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Walking Through History of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Experience hosted by Tanja

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

*In this tour I will respect WHO's safety measures regarding Covid-19 with a small group of participants, providing a hand sanitizer and keeping an adequate distance.*

We'll take a walk through Dubrovnik's history while re-living its most glorious, as well as it's darkest times.

The tour starts at Pile gate where we'll emerge into this millennia-long story, starting with the arrival of the very first inhabitants. From their humble beginnings to the making of the City walls, you'll get a full understanding of the birth of Dubrovnik through chronological stories!

In the Old town itself, we'll get to know the great Republic of Ragusa, medieval Dubrovnik, up-close and personal. We're going to get into the most important aspects of its medieval past - religious, political and public - speaking of subjects such as: social awareness of the Government, natural disasters, progressive decisions, inventions and Ragusa's substantial downfall thanks to Napoleon himself!

Not to dwell too much in the past, we'll also talk about the present - from the Yugoslavian war in 1991, to the local life today in the Old town, in Dubrovnik and in Croatia, too. My stories and your questions will paint a picture of a highly advanced, medieval city-state that can still be found in the modern streets we walk on. Luckily, we'll know just where to find it :)
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*In this tour I will respect WHO's safety measures regarding Covid-19 with a small group of participants, providing a hand sanitizer and keeping an adequate distance.*

We'll take a walk through Dubrovnik's history while re-living its most glorious, as well as it's darkest times.

The tour starts at Pile gate where we'll emerge into this millennia-long story, starting with the arrival of the very first inhabitants. From their…

Meet your host, Tanja

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My name is Tanja. I'm a 30-year-old published writer of three books, licensed tour guide, manufacturer of medieval replicas, and a chatty foodie in constant pursuit of magic no matter it's form - books, travels or people. I'm very much looking forward to meeting you and share stories!
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Sun, 18 Apr
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Mon, 19 Apr
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Tue, 20 Apr
$28 per person
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Where you'll be

Pile Gate, Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio's fountain, the old orphanage, Stradun, Onofrio's column, St. Blaise church, Sponza Palace, the Old port, The Cathedral of Assumption of Mary, Rector's palace, The Green Market.
Sebastian
October 2020
Amazing tour. No need to look further. Tanja is very thoughtful and great storyteller. Forever changed the way I see Dubrovnik. I’d give it 10 stars if i could!
Spencer
October 2020
Can I rate it 6 stars? Loved the tour and Tanja the guide, who was very engaging and knowledgeable. Two hours flew by, would recommend to everyone.
Dara
October 2020
I’ve done Airbnb tours all over the work and this was amazing! Tanja was a wealth of info but she also was wonderful to chat with!
Jennifer
September 2020
Tanja is such a lovely person and we were lucky to have her for a private tour where we could ask lots of questions . It was great learning about the history (both recent and ancient) of Dubrovnik. Her personal stories helped create pictures that we will retain forever. At the end she asked us if we needed any recommendations for the city and I asked her for a Peka lunch recommendation and she booked it for us and it was sooo good. Highly recommend doing a tour with her, we loved it.
Tanja is such a lovely person and we were lucky to have her for a private tour where we could ask lots of questions . It was great learning about the history (both recent and anci…
Hanupriya
August 2020
It was especially wonderful because of Tanja's passion and love for the city's history. We were completely engaged from beginning to end. Highly recommend at the onset of travel so one can tweek one's itinerary better based what one learns about the city and the background information makes you appreciate things that you see that much more.
It was especially wonderful because of Tanja's passion and love for the city's history. We were completely engaged from beginning to end. Highly recommend at the onset of travel so…
Jenna
August 2020
Tanja provided a wonderful, insightful tour of Dubrovnik, allowing us to see the city in a whole new light. We thoroughly enjoyed her tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Bottle of water, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats during extra hot days.