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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.

Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Dubrovnik with hidden gems that only a local can show you. Get to know Dubrovnik on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, from culture, history, and local lifestyle - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Dubrovnik at its best thanks to your local guide’s knowledge and stories. Check out main landmarks like Stradun, Rector’s Palace, Pile Gate and uncover city secrets that will show you the city from a different perspective. As they say, the locals know best! Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

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: Morning Old Town and Game of Thrones Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Morning Old Town and Game of Thrones Walking Tour

The tour starts in the morning while the crowds are sleeping so we can have the streets of the Old Town for ourselves. We will focus on the unique history of the Dubrovnik Republic, a city-republic that existed for centuries among much stronger neighbours like the Ottoman Empire and the Venice Republic. Dubrovnik people were sailors and merchants, among the best in the Mediterranean. Also, they were diplomats and spies, gathering and trading information. They cherished liberty as their highest value and were willing to do whatever it takes to preserve their independence. This tour will explain how they did it for so many years while guiding you through this remarkable town. Along the way, we will visit all the historical sights including the St. Blaise Church - the patron saint that had a lot to do with boosting the morale in difficult times, the Sponza Palace - the centre of trading and relationships with the Ottoman Empire, Stradun - the main street, named so mockingly by the Venetians, Rector's Palace - where politics of the Republic was created, Cathedral - where the gold is stored, the Orphanage - where the Republic secured that no child is left abandoned and many more hidden gems known only to locals. Dubrovnik Republic's history is a story of intrigue, diplomacy, power, and resourcefulness. Let us be your guides through it.

Dubrovnik: Private Family Friendly City Tour with Guide

6. Dubrovnik: Private Family Friendly City Tour with Guide

City exploring with kids has never been easier! On this Dubrovnik private tour, your family is in good hands, under your local guide's care. The best part, this tour is for grown-ups and kids alike. Embark on a journey where you'll get to see Dubrovnik through your kid's eyes. Visit main highlights like Stradun, Rector’s Palace, and Pile Gate, and discover hidden gems through a series of activities like treasure hunts and pop quizzes. Your kids will be able to learn about a new culture, their language, and history, thanks to your local host's stories and knowledge. This tour is both entertaining and educational! Withlocals Family Friendly City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Dubrovnik: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

7. 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.

Dubrovnik: Guided Culinary Walking Tour in the Old Town

8. Dubrovnik: Guided Culinary Walking Tour in the Old Town

Sign up for the tour and meet your guide in the Old Town of Dubrovnik, in front of Orlando's Column. The tour lasts for about 3 hours and goes to several food stops, all inside the great city walls. During the tour, you will taste and learn about the centuries-old delicacies of Croatia and Dubrovnik. The tour covers all the Old Town main sights and some of the finest local restaurants, including St. Blaise Church, Stradun (main street), The Green Market, Jesuit Square, The Old Port and the Streets of Karmen.

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What people are saying about Rector's Palace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,633 reviews

The tour was excellent. Very interesting and informative. Our guide Branko made it, he was funny and helpful, answering all our questions and giving some great recommendations. We would definitely recommend!

It was Very good to have headphones, so that we could hear every word and the guide did not have to scream.

Very informative Excellent knowledge of the history Friendly Answered questions

Very enterteining presentation -> Pete was well documented!

The guide was very good and the explain everything.