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Dubrovnik Old Town & Ancient City Walls

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Dubrovnik Walks - meeting point

This is our meeting point, we all gather here, the guide briefly presents him/herself and off we go! 

Dubrovnik never fails to awe the visitor; its streets paved with white limestone, its walls crowning the city, and its medieval sandstone-colored houses oozing with history. This 1.5-hour guided walking tour takes you deep into the city’s 1,400-year history, recalling ancient tales when Dubrovnik was one of the world’s most prosperous port cites. It tells tales of war and lets the tour-goer in on the culture of the city. After meeting in Pile area, begin the journey through history and through Old Town. 

Join us later (or do this tour first) for a tour of the ancient city walls, a 1.2-mile (2-km) complex structure built in the 14th century that served as defensive structures to protect the city.

Brsalje square

We stop in Brsalje square for a brief summary of the tour, together with some basic point on what we are going to talk about and what we are goindg to see on the tour. We do not enter any landmarks.

Pile gate

Main Western entrance to the old town

City Walls (several stops)

We enter the old town, then head towards the city walls entrance. We will stop to buy the city walls tickets* and then we will walk the city walls. If you already have Dubrovnik Pass or if you have pre-purchased the tickets, you can use that for a free access to the walls. All others will need to buy the tickets upon entering the walls. 

Marvel at the beautiful blue colors of the Adriatic Sea and admire breathtaking views of the port and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while your guide takes you through the history of the city walls. In the 11th century, the sea channel separating the city from mainland was covered up with earth, so a single wall was built to enclose the present-day Old Town. 

The city walls have been restored several times in history to resemble their original appearance. With your guide, see Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower within the city walls (entrance fees not included), and learn the strategic position of these forts and their role in Dubrovnik's history. You will also see Fort Lovrijenac in the distance, the only fort that belongs to the city walls but it's physically separated from them, and which you may visit after the tour. As you wander around Dubrovnik's ancient walls, your guide will explain the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik in the past. 

Hear stories of the rivalry and conquest Dubrovnik has faced and learn the secrets of how the country used defensive fortifications and diplomacy to remain an independent republic for several years. 

*Entrance fee to City Walls not included in the tour price.

Old town (several stops)

This 1.5-hour guided walking tour takes you deep into the city’s 1,400-year history, recalling ancient tales when Dubrovnik was one of the world’s most prosperous port cites. It tells tales of war and lets the tour-goer in on the culture of the city. After meeting in Pile area, in front of Sky bar, begin the journey through history and through Old Town. Pass the Franciscan Monastery and admire Orlando’s Column, a monument on the Stradun inspired by the city’s long-standing freedom and sovereignty. See, too, Onofrio’s Fountain, built in 1438 at the end of a 8-mile (12-km) aqueduct that gave the city its water supply. The walk also passes by the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace and the Cathedral of the Assumption, a baroque church built after the devastating earthquake of 1667.

Luža square

The main square of the old town, several stories covered here (St.Blaise's church, Orlando's column, Sponza Palace, Small Onofrio's Fountain, Bell tower...)

Last stop, near the old town port

This tour ends close to the old town port

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Local English speaking guide, licensed by the Croatian MInistry of Tourism
  • Use of audio headsets in groups of 4+ persons

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION, please read before booking:

  1. Please note: that the entrance fee for the city walls is not included in the tour price and must be purchased separately, either on-site (35 € per adult, 15 € per child aged 7-18), or in advance using a "Dubrovnik Pass " *
  • One ticket is only valid for one visit to the walls
  • City walls tickets are mandatory for accessing the city walls and only those with a valid ticket will be allowed to enter
  • If a person chooses not to purchase the mandatory ticket for the city walls, they will not be able to join the tour as it takes place on the walls. In this case, there will not be a refund for the tour
  • *We visit the City Walls on our Ancient City Walls & Wars tour
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

IMPORTANT INFORMATION, please read before booking:

Ancient City Walls & Wars tour

  1. Please note: that the entrance fee for the city walls is not included in the tour price and must be purchased separately, either on-site for 35 €  per person or in advance using a "Dubrovnik Pass." One ticket is only valid for one visit to the walls
  • City walls tickets are mandatory for accessing the city walls and only those with a valid ticket will be allowed to enter. If a person chooses not to purchase the mandatory ticket for the city walls, they will not be able to join the tour as it takes place on the walls. In this case, there will not be a refund for the tour

2.  Stairs on this tour!!! Due to the stairs, this tour is not suitable for everyone!

3. If you are booking during the summer months, please do expect hot weather. We have a Mediterranean climate, if you cannot stand the heath, please don't book this tour, as we can only find a limited number of stops in the shade (the walls are made that way)...

4.  All children aged 0-7 are welcome to join this tour for free. They are eligible for a free walls entrance as well

5.  A minimum of 4 people per tour is required for any of our walking tours to run

6.  Not wheelchair accessible, Not stroller accessible, Not recommended for people with back problems, Not recommended for pregnant travelers, Not recommended for people with heart conditions, No restroom stops. Only Discover the old town tour is suitable for all!

7.  Tour language is English!

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