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Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

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Explore Dubrovnik's centuries-old defenses on a guided city walls tour and learn how they safeguarded the city from powerful enemies. Admire the views and visit the city's most iconic landmarks.


  • Hear mesmerizing stories that make up over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s history
  • Explore the city walls with a guide licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
  • Soak in amazing stories about important historical landmarks
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from one of the best preserved city walls
  • Learn how the fortifications protected Dubrovnik from its enemies for centuries


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. City walls entrance ticket is not included in the tour price.


Guided walk conducted by a professional local tourist guide, licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism

Important Information

  • The entrance ticket to Dubrovnik City Walls (35€ per person, 15€ per child aged 7-18 in 2023) can be purchased: 1) at the entrance upon visiting the walls 2) in advance 3) you can use your Dubrovnik Pass for 1 free visit to the walls 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

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