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Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

1. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

Dubrovnik Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

3. Dubrovnik Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour in Dubrovnik. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and experience Dubrovnik while enjoying the flexibility of exploring at your own pace. After downloading the tour app (instructions received via email after booking), set out on an adventure where you'll walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Walk around the medieval old town, take photos of the landscapes, and explore famous sites where “Game of Thrones” was filmed. As you explore, work with your team or compete against them to complete the scavenger hunt. The tour includes stops at Pile Gate, Large Onofrio Fountain, the Bell Tower, St. Blaise, Rector’s Palace, Porporela, Dubrovnik Cathedral, St. Ignatius, the House of Marin Drzica, and Fort Bokar, Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

Dubrovnik: Self-Guided Audio Tour inside the Walls

4. Dubrovnik: Self-Guided Audio Tour inside the Walls

Journey through the centuries of history on a tour of this breathtaking city where you’ll hear the tales of war, conflict and the political struggles that Dubrovnik has endured, including the last siege during the Homeland War from the early 1990s. Despite all the hardships from the past, the city still stands strong and proud and offers visitors breathtaking views and scenes that will leave a big impression all on their own. This tour, created by a local professional guide, will give you all the historical and cultural explanation behind the fortifications of Dubrovnik, together with many anecdotal stories. Let Marija Milovac take you on an inspiring walk around the walls where you will have the freedom to move at your own pace. Feel free to stop wherever you feel like it, either for a drink or to take some photos. Some of the highlights of the tour include: • The panoramic views of the old city and the clear blue Adriatic sea • The Fort of St Lawrence and the legend about its beginnings • The story of the catastrophic Big Earthquake 1667 • St John Fort and the maritime endeavours of Dubrovnik • Minčeta Tower, the symbol of the city's independence • The siege of Dubrovnik 1991-1992 Hopefully, at the end of the tour, you will have a broader sense of the historical importance of Dubrovnik, you will learn that there's much more behind the beauty of the architecture and the city stone walls than meets the eye. Please note: you'll need to purchase an entry ticket for the city walls to get the most out of this tour. The tour starts at the Pile Gate.

Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Dubrovnik with hidden gems that only a local can show you. Get to know Dubrovnik on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, from culture, history, and local lifestyle - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Dubrovnik at its best thanks to your local guide’s knowledge and stories. Check out main landmarks like Stradun, Rector’s Palace, Pile Gate and uncover city secrets that will show you the city from a different perspective. As they say, the locals know best! Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Zaton Bay Guided half day tour in Dubrovnik

6. Zaton Bay Guided half day tour in Dubrovnik

Experience the beauty of the Adriatic coast with our knowledgeable guides. Our unique half-day tours, which last approximately 4.5 - 5 hours, allow you to actively enjoy and explore the region’s natural beauty without dedicating an entire day. Touring by kayak is the way to go! Meet us just outside the Old town, above Pile gate to grab a transfer to one of our kayak bases - just 10 km north of Dubrovnik, Zaton Bay is a place of natural beauty and tranquility. The deep bay, surrounded by mountain ridges, offers calm seas and natural protection from Dalmatia’s characteristic coastal winds and busy motor boat traffic surrounding Old City- the perfect place to start paddling. A paddle around the bay reveals an old stone mill fed by bubbling underground springs and lovely aristocratic stone villas from Dubrovnik’s Renaissance. Where the bay meets the open sea, paddlers are rewarded with views of the near-by Elafiti Islands and a rugged coastline of towering cliffs and caves. On your own pace, venture outside of the bay to marvel at the beauty of the cliffs that rise steeply from the sea. Explore with us some hidden caves and coves before arriving to a small lagoon beach, for a mostly private experience of swimming and snorkeling seasoned with a pinch of cliff-jumping. The tour ends with a transfer back to the starting point or your accommodation, if along the way.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

7. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Dubrovnik and see an iconic location from Game of Thrones on this engaging phone game. Discover Onofrio's Fountain, West Harbour, Ethnographic Museum, and more. Start the game at Ploce gate. Take the role of a soldier fighting against invaders. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2.5-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Gradac Park.

Dubrovnik: Breakup of Yugoslavia Walking Tour

8. Dubrovnik: Breakup of Yugoslavia Walking Tour

It’s the history that made the city today. During this private tour, it’s time to discover Dubrovnik through The Break of Yugoslavia. Embark on a storytelling journey that will keep you entertained while at the same time giving you insights you can’t find in a history book. Delve deep into the subject with highlights and landmarks like the Homeland War Museum, Pile Gate and Fort Imperial. Connect their relevance to this historical event and the effects it had from past to present in Dubrovnik. Thanks to your local guide, it will be as if you just took a trip back in time! Withlocals History City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Dubrovnik: Private Family Friendly City Tour with Guide

9. Dubrovnik: Private Family Friendly City Tour with Guide

City exploring with kids has never been easier! On this Dubrovnik private tour, your family is in good hands, under your local guide's care. The best part, this tour is for grown-ups and kids alike. Embark on a journey where you'll get to see Dubrovnik through your kid's eyes. Visit main highlights like Stradun, Rector’s Palace, and Pile Gate, and discover hidden gems through a series of activities like treasure hunts and pop quizzes. Your kids will be able to learn about a new culture, their language, and history, thanks to your local host's stories and knowledge. This tour is both entertaining and educational! Withlocals Family Friendly City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

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What people are saying about Pile Gate

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,454 reviews

This was a well organized activity from start to finish, our guide (Dean) gave clear instructions and guidance before setting off. Never tried kayaking before but quickly got the hang of it, having been paired with a delightful American lady who had kayaked before so just followed her lead. At various pauses along the route Dean gave us an interesting and informative history of Lokrum island and Dubrovnik. The trip lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours , with a half hour beach stop for a sandwich, swimming, snorkeling and for those brave enough cliff jumping (no I didn't, I'm old 67, and don't like heights). A thoroughly enjoyable afternoons activity.

Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour - I would highly recommend it to friends and family. Our guide, Branko, was highly informative and entertaining and had great interaction with the group.

Interesting and isightful tour, given by Davor. A litttle bit of historical context of the people and formation of Croatia and the old city as it is today. Definitely recommended.

Had an amazing night our guide made it …great sense of humour and interesting

amazing experience, Branko is on top of his game! well done