Best Dubrovnik Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour

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  • Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3494DEF
Discover what makes Dubrovnik so special on this historical walking tour of the city’s ancient walls. Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in the world, and its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. On this captivating historical tour, learn the interesting history of this walled city from your knowledgeable local guide as you wander around Dubrovnik's City Walls and see Fort Revelin, Minceta Tower and other Dubrovnik landmarks.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik while learning about the city’s interesting past on this historical walking tour. Meet your local guide near Pile Gate 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. 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, before ending your tour near the port.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Dubrovnik, near Pile Gate
Departure Time:
9:30am, 3:30pm and 5:30pm
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes near the Dubrovnik port

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9:30am Departure
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3:30pm Departure
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Best Dubrovnik Ancient City Walls Historical  Walking Tour

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Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • City Walls entrance fee (approx. 14 euros)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities, those using a wheelchair or for infants in a stroller
  • City Walls entrance fee applies to children over 5 years
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Heather M, September 2015

Tour guide was full of in-depth knowledge of the history of the wall, as well as the general history of Croatia. Kept a good pace for everyone. Gave us a quick history of the recent conflicts. Very friendly. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by: Ernest K, August 2015

I'm typically not a fan of guided tours, but my wife and I booked a walking tour of the Ancient City Walls through Viator and I'm so glad we did.

The views of the city and Adriatic are amazing from up on the Walls, but our guidewho grew up in Dubrovnik, but spoke excellent Englishadded immeasurably to the experience.

She shared the history of the city and its walls as we walked, and also gave us plenty of more recent history related to Game of Thrones, which was fun. Our guide's name was Marija and, if you're lucky enough to get her, you're in for a treat!

My wife and I were actually the only people who showed up for the morning tour and, technically, our guide could have cancelled the vouchers for the tour stipulated a minimum of four participants. But, instead, she agreed to take just the two of us along the southern half of the Wall, which extends along the seait felt like our own, private tour, and it still lasted over an hour versus the typical two hours suggested for the entire wall. Given the high heat and humidity on this particular day, this half-tour worked out perfectly.

Even if, like me, you're not a fan of guided tours, this is one instance where it's absolutely worth the expense and effort.

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