Minceta Fortress

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Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

1. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-h walk takes you through our beautiful Old Town, where you can discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. Like the Franciscan Monastery, D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column, and Rector’s Palace. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa. This walk will give a thorough background on the essential role of Dubrovnik in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere. The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the city was protected by its leaders' diplomatic skills and the surrounding walls and fortifications. The leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm in constant threats from enemies. Buy your tickets at the City Walls entrance, then take a historic 2-hour walking tour focused on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. Go to the top of the fortifications and be guided around the mesmerizing walls. Take in the 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 places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, which were crucial to the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. You will have a background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the world’s history.  Please note that the two tours run according to schedule, not necessarily one after the other. At the time of booking, you choose the time of the first tour. Tour Schedules 1. Discover the Old Town (1.5-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 10 AM May, June, and September: 10 AM, 12 PM & 6 PM July: 10 AM, 12 PM & 4 PM August: 10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM 2. Walls & Wars (2-hour tour) runs daily: April and October: 12 PM (reservation mandatory) May, June, and September: 9:15 AM & 3:30 PM July: 9:15 AM and 6 PM August 1-19: 9:15 AM & 5:30 PM August 20-31: 9:15 AM & 5 PM

Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

2. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

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.

Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour

4. Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik". The old city of Dubrovnik and its medieval walls offer spectacular views of this Dalmatian paradise, and today, you can see the city's best on a walking tour! Leaving Pile square on foot, your guide will lead you through west side entrance to the Old Town. You will explore the town of Dubrovnik before going to the walls, which were completed in the 13th century. The ancient ramparts are still intact today and encircle the old city for more than a mile and a half. Ascending the stairway at Pile Gate, you will soon reach the top of the wall where your guide will lead you on a walking tour along its entire length. You will see the gorgeous Minčeta Fortress, St. John's Fortress, Bokar Fortress and the Maritime Museum.

Dubrovnik: City Walls & Military History Small-Group Tour

5. Dubrovnik: City Walls & Military History Small-Group Tour

Meet your local tour guide on the square in front of fort Revelin, near Ploče city gate. Get to know your fellow travelers and then follow your guide to the city walls! Once you buy the ticket at the entrance, you'll climb up and immediately enjoy the first breathtaking view of the Old harbor. Listen to your guide as they explain the importance of maritime activities, seafaring and trade in the old times of the Dubrovnik Republic and how important it was to have the Old harbor protected from enemy attacks. Discover fort Revelin and how it guarded the eastern approach to the Old town for centuries. Walk along the northern stretch of the walls and learn about medieval warfare, bows and arrows, stone boulders and siege tactics. Stop on one of the towers and hear about the relations Dubrovnik Republic had with the Ottoman Empire. As you will have learnt on this tour, Dubrovnik always put diplomacy in the first place and rarely resorted to actual fighting. The climb on top of Minčeta fort will surely be one of the highlights of your tour: take-in the views of early-morning Dubrovnik basking in the warm sun! Listen to your tour guide explaining about the great Italian architect Michelozzi who contributed to the construction of this remarkable fortress. Learn about the old gun foundry and just how many cannons there used to be on the city walls. Mid-way along the walls you'll have a brief photo stop; the view of the Stradun, Dubrovnik's famous main street, will be amazing! Continue along the western stretch of the walls and hear about forts Lovrijenac and Bokar and how they protected the Pile gate. Did you know that Lovrijenac fort at certain places has walls up to twelve meters thick? Walk along the southern stretch of the medieval walls of Dubrovnik, and discover both the oldest as well as the youngest section of the wall. Learn about the historical relations that Dubrovnik Republic had with Venice and the longstanding rivalry between the two competitors in maritime trade. This two-hour small-group tour covers the military history of the old Dubrovnik Republic and explains in-depth the construction of the walls and the city's defenses. It also focuses on the diplomatic efforts to ensure the survival of the ancient city-state of Dubrovnik in between the political giants of the time - Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Your tour guide will gladly answers your questions and help you to gain a better understanding of the city's complex history. Upon completing the full circle on the city walls you can choose to get off the walls at the same place where you entered to continue discovering the Old town, or, if you want, go on another lap, now enriched with the knowledge of the place!

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What people are saying about Minceta Fortress

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,056 reviews

The guide was really helpful and was answering all our questions. She showed us everything and explained the history of the walls of Dubrovnik. This tour was a great experience and I highly recommend it!!The view was amazing and i am glad i have learnt some parts of Dubrovnik’s history!

Great walk around the walled city with breathtaking views of the mountains and adriatic sea. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Dubrovnik's history, which is fascinating. Well worth the money

Highly recommend this City Wall walking tour while in Dubrovnik. And our guide Desa is excellent. Her patience, knowledge and friendly personality made the experience even more memorable.

Local guide who lived inside the old city walls most of his life. Enjoyed their prespective of Dubrovnik and it's history. Would recommend!

Great tour. Our guide Branco was so knowledgeable and very thorough. Would definitely recommend this tour.