Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

George Bernard Shaw said after his visit of Dubrovnik: “those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik“

Dubrovnik is surrounded by an 1940m long and 25m high city wall which was built from the 13th to 17th century. Experience the old town with the numerous palaces, cultural monuments, churches and museums. Immerse into the over century long history of the republic of Dubrovnik which kept the independence for 450 years.

Dubrovnik panorama & sightseeing tour

Dubrovnik panorama & sightseeing tour
Experience the old town with the numerous palaces, cultural monuments, churches and museums.

Half-day excursion

Since 1979, UNESCO World Heritage Site

George Bernard Shaw said after his visit of Dubrovnik: “those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik“

Dubrovnik is surrounded by an 1940m long and 25m high city wall which was built from the 13th to 17th century. Experience the old town with the numerous palaces, cultural monuments, churches and museums. Immerse into the over century long history of the republic of Dubrovnik which kept the independence for 450 years.

Our panorama bus will drive you to the viewpoint (gazebo) above the city from you have a marvelous view on the old town, the island of Lokrum and the Elaphite Islands. The sightseeing tour starts at the Pile gate (western entrance) and includes the following sights: the main street “Stradun”, Onofrio’s fountains, Sponza Palace, Rector’s Palace, Dominican Monastery , Orlando column, St .Blase church which is the patron of the city and the cathedral.

Transfers, guide, entrance tickets to the Rector's Palace and the Dominican monastery included.

Konavle Tour 

Konavle Tour 
Sounds and the taste of tradition

Sounds and the taste of tradition

Day Excursion with the bus

Konavle is the most southern croatian region with numerous monuments of thousand-year history, which covers 33 villages. Their centuries-old tradition is remained through the Foklore, unique costumes of Konavle and embroidery. Experience the line of coexistence of man and nature in the picturesque Konavle with its 9500 inhabitants.

We visit the Sunday market in Čilipi, where the women, dressed in national costumes, are selling their embroidery. You can also take part in a Holy Mass in the Church of St. Nicholas and afterwards enjoy the songs and folk-dance of Konavle. We also visit the Ethnographic Museum of Konavle, in which the unique folk costumes and jewelery are displayed.

In the south of Konavle there is the peninsula Molunat with its bays and Prevlaka is located  at the entrance to the bay of Boka Kotorska. In the west there is the region Zupa with its  beautiful bays, peninsulas and Cavtat.

Duration:

  • 7 hours (approx.)

The Island of Lokrum Walking

The Island of Lokrum Walking
Special Reserve of Forest Vegetation under the protection of UNESCO

Special Reserve of Forest Vegetation under the protection of UNESCO

This romantic island (0.8 km2) – for locals one of the most popular bathing and excursion spot. Lokrum is the biggest park in Dubrovnik, with its beautiful gardens and evergreen vegetation, green oases, which reveal summer tranquillity, beautiful bays and bathing places, shaded walking paths, and magnificent promenades.

The island can be reached from the Old Town port by boat in 10-15 minutes (680 m).

Highlights:

This mystical island with a rich cultural heritage has a lot of centuries-old legends and stories waiting to be told. Today it is a Nature Reserve under the protection of the UNESCO, with a long tradition in gardening cultivation and about 400 rare and protected species of higher plants

In 1023 the Benedictines built a monastery and a church, laid out gardens and planted olive trees and vineyards.

The legend states, that in 1192, Richard the Lionheart, upon returning from his crusades, was shipwrecked onto the island. During his time on the island he vowed to build a church here and dedicate it to the Holy Virgin.

Lokrum was acquired by (Archduke) Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg, who was impressed by the beauty of the nature and the unique peaceful ambience. He had part of the monastery pulled down and built a summer residence with a tower shaped castle in the neo-gothic style. He also turned the biggest part of the island into unique gardens of exotic plants and olive trees, with many paths and viewpoints. On Lokrum he spent the most beautiful moments of his short life with his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

Discovery path:

You can take a pleasant walk on the paths between cypress trees along the central part of the unique system of three tree-lined walks, called “The Path of Paradise”. It was built during the time of Maximilian of Habsburg and it leads you through a botanical garden, which was founded in 1959 on 5 acres. Today it features some 800 plant species. There is also the olive grove with some of the trees, which are more than 300 years old. The oldest path is the one from the bay of Portoč to the monastery complex. It has existed since the founding of the Benedictine abbey in 11th century.

Furthermore, it leads you past the monastery complex, with a cloister garden from the 15th /16th century and remains of the basilica in the 12th /13th century, the church of Annunciation, the summer residence of Maximilian of Habsburg with gardens and parks, Aleppo pine forest, Charlotte’s Well, which is a beautiful oval stone pool, and finally to a view from the highest peak of the island (249 feet). The fortress “Fort Royal”, built in the shape of a star by the French in 1806, today gives an unforgettable view over Dubrovnik and the whole Riviera with its wonderful islands.

On the island you can find a small salt lake called “Dead Sea”, which is connected to the open sea. This is a paradise for small children and non-swimmers.

Today on Lokrum you can also find a Biological Institute, a Natural Science Museum and the Memorial Museum of Ruđer Bošković, all of which are definitely worth visiting.

Included:

  • Professional tourist guide
  • Walking Tour
  • Boat transfer

Duration:

  • 3 hours (approx.)

Departure:

  • Daily on request

Price:

  • On request

Dubrovnik Botanic Gardens

Dubrovnik  Botanic  Gardens
The Island of Lokrum & Arboretum Trsteno

The Island of Lokrum & Arboretum Trsteno

Special Reserve of Forest Vegetation under the protection of UNESCO

This romantic island (0.8 km2 spot. Lokrum is the biggest park in Dubrovnik, with its beautiful gardens and evergreen vegetation, green oases, which reveal summer tranquillity, beautiful bays and bathing places, shaded walking paths, and magnificent promenades.

The island can be reached from the Old Town port by boat in 10-15 minutes (680 m).

Highlights:

This mystical island with a rich cultural heritage has a lot of centuries-old legends and stories waiting to be told. Today it is a Nature Reserve under the protection of the UNESCO, with a long tradition in gardening cultivation and about 400 rare and protected species of higher plants.

In 1023 the Benedictines built a monastery and a church, laid out gardens and planted olive trees and vineyards.

The legend states, that in 1192, Richard the Lionheart, upon returning from his crusades, was shipwrecked onto the island. During his time on the island he vowed to build a church here and dedicate it to the Holy Virgin.

Lokrum was acquired by (Archduke) Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg, who was impressed by the beauty of the nature and the unique peaceful ambience. He had part of the monastery pulled down and built a summer residence with a tower shaped castle in the neo-gothic style. He also turned the biggest part of the island into unique gardens of exotic plants and olive trees, with many paths and viewpoints. On Lokrum he spent the most beautiful moments of his short life with his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

Discovery path

You can take a pleasant walk on the paths between cypress trees along the central part of the unique system of three tree-lined walks, called “The Path of Paradise”. It was built during the time of Maximilian of Habsburg and it leads you through a botanical garden, which was founded in 1959 on 5 acres. Today it features some 800 plant species. There is also the olive grove with some of the trees, which are more than 300 years old. The oldest path is the one from the bay of Portoč to the monastery complex. It has existed since the founding of the Benedictine abbey in 11th century.

Furthermore, it leads you past the monastery complex, with a cloister garden from the 15th /16th century and remains of the basilica in the 12th /13th century, the church of Annunciation, the summer residence of Maximilian of Habsburg with gardens and parks, Aleppo pine forest, Charlotte’s Well, which is a beautiful oval stone pool, and finally to a view from the highest peak of the island (249 feet).The fortress “Fort Royal”, built in the shape of a star by the French in 1806, today gives an unforgettable view over Dubrovnik and the whole Riviera with its wonderful islands.

On the island you can find a small salt lake called “Dead Sea”, which is connected to the open sea. This is a paradise for small children and non-swimmers.

Today on Lokrum you can also find a Biological Institute, a Natural Science Museum and the Memorial Museum of Ruđer Bošković, all of which are definitely worth visiting.

Arboretum - Trsteno

This is one of the most beautiful places within the Dubrovnik region with protected architectural monuments, the oldest renaissance park from 1502 which has the most unique tree nursery along the cost of Dubrovnik and is one of the oldest in Europe. As well as being known for its tree nursery, Trsteno is also known for its renaissance summerhouse which was owned by the Gučetić family, in which many writers, poets and artists met. St. Veit church is located above the park in a village called Trsteno, also known for its abundance of natural spring water and the 196 feet high and 600 years old Asian plantations. We will walk through the arcadian garden and past the summerhouse, where once the most beautiful woman of the European renaissance, Cvijeta Zuzoric wrote her love poems along the breathtaking gardens and under the treetops of unique woodtrees. See her reflection in the baroque fountain, observe the sculptures of Neptun and the nymphs from 1736 and enjoy the unique view over the Elafiti Islands. This tree nursery is the most beautiful example for garden architecture of all summer residences in Dubrovnik.

Throughout the centuries many known personalities, like the Austrian emperor Franz I., the mexican emperor Maximilian, the Rumanian queen Maria von Hohenzollern and many others visited the tree nursery.

Duration:

  • 6 hours (approx.)

Classical Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Classical Dubrovnik Walking Tour
Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic, the world-famous old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Highlights:

Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic, the world-famous old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Discover Dubrovnik as a remarkably well-preserved example of a late-mediaeval walled city. Our guide will show you gothic, renaissance and baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and plenty of monuments within the magnificent walls of the old town.

Explore Dubrovnik's famous classical sights:

The Big Onofrio s fountain, the Franciscan Monastery, the votive church of St. Saviour, the main street Placa - Stradun, the gothic-renaissance Sponza Palace housing Historic Archives (founded in 1278 ) and the Memorial Room of Dubrovnik Defenders, Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower and Loggia, the small Onofrio Fountain, the Rector`s Palace, the Church of St. Blaise - the city's patron saint, Dubrovnik` s baroque Cathedral of the Assumption of St. Mary and Gundulić Square.

Included:

  • Professional tourist guide
  • Walking Tour

Duration:

  • 2 hours (approx.)

Departure:

  • Daily on request ( 18.00 h )
  • July & Aug. 19.00 h

Price:

  • from KN 90,-

Legends & Curiosities

Legends & Curiosities
Discover the secrets locked inside the walls of the old town

Beyond the well-known tourists paths

Discover the secrets locked inside the walls of the old town and join us for a journey of legends and curiosities.

Highlights:

Discover today's life of the citizens living within the walls of Dubrovnik's old town, experiencing the spirit of the past, through a maze of narrow streets and small squares, the oldest parts of the town, beyond the usual tourist paths, where fascinating views will open up to you in an unexpected way, discover the churches and highlights that you will not find in travel guides, meet one of the most famous and world-renowned scientist Bosković. All this is illustrated by interesting stories, legends and curiosities of Dubrovnik's old town life and the history of the several centuries-old Republic of Ragusa, told by your guide.

Included:

  • Professional tourist guide
  • Walking Tour

Duration:

  • 2 hours (approx.)

Departure:

  • Daily on request ( 18.00 h )
  • July & Aug. 19.00 h

Price:

  • from KN 90,-

Wine tasting in Dubrovnik & Cultural Walking Tour

Wine tasting in Dubrovnik & Cultural Walking Tour
Start your evening with a visit to the Wine Bar in the heart of the old town and an historical walking tour.

Highlights:

Start your evening with a visit to the Wine Bar in the heart of the old town and an historical walking tour.

Let us inspire you with the pleasure of famous autochthonous wine grapes from the region of South Dalmatia. Our wine connoisseur will familiarise you with the famous sort of red wine grape: Plavac Mali from the Pelješac peninsula, the best wine-growing region for red wine in Croatia as well as with the very well-known white wine grape Pošip, from the island of Korčula - the home of Marco Polo.

Included:

  • Cheese, smoked ham, and olives
  • Wine tasting (3 wines)
  • Wine connoisseur
  • Professional tourist guide
  • Walking Tour

Departure:

  • Daily on request ( 17.00 h)
  • July & Aug. 19.00 h

Duration:

  • 3 hours ( approx.); wine tasting 1 hour + walking tour 2 hour

Price:

  • from KN 295,-

Available only to adults (min. 18 years).

 

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