City Tour Best of Šibenik

Welcome to Šibenik – a city with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will take you on a journey through thousand years of Šibenik's history, starting with the mighty Croatian kings, followed by prosperity under the rule of the Venice Republic, a century-long Austrian rule, and then the turbulent 20th century, full of conflicts and destruction. On our way, we will visit all the main sights but also hidden places known to locals only.

See the St. James Cathedral, an architectural gem built by the famous Juraj Dalmatinac. Take your time to explore the grandiose exterior covered with sculptures and ornaments. Next, we will enter the Cathedral to see the interior and learn about the unusual way the building was constructed - purely out of stone.

Just next to the Cathedral is the Large Loggia, the seat of administration set in the central square. The Rector's Palace once was the center of power and today it's an important museum. The Ottoman threat was so great that Šibenik's fortification system boasts four fortresses that overlook the Old Town. Learn about the need to defend the town and how it was accomplished.

While walking the stone streets you will hear stories of medieval life, legends and facts, noblemen and the common folk, merchants and soldiers, people and events that made Šibenik what it is today - a pearl of the Adriatic in which past times echo through narrow streets.
Price
225HRK per person
Duration
1.5 hours
Destination
Šibenik
Travellers
2-12

Get familiar with Šibenik at Best of Šibenik with St James's Cathedral visit

A 1.5-hour special introduction to the city of Šibenik in English. We will take you on a journey through thousand years of Šibenik's history, starting with the mighty Croatian kings, followed by prosperity under the rule of the Venice Republic, a century-long Austrian rule, and then the turbulent 20th century, full of conflicts and destruction.
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Welcome to Šibenik – a city with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will take you on a journey through thousand years of Šibenik's history, starting with the mighty Croatian kings, followed by prosperity under the rule of the Venice Republic, a century-long Austrian rule, and then the turbulent 20th century, full of conflicts and destruction. On our way, we will visit all the main sights but also hidden places known to locals only.

See the St. James Cathedral, an architectural gem built by the famous Juraj Dalmatinac. Take your time to explore the grandiose exterior covered with sculptures and ornaments. Next, we will enter the Cathedral to see the interior and learn about the unusual way the building was constructed - purely out of stone.

Just next to the Cathedral is the Large Loggia, the seat of administration set in the central square. The Rector's Palace once was the center of power and today it's an important museum. The Ottoman threat was so great that Šibenik's fortification system boasts four fortresses that overlook the Old Town. Learn about the need to defend the town and how it was accomplished.

While walking the stone streets you will hear stories of medieval life, legends and facts, noblemen and the common folk, merchants and soldiers, people and events that made Šibenik what it is today - a pearl of the Adriatic in which past times echo through narrow streets.
Highlights
  • tick the Old Town must-see sites in this 1.5-hour walk
  • find out more about the history and culture as well as the modern everyday life of Šibenik
  • get suggestions on how to spend the rest of your stay in Šibenik
Tour Dates and Times
Apr 1st to Sept 30th every day at 10 am
Oct 1st to Mar 31th no tours
Destination
Šibenik
Departure Location
Next to Juraj Dalmatinac statue on the Trg Republike Hrvatske
Return Location
Bay of Šibenik
Additional Information
Tour language: English Booking information: Instant confirmation How to recognize the guide: Look for an orange umbrella Price: 225 HRK / 30€ per person
Price includes
  • 1.5-hour guidance around the Old Town
  • Entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
Price does not include
  • Gratuities (optional)

Best of Šibenik requires a sign-up, so please sign up for the tour in advance. Feel free to check out our TripAdvisor reviews and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

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Trg Republike Hrvatske

Meet your guide holding an orange umbrella in front of Juraj Dalmatinac statue on the Trg Republike Hrvatske and hear the introduction of Šibenik and Dalmatia.

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St. James Cathedral

One of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Šibenik built by two incredible architects.

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Trg Republike Hrvatske

Modern day main square of Šibenik looks the same as it used to look centuries ago. Ok, we don’t use the pillar of shame anymore, but it is still there.

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Pelegrini Palace

Learn the history of a possibly miraculouse and surely infectious cross.

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Four Wells

How to survive a medieval siege? And why was waiting more important than attacking?

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St. Lawrence Church

Learn why the Franciscan monks had to flee from their monastery.

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Kožul Palace

Did you know that medieval people had air conditioning? Or that they could easily lift heavy weights to the top floor?

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St. Chrysogonus Church

Learn the story of religion in Šibenik and see the oldest church in town.

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Greasy Street

The beating heart and dirtiest part of Šibenik once.

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St. John’s Church

The original place for the Cathedral holds the oldest stone depiction of Šibenik.

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Trg Ivana Pavla II

Center of common people’s neighbourhood where a festival was held so wild that it got banned.

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Poljana

Šibenik was one of the best fortified towns on the Mediterranean with four impressive forts. Which one to visit? Maybe all?

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National Theatre

For the people - paid by the people.

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Medulić Square

Center of rich people’s neighbourhood among the palaces.

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St. Barbara’s Church

What time is it? Can you decipher the clock? And who is the boy with the umbrella? Questions, questions, so many questions.

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Šibenik Bay

Šibenik harbor is safe due to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And while we are here - doesn’t it look familiar? From TV maybe? Hmmmm...

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Rector’s Palace

The seat of power in Šibenik, this where important people met.

More about this tour

Welcome to Šibenik – a city with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will take you on a journey through thousand years of Šibenik's history, starting with the mighty Croatian kings, followed by prosperity under the rule of the Venice Republic, a century-long Austrian rule, and then the turbulent 20th century, full of conflicts and destruction. On our way, we will visit all the main sights but also hidden places that are known to locals.

See the St. James Cathedral, an architectural gem built by the famous Juraj Dalmatinac. Take your time to explore the grandiose exterior covered with sculptures and ornaments. Next, we will enter the Cathedral to see the interior and learn about the unusual way the building was constructed - purely out of stone.

Just next to the Cathedral is the Large Loggia, the seat of administration set in the central square. The Rector's Palace once was the center of power and today it's an important museum. The Ottoman threat was so great that Šibenik's fortification system boasts four fortresses that overlook the Old Town. Learn about the need to defend the town and how it was accomplished. While walking the stone streets you will hear stories of medieval life, legends and facts, noblemen and the common folk, merchants and soldiers, people and events that made Šibenik what it is today - a pearl of the Adriatic in which past times echo through narrow streets.

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