See Dubrovnik
From The Eyes
Of A Local

Churches and monuments,
buildings and streets
do not make the city,
regardless of how
beautiful or unique they are.

Residents create the city.

The history of any city
is the history of people
who had lived there
over centuries.

Let me guide you through
the streets of Dubrovnik Old Town
and tell you the stories
of the former tenants
of my 500-year-old home.

Churches and monuments,
buildings and streets
do not make the city,
regardless of how
beautiful or unique they are.

Residents create the city.

The history of any city
is the history of people
who had lived there
over centuries.

Let me guide you through
the streets of Dubrovnik Old Town
and tell you the stories
of the former tenants
of my 500-year-old home.

See Dubrovnik From The Eyes
Of A Local

Dubrovnik
Tourist Guide

Ask For Vesna – Walk With Vesna

Ask For Vesna –
Walk With Vesna

I am born and raised in Dubrovnik, and I am still passionately in love with my birthplace. In its beauty, but even more in its rich history. All my attempts to live elsewhere failed. I always came back home, driven by longing, enchanted by this city.

My birthplace still has the soul of a medieval town, where you are never alone, in which you are never lonely. Everyone is your friend, all of them take care of you, and sometimes of your business and life, too. Full of good intentions, they participate uninvited in your life, despite the fact that their attention is the last thing you want. But that’s what friends are for, isn’t it?

I am still living in my centuries-old home and I dream about the people I’m going to meet and new friends I’m going to make. So, join me for a walk around my city. Let’s become friends!

Read my life story here.

“This was the best tour guide I have had in 10 years. Maybe it’s because she’s a history major and has lived in Dubrovnik her entire life. Definitely recommend her.”
Bill B, Tripadvisor Experience

“We HIGHLY recommend taking a “Walk with Vesna”. Our four hour tour of Dubrovnik Old Town was informative and fun– much like walking with an old friend, sharing stories and insights.”
Tim and JoAnne, Facebook

“Excellent! Vesna is very knowledgeable and flexible. She will go beyond meeting the customer’s needs. My wife and I had two tours with her and we were totally satisfied. She is so kind. She exemplifies the perfect erudite tour guide.”

LP, Tripadvisor Experience

“Incredibly knowledgeable, funny, interesting woman! She can customize the tour based on your interests and speaks excellent English. Highly recommend – our group loved her!”

Jodi Koskella, Viator tour guides

“Vesna gave us an excellent perspective of Jewish life in Dubrovnik from 1500s to the present. She spoke English beautifully and was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.”
Juddy Faitek, International Travel News

Private
Walking Tours

JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR

They were wealthy and well-educated, physicians, traders, ship-owners, but second-class citizens at the same time. They founded a synagogue in the rigid Roman-Catholic city, today one of the oldest existing in Europe where they proudly exhibit its own heritage in the first Jewish museum opened in this region.

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Dubrovnik War Tour

On Dubrovnik war tour you will hear a personal testimony of your guide who has lived in the city during the eight-month long siege of Dubrovnik, without electricity, water, food or medical supplies, under constant artillery fire of the former Yugoslav Army.

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The Scent Of The Women

In centuries-old existence of the Dubrovnik Republic, women were just possessions of their families and it is hard to find traces of their existence today. That is why we have dedicated this Dubrovnik guided tour to them, so their stories get to be told after all.

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Dubrovnik Jewelry Tour

They wore them on hats, braided in hair, around a neck, or waist. They used them for protection from the evil eye, as votive gifts for a conception of a child, or just as status symbols. Local women still proudly wear a traditional jewelry, preserving skills of ancient goldsmiths for the future generations.

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“Ars Moriendi” Tour

This Dubrovnik tour tells somewhat different tale than the usual tours do, so be prepared for some interesting, and dispiteous, history facts. For more than a millennium plague was a constant in Europe and in Dubrovnik as well. “God’s rage” killed more city residents than any other disaster, and forced a small community to find a way to deal and live with it. As a result, Dubrovnik became the forerunner and model for all public health services in Europe.

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Crime And Punishment Tour

Human flaws have not changed for centuries, but the way the society treats them has definitely changed. In the past, punishment was much more “imaginative”, cruel, bloody and rigorous. This Dubrovnik history tour will show you that the medieval Dubrovnik wasn’t an exception. A wide variety of punishments existed in this city in the past.

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Dubrovnik City Tour

Stroll the best-preserved medieval fortified city in the world with a local guide, born in the very heart of it. Get introduced to the major city sights, evoke the glorious past times of the Republic of Dubrovnik and, at the same time, experience the real heartbeat of less than 1000 locals that still live within the City Walls.

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Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour

For seven seasons, Dubrovnik provided the backdrop for some of the best-known scenes in the Game of Thrones TV-series. Its unique architecture, well-preserved fortifications and beautiful historic buildings embodied the King’s Landing and some other places. You will be stunned discovering the similarities between a real city history and the world of fantasy.

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Flavors of Dubrovnik 

This Dubrovnik food tour takes you to the Kopun restaurant in Dubrovnik. As the name says (kopun means castrated rooster), the restaurant is famous for a dish made of “kopun”, prepared according to the recipe from the 16th century.

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“This was the best tour guide I have had in 10 years. Maybe it’s because she’s a history major and has lived in Dubrovnik her entire life. Definitely recommend her.”
Bill B, Tripadvisor Experience

“Incredibly knowledgeable, funny, interesting woman! She can customize the tour based on your interests and speaks excellent English. Highly recommend – our group loved her!”

Jodi Koskella, Viator tour guides

“Excellent! Vesna is very knowledgeable and flexible. She will go beyond meeting the customer’s needs. My wife and I had two tours with her and we were totally satisfied. She is so kind. She exemplifies the perfect erudite tour guide.”

LP, Tripadvisor Experience

“Vesna gave us an excellent perspective of Jewish life in Dubrovnik from 1500s to the present. She spoke English beautifully and was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.”
Juddy Faitek, International Travel News

“We HIGHLY recommend taking a “Walk with Vesna”. Our four hour tour of Dubrovnik Old Town was informative and fun– much like walking with an old friend, sharing stories and insights.”
Tim and JoAnne, Facebook

Private Walking Tours

01

Jewish
Heritage

02

Dubrovnik
War Tour

03

The Scent
Of The Woman

04

Dubrovnik
JewElry Tour

Religious And Subordinated
Minority, Educated And
Rich Community

They were wealthy and well-educated, physicians, traders, ship-owners, but second-class citizens at the same time. They founded a synagogue in the rigid Roman-Catholic city, today one of the oldest existing in Europe where they proudly exhibit its own heritage in the first Jewish museum opened in this region.

The Story About
Revival And Survival

On Dubrovnik war tour you will hear a personal testimony of your guide who has lived in the city during the eight-month long siege of Dubrovnik, without electricity, water, food or medical supplies, under constant artillery fire of the former Yugoslav Army.

History Did Not Record
Them, Did They Exist?

In centuries-old existence of the Dubrovnik Republic, women were just possessions of their families and it is hard to find traces of their existence today. That is why we have dedicated this Dubrovnik guided tour to them, so their stories get to be told after all.

Coral, Gems and Pearls

They wore them on hats, braided in hair, around a neck, or waist. They used them for protection from the evil eye, as votive gifts for a conception of a child, or just as status symbols. Local women still proudly wear a traditional jewelry, preserving skills of ancient goldsmiths for the future generations.

05

“ARS MORIENDI”
TOUR

06

CRIME AND
PUNISHMENT

07

DUBROVNIK
CITY TOUR

08

GAME OF
THRONES

The Art of Dying In
The Plague Times

This Dubrovnik tour tells somewhat different tale than the usual tours do, so be prepared for some interesting, and dispiteous, history facts. For more than a millennium plague was a constant in Europe and in Dubrovnik as well.

The Dark Side Of
The Ancient Urban
Society Of Dubrovnik

Human flaws have not changed for centuries, but the way the society treats them has definitely changed. In the past, punishment was much more “imaginative”, cruel, bloody and rigorous.

A Small Place For
A Great Experience

Stroll the best-preserved medieval fortified city in the world with a local guide, born in the very heart of it. Get introduced to the major city sights, evoke the glorious past times of the Republic of Dubrovnik and, at the same time, experience the real heartbeat of less than 1000 locals that still live within the City Walls.

Dubrovnik or
King’s Landing?

For seven seasons, Dubrovnik provided the backdrop for some of the best-known scenes in the Game of Thrones TV-series. Its unique architecture, well-preserved fortifications and beautiful historic buildings embodied the King’s Landing and some other places.

09

FLAVORS OF DUBROVNIK

What life is for if not to eat well, drink and have fun?

This Dubrovnik food tour takes you to the Kopun restaurant in Dubrovnik. As the name says (kopun means castrated rooster), the restaurant is famous for a dish made of “kopun”, prepared according to the recipe from the 16th century.

Trips From
Dubrovnik

Private Konavle Trip From Dubrovnik

The Konavle region is the most southern part of Croatia. The fertile field, a granary of Dubrovnik in the past. Squeezed between the Adriatic Sea, Montenegrin and Bosnian mountains, it is a unique place where the famous past and rich heritage are still alive.

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Private Pelješac Trip From Dubrovnik

Pelješac peninsula is the second largest peninsula in Croatia, known for excellent red wines, old-fashioned salt production and the best oysters on the Adriatic. Arrange your own Pelješac trip from Dubrovnik. Choose places and attractions that interest you, and your guide will tailor the excursion according to your preferences.

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Trips From Dubrovnik

01

Private Excursion
To Konavle

02

Private Excursion
To PELJEŠAC

Where The Past
Merges With The Present

The Konavle region is the most southern part of Croatia. The fertile field, a granary of Dubrovnik in the past. Squeezed between the Adriatic Sea, Montenegrin and Bosnian mountains, it is a unique place where the famous past and rich heritage are still alive.

Wine, Sea And
A Pinch Of Salt

Pelješac peninsula is the second largest peninsula in Croatia, known for excellent red wines, old-fashioned salt production and the best oysters on the Adriatic. Arrange your own Pelješac trip from Dubrovnik. Choose places and attractions that interest you, and your guide will tailor the excursion according to your preferences.

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