Church of St. Donatus

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Zadar: Sunset Boat Tour

1. Zadar: Sunset Boat Tour

Admire the beautiful views of Zadar on a sunset boat tour, taking in some of its most magnificent sights from the water. Starting from the City Bridge, sail around the city and admire the views of the bustling city center coming to life as the sun goes down. Pass by the most significant buildings and sights of the Old Town. See the Zadar ramparts that are listed on the Unesco World Heritage List since 2017. Relax and watch the sun set on the horizon from the boat to end your day in Zadar.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Amazing tour- really special as we had the boat to ourselves! Our guide was fabulous! A great personality and shared loads of interesting facts about the history of zadar with us as well as some local Liquor! The sunset was perfect! Kids loved it- they felt like celebrities! I do this again and again!!

Our skipper was Ranko and he was fabulous, telling us all sorts of interesting facts about Croatia and Zadar. The tour of the harbour and nearby coast was absolutely lovely with a cracking sunset. Well worth the dosh. He was a skilled and experienced skipper.

The sun was hidden behind clouds but the trip was fun and lots of information given

Sunset was beautiful, tour guide was lovely very informative!

Very nice experience, the guide very nice it's worth it