Zadar
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  • Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

    1. Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

    Zadar represents one of the most interesting and oldest urban localities in the Mediterranean, constantly inhabited from 1000 BC. In the 1st century it became a Roman colony and acquired the characteristics of a city. You will visit remains of a Roman Forum, the biggest one built in Croatia and the center of social life at the time. Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia region from the fall of the Western Roman Empire until the end of the First World War. Hear the story of its defensive walls that the Venetian Republic built in the 16th century for protection against the Ottomans and see the picturesque port of Fosa with its beautiful Land Gate. You will walk the famous Kalelarga, the main and most famous street in the city. Stand in front of the church of St. Donat, the symbol of Zadar and see Zadar Cathedral dedicated to St. Anastasia. Zadar is famous for its Sea Organ and Greeting to t...

    Ended up with a private tour and my guide was fantastic. As a local she was very well informed, personal, and was able to share a wealth of info.

  • Zadar Guided Walking Tour

    2. Zadar Guided Walking Tour

    Take a journey through ancient history on a guided walk along the streets of Zadar's old town, a UNESCO World-Heritage Site. Stop by the Church of St. Donat, a pre-Romanesque structure dating from the 9th century. See the site of Roman Forum, built between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD. Visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the largest church in Dalmatia. The tour continues to the Sea Gate, Land Gate, City Walls and 5 Wells Square. Visit the famous city market and marvel at the wide variety of products from nearby farms. The duration of the walking tour is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

    Wow, we had a great tour with an amazing guide, Sime. He was personable, knowledgeable and had an interesting way of weaving history, architecture and his stories together to be very informative and engrossing. Definitely the best guide we’ve had our entire trip. Sime+ Zadar, quite a combination, don’t miss his tour!

  • Zadar: Wine Tasting with 3 Course Meal

    3. Zadar: Wine Tasting with 3 Course Meal

    Soak up the best of Croatian culinary traditions with a 3-course meal and complimentary wine taste. Learn about wine regions, varietals, and terroir as you sip on selected wines. Taste 3 delicious dishes featuring fresh-from-the-market products. The menu changes weekly based on seasonal foods, and each course is matched with a generous pour of a perfectly paired wine. As you dine, your host will introduce each bottle and answer questions, explain each pairing, offering tips on deciding which wines go well with certain foods. Pick up information on Croatian main wine regions, the types of grapes grown there, and the styles of wines they produce. Learn some oenophile jargon, delve into the concept of terroir to study how climate and soil impact a wine’s characteristics and discover what means what on a Croatian wine label.

  • Zadar of the 20th Century: Historical Walking Tour

    4. Zadar of the 20th Century: Historical Walking Tour

    Relive the troubled 20th century in Zadar. Go on a 2-hour walking tour packed with historical photos and vivid explanations by a licensed guide. Appreciate Zadar's significance in the larger course of Croatian history. Learn how Zadar became a center of the nascent fascism sweeping the continent in the 1920s after it was occupied by the Italians during WWI and subjected to the rule of Benito Mussolini. Visit the bunker built by the Nazis during WWII and hear about its status as an important Nazi military harbor. Wander through the Zadar Old Town where the disastrous Allied bombing during WWII destroyed nearly 80% of the area.  Visit some of the sites destroyed by bombing during the war and rebuilt during Tito's reign and the communist era. Learn how communism impacted the city culturally, demographically, and politically. Finally, watch a multimedia presentation to understand what led ...

    Tanya was a pure delighted 10/10 recommend her as a tour guide for her lovely personality and brilliant wit makes an effort to get to know all on the tour and gives great advise on what to do also makes the history and tour so exciting

  • Virtual Reality Walking Tour of Zadar's History

    5. Virtual Reality Walking Tour of Zadar's History

    The virtual reality tour of Zadar's history is a combination of an audio guide translated in 7 languages, a super friendly assistant who walks you to the right places and the Virtual Reality glasses with amazing 360° views, interesting animations, 3D objects, and sound effects. Instead of imagining how Zadar once looked, you will experience it in a different and innovative way. Recreated VR visuals of most significant historical moments in Zadar's history will show you Roman Forum, which was the center of social and economic life in the ancient Zadar. You will learn more about 4th Crusade and see the invasion coming from the sea in 1202. You will visit the St. Chrysogonus' Church, which is otherwise closed to the public. Besides that, you will stand at the location of the former city market, which in relation to today was on the other side of the town. Enjoy in the view of the old city ...

    Die Tour hält an ca. 9 Orten wo die VR-Brille aufgesetzt werden kann. Die Gebäude werden dann virtuell betreten oder Animationen zeigen schematisch Veränderungen der Altstadt. Tolle deutschspraige Tour-Leiterin.

  • Zadar: 3–Hour Kayak Tour

    6. Zadar: 3–Hour Kayak Tour

    Starting from Puntamika, paddle towards the old town, passing the modern tourist attractions of the Sea Organ and Salutation to the Sun on the way. Continue to the fabulous Riva with a view of millennial Roman Forum, and pass the unique St. Donat's church en route to the Foša port. In the 16th century city, this is where walls were erected and gates opened. During the tour, have time to stop for swimming and a drink in a beach bar. This tour is suitable for everyone; from experts and solo travelers, to beginners, groups and families. 

    Filip was a great guide and the kayaking was really fun! Would definitely recommend for seeing the city from a different viewpoint. 5*

  • From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

    7. From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

    Departure from Zadar in the morning towards Klis. Built in the 2nd century BCE Klis Fortress is situated at the peak of a rocky ridge. Due to its strategic position at the hill, Klis fortress was controlling the entrance to the valley that leads to Split. You will climb Klis fortress and take in the beautiful panoramic view of Split and nearby islands. Your guide will explain Klis' turbulent past and defending techniques people used to resist frequent enemies attacks. Inside the fortress, you will see displays of swords and costumes. After sightseeing at Klis Fortress, you will proceed to the nearby Split. Visiting Split is unimaginable without visiting its living heart - Diocletian's palace. It was built as a royal residence for Roman emperor Diocletian in the 4th century and nowadays is protected as UNESCO World Heritage site. As you stroll through the most preserved monuments of th...

  • Zadar: Magical Christmas Tour

    8. Zadar: Magical Christmas Tour

    Explore Zadar at the festive time of the year on a guided tour. Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs filled with colors and traditional Christmas offerings. Visit the most beautifully decorated places in Zadar with an expert guide. See some of the city's most important sights and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere in the streets during this special time of year. Listen to interesting stories and discover facts such as who invented the Christmas tree. Get the opportunity to experience the authentic Christmas Market at Petar Zoranic Square, decorated with countless colorful Christmas lights. Savor some of the most renowned local products of the city at the market. During your tour, see the iconic locations teeming with Christmas joy. Wander through the exquisitely decorated streets and soak up the lively atmosphere of Zadar during the festive time.

  • From Zadar: Krka National Park and Šibenik Full-Day Tour

    9. From Zadar: Krka National Park and Šibenik Full-Day Tour

    Depart from your hotel in Zadar in the morning and enjoy the scenic views towards your first stop at Krka National Park, Croatia's most famous National Park. Witness the mosaic distribution of habitats and discover the rich and varied flora and fauna species. See the Skradinski Buk, a massive clear and natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. Don’t forget your swimming suit because you will have the opportunity to swim in the lakes if the weather allows it. Afterward, visit Šibenik, a beautiful small town on the coast, where you will have a nice walk and will be able to see all the important landmarks, including St. James’s cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head back to your hotel Zadar in the evening hours after your full-day experience of natural and historical beauty.

  • Split/Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

    10. Split/Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

    Following pickup from your accommodation, your first stop will be the city of Šibenik. Whilst there, admire the ancient walls alongside the stunning backdrop of the Adriatic Coast. The most famous sight of Šibenik is undoubtedly the UNESCO-protected St. Jacob's cathedral, following which you can choose to walk around the stoned streets, buy some souvenirs, and enjoy a coffee on Riva Promenade. Your next stop is Zadar, the oldest continually inhabited city in Croatia. Evidence of human settlement there stretches all the way back to the 4th century B.C. This history passes through tribal, Greek, Roman, Venetian, and Italian rule, before its modern situation as a part of Croatia. Check out several historic monuments from the medieval and Renaissance periods, in addition to contemporary constructions such as the world's first sea organ. Once your busy day sightseeing comes to a close, your...

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 589 reviews

Simon is an excellent guide for Zadar.He is intelligent, kind, thoughtful and very generous. We missed our tour date because of a travel problem. He emailed us and invited us to take his tour the next day and offered 3 different times. He seems to know everybody in Zadar. He arranged for a car repair for us after our tour.

Wow, we had a great tour with an amazing guide, Sime. He was personable, knowledgeable and had an interesting way of weaving history, architecture and his stories together to be very informative and engrossing. Definitely the best guide we’ve had our entire trip. Sime+ Zadar, quite a combination, don’t miss his tour!

This kind of guided Tour through Zadar is definitely different to what you are used to. Really funny and interesting. A Mix of standard tour with the virtual reality elements concluded. Absolutely recommend to do this :)

It was a really nice tour to know about Zadar more than general facts from the Internet.

Guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great overview of Zadar history.