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Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

1. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

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Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls 2 Walk Combo Ticket

2. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls 2 Walk Combo Ticket

For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-hour walk takes you through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town, where you can discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column, and Rector’s Palace. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa. This 1.5-hour walk will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere. The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was not only protected by the diplomatic skill of its leaders, but by the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm. This historic 2-hour walking tour will focus on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. A local guide will bring you to the top of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and lead you around the mesmerizing city walls. Take in the breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. This 2-hour walk is an undoubted highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. Please note that the two tours run according to schedule, not necessarily one after the other. At the time of booking you choose the time of the first tour. You can inform the tour guide on the day of the tour if you'd like to take the second tour. Tour Schedules 1. Discover the Old Town (1.5-hour tour) runs daily: May - Jun & July at 10 AM, 12 PMAugust at 10 AM, 3 PMSeptember at 10 AM and 6 PMOctober at 10 AM 2. Walls & Wars (2-hour tour) runs daily: August 1-19: 9:15 AM, and 5:30 PMAugust 20-31: 9:15 AM & 5 PMSeptember at 3:30 PMOctober at 12 PM

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1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

3. 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town

Rich in cultural monuments, Dubrovnik is the one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns of the Mediterranean. Get an insider's view of the Old Town on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Meet your guide at Pile Gate, then stroll around the narrow streets of Old Town Dubrovnik to experience the history and culture of this magnificent walled city. Your local guide will show you the city's finest sights and all the splendid buildings of Old Town will be viewed along the way. In front of the Pile Gate entrance, you'll see the circular Onofrio's Fountain, which is connected by aqueduct to a spring 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) outside the town. Then see the Franciscan Monastery, containing a restored sculpture of the Pieta and a gorgeous cloister dating back to the 14th century. Continue walking to Dubrovnik's Renaissance highlight, the Sponza Palace. Other highlights on this tour include Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace, and the Church of St Blaise.

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Dubrovnik Private Small-Group Walking Tour in Spanish

4. Dubrovnik Private Small-Group Walking Tour in Spanish

Enjoy a 2-hour private walking tour of the old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Starting at Pile Gate, you’ll walk along the city’s elegant main street and see its most important sights. Highlights include the Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio`s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando`s Column, the Bell Tower, the Church of St. Blaise, the Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral, and more. The old city is surrounded by more than a mile of walls, with a tower at each corner. Take a stroll along Stradun, the centuries-old main promenade. At one end of this street you’ll admire the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery, whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites in the city. At the other end, you’ll see the church of St. Blaise, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Rector's Palace. After exploring Dubrovnik’s historical heritage, your guide will take you to Santa Maria, the oldest district of the city, where you’ll experience the real Dubrovnik. Discover the hidden quarter of Buza, frequented almost exclusively by the locals. Here the door of St. Stjepan opens to reveal a view over white rocks and blue sea to Lokrum Island. On the way back to Stradun, you’ll visit Ulica od Puca, a street best known for its traditional jewelry shops, old barber shop, and small churches.

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Dubrovnik: Family Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Family Walking Tour

What is so special about Onofrio's Fountain in the city? What works of art are famous for the streets of Dubrovnik? Find out as you go on the most rewarding adventure with your family in Dubrovnik. Explore the city center of Dubrovnik, see the highlights and have fun learning about the ancient city's fascinating landmarks. Enjoy an easy pace during your tour as you stroll around the city center, seeing the famous cultural and architectural sites. Have fun learning about Dubrovnik’s fascinating and interesting sites by your guide, guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles as you wind down the off beaten paths of the city.

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What people are saying about Orlando's Column

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 326 reviews

Marko was the most exceptional guide we have ever had on our countless tours of dozens of European cities...he is simply the "best of the best". And the tour was phenomenal ... well organized, informative and a great introduction to Dubrovnik. It exceeded our very high expectations especially for the valued added low cost aspects.

The guide made the (amazing) history of Dubrovnik very interesting and at times als entertaining. He is a good people's person, good at interacting with people and speaks a good English.

If you want a brief history of Dubrovnik and Croatia then this is the one for you. Informative but certainly not boring and very interesting and educational.

Great tour, filled with information about the history of Dubrovnik, when they were a republic, and when they joined Croatia.

Very good information, nice knowledgeable guide! Recommendation!