Dubrovnik City Walls Tour

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Walk the city walls of Dubrovnik with a local guide in a small-group setting.

 

Do you want to walk the walls of Dubrovnik with a local guide in a small group? Great, we have exactly what you want - a two-hour walking tour of the city walls that will take you all the way around the medieval walls and provide insight into the rich history of Dubrovnik. Our City walls tour is led by local professional tour guides, born and raised in Dubrovnik, who will share with you the stories from the past as well as their personal reflections on what it’s like to live in Dubrovnik today.

Avoid the crowds and escape the heat – our City walls tour goes in the early morning at nine o’clock, year round. Grab your coffee before you meet your tour guide and fellow travellers at our meeting point and get ready for two hours filled with stories, anecdotes, entertainment and amazing views of the Old town! The tour starts by the eastern Ploče gate, close to a smaller entrance to the walls, ideal to avoid the crowds and the stairs of the main entrance.

Dubrovnik Local Guides lead small-group tours and our City walls tour is no exception as there will never be more than eight guests on the tour. Yes, you read that right – maybe it will be just three or four people on the tour with you, maybe it’ll be just you, but we promise it will be a small group. You will get to know your guide better and connect more easily with like-minded travellers who, just like you, want a high-quality and memorable experience.

On the tour you’ll hear about medieval warfare, how the walls were built and how they protected the old Dubrovnik Republic from Venetians and the Ottoman Turks. There will be a dozen or so stops along the way where your tour guide will tell you about the history of Dubrovnik and you’ll get to admire the views of the iconic red rooftops and the blue Adriatic sea. The tour is interactive and engaging, designed to leave you with a greater understanding of the city’s rich history.

Don’t walk the walls on your own or be part of a big group – instead, go with us and dive deep into the history of Dubrovnik on this two-hour small-group walking tour of the city walls led by a local professional tour guide. Remember, there is a maximum number of guests on our tour and it’s just eight, so act fast – choose your preferred date on the calendar and book now to reserve your spot!

Tour features:

  • the whole walk around the city walls
  • professional tour guide and a local of Dubrovnik
  • small group of maximum eight guests per guide
  • amazing views and photo-ops along the way

Key benefits: 

  • avoid the crowds and big groups
  • meet and get to know a local
  • enjoy a laid-back atmosphere with like-minded travellers
  • learn about the history of Dubrovnik to appreciate the city more

Prices, duration and schedule:

  • 200 Kunas per person (26.54 EUR)
  • the tour takes two hours and is capped at eight guests 
  • departs every day at 9 am  (April 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023)

Itinerary:

  1. Group meeting near Ploče gate
  2. Entrance to the city walls at St. Luke's
  3. Introduction to the tour with the view of the old harbour
  4. Revelin fortress explained - the arhitecture, strategic position and historic importance
  5. Diplomacy of Dubrovnik explained - relations with the Ottoman Empire
  6. Minčeta tower - the highest point of the city walls - photo stop
  7. Medieval foundry explained - the armament of the walls
  8. The structure of the walls - an in-depth explanation of the architecture and defensive strategy
  9. The view of the main street - half-way point - photo stop
  10. Forts Bokar and Lovrijenac explained
  11. The climb towards the southern stretch - optional refreshment break
  12. The archaeological site of St. Andrew's explained
  13. Rivals at sea - trade wars and competition with Venice explained
  14. How Dubrovnik fared through the 19th century - the French occupation
  15. Austrian government and the fall of the old empires - 19th century explained
  16. Dubrovnik in the World wars 
  17. St. John's fortress explained
  18. The final stop of the tour - quarantine and Kaše breakwater explained

Please note:

The price of this tour does NOT include the ticket for the city walls. You have to buy them separately by cash or credit card. The cost of the city walls ticket in 2022 is 250 Kn per person (adult ticket) and we highly recommend getting the Dubrovnik Pass - it includes the entry to the city walls so you can get in for free plus all the other museums in the city are included as well as a 24-hour bus ticket for local public transport. Travel hassle-free, buy your Dubrovnik Pass online and save time and money! Read our dedicated blog post on buying the City walls tickets in 2022 to know exactly what to get and where.

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Our Old Town Tour is a perfect introduction to the rich history of Dubrovnik. As always, we promise small groups and only the best local guides ready to share amazing stories and show you the curious details!

If you want to discover an unusual and hidden part of the city walls, consider taking our Minčeta tower secret tunnels tour. You'll wander through the old casemates of Minčeta, the highest tower  of the city walls, explore the medieval gun foundry and walk along the western bulwark to the archaeological site of St. Andrew's.