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Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

1. Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

Journey back in time and explore the history of Split, from Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, through to the present day. Marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes. See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 12th-century bell tower, and visit the impressive Peristyle courtyard of Diocletian's Palace. Admire the statue of Gregory of Nin by the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. Take a closer look at the impressive Golden Gate that Diocletian walked through to enter his palace. Go down to the Riva promenade to get lovely views of the Adriatic Sea, and see the Old Town Hall and City Clock on People's Square. Walk in a small group for a more intimate experience and the chance to choose what you want to see. Visit the fish market, explore the old neighborhood of Varoš and much more.

Zadar: Walking Tour with Maraschino and Pag Cheese Tasting

2. Zadar: Walking Tour with Maraschino and Pag Cheese Tasting

Take a journey through ancient history on a guided walk along the streets of Zadar's old town, a UNESCO World-Heritage Site. Stop by the Church of St. Donat, a pre-Romanesque structure dating from the 9th century. See the site of Roman Forum, built between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD. Visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the largest church in Dalmatia. The tour continues to the Sea Gate, Land Gate, City Walls and 5 Wells Square. Visit the famous city market and marvel at the wide variety of products from nearby farms. The duration of the walking tour is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Zadar: Guided City Walking Tour & Zadar Cathedral View Point

3. Zadar: Guided City Walking Tour & Zadar Cathedral View Point

Meet us on the Five Wells Square, where you start your journey through the past and present of Zadar. The first stop is the historical entrance to Zadar - the 16th-Century Land Gate with a great look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site fortification system. The next stop is the St. Simeon's Church after which we will stroll down the main street in town - Kalelarga. The People's Square awaits with its historic buildings including the Town Guard and the Town Lodge. We will stop to taste the perfect combination - famous Zadar cherry liqueur Maraskino and world-renown cheese from the island of Pag. We will continue to the Roman Forum covered with archeological remains. In the center is the iconic rotunda - the St. Donatus Church. The highest building in both the Forum and the whole of Zadar is the Bell Tower of St. Anastasia's Cathedral. We will climb the 183 steps to be rewarded with the best view of Zadar! The tour continues with the world's unique Sea Organ played by the waves. Sit down, relax and listen to the music of nature and see why the great Alfred Hitchcock said: "Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening." When the sun sets, right next to us a new one rises - the Greeting to the Sun installation starts to shine - all night long.

Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

4. Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

Zadar represents one of the most interesting and oldest urban localities in the Mediterranean, constantly inhabited from 1000 BC. In the 1st century it became a Roman colony and acquired the characteristics of a city. You will visit remains of a Roman Forum, the biggest one built in Croatia and the center of social life at the time. Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia region from the fall of the Western Roman Empire until the end of the First World War. Hear the story of its defensive walls that the Venetian Republic built in the 16th century for protection against the Ottomans and see the picturesque port of Fosa with its beautiful Land Gate. You will walk the famous Kalelarga, the main and most famous street in the city. Stand in front of the church of St. Donat, the symbol of Zadar and see Zadar Cathedral dedicated to St. Anastasia. Zadar is famous for its Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun art installations situated at the Riva promenade. You will listen to the unique music of the sea played by the Sea Organ while learning the most interesting facts about these modern installations. Next, taste maraschino cherry liqueur, the recipe of which dates from the 16th century.

Zadar: Old Town Walking Tour

5. Zadar: Old Town Walking Tour

Learn about everyday life in Zadar on a guided walking tour. Discover the 3000-year-old Mediterranean gem's history and culture as you stroll. Take in Zadar's top attractions, including the Roman Forum, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, and the architectural sound installation known as the Sea Organ. Meet your guide in the historical Five Wells Square and learn about its significance. Then, take a walk through the ancient OId Town. Visit the Greeting to the Sun installation of photo-sensitive glass plates. Then, listen to the music produced by the waves at the iconic Sea Organ. Next, visit the breathtaking Roman Forum, the main city square during Roman times, before marveling at the unique architecture of the 9th-century Church of St. Donatus. Visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia before continuing down the famous Kalelarga Street, the main city promenade.

Zadar: Wine Tasting with 3 Course Meal

6. Zadar: Wine Tasting with 3 Course Meal

Soak up the best of Croatian culinary traditions with a 3-course meal and complimentary wine taste. Learn about wine regions, varietals, and terroir as you sip on selected wines. Taste 3 delicious dishes featuring fresh-from-the-market products. The menu changes weekly based on seasonal foods, and each course is matched with a generous pour of a perfectly paired wine. As you dine, your host will introduce each bottle and answer questions, explain each pairing, offering tips on deciding which wines go well with certain foods. Pick up information on Croatian main wine regions, the types of grapes grown there, and the styles of wines they produce. Learn some oenophile jargon, delve into the concept of terroir to study how climate and soil impact a wine’s characteristics and discover what means what on a Croatian wine label.

Zadar: Roman Ruins Old Town Guided Walking Tour & Sea Organ

7. Zadar: Roman Ruins Old Town Guided Walking Tour & Sea Organ

From supplier: this walking tour includes only the visit of the Cathedral of St. Anastasia from the outside.The entrance fee for the cathedral is not included.The tour starts from the waterfront (the Greeting to The Sun monument is the meeting point for this walking tour). Right next to the Greeting to the Sun monument is another popular city attraction - The Sea Organ, an urban installation which produces music by the help of sea waves. Then, the customers strolls along the waterfront and reach the area of the roman Forum. Forum was the main city square during the Roman times. There, they will also see the Church of St. Donatus dating from the 9th cent. After that, they come to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. Once they visit the Cathedral, they continue walking down the famous Kalelarga Street - a popular city promenade, the main street in the Old Town. This street leads them to the People's Square (the main city square today) and they finally reach the Five Wells Square in the eastern part of the Old Town, which marks the end of this walking tour. Find yourself in the heart of this magnificent Old Town of Zadar. A walking tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Zadar which has a notable W front of 1324. It is dedicated to St. Anastasia, whose stone sarchophagus is in the apse to the left of the high altar. Further on your way you will pass close to the Church of St. Donatus which is believed to have been built by the Bishop Donatus on Roman foundations in the beginning of the 9th century. This is most monumental church on the East side of the Adriatic, it is circular in plan, with three naves. To the eastern of the Forum we come to the 16th c. St. Mary church with a romanesque bell-tower built at the beginning of the 12th c. by the Hungarian – Croatian king Koloman.

Communism and World War II Tour

8. Communism and World War II Tour

Explore what it was like to live under fascism, nazism, and communism in a guided walking tour of Zadar. Supported by historical photos, walk through the city and discuss the many regimes that have ruled over the 20th century. Zadar came under the rule of fascist Italy in the first part of the 20th century. As an important fascist and later nazi strategic point, Zadar was a target of a disastrous bombing campaign in the Second World War when 80% of the Old Town was destroyed. After the war, there was a new totalitarian rule: a communist one. A specific liberal style of communism brought both prosperity and misery to the people. Western products were copied or smuggled into the state, Western movies were filmed in Yugoslavia and Western culture influenced the younger generations. This tour includes more than 80 photos and pictures while discussing workers, workplaces, tourism, everyday life, products, music, movies, and much more with the goal of providing an in-depth perspective on what the life of ordinary people looked like in a communist state.

Magic 2 hours guided Christmas tour in Zadar by walk

9. Magic 2 hours guided Christmas tour in Zadar by walk

The perfect Christmas market with the special festive atmosphere of Advent is the main goal of the Zadar Christmas tour. Our expert local guide will lead you through a beautifully decorated winter Zadar. It brings a lot of musical concerts, dance performances, and delightful cuisine recipes. You will be able to find and taste the local food. Many restaurants and cafes will offer affordable holiday menus during the Christmas period. You will have a chance to taste different dishes, for example, codfish and sausages made from homemade local recipes, as well as burgers and sarma. Christmas in Zadar is a special time when the city transforms into a delightful, spellbinding city capable of charming everyone who visits. While strolling through the ancient streets, your guide will tell you about the city's Christmas legends and culinary traditions. You will have learned a lot about the Roman period and Venetian heritage.

Pristine Nature and Wealthy Heritage - Zadar Walking Tour

10. Pristine Nature and Wealthy Heritage - Zadar Walking Tour

Enjoy captivating scenery and bond with nature while experiencing Zadar's Sea Organ’s unique sounds on the seafront promenade. This unique architectural sound art object plays sounds according to waves’ movement which creates a calming atmosphere that has to be experienced. As you learn about Zadar’s history and hear intriguing stories about its past, witness a multi-layered glass monument dedicated to the Sun. Find out what connection it has with Zadar's Sea Organ. Explore the largest church in Dalmatia, a beautiful gem with impressive architectural feats. As you stroll Zadar, discover Saint Donatus church, Croatia's largest and most monumental structure of pre-Romanesque architecture. See the staggering Roman Forum built from the 1st to 3rd century BC and step back into times of the Roman Empire. Wander the central area and learn why People's Square has been Zadar's focal point since the medieval ages. End your journey near Land's Gate, one of the finest monuments of the Renaissance.

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 589 reviews

Sime was an excellent guide! Extremely knowledgeable and proud of his hometown he extended the length of the tour at no cost to ensure that the group got the best experience of Zadar. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

Due to a ferry cancellation we ended up with a few hours to kill in Zadar. This tour was an excellent introduction to old town Zadar, and Marko was exceptional as a guide.

A must-do tour when you visit Zadar. We were taken through many stages of history on the walk around and learned the most important locations to visit.

Really interesting tour. The guide was very knowledge about Croatian history and seemed to enjoy teaching others about it. Would recommend

Our guide was great, very knowledgeable, friendly and funny, we had a great tour and learnt so much, would highly recommend this company.