Unveil Dubrovnik History: A Captivating Time Journey

Dubrovnik, a jewel of the Adriatic, offers more than just picturesque landscapes and pristine beaches. Its streets, walls, and monuments are imbued with the rich tapestry of “Dubrovnik history,” inviting visitors to step back in time and explore the city’s remarkable past. From its days as the powerful Republic of Ragusa to its current status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik’s story is one of resilience, innovation, and cultural diversity.


Dubrovnik’s Quarantine: Pioneering Public Health


Dubrovnik’s history is marked not only by its cultural and economic achievements but also by pioneering public health measures, notably the early adoption of quarantine. Established in 1377 to combat the spread of the Black Death, Dubrovnik’s lazarettos were among the first quarantine facilities in the world. This foresight in disease prevention underscored the city’s commitment to the well-being of its citizens and the protection of its trade networks. Interestingly, this historical practice gained new relevance during the latest global health crisis, as the concept of quarantine once again became a cornerstone in controlling the spread of disease, echoing Dubrovnik’s centuries-old wisdom in public health management.


The Republic of Ragusa: A Testament to Diplomacy and Maritime Prowess


The history of Dubrovnik is synonymous with the story of the Republic of Ragusa, an independent maritime republic that flourished between the 14th and 19th centuries. Renowned for its skilled diplomacy and robust trade networks, the Republic of Ragusa established itself as a significant power in the Mediterranean. Its commitment to peace and neutrality allowed it to thrive in a time of frequent conflicts, becoming a haven for scholars, artists, and traders.


Architectural Marvels and Cultural Legacy


Dubrovnik’s architectural marvels, such as the Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace, reflect the city’s historical affluence and aesthetic sensibility. The city’s walls, built between the 12th and 17th centuries, not only served as formidable defenses but also stand today as symbols of Dubrovnik’s enduring strength and independence. The Franciscan Monastery’s pharmacy, founded in 1317, is a testament to the city’s early contributions to healthcare and science, making it a must-visit for those interested in the intersection of history and medicine.


Saint Blaise: The Guardian of Dubrovnik


No exploration of “Dubrovnik cultural heritage” would be complete without acknowledging Saint Blaise, the city’s patron saint, who has been venerated since the 10th century. The annual Festival of Saint Blaise celebrates Dubrovnik’s spiritual heritage, featuring processions, ceremonies, and community events that bring the city’s history to life.


Dubrovnik’s Culinary Heritage: A Taste of History


“Dubrovnik food culture” is deeply rooted in the city’s history, with its cuisine reflecting a blend of various cultural influences. Our culinary tour offers a unique opportunity to savor traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations. From the fresh seafood caught in the Adriatic to the succulent flavors of locally grown olives and citrus fruits, each meal provides insight into the city’s past and present.


Conclusion: A Journey Through Time


This unique expedition through Dubrovnik’s Old Town, our Old Town food tour, transcends the ordinary. Each step along the cobblestone paths is a step back in time, where every corner tells a story, and each dish served is a chapter from the past. The meticulously curated Old Town food tour is designed to connect you not only with the flavors cherished across generations but also with the stories these flavors carry. As you savor traditional dishes, you’ll learn about their origins, historical significance, and the cultural fusion they represent.


Joining our Old Town food tour offers an unparalleled experience that reveals the essence of Dubrovnik history. It’s not just a meal; it’s a journey through time. More than a simple exploration, it’s an immersive journey into the heart of Dubrovnik, blending history, culture, and gastronomy into an unforgettable adventure. Join us to uncover the layers of history and taste the legacy of Dubrovnik.


Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions are not answered here, please email through this form and we’ll be happy to help.

The tour features a range of traditional dishes including homemade cheese, local prosciutto, Adriatic tuna pate, Dalmatian style black risotto, Dubrovnik style dirty macaroni, homemade gelato, and traditional cakes.

We visit various food shops in Old Town. Some are run by families. Some are run by Top Chefs. 

Tastings will be prepared in advance at each location based on the info that you provide. Please let us know of an dietary restrictions when booking or send us inquiry.

Yes, the combined samples are intended to be enough to replace a bigger meal, and satisfy most.

Yes, the combined samples are intended to be enough to replace a bigger meal, and satisfy most.

A selection of beverages (including local beer and authentic wines), soft drinks, choice of sparkling or still water, coffee.

We don’t generally advertise Dubrovnik restaurants, bars, or shops. We would rather write an honest review or provide you with a recommendation based on our experience or customers feedback.

Yes. In case of any delays or changes in travel, please let us know. We will reschedule the tour for the next day or any date that suits you the best.

We understand that things happen and plans sometimes change, and that’s why we have a flexible cancellation policy. We ask that you inform us as soon as possible if your plans do change, as we keep our tour groups small and it’s important for us to fill our groups. We also appreciate as much notice as possible to change our orders and reservations at local establishments– many of which reserve space or tastes exclusively for Dubrovnik Food Tours!

• If you wish to exchange your tickets for another date, please email us.
• DFT(Ragusina Ltd.) operates in all weather, though reserves the right to alter or amend an itinerary if circumstances require.
• If DFT(Ragusina Ltd.) is forced to cancel a booked tour, any prior tour payments will be fully refunded

• For a full refund, cancel at least 6 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Sure, please send us an email or use Booking Inquiry.

No, If you had a good tour, gratuities – although not mandatory – are appreciated.

All tickets purchased are emailed directly to you in digital form. If you have not received your tickets yet, we are happy to resend.

Yes, we use Stripe for business, worldwide trusted online payment system.

You may pay through our system using all major Credit cards and PayPal or send us inquiry regarding different payment options.

our E-Certificate should contain a code. Simply enter that code in the Discount Code/E-Certificate field during the booking and checkout process.

  • Mar-Apr, May-Sep, Oct-Nov: Tours are at 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM.
  • Jun-Jul, Aug: Tours are at 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM.

Pricing details can be found on our website, with different rates for adults, youth, and children.

The tour duration is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

As a solo traveler you can join our tours. We do require at least two guests for a tour to take place. If you’re the only person booked on a tour, we’ll switch you to another time or tour (if possible) or we’ll provide a single tour.

Yes, private tours are available for small parties or groups of up to 30 people. To inquire about a private tour, please fill out the contact form.

Yes, children of all ages can take one of our tours. We provide family friendly tours for families with children.

Absolutely, our reviews are outstanding, we treat our guests like family.

Old Town Food Tour – we walk about a 1.3 kilometers with few resting points. Dalmatian Flavors – with all locations combined, 1 km

Tours are available in English. For groups or private events, we can adapt the tour in Spanish, German, Italian or French.

Yes, if you curious about the series, we will show some of the key spots where filming took place within Old Town.

Yes! We encourage you to take photos and if you feel so inclined, post them to our social media page at Facebook, tag us on Twitter and Instagram, or include them in your review of Dubrovnik Food Tours on TripAdvisor or Google.

If it is really bad weather, tour can be postponed for the next day or fully refunded.

Social Distancing, small number of participants, hand hygiene.

Yes. Tour cost differs due to Viator commission rates. We encourage you to book directly from our website by using our trusted third-party booking provider BOOKEO.

Guests can receive a full refund for cancellations made at least 6 hours before the start time of the tour.

Yes, in the case of an emergency that prevents a guest from attending the tour, despite having made the online payment, a full refund will be issued.

While it’s unlikely, the organizers reserve the right to modify or cancel confirmed reservations if necessary.

  • Tours may be postponed or fully refunded in case of severe weather conditions.

For specific situations or further details, it’s always a good idea to contact the tour organizers directly.

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