Tours

Croatia has a rich history and a guided tour can often be the best way to fully appreciate the architecture and history of its towns and cities.  We can arrange guided tours of the principal historic centres such as Pula with its 2nd century AD amphitheatre, Split with its wonderful Diocletian's Palace and Dubrovnik  where tours can encompass its medieval history, the modern day conflict when the City was under heavily shelled or the locations used in the filming of Game of Thrones.  
 
All guides are fully qualified, licenced and English speaking (or fluent in other European languages as required).

Dubrovnik Tours 

DUBROVNIK CITY TOUR (90 minutes):
On this tour you will see and discover the highlights of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Your guide will relate stories from Dubrovnik's 1,500 year long history.   You will be shown the alleyways and backstreets where the history of Dubrovnik was forged.
 
The tour starts at Onofrio’s fountain, one of the City's landmarks. The route will follow picturesque back streets and alleys towards the Old Port. On reaching the main square you will see some of the most notable examples of Dubrovnik's architecture, for example Sponza Palace, and the Baroque church of St. Blaise.
 
Your guide will tell you about the Dubrovnik Republic's government and role in the power struggle between the Venetian and Ottoman empires in the middle ages.  Finally you will reach the Old Port, and the fortresses of St. John and Revelin. You will hear about how Dubrovnik prospered from trade and shipbuilding. The Dubrovnik City Tour is the ideal introduction to Dubrovnik's fascinating history and to the principal architectural features of the city.
 
GAME OF THRONES TOUR (2 hours):
On this tour you will be guided through those parts of Dubrovnik Old Town where the most memorable scenes from the Game of Thrones were filmed, including these locations: 
  • The Pile Gate where King Joffrey faced a citizens' riot.
  • Fort Lovrijenac which was the setting for the Red Keep, where King Joffrey's name day was celebrated.
  • The City walls where Tyrion Lannister and Lord Varys walked.
The tour will also include Gradac Park (the Purple wedding setting), Belvedere atrium (trial by combat),  the Island of Lokrum (City of Qarth), Museum Rupe (Pleasure house, brothel), The Jesuit steps (Walk of Shame),  Bokar and MinĨeta forts (House of the Undying) and Trsteno arboretum (Red Keep pavilion). 
 
Your guide will provide a commentary and A4 sized photographs showing the screen-shot from the appropriate episode.
 
DUBROVNIK WAR TOUR (90 minutes):
Your guide will explain the historical background to the recent conflict between the republics of former Yugoslavia and how this led to the siege of Dubrovnik for eight months in 1991 and 1992.
You will learn how residents of Dubrovnik coped with the aggressive attack on their city which included extensive shelling of the Old Town despite it being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This attack which destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings and the eight month siege that followed shocked the international community and caused great suffering to the local population and cost the lives of many who defended the City.   You will also hear about the City's reconstruction and recovery after the war was finally over.  This will all be presented by your guide who had personal experience of the conflict.
 
 

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