Essential Free Tour Zadar
- Have fun hearing war tales and the story of the Zadar city walls, a UNESCO heritage site.
- You must see the Sea Organ, a construction that amplifies the sound of the waves.
- Visit the Church of St. Donat, that lies where once stood the ancient Roman forum.
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
Very insightful and informative! Many historical details and long enough to get to know a lot of things! Totally recommended! Thank you, Dejan!
You Welcome Sofia. Sorry that I arrived 15 min after. I didn't see that you booked so I could not inform you like I informed others.
We had an excellent experience on our small, almost private tour. Despite the fact that it was just me and my partner, the guide took the time to carry out the complete tour of the city of Zadar. He really had a lot of knowledge of history and architecture, he showed us places that we would never have known if we had not taken this tour. My husband was delighted with all the historical data that he told us. I highly recommend this tour if you are fascinated by history and learning about the city.
Are you ready for a wonderful adventure around the old city of a delightful Croatian city? Join the best Essential Free Tour of Zadar! Walking with your friendly local guide you will discover a rich cultural heritage immersed in the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. First of all, you will be amazed by how old Zadar is! The city was an ancient settlement of the Illyrian civilization 3,000 years ago. With the help of your guide, you can witness its different historical stages in its fortified walls, Roman ruins, and Gothic and Baroque buildings. One of the main sights of the city are the impressive walls, in particular, the stunning Land Gate, once the main entrance to the city. Some tours might also find time to walk to the nearby Vladimir Nazor Park, built under the Austro-Hungarian Empire and named after a talented Croatian writer.
In the historical area, your group will see the remains of a Roman Forum that was the heart of the old city from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century BC. Although not much of the structure remains, part of the authentic pillars can be seen, and the Column of Shame is the best preserved. Today, the beloved pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donat stands in that area, an absolute architectural jewel surviving the currents of time. Standing right next to it is the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. It’s the largest Catholic church in Dalmatia, and was built over an even older Christian temple. Behind St. Simon’s Church, you can chill out, look at souvenir shops and take wonderful pictures in the Square of the Five Wells. There, your guide will point to the subterranean containers that supplied water to the metropolis from 1574 until the 19th century.
Your tour will also take you to the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea next to the seafront. There, one attraction that drives visitors crazy is the Greeting of the Sun. It consists of a circular glass plate composed of 300 photovoltaic cells that are charged with sunlight during the day. When it gets dark it transforms into a carpet that emits shapes and lights of assorted colors. A few meters away is the Sea Organ. It is a construction of hollow steps submerged in the sea that amplify the sound of the waves. With so much to see and such a rich history to understand, the Essential Free Tour of Zadar will help you discover the best of this wonderful place in just one day! Book today and join a walk in Zadar, which, according to Alfred Hitchcock, has the most beautiful sunsets in the world!