After meeting your professionally-trained guide you will board your air conditioned vehicle and set out on a tour of the beautiful coast and then discover the world famous walled city of Dubrovnik.
Your tour begins with a scenic ride along the Riviera up to a spot above the coast. Here you will stop to enjoy the tremendous views of the Dalmatian Coast and the old walled city of Dubrovnik. From here you will drive back down the coast for your professionally guided tour of the Old City.
The Old City, also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, was an important Mediterranean Sea power from the 13th century onwards. Dubrovnik is a remarkably well-preserved example of a late-medieval walled city with its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.
Your tour of the Old City begins at the Pile Gate where you will find yourself at the beginning of the famous main street, the Stradun. A walk along the Stradun will show you a few of Dubrovnik's Renaissance buildings that survived the earthquake of 1667 and will give you an idea of the city's architectural heritage. Perhaps the finest Renaissance highlight is the Sponza Palace which dates from the 16th century and is now home to the National Archives. The Rectors Palace is a Gothic-Renaissance structure from the 15th century which was the seat of the Government and Rector or the Republic. It has finely-carved capitals and ornate decoration which gives us a glimpse into how the ruling class lived. The St Saviour Church is another remnant of the Renaissance period and is located next to a Franciscan Monastery. The monastery's library consists of more than 30,000 volumes including valuable handwritten documents. You will also enjoy seeing the many boutiques, cafes, and bistros that line the small stone streets of the city.
Departing the Old City you will be driven back to your cruise pier.