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Dark Tales of the Old Town provided by Haunted Dubrovnik

Dark Tales of the Old Town
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Tour snapshot
Uncover the ghastly history of Dubrovnik on this Old Town walking tour
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Travelers that love a good scare shouldn't miss this spooky twist on the typical history tour, where you encounter the dark stories of Dubrovnik Old Town. Join your guide on a stroll through the historic streets, and encounter tales of the city's morbid history as you go. From the dance macabre to evil spirits, prison escapes to supernatural activity, this spooky tour may just test your nerve.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy your guide's tales, about everything from pestilence to forbidden love
  • Feel the spooky atmosphere walking the streets at night, lit by lanterns
  • Meet at the must-see Large Onofrio Fountain, steps from the Pile Gate
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy your guide's tales, about everything from pestilence to forbidden love
  • Feel the spooky atmosphere walking the streets at night, lit by lanterns
  • Meet at the must-see Large Onofrio Fountain, steps from the Pile Gate
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 43248P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional, licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Large Onofrio's Fountain, Poljana Paska Miličevića 2000, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia You can find your guide by the Big Onofrio's fountain, located inside of the old city, it is the first thing you see when you enter the old city through Pile gate.
  • Rector's Palace, Ul. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia Our tour will end near the Rector's Palace.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional, licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Large Onofrio's Fountain, Poljana Paska Miličevića 2000, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia You can find your guide by the Big Onofrio's fountain, located inside of the old city, it is the first thing you see when you enter the old city through Pile gate.
  • Rector's Palace, Ul. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia Our tour will end near the Rector's Palace.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Rector's Palace, Ul. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia Our tour will end near the Rector's Palace.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
A note from Dark Tales of the Old Town
Small groups, private or semi-private groups, no more than 10 people.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Large Onofrio's Fountain
    Poljana Paska Miličevića 2000, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    You can find your guide by the Big Onofrio's fountain, located inside of the old city, it is the first thing you see when you enter the old city through Pile gate.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Town
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Franciscan Church and Monastery
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rector's Palace
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Rector's Palace
    Ul. Pred Dvorom 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Our tour will end near the Rector's Palace.
    See address & details
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João
6 contributions
Marija is an incredible guide, she can really transport us through time an see this city through a completely different point of view.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Dubrovnik as it is a really different way to get to see the city and travel through its narrow streets and hidden places.

Thank you Marija!
Written 18 May 2022
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Thank you, Joao and Catarina! Muito obrigada! <3 Marija
Written 22 May 2022
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MarMicUK
Woking, UK63 contributions
A big thank you to Marija for managing to fit us in for a tour. We joined her for the 'Dark Tales of the Old Town on the last night of our holiday and both me and my son thoroughly enjoyed this terrific tour. Dubrovnik is such an atmospheric city with such a long history and Marija is an enigmatic and captivating storyteller, perfectly capturing the mood- weaving in the history with her tales.
It was fabulous to get away from the crowds, explore hidden back streets and discover some fascinating stories- thoroughly recommended.
Written 5 August 2021
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DorianBP
London, UK3 contributions
We really enjoyed our tour with Marija and exploring Dubrovnik in the off season with a small group felt like a very special experience. We almost had the whole city to ourselves as she told us a bunch of great stories about the history of the Old Town and its residents. It was a fun mix of history and legends, and it’s clear Marija has a lot of knowledge and passion about the topic. She was very kind and answered all of our questions throughout the night. Would definitely recommend the tour, especially since it can be tough to find activities in the evening when attractions are closed. Thank you! - Eden & Dorian
Written 1 March 2020
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And thank you, Eden and Dorian, for breaking the monotony of the wintertime in Dubrovnik for me and for leaving this lovely review. I'm so happy you enjoyed. I hope you got many happy memories here and all the best to you both :) Marija
Written 5 March 2020
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Steven S
Minneapolis, MN999 contributions
Great tour about Old Town at night. Marija done a amazing job showing me a part of the city other tour guides will not take you too and the stories were fascinating. If you get a chance I would highly recommend booking this tour!! Thank you Marija!!
Written 23 January 2020
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Hi Steven! Thank you one more time for leaving your review, it means a lot to me! And I'm very happy you picked Dark tales of the old town tour. See you next time when you come back with your lovely family!
Written 23 January 2020
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jrflipjr
Germany3 contributions
Jul 2020
Very enjoyable walk around the old town of Dubrovnik with fantastic historical and creepy stories. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to explore the old town. I think it's better than touring during the day. Our guide was very knowledgeable and responsive to questions. We never felt rushed, and while there are certainly stairs to climb, we found it manageable for most folks.
Written 6 July 2020
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Thank you so much for leaving the review! And I want to add that I really enjoyed your company, you were delightful guests, so the pleasure was all mine! Best wishes! :)
Written 7 July 2020
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Emma
3 contributions
Highly recommend she was a brilliant tour guide and along with brilliant stories she was very friendly. I cant recommend haunted dubrovnik enough! A must see
Written 6 June 2019
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Thank you so so much, Emma and Caolan! Thank you again for rescheduling, now I got the chance to show you this tour and to meet such a nice pair of people, you were great guests! If you ever return, let me know, I owe you the other tour you originally booked for. Cheers <3
Written 7 June 2019
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Damian V
Portland, OR40 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This tour was so cool! Easy to find the meeting spot and Marija has a lantern with a red candle in it. The mood was set. It was perfect. Dark, eerie, and interesting tales of the not so known about Dubrovnik. I wish I had the time to do the other tours she offers because she really enjoys what she does. Her voice and demeanor really makes this a great way start your visit in Old Town. Plus, you get to see pats if the city that you may not have gone into on your own. An added bonus, there are cats all over the place that lend themselves to the ambience of the tour. Thank you very much, Marija. This was superfantastic.
Written 15 October 2019
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Thank you, Damian, not only for this amazing review but also for sharing stories from your part of the world, I definitely won't forget the story of la llorona. You and Stephanie are always welcomed to my tours if you return someday. It was really cool to meet the two of you. Many happy wishes!!
Written 15 October 2019
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Angela G
Sydney, Australia200 contributions
Aug 2019
I did this tour on a Saturday night after arriving in Dubrovnik that afternoon. It was a great way to get a taste of the Old Town away from the summer heat and daytime hordes.

Marija was a very enthusiastic guide and you could tell she was really passionate about the tour and the stories she told us. It was really interesting to hear some of the darker stories about Dubrovnik, and walking around at night certainly added a dramatic flourish.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to do something a little different in Dubrovnik.
Written 26 August 2019
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Dear Angela, thank you so very much for adding your feedback for this tour. I appreciate so much the compliments and the fact you liked the atmosphere of the evening tour. Many happy wishes from Dubrovnik :) Marija
Written 28 August 2019
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Millie O’Callaghan
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
The tour was incredibly entertaining and engaging, me and my mum were interested the entire way through and our tour guide was lovely and clearly passionate about the dark history of Dubrovnik. Would highly recommend
Written 16 July 2019
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Dear Millie, I am so grateful for leaving me this nice review, but also for your kindness and attention. You two were the perfect audience. Thank you so much for everything! Give my best to your mum! Your guide, Marija
Written 17 July 2019
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Diane Y
Charlotte, NC63 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We visited Dubrovnik last week and I wanted to learn a different kind of history than we'd get on a "normal" tour - so I booked Dark Tales of the Old Town with Haunted Dubrovnik and I'm so glad I did!

Our local guide, Marija, was waiting for us when we arrived and she was very friendly, humble and inviting. We walked through Old Town, hearing stories of the buildings, people, legends and superstitions. Honestly, we went to parts of the city that we would've never seen on our own - away from the crowds, in tucked-away corners that were vastly more interesting than the busy main streets.

I'm a history buff and always enjoy doing haunted/supernatural tours - as I feel it's a good way to understand how a culture developed. We did a similar tour in New Orleans a couple years back and though this one wasn't quite as creepy, it was still as entertaining and interesting!

I recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys knowing the not-often-told stories and legends, who likes to see corners tucked away from the crowds and who has an interest in learning a different part of history. Marija was an excellent guide who definitely did her homework and I thank her enthusiastically for a lovely evening!
Written 2 July 2019
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Dear Diane, I cannot thank you enough for your kind and wonderful review. I appreciate the time you took writing it. You and your family were great guests, and it was nice to run into you again during the day. Thank you so much for being part of my not so "normal" experience! I'm happy you enjoyed! Kindest regards from Haunted Dubrovnik!
Written 3 July 2019
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Mark W
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Follow the light.
Marija is knowledgeable and creates an aura for a tour of the night. Highly recommend this one. Sadly for me I can'
JessicaRMag
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A fantastic and unique way to explore Dubrovnik at night.
Marija is a fantastic tour guide and storyteller who is so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about her work. An
d2j2flanders
d2j2flanders
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Haunted history at its best 👻 ☠️
We try to book “haunted history” tours when we travel. It’s always been a fun way to engage the kids and Marija did
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Great Historical Tour with a Spooky Twist!
Such an fascinating way to learn the history of Dubrovnik with a spooky twist! Marija is a great story teller and h
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klrkez
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Fantastic and unique way of seeing Dubrovnik!
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Marija took us on an extraordinary, spooky and heartfelt tour ar
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Travel with Maria through Dubrovnik’s haunted past.
Wonderful stories and mysterious tales told by Maria our host. Please note there are a lot of stairs to negotiate b
510majaa
510majaa
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A unique experience
Marija is an excellent storyteller and a knowledgeable guide. She will give you an insight into Dubrovnik's dark si
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Coastal20974573855
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Fantastic Walking Tour
We did the Crime and Punishment tour with Marija. It was one of the best and unique tours we did during our stay in
TravelwithRobin
TravelwithRobin
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Really great tour, wish we had done one of her other tours.
We really enjoyed the tour. Besides all the spooky stories, you really learn something about the history of Dubrovn
Teeky1
Teeky1
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Awesome!
We loved this tour. Maria is a wonderful guide and her spooky tales were eerie enough to entertain without causing
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Spooky and entertaining tales
This was a great walking tour on the outside of Old Town -- as our wonderful guide, Marija said -- the creepy stuff
MeaganR450
MeaganR450
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Amazing ghost tour!
Marija was wonderful! The tour she created was very original and informative. She clearly is passionate about thi
G3205GPbrandonl
G3205GPbrandonl
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Awesome and fun tour
Awesome tour! If you like history/Ghost stories this is the tour for you. You get to so much of the city and the to
Barb A
Barb A
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Fascinating
This was a fascinating tour and Marija was wonderful. She has a wealth of knowledge and many shocking stories to te
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Spooky fun
This was a great tour! It was well managed, entertaining, fun, and we learned some interesting local lore. Even bet
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