TOUR OF DUBROVNIK

  • Port

    Dubrovnik

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Cultural, Shopping

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR50.0

  • Duration in hours

    4

  • Shore excursion code

    2174

Description

Explore Dubrovnik, a pearl of the southern Adriatic coast with its rich historical landmarks and the interesting corners of its old town.



What we will see
  • Old town
  • Pile Gate
  • Stradun
  • Franciscan Monastery, Dominican Monastery
  • Rector's Palace
  • Sponza Palace, Church of Saint Blaise


What we will do
  • Our excursion begins with a panoramic coach tour that takes us to the hill above the city, where we can enjoy a breathtaking view of the old town of Dubrovnik.
  • We then return to the city, entering through Pile Gate, the oldest access point to the city, built in 1537. Above the port we see the statue of Saint Blaise, the city's patron saint. Pile Gate marks the beginning of the Stradun, the famous main street of the historic centre that goes all the way to the end of the old town.
  • Here we begin our guided walking tour. First we visit the Franciscan Monastery, which also houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, opened in 1317 and still in use today, and boasts a cloister that is one of the most majestic sites in the city.
  • We then enter the Dominican Monastery to admire one of the most beautiful collections of Renaissance paintings.
  • We then continue to the 15th century Rector's Palace, previously the seat of government and of the Rector of the Republic of Dubrovnik, before arriving at Sponza Palace, which houses the city's archives, notable for its columned porticoes and elaborate stone sculptures.
  • We can also admire one of the most precious examples of Baroque architecture in Dubrovnik: the Church of Saint Blaise, the city's patron saint. Located in the main square, the church that we see today is the second to have been built on this site: the first, the Romanesque church of Saint Blaise, survived the earthquake of 1667 but was destroyed in a fire in the early 18th century. Three years later, Dubrovnik already had a new church dedicated to its patron saint, which has remained intact.
  • At the end of our walk we will have some free time to further explore the most fascinating corners of the city.

What you need to know
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.