Heart Of Dubrovnik Walk
Make your way down the Dubrovnik's Stadium, pass through Pile Gate and gaze on scenic views of this medieval city when you embark on this epic walking tour. Your private tour includes an expert guide who will take you to explore the city's iconic monuments, such as the Dominican Monastery, the Onofrio Fountain and Rector's Palace to gaze on beautiful Gothic-style architecture and art. It's the ideal tour for cultural connoisseurs and art aficionados alike.
Start off your tour once you land at your port, where your local expert guide will meet you in the harbor. Follow your guide as you walk towards Dubrovnik, stop along the mountain, and take beautiful landscape photos of this ancient medieval city. Dubbed the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and also known as "Casa Antiguo," Dubrovnik is more than a millennia-old and features architectural wonders, including the 14th-century Pile city gate- the city's historical entrance that features Gothic-style stone arches and served as the King Landing's entrance in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. You'll venture through this epic entrance and make your way to Dubrovnik's Old Town's main street Stadun. This is one of the most popular streets in the city that's paved with limestone and stretches just less than a quarter-mile long from Pile Gate to the port.
You'll continue your walking tour down the iconic road and visit the Dominican Monastery to view a collection of paintings from the Renaissance era. This Gothic-style monastery was built in the 11th century and is a primary monument in Dubrovnik, thanks to its collection of religious artifacts, altarpieces, and intricate chapel. You'll also gaze on some of Europe's finest collections of silver and gold relics when you make a stop at the 12th-century built Cathedral, which was reconstructed atop the ruins of the Cathedral destroyed in the 1667 earthquake.
Continue your walking tour learning and passing by other Dubrovnik monuments like the Church of San Las and the Rector's Palace; a former palace that also served as the rector and Government of the Independent Republic of Dubrovnik. Stop by the Sponza Palace and the Onofrio Fountain; an ornate circular spring water fountain built in the 15th century that sits near the Pile Gate. Before your tour ends, you'll get enough leisure time to explore Casco Antiguo before returning to your post destination.
With so many places to explore and relics to see, this private, guided walking tour offers the chance to immerse yourself in Croatian culture. Sign up for this cultural experience and get ready to experience the medieval city of Dubrovnik for memories that will last a lifetime!
Please Note: Boat tours are weather permitting and the schedule may be subject to change. Entrance fees to the Dominican Monastery (4 EUR)and the Cathedral (2 EUR) are not included and can be paid directly at the sites on the day of the tour.
About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.
Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.