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Dubrovnik’s City Walls and Wars Historic Walking Tour

Dubrovnik’s City Walls and Wars Historic Walking Tour

From US$ 22.83 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. Take in breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and Dubrovnik's Old Town.

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Duration 2 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • 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 (price not included)
  • 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
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
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.
  • Guided walk conducted by a professional local tourist guide, licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
  • 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
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
  • People afraid of heights
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

The walking tour will begin from Pile bus stop (by the western entrance to the Old Town, right next to the only newsstand in the area). The meeting point is this address: Brsalje ul. 8, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia. This location is 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 with the local tour operator's name (DUBROVNIK WALKS).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Please note that the city walls entrance tickets are obligatory for all visitors and are not included in our prices
  • The price for city walls entrance in 2021 is 200 kn per person (cca €27), or 0 kn for those who have a valid Dubrovnik card. They accept Kunas and credit cards at the entrance.
Customer reviews

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based on 196 reviews

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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

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

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