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Old Port Dubrovnik

Old Port Dubrovnik: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubrovnik: Betina Cave Kayaking Tour

1. Dubrovnik: Betina Cave Kayaking Tour

The starting point for this tour will be from Pile Park Beach. Everyone will receive equipment and then your guide will give you a short explanation of the basics of kayaking, paddling, safety and similar issues.  First, go around the city walls passing near the old town port and going all the way to Betina Cave, where you will have a half an hour break for a snack, snorkeling, swimming, and cliff jumping. Afterwards, continue with your tour and paddle around the beautiful Lokrum Island with several stops at caves and various bays. You will also get to explore the Dubrovnik city walls from the water. 

Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Guided Tours Combo Ticket

2. 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: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

Start the day early as your hosts greet you at the Marina Frapa Dubrovnik and take you on a seafaring adventure. Soak up the sun as you ride towards Mljet island and the first stop of the day, the Odysseus Cave. Dive into the pristine blue water uninterrupted by the city crowds. The next stop is at the charming little island Šipan, one of the Elaphiti Islands, small by size but very rich in history. Following Šipan, you will visit the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik area, Sunj, where you can swim, snorkel, relax, and even have lunch in a restaurant by the sea. The journey continues after about two hours when the crew will take you to the Blue Cave of Kolocep Island to take one more dip in the crystal clear blue waters. On the way back to the city, take in the most beautiful panorama of the city walls during sunset.

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

4. 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 & 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!

Dubrovnik: Old Town 16th-Century Karaka Night Boat

6. Dubrovnik: Old Town 16th-Century Karaka Night Boat

Embark on a 16th-century Karaka night boat and see a different perspective of Dubrovnik. Sit back, relax and listen to music as you sail from the Old Port to the New port.  Meet your host at the Old Port to board the Karaka boat. Jump on, take a seat, relax and enjoy the views of the Dubrovnik as you sail toward the new port Gruž. Make sure you have your camera with you as you want to take photos of the stunning views. See the Old City walls, admire the rooftops, the calm sea, and the picturesque sunset. End your cruise on a high and enjoy this relaxing experience you won't forget in a hurry; if you are a fan of cruises and historical boats, this tour is right up your street.

Dubrovnik: Private Boat Tour with Cliff Jumping Stops

7. Dubrovnik: Private Boat Tour with Cliff Jumping Stops

At 10:00 am your adventure starts! Private skipper will be waiting for you to embark in Old Port Dubrovnik. You will first get the panoramic ride around the City Walls which look spectacular from the sea. You will immediately forget city crowds and your real adventure will begin! You'll continue the ride towards island of Lokrum. On Lokrum skipper will show you the best cliffs for jumping! You should stay cautious, but don't miss the fun. You know how they say; the life begins at the end of your comfort zone. This is an active tour and difficulty level depends only on you! If you don't feel like jumping, you can always snorkel and discover amazing underwater world. You can even rent sea scooters for the best snorkeling experience. After one jumping location, you'll be onto the next one soon! Buža beach is one of the most popular beaches located on the outer side of the City Walls. There are also cliffs and rocks that you can jump off, even higher ones than on Lokrum. Buža beach is special for its white rocks and beautiful color of the sea. It's definitely a must see place if you're staying in Dubrovnik. You can also relax and sunbathe here! After all the jumping and adrenaline, for the end, you'll have a beautiful relaxing ride to Cava Beach that is located on the different part of the city. There's also one beautiful beach bar where you can have some drinks to unwind after all the sea adventures. In about an hour you'll go back to the starting point where the tour ends!

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What people are saying about Old Port Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 878 reviews

An amazing experience, and a tour I would highly recommend. Our tour guide was incredibly friendly, and the fact this tour is only done in small groups, it gives you a more personal experience. It also means you are able to ask any questions you have and the tour guide is only happy to answer them. It was informative and fun, the tour guide keeps you involved, asking you questions as you go (have a guess how many…. / how old do you think….) to keep you involved. A lot better than just having somebody talk at you all throughout the tour. It is incredibly informative and I learnt so much from this tour. If you are debating between this tour or another, definitely take this one. You certainly won’t regret it.

Beautiful day on the water. As it was quite windy and the sea was rough we were glad our guide changed the itinerary to avoid trying to paddle over to and around Lokrum. We would have been exhausted. Instead we had a lovely sojourn at the cave beach, swam and snorkeled, dried out in the sunshine, and swam some more.

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

Our tour guides were fantastic! So interesting and funny, but still let us enjoy the peace and beauty of Dubrovnik

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