Dubrovnik City Walls Tour - A must-do unique experience

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Vlaho
Quality Verified Registered on October 06, 2018

Dear travellers, I welcome you to my hometown of Dubrovnik, where I was born and raised. Let me tell you the history and way of life as a local who has been living and working in the Old City for many years. Even in the most difficult moments, during the recent Patriotic War in Croatia, I was here, proudly defending the "Grad" and its people, as we locals call Dubrovnik with a capital G, which means: "The City ". As a fellow traveller who has travelled to all the continents of the world, I know what it is to be a tourist, so give me the opportunity and pleasure to meet you and show you this fascinating and charming old city. As quoted by the famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw: "If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik." I truly believe that being a local and having many years of experience working in tourism will guarantee you only the best service and pleasure during your visit. So, join me on an adventure to discover and learn about the little hidden secrets that only the natives know, which have made Dubrovnik a unique and very special city known worldwide, called "The Pearl of the Adriatic". Be my guest, take a tour and explore the depths of Dubrovnik and its divine surroundings, immerse yourself in history, culture, gastronomy, language, nature, art, tradition, customs, ... and enrich your knowledge and return home with the desire to return! Looking forward to meeting you. Vlaho

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Take a unique walking tour along the magnificent city walls of the Old City of Dubrovnik and view the city from a different perspective overlooking the major historical landmarks and hear about the history and the way of life in Dubrovnik through many centuries up to now! Walk along the ramparts and step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city.

Beginning from Revelin Fortress near the east gate of Ploče we continue the entrance of the city walls and start our guided tour of the city walls stretching 1940 m (6365 ft.), one of the most significant historical landmarks in the Old City of Dubrovnik.

We will see:
- The Pile and Ploče Gates
- The island of Lokrum
- St. John's Fortress
- The Fortifications od St. Luke
- Onofrio’s fountains,
- The Stradun (the main street)
- The Tower of Minčeta (the highest point of the walls)
- The Fortress of St. Lawrence
- The Franciscan, Dominican and Jesuit monasteries
- The Bokar Fortress
- The Castellum
- Lazareti (the quarantine)
- The Old City Harbour (the large and small arsenal)
including locations that were used in the filming of the Game of Thrones and much more.

Take in the beautiful sights, and listen to stories and remarkable facts through the many centuries of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the recent past during the Homeland War.

Please take all of your essential needs (comfortable clothes and shoes, smart phone/camera, water bottle, hat, sunglasses, etc.).
Be aware of the weather forecast for the day of the tour.

Tickets for the city walls are NOT INCLUDED and must be purchased before or at the entrance gate of the city walls:
- Adults: 35,00 Euros
- Students* and children from the age 5-18 years: 15,00 Euros
- Children under the age of 5 years: free.
*Students must have valid: Croatian Student Card, International Student Identity Card (ISIC) or European Youth Card Association (EYCA).
Winter Special Discount (November 1st - May 1st):
- Adults: 15,00 Euros
- Students* and children from the age 5-18 years: 5,00 Euros
- Children under the age of 5 years: free.
Major credit cards are excepted!
Offical website: https://shop.citywallsdubrovnik.hr/en
Holders of a valid DUBROVNIK PASS are entitled to visit the Dubrovnik City Walls.

MINIMUM number of active participants: 6 (If this number is not reached booking will be cancelled).
MAXIMUM number of active participants: 15 (After this number is reached booking will be stopped for that day).
You will be promptly informed and of course, I will always reach out to you and try to find a solution.

This tour will NOT be conducted during bad weather conditions (heavy rain, strong winds...) or due to other reasons that may prevent the tour to be held. Price is in respect to official price list included VAT. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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    Fortress Revelin (tvrđava Revelin) is located near the Ploče gate (east gate) of the old city. Meeting point is in the middle of the square in front of the fortress.You will recognise me by my tour guide license ID that I will have visibly presented.If you have problem finding it please contact me via email, mobile phone, SMS, WhatsApp or Viber.

  • 1
    Outside visit

    Meeting point. Start of the tour.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    St. Luke's Chapel

    Entrance to the City Walls. Ticket office.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Dominikanski samostan
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Buza Gate
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Peline Street - Prijeko
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Minčeta Tower
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Franciscan Church and Monastery
  • 8
    Outside visit
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Pile Gate
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Bokar Fortress
  • 11
    Outside visit
    On the Andrew
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Bastion of Staint Mary
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Bastion of Saint Petar
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Bastion of Saint Margarita
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Buža bar
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Saint Ignatius
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Holy Saviour Bastion
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Fortress of Saint John

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Heidi 23 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Vlaho was a very interesting guide with an obvious love of Dubrovnik and full of information about the city and its history.
Elizabeth 18 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
We did not have enough people to run the tour. This was very clearly stated on the tour description and he communicated this is advance. Even though we did not have enough people he gave us an overview and answered all the questions that we had. He would not accept payment for his time, even though his description was easily 30-40 minutes. I would highly recommend Vlaho for your tours. I feel that we only got a taste of what his tour could be like and wish o had more time here to book a full tour with him. I would highly recommend!
Juan 03 Oct 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Amazing personality, great history teller, great facts, excellent photographer
Angelina 13 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Great tour, the guide is very knowledgeable and was just an enjoyment to listen to. Definitely recommend.
Steven 23 Dec 2022

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
Vlaho took his time to deliver a very in-depth history of Croatia and how it shaped the city. Could tell how passionate he is about Dubrovnik and the people. I'm really impressed with his knowledge and wish more people would visit Dubrovnik and follow his tours.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.