Guided tour

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubrovnik Walks
Guided tour

Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubrovnik Walks

From US$ 27 per person

Learn how the fortifications protected the prosperous city of Dubrovnik from its powerful enemies for centuries on this walking tour of its city walls and historic heart.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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
Full description

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.

  • Guided walk conducted by a professional local tourist guide, licensed by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism
  • Dubrovnik City Walls admission tickets
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with altitude sickness
  • People over 80 years
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Meet right by the Pile bus stop or taxi drop-off point, when heading towards the old town. Your guide will be holding an orange umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Credit card
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The entrance ticket to Dubrovnik City Walls (35€ per person, 15€ per child aged 7-18) can be purchased at the entrance or in advance using a Dubrovnik Pass
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 248 reviews

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Wow! What a fun tour! Walking the entire city from the high walls was an amazing way to see the Old City. Goran was an excellent guide and tour leader. He was very funny and knowledgeable. We were able to ask many questions (no limits) and gained an understanding of the area and also of the war that happened in early 90s. It was really sunny and hot the day we did our tour and Goran was able to find our shade and stopped at a few refreshment places to cool off and grab a drink. Great tour!

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March 28, 2023

Dubrovnik WALKS and the Walls and Wars Tour had been recommended to us by a friend who recently took the tour. We are so glad we took their advice. Our guide Goran was fantastic. Having grown up locally and experiencing the tragic events of the early 90s gave him a unique perspective on Dubrovnik. His knowledge, delivered with a lot of humor, made the tour one of the best we have taken in many years. During the two hours we spent walking the wall, he became a friend to the entire group. If you're looking for great tours while in Dubrovnik, I strongly urge you to sign up with Dubrovnik WALKS!

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March 28, 2023

We took the tour with Davor and was very impressive. Filled with lots of knowledge and gave us a more bigger insight into the history of dubrovnik. Beautiful place, stunning views & lots to experience. Would happily feel comfortable with this tour guide again

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 12449