Orlando's Column Tours

Standing on Luza Square among some of Dubrovnik’s most impressive architecture, including St Blaise Church and the lovely Sponza Palace with its appealing mixture of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, Orlando’s Column was erected in 1418 at what remains the political and social heart of the city. Here public meetings and executions were held on the small stone platform guarded by wrought-iron railings that tops the column. The stone carvings adorning the four sides of the column were created by master craftsman Antun Dubrovcanin and represent the heroic knight Orlando, who was the nephew of Frankish Emperor Charlemagne; according to legend he was credited with saving Dubrovnik from Saracen pirates in the eighth century and here he is depicted surrounded by figures of minstrels and balladeers. As well as the length of Orlando’s arm becoming a common measurement in the city, the column has come to represent the freedom of Dubrovnik and the white flag of the Republic always flies above it on public occasions, including the opening of the annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival in July.

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Luza Square, Dubrovnik. Open 24/7 and free to all; best accessed on foot in the pedestrianized Old Town.
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Address: Luza Square, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Croatia 20000, Croatia
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Dubrovnik Old Town 1.5 Hour Discovery Tour

Dubrovnik is known for its history and architecture, but appreciating its many sights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Forget the guidebook and learn from a local on a tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, exploring landmarks including the Franciscan Monastery, Stradun monument, Cathedral of the Assumption, and more. Enjoy the intimate perspective of a walking tour as you gain insight into the city’s far-reaching heritage and culture.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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8-Day Croatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb and Plitvice

See the best of Croatia's mainland with this entertaining and educational 8-day guided tour. The trip begins in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' and travels north-west along the coast to superlative Split to see the incredible Diocletian's Palace an early 4th-century retirement palace of a Roman emperor, Diocletian. Go on a walking tour through incredible Plitvice National Park with its amazing turquoise waterfalls, and then get history-laden tours of Trogir, Zadar, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Accommodation, transportation, daily breakfast and 5 dinners included.
  • Duration: 8 days
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4-Night Three Countries Tour from Dubrovnik: Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Discover Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia on this 4-night tour from Dubrovnik. Explore Dubrovnik Old Town and its bevy of UNESCO-listed sights; journey through Župa Dubrovačka valley to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro; and trace the Neretva River delta to the towns of Počitelj, Medjugorje and Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. You’ll enjoy ample free time to sightsee independently as well benefiting from the services of your guide. Daily breakfasts and four nights of 3- or 5-star accommodation in Dubrovnik are also included.
  • Duration: 5 days
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Dubrovnik Old Town Private Walking Tour

Exploring Dubrovnik Old Town without a guide may mean you miss out on important highlights and their backstories. This private walking tour ensures you cover all the UNESCO-listed city's must-sees, get your bearings, and glean the background you want with a guide who's dedicated solely to you. Stroll the marble-paved Stradun, take in the Rector’s Palace, Cathedral, Onofrio Fountain, and more, and get the full picture on Dubrovnik’s history as a major medieval power.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Mt Srd Cable Car Ride plus Old Town and City Walls Walking Tour

Get more for your money with this Dubrovnik Super Saver that combines a cable car trip up to Mt Srđ and a walking tour of the Old Town and the city walls. Ascend up the craggy Mt Srđ in the spacious comfortable cable car affording incredible views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. Then descend to the Old Town and begin an information-packed walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Finally, climb up to the walls, strolling along the medieval fortifications while learning about the fascinating history of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

First timers, even third timers, should not miss this info-packed walking tour of Dubrovnik. Stroll the limestone-covered streets of Old Town, or Stari Grad, with a knowledgeable guide learning the secrets behind the palaces and plazas, cloisters and cathedrals. Start the tour in the morning, the best time of day to walk the streets of the city. Go from the clock tower to the Assumption Cathedral, traversing the entire Old Town while learning about the history of the place.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Combo: Old Town and Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour

Learn why Dubrovnik is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on this tour of the city’s Stari Grad, or Old Town, and its thick centuries old city walls. See the monasteries and churches, the palaces and the burgher houses, learn the history behind them, and stroll the streets with your guide. Hear about daily life in Dubrovnik during the Middle Ages, as well as, during the battles in the early 1990s. Then ascend to the walls, getting great views of the city and the sea. This Combo is a great way to get two tours — of the city and the walls — at one discounted price.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Combo: Cable Car Ride to Mount Srd and Old Town Tour

Get the most out of your stay in Dubrovnik by booking this comprehensive combo out. First ascend via cable car Mt Srđ, the craggy mountain that towers over the city, for jaw-dropping views of the walled medieval town. Then, head back down and go on a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, strolling its limestone-blanketed streets and learning about the history of some of its most famous landmarks from St Onofrio’s Fountain to the Cathedral of the Assumption.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Panoramic Dubrovnik Tour Including Old Town Walking Tour

Get the most out of your time in Dubrovnik by taking this informative and relaxing 4-hour guided panoramic tour of the city. Cruise around town in a comfortable vehicle, stroll the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and then ascend Mt Srđ for an eye-poppingly beautiful view of the Old Town and the surrounding Adriatic Sea  — all while learning about the history and culture of this stunning city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Old Town Walking Tour plus Sea Kayak and Snorkeling

Combine city sightseeing with a sea kayaking and snorkeling experience on this full-day Dubrovnik Super Saver that saves you 10 percent! Begin the day with a casual walking tour of the city’s UNESCO-World-Heritage-listed Old Town, strolling down the limestone-paved Stradun, the widest street in city of narrow lanes, as well as ancient churches and monasteries. Then, hop in a kayak and do some paddling in the azure-colored Adriatic, heading over to the leafy island of Lokrum. This tour is limited to no more than 20 people.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Dubrovnik Old Town Food Walking Tour Including Lunch

Indulge in all the deliciousness that Dubrovnik and the southern Dalmatian Coast has to offer by taking this 4-hour guided walking tour. Follow your local foodie guide through the limestone-paved streets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled town, see the main sights and landmarks (and learning about their histories), on your way to sampling some scrumptious street food and regional snacks and drinking three different types of Croatian wine. The tour concludes with a three-course meal at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Cavtat and Dubrovnik Old Town

Discover Dubrovnik and the charming coastal town of Cavtat on this private half-day tour. Spend the morning exploring the highlights of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Dubrovnik Old Town. Wander through the cloisters at the Franciscan Monastery, gaze up at Orlando’s Column, and capture postcard-worthy photos of Sponza Palace, the Church of St Blaise and more. Then, soak up the impressive coastal views on route to nearby Cavtat, where you’ll enjoy a personalized tour of the 6th-century town.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Dubrovnik 1-Hour Discovery Walking Tour

Explore 16th-century history on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast on this 1-hour walking tour of Dubrovnik. Follow your guide on a tour through Dubrovnik’s ancient streets and gain insight into the city’s colorful past. Discover top sites of interest including Onofrio's Fountains and the Franciscan and Dominican St Saviour Church. Head along pretty Prijeko Street to the Old Port, and learn of the city’s trading and maritime endeavors. During your tour, explore Croatia’s rich folklore, and hear tales of ancient legend concerning Sponza Palace and Orlando's Column.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Dubrovnik a city for all seasons

When you come to Croatia, a MUST see is the Pearl of the Adriatic coast which is full of history and culture. It has a history of over one thousand years and is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum, a live stage and has an ideal connection between its historical past and modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979, the town has been under UNESCO protection.Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which beside from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a destination where you can enjoy a rest, and has extremely good air connections with all the larger European centres. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to and discover more unique experiences.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Dubrovnik City Private Tour: Panorama of Republic of Ragusa

Get an insider's view of Dubrovnik with this informative and entertaining walking tour. After getting picked up at your hotel, make your way to Old Town, as the guide points out landmarks of interest along the way. Begin the walking tour at Pile Gate and then meander down the 'wide' limestone-clad street, Stradun, Old Town's version of Broadway, stopping at the Franciscan Monastery, the city cathedral and Rector's Palace, among others, to learn about the history of each spot.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Experience Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Depart Dubrovnik with a sense of history and a deeper knowledge of the place with this guided walking tour of the city. Start at Pile Gate and head down the famed limestone-clad street, Stradun, stopping along the way at key points to learn about the Franciscan Monastery, the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace and the cathedral, among other sites. Learn about the Serb shelling that took place here in 1991 and see the incredible medieval walls that surround the Old Town.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Day Trip from Split

Split from the city of Split for a day and discover Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' on this full-day guided trip. During the 4-hour drive along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast drink in the views of the shimmering Adriatic Sea while getting a head start on the history of Dubrovnik from your professional guide. Once in town, begin a walking tour of the limestone-clad streets in the Old Town. Walk down the Stradun, the main promenade in town, and see the Franciscan monastery with its gorgeous gothic courtyard, Orlando's Column, Rector's Palace and Cathedral of the Assumption, among other sites. Then, before heading back to Split, spend some free time wandering on your own.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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