DUBROVNIK HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Do you wish to go for a stroll around the enchanting old town of Dubrovnik, learning a bit about its history, anecdotes and fun facts about this gem of the Mediterranean?
Then this private tour is perfect for you! It focuses on the centre of Dubrovnik, the medieval town as it used to be and the one it has become over time. Unquestionably, you will get an overview of Dubrovnik’s
history, from the 7th century onwards, learning about all of its regimes and influences. Our tour will take you through the walls, and across the Old City of Dubrovnik, where you will see all the historical sites as well as areas that are especially local and worth a trip to – you’ll get a balance between more touristy yet
worthwhile attractions and typical, local, more deserted areas!
Today you will meet your expert family guide at Pile Square, in front of the Amerling fountain. You will be taken through the maze like city. Be prepared to walk up and down stairs to get a glimpse of some amazing panoramic views this marvellous city of Dubrovnik as to offer. Get ready to wander about the one-of-a-kind, old city, constantly being captured by the charming mix of architecture and sea views.
Dubrovnik is certainly one of favourite destinations for people from all over the world. In 1979, the city was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites! The beauty of its architecture lies within its simplicity, however as mentioned before it is a mix of buildings of different characteristics and styles. Ragusa, being its alternative name, is a medieval city with a medieval structure overall – this is seen already by the walls that enclose it! Nevertheless, a lot of the public areas on their interior are of the Baroque period, seeing as many of the buildings were constructed after the 17 th century earthquake, which brought down the town almost down to crumbs. Regardless, the walls were left intact but the rest had to be rebuilt! Not to forget, there are also examples of Renaissance architecture, which go hand in hand with the seaport the city offers. In fact, Dubrovnik’s prosperity for many years relied on maritime
trade. From the port, you will be able to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Adriatic Sea, which is shared with Italy, Bosnia, Albania, Montenegro, Slovenia and Herzegovina. If you have visited one of these, you will recognize the beauty of the type of terrain and natural sceneries surrounding Dubrovnik. So come also appreciate the contrast between an electric blue sea and vividly green hills!
Finally, despite the fact that few of the city’s Renaissance buildings survived the terrible earthquake in the 60s, enough still stood to show Dubrovnik’s architectural and cultural heritage. For example, a few monuments of great importance you will come across include the Sponza Palace, Rector’s Palace. St. Saviour’s Church, Franciscan Church and Monastery and last but not least Ragusa’s most treasured church, St. Blaise’s. Do not worry: you can admire these and many more! Keep in mind that we want you to get the most out of your time here, not wasting a second, because this stunning little town is there to be sought, seen and savoured!
You will get an all-rounded taste of the beauties that lie within the age-old city of Dubrovnik, enjoying fun and interesting facts told by your skilled guide! Get an opportunity to admire the Mediterranean panoramic views and typical Croatian streets…
- Cameras are a MUST!
- Tour is on, rain or shine.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.