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Thanks for the great tour!
Ivo Lopes 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Amazing tour with lots of historical info! ✨
Maureen 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Vedran is the most knowledgeable guide I have come across. He shared so much history about this town which is steeped in history and he kept reiterating it for those of us who could have otherwise found it overwhelming, A great way to learn interesting history! 1
Eileen 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Had an interesting time learning about Dubrovnik, Croatia, design and culture. Was a worthwhile experience. I'm glad it went ahead in spite of the wind and rain. Thanks!
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Who is this tour for?

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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