Minčeta tower secret tunnels tour

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Discover the secret tunnels of the city walls of Dubrovnik on this unusual small-group tour.


Are you looking for unusual things to do in Dubrovnik? Look no further – we'll show you the most amazing basketball court in Dubrovnik and give you a chance to play ball on top of a 16th century gun foundry. You'll get to explore the tunnels of Minčeta tower that were last used as bomb shelters during the 1991 war in Croatia. You will discover the amazing western bulwark of the city walls and roam the corridors of fort Bokar overlooking the blue Adriatic sea.

We invite you to escape the crowds, be different from others and explore with us the secret tunnels of Minčeta tower, the fascinating medieval gun foundry and the western bulwark of the walls. Choose this unique small-group experience that we’ve designed to take you on a very unusual and non-touristy walk along the still-undiscovered parts of Dubrovnik city walls. Hundreds of people walk the walls of Dubrovnik every day, but only a dozen discover their secret corners!

You will see how the brilliant Florentine architect Michelozzi designed and developed the gun holes in mid-15th century to protect the city of Dubrovnik from possible Ottoman Turkish attacks. We’ll show you the fascinating museum of the old gun foundry, an archaeological site where back in the day cannons were made for defense of the city. You’ll hear about 15th century warfare and political affairs of the old Dubrovnik Republic, a small city-state that struggled to survive between Venice and the Ottoman Empire.

This tour is for the history lovers out there and for all those who want a truly unique, non-touristy and unusual experience of Dubrovnik. This is a two-hour small-group tour led by a professional licensed tour guide and a local of Dubrovnik who will share with you the intriguing facts and stories from the old days, but also explain the recent history of Dubrovnik and the war in the early 1990s, that saw the city under siege and bombarded, whilst the people took shelter in the very same tunnels of Minčeta tower that you’ll get to explore on this tour.

Be different from other people and book this unusual tour of the non-touristy section of the city walls – we offer an exclusive small-group setting and a chance to discover the hidden and still quiet parts of Dubrovnik. There’s only eight spots on this unusual tour, so act fast - choose your preferred date on the calendar and book now to reserve your spot!

Tour features:

  • go where few people ever go
  • play basketball below the 15th century Minčeta tower
  • discover the secret tunnels of the walls
  • explore the underground museum of the old gun foundry

Key benefits: 

  • escape the crowds and discover a non-touristy part of Dubrovnik
  • meet a local and listen to fascinating stories and anecdotes
  • be different from others and enjoy a unique tour experience
  • learn about meddieval warfare and the city's defenses

Prices, duration and schedule:

  • 150 Kunas per person (19.91 EUR)
  • the tour takes two hours and is capped at a maximum eight guests
  • departs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30 am (November 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022)

Please note:

The tour price does NOT include the tickets for the tunnels of Minčeta tower. This is to be paid separately, by cash or credit card, and it costs 50 kunas per person.

Watch the video we made to get a taste of the things you'll discover on this tour! 

More great tours:

If you want to walk the main city walls, do it with a guide! We also have our City walls tour which expands on the military history of Dubrovnik and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the great views over the Old town.