Rated 5/5 based on 1,535 customer review
DURATION: 1 hour
At the very start of the 20th century the Balkan Peninsula was perceived as 'the restless corner of Europe'. Many who endeavor to explain what was actually going on feel that the deep, underlying reasons were not easy to understand.
The historical background will help you to see how recent conflicts have laid their roots in the past. Find out some of the misconceptions people had about the recent war, what it was like to live in a besieged town, and how everything returned back to normal. First-person accounts by your guide, stories from the ancient and modern history of the region, all in the spectacular setting of the Old Town, will give you a deeper insight into the true nature of Dubrovnik and its people.
My partner and I recently went on the walking tour about the war, and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting the city.
The tour is about an hour long and we went on the weekday early evening tour (6.30pm I think). Our guide was Ana (I think), a very engaging , friendly and professional guide who spoke beautiful English and presented the tour with a perfectly balanced mix of history and personal experience. Ana pointed out war damage which is still visible, the museum of war photography, and ended at the memorial hall to the Dubrovnik defenders, a moving exhibition made all the more so when you hear personal connections.
The length of the tour was perfect, our guide was informative and interesting, and for anyone interested in the recent history of this beautiful city, do this tour!
V84, North Yorkshire