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Approximately 3½ hours
Meals not included
Old City of Dubrovnik
The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration programme.
Stroll to the lower cable car station to board the newly restored Dubrovnik Cable Car. The original Dubrovnik Cable Car was built in 1969. When war broke out in 1991, the cable car was used to transfer more than 2.5 million people out of the city to the top of Srdj Hill. It was later destroyed and remained out of service until a recent total restoration. Today, just a few minutes aboard the funicular will bring you to the top of Srdj Hill. The magnificent, photogenic city of Dubrovnik makes for an incredible in-your-face view.
Your walking tour begins from the Ploce Gate at the eastern entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik.
You'll walk along the Stradun -- the main street of Dubrovnik. Keep an eye out for the Dominican church and the 15th-century Rector's Palace, which used to be seat of the Government for the in once-independent Republic of Dubrovnik (abolished by Napoleon in 1808). You'll also see the cathedral, Sponza Palace, the Church of Saint Blaise and Onofriou's Fountain near the drawbridge and the Pile Gate.
Visit the Rupe Granary Museum which preserves and illustrates the cultural heritage of the Dubrovnik region. Your experience will be enhanced by an archaeologist who will provide insight to the history of Dubrovnik and the importance of the Rupe Museum.
Enjoy some free time in the Old Town to explore further at your own pace.
Please note: Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.