Defenses & fortification system of Dubrovnik (2h tour)
Do you know that Dubrovnik was protected by both defensive fortifications and the diplomatic skills of its leaders? This historic walk will focus on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik in its struggle to survive as a tiny (yet prosperous) independent republic facing serious threats from powerful and dangerous enemies. Over the centuries, the leaders and the walls of Dubrovnik both held firm.
Your guide will lead you on top of and around the city walls for breath-taking views of the port and the old town. You'll discover Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, Lovrijenac Fortress and more - and why the city walls served as essential structures protecting the people and wealth of the old town for centuries.
This tour is a bit steep due to all the stairs on the city walls and therefore not suitable for everyone. It is also not suitable for pregnant women and there are no planned bathroom breaks in this 2 hour tour.
Intrigued by our rivals, enemies, conflicts and wars? Then this is a perfect tour for you!
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 150 kn (20 €) per person + city walls entrance fee*
Child aged 6-11: Tour is free of charge, but city walls fee still applies. Paid at the city walls to the city walls authorities.*
Child aged 0-5: Free
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
* CITY WALLS ENTRANCE FEE:In 2020 the city walls entrance fee is 200 kn per person (around 27 Eur), 50 kn (cca 7 Eur) for children aged 5 to 18- to be covered on spot, to the city walls. They accept Kunas or credit cards.Once again, this is NOT included in the price of the tour.
How and when?Meet your guide at the Meeting Point 5-15 minutes before the starting time. You'll see a Dubrovnik Walks orange umbrella. From April to October there is no need to reserve in advance.
From November to March reservation is required. Please note that the guide will only show up if there are confirmed bookings in advance.See you there!
DAILY SCHEDULE 2021:
*We suspended this tour as a daily tour in 2020, if you would like to enquire about it, please contact us (click here)* JUL - AUG: 9:15 am & 5:30 pm
SEPT: 9:15 am & 3:30 pm
OCTOBER: 9:15 am & 2 pm
NOV & DEC, FEB & MAR:12:00 pm
1TOURS FROM NOV TO MAR
IMPORTANT NOTE: For tours between November and March reservation is REQUIRED. The guide will only be at the meeting point if there are confirmed bookings.
2TOUR NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE (Stairs!)
Walls and Wars tour, due to the stairs and steep parts of the city walls is not recommended for everyone, especially to pregnant women, people with heart conditions and walking difficulties.
3CITY WALLS TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED
City walls entrance tickets are mandatory for this tour. They are NOT included in the price of the tour. They can be purchased upon entering the walls, no need to buy them in advance. Price of the ticket in 2019 is 200 kn (cca 27 €) per adult, 50 kn (cca 7 €) per child aged 5-18 or EU student with a valid student ID. City walls entrance ticket grants you a free access to the fort of St. Lawrence (that we visit on our GOT tour) if used within 72 hours from the purchase. City walls authorities accept only Kunas or credit cards, no Euros.
4A MINIMUM OF 4 POLICY ALWAYS APPLIES
Our only requirement for a guaranteed departure of all our daily walking tours is to have a minimum of 4 people. In case less than 4 people turn up, on spot you'll be offered 3 options: 1.) to pay for additional tickets, to reach the minimum of 4; this way you might have a private tour at bargain price 2.) to come back at another scheduled time (again a min of 4 policy applies) 3.) to get a full refund
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.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.
Davos was our tour guide on a very hot sticky afternoon. We followed him up many many steps in the heat but it was so worth it. The views of the city are breath taking and Davos's amusing account of the historical background of the walls was very entertaining. For 2 hours he very eloquently outlined the main events of the past which have impacted on the city and the country. You will enjoy this tour - Davos is clearly very passionate and well informed about his country's history. And the walls are amazing
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.
We were lucky to have Jelena as our tour guide. Jelena was so passionate, knowledgeable and informative. The tour itself lasted just over the two hours which taught us so much, plus we were lucky to be in a small group so it felt very personal. Would highly recommend, thank you.
This tour is awsome! it is a great way to learn about Dubrovnik and provides very good sightseeing as well. We were extremely lucky to be with Jadranka (our guide), she is super knowledgeable about the city and Croatian culture, kind and attentive.
We had an excellent guide who gave us an entertaining and well informed historic summary and perspective on the walled city of Dubrovnik. I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor.