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  1. Croatia
  2. Dubrovnik–Neretva County
  3. Dubrovnik
  4. Walls of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s City Walls and Wars Historic Walking Tour

Product ID: 12449
Learn how the fortifications protected the prosperous city of Dubrovnik from its powerful enemies for centuries on this walking tour of its city walls and historic heart. Take in breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and Dubrovnik's Old Town.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the heart of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and learn how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced maritime republics for centuries
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the port and Old Town from the top of the city’s walls
  • See important historical landmarks, such as the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, Lovrijenac Fortress, and more
  • Hear mesmerizing stories and facts about the city walls, rivals, conflicts, and wars that make up over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s history
  • Walk the city walls with a local guide licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
Full description
For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was protected both by the diplomatic skill of its leaders and the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and the defensive city walls held firm.

This historic 2-hour walking tour will focus on the defensive and political challenges Dubrovnik faced, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. A local guide will bring you to the top of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and lead you around the mesmerizing city walls.

Take in breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity.

This tour is a highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history.
Includes
  • Guided walk conducted by a professional local tourist guide, licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
What’s Not Included
  • Mandatory admission ticket set by Dubrovnik city walls (Adults: 200) KN per person (€27), children aged 5 - 18: 50 KN (€7). To be paid at the city walls entrance in Kunas or by credit card. The price of admission is subject to change
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The walking tour will begin in front of Sky Bar (ex Fuego) (Brsalje 8, Dubrovnik), just outside of Pile Gate at the western entrance to the Old Town. Address: Brsalje ul. 8, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia. This is super easy to find as Pile is the last stop for all city buses and taxis when heading towards the pedestrian old town. Look for an orange umbrella and the local tour operator's sign. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
Know before you go
• Please note that the city walls entrance tickets are obligatory for all visitors and are not included in our prices
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 183 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our walk with guide Marco was excellent. He had a lot of knowledge on history and the city, and took us from Roman times to present-day. He was good at involving our kids and keeping them interested. He was very conscious on everyone's safety and physical conditions as well, pacing the tour appropriately. You're given a headset with an earpiece to better hear the guide which helps alot as there are many people on the wall and hard to always be right next to the guide. Be prepared for a 2-hour 2-kilometer tour around the wall, moving up and down stairs. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. There are a few places along the wall that do have toilets but best to hit the toilet before you start.. Amazing views of the city and surrounding area, I definitely recommend it.

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October 27, 2019

Fantastic tour

The meeting point was easy to find and the app helped by tracking your location. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the wall and it’s developed. The timing of our tour, at sunset, was wonderful as we were able to capture amazing photos of the city, as well as not having the heat of the day.

October 22, 2019

Beautiful view

Beautiful tour of the the walks of Dubrovnik with an excellent narrator (Davor)

October 13, 2019

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Dubrovnik Walks

Product ID: 12449