Zadar Free Tour with local guide

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Igor
Quality Verified Registered on May 18, 2022

Hi and welcome to Zadar, my name is Igor and I am a licensed tourist guide. As a history and art lover, I was always asked to show my relatives and friends around the city and that’s probably the reason why I became a tourist guide. I have more than 20 years of experience as a tour leader and guide. I like to travel a lot and I consider myself an experienced traveler, so I always like to show Zadar to my guests so they can experience it in the best way. My hobby is studying the history of the city and collecting old postcards of Zadar and items related to Maraschino, the famous original liqueur from Zadar. I will be very happy to present to you not only the city of Zadar but to give you information about Croatia in general, the region's traditions, local wines, and cuisine.

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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

Welcome to the 2 hours FREE WALKING TOUR of the beautiful city of Zadar with local guide.

The tour covers all HISTORICAL periods from ANCIENT to MODERN times, actually the last 2000 years of Zadar’s history.

Zadar is a 3000-year-old settlement, but Julius Caesar laid the foundation stone of Zadar as a city, and from then to nowadays Zadar was governed by many empires and rulers like Byzantine, Croatian, Hungarians, Venetian Republic, Austrians. Especially 20th century was very interesting and events in the 2nd World War left huge scars on the city.

Besides history facts you will also learn about historical art styles like romanesque, renaissance, baroque, explained on actual sites in the old town.

Find many interesting details only true locals know.

If you like I will be happy to give you tips regarding restaurants, local dishes and drinks and interesting places around Zadar, perfect for day trips and of course I will try to answer all your questions. 

Tour includes:

  • general introduction regarding Croatian and Zadar history
  • Roman town entrance
  • UNESCO’s city fortifications
  • The Land gate and Port of Foša
  • The five wells/cistern square
  • St. Simon church and the legend of Saint Simon's body
  • People's square
  • St. Anastasia's cathedral
  • Roman Forum and pillory of shame
  • Sea Organ🎵🎶 and Greeting to the Sun

and many many more locations to discover.

Join me, discover and learn something new and treat yourself with a great memory from Zadar...

Tour is in English and rain is never a problem             

99.9% of the time we have sunshine

NOTICE: if you booked the tour and in case you can't attend, please be so kind to CANCEL it.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Poljana Šime Budinića, 23000, Zadar, ...
    Poljana Šime Budinića, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
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    📍PICTURE OF THE MEETING POINT IS IN THE PHOTO GALLERY. I will be waiting for you in front of the Saint Simon church, between Roman column and two trees by church wall, wearing a light blue tour guide license. Also you can contact 📲 me via WhatsApp / Viber at +385911902978

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Roman Forum
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sea Organ
  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Greeting to the Sun
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of St. Anastasia
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Crkva sv. Donata
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Five Wells Square

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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Amy 29 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Igor is a fabulous tour guide. If you are in Zadar and he has availability, you should rush to book him. He had great information without giving you too much. He was very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk with him!
Jose 23 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Great tour - sights, stories & sense of humor were great. I strongly recommend Igor's tour.
Helen 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Very informative and enjoyable tour. Igor gave us lots of really good recommendations of places to eat and drink that did not disappoint. A highlight of our trip.
Allison 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We really enjoyed our tour with Igor. He is a wealth of information about the complex history of Croatia and Zadar, as well as current events here. I highly recommend taking a tour with him.
Olga 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Absolutely enjoyed the tour with Igor. He didn’t cancel it even though I was the only person who signed up (non season). You will not be disappointed.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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