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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.

Dubrovnik Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

2. Dubrovnik Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour in Dubrovnik. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and experience Dubrovnik while enjoying the flexibility of exploring at your own pace. After downloading the tour app (instructions received via email after booking), set out on an adventure where you'll walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Walk around the medieval old town, take photos of the landscapes, and explore famous sites where “Game of Thrones” was filmed. As you explore, work with your team or compete against them to complete the scavenger hunt. The tour includes stops at Pile Gate, Large Onofrio Fountain, the Bell Tower, St. Blaise, Rector’s Palace, Porporela, Dubrovnik Cathedral, St. Ignatius, the House of Marin Drzica, and Fort Bokar, Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

From Split: Dubrovnik Private Tour

3. From Split: Dubrovnik Private Tour

Meet your guide at the Riva, Split's seaside promenade, and depart for a private tour to Dubrovnik in the morning. Set off for the 4-hour journey on a comfortable air-conditioned coach. During the journey enjoy the spectacular views of the Dalmatian Coast and hear about the history of Dubrovnik from your professional guide. Dubrovnik is also known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' for its marvelous beauty. Explore the Stari Grad, the Old Town, and the white limestone streets. Follow your guide through the streets, and see the famous Onofrio's Fountain, the beautiful Franciscan Monastery, the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace, Orlando's Column, and the city cathedral, and many more. Walk down the wide Stradun, the main promenade in the city, and learn about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city from your guide. Finally, on your way back to split, stop at the roadside to purchase organic products such as mandarins and honey before drop off at the original departure point.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

4. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Dubrovnik and see an iconic location from Game of Thrones on this engaging phone game. Discover Onofrio's Fountain, West Harbour, Ethnographic Museum, and more. Start the game at Ploce gate. Take the role of a soldier fighting against invaders. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2.5-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Gradac Park.

Dubrovnik: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

This special time of year brings magic to Dubrovnik. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most festively decorated places and learn local Christmas stories and legends on this walking tour. Visit Dubrovnik’s traditional Christmas fair held in an atrium of the Convent of St. Claire, full of Christmas decorations and items. Shop and taste local Christmas products. Prepare to be spellbound by the city’s charming Christmas atmosphere, something you can only experience this time of the year in Dubrovnik.

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What people are saying about Rector's Palace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,454 reviews

We visited Dubrovnik during the easter break 2022 and booked a one and a half hour long private guided walking tour. (We were just three people: my wife, myself and our guide Pero Mrnarevic) Drawing upon his vast wealth of knowledge of history, architecture, arts and even philosophy, our guide Pero, explained in a lively and engaging manner the most important facts and also some of the more quirky stories about Dubrovnik. Pero seems to really live for the history of his hometown. He was able to enthusiastically put Dubrovnik's rich history in context with Europe's history throughout the ages. Lot's of humor! Just brilliant! Next time we hope to be able to book him for a full day! Highly recommended!

A very good tour with lots of interesting information. Our tour guide Branko explained everything in an interesting way which helped to keep us focussed. His English was understandable and his knowledge of the old town was impressive. Enjoyed learning about the Croatian culture. It was also nice to listen to someone who was so proud of his country. Would highly recommend.

Coming to Dubrovnik with zero foreknowledge, this walking tour was the perfect way to gain a comprehensive impression of the city’s long and diverse history.

Branko was an excellent tour guide, with great sense of humour. He shared relevant and interesting history always with a local touch. Enjoyed very much!

Branco was our guide. He was knowledgeable and passionate about Dubrovnik.