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Dubrovnik Walks - Ancient City Walls & Wars 2h Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

You can stroll down the Stradun and walk the wall of Dubrovnik but it’s much more meaningful if you know what you’re looking at. Which is why this informative and fun walking tour is a must for any visitor to the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ Learn what makes this UNESCO World Heritage site so amazing and special. Learn about the architecture — Gothic, Renaissance and baroque — and the history behind the palaces, fountains, monasteries and churches. Walk the high walls and get a different perspective of the city.
  • Historical walking tour of Dubrovnik's ancient city walls
  • See Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower with your local guide
  • Wander around Dubrovnik's ancient walls (ticket not included)
  • Learn interesting facts about the city’s defensive and political challenges from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit Fort Lovrijenac independently, the only fort physically separated from the City Walls
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Local guide
This tour is in English
City Walls entrance fee (200 Croatian kuna - approx. 27 euros)
Dubrovnik Walks , Orange umbrella, Brsalje ul. 8, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

MEETING POINT is right by PILE bus stop/taxi drop-off point and right next to the only newsstand in this area. The address is Brsalje 8. Dubrovnik Walks representatives & orange umbrella are all there!

Porat Dubrovnik , Ribarnica ul. 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Concludes near the old town port

Learn what makes Dubrovnik so special by booking this informative walking tour. Meet your guide just outside Pile Gate. Lead by a knowledgeable local guide, the tour takes in the limestone-paved streets of the city’s Stari Grad (Old Town), and uncovers the real story behind the city’s churches, monasteries and palaces. Walk the 1.2-mile (2-km) walls (entrance fee not included), which were first built in the 12th century, and get a different viewpoint of the city, as the shimmering Adriatic Sea dazzles you from a distance.

As you stroll, get an insider’s view of the history of Dubrovnik, from the 11th century when a sea channel, in what is now Stari Grad, was filled in. Learn also about the landmarks Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower. In the distance, you’ll see Fort Lovrijenac, the only fort that belongs to the city walls but is physically separated from them.

Listen to your guide regale stories from the city’s long and rich history, about how it was an autonomous republic buttressing both the Ottoman and the Venetian Empires. Your tour then finishes near the port.
*Entrance fee to City Walls not included in price.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dubrovnik Walks
Our meeting point, this is where the guide will meet and greet the guests! Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik while learning about the city’s interesting past on this historical walking tour. Meet your local guide near Pile Gate for a tour of the ancient city walls, a 1.2-mile (2-km) complex structure built in the 14th century that served as defensive structures to protect the city.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Old Town
We enter the old town, then head towards the city walls entrance.
Stop At:  
Walls of Dubrovnik
We will stop to buy the city walls tickets and then we will walk the city walls. Marvel at the beautiful blue colors of the Adriatic Sea and admire breathtaking views of the port and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while your guide takes you through the history of the city walls. In the 11th century, the sea channel separating the city from mainland was covered up with earth, so a single wall was built to enclose the present-day Old Town. The city walls have been restored several times in history to resemble their original appearance. With your guide, see Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower within the city walls (entrance fees not included), and learn the strategic position of these forts and their role in Dubrovnik's history. You will also see Fort Lovrijenac in the distance, the only fort that belongs to the city walls but it's physically separated from them, and which you may visit after the tour. As you wander around Dubrovnik's ancient walls, your guide will explain the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik in the past. Hear stories of the rivalry and conquest Dubrovnik has faced and learn the secrets of how the country used defensive fortifications and diplomacy to remain an independent republic for several years, before ending your tour near the port. *Entrance fee to City Walls not included in price.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Porat Dubrovnik
This tour ends close to the old town port
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • MANDATORY City walls entrance fee is ***NOT*** included in the price of the tour. You can buy tickets on spot, upon entering the walls (in 2021 price is 200 kn per person, around 27 Eur and in 2022 it will be 250 kn, around 35 Eur per person), or use Dubrovnik Card.
  • A minimum of 4 people per tour is required for winter/spring season (Nov-Mar). Reservation is required for this period.
  • All children aged 0-5 are welcome to join this tour for free. They are eligible for a free walls entrance as well
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • City Walls entrance fee of 50 kn per child (cca 7 Eur) applies to children over 5 years (not included in the tour price).
  • Stairs on this tour!!!
  • Due to the stairs, this tour is not suitable for everyone!
  • No restroom stops
  • This tour is in English
  • Not recommended for travelers that don't like walking the stairs
  • If you are booking during the summer months, please do expect hot weather. We have a Mediterranean climate, if you cannot stand the heath, please don't book this tour, as we can only find a limited number of stops in shade (the walls are made that way)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dubrovnik Walks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubrovnik Walks - Ancient City Walls & Wars 2h Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Dubrovnik Walks - Ancient City Walls & Wars 2h Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubrovnik Walks - Ancient City Walls & Wars 2h Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubrovnik Walks - Ancient City Walls & Wars 2h Walking Tour.

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  • "The stairs can be arduous, you need a bit of breath!" See review
  • "Worth the time and the heat in the sun 100%" See review
  • "I would suggest doing this walk either first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon due to the hot weather." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great city walls tour with knowledgeable guide
Julie_S
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a small group to walk around with. She made sure everyone had plenty of time for photos if needed. The weather was not 5* unfortunately and we found ourselves in a torrential thunderstorm but it did make the trip even more memorable!!
star-5
Great tour!
Emma_H
, Oct 2021
The tour was absolutely fabulous! We learned so much, and the guide was very informative. Ensure that you are ready for a long walk and bring a water bottle! We had a blast!
star-5
An essential tour
John_L
, Oct 2021
Our guide Jadranka was extremely charming and knowledgeable. She gave us a very informative tour and kept it at our pace when the step climbs got tough
star-5
Fantastic guide!
Stacey_Y
, Oct 2021
Great insights and our tour guide lives in the Old town and was SUPER knowledge - very enjoyable thank you 😊
star-5
Dubrovnik walk
Shelley_H
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Jadranka did a fabulous job. She loves us through the tour very safely and always manages to stop on a quiet place for further discussions. She carried a binder with additional maps and photos to supplement her stories. An excellent tour.
star-5
Great historical tour of Dubrovnik walls with flexible and knowledgeable guide
Maria_C
, Sep 2021
My partner and I greatly enjoyed the tour, which was very well-timed and full of interesting stories. I especially appreciated our tourguide, Davor´s openness for questions and the mixture between objective historical information and personal experience. It made me very happy to have booked the tour and wanting to visit the nearest bookstore and grab some books on Dubrovnik and Croatian history.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Maria_C From the whole team, thanks and Davor sends regards. Kind regards, Veronika Dubrovnik Walks
star-5
Great Tour!
Jacqueline_S
, Sep 2021
Very informative tour. Our guide Davor was well prepared, shared a lot of history and provided some helpful tips . Did the morning tour; a lot of walking, but well worth the amazing views from the walls. Really enjoyed it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Jacqline, thank you so much for choosing Dubrovnik Walks tours. It makes us very happy to hear we fulfilled your expectations and we very much appreciate you shared your experience with Trip Advisor users and thank you for expressing your satisfaction with our guide Davor. Kind regards Veronika Dubrovnik Walks
star-5
Amazing and informative guide
Laura_F
, Sep 2021
We really enjoyed this guided walk and our guide Davor was absolutely amazing and really informative. He let us ask questions and his detailed answers were really interesting. I’m glad we had the guided tour as we wouldn’t have learnt half as much by just walking around the walls by ourselves. Davor was really friendly and it was so Interesting to hear his own experience from the the Croat–Bosniak War in the 90’s, this made the tour that bit more authentic knowing he wasn’t just retelling stories from history but his own real life experiences. Would highly recommend. Davor went above and beyond and clearly passionate about his job. Thanks so much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent history lesson with one omission.
Michael_M
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was a good idea that she used a microphone when we had earpieces. There are quite a lot of steps so you need a reasonable level of fitness, and you really need to look out for steps when your main inclination is to look at the amazing sights around you. One omission though - the tour guide covered around 1000 years of Dubrovnik’s history, yet missed out 1940-45, when Croatia supported the nazis. Overall though, I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Good exercise, great views, interesting history
Darryl_O
, Sep 2021
Dubrovnik's city walls are not to be missed while in the city with the great views, and our friendly guide Jadranka helped elevate the experience by bringing us through the history of Dubrovnik, from the construction of Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik's relationships with it's neighbours and also the more recent Homeland War in the 90s.

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