George Bernard Shaw once said that the one who seeks paradise on Earth must see Dubrovnik.
Explore Dubrovnik with a local guide to discover its streets, stone houses, little gardens and boats in the harbor, from where you can see the amazing crystal sea and nearby islands. Museums, squares, churches, monasteries and famous UNESCO protected city walls are just beckoning to be photographed. Surrounded by city walls, Dubrovnik streets are guardians of renaissance and baroque examples of architecture. The creativity of Dubrovnik’s artists, writers and scientists is woven into the soul of the city.
Enjoy a guided tour of the splendour of Dubrovnik's UNESCO-protected Old City. As its name suggests, this popular tour focuses on the must-see parts of the Old Town, while your professional guide provides fascinating and entertaining details, background and anecdotes to help enhance your experience.
You will meet your knowledgable local guide just outside Pile Gate and from there, walk to Dubrovnik through the limestone-paved streets of the city’s Stari Grad (Old Town) as your guide uncovers the real story behind the city’s churches, monasteries and palaces.
Stradun is the main street of Dubrovnik. The limestone-paved pedestrian street runs some 300 metres through the Old Town, the historic part of the city surrounded by the Walls of Dubrovnik. There you will see the Franciscan Monastery, a perfect example of Dubrovnik's unique architecture. Built in the Romanesque-Gothic style, the Monastery is a true masterpiece, housing one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and its own museum, which displays priceless objects from Dubrovnik's historic and cultural past.
The route takes you around the Old Town via Onofrio's Fountain and up Prijeko Street to the Old Port - the key to Dubrovnik's trading and maritime success. Along the way you will pay a visit to St. Saviour's, the grandiose Franciscan and Dominican church, and see wine-producing vines believed to be more than 100 years old.
You will also get to know with Jewish neighborhood - Žudioska Street where the Jewish community was once situated. Here you can visit the famous Synagogue established in the 15th century, re-built in 1652 and still in use today.
In Sponza Palace you will see a memorial room dedicated to the killed Dubrovnik defenders in Homeland War and get to know the contemporary history of Dubrovnik. From the spectacular setting of the Old Town, our knowledgeable guide will help to clarify exactly what happened. Learn about the historical background to the war.
The tour then moves on to the Old City's Romanesque-Baroque Cathedral, providing you with a chance to understand this landmark's history as it lived through earthquakes and reconstruction under the watchful eye of various architects, to becoming the home for many important paintings and other works of art.
Let your guide regale you with stories from the city’s long and rich history, once an autonomous republic buttressing both the Ottoman and the Venetian Empires. Your tour finishes near the port.
All in all, the classic tour is your perfect snapshot of the main attractions of the Old Town, giving a real taste of Dubrovnik's delights.