The Dubrovnik Tourist Board, with the aim of promoting tourism visits during the winter months, traditionally organizes "Winter Saturday Mornings in the City," which will begin this year on November 4th and run all the way through until March 30, 2024, featuring a performance by the folklore ensemble “Linđo” in front of the Church of St. Blaise in the very heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik.
The specially themed city tours start on November 4th and will take place every Saturday, beginning at 9:30 am in front of Tourist Information Centre on Pile (directly outside of the Old City), in English, and at 12:30 pm in Croatian, guided by Lidija Begić and Vesna Barišić.
After the themed city tour with a professional guide, at 11:30 am in front of the Church of St. Blaise, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board offers all visitors the opportunity to watch a performance by the Linđo Folklore Ensemble. Please note - In case of bad weather these performances will not be held.
During the month of November, city tours will focus on the theme "Cosmopolitan Dubrovnik." While exploring the city, you will learn about the development of the most prominent European religions, their origins, and spread throughout Europe, as well as the religious groups that settled in the Dubrovnik area in past centuries. Using the example of a tiny historical town covering only 1.06 hectares, you will discover everything about religious tolerance, coexistence, and acceptance in Dubrovnik over the centuries.
During the Dubrovnik Winter Festival, from December 2, 2023, to January 6, 2024, the city tours will highlight the theme of "Dubrovnik Carols" and will continue in the same time slots on Saturdays. All visitors and fellow citizens will have the opportunity to learn more about carolling and the customs of the Dubrovnik region, a tradition that has existed in Dubrovnik for over 800 years. After the carolling story, carol songs will be sung by the Linđo Folklore ensemble and a performance of traditional dancing in front of the Church of St. Blaise.
During January, February, and March 2024, as part of the Winter Saturday Morning program, in addition to the Linđo Folklore Ensemble performance, themed city tours will rotate in the mentioned time slots on various topics: "Cosmopolitan Dubrovnik," "St. Blaise - in Honour of a Patron," "In the Footsteps of Love from Ancient Times," "The Scent of a Woman."
Announcements for the dates of specific themed tours within the Winter Saturday Morning program will be posted on the Facebook profile of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.