Guided tour

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubrovnik Walks
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From US$ 21.17 per person

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.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Hear mesmerizing stories that make up over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s history
  • Explore the city walls with a guide licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
  • Soak in amazing stories about important historical landmarks
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from one of the best preserved city walls
  • Learn how the fortifications protected Dubrovnik from its enemies for centuries
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. After this tour, you will understand why was Dubrovnik was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. Please note that because of the stairs, this tour is not suitable for everyone.

  • Guided walk conducted by a professional local tourist guide, licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
  • City walls admission (in 2022, it is 250 Croatian kuna per person (approximately 34-35 €) and can be purchased at the entrance. If you have a valid Dubrovnik Card then you don't need to buy a walls entrance ticket)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with altitude sickness
  • People over 80 years
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Meet by the Pile Bus Stop/taxi drop-off point, right behind the Dubrovnik Tourist Board office. You will see Dubrovnik Walks representatives with orange umbrellas.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Credit card
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The city walls entry tickets are obligatory for all visitors and the price is subject to change. In 2022, it is 250 Kn per adult and 100 Kn per child aged 5 to 18. If you have Dubrovnik Card, then you don't need to buy an entrance ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 199 reviews

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Our guide Jelena was great!! She was full of knowledge and willing to answer all questions. She brought us around the walls at a good pace. The tour is well worth paying for if you are going to go up the walls, as there are a lot of things to be pointed out as you enjoy the scenic views.

May 7, 2022

The guide Pero was incredible. His knowledge of every aspect amazed us. We were 4 (2 couples from same family). He attended to all our needs including making my hubby feel reassured due to his fear of heights. So professional. I would recommend this tour to anyone and you will be very lucky if you have Pero to escort you. Anna

April 29, 2022

We were looking for a city walls tour but it was confusing especially with the existance of many tour companies, till we found this tour that had a convinient starting time. We enjoyed it and the guid shared with us a lot of the history behind the great walls and made the tour worth it.

October 19, 2021

Product ID: 12449