Walls & Wars

Dubrovnik's Defense & Fortification System (2h tour)

Discover how the tiny yet prosperous republic of Dubrovnik survived against powerful and dangerous foes, thanks to both its defensive fortifications and the diplomatic skills of its leaders. On this historic walk, your guide will lead you on a journey through the city's defensive and political challenges over the centuries, where the leaders and walls of Dubrovnik held firm against all odds.

Experience breathtaking views of the port and old town as you walk on top and around the city walls. Embark on an immersive exploration of Dubrovnik's rich history as you encounter its significant landmarks, including the imposing Revelin Fortress, strategically positioned to protect the city's eastern side. Ascend the centuries-old Minčeta Tower, a symbol of Dubrovnik's architectural prowess, offering breathtaking views of the Adriatic coastline, Lokrum island, and the city's terracotta rooftops.

Follow the path of the ancient city walls, marveling at their remarkable resilience and enduring engineering brilliance, which have withstood the test of time and numerous conflicts. Every step along these fortified ramparts unveils tales of Dubrovnik's endurance and determination against invading forces throughout its storied past. As you explore the winding paths within the walls, immerse yourself in Dubrovnik's vibrant culture and rich heritage, resonating with echoes of its medieval glory.

From its majestic fortresses to its iconic city walls, Dubrovnik's landmarks stand as enduring testaments to its status as one of Europe's most enchanting destinations. Learn why the city walls were essential structures that protected the people and wealth of the old town for centuries. This tour also covers the Croatian War of Independence (1990s), providing an in-depth understanding of the conflicts and the war that took place in the region.

If you're intrigued by rivalries, conflicts, and historical wars, then this tour is perfect for you!

Please note that due to the stairs on the city walls, this tour involves physical activity and is not suitable for everyone. Furthermore, pregnant women are not permitted on this tour and please note there are no planned bathroom breaks during the 2-hour tour.

⏰ Duration: 2 hours
💶 Price: 25 € per person + city walls entrance fee*

Child aged 7-11: Tour is free of charge, but city walls fee still applies.*
Child aged 0-6: Free
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Daily Schedule 2024 🇬🇧

MARCH 25-31, APRIL & OCTOBER: 12:00 pm (reservation mandatory)
MAY, JUNE & SEPTEMBER: 9:15 am & 3:30 pm
JULY & AUGUST: 9:15 am & 6:00 pm

City Walls Entrance Fee:

On this tour, we visit the city walls. Entrance tickets are mandatory for all those visiting the walls. They are NOT included in the tour price. We don’t sell or resell them.
In 2024, the city walls entrance fee is 35 € EUR per person, 15 € EUR for children aged 7 to 18, free of charge for children under the age of 7.
City walls tickets are maintained by the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, and all proceeds from the sale of tickets for the city walls entrance go to them. Please note that the entrance fee for the city walls is used for the maintenance and preservation of the walls, ensuring that they remain in good condition for future generations to enjoy. Your contribution is highly appreciated and plays a vital role in the continued upkeep of this historical landmark.

How Can You Buy City Walls Tickets?

OPTION 1: City walls tickets can be purchased on-site when entering the walls. (35€ per person, 1 entry allowed)
OPTION 2: If you have a valid DUBROVNIK PASS, you can enter the city walls for free. (1-day pass is 35€ per person, 1 entry allowed)
OPTION 3: Alternatively, you can buy City Walls Entrance ticket, via the official website of the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities. (35€ per person, 1 entry allowed)

We suggest considering the PASS as it provides optimal value for the same price, offering numerous inclusions. However, please be aware that the 1-day pass is subject to a 24-hour time limit.

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 June to October there is no need to reserve in advance. We do, however, suggest booking in advance to secure your spot!

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!
City walls entrance tickets are mandatory for this tour. They are NOT included in the price of the tour. 1. They can be purchased upon entering the walls, no need to buy them in advance. 2. Price of the ticket in 2023 is 35 € per adult, 15 € per child aged 7-18, free of charge for children aged 0-7. 3. 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. 4. If you have Dubrovnik Pass card, you are entitled to 1 free visit to the city walls.
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
Unfortunately, this tour is on offer only as a private tour in this period. Please contact us if you are interested in this tour. +385 95 806 45 26 or contact@dubrovnikwalks.com


I booked the Walls and War walking tour. I highly recommend visiting the town walls. A beautiful and imposing piece of history. Goran was a fantastic guide. He had lots of information and stories about not just the history of the City Walls but of Dubrovnik through the Centuries. He was alao really open to any questions people had and very approachable. He is also an awesome photographer. As a solo ttaveller he helped me to get some memories which I normally wouldnt habe been able to alone. And the views are spectacular. Thank you


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.

Ivan Riccardi

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.