Introduction to Dubrovnik Tour

Your essential primer on Dubrovnik
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Tour Details
Duration
2 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Stradun
  • Onofri Fountain
Photos & Highlights
  • Get acquainted with Dubrovnik's main sites, history, and neighborhoods
  • Led by an expert in Croatian history and culture
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Tour Description
The former significance of Dubrovnik as a powerful naval state in the Adriatic is evident throughout this walled city. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ancient maritime port offers those willing to dig a little deeper rewarding discoveries. Join a Context expert on this 2-hour tour to understand more about the development of this fascinating city. 

Sites Visited 

  • Dubrovnik’s Old Town
  • Stradun
  • Onofri Fountain

Included

  • 2 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
  • Please note this tour does not cover the Dubrovnik Walls

Itinerary Details 

With your expert guide, we begin the tour at the Pile main gate, just outside the town walls for a brief introduction to the early settlement and development of Dubrovnik. Afterward, as we cross the bridge and enter the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, we continue to discuss Dubrovnik’s rise as a powerful naval city-state. We might then stop by the classic Onofri Fountain; before continuing down Stradun, Dubrovnik’s main street littered with historical anecdotes and architectural gems. Along with your expert historian, we traverse through Dubrovnik’s limestone streets and alleys, taking in the local farmer's market, old port, churches, monasteries, ateliers, taverns, cafes; all with their own unique story to tell. We'll have time to discuss more recent events in Croatia, such as the War Time years. Your route might vary according to your guide. 

To continue your explorations of the city with Context, we recommend our Full Day Trip to Montenegro.

FAQ 

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We meet near the Pile Gate. Your route may differ according to your guide. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.

What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your expert will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to be prepared; we encourage keeping an eye on the weather and bringing along an umbrella, sunscreen, water, or a hat as needed.

Can children join this tour?
Yes, we can adjust the content to be more appropriate for younger learners. 

Is this tour walking intensive, and/or wheelchair accessible?
We do cover quite a bit of ground on this tour and therefore we recommend contacting us with any mobility questions; we will be happy to advise if the itinerary will be appropriate for you or propose modifications where necessary. Please feel free to contact us.
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Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable and fun.
Jure was very knowledgeable about the history of Dubrovnik, able to answer all our questions, and share many interesting facts. He also gave us some helpful information about ATM’s, what restaurants to choose from and which to stay away from….and where to get some specialty food items I was looking for. Wish we had more time with him.
Danijela was a wonderful tour guide! She was so informative and knowledgeable. It was nice having the history of Dubrovnik as we began our stay here