A story about how we lived and survived under siege and heavy bombing from the air, sea and land. Walk through the darkest times of Dubrovnik's history. To see how the town suffered and raised up again to be a Perl of Adriatic as it was known for ages. The story how Croatia was born as a country and how small number of brave defenders defended the town from much bigger army force.
Nikola has been a full-time tour guide since 2006, straight out of school and college. Sports - particularly basketball - are a big part of his life. He enjoys playing a good game of water polo, one of Dubrovnik’s popular sports. His tours offer interesting tidbits and fun stories that amuse travelers. “We may say that Dubrovnik invented the word Quarantine, as this was the first town where someone had to wait for 40 days (Quaranta in Italian is 40) in a designated area before they were allowed to enter!” he says. Living in both a very touristic country and a famous sports country means he has the best of both worlds! He's truly a 'people person.’ He enjoys interacting with people from different parts of the world every day and traveling for business. Introducing you to some delicious food and drinks, and seeing the smile on your face at the end of the tour is something he’s looking forward to!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Dubrovnik with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Dubrovnik. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
01 August 2021
Thank you for sharing this difficult time period in your city and educating us.
Michaela (Austria) M.
31 July 2021
Nikola does such an important job with this tour - educating us about the war in Croatia in the 1990s and especially about the situation in Dubrovnik. Thanks for the short overview at the beginning, the maps you prepared are very helpful to understand a complex situation. What makes this tour so special is that Nikola shows parts of the old town and compares them to pictures how those buildings looked during the war. It gave me goosebumps to see burning buildings right next to where Nikola was standing or the damage from shells and granates still visible on various houses. Thanks for also sharing your personal experiences with us - for me this is the most important part because it helps me to understand and connect on an emotional level as well. All in all, an impressive tour that I will remember.
31 July 2021
Nikola was very informative in all aspects.
David and Wendy h.
30 July 2021
This was a totally riveting and informative tour, Nikola. It was so interesting to understand the history of Dubrovnik, especially as we are hoping to visit next year.
30 July 2021