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Our most recommended Zadar County Walking tours

Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

1. Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

Journey back in time and explore the history of Split, from Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, through to the present day. Marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes. See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 12th-century bell tower, and visit the impressive Peristyle courtyard of Diocletian's Palace. Admire the statue of Gregory of Nin by the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. Take a closer look at the impressive Golden Gate that Diocletian walked through to enter his palace. Go down to the Riva promenade to get lovely views of the Adriatic Sea, and see the Old Town Hall and City Clock on People's Square. Walk in a small group for a more intimate experience and the chance to choose what you want to see. Visit the fish market, explore the old neighborhood of Varoš and much more.

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.

Zadar: Guided City Walking Tour & Zadar Cathedral View Point

3. Zadar: Guided City Walking Tour & Zadar Cathedral View Point

Meet us on the Five Wells Square, where you start your journey through the past and present of Zadar. The first stop is the historical entrance to Zadar - the 16th-Century Land Gate with a great look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site fortification system. The next stop is the St. Simeon's Church after which we will stroll down the main street in town - Kalelarga. The People's Square awaits with its historic buildings including the Town Guard and the Town Lodge. We will stop to taste the perfect combination - famous Zadar cherry liqueur Maraskino and world-renown cheese from the island of Pag. We will continue to the Roman Forum covered with archeological remains. In the center is the iconic rotunda - the St. Donatus Church. The highest building in both the Forum and the whole of Zadar is the Bell Tower of St. Anastasia's Cathedral. We will climb the 183 steps to be rewarded with the best view of Zadar! The tour continues with the world's unique Sea Organ played by the waves. Sit down, relax and listen to the music of nature and see why the great Alfred Hitchcock said: "Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening." When the sun sets, right next to us a new one rises - the Greeting to the Sun installation starts to shine - all night long.

Zadar: Virtual Reality Guided History Walking Tour

4. Zadar: Virtual Reality Guided History Walking Tour

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 from the hot-air balloon and discover how Zadar looked after World War II. Simple user interface allows the user to choose when to see the next point. Users do not need advanced technological knowledge to manage the VR glasses. In any case, the assistant will be at your disposal throughout the tour. Book your VR adventure and time-travel in Zadar's history.

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

5. 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 the Sun art installations situated at the Riva promenade. You will listen to the unique music of the sea played by the Sea Organ while learning the most interesting facts about these modern installations. Next, taste maraschino cherry liqueur, the recipe of which dates from the 16th century.

Zadar: Roman Ruins Old Town Guided Walking Tour & Sea Organ

6. Zadar: Roman Ruins Old Town Guided Walking Tour & Sea Organ

From supplier: this walking tour includes only the visit of the Cathedral of St. Anastasia from the outside.The entrance fee for the cathedral is not included.The tour starts from the waterfront (the Greeting to The Sun monument is the meeting point for this walking tour). Right next to the Greeting to the Sun monument is another popular city attraction - The Sea Organ, an urban installation which produces music by the help of sea waves. Then, the customers strolls along the waterfront and reach the area of the roman Forum. Forum was the main city square during the Roman times. There, they will also see the Church of St. Donatus dating from the 9th cent. After that, they come to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. Once they visit the Cathedral, they continue walking down the famous Kalelarga Street - a popular city promenade, the main street in the Old Town. This street leads them to the People's Square (the main city square today) and they finally reach the Five Wells Square in the eastern part of the Old Town, which marks the end of this walking tour. Find yourself in the heart of this magnificent Old Town of Zadar. A walking tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Zadar which has a notable W front of 1324. It is dedicated to St. Anastasia, whose stone sarchophagus is in the apse to the left of the high altar. Further on your way you will pass close to the Church of St. Donatus which is believed to have been built by the Bishop Donatus on Roman foundations in the beginning of the 9th century. This is most monumental church on the East side of the Adriatic, it is circular in plan, with three naves. To the eastern of the Forum we come to the 16th c. St. Mary church with a romanesque bell-tower built at the beginning of the 12th c. by the Hungarian – Croatian king Koloman.

Communism and World War II Tour

7. Communism and World War II Tour

Explore what it was like to live under fascism, nazism, and communism in a guided walking tour of Zadar. Supported by historical photos, walk through the city and discuss the many regimes that have ruled over the 20th century. Zadar came under the rule of fascist Italy in the first part of the 20th century. As an important fascist and later nazi strategic point, Zadar was a target of a disastrous bombing campaign in the Second World War when 80% of the Old Town was destroyed. After the war, there was a new totalitarian rule: a communist one. A specific liberal style of communism brought both prosperity and misery to the people. Western products were copied or smuggled into the state, Western movies were filmed in Yugoslavia and Western culture influenced the younger generations. This tour includes more than 80 photos and pictures while discussing workers, workplaces, tourism, everyday life, products, music, movies, and much more with the goal of providing an in-depth perspective on what the life of ordinary people looked like in a communist state.

From Split or Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

8. From Split or 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 tour concludes with your guide returning you to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Zadar County

Thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour! Sime, our guide, was knowledgeable and passionate about his town, with an excellent (and accurate!) sense of humour which had us laughing throughout the tour. He happily let the tour run over as he had so much more that he wanted to share with us. It was excellent value for money and I would thoroughly recommend it. If Sime ever does put his idea of a drink and people spotting tour into practice, then that would be a must too!!!!!!

Our guide Marco was extremely knowledgeable and gave us great insight into Zadar/Croatia's past. Marco was able to give an entertaining tour whilst ensuring we understood the history and answered any questions we had. We did this tour at the beginning of our holiday so it was a great way to get to know the city. This tour is highly recommended and well done to Marco for making it so enjoyable.

This was a wonderful activity to do on our first day. The guide was such a pleasure to be around. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out many aspects and features that we would not have spotted for sure! There wasn't too much in the way of walking - some gentle strolling and a lot of info which worked well for us. Highly recommend!

The tour was interesting and our tourguide radiated expertise and excitement for the subject. It was a pleasure listening as our tourguide explained city's various history from ancient Rome through Veteniese empire to modern day.

Great guide! She is very funny and entertaining! She gave us history, interesting local facts and oriented us on where to go after the tour. Highly recommend.