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Zadar City Gates Tours

Zadar City Gates
Zadar is one of the oldest cities of Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline and has its roots way back in Roman times, when the first fortified walls were constructed around the little peninsula where the old town still lurks prettily. By the 16th century, Zadar was the prize possession of the Venetian Republic and its walls were further extended and modified with a series of decorative and imposing entry gates.

The main entrance to the old town is the ornate City Gate (also called the Land Gate), which was finished in 1543 and is close to Foša harbor on the southern side of the old town. Adorned with six columns supporting a pediment, the gate is classically triumphalist in style with three arched gateways – the middle one designed for 
wheeled traffic and the two side gates for pedestrians. It is topped with the coats of arms of both Zadar and the Venetian Republic, with a winged lion in between as the symbol of St Mark (the patron saint of the Republic). 

The other five gates into the city are the St Rocco and Sea gates – both built by the Venetians; the medieval St Demetrius Gate, which was walled up and subsequently reopened in 1873; the Chain Gate (built under Austrian rule in 1877); and finally the Bridge Gate, built when Zadar was under Italian rule in the 1930s.

Practical Info

This site is best accessed on foot through the pedestrianized old town.
Address: near Foša harbor, Zadar, Zadar Region, Dalmatia 23000, Croatia
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Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap

Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap

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Enjoy a completely independent way of exploring the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this hands-off tour. Meet your coach in central Zadar, or at your local accommodation, and set off in the morning. You’ll head directly to Plitvice Lakes National Park: famed for its turquoise-hued pools, wooden walkways, and many waterfalls. Upon arrival, purchase your ticket and set off on an independent, self-guided tour of the park. At day’s end, return to Zadar.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.15
From
$36.15
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Zadar City Tour with private chauffeur

Zadar City Tour with private chauffeur

Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage,the particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.48
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From
$78.48
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Guided Communist City Tour of Zadar

Guided Communist City Tour of Zadar

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In this unique tour you will experience a well placed combination of a classical city tour of Zadar, covering all of the historical and architectural highlights as well as a chance to discover intriguing history of communism in former Yugoslavia. Hear fascinating stories about architecture, everyday life and the aftermath of communist Yugoslavia. Our guide will share with you stories about Tito’s life and rise to power, his memorable moments, but also give you insights about the gruesome deeds committed by his party. Take a step back into very recent history and learn how it affects our lives today, how different Yugoslavian communism truly was and explore Zadar like no one else.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.79
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$28.79

Walking tour of Zadar city

Walking tour of Zadar city

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An incredibly historical town with all of the splendour of a modern, progressive city. From Roman to contemporary, Zadar has it all! In this original tour, you will be familiarized with all of the typical highlights of Zadar such as the Sea Organ, the Greetings to the Sun solar panel, church of St Donatus, Roman Forum, St Anastasia Cathedral, the main square, Kalelarga, the Five wells, the Sea gate and many more. Needless to say, discussing local life and how history resonates in a modern setting is also a part of the experience. Rest assured that our guides will make history come to life and serve its ultimate purpose, teaching us a lesson in an entertaining and informative way. The benefits of having a professional guide lie not only in the vast knowledge which should provide you with all the answers you may seek, but also with the ability to present relevant stories in a coherent and, as often as possible, humorous way. A tour of Zadar will surely be a lasting memory!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.24
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$22.24

Zadar City Tour - Rome vs.Venice Group Walk

Zadar City Tour - Rome vs.Venice Group Walk

This 90-100 min Walking Tour introduces you to 2 big governments that determined the shape and appearance of Zadar today. Roman Empire and Venetian Republic. Their architecture, legacy and heritage outlived almost everything in this town. Roman heritage in Zadar will astonish you with its endurance and Venetian with firmness. We walk 90-100 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. But don’t think for a minute that we’ll skip other very important facts and living proofs of other Kingdoms, Unions, Monarchies and their governments. If we observe the city from the perspective of architecture, preserved monuments and the overall inherited image after the Romans, then, we must say that Venetian Republic isn’t far behind, at all. On the contrary, Venetian Republic is responsible for achieving the status of a city with UNESCO heritage from July 2017.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.64
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$104.64
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Taking safety measures

Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour

Rome vs. Venice - Zadar City Tour

This 90-100 min Walking Tour introduces you to 2 big governments that determined the shape and appearance of Zadar today. Roman Empire and Venetian Republic. Their architecture, legacy and heritage outlived almost everything in this town. Roman heritage in Zadar will astonish you with its endurance and Venetian with firmness. We walk 90-100 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. But don’t think for a minute that we’ll skip other very important facts and living proofs of other Kingdoms, Unions, Monarchies and their governments. If we observe the city from the perspective of architecture, preserved monuments and the overall inherited image after the Romans, then, we must say that Venetian Republic isn’t far behind, at all. On the contrary, Venetian Republic is responsible for achieving the status of a city with UNESCO heritage from July 2017.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.63
From
$19.63
Taking safety measures

Zadar City Tour 90min Walk

Zadar City Tour 90min Walk

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Pack your bags and begin your memorable Zadar City Tour now. Whether you want to discover ancient Zadar or take a picture in front of the Sea Organ, this Walking Tour of Zadar has something for you. We walk 90 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. If you don’t join our Walking Tour in order to hear more about Roman architecture then you will surely join it because of the Venetian walls and bastions. Demand is high, and tours fill quickly, so book your ‘seat’ in the front row immediately! If you fall for the Sunset, join us in the afternoon tour. You will find out why some of the most famous people, like Alfred Hitchcock, said that Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world. Roman street net guides you through the city towards the Venetian masterpiece of defense. At last, a winged lion, symbol of Venice and St. Mark salutes you on your way out from the old core. The city has spoken…
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.63
From
$19.63
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Zadar City Tour - Groups 120min Walk

Zadar City Tour - Groups 120min Walk

This 120 min Walking Tour shows the most important sites in the city and includes an entrance to the Permanent exhibition of religious art known as the Gold and Silver of Zadar. The Exhibition is situated in the Benedictine convent of St.Mary. The Exhibition is opened for visites 10 h – 13 h & 17 h – 19 h Sundays & Holidays 10h – 13h. When the Permanent Exhibition is closed we visit other Museums.Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. We walk 120 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, shoulders and knees should be covered during our visit to the St.Mary’s convent, also bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed. The 120 min Tour is recommended to people who have a bigger interest for cultural heritage and want to hear a more detailed story about this old town, enriched with more historical and material facts. Your tour will be led by a local Croatian guide, with license, of course.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.73
per group
From
$117.73
per group
Taking safety measures

Zadar City Tour 120min Walk

Zadar City Tour 120min Walk

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This 120 min Walking Tour shows the most important sites in the city and includes an entrance to the Permanent exhibition of religious art known as the Gold and Silver of Zadar. The Exhibition is situated in the Benedictine convent of St.Mary. The Exhibition is opened for visites 10 h – 13 h & 17 h – 19 h Sundays & Holidays 10h – 13h. Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. When the Permanent Exhibition is closed we visit other Museums. Your tour will be led by a local Croatian guide, with license, of course. The 120 min Tour is recommended to people who have a bigger interest for cultural heritage and want to hear a more detailed story about this old town, enriched with more historical and material facts. We walk 120 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, shoulders and knees should be covered during our visit to the St.Mary’s convent, also bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.16
From
$26.16
Taking safety measures

Zadar City Tour - Groups 90min Walk

Zadar City Tour - Groups 90min Walk

Zadar City Tour is an online tourist agency specialized in arranging walking tours. Our special interest are walking tours of Zadar with a professional tourist guide. We walk 90 min rain or shine no matter what. Dress accordingly, bring an umbrella or a raincoat if needed. We don't enter any Museum or Church. Whether you want to discover ancient Zadar or take a picture in front of the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun, the Zadar City Tour has something for you. Your Walking Tour will be led by a local Croatian expert, even more, a true fan of everything that stands for Zadar and its legacy! All tours are available in English, French, Italian and Croatian. Zadar City Tour is a brand that stands for a quality tour guides with license and experience in group and individual sightseeing of Zadar and its surroundings. All guides have a Croatian license which enables them to perform a job of a city guide and it’s visibly displayed all the time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.57
per group
From
$91.57
per group
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Zadar city and Vrana Lake Nature Park - private day tour from Split

Zadar city and Vrana Lake Nature Park - private day tour from Split

This trip will take you through the 3000 years of rich cultural and historical heritage of the city of Zadar since the Roman Empire era. Your guide will show you the most important parts of the city through an interesting and educational story. After knowing this beautiful city, we will advise you where it is best to eat some of the indigenous meals. Than, your driver will take you to a Kamenjak Viewpoint from which you can enjoy in the stunning view of the Vransko Lake and islands stretching beyond the lake. Besides enjoying the unforgettable view, you can buy souvenirs with motifs of Lake Vrana in a small traditional Dalmatian stone house or taste some of the domestic products.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$552.64
per group
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$552.64
per group

Private walking tour of Zadar - Pick any time of the day

Private walking tour of Zadar - Pick any time of the day

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An incredibly historical town with all of the splendour of a modern, progressive city. From Roman to contemporary, Zadar has it all! In this original tour, you will be familiarized with all of the typical highlights of Zadar such as the Sea Organ, the Greetings to the Sun solar panel, church of St Donatus, Roman Forum, St Anastasia Cathedral, the main square, Kalelarga, the Five wells, the Sea gate and many more. Needless to say, discussing local life and how history resonates in a modern setting is also a part of the experience. Rest assured that our guides will make history come to life and serve its ultimate purpose, teaching us a lesson in an entertaining and informative way. The benefits of having a professional guide lie not only in the vast knowledge which should provide you with all the answers you may seek, but also with the ability to present relevant stories in a coherent and, as often as possible, humorous way. A tour of Zadar will surely be a lasting memory!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.80
per group
From
$109.80
per group

 Panoramic drive around Zadar

Panoramic drive around Zadar

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At this time you can get to know Zadar and its vicinity by short drive with a safe and reliable driver who speaks good English and Italian. During the journey you can get to know the cultural heritage and a short stopping in popular places in the center of Zadar's old town. The ride lasts for about an hour with a single stopwatch on the very attractive location of "Five Wells Square". Of course, we adapt the drive to your needs and requirements we will be happy to do. Of course, at the end of the drive, we will return to your destination.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.87
per group
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$158.87
per group

Krka Waterfalls Excursion from Zadar

Krka Waterfalls Excursion from Zadar

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Croatia’s inland highlights are often overlooked by visitors to the coast. Discover the iconic Krka Waterfalls on a day trip from Zadar, traveling the distance with ease via minibus. Avoid the restrictions of a rushed tour with free time to explore the park’s lakes, nature trails, and landmarks at your own pace, before relaxing on the return leg with round-trip transfer from your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.79
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$36.79

Zadar treasure hunt

Zadar treasure hunt

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The treasure hunt (or a private guided tour) will allow you to discover the history of the city of Zadar but not only. By visiting Zadar, you will better understand Croatia in its generality. Indeed, the city of Zadar is full of vestiges from all the eras that have crossed our country. Come and discover the stories behind it. The treasure hunt is designed for families. Your children but you too, parents, will greatly appreciate the visit in the form of games and puzzles. No one will be bored and everyone will learn new things!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.66
per group
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$62.66
per group
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Zadar Walking Tour

Zadar Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Zadar during this walking tour of the city's highlights. Listen to narrative covering the city's ancient history, from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. Stops include the UNESCO-listed city walls, the sea organ, and the Roman Forum.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.67
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$30.67
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Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour

Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour

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Take a 2-hour tour through the problematic 20th century of Zadar while learning off fascism, Nazism, communism and the terrible Croatian Homeland War. World War I caused Italian occupation and years of fascist rule under Benito Mussolini. The city changed culturally, demographically and politically. World War II was a disaster with 80% of Old Town destroyed by Allied bombing. Rebuilding Zadar was a difficult task under communist rule and Tito. The fall of communism through the Croatian Homeland War marked the end of totalitarian regimes and brought peace to both Croatia and Zadar. Join us for the tour and find more about the turbulent history of this city...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.93
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$31.93

Krka waterfalls from Nin and Vir

Krka waterfalls from Nin and Vir

NOTICE ! NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ! THE PRICES YOU CAN VIEW IN THE EXCLUSIONS SECTION . This way to see the national park is for people who don't like to follow groups and listen to guides. Over the past years we noticed that most of our customers want to explore the park on their own , so we give them 6 hours in the national park and give them a map with our suggested route. If you do it the way we suggest , you will see the entire national park in about 3 hours and have 3 hours extra time for relaxing, taking photos ,swimming under the waterfalls and having lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.15
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$36.15

Krka waterfalls excursion from Biograd na moru

Krka waterfalls excursion from Biograd na moru

NOTICE ! NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ! THE PRICES YOU CAN VIEW IN THE EXCLUSIONS SECTION . This way to see the national park is for people who don't like to follow groups and listen to guides. Over the past years we noticed that most of our customers want to explore the park on their own , so we give them 6 hours in the national park and give them a map with our suggested route. If you do it the way we suggest , you will see the entire national park in about 3 hours and have 3 hours extra time for relaxing, taking photos ,swimming under the waterfalls and having lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.15
From
$36.15

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